Sunday, December 12, 2010

Grooms - Suit or Tuxedo? Or BOTH?


Planning Weddings for over ten years, has required me to stay on top of changing trends. Currently, I've found that grooms are becoming more involved in planning their weddings. The biggest shift is that grooms are highly aware of how they wish to look when they stand at the altar, awaiting the arrival of their bride.

Men are influenced by celebrity fashion, just like women. In 2010, we have seen fashion icons like David Beckman, Ryan Seacrest, and Justin Timberlake, sporting "Slim Fit" suits. They are elegant and sophisticated. No need for a bow tie. Let's face's modern groom is not excited about the idea of wearing a bow tie.

Each time I sit with a groom to discuss their wedding day attire, I see their eyes gloss over. The mention of bow ties make them sweat. Takes them back to the prom! I'm finding my grooms are asking for suits and tuxedos in the "Slim Fit" style. Luckily for modern grooms, Friar Tux has  answered the call.

Recently, I spoke to Lauren Meskell, Friar Tux's Marketing and PR Manager. She explained how they are keeping up with this modern trend for 2011. Lauren tells me they are offering "Slim Fit" suits for rent in tan, beige linen, medium grey, black, and black with pin stripe. Having a formal wedding? Perhaps a formal tuxedo is required. Friar Tux has the answer for you too. The 2011 collection includes a charcoal grey tuxedo-suit crossover, it only has a tiny piece of satin so it looks like a suit (it is beautiful!). They also offer two new tuxedo styles with a slim fit. To complete this modern ensemble, slim fit shirts and skinny tie rentals are available.

In order to ensure the best customer service experience, all Friar Tux staff have been trained in "slim fittings". Friar Tux is really staying one step ahead of their competition. With locations throughout Southern California, it's easy to find a store near you. Do yourself a favor and stop in for a fitting. I'm sure you're going to be excited about the new offerings.

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