Men's Wedding Waistcoats and Cravats Style Guide
Wedding wear can be tricky. Here at Sir Plus, we think it’s the waistcoat that is the single most important component of the wedding suit. It ties together the groom’s style with his groomsmen and matches the colour scheme of the wedding. Adding a waistcoat to your wedding suit is a simple way to enhance your look, whether you’re the groom, groomsmen or a wedding guest.
THE SINGLE OR DOUBLE BREASTED WAISTCOAT STYLE?
A single breasted waistcoat is the traditional choice for a wedding waistcoat. You can never go wrong with a clean-cut shape and a single row of buttons delicately positioned down the front. However, if you desire to make a stronger statement on your wedding day then we recommend the double breasted waistcoat. A newcomer on the wedding scene, this style is becoming increasingly popular thanks to its striking and formal look. Just perfect for a wedding.
The Sir Plus collection of single and double breasted waistcoats are carefully crafted from premium quality, surplus materials, like the 100% linen and silk acetate blend of our Indigo and Jade single and double breasted waistcoats.
If you’re attending a wedding and want to look your best but without outdoing the bride and groom, then a subtle shaded wedding waistcoat is the finest option for a classic & formal look. If you’re the groom and the idea of all the groomsmen wearing the same coloured waistcoat just doesn’t appeal to you, then why not switch up the waistcoat shade for each man to subtly liven up the colour scheme without clashing? The Sir Plus waistcoat collection offers plenty of subtle and complementary shades like our Sea Green, Ash Grey and Chalk Blue styles, each made from a 100% linen & silk acetate blend.
BOLD STATEMENT COLOURS
On trend for 2016 and perfect for a spring or summer wedding, a waistcoat in a livelier colour is a must have for those who want to add a bolder touch to their wedding suit. At Sir Plus, we know that creating a statement look means not compromising on quality or style. That’s why we offer a selection of dashing waistcoats in unique colours like our new Cerise Pink and Sky Blue pieces, both crafted from high quality surplus linen and satin acetate.
ACCESSORISING A WEDDING WAISTCOAT
Whether you’re a guest, the best man or the groom himself, the addition of a wedding cravat replaces the standard tie and shows a careful consideration for style that won’t go unnoticed. These diverse garments are perfect for formal occasions, and are traditionally worn tucked inside a shirt collar at weddings. A truly versatile accessory, the cravat isn’t just good for weddings. It can also be worn like a scarf on the outside of a shirt or T-shirt. Match a wedding waistcoat with a Sir Plus silk cravat like the Blue Moon & Diamond or Silvery Blue Spot & Square for a delicate addition to any wedding suit.