Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 98)

FASHION 67 For him We catch up with Alexander Edwards, managing director of The Cotswold Tailor based in Woodstock, Oxfordshire about current wedding menswear trends for your groom-to-be and his male bridal party. He tells us, “This winter promises to be just as eventful and busy as the summer was. Our shop is buzzing with the excitement of newly engaged couples finalising their arrangements for their special day. As always with this time of year, we see a lot of the light-coloured, pastel shades of waistcoats and ties replaced with more autumnal colours. Burgundy patterned ties are always incredibly popular, as are navy, and an emerging trend seems to be burnt orange. All of the above pair really nicely with tweed three-piece suits. The slightly more textured looking tweeds, such as Harris tweed, not only look wintery but they are super-practical, providing warmth to their wearer which is perfect for those frosty December days.” Another shift that Alex and the team are seeing this season is the change in footwear. “Boots are rarely worn for summer weddings but are hugely popular for winter ones. Brown and dark-tan continues to be the colour of choice with our 2022 winter grooms, with the darkened toe and coloured laces also being very popular. It’s important to note, trousers fall very differently over a boot so make sure you opt for the right length of trouser depending on your choice of footwear.” One exciting development is the return in popularity of the morning suit. Alex tells us, “We’re hiring out more morning suits this year than ever before. This traditional garment can’t hesitate to turn heads and suits particularly the slightly more formal venues such as the stately homes.” Alex continues, “Just because these classic suits have been around for decades, morning suits don’t have to be shapeless and old fashioned. In fact, there are many companies out there such as ours that have taken these classic garments and given them a contemporary twist. Our morning suits have tailored fitted trousers, flat fronts instead of the usual pleated trousers and a nice waisted silhouette offering the wearer a very flattering silhouette.” To find out more and to book an appointment, visit For her LOVER’S ROCK Shop the look: Lover's Rock, 03330 064 411,