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Alright guys, let’s be honest, dressing up kinda sucks. There’s all the fussy jackets and ties, not to mention the stiff shoes. Have you ever been to a wedding where the groom and groomsmen looked like kids in their dad’s suits? Yeah, not fun. That’s why it’s important to make sure you dress not only to fit the occasion — whether it’s formal or otherwise — but also to fit your personality. How does one do that, you ask? It’s simply by pulling it all together with the right accessories.

Something like a colorful bowtie, a patterned pocket square, or fun socks can make your outfit look a little more you and make you feel less out of your own element. I’ve picked out some of my favorite men’s suiting accessories with a few tips on how to make each one work.

Ties & Bowties

Duh. This is the most obvious, but there are several ways to tie a tie. Maybe choose a knot that’s more formal, maybe keep it a little loose and casual.
Bonobos Chambray tie
Chambray Tie, $68 at Bonobos

Dot silk tie from J. Crew
Italian Silk Tie, $55 from J. Crew

Yarn-dyed Bowtie from Dessy
Bowtie, $16 from Dessy

Pocket Squares

Word to the wise: Be sure to coordinate with your tie (if you’re wearing one), but it’s better to choose a different pattern. It’s no fun to be all matchy-matchy. Don’t know how to fold one? We’ve got you covered.
Satin Pocket Square from Dessy
Satin Pocket Square, $10 from Dessy

Polka dot pocket square from Bonobos
Polka Dot Pocket Square, $55 from Bonobos


This is hands-down one of my favorites. It’s better to get a good, quality pair so the clips don’t slip.
Black suspenders from Men's Wearhouse
Black Silk Suspenders, $35 from Men’s Wearhouse


I love seeing a groom in some amazing socks. It’s a great way to wear some color subtly.
Paisley socks from Happy Socks
Paisley Socks, $12 from Happy Socks

Multi argyle socks from Happy Socks
Multi Argyle Socks, $12 from Happy Socks


From a formal top hat to an askew fedora, a hat adds a bit of personality and makes a really sharp appearance.
Felt Fedora from Old Navy
Felt Fedora, $23 from Old Navy


An unexpected option, but, if done right, gives your suiting a classy edge.
Banana Republic Sunglasses
Johnny Sunglasses, $98 from Banana Republic

Small Accessories

Tie bars, pins, and cuff links are the small details that give a suit polish.
Silver cuff links from Banana Republic
Silver Knot Cuff Links, $39 from Banana Republic

Gold tie bar from J. Crew
Gold Tie Bar, $49.50 from J. Crew

What do you think, broke-asses? How are you pulling your wedding day look together?

  • 11/20

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewEtsy TheWildlands Chicago Art Print

    Chicago Skyline Print from Etsy seller TheWildlands

    Ahhhhh, the Windy City. It’s definitely one of the most romantic cities on the continent. All the aphrodesiac-inducing shopping, the sparkling lights, the snuggle-worthy breezes — it’s no wonder couples choose this location for their honeymoon. Plus, there’s tons to do, from museums and gallery shows to view, live performances, to cuddly strolls through the town. No matter what you do, you’ll probably want to pack heavy, especially in the chillier months. Layers are going to be a good core, but you’ll still want thick, heavy jackets to combat the bitter winds. Here, I’ve come up with a few items you can pick up now to prepare for your trip.

    Old Navy peacoat
    Old Navy Peacoat, $79.94

    Men's warehouse tumi jacket
    Tumi Herringbone Down Jacket in Brown, $74.99

    Bonobos half zip sweater
    Bonobos Lambswool Cable Half-Zip Sweater, $138

    Banana republic drawstring turtleneck
    Banana Republic Drawstring Turtleneck, $98.50

    Frank & oak baseball henley
    Frank & Oak Baseball Henley, $44

    REI Sorel winter chukka boots
    Sorel Chukka Waterproof Winter Boots, $140

    Winter socks
    Target 2-Pack Winter Boot Socks, $11.99

    Old navy chunky scarf
    Old Navy Chunky Stripe Scarf, $19.94

    Men's quilted leather gloves
    Joseph Abboud Quilted Leather Gloves, $52

    Men's wool beanie
    Crochet Winter Beanie, $20.50

    With these goodies stashed in your suitcase and your love on your arm, there’s no way the chilliness of Chicago can affect you too much!

    Where are you going for your honeymoon?

  • 11/6

    Image: Whitney Huynh Alright grooms, step aside — this one’s for the Best Man. The day of the wedding is a big day for your bestie, so make sure something small doesn’t fuck it all up. He’ll thank you for life if you take all the right measures and plan it out properly. Trust me, I’ve been in a lot of weddings and you’d be amazed…

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    Photo: Kansasphoto via Flickr Creative Commons Let’s take a little escape, shall we? Take a break from the daily humdrum and take a journey with me. Think of the sounds of the ocean waters. Feel the warm sand beneath you as the high sun above you browns your skin. You look out upon a horizon of the bluest water you’ve ever seen. Sound better than…

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    Alright guys, I'm gonna be honest, I never thought I'd be a pocket square kinda guy. They always seemed too fancy and fussy. One day, just for shits and giggles, I thought I'd try one out for a wedding I was going to. Wouldn't you know, I totally dug it. In fact, I favored it over my tie, so I went tieless and open collar.…

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