The Best Suits for Summer Weddings

Best men's suits for summer weddings in 2022

The Best Suits for Summer Weddings

The easy, breezy options to look your best

Two years have passed and while the pandemic is still going on, we're all ready to celebrate warm weather, weddings, and just a bit more normalcy of interacting with people again. You don't ever need an excuse to dress up, but since summer wedding season is approaching, you might have some—or even your own—on your calendar.

The invite might give you a clue on what to wear (semi-formal, cocktail or garden attire, beach chic), but if you're the guest of a wedding, this day isn't about you, so we'd suggest something subtle like a two-buttoned jacket. If you're the groom, then we say go all out and purchase a double-breasted blazer to give off that leading man look. Informal and destination weddings are less rigid about dress codes, but it never hurts to be the guy in a good looking suit. Which is why we've pulled some easygoing unstructured options that you can travel in or dress down a bit.

Suits are nothing new in the fashion realm, especially for formal parties like a wedding, but they're consistently getting updated—whether it's in fabrics, lapels or more modern silhouettes. As always, the fit is key. And right now, the look is tailored but not tight, and slightly relaxed. Whenever you buy a suit off the rack, it will always need modifications, so call your local tailor (you've got a tailor, right?) and ask for your suit pant to kiss the top of your shoes and have them take in your jacket where they see fit (shoulders, chest, back and wrists). Herewith, the best options for any budget to keep you suited all summer.

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The Best Summer
Wedding Suits
in 2022

The Classic
Two-Button Suit

A traditional two-button jacket and some flat-front pants will always be a go-to look. Pair this with a nice dress shirt and knit tie for a more buttoned-up affair or throw on a patterned camp collar shirt and some sandals for a more relaxed outdoor event.

Proper Cloth Bedford Tobacco Irish Linen Suit
Proper Cloth Bedford Tobacco Irish Linen Suit

Bedford tobacco
Irish linen suit,
$695 by Proper Cloth

Bonobos Stretch Chambray Suit

Stretch chambray suit,
$550 by Bonobos

Brooklyn Tailors BKT50 Tailored Wool Hopsock Jacket

BKT50 tailored wool hopsack jacket ($825)
and trouser ($425), both by Brooklyn Tailors

J.Crew Olive Hemp Cotton Suit Jacket

Olive hemp cotton suit jacket ($228 / $114.50)
and trouser ($128 / $64.50), both by J.Crew

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The
Double-
Breasted Suit

A double-breasted or DB jacket is quite the statement dinner jacket. Think James Bond for a formal night out or freak em' like Ralph with some worn-in denim jeans for a surprisingly casual look. Suits are meant to hug your shape and accentuate the best parts of your body and this does that, just on steroids.

Lardini Brown and Hazelnut Double-Breasted Suit
Lardini Brown and Hazelnut Double-Breasted Suit

Brown and hazelnut
double-breasted suit,
$2,045 by Lardini

Suitsupply Herringbone Havana Suit

Herringbone Havana suit,
$899 by Suitsupply

Officine Generale Eugene Jacket

Eugene jacket ($675) and Hugo pant ($350),
both by Officine Générale

Stoffa Double-Breasted Shirt Jacket

Double-breasted shirt jacket ($1,400)
and single-pleat trouser ($475), both by stòffa

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The Unstructured
(Travel-Ready) Suit

The unstructured suit is the perfect travel companion. Since they don't have any lining and there is no padding in the shoulder, this type of jacket is literally meant to be relaxed and moves naturally with your body's movement. Dress this down with a T-shirt underneath or up with a nice lightweight knit polo or sweater.

Alex Mill Madras Blazer
Alex Mill Madras Blazer

Alex madras blazer ($225) and standard pleated madras pant ($185),
both by Alex Mill

Todd Snyder Italian Seersucker Traveler Suit

Italian seersucker
traveler suit,
$756 by Todd Snyder

Barena Torceo Pie Striped Linen Suit Jacket

Torceo pie striped linen suit jacket ($760)
and trouser ($400), both by Barena

Drakes Mk. IV Navy Cotton Hemp Games Blazer

Mk. IV navy cotton hemp games blazer ($1,095)
and trouser ($495), both by Drake's

How to pack your suit

How to pack
your suit

Lightly steam your suit to get the wrinkles out depending on the fabric and hang the pants and jacket on a nice wooden hanger. Pack your suit in this lovely garment bag, which features an exterior zip pocket for easy access, as well as interior zip pockets for shoes and accessories. A zip-out hook makes it easy to hang in a closet or over a door, while the luggage clip secures it seamlessly to any suitcase.

The garment bag, $65 by Away

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