Broke-Ass Tag: Pocket Squares

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!

  • 9/9

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    Nordstrom Classic Cashmere Sport Coat

    Classic Cashmere Sport Coat, $348.98 from Nordstrom

    “To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.”

    – Hardy Amies, Fashion Designer

    Patterns can be a tricky style element—do it wrong and you might end up looking like a character from Alice in Wonderland. There are some pretty simple rules regarding patterns, and how to mix them, that most style icons follow.

    1. A Little Goes a Long Way: The safest way to wear patterns any time is to use them sparingly. A tie, scarf, hat or even socks are a great and easy way to do this.
    2. The Bold & the Minimal: If you’re wearing a lot of one pattern or perhaps one that’s incredibly strong, make sure the rest of your outfit is toned down and neutral. Pull out a subtle tone within the fabric and set a foundation with that color. This will help you avoid looking clown-ish.
    3. Mix & Match: When mixing patterns, make sure you pair a large pattern with a smaller, more obscured one. For instance, say you’re wearing a gingham button-up and want to wear a patterned tie, too. Go for something within the same color palette and has a smaller pattern, like small polka dots or a very fine texture. This keeps things balanced.

    Now that we’ve gone through some of the rules, here are some great inspirations for a bit of pattern play.

    The Patterned Suit

    Neiman Marcus Last Call Hugo Boss Modern-Fit T-Howard2/Court Wool-Blend Two-Piece Suit w/Plaid Print, Open Blue

    Hugo Boss Modern-Fit T-Howard2/Court Wool-Blend Two-Piece Suit $993.75 from Neiman Marcus Last Call

    Checks and Polka Dots
    Mix a Polka Dot Shirt with a Checked Bow Tie

    Power Checks Bow Tie, $19 from The Tie Bar

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    Isaac Mizrahi Navy Dotted Slim Dress Shirt, $19.99 from Century 21

    Gingham and Paisley

    Pair Gingham with Paisley

    Smart Care Gingham Dress Shirt, $39.90 from Nordstrom

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    Refinado Floral Tie, $19 from The Tie Bar

    Mens Wearhouse Gingham and Pocket Square

    Suit, Shirt and Pocket Square from The Men’s Wearhouse

    Multi-Pattern Outfit Tie Bar

    Accessories available from The Tie Bar

    Are you brave enough for the wild world of patterns? Share some of your inspirations with us in the comments.

  • 10/9

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    6/12

    Grooms! Grooms everywhere! By super happy accident, this week has has a bit of a groom-themed style, starting with Ryan's awesome debut and including Liz's tips on planning with your fella. Of course, it's only appropriate to round it out with more guy-geared shopping tips -- this time accessories! Whether it's socks, ties, cufflinks or what have you, just like with a bride's ensemble the accessories…

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