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Dressing For a Wedding: 8 Groomsmen Attire Ideas

December 29, 2021 4 min read

Dressing For a Wedding: 8 Groomsmen Attire Ideas

What if a single decision could make your wedding day perfect?

When it comes to groomsmen, the most important thing is their aesthetic. The right look will make sure your wedding is the talk of the town. But if the groomsmen look terrible, you might just be the talk of the tabloids instead.

Interested in making your own groomsmen look their best? Keep reading to discover our top tips for killer groomsmen attire!

1. Brocade For Your Bros

If you're reading this, you probably want the groomsmen attire that will really stand out. In that case, you can't go wrong with brocade suit jackets.

Brocade features raised patterns or embellishments that help the fabric really stand out. And some brocade uses a metallic thread that will make your groomsmen feel like they are wearing the fashion of the future.

You can take things a step further by adding patterns as accents on the suit. But even if you skip the patterns, the brocade itself is enough to help everyone stand out.

2. Duo-Tone Duds

There is nothing wrong with outfitting your groomsmen in the traditional look of a black tuxedo. But if you want to embrace some more unique groomsmen attire, considering going with duo-tone tuxes instead.

If you don't already know, "duo-tone" is a fancy term meaning that the tux will have two distinct colors. The actual tux will have a certain base color while areas like the lapels will feature an accent color.

You can experiment with different color combos to create different impressions. If you're having a retro-themed wedding, black and white will help your groomsmen channel their inner Indiana Jones in Temple of Doom. If you'd rather be more fashion-forward, a combination of black and blue is sure to turn heads.

3. Terrific Tuxes

As we mentioned earlier, black tuxedos are the "classic" look for groomsmen. If you want to change things up, you can start by simply changing colors!

Nothing says you have to have everyone in the black tuxedos that men have been wearing for centuries. Instead, you can add some dazzling colors with differently-colored tuxes.

The easiest way to do this is to choose a color that compliments your wedding theme. For example, if your wedding and reception will prominently feature gold coloring, you can rock some emerald tuxes. Or if the wedding features a lot of yellow coloring, navy blue tuxedos will look stunning.

4. Patterns That Pop

Most of the ideas for groomsmen attire have focused on solid-colored tuxedos. But if you want a simple way to make everyone look more adventurous, all you have to do is to explore the world of patterns.

Simply adding stripes to your groomsmen's tuxedos will make them look sharp and smart. Or you can opt for other patterns, including playful paisley or polka dot patterns.

Beyond that, the colors can be as simple or complex as you want. The patterns will do the "heavy lifting" when it comes to making an impression.

5. Vivid Velvet

What if your groomsmen could be both bold and comfortable? If that sounds good, then we have two magic words for you: "velvet suits."

Velvet instantly provides a courageous and sophisticated look. Velvet is stunning in any color, and you can play around with different colors and accents (we prefer navy suits with black accents) to find the perfect look.

No matter the color, though, you can be guaranteed that the soft velvet fabric is going to be soft and comfortable to wear. After enough rehearsals and photo sessions, your groomsmen are sure to thank you for some comfy clothing.

6. Mix the Men

The traditional idea of groomsmen attire is that everyone will wear the same style of suit. But if you really want to think outside the box, consider having your groomsmen wearing different kinds of suits.

You can have your cake and eat it, too, by having everyone wearing the same colors for suits, ties, and pocket squares. Beyond that, you can let your groomsmen wear whatever suits and styles they are feeling for the big day.

This approach works best if you are having a relatively small wedding. And groomsmen are usually very happy to pick out their own suits, styles, and materials rather than being "stuck" with a look they don't like.

7. Comfy Kicks

Speaking of comfortable clothing, you don't have to reinvent the wheel to keep your groomsmen happy and comfy. One of the easiest things you can do is to making sneakers a part of your groomsmen attire.

Yes, you read that correctly. Instead of putting everyone in traditional loafers, have everyone rock some new sneakers in styles and colors that work well with their suits.

This attire option is both stylish and practical. Not only will everyone's kicks look great for the wedding, but they will feel comfortable the entire time. Considering the groomsmen will be on their feet all day and night, comfort is always a great choice.

8. Tantalizing Ties

If we're being honest, most of our groomsmen attire ideas are very bold and adventurous. And they may not be to everyone's tastes. If you'd like to retain the look of traditional groomsmen attire while adding a unique element, we recommend changing up the ties.

For example, patterned ties are a great way to add an unexpected dimension to your groomsmen attire. And you can also play around with themed ties (just imagine everyone wearing Star Wars ties to your May 4th wedding).

Want to give your groomsmen a look that is both classic and cutting-edge? Bow ties have come back in style in a big way in recent years. And you'll be amazed at how sharp everyone looks with the right bow tie sets.

Groomsmen Attire: Your Next Move

Now you have our coolest ideas for hot groomsmen attire. But do you know who can bring some awesome attire right to your door?

At Art of the Gentlemen, we specialize in sharp wedding looks. To see how we can help you and your boys look your best, just contact us today!

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