Something old, something new, something borrowed, something… patterned?

Anyone who knows me knows I’m all for a ‘fashion forward’ outfit. I love to wear something I’ve found at the back of a charity shop and teaming it with some ‘grandma shoes’. However, my Husband-to-be doesn’t share my enthusiasm for the outlandish.

With the wedding speeding towards us and him not having looked at any suits as yet, I am wondering what he will pick to wear for the day we become man and wife.

Like most dress codes these days, the rules at weddings are constantly changing. One minute it’s top hat and tails, the next it’s open-necked shirts and blazers. Mark and I are a fan of all things tweed and patterned so I am secretly hoping he’ll go for something with a bit of detailing.


For the past five years, the wedding market has been dominated by the blue suit; a subtle yet stylish suit which has won the hearts of grooms over the nation. Luckily for me, bosses at men’s fashion brand, Douglas Menswear, have noticed an unprecedented spike in their range of patterned suits as British grooms become more daring.

Sales Director Anton Jenkins said; “We have always seen a spike in sales in suits around wedding season and for the past few years this has been led by the range of blue suits. Although blue is still topping the choice colour-wise, grooms are increasingly moving towards patterned alternatives in a bid to ensure they’re not dressing as they would for a business meeting.

“As men’s style becomes progressively adventurous, we knew it wouldn’t be long until wedding style caught up. Our patterned suits are flying off the rails and this year we are sure to see wedding albums full of outlandishly dressed grooms.”

 Take heed Mark, these guys are looking rather clued up!

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