The King & Allen guide to the perfect Wedding Suit
Choosing your wedding suit can be a difficult process. It’s probably your first time (and hopefully your last!) so even the most experienced suit buyer will need advice and off the peg shops will always try and sell you whatever they have in stock.
There are three key elements to the perfect Wedding suit:
1) A Perfect Fit
The eyes of all your loved ones are on you – and the photos will last forever – so you need to look the best you’ve ever looked. The suit needs to show off your best features and hide your worst. It also needs to be a reflection of you as an individual and the wedding as an occasion.
2) Co-ordinating the style features
This is the tricky bit. There are so many facets to a wedding that you may or may not wish to consider when it comes to designing your wedding suit. Some are quite detailed such as: the colour of the wedding dress, the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses, the colour of the ushers’ suits, the style of the ushers’ suits, the colour of the flowers and the estimated temperature on the day.
Some are more of a reflection of the overall style of the wedding. A large Georgian country house setting, for example, may favour a more traditional suit – possibly a morning coat. A wedding in a modern London registry office will invite something a little more cutting edge.
The secret is to communicate fully with your tailor. They will use their experience to guide you in the right direction. With over 3000 cloths to choose from and an infinite combination of style choices available, they will ensure that your wedding suit is as special to you as the dress is to the bride.
3. Adding personalised features (for free!)
A bespoke wedding suit offers the possibility for you to add fantastic bespoke features that make the suit special to you. For example, you can have anything you like embroidered on the inside of the jacket, such as Kate & Will 29.04.11 – a lovely touch that you will treasure forever (especially when it comes to remembering anniversaries!!). Other bespoke additions include coloured stitching on the boutonnière or sleeve buttons, specially designed waistcoats, extra pockets – the list is endless.
If you see something you like in a magazine or on our LookBook page please do bring it to your consultation – we would love to discuss your ideas.
Finally, we believe that: A bespoke wedding suit is for life – not just for your wedding!
We want you to be able to wear your bespoke suit to work or to other events in the future – and we have many ingenious ways of making this possible –without compromising on your wedding style. This offers you even better value for money.
If you would like a FREE consultation with one of our experts please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.