Groom & Groomsmen
20 Stylish Grooms & Groomsmen Looks for a 1950s Wedding
If you’re a fan of Grace Kelly, love High Society or just adore all of the grace and glamour of the 1950s and have missed any of the last few weeks Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons then you have some catching up to do! Because we’ve already looked at the most perfect bridal hair accessories, delightful wedding cakes, fabulous bridesmaid dresses and beautiful bouquets for a 1950s inspired wedding, and this week we’re turning our attention to the all important, but all too often neglected (by us bloggers at least!), grooms & groomsmen and offering a few ideas for how to infuse his style with some Cary Grant charisma for your big day…..
Debonair, dashing and so damned handsome, Cary Grant was the epitome of suave sophistication – topping too many Best Dressed lists to name. And so who could make a more ideal style icon for any groom looking to add a hint of mid-century style to his wedding day attire? He was a man who could carry a suit like no other, knew how to accessorise and had a wonderful take on style ‘Simplicity, to me, has always been the essence of good taste.’ – Cary Grant. So, inspired by Mr Grant, here are some of my very favourite, and in my opinion most dapper, looks for a 1950s inspired groom…..
Double Breasted Jackets
The height of fashion from the mid 30s until the late 1950s, this style of jacket is few and far between nowadays. More formal than their single-breasted counterparts (because generally they are worn done up) this look would suit a more traditional Autumn or Winter celebration…..
…..although a double breasted waistcoat would give a similar, but more summery effect!
Hats are a great way to add a hint of vintage to a more modern groom’s look, and if it’s the 1950s you’re looking to channel, then it has to be a Fedora! Whilst its peak of popularity was earlier in the century, it remained fashionable until the early part of the mid-century, and never looks anything other than stylish…..
If your hubby-to-be remains unconvinced, just remind him it was the headwear of choice for Indiana Jones!
Horn-rimmed or browline glasses aren’t just for hipsters you know! The defining style for eyewear of the 1940s and 1950s they are the perfect modern-vintage accessory!…..
The Classic Tuxedo
Or for a formal wedding you really can’t go wrong with a classic tux! And don’t be afraid to play with colour (think blue for a Spring or Summer wedding, a rich burgundy red for Autumn and how about white for Winter?) because by the 1950s colour, texture and pattern were all the rage…..
Not sold on any of these looks? Then take a look here for 10 ways to style your groom vintage, or for a little seasonal inspiration I have 5 looks for Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter that you might love!
Oh and if you would like to read Mr Grant’s own advice on style, then take a look at this fascinating article on GQ, it is a truly wonderful read!
Have a fab weekend!