Broke-Ass Tag: tuxedos

11/18

Affiliate Disclaimer NewVintage Midnight Blue Tuxedo from Etsy seller StyleStash
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 all extra-formal and stuffy while you do it. Here are a few non-traditional ways we’ve found to sport a slick tuxedo for the big day.
Combatant Gentleman Navy Tux
Navy is a fun and easy way to do a formal look that’s just a little different. This one from Combatant Gentlemen also comes in heather gray and is only $200!
J Crew Chambray Tuxedo
Ditch the plain ole white button up for a seasonal pattern to mix it up. (IN LOVE with this Chambray Tux, btw.) J. Crew, $525.
Etsy Banded Collar Bib Tux Shirt
Here’s a neat idea: A banded collar bib tux shirt — no tie necessary! It still looks great even without the jacket. Etsy seller SixStarUniforms, $18.95 & Up.
Tuxedo T-Shirt from Etsy seller YouHadMeAtInk
Sorry, you guys. I couldn’t help myself. It is a fun groom’s gift though. Etsy seller YouHadMeAtInk, $16
Men's Warehouse Gray Tuxedo
The best thing about this color and style is that you could use these pieces separately for any occasion. Men’s Wearhouse, $695.
Burgundy Tuxedo
Way into this color for a tuxedo, it’s really unexpected. The vest is a great way to make it polished even without the jacket. Amazon, $109.97.

How do you feel about tuxedos? Have you found some cool ways to wear one? Share with us using #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!

  • 6/9

    Maybe you’ve scoured every bridal salon in town for the perfect gown, or maybe it was love at first click, This is 2011, and there are a wide variety of ways for a gal to fall in love with her dream dress. Not every woman needs to trot into a swanky bridal salon with eight generations of female relatives and her entire bridal party, and wiggle into taffeta gown after taffeta gown. Modern…

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