This autumn’s grooms are wearing rustic tweeds or sharp suits brightened by rich purples, forest greens and russet reds, with gold being the perfect accent colour this season. Here is some of the best autumn fashion for the groom around now including a new spin on the buttonhole.
Jane and Andy’s Autumn Real Wedding
Types of Suit
Autumn fashion for the groom is a little different with each passing year. While the suit is standard, unless you’re going for a kilt, it is up to you what type of suit you choose and whether you buy off the peg, made-to-measure or have a bespoke suit especially made.
Morning suits with cravats are still popular for formal weddings while modern styles with neck ties are more informal. The style of suit, and whether you choose to wear a waistcoat, tails or even a top hat are all to be considered.
Halloween-themed weddings might embrace an orange and black colour scheme while most couples this year will favour a more subtle nod towards the changing of the seasons with simply autumnal-inspired accessories.
The bride will have some ideas on how to tie the overall colour scheme or wedding theme in with your suit so discuss it together before making a decision.
Rustic Styles and Feature Buttonholes
Rustic brown and grey tweed is everywhere this autumn and looks great with forest green, another eye-catching colour against the falling leaves of red and gold for an informal look.
The contrasting leafy buttonhole with a feather or autumn berry addition is the must-have addition for the most stylish of grooms this year.
Autumn fashion for the groom, images courtesy of Pinterest
The buttonhole, handkerchief and tie-pin can all be accessorised to fit the wedding colour scheme or autumnal theme as seen here. The feather button hole is very unusual and a perfect addition to an autumn or winter wedding in place of a flower.
Autumn fashion for the groom, image courtesy of Pinterest
Purple is a rich colour that will contrast strikingly against the golden falling leaves of your wedding venue grounds. Purple is not an obvious choice, as pale pink in summer or deep red in winter, so as most of your guests will associate autumn with orange, purple is the colour for those grooms wishing to be a little more unusual.
Forest green and purple ties with two styles of black jacquard waistcoats by Hugh Harris
Waistcoats and Ties
Choose your style of waistcoat and tie as well as the colour, for shape or contrast and do take advice from your tailor on what style will suit your own personal height and body shape.
High street favourites Burton Menswear is a great off-the-peg choice while if you’re looking to have something specially made then King and Allen specialises in bespoke suits. Slaters is the place to go for suits and kilts and Stephen Bishop specialises in formal wear for men, and Hugh Harris does a collection of traditional and contemporary styles.
For more inspiration on what the groom should wear, please visit our Menswear department.
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.