What are the best men’s fashion for a guest wedding this Summer? Here’s our expert menswear correspondent’s recommendations. He’s sharing the best wedding attire ideas for men to wear to a summer wedding as a guest this year, for all you guys wondering what to wear to look and stay cool., including suits, shoes, ties, and accessories.
what outfit should a stylish guest wear for a luxury Summer wedding?
Summer weddings are coming up fast. Those embossed invitations you RSVP’d to months ago now actually mean something—for the union of two people who are in love, vowing to spend the rest of their lives together and reap the tax benefits… but also for getting dressed up, potentially packing for a weekend full of events. Hopefully your flights and hotel are booked (or the nuptials are mercifully local), but have you thought about what you’re wearing for the big day(s)?
Warm weather weddings, or any big semi-formal events, present a unique dilemma for guests with a few angles to consider. You have to look good and adhere to whatever the dress code is, but not upstage the duo with too much peacockery. Assuming they didn’t get creative with some ambiguous sartorial directive like “country chic”, you’re likely to be dressing in a suit, possibly tie, or black tie formal. So the calculations begin: how to keep your cool and get off an event-appropriate fit that will probably involve tailoring and potentially neckwear, obstructing precious ventilation while the sun beats down on the country club terrace. Don’t sweat it. There are solutions beyond the trays of chilled rosé (although now’s probably the best time to indulge).
Lightweight, breezy fabrics like linen can be your own personal AC and, in fact, look better rakishly rumpled (suitcase hero!). Thoughtful accessories take an otherwise plain cotton suit to a dressier place without affecting your overall airflow. Designers know the summer wedding market is a vast one so they’ve been answering the call with polished, airy garments that’ll keep you looking fly for your funny/weepy champagne toast to the happy couple. Ah, love.
The Perfect Designer in Men’s Fashion for a Guest at a Wedding this Summer
For really beachy or very casual weddings, you can probably get away with just a relaxed button-down, but for our purposes here, let’s assume it’s a suit or jacket-recommended affair. These lightened-up suits will keep their polish when things heat up.
1. Double-Breasted Slate Wool Silk Linen Shirt Jacket + Trousers by Stòffa
Stòffa has made elegant, soft suiting its mission. Not only does the holy trifecta of naturally breathable wool, silk and linen allow for ventilation, the laid-back cut of the jacket-trousers combo is especially apropos for summer.
BUY NOW – $1,300.00.
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2. Linen and Wool Blend Suit Jacket and Trousers by Brunello Cucinelli
We have to imagine those Tuscany-adjacent summers in Solomeo get a little toasty, but Brunello is never one to shy away from insouciant tailoring. This sand-colored suit with plenty of patch pockets rides that line of considered and casual.
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3. Japanese Cotton Seersucker 375 Jacket and Joseph Pants by Officine Générale
We couldn’t possibly forget about tried-and-true seersucker—the fabric was practically invented to attend summer weddings.
BUY NOW – Jacket for $780.00 and Pants for $475.00.
4. Alfonso Notch Lapel Linen Blazer by Giuliva Heritage
It’s A-OK for you to wear white with this suit.
BUY NOW – $1,170.00.
5. Dark Green and Black Check Linen Suit
You could be the Milanese guy on a moped you’ve always wanted to be in this garment-dyed linen suit.
BUY NOW – $2,675.00.
The underpinnings that won’t add any extra bulk, feel good on your skin and keep things flowing. Two concurrent forces have made shirt selection easier: 1) Great advancements have been made in sharp-looking fabrics made for hot climates and 2) overall, wedding dress codes have relaxed so a polo shirt or printed camp collar is absolutely welcome. Remember weddings are supposed to be fun! Your shirt’s a good place to get the party started.
6. Linen Shirt by 120% Lino
A classic from Bologna-based 120% Lino which, as you may have assumed, specializes in linen garms.
BUY NOW – $250.00.
7. Linen and Cotton Short-Sleeved Polo Shirt by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Yes, you can (and should) wear a polo shirt under your suit to a wedding as long as it’s as luxe and slim as this one.
