A man’s guide to what to wear at a wedding

The wedding is one event that has for years proven to be a conundrum for men. How to we dress for them? The wedding presents an eternal struggle between wanting to look appropriate and wanting to express ourselves as individuals.  A wedding in the autumn/ winter presents an additional challenge. The below looks can be divided into three categories – casual, formal and contemporary. Image from www.reiss.co.uk

The formal look

This would be an appropriate style for those guests attending a highly formal occasion where morning suits are required. Traditionally this look consists of a black or grey single breasted tailcoat (morning coat) with one button and peaked lapels. Trousers are usually grey or black with checks or stripes.

The look can be made more season appropriate with changes to the waistcoat and tie for more seasonal shades.

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Charcoal sharkskin three piece classic morning suit from Gieves and Hawkes

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The Duke of Cambridge in traditional morning suit.

The casual look

Increasingly, couples are opting to host their weddings as more casual affairs. It is always important to check the dress code, but if you happen to be invited to a more casual wedding, you could really experiment with your fashion. This look of a great pair of trousers with blazer and roll neck is a great, comfortable, casual but still very stylish look for a winter wedding. Keep the major components of the outfit (the trousers and the blazer) a plain colour and experiment with your jumpers and accessories.

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Green roll neck jumper from Topman

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Images from www.reiss.co.uk

The contemporary look

The most common style for male guests at wedding is one that is elegant, and contemporary. Achieving this style will have you looking smart but not overdressed.

A navy suit is a great, season appropriate option. I would recommend a suit with a slight shine to it, which makes it perfect for a wedding. Pair with a crisp white shirt and a statement tie.

An alternative option is a light grey suit which is again, lovely for this season. Feel free to experiment with shirts – texture and contrast collars are both great options.

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Spencer Hart Navy Shawl Collar Wool Flannel Suit from Mr Porter

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Both from www.moss.co.uk

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