Men's Fall Wedding Attire Ideas for 2023

Fall is the best time of year for menswear–take advantage of it with some of our favorite fall wedding looks.
Collage of three fall-inspired suits for men
Photos, From Left to Right: The Black Tux, Todd Snyder, J.Crew
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
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Tres Dean
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
Tres Dean
Associate Menswear Editor
  • Tres writes and edits articles for The Knot, with a specialty in menswear and suiting.
  • He brings over a decade of expertise in the field garnered as a writer, editor, copywriter, and trend specialist.
  • Before joining The Knot he covered menswear for publications including GQ, AskMen, Men’s Health, Sharp Magazine, Highsnobiety, and Spy.
Updated Oct 13, 2023
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It's the most wonderful time of the year–and I'm not talking about the holidays; I'm talking about men's fall wedding attire. Autumn lends itself to everything we love about getting dressed, from rich seasonal colors to layering fabrics without having to worry about summer heat. It's the time for rustic groom attire, for tweed jackets and denim shirts and paisley ties, and for some of the flyest double-breasted suits you'll ever lay eyes on (seriously, fall suiting is elite). Grooms, groomsmen, and guests alike should take advantage of the season–fall wedding attire is like a wardrobe cheat sheet that'll have you looking your absolute best all season long.

In this article:

What Is Men's Fall Wedding Attire?

Generally speaking, fall is when wedding attire for men shifts from linens, and bright pastel colors to richer colors, new fabrics, and layering pieces. You'll switch out seersucker and summer cottons for wool, flannel, or tweed suiting. Dress shirt fabrics might get a little thicker or lean into a rustic vibe (we love a denim shirt worn with a suit when the dress code allows for it). Three-piece suits and double-breasted ones become a bit more feasible too as the weather cools down and mixing in bold patterns is definitely a move that's on the table. You'll want to wear socks with your dress shoes or loafers and give a wool or flannel-knit tie a shot.

Men's Formal Fall Wedding Attire

If the dress code you're working with is on the more formal side, fall provides plenty of options. If the wedding has a black-tie or black-tie optional dress code, lean into the tux. Black is a good option year-round, but if you feel like mixing it up, fall is perfect for burgundy or plum tuxedos.

If a suit is more your speed, try with something in a brown or earthy neutral, or in one of the season's signature colors (deep green, orange, burgundy, or purple). It's a great season for three-piece and double-breasted suits as well.

Men's Casual Fall Wedding Attire

Less-formal fall wedding dress codes offer lots of room for experimentation and fun when it comes to putting together your outfit. For semi-formal or dressy casual weddings, mix patterns and fabrics. Suit separates are a great move in the fall, as are less-traditional dress shirts. For example, a tweed sport coat with nice chinos and a denim dress shirt can be a real showstopper. Sweater-knit polos are also a great layering option, as are sweaters over dress shirts and under blazers or suit jackets. If you're going with a full suit, just keep it in the season's color palette–browns, earthy neutrals, and the aforementioned sweet spots of deep green, orange, burgundy, and purple.

Fall Wedding Groom Attire Ideas

From the best tuxedos money can rent to suit separate combos, read on for the very best fall groom attire you can find today.

Purple Power

Mens purple suit for fall groom wedding attire
Photo: The Black Tux

We're going to start simple here: need to rent a tux for your wedding and feel like breaking outside of the traditional black dinner jacket field? The Black Tux has you covered. Their plum tuxedo is perfect for fall and complete with a luxe shawl collar that adds a debonair air to your wedding day look. The brand will also rent you your full look–we're talking shirt, tie, shoes, and accessories–for a small upcharge. Feel like keeping the suit? That's an option, too.

Need for Tweed

Tweed grooms suit with matching accessories
Suit: J.Crew,Tie: The Knotty Tie,Shirt: Wythe,Loafers: Noah

Tweed alone is reason enough to call fall the best season for suiting. If you're dressing for a wedding with a cocktail attire dress code (or anything less formal) consider making it your fabric of choice. When you pair a great tweed suit like this one from J. Crew with a crisp dress shirt and loafers (Noah's buckle loafers are a personal favorite these days) you've got a fall fit for the ages. Finish it with a preppy tie.

