Summer Wedding Looks

Summer wedding are a reality in the South.  We are neck-deep into the season here, and there’s no shortage of nuptials without regard to the mercury’s accelerated rise.

For a lot of guys, most of their wedding attire consists of a grey or a navy blue wool suit.  This is all fine and good, until you have to be hooked up to an IV to rehydrate.  When your better half says ‘I need a new dress for that June wedding’, you can say ‘yeah, I need a new suit’.  Tit for tat.  I had a very similar conversation with Greg and Robby at Miller Brothers, and they have three options that will keep you cool, calm, and collected, without intentionally outdoing the groom.

Let’s start with the standard: a tan cotton suit.  It’s not eye-rolling like a seersucker suit, but provides the same amount of breathability.  And it looks great.  Don’t be afraid of a little wrinkle; it gives it some character.  Details: Tan cotton suit from Miller Brothers, stripe shirt and tie from Eton, Peter Miller pocket square, and tan suede tassel from Alden for Miller Brothers.

Prefer a darker suit?  A lot of us do.  Instead of a heavy wool suit, go with linen.  Trust me, I’m a huge skeptic of linen, but that is generally limited to shirts and pants that end up looking like the wardrobe from a bad 80’s sitcom.  A well constructed darker linen suit is just what the doctor ordered.  Details: Navy linen suit and cotton/silk tie from Miller Brothers, Eton shirt, Breuer pocket square, and tan loafer from Santoni.

Stuck on wool?  Get something light, and with a high count.  You’ll be fine on the dance floor, and the versatile suit can be worn in a work environment or to your next event without worry.  Pearl grey super 130’s suit and queen’s oxford dress shirt from Miller Brothers, Peter Millar plaid tie, G. Inglese pocket square, and perforated cap toe shoe from Santoni.

How do you do a Summer wedding?  Any tricks to share?



  1. Nem
    05/10/2017 / 3:50 PM

    I’ve got tan and olive poplin suits from Haspel that get plenty of summer use.  Watch out for leg sweat if you’re seated outdoors, it’ll show through.  I have to say no to those Santoni lofers…yikes.  That navy linen suit is good looking though.

  2. Mike Kilkenny
    05/10/2017 / 7:27 PM

    Haspel blue pincord for the last few years. Thinking about seersucker this year, however. I’m getting old enough not to care about the eye rolling.

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