“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…” We all have heard this saying before. But this only applies to the ladies during a wedding. A wedding is a union between two individuals, and we think the men deserve fair play in the fashion game on their big day. Below are a couple tips, tricks, and trends that will help make your groom the best he can be!
Something old, and something new. You can even get them in a shade of blue! Bow ties have come back with a passion, and we are not talking about those pre-tied satin black ones. Coming in all different textiles, patterns, and textures, bow ties supply the right amount of pop and dimension to your groom’s ensemble.
An old school accessory that should never be forgotten. French cuff shirts alone are hard to come by, but to find the perfect matching cufflinks is even harder. Look for something solid in color, defined in shape, and with a touch of character. Don’t forget, you actually want your sleeve to hang outside of your suit cuff about 1-3 inches. The goal is to show off the cuffs of your shirt, so everyone can see this sparkling little accessory.
I admit, not an accessory for everyone, and sometimes they can cause a glare when you take photos, but glasses are for more than just corrective vision nowadays. Glasses come in several shapes, colors, styles, and textures to suit your personality. You don’t have to stick with the Harry Potter frames anymore. Choose something dynamic and different, like a larger frame or a wood grained polycarbonate. Let it frame your face to change you from hopeless goofster to a refined, composed, and affluent gentlemen. (Mini tip: Ask your optometrist to apply a non-reflective coating so you get no glare when taking photos)
Our personal fashion secret. Imagine this scenario: You tuck in your shirt, you go up to lift or grab something, and your shirt becomes loose. Annoying situation. This accessory is not so much to be seen but as it is to be functional. Shirt-stays are the secret of always staying pressed and clean looking. Attaching at the bottom of the shirt, it connects to the bottom of your feet or the tubes of your socks, constantly pulling down on your shirt to keep it tucked in at all times. Originally a military edition product only, it can now be found by simply surfing the world wide web.
To my swagged out men out there, I hope this helps you stay looking your best. Don’t let those women overshadow you. Stand tall. Stand proud. And stand up high with your shirt tucked in.
Post Published on September 28, 2012. Guest Blogger: Jay Cosico. Photo by Joe Latter.