The Essential Wedding Suit Guide
It's here. You're getting older, and your friends are, apparently, getting happier. They've got the incoming marriage to prove it. Cue stag do. Cue much fun. Cue the less fun task of punishing your bank account and deciding upon the best men's wedding suit.
This is also
After all, the happiness of others is expensive. But, assuming you opt for the below, it needn't be poorly dressed. Here are the best men's wedding suits for every sort of wedding.
The Classic Wedding
The invites were written in a 'rustic' cursive font, probably with some illustration of the church. The vows will still contain the problematic promise to 'love and obey,' and the whole thing is a fairly conservative, reasonably nice, deeply beige affair. That means you don't rock the boat.
So for plain sailing, enlist in the navy. As one of the most classic options in the wardrobe, a tailored suit with the right accessories can double-up for work, job interviews, and whatever semblance of formality you throw at it. May as well get the most out of it.
Prada Navy Tela Suit, mrporter.com
Hugo Boss Nazy Huge/Genius Suit, mrporter.com
Paul Smith Soho-Fit Suit, matchesfashion.com
The Beach Wedding
Oh, what's that? You've to fork out for a flight to Capri during the school holiday season? No problem! At least there's the
The sheer amount of sun, though, makes linen the best choice: light, breathable, and wholly conducive to tailoring, go big on the Jacquemus Provence vibes with something neutral, or navy to blend in amongst the other, sweatier guests.
Tod's Linen Suit Jacket, mrporter.com
Tod's Linen Suit Trousers, mrporter.com
Suitsupply Jort Safari Suit, suitsupply.com
The Fun Wedding
The rules are out the window at a fun wedding. Normal traditions are ditched. You don't know what to expect. That's a good thing, especially as each summer season will bring at least 736 weddings.
It doesn't mean you rest on your laurels, though. A suit, or some tailoring at the very least, should be part and parcel. But, to show how relaxed and chill and on-board with it all you really are, inject an element of color, lose the tie, or go all-in on the print.
AMI Appliquéd Shirt, mrporter.com
Wales Bonner Tingsha Charm Blazer, matchesfashion.com
Gitman Vintage Courts Shirt, endclothing.com
The Black Tie Wedding
Common with our transatlantic compatriots, black tie is increasingly popular on these fair isles, too. And, as one of the trickiest dress codes in the book, it's imperative to do it correctly.
So, embrace the penguin suit, but know there are other ways to make your own mark. Navy tuxedos are acceptable. As is a simple air tie below a tux jacket. Just ensure you don't deviate too far from the norm, and you'll keep the wedding party smiling.
Marks & Spencer Regular Fit Tuxedo, marksandspencer.com
Suitsupply Havana Black Tuxedo, suitsupply.com
Ralph Lauren Wool Shawl Dinner Jacket, ralphlauren.co.uk
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.