Best Fall Menswear For Wedding Guests | A Style Guide

Fall weddings are some of the most beautiful. With the changing leaf colours and temperatures, it’s time to revamp your fall fashion.

If you’re invited to a wedding this September and October (in Canada, November is the unofficial start to winter), here’s Tip Top’s tips to make this fall your best dressed season.

Brogue Boots

When the temperature starts to dip, it’s time to pull out the boots. We like sleek brogue boots to add a touch of heritage and timeless class.

Brogue describes the intricate detailing that is commonly found on wingtips, and occasionally oxfords or derbies. This added touch of detail transforms a workwear staple into a formal menswear necessity.

Not only are your ankles nice and cosy but prepare yourself for receptions that go into the chilly night.

Wool Suit

Speaking of dipping temperatures, it’s time to pull out your thicker wool suits. Tweed, herringbone, and twill are all heavier materials that will keep you nice and toasty.

Opt for fall colours like browns, olives, and charcoals, with orange and maroon accents.

If you’re really looking to sharpen up your look in an Autumn way, the 3-piece suit epitomizes classic classiness.

Merino Sweater

Looking to add some colour to your outfit but not just a tie and pocket square? A v-neck merino sweater is the perfect layering piece.

Merino is a great option because it’s breathable and warm. Cool while you dance and mingle amongst the wedding party, but warm when you need to take a step outside.


While you’re outside, you may notice that you’ll need a little something extra. This is especially noticeable if the wedding is later in the season.

A dapper addition to your ensemble is a wool overcoat. Long and slimming, its length will block out any gusts of wind. And you'll look like you’ve just stepped off the runway.

Overcoats are a straight-cut to provide enough space for your heavier suit underneath. Make sure that it doesn’t inhibit your movement while driving.

Knit Ties

Having the right tie is important for any suit, and that includes your wool fall suit. Look for a knit cotton or wool tie, since they are not as shiny as their silk counterparts.

The warmer fall colours and materials won’t pair well with a bright, shimmering tie or pocket square.

With that being said, feel free to have fun playing with varying woven textures and patterns.

A Warm Wedding Welcome

Dressing for any season is important, especially when the weather gets cooler. You’re not just dressing to look good, you’re dressing for warmth.

Have you seen a picture of someone freezing because they came underdressed? Not a pretty sight.

A few simple additions and considerations are all that you’ll need to prepare and survive the fall wedding season, while looking great the whole time!

Tip Top has been helping Canadian men stay warm and cosy since 1909. Feel free to shop online or swing by one of our 90 locations across Canada.

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