Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Groom Style #27: Orange you in love?

Dress inspiration? Essence of Australia Gown

colbalt and orange wedding 2
Dress: Essence of Australia; Shoes: Betsy Johnson via Zappos

So, I have to apologize again for not posting in over a week. We've been very busy running around New York City and Boston for the 9tailors Custom Apparel Event. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, you can still help dress your groom on Saturday, June 27.

Anyway, on to our next beautiful bride, Becky. Becky and her fiance, Gord, will be married in July 2010 in London, Ontario. Yep. That's right. BB&T has gone international now. She describes her wedding as formal to semi-formal. Her Essence of Australia gown above will be perfect as she says her vows in a romantic, bloom-filled courtyard. She wants something unique, which is why she has turned to Snippet & Ink's cobalt and orange inspired wedding she saw a few months ago. Let's see what he's going to wear...

cobalt and orange wedding

Suit: Ted Baker via Zappos; Shoes: Grenson via Gimme Shoes; Boutonniere: Rosenow Floral; Cuff links: David Donahue via Nordstroms; Tie: Bowties.com; Belt: Tie Ups via Nordstroms; Watch: Toy Watch via Jules; Passport Holder: WalletB

Since Becky describes Gord as being casual with some edge, I think that this slim, navy suit from Ted Baker is a perfect fit for him. If you haven't shopped Ted Baker, I suggest you start now. Modern, city-chic pieces - very Londoner. This particular suit is from the Zappos awesomely well-priced suit collection. On to the accent pieces. The cobalt and orange accessories really punch up the more somber mood of the suit. Blue, patent leather shoes from Grenson are the perfect touch to his outfit. I didn't want to go too edgy with all the pieces, so I kept the tie on the more traditional side. The tie has a small, blue paisley pattern on a tangerine background. I love the brightly colored belt made with recyclable materials. I also think that the cuff links and toy-like watch add a playful touch to the outfit. If you don't want to go too heavy with the accents, mixing more subtle pieces with the brightly colored ones are also a good idea. While Becky was not sure if she wanted all the groomsmen to sport a boutonniere, I think that this orange boutonniere from the most brilliant boutonniere-maker, Rosen Floral, might change her mind! Lastly, the passport holder and wallet is a beautiful, yet practical gift for the groom for his honeymoon (Please tell him his pants pocket is not an acceptable mode of transporting one of his most important documents). It's also in the perfect shade of cobalt!

Congrats Becky and Gord on their upcoming nuptials!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Aww maaaan

Man, am I a delinquent?! I'm so sorry that I haven't been posting at all. My day job at 9tailors has been keeping me away from my beloved blog. I promise I'll be back tomorrow with another amazing wedding!!

Stay tuned!

Monday, June 15, 2009

9tailors does it again!

Due to the popularity of the first custom dress shirt and trunk show, 9tailors and Guilded Boston will host another event on June 27. If you missed the last one, you can still have a chance to get a great fitting shirt by 9tailors! The best part? Dress shirts start at $60.00.

RSVP at info@9tailors.com. Those of you who RSVP have a chance to win your very own custom dress shirt!

Saturday, June 27, 2009
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
213 Newbury Street, Suite 2F
tel: 877.513.1898
email: info@9tailors.com

men and women welcome!

Live in NYC? We'll be hosting our custom dress shirt event on 6/18-6/19! Click here for more info.

Rules & Regulations of "Win a free shirt" Raffle:
  • Participants of raffle must RSVP prior to June 25, 11:59 AM
  • Winner must be present at the event
  • Winner will be announced via e-mail or in person on the day of June 27

Friday, June 12, 2009

Groom Style Tip #4: Hats off to you

I love hats. I can't deny it. Hats can be a great way to accessorize a man without making him look silly, overdressed or blinged out. Plus, they make incredible photo accessories. You can do so many things with hats! But, since you want to make sure that he looks sophisticated and sharp, it is wise to stay away from your fiance's ratty baseball cap...

Top (left to right): Groom via Snippet & Ink; Groom via Style Me Pretty
Bottom: Casey Afflek via GQ; Groom via The Brides Cafe

groom style tip#4

Top (left to right): Gray Hat by Kangol via Nordstroms; Pinstripe Fedora by Goorin Moretti via Hats in the Belfry;
2nd row (left to right): Straw hat by Bailey Salem via Nordstroms;
3rd row (left to right): Plaid hat by Kangol via Nordstroms; Cap by Kangol via Nordstroms;
Bottom row (left to right): Blue hat by Bailey Salem via Nordstroms;
White fedora by Bailey Salem via Hats in the Belfry

Need help styling your groom? E-mail us weddings@9tailors.com.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Win amazing clothes in NYC

9tailors, Evolution of Style and Bonobos are getting together for an amazing promotion! Attend our Custom Suit, Pants and Shirt Event in New York and win an entire outfit for your father or your fiance!

