The Invite Says:
Where’s the tuxedo from?
What kind of wedding can I wear this to?
Any gatherings where women in wide-brimmed hats and men in sunburned heads will be in attendance. So beach weddings. But also any warm-weather celebrations.
Who’s it for?
Men who believe destination weddings call for a relaxed destination suit, and, accordingly, see that as the perfect opportunity to rent. Also: suave wedding crashers.
How do I pack a suit?
A weekender bag that doubles as a garment bag. We’ve covered a few — here’s our favorite.
Most important accessory?
Hands down: sunglasses. Unless you’d like to be squinting in all the wedding photos.
Just how far can I take this “relaxed” dress code?
About as relaxed as a khaki suit allows you to be. Meaning: very relaxed. If you decide to leave the necktie behind (acceptable), give a pocket square a go.
Does that mean I can wear sandals?
No. Not now. Not ever.
So, what shoes should I wear?
Not only are brown Chelsea boots with a khaki suit a straight up power move, they’re also practical. A boot makes it harder for the sand to get in. Plus, they’re easy to slip on and slip off in case of late-night beach carousing.
Can I jump into the ocean, pool or a nearby body of water at the end of the night?
After enough drinks, sure. Dry cleaners exist for a reason. Just make sure you have co-conspirators — it’s OK to be the first man in the water, just don’t be the only man in the water.
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