Want to make a grand entrance at a formal occasion? Ed Harry gives you range of smart looking formal suits to do just that. Formal wear consists of a well tailored suit often paired with accessories like a tie, vest (or cummerbund if you’re feeling old fashioned), dress shoes and a pocket square or boutonniere. It is often seen as business or office attire, though it is usually reserved for special occasions.
Formal wear is available in a range of traditional like black, dark blue, burgundy, grey and even many fashion colours for a bolder look. It’s perfect for formal events including weddings, balls and dinner parties in addition to school formals.
Wearing suits for formal occasions became fashionable in the Victorian era. The men of the upper class were always seen wearing suits. It began after the French revolution, with men wearing matching trousers and coats. However, the 1980s saw a trend towards the simplification of the suit. The jacket became looser and the waistcoat was completely removed. A few suit makers continued to make waistcoats, but these tended to be cut very low and often had only four buttons Today, waiscoats and vents are paired mostly with more formal suits.
The trend continues even today. Formal suits make you feel confident, in control and powerful during a special event. Shop a range of formal suits online or in store at Ed Harry today.