Summer Wedding Outfit Ideas Friday, 9 March 2018 Weddings are a stressful business, but if there’s one thing you can take off your mind, it’s your outfit. Whether you’re a guest, groom, father of the bride or best man, Cordings is on hand to ensure you look your best. In this post, our head buyer Justin will walk you through our best offerings for summer weddings: “This season at Cordings we have a wide collection of suits, ranging from our cotton parade three piece, spring city suits, linens and of course lightweight tweeds.” “It’s important to first establish the formality of the occasion, whether it is a smart/casual affair or more formal. The location and climate should also be factored into your outfit-planning to insure you’re appropriately dressed and not too hot or cold!” Clear Blue 9oz Three Button Wool and Mohair Travel Suit Key: Formal, Late Spring/Early Summer CLEAR BLUE 9OZ THREE BUTTON WOOL AND MOHAIR TRAVEL SUIT “The Clear Blue suit is made from a 9oz English cloth, a blend of mohair and wool. Mohair gives the suit a crispness and is naturally crease resistant, taking you from church pew to reception with no worry. Half lined with our signature burgundy crested satin, the clear blue cloth is an archetypal English colour, originating from Savile Row and also known as Savile Row Blue, but has permeated into Piccadilly for our new Spring Summer suit collection. I’d suggest one of our Somerset shirts to wear underneath and a woven silk tie and pocket square. Brighter accessories will really make this outfit pop, but can also be teamed together with something more subtle.” “With the combination of crease resistant mohair, half lining and the smart blue colour this suit is one of the perfect picks for your summer wedding outfit.” Shop now: Suit: Click Here Shirt: Click Here Cotton Fine Drill Parade Suit Key: 2 or 3 piece smart, Summer KHAKI PARADE COTTON DRILL SUIT “Our Cotton Parade suits are a classic choice for weddings, available in Khaki and Navy. Fine Drill creates an effortless elegance and will keep you serene and unruffled whilst you quaff your champagne in the marquee whilst those around you are mopping their brow. In a heavy, but supple Italian cotton, this suit is available as a 3 or 2 piece outfit. That means you can leave your jacket on the back of your chair whilst keeping your look complete as you head to the dance floor in the evening.” “For this suit, I’d suggest our Oxford shirts, in pale blue or pink with a smart navy silk tie and contrast pocket square.” Shop now: Jacket: Click Here Waistcoat: Click Here Trouser: Click Here Linen Suits Key: 2 or 3 Piece, Smart / Casual, Summer NAVY LINEN 3 PIECE SUIT “One of the most popular suit options for a wedding has got to be our linen suit collection. All our linen is made for us exclusively in Quarona, an Italian town just North East of Turin. For the first time, this year we’re offering 4 colourways, Navy, Sand, Olive and Light Green.This year we’ve re-introduced our light green suit as a heritage piece, already proving popular with our customers overseas. Linen suits are eminently versatile, and can be worn as a smart 3 piece suit with a crisp cotton shirt, or in a more casual style with an open neck linen shirt.” Shop now: Jacket: Click Here Waistcoat: Click Here Trouser: Click Here Lightweight Tweed Suits – The Elland and Redcar Key: Need for Tweed, Spring, Smart 3 PIECE ELLAND TWEED SUIT “A key trend in men’s wedding fashion is tweed, I originally designed these 2 suits as transitional garments that could be worn from Spring into Summer, making them the ideal weight for those sunny but cool spring weddings.” “The Elland tweed is a Yorkshire woven 12oz wool with a subtle barleycorn weave and bright blue overcheck. This suit works well with a yellow shirt and blue accessories, but would also work well with a pale blue Oxford shirt. The Redcar is a browner tweed as compared to the Elland and with subtle blue, red and orange overchecks, allows various options for accessories and may well help you tie into the wedding colours.” Shop now: Elland Jacket: Click Here Elland Waistcoat: Click Here Elland Trouser: Click Here Red Car Jacket: Click Here Red Car Waistcoat: Click Here Red Car Trouser: Click Here Bucklers Blazer Key: Smart/Casual, Late Spring/Summer BUCKLERS BLAZER AND CHINO “For a less formal event, my top pick from this season’s jackets would have to be the Bucklers Blazer, already looking to be a best seller, this Blazer may become a permanent item in the Spring Summer Collection. In a wool and linen hopsack cloth, woven for us in Yorkshire, this half canvas blazer will keep you stylish and cool in the warm. Team together with a pair of cream or white chinos, for a relaxed but smart look. Our summer weight Gabardines are the ideal trouser to match this Blazer up with.” Shop now: Bucklers Blazer: Click Here Gabardine Trouser: Click Here We hope that Justin’s suggestions have inspired you, if you’ve been lucky enough to receive an invite to the Royal wedding, we’re sure Harry and Megan would strongly approve of our choices. If your invite hasn’t arrived yet, keep on crossing those fingers.. we’re sure ours has got lost in the post too.