The one event on everyone’s calendar at this time of year is, of course, the wedding. And the question that usually follows this is what to wear? Impression counts, whether you’re the groom, best man or a guest and a moment as special as tying the knot deserves celebrating in exceptional style.
At a time when summer weddings dictate dress codes as wide ranging as “English Countryside” to “Continental Glamour”, a sharp yet adaptable repertoire is the key to meeting any and all requirements and no matter what role you play on the big day, our new wedding editorial highlights the handsome wonders that will set you apart from the standard.
A Cool Candidate
The one true sartorial staple for warm-weather dressing, linen is all about looking cool while staying cool. For those enunciating vows in hotter climes the linen suit is a requisite, not only for the lightweight fabrication, but for its looser, less crisp appearance, which perfectly captures the fun mood of summer weddings.
Dress Down to Dress Up
While dress codes in general are relaxing, the suit remains steadfast as the best choice for wedding attire. But for the event that errs on the side of casual, adapt a tailored look by forgoing the formal finishing touches. How so? Opt for a linen-blend shirt with the top two buttons undone and keep the tuck loose. Add a hint of colour with a pocket square and the end result: a traditional two-piece with a personal and fresh twist.
Commander in Check
A classic is hard to beat and heritage-inspired check still holds sway as one of the sleekest pieces of tailoring a man can wear. The trick to making it relevant for now is to command the suit rather than let the suit wear you. Don’t be afraid to get playful with a printed shirt and pastel accessories for a check suit with a vibe that’s more ostentatious than office.
Celebrate one of life’s biggest moments in the style it deserves: a three-piece suit. One for the groom, this tailored tour de force is designed to ensure the wearer is hailed as the best-dressed man in the room, and rightly so. Make the most of the suit’s sartorial credit and enhance its blue colour with a shirt in a softer shade. Take a personal approach to the finishing touch with a patterned tie and flamboyant tie pin.
Top of the Line
For those who pride themselves on their individuality the detailing of a certain kind of suit is the perfect way to bring something new to the table. A simple design feature, such as exposed stitching on the lapels, shoulders and pockets of the blazer, immediately enhances the overall look of a standard two-piece. Maintain its fun spirit with a patterned tie and coordinated tie pin.