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What is your opinion about teaming a slim fit black Timothy Everest black velvet suit with wine trim with a smartish shirt and paul smith burgundy velvet tie. Should we really opt for the trad. white dress shirt?
If this is the groom, can't wait to hear what you are wearing!
This sounds good, just make sure everything is fitted and the whole look is really sharp and tight. Try different collar sizes with the bow-tie to see what you like best. Dress shirts are nice because they have nice detailing but a plain, good quality white shirt would be fine but as I say it's all about the collar size and proportion.
May I suggest some wine or brown coloured patents shoes to finish the look.
On a grooming note keep it quite natural, there's a line between referencing a look and fancy dress, I don't want him looking like Ted from Hi-De-Hi!
Hope this helps,
Hello again Geek!
I am attending my mate's wedding next weekend, but rather than fork out for a suit in a hurry, I thought I might just wear a nice shirt and trouser combo. Perhaps with a tie/dickie bow.
Is there any chance you could help me in assembling an outfit? I was thinking perhaps some dark grey slim trousers, but I'm not too sure about shirt colour.
What do you think?!
How about a nice plain sky blue shirt with a darker blue velvet bow-tie? These would look great with the grey trousers and would look tasteful yet stylish. I would also say try a pair of navy patent shoes to compliment the bow tie, Kurt Geiger have a nice pair - see picture - perfect for a winter wedding and with it being dark for longer looks great under low lighting.
Hope this helps,
Kurt Geiger 'Anton' - £110
I've been trying to grow my sideburns but they are a bit wispy, is there anything I do to thicken them up a bit?
Unfortunately there is nothing you can do except shave them off. It is better to have no sideburns then little tufts of bum fluff on the side of your face. Facial hair is a difficult one, you can either do it or you can't. Some men's faces grow better in different areas, but take some consolation of the fact that a lack of sideburns will leave you looking younger.
I have recently purchased some dark red loafers.
I was wondering what colour sock would best suit? Or perhaps pattern?
I don't know if you saw this, this would work well with dark red loafers - Click here
I would go for berry colours in any pattern, I really like houndstooth or herringbone at the moment - pictured. I saw a stunning pair of deep purple Richard James cashmere socks in Selfridges last week.
He does the best patterns and colours. The cashmere ones are expensive but the wool ones are cheaper and still beautiful colours.
Richard James cashmere socks - £45