What to Wear to a Spring/Summer Wedding

March 8th, 2016

With wedding season right around the corner, we’ve been busy planning trips and getting our clients ready for their big day.

Whether you’re the groom, the best man, the father of the bride, or just attending the party (maybe giving a loosely worded speech after a few cocktails) here are some tailoring ideas for the main event.

As with all of our clients, we encourage you to invest in something that will be appropriate for the ceremony and have you looking your best, but also serve as an integral part of your long-term wardrobe.

The Traditional Wedding

If you’re having a traditional wedding, but not necessarily a “black tie” formal affair, I suggest a classic black suit. Similar to a woman’s “little black dress”, a man’s black suit should be slim, flattering and sexy. This version is a one-button jacket with peak lapels and besom pockets – a gentle nod to the tuxedo. It’s also cut from our natural stretch wool which is designed for comfort and mobility; so you’ll have absolutely no problem breaking it down on the dance floor all night long. For your groomsmen I recommend the medium grey fresco with a white point collar shirt and black tie.

The Beach Wedding

If you’re getting married on the beach, or at a tropical destination, you have to go pure linen. This garment combines the formality of a tailored suit with the sartorial nonchalance of linen – perfect for a party in paradise. With an unlined and unstructured jacket, this one is designed to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the ceremony and the after party. For your groomsmen I recommend the essential light navy suit.

The Outdoor Wedding

If you’re getting married outdoors amongst mother nature – think gardens, forests, cabins, etc – I recommend going with an earthtone that is understated but elegant. Our olive worsted, for example, is the kind of fabric that makes a memorable (but tasteful) statement and will become a go-to in your wardrobe long after the big day. For your groomsmen I recommend the silk tweed houndstooth.

The Formal Wedding

For the formal groom, there is nothing smoother than a midnight blue shawl collar tuxedo. It’s a timeless garment that represents the height of elegance in menswear. For your groomsmen I recommend our black natural stretch suit or the essential charcoal 4-season.

The Casual Wedding

If you’re doing a more casual get-together, than I would recommend going with a creative jacket & trouser combo or an even more low-key waistcoat and trouser combo. For example, our grey fresco waistcoat with burgundy worsted trousers is only one of many possible combinations. Separates are generally more relaxed, casual and creative.

These are just some ideas to get you thinking, of course. If you have a wedding coming up, contact us and we’ll put together the perfect combination for your event (and for your long-term wardrobe).

Thanks, as always, for reading. If you have any questions about our online custom menswear, feel free to contact us anytime. We look forward to serving as your personal tailor and stylist. 

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

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