Whether you’re the groom, the guest or the one making the best man’s speech, our guide to smart wedding suits for men covers everything you need to kit yourself out for the big day.
From sleek styling tricks to the must-have accessories to complete your look, read our guide and discover the perfect wedding attire – all waiting for you at Centrale and Whitgift.
The classic blue suit
You can’t go wrong with a slim-fitting blue suit. Just like your trusty indigo jeans, it goes with everything. Invest wisely and it’ll not only see you through all your spring/summer wedding engagements, it’ll also serve you for your working week and the weekend too.
Blue is the most versatile suit shade (less severe than black and less nine-‘til-five than grey). Shoes-wise, it can be worn with classic black and tan brogues, colourful summer-ready deck shoes, boxfresh white trainers – whatever floats your footwear boat.
When it comes to your shirt and tie combo, the blue suit will complement everything you have in mind. Or how about a pristine white tee? That’s your casual look sorted, too.
This three-piece suit caught our eye in House of Fraser. The addition of the waistcoat gives you even more styling options, depending on the wedding’s dress code.
Our picks: Skopes Pesaro wool blend suit jacket, £120; waistcoat, £49.95; suit trousers, £65, House of Fraser
How to wear it for a smart wedding
While a pristine white shirt is always a good shout, we’ve opted for a pale blue shade instead. It’s equally as smart, but it feels that little more stylish when paired with a tonal navy spotty tie. Seek out a double-cuff shirt, as you can then add some statement cufflinks that’ll peak out under your jacket. Black leather monk shoes finish off the look.
Our picks: Chester Barrie herringbone shirt, £55, House of Fraser; 100% silk polka spot tie, £29, Hawes & Curtis; Boss Hugo Boss mother of pearl cufflinks, £139, Ernest & Jones; Rizzalda monk shoes, £120, Aldo
How to wear it for a smart-casual wedding
Ditch the waistcoat if you want to look more casual. Blue and blush pink is a great colour combination, so reach for a dusky pink shirt. Add some interest with a bold paisley tie in a similar colourway. Ditch the polished black leather shoes and instead pop on some tan suede loafers for a more relaxed feel. Retro round sunglasses add that cool finishing touch.
Our picks: Collection Luxury pure cotton tailored fit shirt, £45, Marks & Spencer; Liberty Fabrics Lee Manor print tie, £44.95, TM Lewin; metal sunglasses, £19.99, Zara; Code Step suede loafers, £99, Clarks
The perfect fitting suit
Finding the right suit is just part of looking sharp. It also needs to fit you perfectly. Don’t bother ordering online – you need to head in centre and try on a few sizes. The jacket shoulders should neither extend or fall short of your own shoulders; it should be slim fitting around your body but not pulling; sleeves should not extend beyond your wrists; and the jacket length should not cover your bottom completely. Trousers wise, hem length is everything: you want it touching the top of your shoe.
PERSONAL SHOPPING AT DEBENHAMS
Fancy some sartorial guidance? Make your way to Debenhams and take advantage of their personal shopping service. Their knowledgeable stylists will pull together the perfect tailored outfit for all your upcoming occasions. To book an appointment online, visit the website