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It’s that time again, folks: wedding season is upon us. Clearly this is cause for celebration, but it can also create quite the conundrum in the wardrobe department, especially for the guys! And trust us, you’re not alone in your confusion. What does semi-formal mean? What’s appropriate for the beach? How do I get all dressed up when it’s 30 degrees outside? Barkers Men's Clothing have the answers!
This is the most straight-forward of the lot, because every guy knows how to wear a suit, shirt and tie. But it’s hot, it’s 2014, and your old black workhorse might do the job for a funeral, but isn’t going to cut it here. Formal for summer means lighter colours, non-traditional fabrics and slim silhouettes. Try a teal suit with a pastel shirt and purple tie. Or a navy cotton suit with a white button-down, navy knit tie and white pocket square. Or a khaki coloured suit with a chambray shirt, blue tie and navy pocket square. Don’t be afraid of brown leather lace-ups, either — they’re more versatile than you’d expect (just don’t wear them with black). Finally, if it’s too hot for comfort, simply lose the tie. A couple of undone shirt buttons look more glamorous in photos than giant sweat patches.
It might be the most dreaded combination of words in the menswear vernacular, but semi-formal doesn’t need to cause unanimous head-scratching among men. It’s actually pretty simple: 1. Take your favourite suit jacket, blazer or sport coat; 2. Add a button-down shirt; 3. Pair the aforementioned with your best pair of khakis or chinos; 4. Lace-up your go-to leather or suede shoes; et voila, you’ve just nailed semi-formal. Leave your denim at home. Throw on a tie if you feel like it. Lose the socks if that’s your thing. Try the lot with a good-looking pair of shorts if you’re feeling daring. Too easy.
Breathe a sigh of relief, this is the easiest of the lot. Nobody expects you to wear a tuxedo on the beach. The key to nailing a casual summer wedding outfit is in the fit, the proportion and the colour. Try a cool Hawaiian, striped or colourful short-sleeve shirt with a pair of pressed walk-shorts and suede lace-ups. If it’s too hot for shoes you can get away with jandals, but make sure they’re dark and unadorned. Same goes for canvas sneakers, but it’s a wedding, so they have to be clean, and preferably white.
Don’t forget you’re going to be outside, it’s going to be hot, and there’s a high chance of sunburn — bring a straw-brimmed fedora, some dark glasses and plenty of sunscreen. Apply liberally. Rinse, and repeat.
And there you have it - you're now ready for any wedding this season!
By Isaac Hindin-Miller
Photography by Reagan Butler
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