As classic style grows in popularity, our Well-Groomed Groom, Damien, chose the appeal for his BIG day. With crisp white shirt that acted like a base of negative color, he put on dark tan leather suspenders - a retro style flair which goes along with his windowpane-patterned suit trousers that has no belt loops on it (loops-free). He then added a blush pink bow tie, a classic, matching patterned suit jacket and boutonniere on top. This throwback color combo was understated but suggested elegance and sophistication at the same time.
There's this quote that I picked up from my trusted, 20yr-favorite tailor that embedded in my head, saying, "A perfect fit makes any man look sharp and sexy". And I can't help noticing that Damien’s suit was one good example of it. Suit collar that stayed in contact with the collar of the shirt, lapel that rolls softly to the button, cuffs that showed about half-inch of the white shirt underneath when he was standing... Just. Perfect. If I were the King of The World, I'd definitely get everyone a custom made suit like this one! Or at least custom tailored ;)
No doubt, Damien's style attire matched the classical grandeur of his nuptial that was held on historic Santa Barbara Mission. As for the celebration afterwards, his choice of taking off the suit jacket made him looked more laid back, yet so dapper - thanks to those rich leather suspenders. Oh…and the shoes? The pairing of handsome brogue cap toe oxford shoes with polka-dot socks was one of those playful moves that scored!
Photo: Braedon Photography
Suit (similar): Perry Ellis at Men's WearHouse
Shirt (similar): BOSS at Nordstrom
Suspenders (similar): MenEvolution at Etsy
Bow tie (similar): Nordstrom
Boutonniere (similar): CarolinaRosa Designs at Etsy
Shoes (similar): Allen Edmonds at Nordstrom
Socks (similar): Nordstrom
Venue: Santa Barbara Mission & Rancho Dos Pueblos