21 Stellar Suits and Tuxedos to Help You Smash Wedding Season

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Whether you’re the groom or a guest, we’ve got everything you need to look your best.

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Invited to a wedding that expressly bills itself as anti-black tie? The best wedding suits for men are a failsafe tuxedo alternative. See, for all the headache associated with navigating the intricacies of a wedding dress code—rushing your most somber black tux to the dry cleaner for an emergency resuscitation, frantically googling “what to wear to a beach wedding!?” while you check the weather in Maui—the most formal weddings are helpful in at least one way: you tend to know exactly what to show up in. Not so with their more casual counterparts.

When the dress code calls for anything other than classic black tie, figuring out what’s considered appropriate wedding attire can be a headache. Enter the trusty two-piece suit. Faced with the frightening prospect of an especially confounding wedding invitation, a traditional suit—in navy blue, say, or charcoal gray—will always be a safe bet. Pair it with a crisp white dress shirt, a solid-colored tie, dark dress shoes, and voila: your gam-gam will be introducing you as her dapper grandson in no time flat.

The best wedding suits for will men will help you come correct on the big day, whether it’s yours, your buddy’s, or the cousin’s you see twice a year who inexplicably made you a groomsman. (It’s an honor, really.) To help you traverse the nuptial circuit in style, we tracked down the best of the bunch available today, including—yes—one or two actual tuxes you’ll be eternally grateful you added to your repertoire.

Looking for more advice on what to wear to a seasonal ring-swapping ceremony? Check out our guide to handling all your spring wedding, summer wedding, fall wedding, and winter wedding needs.


The Budget Black Tie Pick

We might be a few years past the J.Crew Ludlow’s heyday, but if you’re headed to a black tie wedding and seriously considering renting a tux (oof), there are few better budget options on the market. Pony up the couple hundred extra bucks and cop yourself one of these instead. Trust us: you’ll come out way ahead in the long run.

J.Crew Ludlow slim-fit shawl-collar black tuxedo jacket

J.Crew Ludlow classic-fit black tuxedo pant

The No Budget Black Tie Pick

There’s a reason A-listers from every walk of life turn to one man when it comes time to make a splashy red carpet appearance. In Tom Ford, you always look like certified Hollywood royalty.

Tom Ford “Shelton” peak lapel cotton-velvet dinner jacket

Tom Ford satin-trimmed tuxedo trousers

The Bust-A-Move Black Tie Pick

Prone to tearing up the dance floor as soon as the DJ puts on your jam? Bonobos’ surprisingly luxe performance tuxedo is specially designed to move with you and still look box-fresh, no matter how many times you embarrass yourself moshing to the the Isley Brothers.

Bonobos Italian performance tuxedo

The All-American Pick

If you’re an avowed suiting agnostic, Noah’s repentant skate kid tailoring is for you. This one is designed with all the hallmarks of a traditional American sack suit—lightly-structured fit, classic notch lapels, ventless back—but done up in some of the finest Italian fabrics money can buy.

Noah sack jacket

Noah flat front trousers

The Classically British Pick

If Prince Charles didn’t have to stick with a full morning coat rig every time one of his kids got hitched you better believe he’d show up in a suit like this.

Drake’s chalkstripe wool flannel tailored jacket

Drake’s chalkstripe flat front trousers

The Travel-Friendly Pick

Flying out to see your pal get hitched and need a suit that can stand up to rigors of intercontinental travel? This is your guy. Reiss crafts its Hope suit (as in, “I sure hope the ominous thud coming from the overhead rack isn’t my suitcase imploding”) out of a stretchy wool blend designed to look as sharp post-flight as it did right off the rack.

Reiss “Hope” modern fit travel blazer

Reiss “Hope” modern fit travel pants

The Year-Round Pick

The Atlanta haberdasher’s signature suit style will never steer you wrong, regardless of where you’re wearing it.

Sid Mashburn Kincaid No. 2 suit

$950

Sid Mashburn
The Groom-Upstaging Pick

Got a bone to pick with the groom? Make him regret all his wedding day decisions (stylistically, at least) by showing up to the ceremony in one of Needles’ delightfully unhinged patchwork suits.

Needles 2B jacket

Needles FP boot-cut trousers

The #Menswear Pick

Shopping for a brand new wedding-appropriate suit is an optimal time to plug the gaps in your tailoring rotation. Ring Jacket’s is formal enough to wear adjacent to the altar but understated enough you’ll want to offer it a permanent slot in your starting lineup.

Ring Jacket shadow plaid suit

$1,795$898
Ring Jacket
The Double-Breasted Pick

Yes, you can pull off a double-breasted suit, and yes, a wedding is the perfect time to bust one out.

Polo Ralph Lauren plaid wool twill gray suit

$1,198

Ralph Lauren
The Belted Pick

Who says a suit has to look like one? Lemaire’s unstructured take on a classic double-breasted silhouette comes belted at the waist and in a silk blend that drapes the way a suit should in 2021—gently, and with decidedly little fuss.

Lemaire double-breasted silk-blend crepe suit jacket

$1,190

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Lemaire pleated silk-blend crepe suit trousers

$930

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The After-Party-Ready Pick

Siri, play “The Boys Are Back In Town”.

Suitsupply off-white Havana suit

$599

Suitsupply
The Don’t-Call-It-Navy Pick

Sure, showing up to a wedding in a conventional navy suit is never a bad idea. But if you want a suit that offers the same type of dependability with a touch more personality, opt for one like Post Imperial’s hand-dyed cotton number, a distinctly human take that’ll help you stand out in a sea of cookie-cutter alternatives.

Post Imperial Ikoyi hand-dyed cotton jacket

$595

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Post Imperial Ikeja hand-dyed cotton trousers

$245

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The IYKYK Pick

The perfect pants for surviving the pandemic look even cooler as a full kit. Pair with a simple button-up and clean black derbys to channel Steven Yeun, the pleat papi himself.

Homme Plissé Issey Miyake single-breasted technical-pleated jersey jacket

$674

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Homme Plissé technical-pleated straight-leg trousers

$316

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Plus 7 More Wedding-Ready Suits We Love

Todd Snyder Italian pinstripe gurkha suit

Come for the endlessly versatile cotton-wool blend, stay for the cummerbund-style waistband.
$1,026

Todd Snyder

Mango slim fit double-breasted blazer

A double-breasted jacket so sleek it might just replace all your favorite fall outerwear…

Mango slim fit suit pants

…and pants that’ll threaten to do the same to your jeans.

Sandro wool suit jacket

Nothing like a sharply-cut suit in the perfect shade of steely blue to let all your blissfully-married friends know you’re single because you choose to be.

Sandro wool suit pants

Ditch the jacket after the ceremony and the pants will hold up just fine on their own.

Peter Millar solid wool suit

In a pinch, the anchor of your 9 to 5 rotation works swell as dressed-down wedding attire too.

Boglioli K-jacket tuxedo

Sartorially speaking, even if you’re not in Italy you should still do as the Italians do.

Ami hidden-buttoning long jacket

Haven’t you heard? Suits are big now. Ami’s is intentionally oversized without veering into full-on Zoot territory.

Ami cigarette fit trousers

Uniqlo U wool-blend tailored jacket

Dig the vibe of the Lemaire suit above, but don’t have the funds handy to make it yours? Now’s your chance to score a piece of the designer’s idiosyncratic vision at a healthy bargain.

Uniqlo U wool-blend wide-fit pants

We’ve been saying it for years, but it bears repeating here: the brown suit is criminally underrated.

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