Brooches for grooms bring elegance to a wedding day suit

Brooches from Mikimoto, Boucheron and vintage Raymond Yard and Cartier make chic accessories for grooms. Pin your hopes on these

Man in black suit wearing a diamond brooch
Jacket, price on request; shirt, £395, both by Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane. ‘Serpent Boheme’ brooch in 18ct pink gold with diamonds, price on request by Boucheron
(Image credit: Josh David Payne)

Bring an offbeat elegance to the sharp silhouette of a suit with one of these brooches. Vintage and traditional designs, when intertwined with contemporary references, make for a very modern wedding. Playful placements can bring new life to a heritage piece; a bow-tie, when drawn in platinum and tourmaline and pinned in place, brings a mischievous modernity to a Cartier clip dating from the 1940s.

Other pieces make arresting adornments with colour contrasts; the cool blue of a 1930s Raymond Yard brooch, which fringes an aquamarine in opals and diamonds, is brought to life against the dark lapel of a Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello jacket, while lustrous Mikimoto pearls suspended from their white gold branches are coolly current when juxtaposed against Dunhill polka dots.

Man wearing a brooch as a bow tie

Jacket, £740; shirt, £240, both by AMI. Platinum and yellow gold diamond and tourmaline double clips (c. 1940), price on request, by Cartier, from Omnēque

(Image credit: Josh David Payne)

A hidden functionality in Boucheron’s ‘Serpent Bohème’ brooch adds a pleasing wearability: swing the diamond-studded teardrop pendant from a long necklace or wear alone on its rose gold pin to add a glittering minimalism to your wedding day wardrobe.

When worn with the sleek lines of a Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane jacket and shirt, its diamond form pops.

Man wearing a blue brooch against a dark shirt

Jacket, £1,605; shirt, £810, both by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Opal diamond and aquamarine brooch (c. 1930), £32,000, by Raymond Yard, from Omnēque

(Image credit: Josh David Payne)

For further wedding inspiration, let us introduce Weddingpaper*, Wallpaper’s first dip into nuptial nirvana, as seen in the October 2021, 25th Anniversary Issue and coming to throughout this week. Forget the conventional and the staid; here, tradition comes with a twist and frou frou frills with a velvet blue mule.

Whether it’s pairing the cool metal hues of a rose gold wristwatch with the billowing folds of an In-Grid Bride gown, or juxtaposing a luminescent Mikimoto pearl brooch against the mischievous polka dots of a Dunhill shirt, brides and grooms are sure to find something style wise to love. Wedding guests, too, take note: our chic and sculptural guide to timeless gifting puts the days of mismatched china long behind us, making for a very modern take on wedded bliss.

Man wearing pearl brooch and spotted shirt

Jacket, £1,895; shirt, £575, both by Dunhill. ‘Kofuku no ki’ brooch in 18ct white gold with akoya pearls and diamonds, £6,000, by Mikimoto

(Image credit: Josh David Payne)


A version of this article appears in the October 2021, 25th Anniversary Issue of Wallpaper*, on newsstands and available to subscribers, – 12 digital issues for $12/£12/€12.

Hannah Silver is the Art, Culture, Watches & Jewellery Editor of Wallpaper*. Since joining in 2019, she has overseen offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, and written extensively across the worlds of culture and luxury. She enjoys meeting artists and designers, viewing exhibitions and conducting interviews on her frequent travels. 

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