Since 1927 Routleys has been fitting out men in Tasmania for their big day. We have a team ready to style the groom, the father of the groom and father of the bride and all the groomsmen. We have the best outfitters to help you in Hobart and Launceston and form below to set up a time that suits you to come in for a personal appointment at no cost. Here is some inspiration to help you on your journey.
We have the best outfitters to help you in Hobart and Launceston and form below to set up a time that suits you to come in for a personal appointment at no cost. Here is some inspiration to help you on your journey.
FORMAL BLACK TIE
Occasions to introduce traditional men’s tailoring. Dinner suits in navy blue and black with satin collar detailing, dinner shirts with black or pearl stud front or if more conservative a covered placket. This is one occasion where more gents are embracing the traditional tuxedo as well. Think Velvet in deep shades of green, blue and black. Or, give your outfit that touch of James Bond in an ivory tuxedo jacket.
For those who are not looking to stand out too much and prefer a more universal approach a lounge suit in deep shades of French navy or black can also pass for certain events, however, be sure to check the invite. And yes, a black tie is essential, whether it may be a bow-tie or necktie.
For the finishing touch don’t be afraid to accessorise, a simple white handkerchief worn in your front breast pocket can sometimes turn a drab outfit into a picture of sartorial elegance.
Ocean views calls for light pastels and linen. Incorporating your own taste, think about branching out and go for highlight colours. An open neck shirt whether linen or pure cotton can be a comfortable choice when standing directly in the hot summers sun. Not every gent is sold on the idea of wearing a jacket, especially on the beach. Our initial thought is as we feel the sand beneath our feet we instantly want to strip off and jump into that surf.. gents this is the opposite. It is your wedding day, the day you will look the best you ever will in your life, so straighten up and pull on that jacket, show the misses you can dress-up.. when you have too. Also note, walking on sand can be a difficult task, so selecting easy slip-on footwear is key. Loafers for style and boat shoes for comfort.
The request of styling weddings with a little more of a contemporary approach to the traditional garden wedding has been on the rise. From switching up reefer jackets and sports trousers to a chicer linen sports jacket and cotton chinos.
Themes such as Boho, or Vintage, fabrics play a big part on how the overall outfit can be put together. Opting for linens in shirting and jackets can soften your look, pair with a knitted tie or linen/cotton bow-tie to compliment the look. Shoes mostly consist of a pair of slip on or low-cut lace boots.
Braces can be worn in this look also, but remember the rule, only wear braces or a belt, not both together (you wouldn’t wear a tie and bow-tie together).
The thought of getting married sets most of our minds wandering.. there is just so much to organise, for most, likely the biggest day of your life. Even the thought of having to wear a tie around your neck all day, it gets you hot under the collar. Not to stress, there is an option to style you and your gents in clothing that not only looks and fits great, but is comfortable at the same time! Starting from base up, boots would be the choice for the gent who knows he wants to purchase a pair of shoes he and the other groomsmen are able to wear long after the wedding. They are not only comfortable, they compliment the selection of chino pant to be paired. Chino’s are the pant of choice for the practical man. Classier than jeans and more stretch than a pair of wool dress pants. Again, a purchase that you can certainly wear again after the big day. Hitting the shirt department can bring one of two options, because we already know you aren’t too keen on the tie idea. One is an oxford button down collar shirt, most likely in plain neutral colours such as sky blue or white. This compliments even the simplest blue blazers. The second option would be a shirt with print. Be careful when selecting print though as you are going to have those wedding photos for life, selecting a highlight print is a risk as trends come and go. The blazer is the final touch. Styling for cocktail has very few limitations. Don’t be afraid to select a subtle stripe or check, this can add extra character to your outfit. If you prefer the practical purchase for future usage, selecting a pure wool blazer in a range of colour options is your best bet. This option also allows you to accessorise with a stand out pocket square, to add that personal touch.
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