Don't Get Mad, Get Plaid

Brown plaid grooms suit with white dress shirt and burgundy tie
Suit: Indochino,Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt,Tie: Enzo Custom

Brown plaid is the perfect fall color and pattern combo. Indochino does a great job with the combination with their Kelby suit. Wear it with a white dress shirt (Charles Tyrwhitt's are solid picks) and a burgundy tie (Enzo Custom has you covered) for a look you'll be proud of when you're looking back on those wedding photos in a few years.

It's Easy Being Green

Green groom's suit with black oxford shoes
Suit: Proper Cloth,Shoes: Beckett Simonon

With a subtle stripe pattern and a perfect earthy olive, Proper Cloth's Drago suit is a killer selection forgrooms looking to go green on their special day. Green suits pair well with brown dress shoes like these from Beckett Simonon–lace them up for an easy wedding day win.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle(neck sweater)

Brown grooms suit with brown turtleneck and suit separates for fall
Blazer: Bonobos,Sweater: Suit Supply,Pants: Todd Snyder

Sweater season is here and there's no reason you can't lean into it if your wedding dress code is skewing on the more casual side. Layer a brown turtleneck sweater under suit separates and you'll look every bit the man of the hour that you are.

Fall Wedding Guest Attire Ideas

Just because you aren't walking down the aisle doesn't mean you can't take advantage of all the best fall fashion trends. To show up looking the best of the guests, take notes from some of our favorite fall wedding outfits.

Crush It In Corduroy

Rust corduroy fall wedding guest suit with blue dress shirt and navy patterned tie
Jacket: Todd Snyder,Pants: Todd Snyder,Shirt: Banana Republic,Tie: Drake's

Corduroy is a particularly versatile fall fabric. It can be dressed up or down, making it a great pick for formal and casual weddings alike. For a dressed-up take, go with Todd Snyder's stunning Sutton suit in rust brown. Wear it with a blue dress shirt and a vibey tie like this one from Drake's and you'll have all the other guests turning their heads.

College Professor-Casual

Houndstooth tweed blazer with dress shirt for fall wedding guest attire
Jacket: Alex Mill,Shirt: Huckberry

There are few better points of reference when dressing for a semi-formal or dressy casual wedding than an old-school college professor. We're talking suits that straddle the line between rumpled (in a good way) and put-together, often worn with well-loved button-downs or cozy sweaters. Lean into the vibe with these pieces–an unstructured houndstooth tweed blazer from Alex Mill and a classic Gitman Vintage shirt.

Double-Breasted Debonair

Brown double breasted suit with white dress shirt and festive green tie
Suit: Spier & MacKay,Shirt: State and Liberty,Tie: Bonobos

This suit from Spier & MacKay is everything you want in fall wedding outfits for men. It's a double-breasted beauty in brown sharkskin, a unique color and pattern combination–and one worth trying for your next save-the-date. Pair it with a white dress shirt from State and Liberty and this festive Hot Toddy tie from Bonobos for a fall wedding outfit to remember.

You Can't Beat Burgundy

Burgundy suit with striped dress shirt and brown tie for fall guest wedding attire
Suit: Express,Shirt: Paul Fredrick,Tie: Suit Supply

Burgundy is one of the standout suit colors of the fall wedding season and it's always a good call to work it into your wedding guest outfit. Try wearing this classic burgundy suit from Express with a striped shirt from Paul Fredrick to double down on the trend–and finish it off with a classic brown tie from Suitsupply.

Tips for Choosing Fall Groomsmen Attire

Putting together groomsmen attire for a fall wedding? Here are some of the best ways to dress your loved ones and capitalize on the coolest trends of the season.

  • Pick a uniform color like brown, burgundy, or olive green - These are colors that aren't just seasonally appropriate but also easy to find from most suit suppliers. It'll make things easier when it comes time for your groomsmen to buy their suits.

  • Choose a signature accessory - Fall is a great season for accessories, from paisley ties to seasonal boutonnieres. Take advantage of this and pick a piece for all of your groomsmen to incorporate into their outfits.

  • Factor in the weather - Fall weather isn't universal and you should take it into consideration when planning your groomsmen fits., If it's going to be on the chillier side, you don't want to make your groomsmen dress in a thin linen or cotton. Similarly, if your wedding is in the fall but happens to take place in a warmer climate, maybe save the flannel suits for another time.

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