Posts Tagged ‘Accessories’

Amp Up Your Wedding Day Style with the Tie’s Cooler, Younger Brother

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Perfect for more casual, rustic, handmade-inspired and cooler weather weddings, DQT’s knitted ties feature a nice chunky texture and a modern squared tip.

Want to spice up your wedding day look? If more formal, traditional accessories just aren’t your style (here’s looking at you, ubiquitous silk ties), we recently discovered a unique and contemporary tie collection that can help you and your groomsmen can stand out from the crowd. Consider adding a little texture to your wedding day ensembles with these stylish knitted ties from DQT, a UK-based company that services the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Perfect for more casual, rustic, handmade-inspired and cooler weather weddings, DQT’s knitted ties feature a nice chunky texture and a modern squared tip. The ties are available in a wide range of solid colors and striped patterns to fit your wedding’s style, color palette and season.

Perfect for more casual, rustic, handmade-inspired and cooler weather weddings, DQT’s knitted ties feature a nice chunky texture and a modern squared tip.

We love the idea of branching out from the traditional mold and having a little fun with your wedding style, and these handsome knitted ties really fit the bill while still creating a classic wedding day look.

Is your wedding day style more unique or traditional? Let us know in the comment section below.

[Giveaway] Win a Pair of GroomSocks to Warm His Feet

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Brides: Looking for a creative gift for your groom that he’ll actually use? We recently discovered GroomSocks, which offers awesome embroidered socks that make perfect wedding day gifts for the groom (or even the groomsmen or fathers). These fun, high-quality dress socks, which are available in a wide range of sock and embroidery colors, feature several verse options.


Crack up the groom with a whimsical style that says “In Case You Get Cold Feet” or “I Gave Her Rocks, She Gave Me Socks,” or go the sentimental route for the father of the bride with something like “Of All Our Walks, This Is My Favorite” or “By Your Side Every Step of the Way.” You can even personalize the socks with your wedding date.


Available in solid colors (black, chocolate brown, grey, tan/stone, navy blue, white) or patterns (argyle, stripes and polka-dots), GroomSocks can even match socks to the selection of David’s Bridal colors or custom match socks to your bridesmaid dresses or wedding colors.

Best of all, GroomSocks is giving away one pair of GroomSocks to one of our lucky readers! Simply enter the giveaway below via Rafflecopter and like the GroomSocks Facebook page. Follow GroomSocks on Instagram for an additional entry. Good luck!

Giveaway details:

- Prize: One (1) Pair of Groom Socks, in choice of verse and color, from GroomSocks
- Enter between 11/12/14-11/19/14 (11:59pm CST) via Rafflecopter widget below
- Winner will be randomly selected, announced and notified via email on 11/20/14
- Winner has one week to respond to email or new winner will be selected
- Prize value: $35; no cash value
- Free shipping included to U.S. only
- Winner has 90 days from notification to claim prize
- Giveaway open only to U.S. residents of at least 18 years of age
- No purchase necessary
- Past giveaway winners within 30 days are ineligible to win


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Trend Watch: Men’s Wedding Bands and Accessories

Sunday, October 12th, 2014


As brides everywhere (and of course, ZZ Top) will attest, there’s nothing better than seeing a sharp-dressed man waiting at the end of the aisle. Grooms, to ensure you look your best on the big day, it’s essential to plan your wedding look ahead of time and pay attention to details, and your accessories are no exception. Start with your most important accessory — your wedding band — and build from there.

Still searching for the right wedding band? If you want a ring that not only looks good, but makes you feel good, check out award-winning designer Danhov. Its collections include eco-friendly, handcrafted engagement rings constructed from a single wire without using molds or harsh chemicals, as well as bold and modern men’s wedding bands (pictured above). See Danhov’s range of wedding band designs here.


If you’re looking for a classic or vintage-inspired design with a bit of flash, check out the Natalie K Beau collection (pictured above). The fine jewelry designer’s diamond-studded men’s options feature precious metals and quality craftsmanship.


Once you’ve chosen your ring, adding a coordinating watch can really top off your look — and keep you on time for the big day’s events. Luxury Swiss Made Watches offers a wide selection of fine timepieces, from solid gold watches with diamond accents to stainless steel diving watches, from major brands like Breitling, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, MonteBlanc, Omega, Rolex, TAG Heuer and more.

Guys, what style of wedding band or watch are you considering sporting on your wedding day? Tell us in the comment section below.

5 Keys to the Groom’s Wedding Day Look

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014


photo creditShannon Lee Images

Contrary to popular belief, the bride isn’t the only one who has big decisions to make about her wedding day attire. Today’s grooms are also finding unique and creative ways to showcase their personal style for the big day. Whether it means incorporating superhero socks or putting your groomsmen in bowties while you rock a skinny tie, the options for creating your personal style are limitless and deserve some serious attention. Here’s a simple, five-step guide to putting your look together.

