By Brooke Fitts

Dressing for Success: Groom’s Edition

Learn how to wow the crowd with tips from Seattle’s most dapper menswear bloggers, the Seattle Gents.

What’s the best look for you as a groom? Check out these tips from some of Seattle’s most dapper menswear bloggers.

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Tailor your suit. You can go to Men’s Wearhouse—just get it tailored. Or, go with a full-on custom suit. Make it double- or single breasted, choose how thick you want to have the lapels, two vents in the back or a half vent? Make all those decisions, and there’s a lot you could do. Also, don’t bring the shoes you’ve had for 10 years.

The groom’s outfit has to match the style level of the bride’s. Consider if it’s summer or winter, inside or outside. Those are all factors. I think you can show off your flair in small ways with each—a handkerchief, a flower, or even a feather if it’s in a barn. If the wedding is less formal, you can play around a bit more.

Grooming is incredibly important. You’re going to want to have a well-groomed beard, hair nicely done, and nails done too. I would get my hair cut as close as possible to the actual wedding— the latest would be the day before. Also, if you’re going to wear a bow tie, learn to tie it, or tap one of your groomsmen to learn. Then they can tie everyone’s.

Just for your wedding day, don’t worry about your steps, and drop the Fitbit. If you have a nice watch, that’s perfect. But if you have something special to you, like a vintage Mickey Mouse watch, wear that. Just anything but a Fitbit. Small details like that can make a difference in how you feel about yourself and how you present yourself.