Western style - a
So the big day has arrived!! Your carefree days of being
the eligible bachelor are no more. It's now times for
you to start behaving as
gentlemanly as possible, assume
responsibilities and shed the face of your bachelorhood!
There are many qualities that decide the personality of a man
- what you wear is just one of them. Dressing up has
been of importance since the days of the Emperor's new
clothes. So oughtn't u gear up for what is going to be
the most important day of your life ?
Okay so you've decided to go in for formal wear a.k.a the
western style - a tuxedo. A wide variety greets you at
the outset. Your best choice for the occasion would be a
full-sleeved shirt with button ups, the option of a tie,
a coat and trousers to match.
First as we decide on the shirt, the material of the shirt is
left to your discretion based on the climatic
conditions, preferably cotton.!
A plain light coloured shirt would best suit the overcoat.
White, Grey, Cream.. etc. No flashy colours or
designs, please. You don't want to look incongruous at
your own reception.
The Allen Solly Friday dressing, Van
Heusen and the Louis Phillipe collection and Zodiac offer a
multitude of choices for those expensive tastes.
Next, most importantly comes the colour of your coat -
preferably a dark shade of black or blue. Grey assumes
exciting hues in stone, slate & charcoal grey with
plain or mild checks. There is the choice of going in
for the Tweed or the Polyester variety, which is
basically a soft Merino-wool blend. Lightweight wool
fabrics are recommended for summer. The straight
jacketed 2-button single breasted and 4-button
double-breasted are no longer the only options. For
those taller and lean physiques there is the 3-button
suit or a double-breasted jacket in six or eight button
Button them or leave them open -the
decision is yours. Park Avenue, Zodiac or Louis Phillip
are some of the recommended finer varieties. The
Renaissance collection from Raymond fabrics has gentle
but striking hues. Try them on for that suave look!
that match are the next in line. The fashion now is
towards parallels in straight cuts, two deep pleats and
a high waist. Get the perfect shades and size for your
comfort. Get a waist belt again black or brown
preferable, not too wide with a small not too
conspicuous buckle. Ensure that it gives a snug fit
without having to wrap it two times over.
A matching double-knotted tie to go with your outfit is
essential. No bright colours or caricatures, subdued
stripes or plain shades will do the trick. Couple your
apparel now with your choice of comfortable formal
leather shoes and matching socks. A clean handkerchief
in your trouser pocket could prove useful. Other
accessories like cuff links, optional adornments like
bracelets, chains or rings complete the outfit.
Accentuate your looks with a little make up and add a
dash of Brut for that whiff of masculinity.
now our suede handsome groom is ready to face the world
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