Navy suit, gingham shirt, slim tie, and vans: advice for grooms on how to find their style #Fashion#Offbeat grooms#bearded groom#chicago#groom gear#groomsmen#suspenders Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Apr 4 2013) Ariel arielmstallings Photos by: Hitch & Sparrow All photos by Hitch & Sparrow, used by permission of Well Groomed Ok, so I guess today we're just all about fashion. That's ok, right? Especially when it involves the amazing groom gear of Anthony Barlich, one of the founders of Chicago's Hitch & Sparrow. Anthony rocked a navy suit, silver tie, and gingham shirt, accessorized with striped socks, grey Vans, and Warby Parker glasses. Darren from Well Groomed just did a two–part post series interviewing Anthony about his fashion and guidance for grooms looking to find their own vision in a sea of anonymous suits. I mean, Anthony's a photographer himself, so clearly he's got a great eye: Don't you love how he dressed his groomsmen? The two best men got special ties, and all the dudes look sharp as hell in their suspenders. Oh and wait until you see what might be my favorite groomsmen pose of all time…. OK RIGHT? We've seen a lot of funny groomsmen photos, but this sets a new standard for awesomeness. Now, while we can all agree that Anthony looked dapper as fuck, of course his bride Laura was looking mighty fine as well: It's not all eye-candy here, folks: Anthony's got some impeccable advice for grooms… I honestly wish more grooms made their style their own on the wedding day. I don't necessarily know if that subconsciously impacted my decision, but I knew every part of my wardrobe was going to reflect my style and taste. It's usually cookie cutter for grooms, and I wish they took more of a risk and utilized their creative freedom with their wardrobe. Let your attire reflect your own personal style and interests. I wore Vans, a skinny navy blue suit from TopMan, and a handful of unique details that truly represented me. Wear something that honors the day and honors you, these will probably be some of the best photos you have of yourself–let them represent who you are. Also, it's your day, keep the beard if you want to! Seriously, why are you still here? Go see all the photos and read all Anthony's great advice over on Well Groomed. Here's Part 1, and here's Part 2. Duh alert: If you know a groom who's been struggling to find his groom gear vision, forward this post to him immediately. Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Glam wedding-friendly styles for undercut hair NEXT Sarah & Davy's love in the key of honky-tonk wedding Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Love the groomsmen! They sure too look handsome and well dressed. I like the idea of having the best man wear something special to stand apart. Reply this, this right here, is why i have such love for OBB. as someone engaged to a pretty stylish & independent fella, i have to say that i wish more grooms (or more men, or more people) put this kind of personality & effort into their clothes. also, i want to make a cross-stitch of the phrase "dapper as fuck" & hang it in my man's closet. just sayin'. Reply You always hear people say the best advice is to be yourself, but there's someone making it look good! Glasses, beard, Vans, it's all just perfect. Reply You know the line "I only read the articles?" Yeah, I just stared at the pictures of the hot guys instead. Ain't no shame… Reply I'd like to make the special acquaintance of the gentleman over the groom's right shoulder, personally. Reply You too?!? Next to the groom, he was the one who caught my eye next! Reply The butt grabbing photo is incredible! These guys have a great sense of humor! Reply LOVE this article! And the butt grab pic! Must share with my FH! ps. his outfit is going to be a pinstrip suit with gangster chain. exciiiiting! 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.