Word’s out: The sherwani and bandhgala have gotten slicker and tuxes are now slimmer. Allow us to update your wedding wardrobe with a modern edge – not enough to upstage the groom but enough to stick it to the other groomsmen.
Top up that tuxedo
The jacket and trousers say you support the couple in their lifelong commitment. The shirt, socks and pocket square say you’re really there to bed the bridesmaids.
Suit by Gucci, Rs 1,85,000. Shirt by T.M. Lewin, Rs 4,300. Bow tie by Tommy Hilfiger, Rs 9,000. Pocket square by Tom Ford, Rs 9,000. Socks by Happy Socks, Rs 300. Shoes by Christian Louboutin, Rs 85,500
The shirt of all shirts
If you’ve been reading GQ, you’ll know that floral shirts are the head-turners of the moment. Wear one under an ivory suit and leave the collar open. Why? Because that’s how the Hawaiians would do it.
Three-piece suit, Rs 1,50,950, Pocket square, Rs 6,360; Both by Corneliani. Shirt by Paul Smith, Rs 16,900. Brooch by Dior Homme, Rs 37,000
Jump on the bundiwagon
You’ve probably noticed the bundi making the rounds, even at black tie events. And what better place than a wedding to rock the great Indian waistcoat? Only, don’t wear it like your grandpa. Instead pair it with dark skinny jeans and leather trainers.
Bundi, kurta, pocket square, Prices on request; All by Sabyasachi. Sunglasses by Giorgio Armani, Rs 20,000. Jeans by Jack & Jones, Rs 3,500. Trainers by Tod’s, Rs 38,000
Play the Band
The guy who always shows up at weddings wearing black is the guy who doesn’t own a red bandhgala like this one. It’s a statement in itself, so long as it’s sharp, with no sloppy sleeves or drooping shoulders. And keep the rest of it neutral – remember what we said about not upstaging the groom?
Nawab jacket by Canali, Rs 1,10,000. Jumper by Dior Homme, Rs 68,000. Pocket square by Corneliani, Rs 6,360. Jeans by Jack & Jones, Rs 3,500. Boots by Christian Louboutin, Rs 1,09,500
Let it shine
Break out that silk jacquard jacket. And the Chelsea boots you’ve been saving for party season. Then throw a black cashmere turtleneck and slim jeans into the mix. This is your one free pass to wear an aggressive piece you own – and then really own it.
Jacket by Tom Ford, Price on request. Turtleneck by Gucci, Rs 85,000. Jeans by Jack & Jones, Rs 3,500. Chelsea boots by Tommy Hilfiger, Rs 20,000. Sunglasses by Paul Smith, Rs 21,600
Don’t deck it out
Save the pomp for the groom and look like the freshest guy in the room with this traditional-casual combo. Whip out your black sherwani (or buy one pronto) and pair it with a snug T-shirt and skinny jeans. Then, if you dare, go all in with the whole Nehru-rose-in-button-hole manoeuvre.
Sherwani by Tarun Tahiliani, Rs 39,900. Jumper, Rs 68,000, trousers, Rs 54,000; Both by Dior Homme. Pocket square by Tom Ford, Rs 9,000. Belt by Gas, Rs 3,500. Shoes by Tod’s, Rs 31,000
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