Groomswear suppliers share their favourite looks for 2018

Stay on trend with Highlandwear and tailoring ensembles that are flying out the door at Scotland’s leading formalwear outfitters

MacGregor and MacDuff

“The exclusive MacGregor and MacDuff Arran is a modern, contemporary outfit,” describes the brand’s retail manager Sarah Ferguson. “The colour is a royal navy, which ties in with most wedding schemes, and the Arran Mist tartan and Arran tweed jacket are only available to purchase and hire at MacGregor and MacDuff.”
Arran navy tweed package, £849 to buy.
Walker Slater

“Our pick would be the three-piece Edward suit in wool cashmere,” says Walker Slater’s assistant manager Kris Dziewiatkowski. “The mid-grey herringbone goes well with strong burgundy accents and a silk, knitted tie, along with a paisley-print pocket square that adds depth and definition to the ensemble.”
Three-piece Edward suit, £485.
Anderson Kilts

“Recently there has been a big resurgence in demand for navy tweed Crail jackets and waistcoats,” observes Graeme Anderson at Anderson Kilts. “We have added these to our hire range to complement the new Modern Queen of the South tartan, which uses darker shades than the original. The outfit is enhanced by a powder blue shirt and ruche tie.”
Modern Queen of the South outfit, from £80 to hire.

“The reason for this outfit’s popularity is the on-trend tweed,” explains Stuart Graham, Slaters’ Glasgow hirewear manager. “This is then paired with the colours of the season, which are purple and burgundy (as seen in the Scottish Spirit kilt). It’s a classic combination with an affordable price tag, allowing wearers to stand out from the crowd and step away from the traditional black jacket.”
Scottish Spirit outfit, £92.50 to hire.

“This bias-cut wool waistcoat in Flower of Scotland tartan is our best item in the shop, just because it is a little unexpected,” enthuses founder Anna White. “The tailor loves doing that contrast matching on the pockets! Wear it with a tartan jacket, cut straight for maximum effect.”
Men’s bias-cut wool tartan waistcoat in Flower of Scotland tartan, £165.