Best Summer Wedding Suits For 2022
It is often assumed that summer wedding suits should be light in colour and that darker hues are the preserve of the winter months. This, as we will discover is not necessarily the case.
Summer wedding suits can be literally any style or colour and still be appropriate. However, what you need to consider are the practical aspects – namely how hot you are going to be on the day.
Your wedding day is the one day where the two of you (though let’s be honest it’s about 90% bride to 10% groom) are the focus of attention for the whole day. As such you want to look and feel your best for the entire day and feel comfortable. Yes, you can have multiple outfits and keep changing to suit the climate and time of day. But would it not be easier to have one summer wedding suit that is appropriate for the whole day?
A key determining factor in deciding what you wear will be where you get married. In Scotland, even on the very hottest of summer days, it is unlikely to cause you too many problems. Whereas, an average summer day in Dubai will leave you darting from one air -conditioned room to the next, with minimal time spent exposed to the sun.
So for a Scottish wedding, there really is no such thing as a ‘summer wedding suit‘. That being said, you can still apply the same decision criteria:
- How warm is it likely to be?
- Is the temperature likely to vary much throughout the day?
- What are the bride and bridesmaids wearing?
- Does the wedding have a theme such as colours or cultural references?
- Do you want to be modern, traditional or draw inspiration from elsewhere?
Answering these questions will give you a context to place your summer wedding suit in. More importantly, it will eliminate many options, leaving you with a much clearer shortlist to choose from.
The James Bond Skyfall Summer Wedding Suit
A James Bond wedding suit actually features twice in the list as two very different suits. First, we have the Skyfall dinner suit. The gun is optional in most cases!
This suit is in midnight blue rather than black, which gives the suit much more depth in photographs as it catches the light nicely, especially in the sunlight. The original suit, designed by Tom Ford, was made in a Scabal cloth which would cost in the region of £4500.
For those on a more modest budget, the Skyfall dinner suit can be replicated with the same attributes: single button, double vent, midnight blue cloth, jetted pockets piped in black satin, black satin shawl collar, for around £1350
The James Bond Goldfinger Summer Wedding Suit
This literally could not be any more different from the Skyfall suit. The Goldfinger suit, again, is an iconic look and was made famous by Sean Connery in the 1964 James Bond film of the same name. Now it says a lot about the style of the suit that it is still not only in style, but is a highly sought-after design nearly 60 years later.
The suit is a three piece in a Prince of Wales check. The one featured is a light cloth, making it ideal for a summer wedding suit, or you may want to put a modern spin on the idea with a slightly darker colour.
It features a 6 button waistcoat, though you will notice that the bottom button does not fasten. It is usual not to fasten the bottom button of a waistcoat and some designers accentuate this custom in the design.
The trousers feature double reverse pleats and a classic high waist, while the jacket has a broad, masculine shoulder line and slim notched lapels. All in all the balance of the suit is just about perfect and really is a timeless classic. For a Bond fan who is getting married, it is a summer wedding suit most worthy of consideration.
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