Expert advice about men's formal wear

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Suits you

Suits you

Q. What are next year's trends for groomswear going to be? I'm about to start planning our December 2019 wedding and want to make sure my fiancé and his entourage look the part…

A. Declyn Cooper says: In these early stages, it is difficult to tell. However, judging on this year, I still believe blue suits are going to be key, closely followed by tweed. We have seen a massive rise in demand for tweed suits, whether that's poly/wool mixes or pure wool tweeds, which go against the summer months and heat.

Whatever you choose, the most important factor to consider is to make sure the jacket fits properly at the shoulders – so I'd always recommend visiting a tailor in-store for them to measure and advise. I also believe that if a groom or his party is worried about what to wear, keeping it simple always helps. George Clooney looked impeccable at the royal wedding, keeping it classy with his light grey suit, white shirt and yellow tie.

Declyn Cooper