Summertime is peak wedding season and as such, men all over the UK will be dreading being forced into suits over the coming months. Of course, although there are some occasions where wearing a full suit and tie cannot be avoided, there are other options. For larger men, wearing suits can be particularly warm and uncomfortable, but you can make other smart choices. Here’s one outfit alternative to the suit and tie:
1) If you really cannot bear to wear a full suit, at least compromise with a blazer or jacket; choose a lightweight material like linen or cotton if staying cool is a priority
2) A smart polo shirt can look just as smart as a shirt if worn as part of the correct combo, particularly if you choose a plain coloured example from a designer brand.
3) Chinos can make a great alternative to suit trousers and are far more versatile – meaning you’ll get more bang for your buck if you opt for this lightweight summer failsafe. If you don’t feel confident putting together an outfit around this trouser type, see: here.
4) Smart shoes can put some men off occasion dressing altogether – formal styles can be very uncomfortable for those who are used to living in trainers and blisters and pinching can result. See if you can’t compromise with a boat shoe or loafer.