What To Wear To A Summer Wedding
MR PORTER’S three-step sartorial guide to the wedding season.
In the same way that you can generally expect the sky to be full of clouds, or an airport to be full of frustrating people, it’s possible to predict with some degree of certainty that this summer will be full of weddings. Yes, people tend to feel that little bit more romantic when, instead of being bombarded with hailstones and engulfed in pitch darkness, they can gambol like butterflies in the fresh air, sip Pimm’s and generally have a good time of it. Such mood-lighteners, though, don’t necessarily make the job of getting dressed any easier, but this is where MR PORTER comes in. Scroll down for our snappy three-step guide to getting your outfit right, whether you’re getting hitched yourself or have merely been lured by the promise of an open bar.
This sharp navy suit from MR PORTER-exclusive brand Kingsman is rendered in a textured birdseye wool fabric, which gives it a much lighter, almost canvas-y, feel than a traditional gabardine variation. It’s perfect wedding fare because, though it’s smart, it won’t make you look like you’re heading into the office, plus it has a crease-resistant finish, so won’t suffer too much when you start to throw some shapes in the obligatory post-dinner disco.
It’s always nice to mark the special-occasion-ness of a wedding by going with a slightly more adventurous pair of dress shoes than you would do normally. John Lobb’s classic monk-strap shoes are a wise choice for this purpose. Handmade in Northamptonshire, England, they combine a suitable level of formality with a bit of sartorial flair that will help you to stand out amidst the sea of grey suits and black Oxfords that’s inevitable at these things.
Weddings are supposed to be fun, otherwise, well, what a disaster. But though the event’s organisers are traditionally supposed to supply the good vibrations, you’ve also got to do your part. And you can start by choosing a patterned tie. This Drake’s tie is not only guaranteed to make people smile, it is also a subtle enough design that will be easy to pull off. The fabric’s mix of brown and navy strands means that it will complement either colour very nicely indeed.