Winter Weddings: What to Wear for Men
June 24th, 2019
The winter months are here, and dressing for winter weddings is all about looking elegant while keeping it stylish, cool and practical. As invitations come in for the cooler months and looking at picking out the perfect winter suit, focus on wearing darker colours, and slightly heavier fabrics.
Keep yourself looking dapper with these tips:
In winter, colours tend to align with nature. When choosing suits for winter weddings, look to wear darker colours than you sported in summer, darker blues such as royal blue or navy, and dark greys like charcoal or gunmetal. Also, don’t be afraid to play around with patterns – keep an eye out for checks and plaids; they can often make great statement pieces as a blazer when aligned with some tailored chino pants.
Once you have a colour and pattern in mind, it’s now time to choose the material:
This season has seen a swing towards an 80s look, a time when soft tweed and wool suits were most prominent. An autumn wedding suit can be magnificently complemented by a matching vest in a three-piece suit to give your look an extra edge. Whatever the colour or pattern, make sure you stick to natural fibres such as merino wool. Oxford suits are all constructed in the finest Australian merino wool which is 100% natural and renewable. Its ability to absorb and release moisture makes it not only luxurious but comfortable to wear in all temperatures.
Simply knowing what to wear to a wedding can present its own challenges before you even contemplate the added factor of dressing for one taking place in winter. While grey tailoring is traditionally most recognised as a boardroom staple, it also holds sway as a sleek wedding-guest suit whilst not upstaging the groom. Keep it classic and smart by pairing it with a white button up shirt, a tonal coloured tie and black derby shoes.
To keep colours aligned for winter weddings, brown leather or suede shoes are certain to channel the natural colours of the season. Pair your shoes with a similarly coloured belt to keep outfit continuity.
Winter suits can generally be relatively simplistic with regards to shirts, so in many ways, cufflinks and lapel pins can simultaneously add a touch of sophistication and a little fun and personality to your look. Patterned cufflinks make a great addition to any wedding outfit.
As three piece suits take over the season, bow-ties are a great touch to keep you looking dapper or for some added personality, finish your look with flair by way of a matching tie and pocket square. Keep your look modern and suave by pairing your suit and tie in complementary seasonal colour.