Hi everyone! When last we spoke (type/read) I was tie-deep in apparel anxieties. Trying my to put together a wedding outfit that fit our day, looked great and was as local as possible. Those days are behind me now. I am a married man and as such I will be dressing myself exclusively in old boxers and discolored white t-shirts. Gone are the days of co-ordinating, ironing and dry cleaning, now I live forever in the halcyon days of comfort clothes and Dorrito stains (um… no. He does not. -K).
I’m mostly kidding. I love dressing well when the opportunity arises and my wedding was the greatest reason to treat myself to some great clothes. So now I’m gonna break down where I got my fancy duds.
But first, one of my favourite pics
Alright, so first my vest. We looked all over town for one and apparently it’s really hard to find just a vest. At least one that’s suitable for your wedding day and that’s not meant to be worn as a part of a suit. So we decided to get it tailor made, which is wonderful thing to do. We went to Gian-Paolo at Tailor Muse and he completely ruled. I can’t tell you how awesome it is to have someone (someone who is dressed as well as Gian-Paolo) assist you in coordinating you outfit. The vest was exactly what I was looking for and I couldn’t have been more pleased.
Next… the ties.
Keira at Handsome and Lace made these fantastic canary-yellow gingham ties for me and my mens. If you enjoy tying beautiful handcrafted things around your neck there is no one better to got to.
I got these orange and yellow beauties at Theodore 1922. There definitely something to be said for buying a really nice pair of socks. Do it, you’ll see.
Lastly, my chapeaux (and a smushy pic).
While not made locally, my hat was purchased down the street at Brimz by Big it Up. So that sort of counts.
So that’s the first ‘what it is and where we got it’ post, stay tuned for more on our decor and of course my beautiful bride Kristie.