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Khaki Suits For Grooms

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

By Bridget Mora

I love a tuxedo as next as the much person, but it is not the only option for wedding attire for a groom. Unless the wedding is to be very formal, in the spring and summer months, it can be so much more fresh and modern to lighten things up a bit. Enter the khaki suit: appropriate for an elegant daytime wedding yet perfectly in style for the season, it can be an excellent alternative to either a tuxedo or a traditional navy suit. These are some ideas on how to style khaki suits for the groom and his groomsmen.

One of the fantastic things about a khaki suit for a groom is that it is both classic and fresh at the same time. It also feels more celebratory than a business-like navy or charcoal suit, which is ideal for a wedding. Being a light colored neutral, you will also find that a khaki suit allows you to be as expressive as you want with the rest of the groom’s attire, including his shirt, tie, boutonierre or pocket square, and cufflinks.

A spring garden wedding is a wonderful place for a khaki suit. Instead of a basic white shirt, why not have the men in the wedding wear shirts in a pastel color? Pale blue is always handsome, or select a shirt color which coordinates with the wedding colors. Light yellow shirts are very springy and surprisingly neutral. A discreet pattern on the groom’s shirt, such as a tiny gingham check would be a marvelous addition.

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A great idea for a tie for a garden wedding would be one with a small floral print, such as a Liberty floral. It would look fresh and springlike with a khaki suit and light colored shirt. If your groom will not go for a floral print, a small print in a motif which appeals to him could be nice, such as a green and white golf design. Keep the rest of the accessories simple, such as a classic pair of silver monogrammed cufflinks (these also make great groomsmen gifts). A cheerful daisy boutonierre would be a great finishing detail.

In the summer, khaki suits are perfect for nautical themed weddings. What could be more crisp and classic than khaki paired with navy and bright white? For a dash of color, mix in subtle accents of lime green or red. Starting with the shirts, pair the khaki suits with either a pure white or an elegant French blue. Embrace the nautical theme with anchor or sailboat cufflinks, which are not only terrific gifts for groomsmen, but also for the groom himself. Select a tie which either has diagonal stripes or a discreet nautical print. Motifs like anchors, ships’ wheels, knots, or whales are just a few appropriate tie motif ideas (check out places like Vineyard Vines for great looking options).

If your groom likes strong colors, another great look for a khaki suit is to pair it with a sherbet color for a casual summer wedding. Try a mango or pale lime shirt with a crisp finish, which would be ideal for a wedding with an orange or green theme. Another option is to stick with a basic white shirt, but let your groom have fun wearing a tie in his favorite color, whether it is a summery turquoise or a deep purple. When the wedding is informal, you may consider substituting a decorative pocket square for a more traditional boutonierre.

With so many ways to wear one, the khaki suit is really the go-to look for spring and summer grooms. Handsome but not stuffy, the khaki suit is the perfect compromise between wanting to look polished, yet summery. Best of all, unlike a tuxedo, the suit will become a versatile part of his wardrobe for the future.

About the Author: Bridget Mora writes for Silverland Jewelry about weddings, fashion, and etiquette. Visit us at for an incredible selection of

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