Hi, Mr. Silentist! I'm attending a wedding in late July. It's an outdoor wedding during the day and the temp will be around 20C (~70F). The invitation says "Semi-formal or smart-casual". Aren't these totally different things? Either way, I'm thinking I'll wear a chino suit in khaki or navy. Or a chino sportcoat in the same with separate pants. Thoughts? Shirt/tie/trouser/jacket/shoes combo? Any particular brands you can point me towards? I'd like to keep my budget under $1000. Thanks!

- Asked by Anonymous

Wearing a chino suit should be fine. I’d probably go with navy and a white shirt, white linen square and a wedding tie (black and white houndstooth or glen plaid check). For shoes, I’d go with a plain black captoe (if wearing khaki, go with a dark burgundy or brown pair). 

As for brands:

  • Suit: L.L.Bean Signature
  • Shirt: Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit
  • Tie: Kent Wang 6-fold
  • Shoes: Allen Edmonds
  • Square: Kent Wang or Howard Yount

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