Google “wedding outfits for men” and you’ll find no shortage of multi-pronged guides dedicated to deciphering—in frighteningly specific detail—the inscrutabilities of every dress code known to man.
Cocktail chic? Creative black tie? Smart casual? The lack of consensus is warranted. The good news is, all those ludicrously vague terms fall under the umbrella of a handful of categories, and all of them share one thing in common: no matter where you’re headed, your tired blue suit likely won’t cut it.