A long time ago I wrote on here my struggles to decide what to wear for the big day (What to Wear to A Wedding and What I Dont WANNA!). I discussed how for me personally Ive never felt very dapper in a tux and that while suits are wonderful they still don’t really feel like “me”. This issue is something my partner Joey deals with too. Lets face it we aren’t exactly the fashion forward high maintenance kind of gay men, were more like… well slobs. Adorable slobs, but slobs none the less. This made picking outfits especially hard since we both definitely want to look our best but we don’t want to feel like we are wearing someone else’s skin for the day.
For months now we’ve bounced around various ideas about what to wear but we kept coming back towards comfort over style. One day last week I asked Joey to go online and just look at various pictures of grooms he thought were wearing cool clothes and save the pictures he liked and we would pick and choose elements to make up his outfit. Sounded simple right? Well we sort of ran into the same problems where all we were seeing were tuxedos and suits which granted look great on some men… just not us. So I told him to imagine he was going to a really cool event that he wanted to look awesome for and to create that outfit instead. BINGO.
There are so many hang ups about what Grooms (and Brides) are supposed to wear that we were both looking at the wrong kind of clothing, he created a collage with bowties, comfy linen pants, punk rock pins, and patterned button ups. Using the bits and pieces he picked I was able to assemble a mock up of an outfit that was wearable and fashionable. When I saw his outfit it inspired my own which was is similar but still more “me”. When I showed him the outfit concept he was so excited, we both were, for the first time in regards to wedding clothes.
Once they are ordered I’ll be sure to write a part 3 with real photos but all in all, we’ve finally found them.