When I stumbled across the photos of Orin's wonderful striped suit in the Offbeat Bride pool, I started stalking him across the web. I tried @orinz on twitter, emailing him via his website, messaging him via flickr. I WAS RUTHLESS in my pursuit — I had to know more about the outfit! Ultimately, I never could pin Orin down, but I did convince his bride to tell me a bit more about his fabulous zoot suit. Take it away, Lynae! -Ariel
It was really important to Orin that he get to have just as cool and personal an outfit as brides get to have. One of the first places he looked was a really unique menswear store right in our neighborhood: Siegels, which has been making the same authentic suits since the 1930's, and has been around for over 100 years. They have a boggling array of different suit styles/colors/sizes. We also got his pale yellow shirt and purple alligator skin shoes there:
His socks came from one of our favorite websites, Sock Dreams. He had typewriter-key cufflinks with his initials, too.
Not only do I think he looked great, but I was personally very touched at how much care he took in making the wedding his own. I think the folks who expect the bride to plan everything and the groom to smile and nod are really missing out!
Unsurprisingly, though, he got more teasing for his “nontraditional” outfit than I did for mine! It's unfortunate, but I think it is definitely more controversial for a man to wear something other than a tux, than for a woman to wear something other than a white strapless A-line dress!