Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The guys (sans bout)

The guys in our wedding aren't wearing boutoinierres boutonierres boutonnieres. Sure, it's traditional to wear them. Sure, wedding blogs are filled with examples of interesting bouts that provide a little more edge to the look. But: guys dislike them and flowers wilt. Floppy wilting flower by night's end = turnoff.

So instead, a dapper pocket square. More T's style, anyway.

So to our favorite groomsmen, who are wearing bouts, thanks but no:

And to President Kennedy, who is demonstrating the F-Word's #1 pet peeve by wearing both a pocket square and a bout, tsk tsk:

Our groomsmen will be sporting a cheerful ensemble of stone chino suit + blue checked shirt + navy linen tie + red dotted pocket square.

Two things:
  1. The tie has tons of texture that is apparent in person and not so much in our rushed dusk photograph. It's a great beach tie.
  2. We used unmentionables to stand in for pocket squares, so get over that when viewing the photo. And pretend that my hastily Photoshopped white polka dots are real ones. Basically, pretend this is a great pocket square and not wadded-up red underwear.


NotQuiteaBride said...

hahaha, I love the unmentionables in the pocket. Great. I really adore this look, and am personally not a fan of the bouts either!

Sasha said...

Hilarious-- I don't think anyone could have guessed it was underwear if you hadn't fessed up!