Wedding dictionary

What do you wear for your wedding?

There is a wide spectrum in the choice of a mans wardrobe for the wedding. It ranges from barefoot on the beach to White Tie or Morning suit in the cathedral respectively.

What is worn on a wedding decide only two people: bride and groom. The dress code chosen by the bridal couple is usually communicated on the invitation. Guests are bound on the desired dresscode and must not "beat it".

Here guests can find helpful tips how to accomplish the desiderd dress code. On the other hand, future grooms will discover more about the variety of classic wedding suits, which you may find with us.

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The somewhat extraordinary dresscode:
The Tweed suit

If the Tweed suit as wedding dress has established itself as an absolute alternative to the classic wedding outfit. The unique tweed fabric is not only vintage, but characterizes tradition. A truly beautiful outfit for the occasion!

Tweed is more and more preferred for weddings, as it is classic and casual at the same time. This fabric offers plenty of scope for design and dress a wide variety of men's types with style and class. Usually is a three-part Tweed suit meant, consisting of 3-button jacket, waistcoat, pants with pleat and turn-ups. The jacket remains true to the classic gentleman look with three front pockets, two side vents.

The bride is of course free in chouce of outfit. From white dress, over a trouser suit up to a Tweed costume - everything is possible. You can certainly be the lady of the day has that has her own style.

For a colorful celebration:
Tweed in all colors

The color of the Tweed suit can be freely chosen after preference and taste. You can decide between plain suits in subtle tones for a simple look and if you prefer a little more adventure, choose one of the typical tweed patterns. You have the choice between herringbone, checks or colourful different patterns.

The icing of the top on the I:
The matching accessories

The most beautiful day in life:
Wedding Photography of our customers - outstanding in Tweed

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A Guide to Tweed

John Crocket stands for suits, jackets, waistcoats, blazers, caps and bow ties made of exclusive tweed from the best manufacturers and mills in Scotland and Ireland. But what makes the fabric so special and how is tweed made?
Read more in our Tweed dictionary

Lovat Tweed always keeps warm and is very resistant even in moisture. Its colour variations are reminiscted of the landscape of Scotland.
Lovat Tweed Products
Lovat Tweed Manufactory

Harris Tweed is particularly resistant, shines in unique colors and can be combined well with other materials. Harris Tweed Products
Harris Tweed Manufactory

Magee Tweed impresses with its particularly long durability and heavy fabrics from the traditional County Donegal in Ireland. Magee Tweed Products
Magee Tweed Manufactory

Moon Tweed provides the very special feel-good factor with its luxurious feel and always keeps you warm even in cool temperatures. Moon Tweed Products
Moon Tweed Manufactory

John Hanly works exclusively with natural fibers and attaches great importance to sustainable and ethical production. John Hanly Tweed Products
John Hanly Tweed Manufactory

Marling & Evans rightly emphasizes the distinctive, unmistakable character of its tweed fabrics. Spinning, weaving and finishing are located in Huddersfield, England. Marling & Evans Tweed Products Marling & Evans Tweed Manufactory

Dark suit for the wedding

If "dark suit" is noted on the wedding invitation, it is binding and none of the male guests appears on the marriage in the black tie i.e. tuxedo - of course just as little in jeans and sneakers. The guest should wear a dark gray or dark blue suit with black shoes, a white shirt, if possible with double cuffs and Cufflinks, as well as a chic tie and optionally awaistcoat. This is well accomplished by a a off-white or white pocket square.

If the wedding takes place during the day, a light gray suit can be worn with light brown shoes, but only if there is the opportunity to change before the evening - because there you have to actually appear in the dark suit.
Likewise, the female guests of a wedding party are held, not to dress in white (evening), because on this day "white" is reserved only for the bride and the wedding dress.

The right shirt for the wedding

The icing on the top:
Accessories for the perfect look

Black Tie or Evening Wear
to the wedding

In the evening dress

If "Black Tie" or "Evening Wear" is on the invitation of the wedding, so aTuxedohas to be worn at the wedding. For evening you wear a black silk bow-tie. That is why the term black tie is used. In addition one carries one White shirt, which is reinforced in the chest area with pique fabric, and black shoes without hole patterns. Here we recommend as shoe model the Plain Oxford. The tuxedo appears conventionally with a black matching dress trousers which sets a special accent through the galon stripe.

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Morning Suit During The Day

If the wedding takes place during the day, you choose the morning suit. Those is worn exclusively during the day but never in the evening. The official Morning Suit is still of the school uniform at the famous Eton College just close to Windsor Castle. Even at the well-known horse race Ascot, this outfit is an indispensable duty.

White Tie or
Great evening wear
for the wedding

If "White Tie" is written on the wedding invitation, so it has to be worn the Great Evening Dress. Here the dress code is like a uniform and is probably known from the pompous, glamorous Viennese opera ball.

A last good advice

Here we listed many possibilities for wedding clothes and give you a hint to choose out of a wide spectrum. Whether Tweed, Black Or White Tie - Discover your outfit for an unforgettable wedding!

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