It’s that time of year again. The stags are a distant memory (if a memory at all), the several modes of travel and overpriced hotel suites are booked and you’re gradually coming to terms with how broke everyone’s weddings are leaving you.
All that remains to be decided is what you’ll wear on the big day (or days) itself. Which – unless you’re prepared to dedicate the few remaining free weekends you have this year to trawling shops – isn’t exactly a cakewalk.
So we’ve done the grunt work instead, filtering through this season’s wedding wear to give you the lowdown on the brands doing it best. From charcoal grey to bright checks, safe-bet suits to statement-makers, these are the names to note down.
You might remember Moss Bros as the place where you first rented suits as a spotty-faced teen, but the high street tailor has come of age this season.
Despite (or perhaps because of) a heritage of over 150 years, Moss Bros has struggled in recent times to assert itself as a tailoring destination. But 2016 marks the British institution’s triumphant return to the formalwear foray, with an expanded offering (which now includes top tailoring names including Ermenegildo Zegna and Hardy Amies alongside Moss Bros’ in-house lines) and a bespoke tailoring service, Tailor Me, set to launch later this year.
Moss Bros’ main draw is its affordability. With suits starting from as little as £100, this brand’s a no-brainer for those on a strict budget. Wedding-ready options include grey and navy styles available as two- or three-piece suits, but you can pick up a handful of bolder options including petrol blue and burgundy rig-outs, too.
Best For: A suit that leaves you enough to spend on a great gift. (You know you have to get a gift too, right?)