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Fashion | Menswear

Dressing For The All-Imp

Mark Graham has some great m The past week we have all experienced Dublin’s gay pride. But before that even kicked off, we had a number of weddings within the LGBT community. So with all of these warm days and long nights, it can only mean one thing – wedding season is upon us.

When it comes to picking an outfit for a friend or relative’s big day, it’s hard for a woman to get it wrong. All she needs to do is pick a dress – typically a figure-flattering A-line number featuring this season’s musthave print – that adheres to the following guidelines: nothing white, too low-cut or short. A cardigan, courts and fascinator/wide-brimmed hat are typically added as finishing touches.

For men, it’s a totally different ball game. For decades we’ve been socialised into thinking that a dark suit, understated tie and starched white shirt should be the go-to pieces. Though this is fine, if a little predictable for a winter event, a summer do offers more opportunity to showcase your individuality. By planning ahead and shopping smart, you’ll save time and stress, and may even add a couple of new versatile pieces to your wardrobe.

L-R: Suitsupply, Reiss When imagining a city wedding, it’s hard not to think of the iconic moment when Prince William nervously stepped out of his Bentley by the steps of Westminster Abbey back in April 2012. Though your mate might not be marrying Kate Middleton, nor wearing a red and gold Irish Guards mounted officer’s uniform before a billion eyes, it’s still important to make an effort to create an ensemble that looks sharp and refined.

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Dressing for a city service is relatively easy because you should simply be looking to transform a timeless base with more adventurous accessories. Start by selecting a classic blue or grey suit in a mid-weight material – this type of fabric

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