When a suit is too formal, turn to a strong blazer and trousers combo

Robin and I will be attending a couple late summer weddings, which naturally raises the question: how does one dress for a late summer wedding? And, you know? That’s not a bad question.


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A summer wedding is the perfect time for a seersucker suit, but with the season starting wane, it’s likely going to seem a little out of place. We’re talking a late summer wedding here. It still going to feel mostly like summer though perhaps maybe not.

However it feels, what you wear should reflect that almost in-between seasonal state. Here’s one outfit idea.

late summer wedding guest dress mens outfit idea

late summer wedding guest dress mens outfit idea

| WEARING | Blazer c/o Tommy Hilfiger, Al Bazar shirt, QG Custom pants, Drake’s tie, Cartier watch, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Cantini MC Firenze bracelet, Loafers c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Let’s start here: should you wear a suit? My advice is to dispense with the suit for a good blazer and trousers combination. Why? Summer weddings – even late summer weddings – always feel a little more casual and relaxed. And, in my opinion, a suit is too formal.

Because most late summer weddings – actually, most weddings, I suppose – will start in the late afternoon and go into the evening, your blazer should be one that will make that day/night transition.

Something navy is simple and classic. Find one with an interesting weave to capture some of the summer spirit.

late summer wedding guest dress mens outfit idea

Like seersucker, a linen trouser, may just be a touch too casual. It also won’t transition well from day to night. A wool cream trouser, on the other hand, is much more appropriate in the evening. And a cuff adds the right amount of formality.

late summer wedding guest dress mens outfit idea

Thanks, as always, for reading and have a great weekend.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style


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