Whether you’re the groom, the best man or a guest, choosing the right summer wedding suit can be something of a sartorial minefield.
That’s why we’ve put together these tips to help you make the right decisions about what to wear.
Top tips for your summer wedding suit
A summer wedding is an opportunity to ditch the heavy corporate colours and choose something fresh, such as light navy blue, light grey or a steely blue. Despite the unpredictability of the great British weather, this is not a time for dark colours. You can also coordinate with your bride, groom, best man or ushers.
Don’t get shirty about white
Beautiful not boring – this should be the attitude towards white shirts. If you’re the groom, a white shirt is a must. If you want to go different, think different in white. The only people who can possibly get away with a coloured shirt are wedding guests, but even then, it’s a hard thing to pull off successfully.
Accessories: quality not quantity
Accessories are a chance to add a personal flourish to your summer wedding suit. But the season has its own rules when it comes to the likes of pins, pocket squares and ties. What goes with a tie pin or pocket square? What doesn’t? How should you tie your tie? This kind of information is essential.
The cut maketh the man
This is perhaps the most important rule of all. If you follow just one piece of our advice, it should be this one. A summer wedding suit is different to other suits. The jacket and the trousers have a distinct look and an individual cut. So, whether you have your suit made to measure or you hire one, it should fit you perfectly.
Get your perfect summer wedding suit at Astares
Here’s an extra tip for grooms: hiring a suit or having one made should always be something you do with your bride (or groom). You’re about to coordinate your lives in a big way, so it makes sense that you start it all off in wedding outfits that don’t clash.
We offer all the expert support you need to get through any sartorial skirmish. When you come to us for your summer wedding suit, we’ll start with a free consultation. Then when you arrive for your
fitting appointment, you’ll receive uninterrupted service dedicated to one thing: making sure you get the perfect summer wedding suit.