15 Charcoal and Gray Wedding Suits for Grooms, Groomsmen, and Guests

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You don't need us to tell you that the world of men's suiting can be dizzying. Before you even step foot inside a tailor, you have to consider the dress code. Then, there's the question of style, including seemingly small details like fabric weight, type of fit, and lapel shape.

With so much to navigate, you're bound to skip over the most important detail of all—the color—and settle for the all-too-common default. While we love a classic black suit, we're here to remind you there are plenty of other color options on the market that are equally as sophisticated.

Whether you're the guest at a wedding or the star of your own nuptials, a charcoal or gray suit is one that should be on your radar. It's timeless, not too trendy or flashy, but still different enough to turn heads. Need we say more?

Ahead, 15 charcoal and gray suits for every style, budget, and season.

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Best Designer Pick: Tom Ford Men's O'Connor Notch-Lapel Two-Piece Suit

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Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Tom Ford is the Rolls Royce of men's suiting. It's no wonder why A-listers from Bradley Cooper to Zayn Malik regularly wear the designer's impeccably made suits on red carpets. Channel Hollywood's most dapper men in this tailored style crafted from gray wool.

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For a Beach Wedding: Indochino Sailsbury Gray Suit

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Courtesy of Indochino

We can't think of a more beach wedding-appropriate ensemble than a light gray linen suit. The lightweight and casual textile is breathable and comfortable and pairs well with a casual yet polished slip-on loafer.

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Most Comfortable Pick: Bonobos Jetsetter Stretch Knit Suit

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Courtesy of Bonobos

If you're the type that feels restricted in a sport coat, you might not be thrilled about having to throw on a suit for your upcoming event. Luckily, this pick is super comfortable and doesn't skimp on an ounce of style. The stretchy knit fabric looks sharp but feels like loungewear. Score!

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For a Casual Wedding: Boyce Slim Fit Tailored Suit in Grey

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Courtesy of Reiss

For a less formal or backyard wedding, a light gray slim-fit suit is an appropriate choice. For a more laidback look, pair it with a crisp white shirt and skip the tie altogether.

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Best Investment Piece: Kingsman Grey Slim-Fit Double-Breasted Herringbone Wool and Cashmere-Blend Suit

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Courtesy of Mr Porter

It's worth investing in a classic and reliable suit at some point. No matter your role in the wedding, why not take this opportunity to add this slim-fit double-breasted suit that will stand the test of time in your wardrobe.

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Best Pattern: Indochino Croydon Plaid Suit

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Courtesy of Indochino

A windowpane plaid makes a statement without being overly trendy, but best of all, it adds an edge to a classic suit. We love how this particular print adds a hint of blue to this light gray suit.

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Best Budget Option: H&M Skinny Fit Suit Pants

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Courtesy of H&M

For a wedding-appropriate suit that looks stylish and won't break the bank, this H&M look checks every box. Featuring a slim fit and woven stretch fabric, this suit is flattering and timeless.

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Best Rental Option: The Black Tux Grey Suit

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Courtesy of The Black Tux

If you can't remember the last time you had a reason to wear a suit, it may not make much sense for you to invest in one you'll never wear again. This sleek dark gray suit is a smart choice for a formal wedding, and the fact that you can rent it makes it a no-brainer.

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Best Statement Suit: Indochino Light Gray Plaid Suit

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Courtesy of Indochino

Who said gray suits have to be boring? This plaid look features a classic print and weaves in a touch of color via shades of plum and sage. 

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Most Non-Traditional: ASOS DESIGN Wedding Super Skinny Suit in Ice Gray

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Courtesy of ASOS

This two-piece suit features a single-breasted jacket with notch lapels and matching super skinny pants. 

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For a Winter Wedding: Canali Kei Slim-Fit Unstructured Wool-Flannel Suit

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Courtesy of Mr Porter

If you're planning to attend a winter wedding, you're going to appreciate a warmer suit when the temperature drops. This  Italian-made jacket is tailored from 100 percent wool flannel which will keep you warm from the ceremony to the reception.

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Best Pinstripe Option: Husbands Jagger Slim-Fit Double-Breasted Pinstriped Wool Suit

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Courtesy of Mr Porter

A pinstripe suit is about as classic as it gets. This one, with peak lapels and double-breasted button fastenings, is a great option to try the timeless look.

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Most Unique Design: Lemaire Shawl-Collar Belted Double-Breasted Virgin Wool-Blend Suit

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Courtesy of Mr Porter

For the most part, men's suiting doesn't get too creative. But, this Lemaire design is just what you need to stand out in a crowd. The virgin wool-blend fabric has a subtle sheen to it, and the blazer is tailored with shawl lapels, soft shoulders, and a double-breasted front that can be worn fully buttoned or belted.

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Most Classic: Aimé Leon Dore + Martin Greenfield Double-Breasted Herringbone Wool Suit

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Courtesy of Mr Porter

When it comes to a herringbone pattern, you never know if it's a suit from the 1920s or 2020. Proof that it stands the test of time, this wool herringbone suit with peak lapels and a felted undercollar will make you look good for years to come.

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Best Black Alternative: Paul Smith Soho Slim-Fit Wool Suit

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Courtesy of Mr Porter

As much as we love a good black suit, it's nice to switch it up once in a while—and this deep charcoal Paul Smith suit is the perfect alternative. It still feels formal but won't get lost in a sea of black suits.

FAQ
  • Can grooms wear gray or charcoal to their wedding?

    Absolutely! If the bride and groom both agree on the color, wearing a gray or charcoal suit (and even a tuxedo) is a suitable option for all weddings.

  • What should men look out for when purchasing a gray or charcoal suit?

    If possible, it's important to get a suit tailored to fit perfectly for the event. Gray and charcoal suits also come in a variety of styles and shades, so grooms/groomsmen/guests should be sure to choose a style that is comfortable and flattering.

  • Is a gray and charcoal suit appropriate for all dress codes?

    Yes! Gray and charcoal suits can be worn at any type of wedding, during any season.

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