Groom Greatness: The Groom Takes Center Stage in 2017

Raegan Carey | 6/23/2017, 8:13 a.m.
Brides aren’t the only priority on the big day. We have to show the grooms favor too! The groom takes …
Darrell Colone

Brides aren’t the only priority on the big day. We have to show the grooms favor too! The groom takes center as he is present in all aspects of wedding planning and cares very much about his own personal style!

So what will we see this wedding season from grooms? Color, color and more color. Gone are the traditional colors of black and navy as jewel toned burgundies’, vivid blues and smoky grays are now front and center. Along with these color changes, expect to see tweed fabrics making a comeback as well. Another huge trend for grooms and the groomsmen are custom suits versus rentals. The 2017 groom, like the bride, wants to look his best and the best way to do this is when the groom selects his perfect customized fit/ Tailors and clothiers are adding special personal touches with name, personal sayings and wedding dates stitched’ right inside their jackets. Find out more groom trends below.

British Style - The British are always influencing men’s fashion and this year’s influence is through the groom suit, tuxedo, bowtie and tie. A customized stylish accessory is sure to add the debonair glam to the groom and his entire dapper wedding party. British suit maker Carl Emory of Harris & Howard Bespoke Tailors located here in Texas and in England are one of the few that offers an exclusive British brand that is known for producing the finest garments and expertise of British tailoring.

Darrell Colone of Events with Darrell adds more insight, “Your accessories can really make or break your grooms wear. Grooms today are choosing more stylish accessories such as colorful socks, oversized bowties and monogrammed ties.” He continued, “With jewelry guys are still keeping it simple as vintage pocket watches are a style classic and are really popular this year as well. A pocket watch looks great paired with a 3-piece tweed suit.”

While socks and pocket squares have been the traditional standard for grooms to show their own personal style, the flower lapel pin with its modern and sophisticate look is giving grooms major style points.

Where to get the look

Here is list of great clothiers to find these trends in Houston. This A-list is for grooms and his best buds to look there best for the big day!

  1. Balani Custom Clothiers – Go here if your pockets are deep and money is no object.

  2. Harris and Howard Bespoke Tailors – Bring a little British to America when stopping here.

  3. The Black Tux – If renting sounds more appealing than buying check them out. They are the best!

  4. My Tailor Me – When you want everything custom, this is the place.

  5. Capone’s Barber and The Boss’s Haircut & Shave – Grooms can get their face as smooth as a baby’s bottom when coming here.

More from Darrell

A Texas Southern University and University of Houston graduate Darrell has been turning up the wedding scene ever since then and has a specialty for planning all events. He was selected as a member of Munaluchi Bride Coterie and is currently serving as a style ambassador for Balani Custom Suits.

HSM: What has been your experience in dealing with grooms as far as trends?

Darrell: Their fashion. They want custom suits today vs. renting and the custom look is no longer just for the groomsmen but for the entire wedding party. The no socks trend is starting to emerge again in 2017. Grooms now own their moment their not coming through the side door any more they want their moment as well.

HSM: How can today’s grooms evoke their personal style?

Darrell: By getting fitted with Houston’s top suit makers and by hiring me. My motto is DARE to Be Different. I’m here to guide my clients into their greatest DREAM wedding experience and personal style.

HSM: What are your favorite traditional wedding venues?

Darrell: The Bell Tower on 34th Street

HSM: What are your favorite non-traditional wedding venues?

Darrell: 5226 Elm Street because the building is a blank canvas and creativity wise you can do anything with it.

HSM: What sets you apart? Why do you think your business is growing?

Darrell: I like to build a great bond with the bride and groom and create an experience because I’m not just a wedding planner. I bring a dream experience to my clients.

HSM: What’s the most unique wedding you have ever planned?

Darrell: It was a wedding featured in Munaluchi and Huffington Post publications. The bride wanted this dark baroque artistic style and it was a themed wedding that took me out of my box but pushed me creatively.

Grooms you have been given your access pass and you are now ready to take your place on center stage.