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Well-Groomed Groom: Beach Wedding with Superhero Elements

Our featured Well-Groomed Groom, Justin Reno, likes thing casual and he chose to have a casual, intimate beach wedding with only the closest members of his and his bride's circles. And here's when things got interestingly cool: he chose a fun black-white-grey combo attire, a trendy fedora hat, and... custom shoes, bow tie and rings adorned of his superhero logo: Batman! A neat way to fuse his passion for The Dark Knight, no?

Here's what he says:
"Overall, I am a pretty casual person with a love of superheroes. I feel very lucky to have married someone who let me stay true to myself and indulge in my nerdy side. Keeping the mainstays neutral allowed me to have some fun with things like my shoes and bow tie. Both were Batman adorned and, best of all, match my wedding ring!"

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Ring1

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Groom BowTie n Hat

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Groom Attire1

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Decor

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Groom Attire2

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Ring2

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Groom attire3

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Groom Attire4

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman groom Attire5

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Groom Attire6

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Groom Attire7

Well-Groomed Groom Beach Batman Groom Attire8

Shirt: H&M
Trousers: Billy London
Shoes: Converse

Well-Groomed Q&A: Navy Tuxedo with Brown Shoes?

My finacee and I are doing an outdoor ceremony and reception at a local vineyard. I have decided to do navy suits, dusty shale ties, and light brown shoes for the grooms. There is one problem, I have an identical twin brother. So, to distinguish myself from him, I've decided to dress it up just a bit more and wear a navy blue tux (all navy, no black in the tux. Calvin Klein Navy extreme slim fit tux). I will also be wearing a bow-tie. I would like to wear light brown shoes with the naxy tux, however, everything I've read states you should wear black shoes with any tux. What is your opinion? Thanks. -  Josh

Hi Josh, Congratulations on getting married. If your tux has a black lapel, of course we would recommend wearing black shoes. But since your tux has a blue lapel, then you can either pair it with black shoes for a traditional style, or with brown shoes, if traditional is not really your direction :)

And if you pair it with the right accessories, navy tux and brown shoes combo would look so sleek and modern!

Here's our guide on shoe v tux colors:

WG Guide Navy + Brown1
Image via Well-Groomed

Besides that as a resourceful reference, here are some photos of real life grooms sporting navy blue combined with brown shoes..
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 See more of this chic Greek island Mykonos wedding at Well-Groomed

WG Guide Navy + Brown3
 See more of this chic Greek island Mykonos wedding at Well-Groomed

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Photo by Scott Ehler
See more of this New Zealand and Australia celebrities' Bali Destination wedding at Well-Groomed

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Image via Wedding Chicks

WG Guide Navy + Brown8
Image via Hello May

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Image via Weddbook

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Image via StyleMePretty

And here is a collage that we've created for you, a combo of Calvin Klein Navy Extreme Slim Tux paired with minty bow tie and brown shoes.

Wel-Groomed Q&A Navy Tux Brown Shoes collage
Clockwise: Tux: Men's Wearhouse, Minty Tie: Etsy
Shoes: Zappos, Cufflink Set: Barneys New York, Boutonnieres image via StyleMePretty
Cufflink Set: Macys, Shoes: River Island.

What is the difference between a tux and a suit?

It is hard sometimes to distinguish a tuxedo and a suit. The most noticeable difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the fabric on the lapel part and the lining. The lapel on a tuxedo uses satin (the shiny looking fabric) while the lapel on a suit uses the same fabric as the rest.

Here are some photos to help distinguish between a Tux and a Suit:

WG Tux Black
Black Tux. Image via Style Me Pretty

WG Tux Grey
Grey Tux. Image via My Tuxedo Catalog

WG Tux Calvin Klein
Navy Tux: Calvin Klein. Image via Men's Wearhouse

WG Tux Maroon
Maroon Tux with black lapel. Image via GQ

WG Tux White Black
White Tux with black lapel. Image via Bows n Ties

WG Suit Stripes Beckham
Grey Pin Stripes Suit. Image via BuzzFeed

WG Suit Creme
Creme Suit. Image via June Bug Weddings

WG Suit Maroon
Maroon Suit: Burberry. Image via Burberry

WG Suit Navy
Navy Blue Suit: Calvin Klein. Image via Macy's


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