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I have to go to a wedding in August on Martha’s Vineyard and wanted your thoughts on what I should wear. I see in your post Would it Work for a Summer Wedding or Gathering? that a blazer is a good choice. I do have an older navy blazer, but it doesn't seem formal enough. Should I get a new one, or just wear a suit? If I get a new blazer, where should I get it? What do you think?
If your navy blazer is well made and classically styled (and still in good condition), it sounds perfect. Blazers fit in to so many summer celebrations seamlessly.
|They work for the young. Here are our groomsmen the morning of our wedding.|
|They work for the old. Here is my father on the left and my Uncle Bill on the right.|
|And it was fun to see Ralph Lauren wear one to his daughter’s graduation|
If you want it to be more personalized, such as for the wedding party itself, you can optionally add a few extra details.
My husband had Ralph from J. Press’ New Haven store sew his school buttons on one of his blazers.
If you do not believe your blazer is up to snuff, I would suggest getting a new one from J. Press, Brooks Brothers, or O'Connell's. It will be an item that you will have all of your life.
After you have a blazer or two (or five), you may want to add other items to your summer festivities wardrobe.
Consider a khaki suit:
Or a pincord jacket:
Good luck, and have a great time.