FAQs and expert advice about men's formal wear

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Men's Formal Wear


A good fit

A good fit

Q. Please can you give us some ideas for my soon-to-be husband's wedding suit for our summer celebration next year?

A. George Arkwright says: Zebel Bespoke, a premier purveyor of fine bespoke suiting is here to guide you through the latest trends for men's attire at weddings in 2023. The first is the colour green which is very much in vogue. Whether it's sage green or forest green, fabrics like wool, linen and thicker ones like tweed in this stunning shade are becoming very popular.

After a few years of working from home, and with a rise in laid-back, rustic-inspired weddings, many grooms-to-be are looking for something a little less formal for their wedding suiting. They're straying from the blues, greys and blacks in favour of something a little more playful, eye-catching and informal.

Double-breasted suiting has been making a comeback for several years but seems to be reaching its peak now. The wrap-around nature of double-breasted suiting provides length and contour, allowing more freedom to the cut and styling of the trouser. Adding that refined '70s edge to the look, we think double-breasted suiting is a must this season!

Pinstripes are traditionally businesswear - sticking with muted colours and a white stripe, we can understand that customers see this as more Wall Street than wedding wear. However, recently several clothiers have been making beautiful patterns with an interesting combination of colours and styles. Asymmetric stripes, contrasting light block and stripe combinations and multi-coloured stripes have all been seen and we think that styled correctly, pinstripes can look fantastic standing at the altar!

Techwear has also been a growing trend for several years now. The marriage of function with fashion has always existed in a masculine fashion, and wedding suiting is no exception. With a belted, cinched waist providing a striking silhouette, and the addition of pockets for a rough and ready look, this style of safari jacket generally differs from traditional men's suiting, and we think this is an exciting elevation of standard wedding wear.

George Arkwright, Zebel Bespoke