Grid your loins, wedding season is fast approaching.
Once you hit a certain age, regardless of whether you're male or female, the matrimonial schedule never stops – getting trussed up for celebrations of love, weekend after weekend, summer month after summer month. And for women, while finding the perfect frock requires a great deal of thought, we are lucky in that we're afforded tons of trends and style options.
Spare a thought for our masculine counterparts though, who don't quite have this season's shade of standout yellow or an ever-flattering floral print to choose from. Their options are pretty much limited to variations of summer suiting and accessories. Only right then, that at the core of any Groom or Guest's outfit should be exemplary tailoring and nothing less.
Trends can come and go, but Benetti's new wedding collections are brimming with razor-sharp cuts. Crafted from the finest fabrics and finished with sophisticated details, their new range of premium suits are a go-to for men looking to stand out, without outshining the bride either.
We've enlisted Benetti's help to advise you, or the men in your life, on this summer's wedding trends - from lighter suits to the perfect pocket square.
At home or abroad, if the temperatures are raised, best not to opt for a heavy cloth when choosing your suit - you will be thankful for it while sitting through the lengthy vows of a cousin you haven't seen for half a decade. Try a linen two-piece for an air of ease, or if linen isn't for you, opt for a paler shade of blue, or stone for the more adventurous, and ensure you stand out (and stay cool) in a sea of men who played it safe.
MARVIN Suit | Benetti Wedding Collection - See more here
The Summer Tux
While unusual, black tie dress codes do take place during the summer but the Groom or Guest shouldn't feel restricted to strictly black. The new Benetti ‘Elton’ tuxedo makes a dapper change from traditional black classic but is no less smart. A shawl collar tuxedo is something every smart dresser should have in his wardrobe and it's one that will be making a significant return to all formal events to come.
ELTON Tuxedo | Benetti Wedding Collection - See more here
All Things Considered
Warmer Climes might also allow for some consideration with regards to the length of your trouser hem. Traditionally, the experts say hems should have a single break over the shoe, but as the saying goes, "sun's out, ankles out". If you do brave some ankle cleavage, just make sure the taper is right, ditch the socks and enjoy the benefits of a breeze. In almost all hem cases, your shoes should be black lace-ups or Oxfords too.
ARTHUR Footwear | Benetti Wedding Collection - See more here
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