Now don’t get all crazy about that title, I realize there are plenty of sharply dressed grooms online. Just take a look at these TIED photographed fellows here, here, here and here. All of those gentlemen have found a way to bring a little something extra to a more traditional groom’s look. If mine and Kristie’s wedding weren’t taking place on an island in Toronto, at a clubhouse that was built in 1918 (so no AC), in the middle of August (I’m of Irish descent, so I’m pale and don’t do well in the heat), I would certainly take a page or two from their style books. Basically what I’m saying is, if I had to wear a three piece suit at my wedding I would probably faint. Luckily the look we are kinda going for is island-cocktail-retro-chic, unfortunately that is a look that doesn’t really exist as a Google search term.
This is as close as I’ve been able to find so far. Photographs courtesy of http://www.oncewed.com
So, pants, vest, shirt, tie (maybe bow) and a sharp-ish hat. Why is it so difficult to find examples to share with our parents who are going crazy trying to coordinate their outfits out to what colour and style I’ll be wearing? I think it’s a very rare occurrence for the groom’s clothing to be more trouble than the bride’s, but that is where I’m at. Sorry Mom.
Anyways, I’ve decided not to order my clothes online and instead buy everything in my neighbourhood. I’ll start with the closest to our studio, Grreat Stuff. These fine folks specialize in designer clothing samples and one of a kind pieces that never went into production. I’ve found great trousers and shirts there. Yeah, I say trousers. So I’ll start looking there first just to see what is out there.
Next up I’ll pop in for a visit with our friend Tao at Cabaret. There I’ll be purchasing my hat and hopefully tie clips for myself, my Groomsmen and our Fathers.
They got Biltmore’s new spring summer line.
Lastly I will be completing my clothing journey at Got Style‘s new location at Bathurst and Wellinton. Kristie and I popped in there recently and were super impressed with their selection, staff and price point. I’m pretty confident I will be able to find the majority of my wedding day wear with them.
I’ll pop back in when I’ve got the entire ensemble put together. Until then you will have to wait patiently with bated breath.
Oh and no post about mens fashion would be complete with out making fun of male models.
Honestly watch this video and try to imagine all the awesome conversations these guys must have with one another. The guy at 00:09 secs is the best.
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