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May 9, 2017

3 Wedding Guest Outfits for Every Kind of Invite

“Gents’ Wedding Guest Outfit Guide: Spring & Summer Edition” , our Clothes & Conversation topic this week, offered some dressing guidelines that those wedding invitations don’t always provide. And here, we’ve got the outfits that will have you ready for every wedding this season…in appropriate style.
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https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens_category/suiting/ludlow-widelapel-suit-jacket-in-japanese-seersucker/g7736
Why is it a Find? For an outdoor, afternoon or destination wedding, J. Crew’s blue and white seersucker suit is a fun choice that won’t bust the budget. Seersucker is a very comfortable warm weather fabric and the Japanese cotton version J. Crew uses is top notch. Always a timeless classic, seersucker has returned to the fashion runways in a big way, so it works for gents of every fashion type.
Wear it with: The softly constructed jacket has a comfortably modern look that can be worn as a sport coat or with the coordinating seersucker pants. Wear it with a white, blue or pink solid dress shirt. Dress it up with a tie – or a bow tie, which we love with seersucker. When you’re wearing the jacket on its own for a more casual event, pair it with white, off white or tan cotton twill pants.
Fit Tip: The jacket is J.Crew’s Ludlow fit, which is their slimmer, more contemporary cut. Since the pants are sold separately, it’s easy to suit up in your exact size.
Alternatives: If you prefer an easier fit, this Brooks Brothers suit is a classic.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Regent-Fit-Double-Stripe-1818-Suit/MK00686,default,pd.html?dwvar_MK00686_Color=NAVY&contentpos=93&cgid=0216 Brooks Brothers - Regent Fit Double Stripe 1818 Suit
Brooks Brothers - Regent Fit Double Stripe 1818 Suit
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Brooks Brothers - Regent Fit Double Stripe 1818 Suit
Regent Fit Double Stripe 1818 Suit
Brooks Brothers
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FORMAL WEDDING GUEST LOOK.
Why is it a Find? This dark navy stripe suit from Brooks Brothers’ 1818 Collection is a handsome option that is perfectly appropriate for a black tie optional or dressy Saturday night wedding. The all wool Italian fabric is rich looking, comfortable, and easy to accessorize in a wider-spaced double stripe pattern that has a classic - yet modern - look. And you don’t need to save it for fancy events – it’s also a great suit for an important business meeting.
Wear it with: For a formal wedding, we suggest sticking to a white, spread collar dress shirt, as we’re showing here (right). Add a simple solid or small pattern tie (shown below) and white linen pocket square to finish the look.
Fit Tip: Brooks Brothers’ Regent fit is modern, with a slightly trimmer and shorter jacket along with pants that have a narrower leg than their typical fit. It’s a nice update that still has plenty of room for most gents.
Alternatives: If you prefer a trim, contemporary fit, this Brooks Brother Milano fit suit is a smart-looking alternative.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Canali-Modern-Fit-Twill-Dress-Shirt-White/prod197160524_cat21130735__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%2Fcategory.service%3FitemId%3Dcat21130735%26pageSize%3D29%26No%3D0%26Ns%3DPCS_SORT%26refinements%3D4294880376%2C4294923845%2C718&eItemId=prod197160524&cmCat=product Canali - Modern-Fit Twill Dress Shirt
Canali - Modern-Fit Twill Dress Shirt
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Canali - Modern-Fit Twill Dress Shirt
Modern-Fit Twill Dress Shirt
Canali
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Why is it a Find? A crisp white, spread collar dress shirt is always the right choice for a dressier event. This Canali shirt is one of our favorites. Made in Italy, the fabric and craftsmanship is truly top notch - a luxury shirt you will be sure to enjoy for many years.
Wear it with: It is ideal with the featured suit in this outfit (left) and will work with any dark suit when you are heading to a formal event or important business meeting.
Fit Tip: The fit is modern with a trimmer body, so it will lay smoothly under a suit jacket.
Alternatives: This Brooks Brothers shirt offers an easier gentleman’s fit.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306640624&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446974157 Breuer - Square-Print Tie
Breuer - Square-Print Tie
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Breuer - Square-Print Tie
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Why is it a Find? Breuer’s Italian-made tie has a foulard small box pattern that is dressy and sophisticated - a polished finish for a formal look, like we’re showing in this outfit.
Wear it with: The purplish-navy shade coordinates well with the dark navy suit and white shirt (above). It looks just as sharp with grey suits. You can even pair it with a solid or pattern blue shirt.
