Channeling Bond for Wedding Season: Laws of Style
We saw that many engagements happened during the holidays, which may now mean that wedding season is upon you!
Suit and tie at the ready, read on as stylish gentleman Lawson Mpame of fashion blog Laws of Style shares his style tips.
Weddings are more than a black or navy suit with polished shoes and a clean shirt. Oftentimes, weddings may have a theme, so for those attending Gatsby Parties, Black Tie or all-round classy affairs, there are excellent options for all the gentlemen.
Being the groom, or attending as a guest, a wedding is a time to shine, an opportunity to stand out and make your mark and I have teamed up with Louis Copeland & Sons and DublinTown Fashion to channel the style icon that is James Bond.
I have curated three head-turning outfits that are inspired and pay homage to those who donned the identity of James Bond throughout the series of movies. I can’t promise that you will have the charm, charisma and suaveness of Bond but I can promise you that these looks will have you looking and feeling like him!
Midnight Blue to Put a Ring On It
Great Bonds Sean Connery and Daniel Craig have donned this beauty and for me it’s the ultimate tuxedo as it deviates from the classic black which I am frankly speaking over. The midnight blue tuxedo is a unique choice for the gentleman who wants to echo the inky blue tones of the night sky after the ceremony in his evening attire.
Donning this tux gives a certain air of opulence and in some way a sense of royalty. It’s called blue blood for a reason, but this shade of blue tuxedo is more of a classic than a newcomer to the world of black tie. Paired with the classic tuxedo shirt and bow tie, this look certainly pays homage to the Bonds who have graced the silver screen and the pièce de resistance are the double monk dress shoes to really give the look a much-needed flair.
Smooth as Velvet
Want to stand out form the crowd? Bend the rules and opt for a velvet blazer instead of the usual tuxedo dinner jacket. It is the quintessential party staple that exudes class while injecting an air of opulence to any classy affair you may be attending.
It’s an effortless, timely and timeless statement piece that looks as good as it feels and is perfect for a winter night out. I opted for a turtleneck rather than a shirt as and this look still plays with the rules of formality expected at the classy affair you are attending.
Always Bet on Black
There is something uber cool and classy about an all-black look with gold accents, hence why the accessories are the key pieces that bring light to this dark look without taking away from the outfit. Sharp as a pin, the black tux jacket with peak lapels paired with a black turtleneck, turns a classic and brings something new to your wedding look.
To really turn heads and for a contemporary spin on a classic style, swap out those shiny dress shoes for these velvet gold eagle head dress slippers. The slippers are a piece I picked up from Kurt Geiger to add gravitas to a man’s appearance.
Written by Lawson Mpame of Laws of Style
Wardrobe: Louis Copeland & Sons, Wicklow Street & Capel Street
Footwear: Kurt Geiger at Brown Thomas, Grafton Street
Location: Carlton Casino Club, O’Connell Street
Photography: Katerina Goidina @jekaterina.goidina