The Morning Tails has made a bit of a comeback in recent times in the world of formal wear.Needless to say the tails outfit is a timeless classic and continues to be a popular choice for wedding attire.However accusations of conservatism have stopped some people from choosing it as their wedding day outfit.To spice up the appeal of the traditional look and add a touch of modernity to it the Cool Classics collection has been created.Fashion at the moment is retro themed and at Tom Murphys we are very excited that cool classics will cater to that blending of the old and the new.

This vibrant, new, young collection has been created around the topic of the morning coat made and available since the middle of May 2013.Besides the classic styles WILVORST also creates a synthesis with the new types: .Think of a new type of tails in a stylish, elegant and very slim fitting style made from materials of very high quality with up-to-date accessories.The full range of this exciting new collection is available to view in Tom Murphy Menswear.

With the new collection COOL CLASSICS Morning Coats WILVORST rediscover the classic appeal of the fashionable again morning tail coat. In addition to the classic styles there will be new, young and fashionable versions in slim cuts with extravagant accessories.

For classy weddings

If you  wear the classic morning coat you have to abide by rules:  The morning coat goes  with formal striped trousers , a grey waistcoat and either a white formal day shirt with a silver-grey tie or a wing-collar shirt and a discreet grey neckerchief. Undoubtedly, a grey top hat rounds off the outfit.

New fabrics, slim fittings, hip ideas for the pockets and lapels as well as new accessories such as trendy waistcoats and coloured ties – these are features of the latest WILVORST morning coats. The stylish and new Cool Morning Coats by WILVORST can also be worn in the evening, e.g. at parties or also wedding festivities late at night.

It’s the co-ordination and the styling that make the difference. The morning coats are worn with coloured ties, waistcoats and the matching pochettes. The patterns of the ties and waistcoats may be different and daring. The accessories get coloured, loud and daring!

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OK, so you have decided to get married and you need something to wear for you and for your mates for your wedding. Where to start?How does the whole wedding suits for men thing work?

Generally when it comes to wedding suits for men people hire suits for the groom, best-man, groomsman or groomsmen (up to 3 are permitted), father of the bride and father of the groom. Sometimes, if a parent is not alive, a brother or relative may stand in for the parent. Most wedding parties would have between 4 and 7 in the group and may also include a pageboy.

The wedding party does not just consist of the men, but alas it also includes the women, and as you know lads, we are once again dutifully bound to play second fiddle to their requirements.

“Does that mean that what we wear is determined by what they wear?”

I hear you ask this rational question.Absolutely! Once again in the battle of the sexes, we loose out guys.
If the bride wears white, you wear white my man! If she wears ivory, you wear ivory. If the bridesmaids wear lilac, your comrades in the wedding party will be wearing that colour.
To distinguish the groom from the rest of the party, you can also opt for a self-tie cravat for him, and the rest of the lads could have the same colour but in ties. Usually the groom will have the same suit and waistcoat as the rest of the party. It is nice to have a small difference between him and the rest of the guys, and this is why a different coloured neck piece can work well.

If you imagine the day of the wedding, you will have the groom standing next to the bride, so their colours must be in harmony and the groomsmen next to the bridesmaids so their colours must also be cordinated.
Remember one thing, there are no rules as to what people can wear. It is your day and it is your choice as to what to wear.

A recent trend in Ireland that has taken a leaf out of the continental book, has been for the groom to buy his own wedding suit and the rest of the party to hire. These suits allow the groom to be in a different suit completely to the rest of the lads. It can work well also as long as there is some colour co-ordination present.A beige,white or tan suit can look really well on the groom even if the rest of the party is in more conventional black,navy or grey.

Wedding suits have become a bit de-formalised in recent times and this has seen a decrease in the popularity of the traditional three quarters and morning tails styles.The favoured lenght of the coat at the moment is short and slightly cropped.If you are going for a more “normal suit” look just be careful as this style can be a bit rigid and lacking in the cermonial pomp that the classic styles offer.Spice it up with a nice paisley ivory waistcoat and tie and do not forget the mandatory pocket square.Sometimes the little trimmingsand accessories are what set a wedding suit apart from a normal day or office suit.