Ah, yes, that most inscrutable of summertime style quandaries: Your buddy’s decided to get married on a beach. You’re the best man. Now, it’s up to you to simultaneously look presentable enough for the occasion and laid-back enough for the surroundings. It’s a precarious needle to thread—even for the pros. Which is why Todd Snyder—maker of some of the most reliably handsome, reasonably priced suits on the planet—had to call in some backup to address this highly specific, oddly common problem. And by golly, did Snyder ever go straight to the source: the stalwart designer’s just-launched Beach Wedding Collection is a linkup with none other than Birdwell Beach Britches, the six-decade-old SoCal inventors of the board short.
The heart of the collaboration is a near-perfect mashup of both labels’ bread-and-butters: an expertly tailored Todd Snyder suit jacket with matching Birdwell shorts, all rendered in breezy, seaside-ready linen. As Pharrell, A$AP Rocky, and countless others have proven over the years, short suits are a strong style swerve that’ll look all kinds of elegant while keeping you cool and comfortable in the scorching heat. And they’re easier to pull off than you think—especially this one, done up in your choice of two soothing, earthy neutrals, both of which will sync up great with your favorite lightweight tie and freakiest loafers.
Oh, and if you happen to need some new trunks for after the festivities are over, TS and Birdwell have you covered there too: the duo have cooked up a handful of fresh colorways of the latter’s iconic 310 board shorts.
So, yeah, consider your thorniest wardrobe dilemma officially solved. The entire Todd Snyder x Birdwell collection is available now, and we’ve picked out a handful of our favorites for your shopping pleasure below.
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