Broke-Ass Category: The Groom

3/24

Affiliate Disclaimer NewBHLDN Tie Bar Collection
BHLDN Gift Sets, $50 – In Dot or Solid (Comes with a tie, tie bar and pocket square)

Dudes! Have you heard about the new collab between BHLDN and The Tie Bar? For those who may not know, BHLDN is the wedding collection by Anthropologie. They’re pretty major in the bridal scene (obvs your fiancée has read about them here, here and here) and it looks like they’re spreading their lacy wings into grooms attire. We’re also huge fans of The Tie Bar and their crazy assortment of suiting accessories — we talk about them quite a bit, too.

So, of course, we’re loving that two of our fave brands are coming together.

If you want to pick up some BHLDN items, you’ll want to act fast. They’re already sold out of the blush pink collections and we’re betting the rest won’t last for long. Here’s hoping they’ll get stocked up soon.

The Tie Bar BHLDN Pink
BHLDN Gift Set in Solid Blush Pink, $50 (Hopefully returning soon!)

Also, if you’re not following The Tie Bar on Instagram, it’s a damn shame. They offer up pairings that are the perfect remedy for your sartorial routine.
The Tie Bar Floral Combo
The Tie Bar Socks Combo
The Tie Bar Aqua Combo
The Tie Bar Lapel Pin Combo

Go follow them now! And don’t forget to tag us (and me!) with all your stylish inspirations!

  • 2/24

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewHarwick J Crew Bag
    Harwick Duffel Bag, $98 from J. Crew

    Let’s talk about baggage (no, not THAT kind of baggage).

    Planning a honeymoon in Hawaii? A getaway wedding in New Hampshire? No matter what the occasion is, when it comes to prepping for a trip, quality luggage should always be the first thing you consider. Shoddy luggage will wear quickly with all the throwing around and your stuff won’t be as protected. Wouldn’t you be so wrecked if your favorite college-T had succumbed to a catastrophic cologne spill? To avoid these types of mishaps, it’s best to have a case with pockets and compartments to help keep you organized — and a dopp kit to keep toiletries from being exposed.

    Below are some travel bag options I’ve found, ranging from suitcases and carry-ons, all the way down to shoe bags (keep those shoes clean, fellas!). I also threw in a garment bag for those that are shopping for a destination wedding.

    Samsonite Luggage
    Samsonite Geotraker Spinner 21, $192 from Amazon

    Herschel XL Luggage
    Herschel XL Wheeled Packing Case, $200 from Nordstrom

    J Crew Backpack
    Harwick Rucksack Backpack, $98 from J. Crew

    Utility Canvas Duffel
    Utility Canvas A-Frame Duffel, $168 from Upstate MN

    Everlane Backpack
    Modern Zip Backpack, $58 from Everlane

    Denim Dopp Kit
    Denim Dopp Kit, $30 from Etsy seller GiantPhantom

    Plaid Dopp Kit
    Vintage Plaid Dopp Kit, $25 via Etsy seller LittleCollective

    Old Navy Dopp Kit
    Old Navy Dopp Kit, $13

    Mens Wearhouse Garment Bag
    Men’s Wearhouse Garment Bag, $30

    Travel Shoe Bags
    Travel Shoe Bags, $25 for 4 pairs from Amazon

    That just about wraps it up! Any jetsetters out there have some other brands they recommend? Share with us in the comments or on our Instagram. Bon voyage!

  • 2/10

    Vintage Sign available from Etsy seller TamarasTreasureTrove Shaving. It can be kind of a pain in the ass, but we have to do it. Even if you have a beard, there’s some maintenance that needs to be done. For your wedding day, I’d 100% recommend you have a professional barber clean you up, but not all of us have that kind of time or cash.…

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    12/16

    It’s that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we’ll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you’re shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you’re going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list.…

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    11/18

    Go vintage! Check out this 50s midnight blue tuxedo from Etsy seller StyleStash ($275) Fellas, let’s talk tuxedos. Being a groom is probably one of the few times in our lives that wearing a tux is appropriate. Some of you may want to take a little advice from Jay Gatsby and suit up for this magical occasion. And guess what? You don’t have to look…

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    11/4

    Steampunk Notepad, $13.50 from Etsy seller OldWaysFussNFeathers Hey dudes, do you remember way back when people used to have giant desks and write letters to each other all day? Major #fbf, I know. There are some of us out there that still practice this ancient art form, believe it or not. Though there's the ease of sending an email or setting up a Facebook invite,…

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    10/21

    Personalized Beer Cooler, $30 from Etsy seller HeritageWedding Gifting is hard. Gifting on a budget is really hard. Especially when it's for your favorite dudes. You want to get your groomsmen something awesome, yet thoughtful — but holy crap everything always seems so expensive. While it would be nice to be able to get them all big screen TVs or spring for a dudes' trip…

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    10/7

    Scrapbook overlay available from Etsy seller MyScrapbookDesigns Hello, beach babes. This post is all about one of the most temperate beaches in the U.S., Myrtle Beach. It’s a great honeymoon destination because of all the amusements, parks, entertainment and dreamy sunsets. It’s also a great place for the low-cost honeymoon, since there are so many things to do under a tight budget. Alright, fellas. You’ve…

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    9/23

    Dudes, let’s face it. When it comes to saving money for your wedding, every single penny counts. One of the easiest ways to trim down your budget is to cut down the costs of small things, like fashion accessories. Our friends over at The Tie Bar have an immense assortment of pieces for guys, in a wide range of options. Here’s a list of items…

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