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What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Posted Jul 18th, 2017 in Style Knowledge, Wedding Suits


Undoubtedly, deciding what to wear to a summer wedding can be a challenge for many men. Here are a few suggestions on how to balance the need for comfort and coolness with the desire to look great and show respect to the bride and groom.

[Evening Attire or Black Tie]

Dress Your Best in a Tuxedo

Black tie is one of the most common wedding dress codes and while a beautiful custom onyx tuxedo may work for the cooler months, summer is the time to add a pop of colour to your look.

A light weight midnight navy summer weight custom tuxedo, such as shown here, is a beautiful option to consider. Black tie attire rarely calls for strictly black tuxedos and this is why this option works extremely well.

The deep colour tone and sheen in the fabric gives the garment its dressy nature, while the onyx satin lapel and bow tie finalize the tuxedo's formality.

Wedding Tuxedo, King & Bay

[Evening Formal – Black Tie Optional]

Choose Your Best Solid Formal Suit

For summer, this custom indigo suit is a phenomenal choice for a formal look. It is a great lighter shade of blue that won't get too hot while keeping with the formality of a tuxedo. However without the satin lapels and trimmings, this custom suit still fits the dress code easily without being over the top.

We would recommend wearing this suit without the vest as a clean, sophisticated look with a simple tie and pocket square. The fabric is weightless for the summer and the diamond weave tonal pattern adds immense depth and texture for added formality.

Custom Suit, King & Bay Menswear Toronto

[Semi-Formal or Afternoon Outdoor]

Be Confident in a Fashion Forward Coloured Suit

A semi-formal or outdoor wedding is a great dress code to express your creative side with your outfit choice. While still keeping with the dressed up look, we recommend a custom suit in the colour of the season. This sea island green suit is an amazing choice especially for the summer outdoor environment.

The fabric is a light weight, breathable wool/silk blend and the pattern is a micro houndstooth, giving it a depth in texture noticeable from up close. We chose to show it with the vest, however, wearing the garment without the vest will allow for more breathability in the sun

Custom Suit, King & Bay Menswear Toronto

[Festive Attire]

Wear a Vibrant Coloured Suit

When you see 'festive attire' as the dress code on a wedding invitation, it represents permission to wear a bold and fun outfit. It shows that the bride and groom are ready to let loose and have fun during their reception and you should too.

We chose this beautiful custom plum coloured suit, paired with a rose/silver paisley tie for a party look. The purple tone will look phenomenal during the reception as you stand by the open bar, while the lights flash and twirl. Simply by opting for a bolder colour, your look will stand out much more in a festive dress code

Custom Suit, King & Bay Menswear Toronto


[Beach Wedding]

Stay Cool in a Light Weight, Breathable Jacket & Trouser

While many people will be wearing some sort of khaki, beige or tan suit attending a summer wedding, we would recommend trying something different. This beautiful custom sky blue jacket is made using a hopsack fabric which breathes phenomenally due to its open weave.

Pair this custom jacket with a crisp white open collar shirt and a pair of white linen trousers for a great summer beach wedding look. Navy loafers would finish off the outfit beautifully. Notice the navy trimmed white linen pocket square used to coordinate with the jacket for an element of sophisticated elegance.

Custom Suit, King & Bay Menswear Toronto