We have seen the emergence of the well- dressed man again. The "fitted" silhouette of men's tailored clothing has gone mainstream. The young guy who used to wear boot cut, over faded jeans with a graphic tee and flip flops as his daily uniform has made the switch over to slim cut, dark indigo denim with a trim shirt and trim tie or cardigan and some nice brogues, boat shoes or vans. This movement is also finding its way into formalwear. Parties are more prone to be "black tie", weddings are more formal and guys tend to WANT to dress up more in general. Think Mad Men, think George Clooney or James Bond because the fashion for men in 2012 is going to get even more dapper.
A couple of trends we're going to see for 2012 are:
SUITS AND TUXEDOS: While suiting and formal-wear trends for men aren't seasonal and play out over several years, we will continue to see the change in men's suiting that rose to the fore in recent years. For the foreseeable future the trend in men's suiting revolves around the classics, but more specifically, modern takes on the classics. A good suit for this decade will take on the best elements from the peak eras of men's suiting (think the formality of the Victorian era, the savoir faire of the 1930s and the skinny detailing of the 1960s) and apply them to a modern silhouette.
Whatʼs Not: What’s Hot:
Wide necktie (3.75 to 4") Narrow necktie (2"-3.5")
Standard clip-on bow tie Hand tied narrow bowtie
Square toe shoes Round toe shoes
Wide lapels 2 3/4"-3" lapel
Baggy pleated trousers Flat front trim trousers
Out of the 2.3 million couples in the U.S. that are getting married this year (that’s 6200 weddings per day), how will your wedding stand out from the rest? As you question the right look for your guys, the answer is quite simple – SIMPLICITY.
The objective for the men in the party is NOT to take away from the bride or bridesmaids but to enhance them and provide a background for the girls to shine while the men look sophisticated and classic. Do not try and match a vest and tie to the girls dresses as if you are in a competition with them – instead exude a classic, debonair and timeless look that will make both of you look stunning. Remember this is a wedding, not a prom. The two components where you can be creative are the cufflinks and socks. This is where you can have fun and bring out your personality to give a classic look a modern approach.
What’s Not for Weddings: What’s Hot for Weddings:
Boxy Oversized Coats Classic and Fitted Silhouttes
Bow ties with Vests Bow ties alone or with cummerbunds
4 or more button coats 1 or 2 button coats
Colored Vests with colored Tie Black Vest with colored or neutral tie
Microfiber or Poly Shirts Cotton or Cotton-Blend Fitted Shirts