June 22, 2018
Your wedding is when you should look like yourself – your best self. Selecting a suit and wedding accessories to look like that best self, however, isn’t always as simple as it seems, since it’s important to keep in mind that you’re not only coordinating your suit colors and fabric with accessories, but also attempting to match the wedding colors and theme, and, most importantly, complementing instead of distracting from whomever meets you at the altar.
To give you a true sense of what your wedding day look could be, we partnered with the Groomsman Suit, a company with suits available for purchase for less than $200. No, not rent – buy. They even have premium tuxedos available for under $300. The company makes it possible to own a suit for prices comparable to renting, without inducing any germophobic feelings since you’ll know the suit you get hasn’t been worn by dozens of men previously – it’s truly your own.
Owning a quality suit is an absolute wardrobe staple that you can wear over and over again. With the Groomsman Suit – a company that doesn’t sacrifice quality for the sake of a low price tag – the suit you select will be your go-to for not only your upcoming wedding, but for every future formal event. And pairing it with Marc Nolan shoes, all of which are made with genuine leather or suede and feature full leather lining and durable soles, you can wear your wedding outfit – mixing and matching with other closet staples, dressing it up or down – for years to come.
The selection of dress shoes we offer at Marc Nolan – classic wingtips, sleek whole-cut Oxfords, trend-forward loafers and more – caters to every taste and every style. Black tie affair? We’ve got you covered. Destination wedding? No problem. Casual, intimate ceremony? We’ve got something for that too.
Keeping it simple with your suiting and shoes is ideal, while you can be adventurous with other accessories like ties, pocket squares, jewelry and socks. We selected a few of our favorite pairs from the Marc Nolan Spring/Summer 2018 line and along with suits and accessories from the Groomsman Suit, we’re giving insight into how we think you can rock them the best.
It doesn’t get much better than Brent in black. This cap toe Oxford features clean lines and a sleek silhouette. This is the style for the true classic man – something you can wear forever after the big day and pairs perfectly with suits in all shades of grey, like the cool slate shade here. Of course, you can never go wrong with classic black. We chose a burgundy polka dot bow tie and gold cuff links to top off this look, though the versatility of this classic look allows plenty of room to select the perfect accessories to showcase your own style.
If you’re looking to deviate from the standard, Brent comes in multiple variations including this rich oxblood hue. With slight burnishing on the toe, black soles and chocolate brown laces, the medley of colors on this dress shoe complement numerous suiting options. We chose charcoal grey for this pair, though standard black is always an option and a rich hue like midnight blue would certainly make a statement.
The Sawyer Black Wing Tip Oxford Shoes are just the right amount of old and new school. The full brogue medallion wingtip harkens back to bygone eras, while a squared toe keeps him trend-forward. This design and sleek black is the ideal complement to suits in all shades of grey. With buttery soft leather and a padded insole, Sawyer is your guy if you’re looking to be one of the last men standing on the dance floor.
From a sleek single piece of leather in a mesmerizing black patent, the Brooks Whole-Cut Oxford is a complete stunner. He’s the perfect companion to any tuxedo or three-piece suit. With a chic pointed toe and clean lines, Brooks is your go-to for any black tie affair. Here, Brooks’ sleek patent leather perfectly complements the satin bow tie and satin lapel on this black and navy tuxedo. And fret not – mixing black and navy is no longer frowned upon, it’s fashion-forward.
Wearing loafers at a wedding may seem inappropriate, but a pair like the Troy Chestnut Horse-Bit Loafers makes it more than acceptable. A sharply pointed toe and silver horse bit detail add formality while the rich brown hue pairs well with shades of blue. A loafer also makes a great companion to lightweight fabrics like linens – perfect for summer weddings.
Equally perfect for summer, Vincenzo in cognac keeps it simple with minimalist quarter brogue detailing. The simplicity in design make Vincenzo the perfect companion to pinstripe or windowpane patterned fabrics. We picked a bright sky blue and played with patterns with the green and pink floral tie. With a classic Oxford design, a chic silhouette and rich brown leather, Vincenzo is never too much or too little – he’s just right.
The wedding day style options are endless and there’s even more to explore on MarcNolan.com. Take our advice and put your own twist on it. Just make sure you have some fun – it is your wedding day after all.
Written by Hannah Swank
Photography by JJ Ignotz
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