Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Bowtie’

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

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013


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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.

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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.

Michael Andrews Bespoke’s Top 5 Groom’s Wedding Attire Trends for 2011

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Today, we are honored to have Michael Andrews guest blogging on the top 5 men’s wedding attire trends for 2011. Michael is Founder and CEO of Michael Andrews Bespoke – New York’s Designer Custom Tailor that crafts high-end yet affordable menswear with a modern flair.


The 2011 Groom: Coming Soon to a Wedding Near You

Michael Andrew Bespoke’s Top Five Groom’s Attire Trends for 2011

1. For formal weddings, we are seeing a real trend toward slim fit one-button midnight blue tuxedo with peak lapels.  Dark blue looks richer under evening light and provides a better contrast against the black satin on the lapels.  When the jacket is cut trim through the waist, the peak lapels help accentuate the shoulders for a flattering silhouette.

2. We are also seeing a strong trend toward less formal weddings.  Roughly half of the wedding outfits we make are suits instead of tuxedos.  For destination weddings and daytime summer weddings, we see a lot of cotton and linen suits. For evening weddings, we are doing a lot of charcoal grey and midnight blue suits.

3. We are also seeing very few tuxedo shirts with traditional pleats or a bib front.  Most guys are opting for a more simple, updated style.  The most popular is a classic spread collar shirt made in a rich piqué fabric that gives the shirt a more luxurious and formal appearance. The hidden button front offers a clean, formal look and eliminates the need for tuxedo studs.

4. A return to the bowtie.  For the past few years, long black ties had eclipsed the traditional bowtie in popularity, but we have seen the bowtie come back strong this year.  Opt for an oversized velvet bowtie to make a statement.

5. The perfect groomsman gift: matching custom shirts and ties.  It gives a degree of consistency to the wedding party while still being personalized to each groomsman.

To learn more about Michal Andrews Bespoke and to browse their collection of suits, dress shirts, overcoats and more – visit their website.


How do you feel about Michael’s picks for 2011 groom trends? Anything that you’d like to see on the list that isn’t? Let us know in the comments.

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