Fit Tip: The 3-inch width give it a modern look without appearing too skinny.
Alternatives: If you want to step up your style game, this Hugo Boss tie has a chic, narrower width.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/magnanni-santiago-cap-toe-oxford-men/3227133?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=BLACK Magnanni - Santiago Cap Toe Oxford
Magnanni - Santiago Cap Toe Oxford
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Magnanni - Santiago Cap Toe Oxford
Santiago Cap Toe Oxford
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Why is it a Find? Gents, you can never go wrong with a pair of black lace ups when you’re dressing up. These Magnanni brogue cap toe shoes have a dressy, modern look and a lot of upscale detail. With a burnished leather upper, leather lining and, most importantly, leather sole, you’ll be hitting the dance floor in comfort and style.
Wear it with: Besides the outfit we’re showing here (above, left), these shoes are an easy go-to wiht any dress or business suit.
Fit Tip: Fits true to size.
Alternatives: If your size is already sold out through the ‘shop it’ button, Zappos also carries them.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/peter-millar-classic-fit-windowpane-wool-suit/4534794?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=NAVY Peter Millar - Classic Fit Windowpane Wool Suit
Peter Millar - Classic Fit Windowpane Wool Suit
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Peter Millar - Classic Fit Windowpane Wool Suit
Classic Fit Windowpane Wool Suit
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SEMI-FORMAL WEDDING GUEST LOOK.
Why is it a Find? A beautifully brighter and summery shade of navy, this Peter Millar windowpane pattern suit creates a wonderful look for a wedding - or a business meeting, so it will get plenty of wear in the warmer months.
Wear it with: Although it has a pattern, it’s subtle so it comes across as a solid. That makes it so easy to accessorize, such a big plus. In the outfit we’ve put together here (right, below), we’re showing how to mix it with a pattern shirt and tie, since a semi-formal wedding allows for some sartorial fun. It is still a dressy event though, so the pattern in the shirt is quiet, while the tie adds the bolder component.
Fit Tip: Peter Millar’s fit is modern, yet has plenty of room for most every gent.
Alternatives: If you prefer a trimmer, contemporary fit, this Hugo Boss suit is a great alternative, with a fine line stripe pattern that is equally versatile.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/david-donahue-regular-fit-stripe-dress-shirt/4583698?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=BLUE%2F%20SKY David Donahue - Regular Fit Stripe Dress Shirt
David Donahue - Regular Fit Stripe Dress Shirt
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David Donahue - Regular Fit Stripe Dress Shirt
Regular Fit Stripe Dress Shirt
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Why is it a Find? Using varying shades of blue, this David Donahue stripe dress shirt has a wide spread collar and French placket, which are details that add an elegant look, so it’s ideal for a wedding or a business event.
Wear it with: Like the suit (left) in this outfit, the subtle pattern makes is easy to accessorize with a solid or pattern tie. And the neutral blue color palette works with most any color solid or pattern suit.
Fit Tip: It is cut in a classic gentleman’s fit for true comfort.
Alternatives: If you prefer a trimmer, contemporary fit, this David Donahue shirt uses the same stripe fabric.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306640624&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524447083207 Eton - Medallion Silk Tie
Eton - Medallion Silk Tie
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Eton - Medallion Silk Tie
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Why is it a Find? Eton’s red foulard pattern tie adds a proper pop of color that is elegant for a wedding or any special event.
Wear it with: When pairing this tie with a pattern shirt, it looks best with a subtle stripe (as we’re showing here, above right) or a pattern that has a solid appearance. On the other end of the spectrum though, a larger pattern with a lot of open space, like this shirt works with it, as well. When you’re not wearing it with the navy suit above, it will pop against a grey or tan suit, too.
Fit Tip: The 3-inch width is just right for a modern look that’s not too skinny.
Alternatives: This pattern comes in equally dapper yellow and orange options, too.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allen-edmonds-mcallister-wingtip-men-online-only/3039210?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=WALNUT%20LEATHER Allen Edmonds - McAllister Wingtip
Allen Edmonds - McAllister Wingtip
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McAllister Wingtip
Allen Edmonds
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Why is it a Find? The strong tan color of these Allen Edmonds shoes holds up perfectly to a blue suit, like the one in this outfit (above, left). The brogue wingtip styling gives them a bit of a casual vibe that is still appropriate for a wedding or evening event. The leather sole makes them great for dancing – or just standing with cocktails.
Wear it with: Not only are these shoes a smart choice with a suit for an event or business meeting, they look really cool dressed down with jeans so you can wear them on a Casual Friday, too.
