Dashing, Dapper, and Debonair at Weddings that aren’t yours! I don’t know about you but I cannot stand weddings, they’re long and boring and if I’m single and without at least a date, it can be a real drag. But, I still go to them because of one thing: I actually enjoy taking the time to dress up and look good at least once a year. I know it isn’t practical buying something new to wear for every new occasion but because it is such a rare thing, I usually end up buying new pieces from head to foot. That way, I can get at least a good few photos out of it and I can upload the best ones to my social media accounts and show my mom what kind of man she raised, and maybe get to remind a few girls I used to like that this was what they missed out on!
Kidding aside, I believe dressing up for the occasion is a very important thing. It shows how much you respect the hosts by dressing up to match the effort they put into planning the wedding celebration. Okay, so what if you do respect the hosts but you have absolutely no idea how to dress for their event?
The first thing you should do is figure out what colors the couple has asked their guests to wear to the event. You will find this information on the invitation, gentlemen. It pays to read those pretty sheets of paper, they are there for a reason, brother. From there, try looking for ensemble inspirations online that match the color scheme and see which ones you think will look good on you.
Now, if you’re not having a suit made and you want to experiment with putting together pieces of different colors, then here’s a tip for you. There are colors that go well together and ones that are so bad, they can make you look like the entertainment of the night. Search the color wheel. Don’t worry, it’s nothing complicated. The easiest method to make sense of it and to use it to your advantage is by picking out a color you like from the wheel then pinpointing which color is directly opposite to it. That’s it!
The colors on the wheel will most likely be the bolder versions of these colors. Once you’ve picked out the colors you like that complement each other, you can take it a step further by looking into the shades each of these colors have. Now that you have an idea of what you are going to wear, the next thing on the list is footwear!
Now, if there’s anything worse than going to a wedding badly dressed, it’s getting comments from people you haven’t seen in a while either regarding your weight gain or how after all these years, you’re still short. It should be common knowledge that men don’t grow any taller once they’re past the age of 18 and yet we have to deal with height comments until the day we die. So, how to increase height by 4 inches overnight now, huh?
So, let’s do something about that, shall we? No, we’re not all going to get our knees done together. But I am letting you in on a secret on how to get taller. Men, specifically shorter men, can get away with wearing high heeled formal shoes for really fancy events. But, what if the wedding you were invited to doesn’t necessarily call for fancy, high heeled shoes?
Imagine being someone as famous as the most famous tiny guy, Tom Cruise. He is in the public eye more times than any other actor in his field. The amount of pressure on him to look good 100% of the time is high. How do you think he manages? Well, let me tell you, he’s got some really innovative tricks up his sleeves, or should I say up his jeans? He’s got an arsenal of height increasing shoes.
Oh yeah, you read that right. Basically, they are height extenders for shoes made for men that need to look taller. So that’s the road I’m leading you down. Now let’s talk about tall wedding shoes so we can complete that outfit of yours.
You may know them by a more popular name, elevator shoes, but they look much better than they are named. There’s a reason why you don’t hear about it a lot, it’s because the men who use it don’t want their secrets exposed.
If you’re familiar with the movie Kingsman, you are probably familiar with the line, ‘Oxfords not brogues’. The Oxford is the more formal shoe while the brogue (a type of oxford shoe), is more popular among younger men. Another thing you can consider when picking out a formal dress shoe is if you will be able to use the pair throughout life. Because buying a pair of shoes and only using them once would be a waste of good money.
Whatever it is you choose to go with, you can find a good number of style options online. Some sites are dedicated solely (no pun intended) to mens dress shoes with thick soles. They are made with hidden features that elevate you, hence the name elevator shoes. Instead of an insert to boost your height, it comes with a layered sole to make you look taller than you really are.
With the right clothes on and the perfect pair of height increasing dress shoes, you are sure to make a statement, and a good one at that. If you nail this, you’ll get tons of compliments on your style that will carry you through the boring ceremony. You might even like it so much that you become inspired to dress better more often and you would be doing the rest of the world a favor! I mean, who doesn’t like seeing a dashing, dapper, and debonair man especially if he’s towering over most of his peers.