Your wedding day is the ultimate in special occasions. As the groom, you’ll want every member of your wedding party to look sharp and feel their best. Of course, the first thing your husband or wife-to-be will notice as they walk down the aisle is their handsome groom, and it’s the small details that make all the difference — especially in those all-important photographs. So what better way to look suited and booted than by choosing timeless accessories that set the tone. 

From stylish cufflinks and tie clips to pocket squares and bold bow ties, these essential pieces can have a huge impact and transform your whole attire — leaving a lasting impression. 

Pocket squares and bow ties - a winning combination

The Van Buck brand offers a collection of pocket squares and bow ties; made with Liberty fabrics that are simply perfect for weddings. 

Stand out from the crowd with the Dazzle self-tie bow tie, add a touch of vintage with the Emma and Georgina bow tie, or incorporate a little William Morris into the mix with the Strawberry Thief bow tie. Each of these comes with its very own pocket square.

liberty print bow ties

Not sure how to style pocket squares and bow ties? Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Match the pocket square and bow tie to the bridesmaids' dresses.
  2. Choose a pocket square that complements the suit's colour but doesn't match it exactly.
  3. Experiment with different folding styles, like the presidential or the puff fold.
  4. Select a bow tie that matches the suit's lapel width.
  5. Coordinate the bow tie's colour with the groom's tie.

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Add personality with belts and braces 

Consider patterned braces, like these rich burgundy braces in paisley print, if you're looking for another way to add colour to your groomsmen's outfits. 

Today, braces have become a fashion accessory and a great way to showcase your personality. They come in various materials and patterns, so it's easy to find a pair that fits your wedding attire. 

​​A well-chosen belt can also enhance your attire and even add a touch of texture and elegance. From blue plaited and classic leather stitch to a patterned mix of leather and cotton, there’s a style to suit. Furthermore, belts are versatile accessories that can be worn again, making them a practical investment. Whether the wedding theme is formal, casual, or somewhere in between, a belt can help complete the look and ensure that the groom and groomsmen look sharp and put-together on their special day.

brightly patterned mens braces

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Showcase your style in socks with flair 

Socks can easily be overlooked as a significant aspect of a man's wedding attire, but they are the ultimate finishing touch, and here’s why. 

Comfort - A wedding day can be a long and hectic day, so it's essential that you wear comfortable clothing, including socks. Socks made from soft and breathable materials will help prevent blisters and keep feet comfortable throughout the day.

Style - Socks can be coordinated with the wedding theme or the groomsmen's outfits. A bold or patterned sock can also be a subtle way to bring to light everyone’s personality. 

Attention to detail - The little details, such as the socks, can make a big impact on the overall look of the groom and groomsmen. Wearing well-coordinated and stylish socks shows attention to detail and a commitment to looking sharp on the big day.

Photo opportunity - Any wedding photographer worth their salt will have that classic shot of the groom and groomsmen lined up. One leg out, trouser leg lifted, socks on show! So opting for a pair of fun, colour-coordinated, or even clashing socks is a must.

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Don’t be afraid to mix and match, change your everyday style, and choose some investment pieces to mark the occasion, so you look and feel your best. 

March 16, 2023