After months of social distancing and wearing jogging pants during zoom meetings, men around the country are screaming for an excuse to be fancy. Weddings are the excuse you’ve been looking for.
Black wedding suits are nothing new. They’ve been around forever and have been the height of sophistication for as long as we can remember. What is new are the fabrics, the cuts, the accessories, and the versatility.
It’s been a while since you last wore black wedding attire. There are a few different approaches you may not be familiar with and style has evolved over the past few years. Let’s get you caught up.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make my black suit more interesting?
A black men’s wedding attire is all you need. Making it fit into the specific wedding you are attending is a simple matter of adding or removing layers of clothing and accessories. Those tiny details are what add up to the level of casual or formal you need.
Casual: Wear jeans with your jacket and a flat-colored shirt.
Less Casual: Swap your jeans for trousers. Keep the flat-colored shirt if you like, or change it up with a pattern.
Classic: Black suit, white shirt, and a theme-appropriate colored tie.
From here, you can increase the sophistication with the addition of: a vest, suspenders, cufflinks, boutonniere, cumberbund, pocket square, bow tie
What color shirt is best with a black suit?
When wearing a black wedding suit, there are only a few opportunities to introduce a little color. If you are part of the wedding party, you may not have much say on the matter. It’s likely that the theme and official wedding color palette will dictate what you use.
If you are a guest, keep it simple. Go with gray which allows for a wide range of tie choices. If you aren’t wearing a tie or want to make more of a statement, you can’t go wrong with classic blue. Blue has the ability to fit into casual through formal wedding styles.
Which color shoes with a black suit?
There are a few rules of thumb to follow when matching shoes with suits. For black suit wedding, black shoes, Navy suit, black, brown or burgundy shoes. Gray suit. black , dark brown, or burgundy shoes. These rules apply when your goal is to follow tradition. If your goal is to achieve a rebellious, unique, or unexpected look, go ahead. Break the rules.
Tuxedo Black Wedding Suit Ideas For Men
The first option you should consider, especially if you’re the groom, is the classic tuxedo. This timeless black wedding suit offers immediate sophistication. Emphasize or dress down the class with your choice of vest or not, standard or bow tie, and black or stark white shirt. This look should be reserved for the more traditional wedding themes.
Velvet Black Attire For Groom
Grooms are in luck during colder months. It’s easy to stay warm with your wardrobe choices. Pile on the layers to achieve the ultimate level of refinement while providing yourself with the tools to keep a comfortable temperature.
To take it to the next level, choose a black velvet wedding suit. Not only does this fabric keep you warm, it looks warm. The romantic type of warm. There’s a certain softness to the fabric that is very easy on the eyes. Plus, it feels nice.
Wedding Suit For Men With Vest
The addition of a vest can completely transform the look of a black suit for the wedding. Wear it under a jacket to make a statement. The combination of color and pattern you choose will define your look’s personality. Or, skip the jacket. A casual outdoor wedding receives an instant injection of sophistication with a well-fitted vest.
Total Black Wedding Attire Groom
Black on black on black is both edgy and the height of suaveness. An all black wedding suit consists of a black jacket on a black shirt with a black tie. This combo has a certain ‘secret agent’ look to it. Throw in a black cumberbund and the bride will be swooning in no time.
To make the look your own, surprise your audience with a brightly colored or start white pocket square.
Black And White Men’s Outfits
The black and white wedding suit will never go out of style. The black jacket white shirt, and black tie may sound a little simple. In reality, it looks dapper AF. If you simply can’t live without a little bit of color, no problem. Feel free to incorporate a pocket square, boutonniere, or to play around with your belt and shoes.
Black And Red Wedding Suits
Grooms have been adding a splash of red to their black wedding suits for years, and it’s only getting stronger. A red and black wedding suit can be a combo of colored ties, shirts, suspenders, shoes, and accessories. The trick is to be subtle. Red is a powerful color, especially against black. Use it sparingly to avoid overwhelming the eyes.