Weddings are a massive part of any male’s social calendar. As a male approaches and enters his thirties there will be tonnes of instances where those with a large social circle will potentially be invited to a wedding a week, every week. If you are lucky (or unlucky, depending on your perspective) to be invited to weddings the very least you can do is have your fashion on point. On the point of male wedding fashion. It is simply remarkable how far Irish males have progressed over the past decade regarding style at weddings.
On the point of male wedding fashion. It is simply remarkable how far Irish males have progressed over the past decade regarding style at weddings. NOW, PLEASE NOTE, WHEN I AM TALKING ABOUT THE PROGRESSION OF MALE FASHION AT WEDDINGS OVER THE PAST DECADE, I AM NOT REFERRING TO THE PROGRESSION OF FASHION BEING MALES WEARING NAVY BLUE SUITS WITH TANED SHOES AND A WHITE SHIRT AND TIE (FFS, I am sick of seeing almost every male wearing this to a wedding, just a little bit of imagination please is all I ask). It is fair to say that when you see a well-dressed male at a wedding it pops immediately in your mind. I was inspired to write this piece when thinking about what clothes would make a male pop at a wedding. I spent a lot of time evaluating clothes that are/ were being worn to weddings by males and for certain, WAISTCOATS are the difference between fashion success and failure at a wedding.
Things to remember when picking a waistcoat:
Make Sure the Size is Correct
A waistcoat can look incredible. It’s a timeless piece of fashion that looks as good today as it did in 1990. However… If a waist coat is too big or too small you may as well be wearing a dirty t-shirt. Size is crucial. The length of the waist coat should slightly overlap the belt you are wearing. Be aware that it does not take much for a waistcoat to be too long or too short.
The Colour Needs to be Right
The colour of your waistcoat is very dependent on the colour of the trousers and or/ jacket you are wearing. You have the luxury of potentially wearing a matching waistcoat or a colour that will compliment the colour
There is much debate as to whether or not you should open the bottom button on your waistcoat. This is a call that you will need to make yourself on the day. This is nothing more than a judgement call. If you are the groom I would strongly, strongly, strongly recommend them all being closed. If you are purely an attendee at a wedding, then it’s all down to you.
One thing is for sure. If you wear a waistcoat – and pull it off you will be automatically one step ahead of the other males around you. Going to a wedding soon? Make sure to have a waistcoat on hand. It will be sure to pay dividends.
There are simply endless amounts of retailers in Ireland where you can rent or buy wedding suits with waistcoats. Find a few of them on the list below: