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Institchu Style – Show Your True Colours With Socks

by | Groom, Groom Fashion, Groom Style



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Image bySamara Clifford via Kerryn and Peter’s Modern Riverside Wedding

Not just a convenient way to stave off the ever-present man-flu this winter, socks can also be an excellent way to add a splash of colour to your wedding day or corporate attire.

Men are traditionally confined to a fairly limited colour pallet when it comes to a tailored dress code. Greys and blacks dominate the wardrobe with a smattering of blue or perhaps a pale pink if you are particularly adventurous.

Socks can be a great way of adding colour that is only present when you are seated. The man just looking to add a flash of colour to his look might consider adjusting the block colour of his sock. Pink socks can be paired with a grey suit to great effect.

Red Sock Suit

You can also directly contrast colours for a more splendid ‘pop’. We love how these yellow socks really stand out against this black suit.

Yellow Sock Suit

If you have a hobby or passion, graphics on your socks can be a great way to express that without being overly ‘in your face’. For example perhaps you are an avid cyclist or sport a particularly glorious moustache.

Moustache sock

Images x 3 via Institchu

Socks are an inexpensive, easy and fun way to jazz up your look and add a little colour to more formal attire.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a fun way to add a ‘colour pop’ to wedding day style!

About Institchu: We believe that every man should be able to afford high quality tailored suits and shirts. Our customers order by designing their own tailored suit or shirt from scratch or can use an existing design from our collections page. With a guaranteed fit policy, we have strict quality control procedures to ensure our tailored suits and shirts meet the highest quality standards expected by our customers

Three Easy Grooming Tips For The Dapper Groom

by | Groom, Groom Style, Hair and Skincare


Samantha Chua

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Image by Nicolle Versteeg Photography via Kate & Mike’s Relaxed Western Australian Wedding

If you are knee-deep in helping your soon-to-be wife with all the wedding preparations, you will not need another reminder that it’s going to be a momentous occasion and a milestone in your life. Amidst the flurry of activities, grooms can often overlook their own styling needs. However, wedding photos and videos last a lifetime, so the groom should look just as splendid in his attire and appearance as his bride. Here are three easy grooming tips to ensure that you look and feel great on your big day!

1. Get a Classic Hairstyle
Remember when you cringed looking at your dad’s mullet from the ’80s? Trendy hairstyles come and go, but wedding photographs last for decades. You can prevent your wedding pictures from looking “dated” by opting for a classic hairstyle. Professional barbers are able to recommend hairstyles suitable for your face and hair texture. Schedule the appointment well in advance to “test drive” your wedding hairstyle and follow that up with another visit a week before the wedding.


Image via Kings Domain Barber Shop

2. Beard or no beard?
While this is completely up to your style (and your bride’s preference!), maintaining a neat and fresh appearance is key for your wedding day. Although every man’s facial hair is different, try not to shave on the morning of the ceremony to avoid skin irritation. However, shaving the night before may leave a shadow during the ceremony or reception. It is best to consult a professional barber on facial hair care. In fact, why not gather your best man and groomsmen for a relaxing, luxury shave at the professional barber shop? Here are some shaving tips and barbers in Sydney and Melbourne. If you are keeping your facial hair, remember to trim and comb your beard to keep it in a tip-top condition.


Image via White Chilli Photography

3. Prevent acne or blemishes

There is no fool-proof way to prevent acne or blemishes, especially with all the stress and excitement leading up to the big day. However, you can start looking after your skin by eating right and keeping your skin clean to reduce the chances of unsightly blemishes. Depending on your skin type, start using skincare products that will help prevent acne and blemishes. Foods that are rich in anti-oxidants such as salmon, berries and walnuts can help with preventing inflammation. Remember to drink lots of water to cleanse your body and flush out all the toxins that will lead to acne.

Two weeks before the wedding, schedule a facial appointment for a deep cleanse and exfoliation to keep your skin refreshed and nourished. Keep your skin moisturised and you will look radiant on your nuptials. If all else fails and you discover a pimple in the morning of your wedding day, get your bride’s make-up artist to dab some concealer on for you!

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Image by Kerri Mackintosh via Suzey and Anthony’s Sparkling Black Tie Wedding

Although these grooming steps take some preparation time, they can also be relaxing and therapeutic. After all, you want to make the absolute best impression when your bride walks down the aisle towards you.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Fabulous tips to help you achieve that “dapper” look; enjoying a facial is my favourite  – your skin will be looking – and feeling – wonderful!

Inspired Memories – James

by | Groom, Inspired Memories


Ms Chinoiserie

Ringbearer being carried down aisle

Including your family in your wedding party is by far one of the most sentimental and important memories of your day as James remembers from his Whale Beach wedding.

“Watching Lisa and my family walk up the aisle to meet me was a moment I will never forget.”

Flowergirls holding hands as they walk down the aisle

Bride walking down aisle with mum

Groom kissing bride on cheek at ceremony

Moby Dicks Whale Beach Wedding Ceremony

Family after wedding

Images by Infinity Photography

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