Guest Dress: Late Summer Wedding

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Save the linen trousers for a date. A wool cream pair is better for a more formal event that runs into the evening.

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Oliver People sunglasses, Tommy Hilfiger blazer, Al Bazar shirt, Drake's tie

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And, you know? A smile is a pretty nice accessory too.

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.

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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  • Vaughn Spencer

    Brian, I’ve been meaning to ask you. When did cuffed pants come back? It’s a great look!

    • Brian Sacawa

      Not sure they ever left!

  • Mequell Green

    Noticed you were wearing a black watch and bracelet with the dark brown loafers in this post. Does this break any fashion rules? I’ve always tried to match my accessories and shoes but if I can get away without having to do this it would open up a lot more options.

    • Brian Sacawa

      Good question, Mequell.

      Some people say you can’t combine black and brown. Some people say you should always match your belt to your shoes. Some people look like they’ve thought about that kind of stuff way too hard.

      My advice for this kind of thing is always the same: if it feels right and looks right, then it is right. Take a step back and look at the bigger picture rather than dwelling on “rules”.

      Hope that helps!

  • mike jensen

    Hello, I am looking for this blazer from Tommy Hilfiger, no luck finding it.
    Do you have the model number or item code number for it.
    Many thanks and keep the good work.

    • Brian Sacawa

      Mike, it is probably sold out. It was part of the summer collection, so there’s a high probability of it being gone. Wish I had better news. Thanks for the continued support.

      • Suitusa Jony


        probably its a good choice for wearing seersucker suits during wedding occasion. cream trousers with cuff looks great