Q: I’ve been invited to a UK wedding in August, but I'm bored of navy suits. What else might work?
A: I often find myself asking friends what they plan to wear to a wedding and most of them – close to 99% – say a navy suit and a white shirt. So, thank you for asking this question.
Considering that the wedding is in August, you’re going to want to opt for summer fabrics – seersucker, linen, silk, cottons – and if you own a navy suit already, that’s where you should start. Use the trousers as an anchor, before adding some summer flair with a contrasting jacket. Sometimes, it’s okay to go slightly less traditional with a grandad-collar shirt. Complete the look with a pocket square that matches the colour of your shirt, and for flourish, roll the cuff of your shirt over your jacket – just make sure it’s neat.
If you’re in the market for an entirely new suit, forest green is an equally smart choice – but one that looks a bit more modern. It also works with most complexions, which is a bonus. A double-breasted jacket steers further away from the conventional and adds a touch of European flair.