A style guide for the wedding guest king

Gentlemen, you’ve received a wedding invitation in the mail. It will take place next Saturday at Windsor. Fantastic. Weddings are great events for goal-oriented men. For a couple of reasons;

  • If you happen to be single, a wedding is the ultimate social event for you as a man. It’s guaranteed to be full of quite a few beautiful single ladies. And nothing screams romance more than meeting your future wife at a wedding. The two of you will tell that story to your children forever.
  • Weddings are the perfect networking opportunities. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or in employment, a wedding of your peers is guaranteed to have the type of crowd that is ripe with opportunity.
  • Weddings, essentially, are parties. And if you’ve been having a rough time during the week, a wedding is the perfect place to unwind and relax with friends and family.

Now being the man that you are, I’ll presume that you fully understand the importance of making a powerful impression so as to take advantage of the above opportunities. Since you understand the why, let’s move into the how.

How exactly do you go about doing that? By dressing extremely sharp, of course.

And I’m not talking about wearing a suit. Suits tend to look extremely dull for functions such as weddings. You want to light up the event as soon as you stroll into the reception. But at the same time, you want to do it in a luxurious way.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “I’m a man. I’m not into fashion. Who has the time to start coordinating outfits? I have more important things to do. Like, make money.”

I feel you. But hear me out for just a second. You don’t have to be a fashion expert to look spectacular as a man. In fact, it’s easy to look like you have access to your own personal stylist.

Simply wear a single statement piece while keeping the rest of the outfit simple. That will help give the appearance of a sophisticated gentleman who’s not trying too hard. They call it the art of Sprezzatura.

Let me show you with the aid of an example. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well then, here’s a video worth ten thousand words.

Style is a portrayal of your unique personality as well as your values. If you’re a special gentleman who values quality, then those values should be on display within your outfit. Without you having to say a word. You won’t actually be able to say a word initially. You know what they say about first impressions.

An elevated sense of style will put bring more opportunities to the table and put more money in your pocket. Partly due to the newfound self-confidence you will feel. Mostly due to the impression you will leave on others.

So you’ve got to make the necessary investment in yourself. Not just in your clothes but in your shoes and fragrance as well. Take you’re a-game.

The idea is that heads will turn immediately you stroll into the event. And minds will never forget you once you leave.


Article by Peter Okatch. Kingmaker at King Sidney.


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