What A Style Guru Wore For His Wedding
What A Style Guru Wore For His Wedding

What A Style Guru Wore For His Wedding


Greg Zimmerman, our go-to guy for all things sartorial, got married in Italy recently. Of course it was a stylish affair, and of course the main man looked timelessly good. In fact it was a bit of a masterclass in creating wedding and honeymoon outfits that will still look great on the mantelpiece in 30 years’ time. Here’s everything Greg wore and – from Slim Aarons to 70s racing drivers – what inspired him…


The Main Event

“I’d always consider made-to-measure options before opting for bespoke – price wise it’s generally not worth it unless you have a seriously specific vision. But if, like me, you can’t find what you want off the rack and do go bespoke, you’re guaranteed to feel like you’re wearing art. Every detail was exactly what I had hoped for.”

“I’ve always wanted to wear a white tux. I’d seen them in movies and shoots for years. but no occasion had felt special enough until this one. I wanted my wedding day look to feel both elegant and romantic, so an off-white silk-and-cashmere-blend shawl-collar dinner suit was perfect. Putting it on for the first time felt unbelievable.”

The Pink Party

“We were engaged at the Palazzo Avino in Ravello – also known as the ‘pink palace’. On day two of the wedding, we threw a pink party to nod to this. I wore Brioni again, inspired by a campaign of theirs featuring Jude Law in a double-breasted, fuchsia-pink suit. I went for a toned-down shade to create another tonal look, with some depth given by the subtly contrasting Soyella cotton shirt.”

“All of my shirts for both the wedding and honeymoon had our wedding logo embroidered on the cuff, and in every suit jacket there was the logo on one inside the breast pocket and the date of the wedding on the other.”


The Lake Como Boat Day 

“I organised a boat trip to kick off the honeymoon. My look was pretty impromptu. We had just come from the pool where I was wearing some Hartford towelling shorts and a camp-collar Zara shirt. Since we were going for dinner after, I added a blazer and popped the shirt’s collar over the top for that cool ‘la dolce vita’ Slim Aarons vibe. It was just fate that the boat’s yellow and cream deckchair-stripe interior was an exact colour match for my pocket square.”

The Dinner In Como 

“The great thing about bringing suits on holiday is that you instantly have three great looks bagged: you can wear the suit as is or use the pieces as separates. To break things up from the all-white I went for a darker trouser and a Drake's silk pocket square.”

The Drive From Lake Como To Tuscany

“I was walking down Bond Street, saw this Canali denim co-ord in the window and knew it would be perfect for my honeymoon. It feels inspired by the 70s Formula 1 era of Niki Lauda and James Hunt, when they’d wear the all-in-one race uniforms plus a pair of cool aviators. That’s what I emulated here. It turned out to be handy having a utility-style safari-jacket – keys in one pocket, glasses in another and so on.”

The Tuscany Trip

“Arriving in Tuscany, I wanted to go for a more rustic, chilled vibe. I’d never really wrapped my head around a wide-leg silhouette, but I wanted to experiment and had heard how comfy and lightweight Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please trousers are. They worked nicely with this sage linen shirt from Zara."

The Vespa Ride

“We moved house just before the wedding and I came across the interior designer Gergei Erdei. I started following him and his collaboration with Drôle De Monsieur popped up. It uses his prints and motifs in such a cool way, bringing to life everything I love from his interiors work – so I had to pick up a couple pieces. When it comes to short-sleeve shirts, my one rule is to always size up. It gives a far cooler, more current feel.”

The Day In Siena 

“We rented an incredible Ferrari 275 GT 1966. I matched my green driving gloves with red stitching to the exterior and interior of the car. After driving to Siena I realised how impractical it was to drive in my loafers, so I picked up a pair of crisp white trainers from Hogan to wear for the rest of the day.”

From Tuscany To Amalfi

“Next we returned to Amalfi – where we got engaged. I wore my Thom Sweeney cream blazer again, but styled down this time with a camp-collar short-sleeve shirt from Zara. I teamed this with a piece of wedding merch – a suede pink hat with our logo.”

The Boat Day 

“The special finishing touch here was a pair of white, monogrammed Jacques Solovière Paris loafers.”

The Beach Day 

“Stripping things back to be a little more casual for the beach, I wore a Gergei Erdei x Drôle De Monsieur tee, with some maroon Orlebar Brown swim trunks and some customised Duke + Dexter two tone loafers.”

The Departure Look 

“For my final look, I opted for something cool, comfy and easy to style. These silk printed trousers were perfect for travel – and are yet another piece from the Drôle de Monsieur x Gergei Erdei collab.” 

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