Phi-Style: Mens Accessories


I was reading about Kris Van Assche’s mens Spring 2011 collection and came across an amazing photo that became the inspiration for this post.

I’ve often heard complaints that menswear, groom and groomsmen attire included, was difficult to add style since the range of accessories and “possibilities” was limited. I beg to differ. In recent years, I’m sure many of you brides have seen mens wedding attire shift away from the traditional black tux, and trend I embraced with open arms. But is it just me, or have the colorful socks and bow ties become less original and more tired trend? Hey, I’m not knocking it – if you look at my OWN wedding photos, you would see said bow ties and socks! However, after seeing Kris Van Assche’s collection dotted with demure, yet stated accessories, I thought about how many other accessories could be incorporated into a groom or groomsman’s attire.

Tie bars, lapel pins, and even chained wallets. Something beyond the polka dot socks. – Tram at Phi-Style

Kenneth Cole tie bar, $32 | Ben Sherman belt, $27 | Paul Smith cufflinks, $125 | Alexander McQueen chain wallet, $555 | Timex 80 watch, $50 | 1901 tie, $50 | Lanvin carnation lapel pin, $165

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Top 10: Boutonnieres [+ giveaway!]

top ten boutonnieres

There are so many cute options for grooms and their groomsmen these days, its hard to choose a favorite way to go….but no doubt, with one of these 10, you cant go wrong!

1st row: photo by Tec Petaja, Fritts Rosenow, Wild at Heart
2nd row: A Alicia Wedding, Lalalaurie
3rd row: Miju and You, Emersonmade, Martha Stewart Weddings
4th row: photo by Bella Grace Studios, April Hiler Designs

Couldn’t let this little guy escape a chance to be won, could I?  Its a collaboration between Etsy sellers Miju and Norwegian Wood, originally made for NW’s wedding, and now one of these could be yours!  Just leave a comment below and the winner will be announced on Friday!

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Cole Haan

shoes for groom

I guess this is the guys opportunity for his “something blue…”  Best of all, its on sale!

[image from Cole Haan]

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Brooklyn Tailor

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I was messing around on Etsy the other say and stumbled upon Brooklyn Tailor…they do custom shirts and bespoke suits for guys…if Chad could, he would TOTALLY go for this!  The clothes look pretty sharp from what I can see, and that grey suit is perfection.

[images from Brooklyn Tailor]

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