Jan 14, 2009

Well Groomed

DW fashion correspondent Amy Fox is contributing tomorrow with a piece about bridegroom couture, so to precede that, some of my favorite groom looks. I think the key is knowing who you are. Elvis' paisley tux for example, would look horrendous on most men, but it was perfect for his 1967 Vegas wedding.

Elvis and Priscilla at the Aladdin Hotel.

I really like crooked bow ties, and those orchid strings in the background (via New York Magazine).

Everyone loves the Mick wedding get up.

A wedding in the Adirondacks shouldn't be without Madras. At first I didn't like it, but then I got into it (via New York Magazine).

I especially admire Robert Downey Jr.'s matching two-toned Vans with no socks.

My brother's fiance's brother, Sep, looked great in a Prada tux (love those peaked lapels) and a Distilled tux shirt last September.

Eric Clapton looks great in "cream" with his new wife Patty Boyd, the former Mrs. George Harrison, a.k.a. Layla.

At the time of their wedding, 2000, the skinny tie was not as ubiquitous as it is now. Hedi Slimane of Dior designed Pitt's dinner jacket and tie.

John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal in 1986. He's wearing a red Pee-Wee Herman sized (clip-on?) bow tie. Adds a lot of character to a guy who isn't short any.

Sir Paul and Linda Eastman in 1969. I love this look.

Pierce Brosnan looking great in a waistcoat.

Royals always look so good when they wed, that light blue sash adds great color and the medals are great for accessorizing. Just kidding (sorta).


Susan said...

This was so great

kk said...

Nice piece. Gives you some ideas of what you want, right?

Matriarch said...

The crooked bow tie/orchid strings seems so Lizzie! A wonderful look, and wonderful photo!

ash said...

wow! i LOVED this post! thanks for sharing all the great pics and wonderful commentary