We've been a fan of Darren's work and style since a while back; so when we got a chance to continue his work, we welcomed the opportunity and felt extremely privileged.
We want you to know that Well-Groomed Blog is not going away. Our team will be working hard to maintain Well-Groomed, evolve the site, and build the network. We’ll continue to feature real weddings and product recommendations for the grooms.
The site will still be the same one you know and love. It is still a resource for groom to look for mens' wedding attire and style inspiration, wedding party ideas, plus freshly picked "groom-centric wedding stuff" (quoting several of the grooms to be I recently spoke to). And yes, both of you, bride and groom, you’ll still be able to send us any style and wedding questions.
We’re psyched to be officially joining the Well-Groomed Blog community and are thrilled to continue the well groomed world.
I know, I know. It's been a looooong time since I've posted anything, so thanks for still swinging by to check out Well-Groomed's archives. After some serious thinking, I've decided to sell the blog. Don't freak out. The new owner is eager to start sharing groom-centric style posts, so be sure to check in for what I'm sure will be awesome content.
Thanks so much for all of your support, comments, and submissions over the years. It's been a fun ride, and I'm sure I'll see you around the interwebs. --Darren
Q: My fiance and I are getting married late Feb in San Francisco. The ceremony will be at City Hall with a trolley ride around the city and a picnic in the park afterwards. The ladies will be wearing vintage floral dresses and fascinators. We're both wearing matching gingham shirts, but everything else doesn't necessarily need to match. We plan to wear TOMS to keep with the outdoor/picnic feel. I'd love to pick your brain. Thanks so much. --Tim
A: Thanks for writing in, Tim! I know you're thinking of both wearing khaki suit jackets and navy suit pants, but I'd like to suggest that instead of mixing two suits, you wear one complete suit and he wear the other color. Since you've already chosen the light blue gingham shirt, add in these complimentary floral bow ties. They'll pick up on the women's vintage floral dresses, and they'll add a unique touch to your looks.
You've already settled on TOMS, so vary the toe style and shade for another nice detail. Incorporate the gold in one tie in the golden TOMS of the other groom, and the light blue-green in the other tie with the green TOMS on the opposite groom. The orange-red belt will add a pop of vibrant color to the two basic suits, and unify the two looks.
If you're open to little more of my two cents, try a chambray shirt with either or both of your looks.
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Q: My fiance and I will be having a vineyard wedding in September. We're a colorful pair, so we'll be doing something a bit brighter than the standard neutral/rustic look of many vineyard weddings. The color palette includes radiant orchid, hot pink, orange, and gold. The bridesmaids will be wearing this. The groomsmen will wear navy suits. Can you help us find a good, purple madras bow tie? Pattern mixing is welcome. Thanks! --Laura
A: Hey, Laura! I found three madras bow ties that I think accomplish the colorful, not crazy vibe you're looking for. Mix any of the three amongst the guys for a coordinated look that isn't too matchy-matchy. Swap out white shirts, and consider pairing the navy suits with purple shirts. If you're really up for some pattern mixing, a small scale striped shirt in navy or purple would work well, too.