Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

I am so excited to finally share this shoot with you, having had to wait for it to appear in Vintage Life Magazine (I am their wedding editor!) It is a wedding shoot that I styled to show off the vintage style menswear of 20th Century Chap who design and manufacture here in the UK, fabulous suits for your groom and his groomsmen.

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

Grooms suits don’t often get featured in the wedding press as of course, the focus tends to be on the wedding dress. And sometimes men’s suits tend to be quite plain so we really wanted to style a shoot with interesting designs to capture the imaginations of all the men out there (and probably the brides too). And for once the bride took a back step, and let her groom shine!

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

The details I particularly love are the high waisted trousers worn with button down braces which made the male model so tall. The waistcoats are based on a design from the late 1930s, with a revere collar and 6 buttons, always worn with the last button open – something that would have been done at the time.

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

The shirts have a longer length arm and are based on 1940s designs, when shirts were made with only one arm length to ease manufacture. This means that your groom will need to wear sleeve garters which add a nice vintage touch and come in silver and gold. Another feature I love on the shirts are the spear points collars and the double cuffs.

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

Accessories were added as so often it’s the bride who has the extra finishing touches. A trilby, a “Peaky Blinders” style hat popular in the 1920s, original vintage ties and of course cuff links to finish the look.

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

The shoot was at Clivedon House, a truly stunning Italianate mansion and estate on the Berkshire/Buckinghamshire border. The French dining room was breath taking and the perfect backdrop for the look and feel of the shoot; we wanted to capture a slight Don Draper cool vintage feel and based some of the poses on image of him.

Vintage style menswear for your groom and groomsmen

CREDITS

Photography: Claire Macintyre

Styling: Kate Beavis

Location: Cliveden House

Suits and accessories: 20th Century Chap

Shoes: Modshoes

Dress: from us at Magpie Wedding

Hair: Hair That Turns Head

Makeup: Viktoria Kohl

Flowers: Bloomologie

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