Talk to your tailor about what styles and cuts work best with your proportions and how you can incorporate elements of a trend in to your wedding day look without going all Derek Zoolander.

THE ONE BUTTON DOUBLE BREASTED

Fitted shoulders and a cropped length contemporises a classic style from the 1950’s.  Today’s double-breasted suit forgoes the wide boxy shoulders and loose body shape for something far more flattering and minimal.  Trousers are seen with single pleats but the leg is still narrow, which works well on tall, lean body shapes. This look is quite a directional for 2016 so only the brave should dare to wear.

THE RELAXED DAY SUIT

Smart and dapper yet uncomplicated and comfortable, the day suit is a combination of mismatched garments that come together to show some real sprezzatura, the Italian word for a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it.

Here we see a number of cuts executed beautifully:  Single breasted jackets in a one button, two buttons and a three-button in both peak and notch lapels ooze cool whilst the double breasted jacket with wide peak lapels and six buttons look elegant paired with knitwear, contrast tapered trousers and sand shoes or brogues.  Not necessarily the most traditional bridal ensemble, however these silhouettes work on most body shapes and can be incorporated with almost any cloth to achieve a similar look.

THE DANDY

The Dandy has been around for some time now; it’s all about excess, accessories and flare.  Lapels are sharp or exaggerated, bodies are slim and the details are big.  As we move into autumn, layering up becomes more of necessity and texture become more and more prevalent.

Accessories like hats, gloves, lapel pins and scarves are a great way to embellish your wedding suit to make it really memorable.  We’ve moved beyond the tie and pocket square now boys, it’s time to raise the bar and really own your style.

THE WAISTCOAT

Whether you’re wearing a business, lounge suit, sports jacket or tuxedo, there’s always room for the waistcoat.  Probably this year’s biggest trend in men’s suiting, the waistcoat, or vest, or gilet (whatever you choose to call it) has purpose.

A three-piece suit always provides options, and flexibility, but it’s the contrast waistcoat that is having the most impact, particularly in varying colours, textures and patterns and in some cases even cut all together.  Pairing a double-breasted waistcoat under a single-breasted jacket is the way to wear it, and if you’re really game, opt for a lapel on the waistcoat for a real point of difference.