what I wore: top – copper key (thrifted), blazer – j ashford (similar on etsy), jeans – vintage levi via grey dog, boots – dolce vita from lola boutique, necklace/earrings – vintage from mae’s, sunnies – asos (similar here)
For our wedding, the guys are going to wear tuxes. Robert and I both love a classic tux. He wants to look as much like James Bond as possible…and I’m somehow totally ok with that. But, I can’t help perusing the ties and bowties that are out there and wondering if we shouldn’t customize it somehow. Maybe he could wear a solid black bowtie while the groomsmen wore a black bowtie with white polka dots? What do you guys think?
A sweet little piece of trivia about me: my grandma Susi was a fantastic seamstress. She would make a bowtie for my papa to go with every dress she had. Isn’t that lovely?
Click the ties for the source. I found an incredible website: The Tie Bar and they have a wealth of any sort of tie one might need. They are super affordable.
The Essentials from Mr. Porter got me thinking about what every guy has to have to survive Summer and look fly doing it. Here are my recommendations. Bonus – the best men’s style sites: Valet Mag, Kempt, Gilt Manual, A Continuous Lean, Mr. Porter Journal, oooo
A Summer Blazer
A Straw Hat
A White Tee
Now, if Summer would just get here.
Sources: pictures are linked to source.
Steve is a man with a keen eye for style but most importantly, he knows what looks good on him and that always comes through in his attire. More well-dressed men here.
Steve’s Trimmings: Button-down – Zara, Vest – Zara, Scarf – NYC Street Vendor, Jeans – Ruehl, Belt – Ruehl, Boots – H&M, Watch – Tourneau
Another one of my favorite stylish people, Karl, always looks his best and always takes pride in his appearance.
Karl’s Trimmings: Suit – Banana Republic (tailored), Chocolate Tie-Up Wing Tips – BOSS,
Shirt – DC Footwear, Sunglasses – Gucci
Suit – Jos A Banks (thrifted), Tie (thrifted), White Cotton Londoner Collar – Brooks Brothers
AMAZING. As previously stated, I love a well-dressed man.
Mine eyes have seen the glory of a well-dressed man. This spin on the battle hymn of the republic keeps playing in my head. It’s so true. I think a lot of women might protest that they “don’t want a prissy guy”, or they are turned off by the idea of a beau that spends more than them on pants or accessories, they may even be fearful that a man’s pride in the way he looks could signify something effeminate.
Ladies, I dare to disagree. Think Justin Timberlake or Jude Law, think Robert Pattinson and Joshua Jackson, even call Dwayne Wade to mind. My bf calls Mr. Wade the best dressed man in sports. While there is a fine line between Chuck Bass’ ascots and a well-tailored three-piece suit…a guy who knows what fits, knows where to shop and (heaven-forbid) knows when he looks good is truly valuable. See these best dressed men galleries from Vogue, Esquire, GQ UK , GQ Men of Style and GQ’s most stylish.
I’m not just talking about formal-wear. I’m addressing the whole wardrobe. I always tell my boyfriend we need to “look like we’re going to the same place” and that doesn’t mean we need to match. This whole tirade actually started because I found some AMAZING online shops for men. I’ll go ahead and share those now…
Fine & Dandy has accessories and shoes of all kinds at phenomenal prices. (under $50 for all bowties and ties)
Bonobos has clothing and shoes, all available to be tailored and very affordable.