To tux or not to tux. That’s right, fellas. Being a groom doesn’t mean you have to don a tux or even a suit anymore. The key is to follow the overall style and theme of your wedding. Having a rustic, outdoor barn wedding? Consider wearing suit pants with suspenders and a tie or bowtie, but ditch the jacket. If you and your bride are planning a formal church wedding, a tux or nice suit may be the most appropriate choice. Discuss the overall essence of the wedding with your bride and come to a decision together.

Determine the color scheme. By now you and your bride have probably chosen the main colors for your wedding. Use those color choices as a jumping off point to determine the colors of your own attire. Are the bridesmaids wearing green? If so, consider finding a matching green accessory such as a tie, bowtie or pocket square. Your bride may already have a strong opinion on what colors you wear, so plan to make this decision together. Is your bride wearing a white gown or a different color?. The key is to make sure that the colors in your attire nicely complement the bride’s and bridesmaids’ attire.

Find a key accessory. Once you’ve determined the major part of your wedding day look, it’s time to have some fun making it your own. Find a signature accessory that’s specific to you and your personal style. Your wedding day is the perfect time to showcase a bit of your personality and style, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Some grooms choose to wear brand new, trendy sneakers with their suit, while others wear their favorite bowtie. We’ve seen comic-fanatic grooms wear superhero socks and hipster grooms wear vintage-inspired, floral skinny ties. Are you a “Mad Men” fan? Add a pocket square to your suit jacket. The options are limitless and range from black suspenders with silver studs for the rock ‘n roll groom to suspenders and a cowboy hat for the country groom. The key is to get creative and enjoy expressing your style. And as always, discuss your ideas with your bride.

Think outside the boutonniere. We love boutonnieres, but they can be tricky. Traditionally, boutonnieres are included as part of the floral arrangements for the wedding. If your bride has her heart set on a traditional floral boutonniere, this may not be the place for you to get creative. But if your bride is open to less traditional boutonnieres, this is a unique and fun way to express your style as a couple. Think of a hobby you and your bride enjoy doing together or something you’re passionate about and try to integrate that into your boutonniere. Do you play golf together on the weekends? Why not incorporate a golf tee into your boutonniere? Are you a musician? There are actually many awesome, yet classy guitar pick boutonnieres. Etsy and Pinterest have a lot of unique boutonniere ideas and are great sources of inspiration. The key is embrace thinking outside the traditional boutonniere concept.

Differentiate yourself from your groomsmen. Let’s be honest, you and your bride should be the cream of the crop on your wedding day. Just as the bridesmaids typically wear a different ensemble from the bride, the looks your groomsmen wear should differ from yours as well. The key is to find one specific element that helps differentiate you from your groomsmen. Perhaps you wear a tie with your suit and your groomsmen don’t. Love vintage? Why not wear old fashioned black and white Oxfords, while your groomsmen sport standard black dress shoes. Some grooms wear a vest and jacket, while their groomsmen simply don a vest. The choice is yours and there’s no right or wrong decision. Check out Pinterest to get some ideas of what your choices might look like together. And as always, discuss your ideas with your bride as well.

What will be unique about your wedding day look?

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Bows-N-Ties Makes Color Coordinating Your Groomsmen’s Attire a Piece of Cake

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013


orange wedding ties

We’re excited to have stumbled across Bows-N-Ties, a San Francisco based retailer that has made it their mission to simplify the process of coordinating your groomsmen’s attire to the rest of your bridal party. Whatever look or theme you are going for, the folks over at Bows-N-Ties will have the right type of accessories for the men in your wedding.

To make finding the perfect wedding ties easier, the wedding team at Bows-N-Ties sorted all their 5,000+ ties in very specific wedding colors. Be it J.Crew’s Mint green, David’s Bridal’s new 2013 summer hue “Gem”, or a classic Ivory by Bill Levkoff, it seems as if not a single color has been left out. To ensure that their ties coordinate, each tie was physically compared to over 300 popular color swatches from designers like Davids Bridal, J.Crew, Alfred Angelo, and Bill Levkoff. Rumor has it that by mid summer of this year Bows-N-Ties will further expand their wedding ties to offer matching neckwear for all of Donna Morgan’s bridal hues.

bowtie collection wedding

Finally, we are excited to share a special promo code with you that was exclusively created for our readers. Simply enter the promo code GA2013 during checkout and you will save 20% on your entire order. Please note that this code will expire by the end of June, 2013.

What are your wedding party colors? How will you be coordinating the groomsmen and bridesmaid colors? Tell us in the comment section below.

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