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Get The Look: Barcelona Bridal Week 2016 – Fuentecapala ‘Metropoli’ Collection

by | Groom, Groom Fashion, Groom Style

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Cindy Man Hun
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Image via Fuentecapala

Fuentecapala’s 2016 collection ‘Metropoli’ was the featured menswear attire at Barcelona Bridal Week this year, and judging by the photos, there’s no wondering why! Fuentecapala combined fashion and architecture to create the stunning collection plus a whole new level of couture.

‘Metropoli’ may just look like a crisp work of tailored art, full of sophistication and vibrance, but trust me when I say this, there’s much more to it than meets the eye! In its own way, it captures the design elements of many iconic buildings around the world, such as the clean and linear Grundtvigs Church in Copenhagen, the contemporary yet tropical inspired Wind and Water in Vietnam and the experimental Blue Residential Tower in New York. This iconic building inspiration was motivated by an innovative language that shies away from stereotypes and instead encourages originality and imagination.

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You’re probably thinking, how do I achieve these looks without buying the real thing (which let’s be honest, could be a bit pricey!)? I’ve realised that the key here is to find a balance between the traditional look and the modern look, which is what Fuentecapala managed to do so well with ‘Metropoli’ – merging classicism and avant-garde into one. You could go for classic silhouettes that have futuristic looking patterns on them or vice versa.

To give you a rough idea, maybe you could start off with the Ted Baker Offrule Satin Shirt in white and the Eclissi and Oro Paisley Tie by Rhodes & Beckett.  Add on Arthur Galan’s Alek Satin Lapel Jacket for a shine and pants to suit, then complete the outfit with the Otavio shoes from Florsheim. When we come down to it, there’s really no right or wrong when it comes to style. So don’t be afraid to experiment with volume, proportion, shape, colour and texture until you’re satisfied and feel half old, half new!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Very handsome indeed; it’s easy to mix and match a few key pieces to create a smart wedding day look!

About Cindy: Hi, I’m Cindy! Flowers and hot chocolate instantly brighten up my day. I love writing and am an overall creative person. I also enjoy really immersing myself in new and exciting experiences!

Oscar Hunt Autumn Winter 2015

by | Groom, Groom Fashion

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I am simply loving the Oscar Hunt Autumn Winter 2015 collection. The luscious textures, the deep colours, the Winter tones and colours all come together to combine into the most stylish of looks for the groom to be.

The campaign, shot against industrial style machinery at Fitzroy’s Nobody Denim workshop really brings the care taken in fabrication of the suits to life. This season introduces Irish tweeds, with Winter weight wool fabric allowing for easy layering and warmth without losing that Oscar Hunt sense of sartorial style.

Double breasted sports jackets in pinstripes, slate blue jackets with olive-green threads, chocolate-brown pants and velvet jackets all give versatility in the colder season.  Tie in hues of marsala, burnt orange and earthy tones echo the tones of nature- something Oscar Hunt knows never to mess with.

While one can get fitted in the Oscar Hunt Melbourne showroom with just a 45 minute appointment, they also offer a special bridal party service. A 1.5 hour appointment (for a bridal party of four to six) will have you drinking whiskey or freshly mixed cocktails by the staff (who can even arrange food delivery, but of course) while perusing the store for the right suit for your wedding day. The team works with you to understand the style of your wedding before experimenting with different suit styles and deciding on customisation (want a fun lining? done!, a personalised monogram? tick!) A second fitting ensures the fit of your suit is perfect.

The Oscar Hunt Autumn Winter 2015 collection is available in store now.

Wedding Day Style and Flair

by | Groom, Groom Fashion, Groom Style

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Ms Filigree
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Why should the girls get to have all the fun when it comes to choosing what to wear on your wedding day? Gone are the days of Morning Suits and top hats all in the same shade of black. Now grooms have just as many styles and options open to them as their bride!

So if you’re a groom looking to show a flair of style on your wedding day, we’ve got you sorted with the latest looks and trends.

Navy Suits

Wanting something a little left of centre but you’re not the type to reach for the pastel hues? A navy suit with a crisp white shirt is a suave and formal look without being overly traditional. For the best look, avoid royal blue ‘school uniform’ shades and stick to navy tones instead. If it is the navy look you’re after but you find yourself still wanting to add something a little unique, choose a tie in a bright print or a jacket with a satin or textured lapel for an individual touch. Finish off your style with silver cufflinks for a formal ceremony or opt for a gunmetal option if it’s a more relaxed event.

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Image by Quince and Mulberry Studios via Maritsa and Brock’s Sweet Spring Wedding

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Image by Jen Huang Photography

Mix and Match Colour

If colour is more your style, mix and match everything from your pants, shirt, vest, jacket and tie! Shades of pink with blues and neutrals or muted yellows with earth tones can be perfect combinations when done correctly. To avoid looking like a ‘Wiggles extra’, choose muted colours and always include a neutral like beige or sand to balance the look.

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Image by Jonathan David via Julia and Mick’s Beautiful Southern Highland’s Wedding

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Image by Photofactory Bali via Kate and Mark’s Relaxing Uluwatu Destination Wedding

If a suit of completely different colours is a little too much for you, have some fun mixing and matching elements of your groomsmen’s suits instead. Many brides favour different styles and colours for their maids so there’s no reason your groomsmen need to be identical either! Try selecting two or three tonal variations from your suit and choose your groomsmen’s suits in those shades. Tonal variations (just adding white or black to your original colour) will ensure that all the colours work well together without clashing.

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Prints

We love a good print here at Polka Dot Bride and with endless options available, you can be as subtle or as vibrant as you choose! For a classic option, choose a small repeat print for a shirt or tie in complementary colours to the rest of your suit. If you are looking to add in a print with your mix and match colour look, try to keep the print small, subtle and in muted tones – you’ll be thankful you didn’t choose something psychedelic when you look back on the wedding photos in ten years time!

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Have a little fun with your look for the day but keep it refined and befitting to the style of your wedding as well – no shock wardrobe surprises for the bride when she’s walking down the aisle!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Love the navy blue velvet jacket – as well as the plaid tartan shirt; great to see the groom fashions looking so good!

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