Archive for the ‘Groom’ Category

Take a Bow

Laurent Desgrange, Pierrepont Hicks and Forage Bow Ties

Two grooms are even better than one. And without a white dress in the mix, gentlemanly attire needs to be extra eye-catching.

Top off your bespoke suit with a dapper handmade bowtie by French designer Laurent Desgrange. Carefully crafted in Paris, his creations range from classically chic (black or blue satin) to playfully patriotic (American flags or NYC subway maps). For a tad more prep, Pierrepont Hicks and Forage are totally Hamptons-worthy with their mix of gingham, check and plaid prints. Go matchy-matchy, color coordinated or individually inspired, but better to be bold than boring.

Tie one on.

Lapel Love

Bespoke Boutonnieres by Fritts Rosenow

Your bouquet is a floral masterpiece, but why limit your future hubby to a single rose instead of his signature style?

Whether he’s into gambling, guitars or golf, celebrate the groom’s top passion with a custom boutonniere by Fritts Rosenow. The San Francisco-based florist goes beyond blooms to create cool bespoke boutonnieres that will add a dash of personality to his suit. The themes are endless: Go for a swanky boat for an ace sailor, a laptop for a computer nerd or skis for a wedding on the slopes. And don’t worry how quirky his interest may be — he already lost the battle over band vs. DJ, so let him have his moment.

It’s good grooming.

Visit rosenowfloral.com.

In Stitches

Premier Custom Shirts by Andy & Evan

While your husband-to-be is clueless when it comes to couture, he’s willing to add a personal touch to his tux that a rental won’t render. New York-based Andy & Evan Shirt Co. offers custom-tailored shirts that clients can design from the comfort of their computer.

Featuring luxe details like a four-piece collar, authentic Japanese mother-of-pearl buttons and French binding on every seam, Andy & Evan begin the process by taking 11 precise body measurements to ensure a perfect fit. Simply select your favorite cuff, collar, pocket, placket, back and buttons as well as your choice fabric from a library of more than 250 swatches. A monogram and an accent fabric for the inside cuff or collar are also available. Submit your measurements and shirt specs over the phone or online and receive your test shirt in the mail within four weeks. Need a groomsmen gift? Andy & Evan offer special order ties that can be monogrammed with names and the wedding date.

It’s a cut above.

Sharp-Dressed Man

Custom Tuxedo Shirts by Alexander West

When it comes to clothes shopping, your fiance practices the method of grab-and-go — unacceptable for the wedding. Save him from an exasperating retail escapade and head online for a custom tuxedo shirt from Alexander West.

The New York-based designer offers a no-fuss, online service for reluctant shoppers. Simply pick from seven tux shirt styles ranging from traditional pleats to the modern spread collar. Then either mail them one of his best-fitting shirts (no worries, they’ll return it) or follow the easy instructions on how to take measurements (an instructional video is also provided). Submit the measurements online and they’ll ship a test shirt to confirm the sizing. From there, your hubby-to-be can try it on at home and notify them of any adjustments. Every shirt is handmade by master tailors and takes about 3 to 5 weeks to create. (Hint: Pass this along to your dads and groomsmen, too.)

It’s seamless.

Visit alexanderwest.com.



Shorts Circuit

Custom-Designed Board Shorts by Shortomatic.com

Your guy’s had his share of groomsman gifts he’ll never use, and he refuses to continue the cycle. While those flasks and pocket knives may come in handy someday, a summer wedding calls for a thank-you token that’s more beachy keen.

Straight out of sunny Cali, Shortomatic.com’s custom-designed, limited-edition board shorts will satisfy even the pickiest pal. Designed by up-and-coming artists around the world, the shorts’ many colorful abstract patterns and provocative prints (skulls, ninjas surfing, sexy tattooed women — or upload your own art) are cool enough to show off at the shore for at least the next few seasons — they’re crafted from the durable and soft microfiber fabric that’s preferred by surfers. But to make each pair of trunks truly special, you can write a short and sweet message (up to 140 characters) to be printed inside the waist band. It’ll give the groom and his boys an “I love you, man” moment without being too mushy.

Call it a leg up.

Visit shortomatic.com.