Seven tips to be the best dressed groom this holiday season

by Stephen Garner
GROOMS Authors - Courtney Donnell
GROOMS Authors – Courtney Arrington-Baldwin and Donnell Baldwin

Fashionable husband and wife power couple and founders of Mr. Baldwin Style, Donnell Baldwin and Courtney Arrington-Baldwin, will celebrate the launch of their first co-authored book, GROOMS: A Professional Stylist’s Guide to Wedding Day Apparel for Every Budget, with a book signing at The Tie Bar in New York City (411 Bleecker Street) on Saturday, December 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In their book, the Mr. Baldwin Style team provides insights on how to begin the selection process of a man’s wedding day attire, how to master the perfect look, and ways to save money in the process. In honor of Courtney’s favorite chapter in the book, “The Holiday Groom,” we want to share with you some groom style tips for holiday weddings.

GROOMS - Holiday SpreadDon’t be afraid of color. Jewel tones are great for holiday weddings, and the key to mastering this look. If red isn’t for you, look to other jewel tones like emerald green, topaz, or amethyst.

Add some texture. A textured blazer like velvet, doeskin or a jacquard makes a great festive choice for the Holiday Groom. The garnet red velvet blazer featured in the book is a perfect example.

Fit needs to be priority. Fit is always a major factor when considering any look, especially if you are wearing a bold colored blazer. Make sure your look fits impeccably or people will notice immediately.

Consider Black Watch Plaid. A great Black Watch blazer is appropriate for a formal wedding that adds a vintage flair during the holiday season. Pair it with a formal tuxedo shirt and a black grosgrain necktie.

Wristwatches are appropriate. For matching with wedding apparel, Mr. Baldwin Style prefers simple, elegant watches that are appropriately sized to your wrist.

Add a festive boutonnière. It’s all about the accessories and little touches you can add to elevate your look. The Baldwin suggests adding a fabric floral lapel pin or a floral boutonnière that features the best of the season’s signature flowers.

Don’t outshine your bride. Although the book gives great tips on all things groom related, it is still very clear that the spotlight should be on the bride. The groom’s job is to be a well-tailored accompaniment to his beautiful bride.

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Excerpt from “The Holiday Groom” chapter