Their big day, your chance to take it up a notch.



Their big day, your chance to take it up a notch

Words: C. Stewart

Wedding invitations sometimes come with strict dress codes, and it’s your duty as a guest to do your best to keep to that dress code. But, if you’re having trouble decoding what a dress code means, you might be feeling a little stumped as to what to wear. And if the weather’s unpredictable, as it can be in autumn in the UK, that brings more challenges with it.

Autumn weddings, however, do present the chance to bring out the best bits of men’s style, like great fabrics, rich colours, layers and a really good pair of shoes. So consider this your opportunity to take things up a notch and wear something that makes you feel great. Keep reading for autumn wedding outfit ideas.


Embrace colour

If plain navy is your default setting then use the opportunity to do something different. How about a suit in a standout shade like dusty pink or bright blue? An optimistic colour feels right for the celebratory mood of a wedding. Finish with a contrasting shirt for more dressed-up days or keep things more relaxed with a knitted roll-neck under your suit.

Add texture

Autumn is prime time for some texture. Perhaps a contemporary tweed, like our green version here: its textured weave is way more interesting than your workweek standard. Bring out that texture with a knitted tie or a tonal merino jumper for a semi-formal wedding. Loafers or a pair of monk shoes feel right for a relaxed autumnal look – but make sure you add a warm pair of socks. These are not the months for bare ankles.

Go for pattern

A wedding is one of your best shots to break out something a little more out-there, like a dogtooth check. We rate going all in with the three-piece suit, including horseshoe waistcoat, but you could also ease into the look with just patterned trousers and a block-colour jacket. To finish, a pair of polished lace-ups and a tonal textured tie.