Here are the details:

Thursday, June 18, Noon to 7:30pm

Friday, June 19, Noon to 7:00pm

RSVP and make an appointment at info@9tailors.com.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Groom Style tip #3: Feeling suspended

Mmmmm. I know what you're thinking. Suspenders? Really?! Yes. Really. Suspenders or braces are appearing every where. It's the new trend of mixing formal and informal wear together. I know my fiance will be rejoicing. He loves suspenders. So, give your belt a break...

Here are a few looks that won't make him look like your Uncle Hubert.

Monday, June 8, 2009

You deserve to be fabulous...

You've probably noticed that the site looks a little different today than before. Don't fret. A hacker did not attack my site, rather my fiance, a web developer, changed the layout a tiny bit.

Anyway, on to today's post. Today, I wanted to feature some amazing pieces from Boston jewelry designer, Rebecca S. Scott. She is the owner and head designer of JewelsFabulous. If you are as addicted Etsy as I am, you're in luck. She has her own Etsy store. Awesome.

Now, I've seen these in person. I can't tell you how much I love, love, love her pieces. I am particularly fascinating by her metal work. By using a hammer passed down by a relative, she is able to create the most subtle, yet beautiful textures on her bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Since many of her pieces are under $100, these also make pretty amazing (and inexpensive) bridesmaids gifts. So, without further ado, here are her pieces.

Want more? You can view her entire collection at the 9tailors Custom Apparel Event on June 27. For details, click here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sneak Peak: Wedding in the City

Dress inspiration? Gown by Marchesa

feminine wedding
Dress: Marchesa; Shoes: Christian Louboutin via Browns Fashion

Want to know what he will wear? Find out on Monday.

Need help styling your groom? E-mail us at weddings@9tailors.com

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We're in Glamour.com

I woke today with the biggest surprise of my life. A bride-to-be, whom we featured recently here wrote a story on Glamour.com and mentioned Boutonnieres & Bow Ties, or B&BT as I like to call it. I'm so thrilled and extremely flattered that our little style project has started receiving recognition! Let's hope this kind of attention keeps on coming...

Click on the image to view the full article.

Alright, more to come tomorrow....!!

Need help styling your guy? E-mail us at weddings@9tailors.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Groom Style #26: Hay, we're in love.

Dress inspiration? Thread One-Shouldered Gown in Matte Silk

Wedding in Vermont

Dress: Thread; Shoes: Kate Spade via Bluefly

Basically, I love everything that Thread makes. My heart literally flutters when I see this dress. I can't get over its simple, yet elegant design. I think it will look gorgeous on our next bride, Jenny. Jenny will marry her fiance, Michael, at the Inn at Mountain View Farm in Vermont this August. The ceremony and reception will be much like Jenny's dress above, beautiful and breezy. Since the couple will be married near an old converted horse barn, all of Jenny's bridesmaids will carry stalks of wheat instead of floral bouquets. Guests will witness Jenny and Michael's nuptials while sitting on hay bales. Love it. So, here's what I've come up with for her groom.

wedding in vermont
Vest: JCrew; Pants: JCrew; Shirt: Hugo Boss via Macy's; Shoes: Cole Hann via Bloomingdale's; Hat: Hats in the Belfry; Boutonniere: Thinkflowers.com; Belt: Cole Hann via Bloomingdale's; t-shirt: Gap; Shorts: Old Navy: Flip Flops: AE

I must admit; dressing Michael was a challenge. How do dress a guy who "hates" to dress up? Here's how. Keep everything clean, simple and functional. No over-the-top clothes or accessories allowed. Since Jenny has already purchased vests from JCrew, it only seems fitting that the pants should come from the same store. I love the vest and pants look. Very cute. The subtle blue and white stripes on the dress shirt and the red on the t-shirt will complement Jenny's wedding colors: cornflower blue and red. While Michael can opt to wear a white undershirt, I think that the red would bring an unexpected pop of color underneath his dress shirt. For the ceremony, I recommend wearing the dress shirt sleeves long. For the reception, I recommend rolling them up. Afterwards, I imagine a bonfire-style after-party (away from the hay of course) where Michael can sit back and relax in his red-T, khaki shorts and flip flops. The hat is a nice photo accessory, as it complements the wheat and hay back drop. Lastly, the shoes and belt above might be the most important items that a casual guy should have in his wardrobe: Cole Hann's Air Jackson slip-on shoes with Air Nike technology and Cole Hann's reversible black/brown belt. The former is for style and comfort. The latter is for function and versatility.

Jenny also asked me to find some dresses for their baby girl. So, here's what I found in their wedding colors! How cute are these?!!?

wedding in vermont

White/blue dress: Smitherman & Barnwell; Red striped dress: Ralph Lauren; Solid blue dress: Polo; Blue floral dress: Monsoon; White dress: Smitherman & Barnwell; Red dress: Smitherman & Barnwell

Congrats to Jenny and Michael!

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