Image Free The Bird Photography. Via Rebecca & Daniel's Modern Jazz-Filled Wedding at Yering Station

Image by Free The Bird Photography. Via Rebecca & Daniel’s Modern Jazz-Filled Wedding at Yering Station.

‘Every leaf speaks bliss to me. Fluttering from the autumn tree.’

So goes one of the cheerier passages in famed English writer Emily Bronte’s poem Fall, leaves, fall.

It’s the perfect line to fire you up for your autumn wedding, especially as we head into the Autumn Issue here at Polka Dot Groom.

Autumn weddings are in many ways blissful for grooms, especially when it comes to fashion choices.

We have the flexibility of forgoing a jacket for just a shirt, should the weather allow for it, but at the same time, we can embrace the full suit look as winter peeks over the horizon.

My summer wedding was in the low 30s and muggy and, thanks to profuse perspiration, my suit was a little worse for wear by the end of the day. I was dreaming of that comfortable autumn weather. Marcus Ning, Oscar Hunt’s brand and marketing manager, describes autumn as “a decent time for grooms” to explore their options.

“Grooms should aim for designs and fabrics that best complement the season – for instance, opting for double-breasted or three-piece suits,” he says. “Meanwhile, seasonal fabrics such as flannels are beautiful for weddings.” Marcus highlights Oscar Hunt’s Navy Flannel Suit – an “understated option”, which, when paired with a formal silver tie, can create a “sophisticated and timeless formal look”.


Oscar Hunt Midnight Navy flannel suit. Image: Oscar Hunt

Oscar Hunt Midnight Navy flannel suit. Image: Oscar Hunt

But what to make of the autumn weather? It’s kind of the Goldilocks of seasons, will it be hot, cold or just right? Marcus tells me there are ways grooms can factor in the weather, especially if they’re having their suit tailored. “With made-to-measure tailoring, the design attributes of wedding suits can be uniquely crafted to accommodate for colder weather but remain elegant too.

“An example is a medium grey double-breasted mohair suit. While design is a matter of personal preference, we recommend substituting fashion trends for classic styles that stand the test of time.”

And if you’re still stuck in the starting blocks when it comes to choosing your suit, there’s only one thing you really need to keep in the back of your mind.

“From formal wear to traditional weddings, the most important consideration of a wedding suit is the fit.

We individually craft each wedding suit according to your measurements – this means better ease of movement and without the stuffiness of a suit throughout the most significant day of your life.”

“In autumn, we’d lean towards more sombre colours including midnight navy. Or consider the always classic black tux. Then there’s the charcoal grey suit with subtle windowpane checks. If all else fails, we particularly enjoy the classic black tie ensemble. Try the black dinner suit in mohair with a crisp white dinner shirt, and polished black oxford from Cordwainer.”

Oscar Hunt Grey Mohair suit. Image: Oscar Hunt

Oscar Hunt Grey Mohair suit. Image: Oscar Hunt

Oscar Hunt Midnight Navy Jacket. Image: Oscar Hunt

Oscar Hunt Midnight Navy Jacket. Image: Oscar Hunt

Ms Zebra Says: Autumnal colours and cooler weather make for an epic wedding day! Men are at ease and not sweltering, the colours are a beautiful back drop and Mr Houndstooth has some great tips for Groom’s to choose their suits.

About the author Mr Houndstooth: I am a happily married man. I enjoy a fine whisky, a new suit and swashbuckling around town with my beautiful bride. Looking back on my wedding day always makes me smile, even though it began to rain just as I said ‘I do’.

Having been together for over 10 years, Eloise and Eric finally took the plunge and said ‘I do’! In a beautiful Melbourne University chapel. they were showered with golden sunshine to perfectly complement Eloise’s gold, shimmering dress! Eric reflects on his stand out moment from their day.

It would have to the be the first kiss and the moment we were pronounced husband and wife. I was so happy and caught up in the moment that – instead of kissing Eloise – I started to fist pump the crowd! After being prompted a few times from the priest and realising that we had not kissed, we kissed and laughed. This is my favourite memory because it was so us – always laughing!


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In a relaxed and rustic winery wedding, Tamara and Luke celebrated with friends and family. They said ‘I do’ as they sipped wine and danced the night away! Tamara details Luke’s outfit choices for the day.

All suits were from Joseph Uzumcu, shoes all from Aquila and the boys were all wearing AussieBum undies.

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