Weddings are a time to make an impression. What better way to show off your stylish side than incorporating custom-made clothing into the mix? There are many reasons why a man would want a custom piece of apparel. Maybe nothing off the rack fits quite right, maybe you love a piece but can’t find it in the perfect color, or maybe there’s a special event you want something specific for. When you create something custom, you get to be part of the process from start to finish.
When choosing fabrics
take the destination into account.
If a destination wedding has you traveling somewhere tropical for the ceremony, maybe leave your traditional wool-blend suit at home. For these occasions, you’ll want something light and breathable, like linen. And while a white, flowy linen ensemble may be the first thing that comes to your mind (and we can absolutely create that for you), linen is also sturdy enough to mimic the style and structure of a tuxedo. Soft browns and tans feel very at home during outdoor summer weddings with a bright white shirt. To achieve a breezy “no-sock look”—without going barefoot and potentially discoloring your shoes—make sure you have a pair of no-show socks on hand. Or foot, rather.
When choosing color
consider the time of year.
This double-breasted suit is an elegant example of how to stand out without drawing over-the-top attention. A color like green is definitely unconventional, but in a rich shade of pine with a windowpane pattern, it’s gorgeous for spring, summer, or fall. This season, we’re seeing brighter color palettes in hues like blue Europe, rust cider, yellow clover, and green willow. So if the wedding has a little wiggle room in the dress code, maybe now’s the time to think outside the box with a nontraditional shade.
When choosing style
pay attention to the formality of the event.
Custom garments can come in all shapes, sizes, and styles—nearly anything you want. So it’s important to know how formal you want to look when creating something custom for a specific event. A black-tie wedding requires a tuxedo or a dinner jacket and tuxedo pants. The dinner jacket option allows you to explore different colors and fabrics, depending on the season and location. For a semi-formal wedding at a hotel ballroom or country club, a neutral suit or pants and a sport coat will do. Every guy should have a grey suit and a navy suit in his closet.
The dress code will often be listed on the wedding invitation or in the accompanying materials, so that’s the first place to look if you’re unsure of what to wear.
Scroll through to see a few more examples of how Trunk Club’s custom suits and clothing service can set you up for wedding season.
Nothing can make an impression quite like showing up to a wedding in a custom suit. If creating one sounds like something you’re interested in, read more about what our Custom appointments are like here.