Well-Groomed Advice: Suspender Contenders for a Beach Wedding

Q:

We are getting married on a beach in Portugal - it's going to be relaxed and laid back. We love the trousers, shirt, suspenders and bow tie look for the men. However just wondering how to differentiate the groom, best man and then I want my brother and Dad in matching attire. The groom doesn't want to wear a waistcoat or a blazer - he is quite broad and would be uncomfortable in these. - J

A:

Ahhhh, we can smell the ocean from here!!

suspender short sleeve fedora hat groom beach wedding

No waistcoat, no blazer, no problem. After all, there isn't a better excuse than the beach and the sand to take on a more laid back look. Plus, you can still put the spotlight on the groom by playing with color, materials, or accessories. Here we outline a few examples to go for a 'laxed suspender while setting your brother and Dad apart with coordinating appearance.

Another Color
A different color injection breaks out the mono palette at the same time keeps the group looking fresh.

suspender grey tone newsboy cap groom and groomsmen beach wedding

To Bow or Not To Bow
As planned, complete the groom's look with his signature bow tie to show off his personality. The crew can opt for no bow, different color, or even different shape of ties like the skinny or traditional.


suspender white shirt groom


suspender red bow tie khaki bare feet groom beach wedding


Sartorial Material
Utilizing different fabrics creates such a stylish statement. Formal trouser for the main guy + jeans / chino for the gang - what say you?

suspender and jeans for groomsmen 

Images: 

Suspender, short sleeve shirt, fedora hat via Wedding Chicks photographed by Filda Konec Photography

Suspender, gray tone, newsboy cap groom and groomsmen via Wedding Bee

Suspender, red bow tie, bare feet via Ruffled Blog photographed by welovepictures

White shirt suspender groom via Wedding Chicks photographed by Kelsea Holder Photography

Suspender and jeans for the groomsmen via Wedding Chicks photographed by Austin Gros Photographed

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Bonus: Woo her even more by prepping your own formal dinner. In fine dining, details and ambiance are everything, check out this video to help you create the perfect plate setting. Don't forget the flowers!



Formal Dining from Well Groomed on Vimeo

Well-Groomed Advice: Red Apple, Gold, and Navy

Question:

Hello, our colors are navy red and gold. The bridesmaids already have red apple dresses and I am thinking about getting a blue tux and having my groomsmen wear black tuxes. Would that look too ridiculous and what would you recommend as to the details to add to the tuxedos. - Frank

Mr. & Mrs. Well-Groomed:

Ridiculous? No! In fact, a navy blue tux would look real sharp on you - while surrounded by your grooms-men-in-black. Case in point:


To bring your color palette in, here are 2 ideas for you:

Go Gold

Poised and stately, the gold accent adds elegance to your gang. Bow ties or solid gold neck ties on all the guys followed by the same gold hued pocket squares - you can then add matching boutonnières with a touch of red. Note: don't be afraid to play with pattern too: i.e. navy gold polka dot tie or striped pocket square. { Product options included below }.




Go Red

Red apple so fresh and crisp - gives you a modern look with a fun twist. Feel free to add your personality via the tiny details like the red button hole - and black and white button up on the shirt, to match the stripe element on the groomsmen's boutonniere. { Product options included below }.



Images: 

Navy tux and red bow tie via Wedding Bells

Black tux and red white boutonni√®re photographed by Lemon Lime Photography  via  

Navy tux and gold bow tie photographed by Du Wayne Photography via Modern Wedding

Red gold bridesmaid dresses photographed by Essence Weddings (via Pinterest)

Red shoes for the bride photographed by Essence Weddings

Ryan Gosling via Zimbio


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