all grooms-to-be: Navy is the new black this year when it comes to
suits and tuxes. When done right, the rich color is more vivid than
the traditional black, making it a not-so-ordinary but timeless
alternative. "Today wedding parties are looking for something
new, and a navy tux is a fresh approach," says Tim Ryan,
president/CEO of Harleys: The Store for Men in Shorewood. Hereís a
guide to curating the perfectly dapper look.
Calla lilies are
trending in 2015, and incorporating a single feather and gold
accents add a new sense of depth to the boutonniere.
"Feathers lend themselves to have more of a glamorous feel,
but the pheasant feather is still more masculine," says Emily
Neubauer, owner of Belle Fiori, Milwaukee.
The shirtís stark
white color pops against the deep navy tux. "White is the
best choice because it works with everything and is dressier,
too," adds Tim Ryan, CEO and president of Harleys: The Store
Choosing a tie with
a subtle pattern adds texture to the outfit without being too
overwhelming. "Accessories are an easy way to add some
uniqueness to the look," says Ryan.
handkerchief match the suit or the tie? Itís an age-old
question, but truthfully, itís entirely up to the groomís own
taste. The only requirement is that it simply complements your
shirt and tie.
The navy jacket is
lined with black piping, an unexpected but welcomed detail. When
asked what the biggest 2015 trends are in groom attire, Ryan says
a more modern fit (slimmer/shorter silhouette) and alternative
color choices are in.
Dubbed by industry
experts as "the finishing touch," cuff links allow
grooms to truly personalize their look. Consider sporting cuff
links embellished with your favorite sports teamís mascot or
alma materís emblem.