Mix high fashion and low fashion with this style board from Well-Groomed #Fashion Advice#Offbeat grooms#groom gear#suit May 15 2013 | Guest post by Darren Well-Groomed Guide: High meets low When trying to come up with a suit-alternative, the key is mixing and matching. Branch out to different brands and price points to create a look that's an unexpected show-stopper. Budget-friendly, patterned skinny pants get a dose of calm from a high-end blazer. Ditch the tie and leave a couple of buttons undone to up your swagger ante. If you opt for a tie, pick a wide one to keep the proportions of the wide lapel right. With pants this busy, practice restraint elsewhere. An inexpensive hexagon watch mimics the shapes and colors without drawing too much attention, and the deep greens and blues on a pricey pair of monk straps are a restrained marriage of the entire look's elements. Get the look: Raf Simons blazer Topman shirt J.Crew Factory pocket square H&M pants Broadway watch Harris shoes Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Darren Darren is a groom stylist and the editor of Well-Groomed. He offers up style advice, inspiration, and DIYs to help guys get down the aisle in style. He lives with his wife, a dessert table stylist and DIY diva, and their two girls in the Twin Cities. http://wellgroomedblog.com PREVIOUS Feed your guests and fix all your problems with fruit bouquets! NEXT Moving forward with wedding planning after losing a parent Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] WOW! The pants, the shoes…. WOW! Reply Those shoes are effing amazing. Reply I am in love with those shoes… They are really eye catchy…. Reply Love it! Reply Leave a Reply to William James Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.