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Men’s Wedding Fashion Advice – Wedding Suit Rental Tips

One of the more obvious parts of wedding planning is choosing attire, which includes what the groom and his attendants will wear. If you need attire but aren’t sure where to begin, check out a few Arcadia wedding suit rental tips and enjoy browsing rather than viewing it as a dreaded chore.

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Where and When to Shop

So you’ve opted for a wedding suit rental, and now just need to figure out where to begin. A key tip is to avoid stores that do not update their inventory regularly. You’ll want a shop that features all the latest in suits and tuxedos, not those that offer suits with the word “leisure” attached.

If you’re unsure about when to begin your search, the best time is usually after the bride has chosen her dress and those of her bridesmaids. This helps set the theme and tone of the wedding, and will make your search a lot easier, as the colors have already been chosen. Don’t worry; you won’t be stuck in terms of personal style, however this is very helpful in terms of your wedding’s color scheme.

Think About Style, Wedding Theme, and Location

The next step regarding your wedding suit rental is to think about your personal style, as well as where the wedding is happening, and the ‘theme’ of the nuptials. For example, if the wedding is on a tropical island or another location that’s plenty hot and sunny, you don’t want a suit that’ll have you sweating 15 minutes in. This means choosing a suit that’s comfortable yet appeals to your sense of style, such as a white or off-white linen suit. However, if temperature isn’t an issue and you want to show off your fashion sense, opt for a zoot suit or another eye-catching option.

Again, wedding ‘theme’ is also very important. If the event is traditional or otherwise incredibly formal, this will factor into your wedding suit rental choice. However, if the wedding is more casual in nature or has a very specific theme, you’ll want to take that into consideration as well. It’s also a great idea to talk to your bride about what you both want in terms of your wedding day look–after all, you don’t want to look mismatched on your special day. Come up with a solution that works for both of you and go from there.


Don’t forget about accessories. Whether you opt for a bow tie, necktie, ascot or no tie at all, these and other accessories need to be thought about and accounted for when embarking on your Arcadia wedding suit rental hunt. Cummerbunds usually do not accompany suits, but rather suits feature vests instead. While the cummerbund look is always classic and very formal, you may opt for the three-piece suit or other casual-yet-elegant option. Shirts and shoes are other accessories that need to be accounted for when planning your attire. If renting for yourself as well as your groomsmen, it’s generally a good idea to make a list of what and how many accessories you require.

These are just a few tips regarding your wedding suit rental. No matter what, remember to relax, breathe and enjoy planning this very special event. Weddings are always a bit stressful, however meticulous planning is an easy way to avoid the brunt of said stress.. Have fun searching for your Arcadia wedding suit rental with trusted family and friends. Good luck.

Pick from a selection of fantastic suits and tuxedos by visiting friartux.com today. 

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Black Friday at Macy’s? You Bet!

The phrase Black Friday was originally coined from a financial crisis that occurred in the US, in 1869. Its reference to the “kick-off” to the holiday shopping season frenzy didn’t come about until the 1960’s in Philadelphia. Now, everyone knows that Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and usually bedlam is let loose. Some associate it with excitement of hunting down the best bargains of the Holiday season and some see it as something to avoid like the Flu. Not this intrepid blogger – my primary destination?, Macy’s men’s department.


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Men’s Fashion Spotlight: Samuelsohn’s 2012 summer collection

Samuelsohn is a menswear designer based in Montreal Canada, who has taken the founder’s drive to produce the finest possible menswear and managed to maintain that commitment to quality for the last 89 years. They are well known in the industry for using the most luxurious fabrics like cashmere, Italian silk, Merino wool, and Supima cotton, creating ageless clothing with the exquisite detail of hand tailoring.


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Lesson #111: Seersucker and you

Seersucker is a wonderful fabric that doesn’t stick to sweaty skin and actually helps with air circulation in the layers of an ensemble. Naturally, a variety of seersucker-based pieces are coveted during the summertime. But seersucker doesn’t work on every type of clothing, no sir.

Tommy Hilfiger Men's Magnetic Money Clip,Brown,One Size
Jos A. Bank Executive 2-Button Seersucker Suit

INFEASIBLE: Suits made out of seersucker
Seersucker, despite being helpful and stylish, is hardly something to be used in formal wear. That’s why pieces like this executive suit send me up the wall: the naturally occurring wrinkles in the seersucker are casual and fun, but not sophisticated. A suit made out of seersucker is then a contradiction of approach, which maybe fun for a minute on a catwalk, but never appropriate for a board meeting.

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Fine Stripe Poplin Suiting Blazer

Feasible: Seersucker-ed sports coats
On the other hand, seersucker totally works for blazers. Check out this Marc Jacobs, which would be perfect for an outdoor lunch or a evening soiree in the Hamptons. Being both casual and functional in concept, blazers and seersucker are a great pairing.
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What’s Wrong With This Picture?: Jon Gosselin

Oh look, Jon’s back! Still hasn’t invested in a decent image consultant, have you Jon? Because if you had a decent image consultant at your disposal, then you wouldn’t be wearing an oversized suit jacket, a ruffled collared shirt, and an ugly purple tie covered in phallic images. Seriously, Jon, I’d even be your image consultant at this point; send me an email if you can come to your senses for five minutes. <3
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Lesson #87: Gray suits can be hella sexy

Every man should have a gray suit given how they’re beautiful things. I like to think of them as elegant with a touch of the nontraditional. Of course, sometimes even beautiful things can go amok…

Topman Grey Slim Suit with Shawl Collar

INFEASIBLE: Grey suits with contrast collars

However, all gray suits are not created equal. For instance, this piece is kinda trying to be a tuxedo with its “experimental” contrast collar when, you know, it has no right to be. And for what it’s worth, gray doesn’t well with white as well as it does with black or navy.

Topman Light Grey Slim

Feasible: Slim gray suits with subtle black highlights
This is an amazingly simple yet striking getup. It gets all the basics right (2-button, mostly wool, etc.) and the little touches of black in the buttons and pockets really bring it to life (whatever that means, Ian). GO BUY ONE.

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