Ask Colin: Fashion


I am planning a wedding in Mexico in November. The mother of bride will be in eggplant, what should the father of the bride wear? I am thinking a lightweight wool suit in gray and a tie with a tiny stripe of eggplant. I think a suit looks so much nicer for the photos. What do you think?

I absolutely love Mexico, but it can be hot, even in November. Even though it’s a wintery month, the weather there is all summer, all the time, so opt for a lighter fabric for suits for the father of the bride, groom and any groomsmen. A cotton piqué suit will look tailored without getting too hot. I love the choice of gray with an eggplant-accented tie to reflect the mother of the bride’s dress.