Whether you’re the groom, the guest or the one making the best man’s speech, our guide to smart wedding suits for men covers everything you need to kit yourself out for the big day.
From sleek styling tricks to the must-have accessories to complete your look, read our guide and discover the perfect wedding attire – all waiting for you at Highcross.
The classic blue suit
You can’t go wrong with a slim-fitting blue suit. Just like your trusty indigo jeans, it goes with everything. Invest wisely and it’ll not only see you through all your spring/summer wedding engagements, it’ll also serve you for your working week and the weekend too.
Blue is the most versatile suit shade (less severe than black and less nine-‘til-five than grey). Shoes-wise, it can be worn with classic black and tan brogues, colourful summer-ready deck shoes, boxfresh white trainers – whatever floats your footwear boat.
When it comes to your shirt and tie combo, the blue suit will complement everything you have in mind. Or how about a pristine white tee? That’s your casual look sorted, too.
This three-piece suit caught our eye in Hugo Boss. The addition of the waistcoat gives you even more styling options, depending on the wedding’s dress code.
Our pick: Slim-fit three-piece suit in checked virgin wool, £595, Boss by Hugo Boss
How to wear it for a smart wedding
While a pristine white shirt is always a good shout, we’ve opted for a pale blue shade instead. It’s equally as smart, but it feels that little more stylish when paired with a tonal navy spotty tie. Seek out a double-cuff shirt, as you can then add some statement cufflinks that’ll peak out under your jacket. Black leather monk shoes finish off the look.
Our picks: Oxider slim fit stretch shirt, £80, Reiss; dot silk tie, £25, John Lewis & Partners; hand-polished cufflinks with round fastening, £55, Boss Hugo Boss; Kicia monk shoes, £90, Aldo
How to wear it for a smart-casual wedding
Ditch the waistcoat if you want to look more casual. Blue and blush pink is a great colour combination, so reach for a dusky pink shirt. Add some interest with a bold paisley tie in a similar colourway. Ditch the polished black leather shoes and instead pop on some tan suede loafers for a more relaxed feel. Retro round sunglasses add that cool finishing touch.
Our picks: Moss Esq. regular fit single cuff dobby shirt, £27.95, Moss Bros; Liberty Fabrics Lee Manor print tie, £44.95, TM Lewin; oval sunglasses, £19.99, Zara; Sole Saxton shoes, £69.99, Sole Trader
The perfect fitting suit
Finding the right suit is just part of looking sharp. It also needs to fit you perfectly. Don’t bother ordering online – you need to head in centre and try on a few sizes. The jacket shoulders should neither extend or fall short of your own shoulders; it should be slim fitting around your body but not pulling; sleeves should not extend beyond your wrists; and the jacket length should not cover your bottom completely. Trousers wise, hem length is everything: you want it touching the top of your shoe.
Why not take advantage of the alteration service at Reiss? That way, you can ensure the trouser length is spot on.
MADE-TO-MEASURE SUITS AT HIGHCROSS
Fancy some sartorial guidance? Again, at Reiss, you can take advantage of their personal shopping service. Their knowledgeable stylists will pull together the perfect tailored outfit for all your upcoming occasions. Simply book an appointment online by visit the website
For your own made-to-measure suit, make your way to Boss at Hugo Boss. They offer a range of suiting options including consultations, tailoring services and personal shopping. To book an appointment, just call the store on 0116 242 9100.