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Style Snapshot: Professor Plum

image by Hannah Millard via WWW

Well-Groomed Groom: Graphic Guy

This groom's got "It." He goes high impact with a white and black contrast trim blazer, black pants, and white perforated brogues. A charcoal bow tie and pop of yellow in the boutonniere add some dimension to the look.




images by Shari + Mike

Well-Groomed Deals: Black Friday Finds

Bam! I'm back with my picks for the must-buy clothes and shoes of the Black Friday craze. They're perfect for the engagement shoot, wedding, and after. If you missed the accessories must-haves, check 'em out and get your cyber shopping plan together.

Mix and match the pieces for a customized wedding or engagement look. Blazer + vest, perhaps? What about blazer + chocolate button-down, or vest + button-down, or blazer + striped sweater, or...

H&M wool vest - Go for the vest, stay for the $5, $10, and $15 deals.
Bonobos Tennenbaum blazer- 25% off $150, 30% off $250
Ralph Lauren Custom-fit broadcloth shirt - 25% off sales prices
Cole Haan Air Colton Winter Chukka - 20% off everything, use code: THANKS20
Old Navy sweaters - Everything's on sale

Well-Groomed Deals: Black Friday Details

I'm still in a tryptophan haze, so I'll be hitting the couch, not the streets, to score some Black Friday deals. Grab your credit card and pull up a cushion. We're about to get our shop on.

Grab these accessories for the groomsmen to wear on the big day or just to say "Thanks" for their hours of service in dealing with your random wedding rants. You know, like the one about picking out a china pattern for hours?

Well-Groomed Deals | Black Friday Accessories

Express Ties - 50% off everything...until noon

Indochino Deluxe Modern Gift Set - Spend $700, Save 30%
It sounds like a lot, but if you bundle all the guy's orders into one purchase, you can reach the $700 hurdle in no time. Bonus? The set includes a scarf, tie, tie stay, cuff links, and pocket square, so accessories shopping is done.

Banana Republic Croc embossed belt - 40% off everything, use code: BRFRIDAY

Gap Travel Kit - Up to 60% off everything. Additional 20% off online, use code: GAPGIFT

J. Crew Mougin & Piquard watch- 25% off everything, use code: COLOR25

Styled Stuff: Dueling Frenchman

A photo pocket square and striped jacket? Yeah, I'm digging that. A classic look with ultra skinny suspenders? Yeah, that's cool, too. This styled guy works two different looks to create signature styles. Ruban Collectif's Lise submitted this styled shoot featuring a refined rock-n-roll groom and a classic one, too.

Black and white Vans, an open collar, rolled cuffs, round sunglasses, and a little swagger sell the rocker look. Swap the self-portrait pocket square for a pic of your fiance and you're sure to get a unanimous thumbs up. If this look is a little too relaxed for your taste, get a little more polished by nixing the striped jacket and pic pocket. Traditional black and white (with a skull cap topper) create a twist on tradition.


















See more of the group's groom styling in this video and see pics here.


Got a great engagement session, wedding, or styled shoot to share? Get the submission details to learn how.

jacket: Pierre Cardin via Emmaus, jeans: Cheap Monday, shoes: Vans

images: An Lalemant
art direction: Lise Mailman
video: Boul Roustan
model: Martin Velasco

Well-Groomed Groom: Tea for Two (Dudes)

These grooms do matchy-matchy right. And that is, they don't really match. Beyond the tweedy fabric, the looks differ, but both strike a similar relaxed tone. One guy chooses a bow tie, light blue shirt, and full suit, while the other opts for a necktie, traditional white shirt, and vest. Blue suede slippers and navy brogues are two distinct choices for their fancy footwear.
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Get Your Crafty On!

In the mood to DIY some wedding details? Check out my wife and Maddy Hague's newest venture, Confetti Pop, to get the how-to for this Gilded Fern Boutonniere.

image via Confetti Pop

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Well-Groomed Groom: Marriage's Wild Ride

This guy's striped grandpa sweater works double duty for this couple's third anniversary shoot. By choosing one item that pairs brown and grey, he doesn't have to second guess the tricky color combo. He opted for grey boots and a light blue button-down shirt to pair with dark jeans to tackle some fair rides and games. In short, he got it right.

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