Fashion Friday: Grooms Love British Heritage

Wondering what fashion trends will be big for grooms this year? Then look no further than today’s Fashion Friday entry! Young’sHire, one of UK’s leading formalwear hire companies, have put together a trend report for 2015 looking into popular styles, colours and trends.

Gentlemen prefer kilts
The traditional highland wear is set to take centre stage over the coming year. Donning a kilt and sporran has always been seen as a statement of true Scottish identity. However new data from Young’s Hire has revealed that, incredibly, there are more proud Scots in England than in Scotland when it comes to selecting traditional Scottish dress. Depending on where you’re getting married, English cities such as London (21%), Leicester (12%), Manchester (10%) and Sheffield (10%) are all topping Dundee (9%). Surprisingly Aberdeen accounted for just two percent of the UK’s highland wear hires – ranking well below Liverpool (6%), Bristol (6%), Newcastle (4%), and Cardiff (3%).
One of the key tartan trends, Grey Granite continues its tradition as a long standing favourite, followed closely by the Pride of Scotland check – a pattern that shows real national pride.
“It’s always fascinating to take a more holistic look at the formalwear trends around the UK, and it’s great to see that although people are really broadening their horizons when it comes to suiting-up for a special occasion, the traditional items like a top hat and tailcoat are still proving very popular. It’s great that traditional Scottish highland wear is still going strong and is growing in popularity across England,” comments Chris Burns, at Young’s Hire.
Art deco chic
The traditional ‘top hat and tails’ look continues to be a favourite – classic elegance and opulence. There is however a North/South divide, with London topping the charts when going all out to impress their brides, while northern cities chose a more casual smart approach.

Adding character
To finish off the look, well chosen accessories enable grooms to express their personality and style. Cravats remain the top neck-piece for formal looks, with colours that tie in with the bride’s look – ivory, light pink and silver. Bold coloured dicki bow ties are the ‘laid back’ alternative for a more relaxed celebration.
About Young’s Hire
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Take inspiration from our dashing groom in the Behind the scenes photos from Bristol-based supplier Anne Harding.
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