Monday, December 7, 2009

the man needs cufflinks!

i know i should probably be looking for wedding shoes to match my dress, earrings, thinking about how i'm going to wear my hair, or all the above, but right now i'm in the mood for some cuffs! my fiance hasn't really done much shopping around for a suit or thought about the little details like the socks, shoes, and cuffs he'll wear so i'm dedicating this post to him and all the other soon to be grooms that are wondering how they're going to bring style to their wedding attire.

since i have my dress picked out, i'm no longer paying attention to the dresses women are wearing in all the wedding blog photos i look at each day. instead, i'm looking at the dudes and how they're pulling off their looks. thank god to these guys for bringing up the par on looking snazzy though. am i right? (see mad men-iclicious below).

i honestly believe dudes everywhere began to take notice that there's more to wear at your wedding than a boring black and white tuxedo since the airing of mad men. guys got to see how their ladies grew giddy over don draper, and women began to wonder if their guys would get the hint and start dressing up a little more. i ain't lying. you know they look good. but in the end, this sexy suited look has been blowing up in weddings, and i'm a fan! if any guys are reading this and don't think that look can be easily pulled off, snap out of it. it isn't that hard, and real people like you and me can pull it off quite stunningly. just take a look at this groom:

the suit could not have fit him better. i'm loving that he didn't go all bright colored and funky with his socks, and that his shoes aren't converse or vans. sorry, i'm kind of hatin' on the look where the groom wears sneakers. just not a fan, when he could look so sharp with a look like the one above. photography props for the adorable couple above go out to another photographer who my fiance and i so respectably admire, max wanger. and to view more photos from that couple and their pertie wedding check out max's blog.

so maybe your guy wants to add more personality to his wedding attire aside from picking a snazzy tie; cufflinks are the perfect way to go. i never put much thought to them myself, but seeing how much is out there now makes me excited to see what my fiance will choose. most of the below cufflinks were found on etsy, but the other more colorful ones were surprisingly from vera bradley. i must say i am quite the vera bradley fan. my fiance actually found the tie that he wore in our save the date card there and it was perfect. just the right amount of color and personality. so why not go with vera for a unique cufflink that can pop?
vintage typewriter keys cufflinks by qa create

bloodwood cufflinks by holcomb's woodworking

king of hearts vintage cufflinks by crimson king

and because these were way too cool to pass up, there are also these sugar skull calavera cufflinks by little angels jewelry


1 comment:

Jonathan Koshi said...

Definitely the sugar skulls. Those are so Andres. Plus they can be worn well beyond the wedding, not to mention they are f******g awesome.