Winslow Style - Custom Fit, Groom Styling

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What are the benefits to having a bespoke suit over buying from the rack?

Having a bespoke suit has several key benfits, The most important feature is the fit. 

  • A true bespoke suit, is created from scratch which means it is done with your local tailor who moulds the suit to the contour of your body, over several fitting sessions. These are generally quiet expensive if done with a quality tailor. It has unlimited customisation, and you have a lot more input along the process to create the perfect fitted garment.   In Sydney there are 0nly a few of them left. 

  • Custom Made - This is not a bespoke although several brands use the word bespoke to promote a custom made to measure suit. A custom suit generally is a better fit compared to off the rack suit, with the options of unlimited customisation, and after fit alterations to improve of fit. This is more common than bespoke due to price point. 

  • Off the Rack - The items are created to fit an average person in the market, and are created to a body of a fit model and graded to size, which means that it does not have too much of uniqueness to your body shape or personal preferences. It is perhaps the cheapest option. They are a great substitue to custom made, if most of the grooms are a standard sizing. 

Other benefits that having a bespoke suit over an off the rack item is the attention to every detail and quality of materials. Generally a bespoke suit is made with love with an experience local tailor, and you are involved through out the process. Most custom made and off the rack suits are made in a production line in an offshore factory, and then shipped here. Generally these items are not the same quality or standard of a bespoke item (hence the price difference)

For someone that is looking for assistance of which way to go, for a strict budget, it is perhaps best to hire a wedding menswear stylist/advisor that has a good knowledge of the what is available in the market and what are the best companies and manufacturers that are availble to deliver the best value for your spend. If you need more asssistance drop us a note. 

All the best for the journey ahead, and wishing you every blessing for your special day! 

What formalwear would look good with a floral wedding dress?

The base is still ivory, but it had pinks, purples and through it. Its the Wendy Makin Couture Katelyn.

Hi Katelyn,

With the colours that you have mentioned, we would reccommend something in the shade of blue, and perhaps some accents in the colour to complement the ivory, pinks and purples. Keeping the outfits quiet elegant and sharp and bring in the story with the accessories of pocket square, tie, bow-tie etc. If you are getting the dress made, then simply ask the maker to order a bit more fabric and you can create the tie, bow-tie, pocket square with the exact fabric, this is something we have done recently for one of our clients. It looked amazing. 

Keep note of the theme of the wedding and the style of attire that is needed to make sure you both complement each other well.  If the the dress has a relaxed feel in terms of it style and movement, pick an outfit style for him that works well with the dress, i.e if you go super formal it will look out of place and will take away from its shine. Beside just the colour these other elements can also make or break the final result. 

If you need your man to connect with us, for his wedding style and for his groomsmen please feel free to connect via a message or even give us a call and will be happy to assist with a few ideas, our extensive menswear knowledge means we are able to source custom made items or off the rack clothing depending on your budget and the body shape of the groom and groomsmen. 

Wishing you every blessing for your special day! 

Thanks,

Winslow

Best colour shoes for burgundy suit?

The best colour shoes to wear with a burgundy suit is brown, unless you want the viewer to reflect the glance to your shoes, in that case sand or tan shoes will work. The aim of the game is to keep the focus on you, and the eye focused on you and your statement suit. Hence harsh contrasts will only deflect from what you are trying to achieve when you rock a burgundy suit. 

Ivory wedding ball gown and White Tux for the groom?

Hi guys, I really badly need your suggestion. My wedding gown’s colour is Ivory. And my man and i were looking what’s the best suit for him. He tried both black and white tuxedo. He prefers white for him to stick out from his groomsmean who will be wearing black tuxedo. So, my concern is will my Ivory gown will look dirty if he is wearing white tuxedo with black lapel? What are the rules when the Bride is wearing an Ivory gown and the groom chooses to wear a white tuxedo?

This is a great question, and always quiet complex when looking at ready made garments that are off the rack. The options that we could suggest are the following:

1. Go with the black tuxedo, and an ivory lapel, and could also tie in the ivory colour with the details such as pocket square and button contrasts. Make the jacket a bit more personal and unique to stand out from the groomsmen.  

2. Custom make an Ivory Jacket, to match the dress, this can be achieved at a starting price of $499 for a 100% Italian wool made to measure garment. 

But I see that the groom is really interested to the wear the white / ivory option with a black lapel or a tone on tone tuxedo. In this case the best option is to do it as a custom garment. For a custom garment you will need to allow 4-6 weeks lead time, but the fit would be excellent and tailored to the groom's body and style preference. Looking at the available options including additional cost of alterations, perhaps it maybe a consideration to go down the made to measure option if it is within budget.  

If you need any further style or product assistance please dont hesitate to contact us, will get back to you within 24hrs. 

What can the Groom wear for a summer wedding?

We're getting married in February in Brisbane and it's very likely to be hot and sticky. Now, I want my fiance to look sharp, but I don't want him to suffer either. What do you suggest he wear? (Don't worry about best man or groomsmen, we're not having any.) It's a garden ceremony in the shade, and the bride is wearing a simple tea-length dress, if that makes a difference.

Hi Sarah, 

A few things to consider, making sure that the groom and bride are consistent with their look/theme of style, this is important so that you both look beautiful and consistent on your wedding day, and all the photos and memories. 

In terms of warm/humid climates breathability is key, hence focus on naturals. Since you are wearing an elegant and simple tea length dress, watch the drape of the dress, and match this to the fabrics you choose. i.e if the dress is sharp, look for cool wools that drape well and has a sharp silhouetter, or if the dress has a organza sort of feel then look for something in the linnen/cotton blends. But stick to naturals. 

If you are purchasing a natural fabric, make sure that even the linning is a natural fabric to allow air flow through out the garment to your body. It does not make sense to invest in a natural outter fabric and then get polyester linning. 

Okay next question perhaps that is in your mind is pricing and lead times? You could achieve a made to measure suit, customised to the grooms body in perhaps a sand or a neutral summer colour for around $699 upwards,  including all alterations, it takes around 4-6 weeks to turnaround a made to measure suit. 

If you would like to bounce any further ideas please do not hesitate to contact us, we will get back to you within 24hrs. 


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