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
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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

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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

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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 (opens in new tab).

Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.

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