Well Groomed: Country Gentlemen

This afternoon, we’re off to the English countryside. Tally ho! Or at least, that’s what it feels like, with this particular trend in groomswear that just happens to be perfect for an autumn wedding. The look is all British heritage – tweed, herringbone, waistcoats, blazers – even cravats. I think of it as ‘country pursuits’, as in “I’m jolly well going clay pigeon shooting after this wedding chaps, or possibly for a stroll on the estate”. The good news is, you don’t actually have to be a lord of the manor to pull it off – it’s all about those warm, heavy fabrics, and pairing them the right way to suit the overall style and level of formality for your wedding. Whether just the groom goes for tweed, or whether the look is extended to the whole set of groomsmen, here are a few ways to make it work.

THREE PIECE SUITS

BLAZERS & KNITS

WAISTCOATS

BLAZERS & TIES

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right): 1- via Stay Classic; 2- Craig & Eva Sanders Photography via Style Me Pretty; 3- A Muse Photography via Green Wedding Shoes; 4- Claire Penn/Cheshire Tailoring via Love My Dress; 5- Ryan Ray via Magnolia Rouge; 6- Navyblur/Topman via Rock My Wedding; 7- McKinley-Rodgers Photography via Rock My Wedding; 8- Noi Tran Photography/Rock It Again via Chic Vintage Brides; 9- Shannon Von Eschen/Erich McVey Workshop/Ginny Au via Magnolia Rouge; 10- Raya Carlisle Photography/Joy de Vivre via Style Me Pretty; 11- D’Arcy Benincosa Photography via 100 Layer Cake; 12- Jillian Zamora Photography via The Lovely Find; 13- Nadia Meli via Chic Vintage Brides; 14- Grace Photography/Edinburgh Woollen Mill via One Fab Day; 15- Ulmer Studios Photography via Ruffled; 16- Kerry Ann Duffy Photography/The House Meadow via Bridal Musings; 17- Alice Swan on SouthBound Bride; 18- Melanie Duerkopp/Styled. The Workshop/Amanda O’Shannessy Creative/J.Crew via Green Wedding Shoes; 19- Studio 1079/Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique via Green Wedding Shoes; 20- Glass Jar Photography/Be Eventful/Country Pursuits via Love My Dress

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