Friday, May 29, 2009

HE CHIC: THE HISTORY OF MEN'S FORMAL WEAR


I've devoted so much time and energy to women's bridal fashion, it's time to address the grooms. Men's formal wear is as fascinating a subject as the men who set it's trends. While women's design has always set fashion, men's dress set the standard. That's right. Your fiance's tie still dictates the formality of your wedding or lack thereof. Black or white tie determines just how formal an affair you're going to have. And though men's formal wear has been restricted to black, white and shades of gray for the better part of two hundred years, lately all that's changing. Like brides, grooms are breaking the traditional ticket to the once regulated arena of formal wear adding accents via pocket silks, tie, and even shoes. At present companies like Selix are even offering renditions of vintage zoot suits and other alternative dressing options for the groom. READ AND SEE MORE IMAGES . . . .

4 comments:

Deelsu said...

At least the styles of men's formal wear has changed over the years. The 70's and 80's was a little too much. Especially when those white tuxes were in style! LOL

Couture Carrie said...

Love white tie affairs and the President's look!

xoxox,
CC

Heid@TrulyEngaging said...

Love reading about grooms wear. Great post... more! more!

Savvy Mode SG said...

a guy friend wore a lilac color versace suit to his engagement party a few years ago.