“Man-day” Monday: March Madness

Cufflinks for Him and Him and Him

College Basketball Buffs in your wedding party?  These basketball cufflinks are a great gift for the men in your life.

“Man-day” Mondays: Spreading the Mustard

Wedding Inspiration: Mustard and Khaki

Esquire Online Magazine showcased this men’s Simon Spurr mustard and khaki jacket as one of NY Fashion Week’s best looks for Summer / Fall 2012.  Below are some other inspirations to dress your wedding men in style for your fall wedding.

 

Mustard and Khaki Wedding Jacket
The khaki blazer with mustard trim and gold buttons was a modern twist on a classic spring staple. —Richard Dorment


Based on a moss and lichen covered branch, this boutonniere featuring mustard and golden hued dried flowers, feathers, lichens, and vintage ribbon, is perfect for a fall wedding.

WEISNER – men’s dress loafers shoes from thisnext.com

Dapper Dean Mustard and Brown Crescent Self Tie Bow Tie at dapperdean.com

“Man”day Mondays – ‘Vest’ed Interest in Ties

I think there is no better way than finding men’s style for the groom by watching Big Screen Award shows.

Last night’s Golden Globes proves it, with this year’s style favourites, there were two top contenders for men’s wear:

Tuxedo’s with ties and tuxedos with bow ties with two variations, some with vests, some sans the third piece. Variations can be seen below, to style your man to his personality.  Images from The Hollywood Reporter’s red carpet pics.

The necktie traces back to 1618–1648 when Croatian mercenaries in French service, wearing their traditional small, knotted neckerchiefs, aroused the interest of the Parisians. Due to the slight difference between the Croatian word for Croats, Hrvati, and the French word, Croates, the garment gained the name “cravat”

Ewan MacGregor in a skinny tie.

 

Glee’s Chris-Colfer also prefers the skinny tie.

 

 

Owen Wilson, another skinny tie fashionista.

 

The Handsome Channing-Tatum in a skinny tie.

 

Michel Hazanavicius goes a little more traditional with a regular tie AND vest.

 

The bow tie originated during the Prussian wars of the 17th century: the Croat mercenaries used scarves around the neck to hold together the opening of shirts. This was soon adopted (under the name cravat, derived from the French for “Croat“) by the upper classes in France, then a leader in fashion, and flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Traditionalists sporting bow tie and vest:

 

Matthew Morrison varied by wearing a charcoal tuxedo, black vest

 

Classic Tuxedo look by Gerard Butler

 

Angelina and Brad could pass as  a bride and groom!

Gentlemen suited up with bow ties no vests

 

 

 

 

…..and don’t forget about the little guy, should he be in the wedding…..

 

 

“Man-day” Monday – The Corny Games Men Play

Incorporating “things men love” into the wedding are easy.

Men love to play games, look at this cute idea created by Style my Corntoss

Ideal for engagement pictures, bachelor parties, rehearsal dinner,

cocktail hour or farewell brunch.

A Flippity Floppity Shoe

Do you have your fool-proof dance song sets ready to get everyone out on the dance floor at your reception (see blog post below about music)?  Having a beach wedding or want to get everyone out on the dance floor?  Well, now there are no excuses for someone not to dance.  You can provide flip flops as wedding favors for your guests, and ensure that everyone is busting a move!

 

These flip flops can be personalized and have a bling of swarovski crystals embedded in the fabric (www.weddingsarefun.com)

 

Leave it to etsy.com to hand make something fun for your wedding party, with their initial on the front

 

You can get this made with your engagement images on the footing from weddingsandalsflipflops.com

Prefer a caricature of yourselves?  partyflops.com can customize for you.

Now go cut the rug!