Broke-Ass Tag: Guys Fashion

9/23

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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 you can find under $25, but not all of them. We encourage you to venture through their site and check out all the styles they have—and check out their blog for a bevy of great inspirations.

Items to Feature:
The Tie Bar Brewhouse Herringbone wool tie

Brewhouse Herringbone wool tie, $19
The Tie Bar Carpenter Checks cotton tie

Carpenter Checks cotton tie, $19
The Tie Bar Bulletin Dot linen tie

Bulletin Dot linen tie, $19

Clearly, they are going to have a HUGE selection of ties. Even better, they come out with new styles every season alongside their tried-and-true staples.

The Tie Bar Bowties
The Tie Bar Checkmates BowtieCheckmates, $19

SO. MANY. BOWTIES. They have a very wide selection of styles, colors & fabrics—and they’ll all under $25!

The Tie Bar Tie Bars
Tie Bars, $15 Each

Tie Bars are a great way to polish your look and get that Mad Men style.

The Tie Bar Gingham Pin

Petite Gingham lapel pin, $8
The Tie Bar Knit Flower

Lapel Flower, $5
The Tie Bar Danbury Plaid Pin

Danbury Plaid lapel pin, $8

Don’t want to go with a froofy boutonniere? Opt for a lapel pin! The Tie Bar’s are super affordable, so you can have the entire groom party wear ‘em.

The Tie Bar Deep Blue Square Cufflinks

Deep Blue Square cufflinks, $20
The Tie Bar Silk Knots Cufflinks
Silk Knots cufflinks, $20 for 3

If your shirt has French cuffs, you’ll need cuff links. Many retailers charge serious dough for them, but The Tie Bar has an affordable selection.

TheTieBarSocks
Socks, $8 Each, $20 for 3-Pack

Socks are a VERY inexpensive way to personalize your look, especially for the quirky groom. We love when the groom party has coordinated socks — they make for some great photography.

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The Tie Bar Dotted Dots pocket square

Dotted Dots pocket square, $10
The Tie Bar Solid Knit pocket square

Solid Knit pocket square, $10

These give a nice pop to a suit and elevate a look. Don’t be intimidated if you don’t know how to style pocket squares, we have a post to help you out!

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Now put those pennies back in your pocket and go out and be stylish.

Any accessories you’ve got your eye on? Let us know in the comments, or share it with #brokeassbride on Instagram!

  • 7/1

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    Photo: Clane Gessel via Bella Signature

    We at BAB were sooooooooooo excited about the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage (#LOVEWINS), we decided to do an article especially for the boys (who like boys).

    It’s possible you’ve been secretly worried about how a wedding looks without a bride. Well, you can thank The High and Heavenly World of Pinterest, because there are so many options you’ll get the spins. The thing is, you can celebrate your gay wedding the same as a straight wedding — any way you fucking want. Once you’ve figured out the type of wedding you’ll plan (A traditional wedding in a gay-friendly church, a rustic wedding in a barn, a drag queen wedding under a disco ball — the world is your oyster), then you can figure out the outfit situation. I’ve listed a few options I found that could easily be affordable and fit a range of occasions from formal to more casual.

    *Quick Note: Just because we mention the guys here doesn’t mean we’re limiting these options to groom/groom weddings. These are also awesome options for ANYBODY —women included — that want to rock a suit or tux.

    ContrastingGraySuits

    Photo: Moodeus via A Vote & A Vow

    Contrasting Suits: What a great way to keep things formal without doing flashy tuxes. It also allows the grooms to choose their own accessories and leaves things a little open-ended for the wedding party. Plus, every guy looks sexy in gray.

    SolidandPatternSuits

    Photo: Kate McElwee Photography

    Dare to Pattern: Soooooooooo slick! Doing a solid/pattern combo in a single tone keeps these guys looking really put together and takes formal to an unexpected place. And seriously, if you know BAB, you know we love an element of surprise. One last thing about this idea: Another reason it works is because they kept the accessories mild and matching in color and texture. You could probably get away with adding a little more pizzazz, but be careful.

    MatchingGrooms

    Photo: A Brit & A Blonde

    Matchy-matchy: You guys, when all else fails, just pick a palette and Sadie Hawkins that shit up. This can actually be a good option for a couple reasons. One, if you’re looking to do a quick ceremony, this is the ticket. Since you’ll be looking for the same thing for both, you’ll save time hunting around the mall. Second, sometimes buying items in pairs can save you a few bucks (be on the lookout for Buy One/Get One sales)! You can see they ditched the jacket and went with a bright tie, kinda like this one.

    Grooms with Mixed Accessories

    Credit: DeAwna McGinley Photography via Chicago Style Weddings

    Accessory Play: How dashing are those grooms? I would only dare to mix accessories like this if everything else was neutral, and these two do just that but in a really bold way. Otherwise, you might end up having a carnival wedding, which, though memorable, might not be quite your end goal. But I like the mix here. You could even do some fun socks.

    AscotGrooms

    Photo: via Passion for Flowers

    Do you love a good ascot as much as I do? Well you should. You can’t really see the whole look from here, but I do like how they did matching suit tones in different patterns, paired with an unexpected neck accessory. Also, I’m in love with those boutonnières.

    Where to Find These Looks

    Traditional
    DessyTuxedo

    Simple Gray Suit
    BonobosGraySuit

    Patterned Suit
    CombatantGentSuitHow are you coordinating your wedding day looks? Tell us in the comments below!