Casual groom style board from Well-Groomed #Fashion#Offbeat grooms#groom gear May 9 2013 | Guest post by Darren Well-Groomed Guide: All Types of Stripes Hey, Offbeatniks! This is Darren from Well Groomed, and Ariel invited me to swing by and offer up a little groom-centric style advice. When it comes to styling grooms (or anyone going for a dapper, masculine style), it's easy to go the rent-a-look route, but that can result in a ho-hum, afterthought look. Carry your offbeat style through for everyone, and you'll end up with a wedding that feels debonaire and personalized. Channeling a casual vibe for your nuptials? Ditch the suit, and punch up your look with mix-n-match separates. Stick to a cohesive palette, and you can work lots of stripes (and a few dots) to give a casual groom's style some creativity. A blazer in spring green is extra fresh when paired with white khakis. Add some impact with a blue and white striped button-down shirt and bold green and blue belt. Bright green specs and kicks with a two-tone contrasting sole take the look from head to toe. Finish it all off with a polka dot bow tie to add an unexpected pattern. A leather dopp kit wouldn't be right for this guy to stash his grooming gear. But, a denim one with toiletry graphics fits his style as well as his razor, shaving cream, and cologne. This look not quite your thing? Don't worry, I'll be back next week with another offbeat look for guys and other dapper types. So, stay tuned! Get the look: Warby Parker glasses Banana Republic blazer J.Crew shirt, General Knot pocket square AG Adriano Goldschmied pants Brooks Brothers belt Walkover shoes Far Fetch bow tie Map Tote dopp kit 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 Guest post written by 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 Seal the deal with heart hands NEXT Dive in to Dick Van Dyke's seafoam circus fantasy wedding Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Love it! being a mother-of-the-groom I know that guys need as much inspiration for these things as the ladies do. thanx! Reply I love the linen look and the stripes. Really like the shirt, will have to get one for my man! Reply Yay! My future Mr has bought separate jacket and pants and I didn't realise quite how much controversy it was going to cause. He hasn't found the rest of his out fit yet so I'll look forward to seeing what else you come up with. Love that green jacket and I want the glasses for me. 🙂 Reply I'm loving this match up. Do you have any ideas that are without collars? Thanks Reply Hi Lindsy, Are you looking for shirts without collars to match this look or just collar-less shirts in general? Darren Reply Please tell me this will be a regular feature now. Please please please. 2 agree Reply This is cool…………. I love it…….. Reply Thanks, William! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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.