BUY NOW – $695.00.
8. Hibbert Cravat Print Poplin Shirt by Orlebar Brown
Forego the tie, but bring the tie print with this shirt.
BUY NOW – $291.00.
9. Linen Shirt by Canali
Something blue with this shirt?
BUY NOW – $255.00.
10. Striped Cotton and Linen Blend Shirt by Isaia
A proper but unstuffy collar. Pair this guy with a knitted silk tie (more on that later).
BUY NOW – $595.00.
11. Canty SZ Embroidered Gauze Short Sleeve Shirt by Saturdays NYC
This rust color will be fire with almost anything you wear it under. The judicious embroidery will get to shine on the dance floor when the jacket comes off, too.
BUY NOW – $165.00.
12. Navy Printed Shirt by Dries Van Noten
Silky, silky vibes in this shirt.
BUY NOW – $495.00.
Balmy weather and summer locales allow for more casual shoes—you can keep the shoe trees in your brogues and lace-ups for the most part. Think supple loafers, suede derbies and even luxe sandals.
13. Gathered Suede Loafers by The Row
Something about soft, gathered suede vamps says “Italian Riviera wedding”.
BUY NOW – $1,190.00.
14. Black Flat Loafers by Wales Bonner
These can be as formal as you want them to be. Your call with these loafers.
BUY NOW – $545.00.
15. Black Perry Loafers by Manolo Blahnik
The platonic ideal of a penny loafer from the eccentric shoemaker himself.
BUY NOW – $765.00.
16. Talavera Brown Sabah by Sabah
A “fancy Turkish wedding” played a part in owner Mickey Ashmore’s creation of Sabah, based on a curious pair of slippers gifted to him. His versions will play well at your lineup of I-dos.
BUY NOW – $195.00.
17. Siena Flex Leather Derby Shoes by Zegna
For those black-tie weddings, opt for comfort over patent leather with these shoes.
BUY NOW – $780.00.
18. Belgian Loafer by Todd Snyder x Rubinacci
When in doubt, a Belgian loafer is probably the right choice. These are handmade in Italy with a malleable leather sole. Easy.
BUY NOW – $475.00.
19. Quincy Woven Leather Sandals by Grenson
Yes, these are suit-worthy. Feel that breeze (and admiring eyes) on your feet?
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BUY NOW – $191.00.
Topping off your fit with something a little extra special can be a subtle acknowledgement of the significance of the day. Or just an opportunity to break out some of your favorite accessories, tie or no tie.
20. Olive Lecco Print Tie
This tie is just whimsical enough to show you’re the fun cousin.
BUY NOW – Approx. $151.00.
21. Knitted Silk Tie by Mr P
A knitted silk tie is ideal for the relaxed nature of summer weddings. They never feel too stuffy and they’re a welcome departure from wide, satin-y numbers.
BUY NOW – $140.00.
22. Shoestring Border Silk Pocket Square by Drake’s
Whether you’re sporting neckwear or not, a peek of a pocket square handsomely finishes things off.
BUY NOW – $115.00.
23. Drawstring Beaded Bracelet by M.Cohen
This beaded bracelet pairs well with linen suits and bathing suits.
BUY NOW – $130.00.
24. Rectangle Sunglasses by Jacques Marie Mage x Blue Note
When the vows are on the Cape, wear these sunglasses.
BUY NOW – $800.00.
25. Ryder S Sunglasses by Mr. Leight
Slick with a suit and a spritz and wear these sunglasses.
BUY NOW – $625.00.
26. Hi-Beat 36,000 SBGH263 Watch by Grand Seiko
Not all grooms can shell out for Rollies for their boys. Come with your own sleek timepiece.
BUY NOW – $6,200.00.
The Perfect Designer in Men’s Fashion for a Guest at a Wedding this Summer
Those are our ideas for the best wedding attire for men to wear to a summer wedding as a guest this year, for all you guys wondering what to wear to look and stay cool. Have fun!