Don’t fancy going to a tailor? Let them come to you – or at least a virtual one with Swedish menswear tailor Suitopia. Newly launched in the UK, each suit is made to fit using the measurements you provide through their website. If that all sounds difficult, just take a look at the photos onsite to find out exactly where the tape measure should start and finish. Your measurements are then stored for future orders or adjust them as necessary.
If you’re searching for a gift for a groomsman, Father of the Bride or simply someone special who you wish to thank then look no further. Eschewing the typical bloke gifts of golf and booze, With Love From have some great ideas for formal gifts that are practical too.
This silver engraved playing card gift set has something of the stylish Sinatra-ism about it, which will be a hit with many. It’s available online from With Love From from £19.95.
Buying gifts for men can be hard enough at the best of times, but when you’re looking to splash out on someone it can be even more of a difficult investment. Be it for your groom, your Father or the Best Man, this stunning watch is a banker.
By Emporio Armani, the leather strap watch looks great with undeniably impressive styling. With a 2 year warranty included, it’s a great investment in style. Get yours from the House of Fraser website for £195.
There’s no denying that a three-piece suit looks extremely dapper on any chap, but that extra piece often means a disproportionate price hike. If you’re opting for a casual dinner suit look, you can complete the look yourself with one of Burton’s great looking and affordable waistcoats.
This pinstripe number is a classic in black. Promising to lift any ordinary suit from looking suspiciously casual, to something more classic and formal, it’s a great investment. Best of all, though, it isn’t priced as one at just £30. More colours are available from the website.
For grooms, a classic Old Hollywood inspired style is always a winner, and there’s nothing that says class like patent shoes. This designer pair by Lanvin have bags of classic style, creating a look that’s sophisticated, yet still masculine.
The square toes of these oxford lace-ups add a structured, less feminine, edge to what could easily be too sleek a shoe. Contrasting the shiny patent, this pair are perfectly balanced for style that will never go out of fashion. Get yours from Browns for £490.
There’s something about cufflinks that can change an ordinary white shirt into something decidedly more sophisticated. That’s no mean feat for an accessory so small, so choosing something stylish and appropriate is a must.
These Simon Carter cufflinks are a great wedding pair for grooms and groomsmen too. Whatever your colour scheme or overall theme, the mother of pearl embellishment on the silver mounting allows them to be subtle and stylish. They’re available, along with many other designs, at House of Fraser for £30.
US-Indian weddings are finding it easier than ever to have a spectacular start to their weddings. Elephants and white horses can be hired for the marriage procession – or baraat – but prices aren’t cheap. Horses cost a mere $500 compared to the minimum of £8,500 that Minnie the elephant will set the groom back and that cost could rise to £30,000 depending on how far she has to travel.
“Elephants are the latest trend – and because there are not many around the demand is always high,” Sonal Shah, who runs an event planning agency Save The Date, told BBC News. Shah also commented, “There’s a great craze for new unreleased models of cars like Aston Martins, Ferraris and Lamborghinis for the baraat and I am also doing one where the groom will land on a helicopter.” [via BBC News]
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From the textured tulle to the halterneck, this dress has managed to conform whilst being utterly unique and that’s no mean feat. Fortunately the detailing is all delicately done with beading across a ruched bodice and a V-neck that doesn’t flash cleavage plus lace-edged tulle skirt which is floaty rather than heavy. It’s a great look to fuse traditional styling with contemporary twists.
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For grooms who are looking for a more contemporary look, often the easiest way to express something different in wedding style is your accessories. These white patent shoes combine classic shapes with a fresh, interesting colour choice that’s perfect for summer.
By Reid, these patent leather lace ups look great with their clean lines and rounded toe. They’re best suited to the bravely stylish, but still avoid looking tacky or outdated thanks to their quality. They’ll set you back just £35 in the sale at Office.
Colourful and fun cufflinks are a great, subtle accessory for grooms who want to show off an edge of style with their wedding outfit, be it traditional or contemporary. These great looking cufflink designs are by a Scottish jewellery design company called Ortak, and are right on trend for this Summer.
For stylish grooms, these designs are varied and versatile enough to work perfectly with your colour themes. I love the floral design, which is funky and flashy enough to work perfectly on such a tucked away accessory. Part of their newest range, these designs are unveiled at Home and Gift in Harrogate, on the 13-16th of July. For more info and to purchase their designs, visit the Ortak website.
When most men hear the words ‘floral shirt’ they tend to run a mile, but if you’re planning a casual, civil wedding ceremony then departing from the classic white can be a great way to express a little more personality on your wedding day. Rather than all out daisy print, this subtle floral number from French Connection is a great way to inject some colour into your outfit.
Teamed with a lightweight dinner suit, whatever the colour, this shirt looks formal enough for a wedding day, while still being youthful and stylish. If you’re sick of the formal black and white look, this could be the stylish edge you need. Get yours from French Connection online or in the shops for £35.
Bridal showers aren’t really popular here and frankly I’m not sure of the point of them. If you’re already getting gifts from your wedding registry, why have more gifts in a shower? Someone enlighten me as to the popularity of this or whether guests just resent shelling out even more?
What about the men folk is the question brothers Jimmy and Bobby Horner who, along with their brother-in-law Chris Easter, have created TheManRegistry.com. The website touts itself as the first male orientated gift registry for men with items ranging from a George Foreman grill to iPods and XBoxes rather than more traditional gifts of kitchenware.
I’m sure I don’t have to tell any grooms to be how much most women obsess over shoes. Unfortunately for you blokes, that interest doesn’t stay confined to our own feet, so choosing your wedding shoes well is an idea you won’t regret.
Impressive shoes don’t have to cost an arm and a leg (or should that be foot) thanks to the qualitty of menswear shops like Topman. These tan side lace shoes are a stylish and unusual choice that will look great for formal occasions. If you’re opting for a grey or brown suit these are perfect, with their brogue style detailing they’re formal and fashionable too. Get them from Topman for £35.
While the sun might not be shining very brightly at the moment, the temperature’s still high and that means that summer wedding wear is a must. For grooms the soaring temperatures can be especially tricky, but if you’re willing to make the investment this Prada suit is the answer.
In a lightweight wool, this is the perfect black suit for summer, be it for the groom or his groomsmen. It’s stylishly cut with a flattering jacket length and straight leg for a more formal silhouette. Perfect for a relaxed summer wedding or a civil service. It’s available now from Browns online for £840.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift to show your thanks to your Best Man for not only his hard work for the wedding but his friendship over the years, you’ll want to give him a treat he’ll really adore. If your best man, like so many others, is a steadfast football fanatic then this Football Book could be perfect.
Don’t worry, it’s not just for Man U fans like the picture suggests, but a huge range of Scottish and English sides from Aberdeen to Wolves. With a collection of the greatest moments in his club’s history, you’re sure to put a massive grin on his face, and provide him with a gift that’ll seem like a one of a kind. Get yours from The Gift Experience for £44.99.