Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ahhh, Men

A few weeks ago Jonathon had a bye, meaning a beautiful oasis in a sea of never-ending Saturdays and Sundays (and Mondays, Tuesdays... you get the idea) consumed with pig skin. Ahem, anyhow, we jumped at the opportunity to go on a suit hunt on his weekend off. We didn't really find what we were looking for, but it did help to narrow the search and to decide what looked best and what should be avoided. Like this:

Not only was that suit enormous to the point of comedy, the grey wasn't really doing much for J. I think we decided he looks best in the deeper charcoals. He really liked this Tallia suit (also not the right size) in a sand color, but a) the company was going out of business so b) they couldn't order a vest to go with the suit... But the man wants a vest!

One thing we did discover, Allen Edmonds. Jon really wanted to try on some wing-tips and he liked these, but I think he is now leaning more towards split-toes, which are much dressier.

Since Tallia wasn't going to be making a vest anytime soon, one options was to choose that tan suit and have a different colored/patterned vest. Neither one of us really loved that idea, but I did come across one groom that really pulled it off.

Remember this farm wedding? Well the groom wore a nice tan and grey suit-vest combo. It's a bit of a more casual look for sure. Maybe it only works for a fall vineyard wedding since its nubby wool. Definitely not desert elegance, but maybe in a different material? What do you think?

I've been thinking a lot about what J will look like on the big day, can you tell? He hasn't had a chance to be as involved in the plans these past few months with it being football 24/7. But now there is only one game left in the season and you better believe I am excited for it to be over! Anyhow, one thing he is rather particular about are boutonnières. We both thought this was simple and clean and a nice use of succulents.

Finally, I just think this is ridiculously precious. I know that my little brother the ring bearer would look beyond cute in anything he wears but especially with an antique toy turned into a bout. How precious is that old school linen suit and orange bow-tie! YES.

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