Fit Tip: True to size, they are available in 8 widths for those hard to fit feet.
Alternatives: They are also available in black through the ‘shop it’ button.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zachary-prell-laxus-plaid-linen-sport-coat/4613518?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=LIGHT%20BLUE Zachary Prell - Laxus Plaid Linen Sport Coat
Zachary Prell - Laxus Plaid Linen Sport Coat
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Zachary Prell - Laxus Plaid Linen Sport Coat
Laxus Plaid Linen Sport Coat
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CASUAL WEDDING GUEST LOOK.
Why is it a Find? Zachary Prell’s softly constructed linen sport coat has a fresh, elegant look that is just perfect for any casual wedding. It is easy to dress up or dress down, so you’ll feel appropriate even if you’re not sure just how casual the event will be. The linen fabric will keep you cool, comfortable and looking good throughout the day or evening. Remember, linen will have a natural wrinkle to it, but the high quality of this fabric stays looking fresh.
Wear it with: The plaid pattern has a modern look that can easily be the star of the outfit. We are showing you a way to wear it for a truly casual event, with a white linen shirt (right), and pale blue cotton pants (below). For a dressier outdoor wedding, pair it with a white dress shirt, blue or contrast color solid tie and cotton or linen pants.
Fit Tip: The fit is contemporary, for a sleek and updated look.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vilebrequin-caroubie-regular-fit-linen-sport-shirt/4395419?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=WHITE Vilebrequin - Caroubie Regular Fit Linen Sport Shirt
Vilebrequin - Caroubie Regular Fit Linen Sport Shirt
Why is it a Find? Vilebrequin’s point collar styling and wonderful quality give this linen shirt a dressier look that is wedding party right. And just as cool for a casual night out. Since the fabric is top of the line, it will have that wonderfully lived-in look that is customary of linen, without those really hard looking wrinkles that lesser quality linen materials can have.
Wear it with: It’s the ideal laidback shirt for the blue pattern linen sport coat in this outfit (left). It’s equally wonderful layered under any cotton or linen sport coats and sweaters all season long. It can easily be worn on its own with linen or cotton pants - even shorts or jeans.
Fit Tip: The fit is contemporary, to lay smoothly under a jacket or sweater.
Alternatives: It is also available is several other great colors through the ‘shop it’ button. If you prefer an easier fit, this Peter Millar shirt is for you.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/BOSS-Stretch-Cotton-Flat-Front-Pants-Light-Blue/prod197210084_cat42600734__/p.prod BOSS Hugo Boss - Stretch-Cotton Flat-Front Pants
BOSS Hugo Boss - Stretch-Cotton Flat-Front Pants
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Stretch-Cotton Flat-Front Pants
Stretch-Cotton Flat-Front Pants
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Why is it a Find? These cotton flat front pants from Hugo Boss have a dressier look so you can wear them for a casual wedding – after all, just because it’s casual doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still look dapper and appropriate. The light blue color is a fresh alternative to your go-to tan or white pants and looks really great with the featured jacket (above).
Wear it with: Aside from this look we’ve put together, these are so easy to pair with most any solid or pattern button up shirt, as well as cotton or linen sweaters. So like any of your cotton lightweight pants, they’re a great option for the office or an evening out, too.
Fit Tip: The fit is contemporary, but not overly trim.
Alternatives: These beige Peter Millar pants offer a timeless alternative in an easier fit.
https://www.eastdane.com/jack-suede-lace-boot-new/vp/v=1/1563727016.htm To Boot New York - Jack Suede Lace Up Shoes
To Boot New York - Jack Suede Lace Up Shoes
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To Boot New York - Jack Suede Lace Up Shoes
Jack Suede Lace Up Shoes
To Boot New York
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Why is it a Find? These plain toe suede oxfords from To Boot New York are the perfect finishing touch to any upscale casual outfit. Made in Italy, they are extremely well-made and comfortable shoes, so the timeless style will hold up to many, many wears. (We’re sending you to East Dane through the ‘shop it’ button, so you’ll get free shipping + returns, and can even use your Amazon Prime account for super speedy delivery.)
Wear it with: The light sand color and contrast gum sole are just right with the cotton pants (left) and linen sport coat (above). When you’re not wearing them with this outfit, you’ll get plenty of use out of them for the office, evenings and weekends. Wear these shoes with all of your cotton and linen pants, as well as jeans.
Fit Tip: Fit true to size.
Alternatives: There is a darker color available at Nordstrom, too.
 

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