Etiquette changes over time, bends to customs’ evolution but it keeps a hard-and-fast rule: to celebrate a subtle but conscious elegance
There are rules in style that survive, always no matter where: the bottom button of the jacket always open, the cuff of the shirt always visible, the trousers always with no cuffs. However, in recent years, fashion, just like our society, has become liquid, so much to overcome the concept of ceremony “uniform” – which included the respect of certain unwritten rules that go beyond the sense of propriety – to transform the clothes in self-expression.
Because the etiquette has its own rules but elegance, as Christian Dior used to say, must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity.
To adapt to the setting and the context.
Wedding on the beach
If you are among the guests, ask the groom or the best man what the recommended dress code is and choose accordingly. If you are the groom, have no doubts: choose a light and relaxed look. A broken suit, by combining a deconstructed linen muted coloured blazer by Tagliatore with a pair of trousers in a linen / cotton blend, maybe with a striped ton sur ton pattern. No tie or bow tie: alternatively a mandarin collar shirt in breathable pure cotton, in order not to fail to sunshine. And if you need to take your jacket off, roll up the sleeves of the shirt to look even more smart casual. Zero tolerance for flip-flops: a pair of white Santoni sneakers, with small details matching the shirt’s colour or, alternatively, a pair of leather sandals.
Country House Wedding
Let’s face it, it’s much easier wearing a suit and a standard tie than creating an original and colorful ceremonial look. We have tried and we have created an entire outfit inspired by the colours of nature, such as brown, blue, white, in complete harmony with the bucolic atmosphere of a ceremony set in a country house or in the shade of an ancient olive grove. So, let’s give free rein to prints on blazers, better if they are checked, as proposed Tagliatore for this spring summer. The only compromise is to wear a plain tie. The waistcoat is a quirk that gives a touch of sophisticated elegance to the chino trousers in stretch cotton. In place of classic, smooth black lace-up shoes, a pair of snappy Barrett loafers in two-tone leather.
Wedding in the city
Does the occasion call for a more formal dress code, but without strict boundaries? Choose an original classy look, with unusual details. As in this case. The two-piece outfit consisting of a jacket and a pair of trousers by Paolo Pecora retains the fine sartorial charm and, at the same time, brings a refreshing touch of contemporary. The black jacket, with a spectacular shawl collar and satin lapels, plays a leading role in this look. A pair of melange grey trousers, embellished with an unexpected side black band, balances the high level of formality. In order to redress this unusual detail, an entirely hand-stitched silk tie by Altea and a pair of shiny lace-ups.
The more traditional the ceremony is, the more traditional your dress will be. It will be a one-way bet if you will wear a double-breasted suit on, especially in a classic dark blue, perfect – better yet, essential – if the event takes place in the evening. This suit by Tagliatore is a smart choice whether you are the groom or one of the best men: a timeless look that will not let you feel ashamed when your grandchildren, in 40 years, ask you to see the scrapbook of your wedding. The trousers, with a lean fit, have a satin waistband, which reminds the lapels of the jacket and which is a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic tuxedo cummerbund. And finally, a midnight blue bow tie, perfect after nightfall.