There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to begin sacrificing large chunks of annual leave in the name of wedding season. Cheers, maturity. To this end, we’re here to help you navigate the coming months of unending wedding guest status in style. Check out our tips on what to wear to a wedding in the city, countryside or over the seas.
Wedding Style Tutorial
Watch our quick video guide and navigate three summer wedding scenarios in style.
A ceremony somewhere exotic demands you give heavy wool-mix suits the slip in favour of something lighter and – preferably – constructed from linen or super-breathable cotton. This outfit comprises the kind of skinny suit that looks just as at home in the Tuscan hills as it does on a beach on Bora Bora, and keeps things cool by combining washed-out blue with a white short-sleeved shirt. In terms of footwear, opt for something fresh, like these white brogues, and leave the tie at home for a look that ensures you’re so well dressed, they’ll mention you in the speeches.
If you’re heading to a wedding at your local stately home/mill/barn (delete as applicable), draw sartorial inspiration from the rural set and pull on some tweed. This charcoal grey suit nods to traditional countryside tailoring, but has been given a modern twist with the addition of a graphic printed tie and fuss-free Derbies.
A windowpane check suit is a strong departure from the safer suiting options one usually finds filling the pews at a wedding. To some, it might seem like a bit of a gamble. But when executed properly, for the sartorially attuned among you, it’s a risk that pays off. Set yours against a crisp white shirt, slim tie and add a floral pocket square for a pattern-clashing contemporary formalwear look that makes a statement and has heaps of personality at its core.