Buckle | 1922 – Spring Summer guide to accessories
With wedding season nearly upon us, Australia’s original men’s accessory connoisseurs, Buckle | 1922, has curated a special spring/summer guide to their most practical and smart accessories for wedding guest gents. Tailored specifically to suit the most popular wedding themes – formal, beachfront and country – in sensibility and aesthetic, this collection features Australian-made belts and braces, bowties, cufflinks and tie clips, in a range of classic to statement styles, designed with Buckle’s iconic craftsmanship.
A Formal Affair
A formal wedding offers the rare occasion to dress to the nines, which gives the event an extra special air. While it’s fun to indulge in dress up, dress codes for formal affairs can be easily confusing, with descriptions ranging from “cocktail attire” to “black-tie optional” or “white tie required”. While the appropriate suit profile will depend on the invitation’s instructions, there are several accessories you should always wear to meet formal standards. Bow ties and cufflinks accomplish all dress code criteria, instantly elevate the average suit, and provide the distinction and polish that defines “formal”.
A bow tie is by tradition the formal version of a necktie. Although they are the default style, they don’t have to be a default. Choose one with textured fabric from Buckle’s Carbon collection for a demure and dapper look, or a print, such Buckle’s on-season florals, to express personality amongst the sea of suits.
Cufflinks take the ubiquitous dress down shirt from wardrobe staple to style standout, and are the essential detail for a pulled-together presentation. Considered the ultimate gentlemen’s accessory, they impart an air of elegance with the wave of a hand. For versatility with upmarket style, choose cufflinks with a patterned enamel inlay against a simple gold or silver coating, such as Buckle’s 126 version. To add interest to an outfit and make a subtle statement pair, choose an expression of personality such as Buckle’s biplanes. Remember, you can never be overdressed, just best dressed.
Weather the Event
Beach weddings are beloved by brides, grooms and guests alike. Given the beauty of Australia’s shorelines, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll find sand in your dress shoes this spring. For an ocean side occasion, purposefully select accessories that can help you weather the surroundings.
Sea breezes inevitably mean wind-swept guests. It’s crucial to secure your tie with a tie clip to prevent a fly-away to the face. Buckle’s tie bars come in a range of discrete and versatile polished and matte metal finishes, as well as onyx and mother of pearl options for a bit of down-to-earth opulence.
Your suit jacket will likely sail away at some point between sitting under the hot sun at the ceremony, and dancing up a storm under the stars, so keep your appearance pulled-together with a sophisticated belt. A well-crafted leather version in a light brown or deep tan is seasonal perfection while keeping you up to wedding style standards.
Countryside weddings are experiencing renewed popularity as one of the most
Instagram-able of events. In the pursuit of rustic romance, you may find yourself
watching your best mate tying the knot in a barn, farm or field amongst fairy lights,
straw grass and mason jars. This modern makeover has made this traditional theme
more relaxed, with an emphasis on nature, craftsmanship, austerity and a bit of wild
Braces are the ideal men’s companion to countryside weddings. They reflect the
atmosphere as a perfect example of old fashioned made mod, and can even act as a
cheeky yet chic alternative to a suit jacket. Buckle’s braces are handcrafted in
Australia using the finest elastics sourced from Belgium. Pre-made options include a
range of colours beyond black, such as including burgundy, bottle green and grey to embrace this unique setting.
The perfect tie-in to the countryside theme is an original Buckle’s Bowknit bow ties. They add a homespun and very appropriate touch of formality to the homestead wedding.
Buckle | 1922 accessories are available from Myer, David Jones, quality independent men’s retailers nationwide from www.buckle1992com.au.
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