Men's Wedding Style | What to wear as a guest to a Winter Wedding

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Hello everyone. Today I'm going to bring some suggestions on what one could wear to a Winter Wedding here in the UK is 9 degrees centigrade, 5 degrees Fahrenheit. 

So I'd suggest a 3 piece suit and an over coat. Bear in mind that all these looks are just my opinion coming from a viewpoint of what I would wear. 

I'm not looking to subtract any eyeballs away from the groom. Yet at the same time I'd like to distinguish myself from the other guests. The fit will need to be perfect so planning is key. Don't leave it until the last week to get measured for a suit because last minute alterations might be required. 

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JUMPERS BENEATH SUITS

Having a V-Neck sweater in place of a waistcoat is a great idea. On a quick Google search I've picked out some interesting looks for you to consider. 

I really like all the looks in the slide below, only the middle one would not be appropriate for a wedding. Consider wearing a roll-neck throughout the duration of the day. You might want to take a jacket off during reception or at the dinner. Not wearing a shirt and tie at the dinner table of a wedding is unforgivable. 

The look on the left is more conservative than the dandy on the far right. But both would be more suitable for a winter wedding than the one in the middle. 

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THE ROYAL WAY 

Admittedly the wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was in May, not a Winter month. However, a traditional long morning dress, tailcoat, 3 x 6 double breasted waistcoat and trousers works perfectly for all seasons. You can go for a heavier fabric on the coat should you wish. 

Prince George you'll notice has double reverse pleated trousers probably from Gieves and Hawkes. Prince Harry and David Beckham have gone for flat front trousers. Becks has a tighter fit and a lower rise for a modern style. Doesn't Victoria look a knockout? 

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THE EMERGENCY OVERCOAT

Having a camel cashmere overcoat will be the true Excalibur of your winter wedding outfit. It's light enough that you won't sweat away and protective enough to keep you from freezing in a cold non-heated English church in early December. 

What's best is that this Cashmere Camel overcoat is not only half price but interchangeable with almost any colour suit. From burgundy, to navy, to black or blue, this coat will have you looking fine through all the seasons and ceremonies. 



HOW TO FOLD A POCKET SQUARE 3 WAYS

I’ve always had a keen eye for detail and think it’s important to consider every aspect of an outfit, particularly when dressing for an occasion. I often pay close attention to accessories when it comes to wearing a suit so when I was asked by Matalan to collaborate with them on their Guys Guide to Prom, I was really excited to get involved.

Whether you’re attending a wedding or a school prom this summer, you can add an extra dimension to your look by playing around with accessories to create something memorable and unique. I think that a pocket square is the perfect addition to any formal attire as it exudes masculinity, confidence and class to ensure you always make a great first impression.  

I was excited to experiment with a few classic folding techniques and help out any gents in need of a final flourish for their occasion wear this summer so for the guide I chose my three favourite styles that are relatively easy to fold but offer maximum impact: The Scallop Fold, The Three Stairs Fold and finally The Four Point Fold.

 

THE SCALLOP FOLD

 

THE THREE STAIRS FOLD

 

THE FOUR POINT FOLD

Each of these folds can be mastered with a little practice and once you have perfected the skill, you will never leave your pocket empty again – the opportunities are endless!

For a full step by step walk through on how to recreate the pocket square looks in this post alongside expert hints and tips to make sure you look dapper this season, take a look at Matalan’s comprehensive guide here: http://www.matalan.co.uk/mens/collections/suits-and-workwear/suits/guys-guide-to-prom

 

SHOP THE SUITS

 

SHOP MY FAVOURITE POCKET SQUARES

Photography by Rebecca Spencer