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From "I Do" to Everyday Chic; A Guide to Re-wearing Your Wedding Suit

9th April 2024

Your wedding suit is a symbol of your commitment, your impeccable taste, and the perfect fit that makes you feel confident on your big day. But after the confetti settles and the cake is devoured, what happens to this sartorial masterpiece? Traditionally, wedding suits languish in the back of closets, reserved for the occasional formal event. But what if we told you your wedding suit holds untapped potential? 

At Wil Valor, Brisbane's premier destination for tailored men's suits and bespoke suits, we believe in the power of a well-made suit.  With a few tweaks and a dash of creativity, your wedding suit can transform into a versatile staple for your wardrobe, ready to conquer the world (or at least the office) long after the wedding bells have faded. 

Assessing Your Suit's Potential: 

The first step is to evaluate your suit's suitability for re-wearing. Consider these factors

  • Colour and Fabric: Classic colours like navy blue, charcoal grey, or even a deep brown offers the most versatility. Fabrics like wool or wool blends are ideal for year-round wear. 
  • Formality: A classic single-breasted suit with peak lapels leans formal. Double-breasted styles or those with more prominent details might be trickier to re-wear casually. 
  • Fit: A well-tailored suit is key. If your wedding suit feels a bit snug, consider a visit to your tailor for some adjustments. 

Reimagining and Breathing Life into Your Wedding Suit: 

Once you have assessed the appropriateness for repurposing your wedding suit, next is to breathe life into

  • Dress it Down: Ditch the tie and waistcoat. Instead, pair your suit with a crisp white dress shirt and unbutton the top button for a more relaxed look. Experiment with different coloured shirts – a light blue or a striped option can add personality.  
  • Change the trousers: Try switching out suit pants for dark chinos or nice jeans for a more relaxed look. Make sure they are dark and without rips or distress for a polished appearance. 
  • Accessorise Wisely: Accessories can completely transform your look. Opt for a statement belt, a patterned pocket square, or a cool pair of sunglasses to add a touch of your personal style. 
  • Shoe Swap: Ditch the formal dress shoes. Chelsea boots, loafers, or even clean sneakers can elevate your suit to a more contemporary look. 

Wedding Suit Inspiration for Different Occasions:

  • The Office: Pair your suit with a polished dress shirt, a tie in a subtle pattern, and classic leather shoes. This creates a sharp and professional look perfect for presentations or client meetings. 
  • Night Out: Get ready for a night out in Brisbane by dressing up. Unbutton your shirt and swap your tie for a patterned pocket square. Pair your suit with stylish boots. This creates a sophisticated yet relaxed look for an evening out. 
  • Weekend Brunch: For a casual weekend brunch, wear a suit with a T-shirt or a Henley shirt and sneakers. This will give you a relaxed look and is a great option for a stylish yet comfortable weekend brunch at one of Brisbane's many cafes. 

Wil Valor: Your Brisbane Tailoring Partner: 

Not all wedding suits are created equal. At Wil Valor in Brisbane, we are experts in custom suits for men. We focus on making sure your suit fits well and complements your body shape. Even if your wedding suit is off-the-rack, we can offer alterations to elevate its fit and style. 

Remember, confidence is the key to pulling off any look. So, embrace your wedding suit, experiment with different styles, and let your personality shine through! 

Bonus Tip: Proper suit care is essential. Invest in a good suit brush and learn how to properly store your suit to keep it looking sharp for years to come. 

With a little creativity and expert tailoring from Wil Valor, your wedding suit can become a timeless wardrobe staple, ready to accompany you on countless adventures after the "I do." 

Locations we service include: Brisbane | Gold Coast | Sunshine Coast | Sydney | Melbourne | Los Angeles   

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