Groomsman Gift/Style Ideas – Suspenders

What would a movie be without its small parts and bit players? Often it’s the actors with just one or two lines who add that special accent to a film that it just wouldn’t be the same without. It’s just the same with a wedding. Though the groomsmen aren’t the stars of the show, they make a unique and memorable contribution as supporting players in every wedding. A small fashion gesture can add to the memories to be cherished by all. No one says that groomsmen all have to wear boring dark suits that all look the same. Our modern era has liberated men as well as women. One of those benefits for men is that they can be a little more creative in their clothing styles, even at weddings. One easy way to make a style statement at any wedding is with suspenders. Good looking and comfortable, a pair of suspenders on each groomsman can unify a group while adding a bit of stylistic flair to staid suits. You can choose a fairly conservative route with groomsmen’s suspenders. For instance, each groomsman could wear all-black suspenders in the same width, whether skinny or wide. Another idea is to subtly match the bride’s color theme with the color of the groomsmen’s suspenders. To add even a bit more flair, consider vividly colored suspenders for groomsmen, such as cardinal red. These contrast beautifully with dark suits and will add a daring but not radical splash of color. Depending on the bride and bridegroom’s plans for the wedding, the groomsmen’s suspenders could be a little wilder. You might select a decorative theme that reflects the couple’s occupations, interests or hobbies, for instance. Or each groomsman could wear suspenders of a different color to add a touch of individuality and eye-pleasing variety. There are also materials to consider. For an old-fashioned, formal wedding, the groomsmen might want to go with conservative materials. Silk suspenders offer a note of luxury, while oxford cloth suspenders subtly project an image of durability and permanence that reflect everyone’s hopes for a long and happy marriage. Grosgrain (or ribbon) convey a traditional look and available in an impressive array of vibrant colors.dy. For those particularly formal weddings where tuxedoes are de rigueur, it’s hard to go wrong with black or white ribbed tuxedo suspenders. If you want to let your hair down a bit, consider going a bit less formal by opting for patterned suspenders such as striped or paisley. Further out on the style scale, there are plenty of vibrantly colored but still classy tuxedo suspenders to choose from, such as royal purple or rich burgundy. If your wedding will be a little more informal or if you’re holding it outside in the country, leather suspenders might be the way to go for groomsmen. These handsome, durable suspenders are especially appropriate for Western-style weddings, of course. It’s always wise to check with the bride before deciding on suspenders for groomsmen. But don’t get hung up on the idea that wedding wear has to be dull. Picking the right suspenders for a wedding is an easy way to make a lasting, unforgettable impression.
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