Men’s Wear Ideas for Summer Weddings

May 12, 2008 | editorial team

DETAILS Magazine’s May issue features a fun story about men’s black tie fashion for summer time weddings. With some helpful information about the basics (like the difference between a shawl collar, notch collar and peak lapel) and some creative ways to make formal looks more casual in the warm weather, it’s a great illustrated story! Check it out on Mens.Style.com, and be sure to visit Junebug’s Flickr pool of men’s wear photos for inspiration too!

I recently got the chance to talk fashion with our favorite local Haberdasher, Jeff Collins from MyHaberdasher.com (he made my boyfriend a gorgeous black suit- love it!) and he always has a great perspective and fantastic ideas about how to do men’s formalwear right. He told me that grooms should consider buying a suit or tux instead of renting if they’ll have the opportunity to wear it 3-4 times a year, or if they just want a special memento of their day. When doing suits instead of tuxedos Jeff says, The groom’s and groomsmen’s outfits are usually made for each man individually out of the same cloth, but some grooms like to wear something a little different to stand out in the wedding party. Maybe he’s in black and the groomsmen are in charcoal grey. Or for a summer wedding outdoors during the day he’s in tan and they wear brown. He can also take the formal and make it more casual by introducing pattern and color into the shirt, tie, pocket square, or other accessories.” Thanks Jeff!

Most of all, he should love what he’s wearing and feel like a million bucks. What better opportunity to enjoy a little (or a lot) of fashion fun!


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  1. Ooh…I do love a man in a suit! Michelle

  2. I’m a sucker for a groom in a white jacket, swoon!

  3. Very stylish indeed

    New York City Wedding Photographer

  4. They do a great job here of showing the three main lapel choices for a tuxedo. Both the notch and the peak lapel are great on single breasted suits as well. The peak lapel adds a bit of flare & style. I like to combo that up with slanted coat pockets to jazz things up a bit & then put a pic stitch on the suit coat lapels for a finishing touch. My Best, Jeff Collins Professional Haberdasher http://www.MyHaberdasher.com

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  6. This season color is king. Men have been matching bright wedding colors by adding them to the button hole stitching, jacket lining, ties and shirts. There’s nothing like a personal touch to make the moment come alive and by purchasing instead of renting you allow yourself to remember your special day for years to come. My Best, Jeff Collins Professional Haberdasher http://www.MyHaberdasher.com

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