Shop Like a Stylist: Find Your Groom the Perfect Wedding Suit

Updated 11/25/14
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Let's face it: A lot more thought goes into shopping for your wedding-day look than it does for your guy. While it's true that finding your dream wedding dress among the thousands and thousands of options available does take effort and planning, you'd be wrong to assume you don't need to give much thought to your future husband's ensemble. How hard can it be to find a really great fitting suit or tux? Turns out, it's harder than you thought. So Chicago-based stylist Danielle Darah shares her top tips to make sure your groom looks just as good as you do on your big day!

Focus on fit.

A jacket's too tight if the fabric pulls across the buttons or the biceps. If you can pinch the extra fabric along the waist, it's too loose.

Look inside for quality.

A "canvassed" suit will have an interior layer of canvas or horsehair, ensuring that it will hold its shape better than a flimsier fused one.

Beat sweat.

Upgrade his undershirt to a microfiber one. We love Tommy John's Second Skin ($40, Tommy John's).

And if you're planning to rent, you're in luck! Tuxes for hire no longer mean sweat-stained polyester with elastic band waists. Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse now offer stylish slim-cut lines (like Vera Wang Black). Or at, you can rent a suit for $95 and add accessories like a tie and shoes. Guys type in their measurements and a well-made GQ-approved suit or tux comes in the mail!

Pick up our December 2014/January 2015 issue starring model Elyse Taylor on newsstands today or download it here for more of our guide to the groom!

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