I had this big fantasy of a Southwestern Baroque wedding. Mainly because I want a ballgown and all the fanciness that comes with that, but I also have Tex-Mex fiancé who could never be left out.
But while Mr. Black Cat could put on a powdered wig and tights to play up the Baroque side of things, it’s not something that I’d ever ask him to do. To me the closest thing to a Baroque aesthetic in modern menswear (at least in terms of pure extravagance) is the Mariachi or Charro suit. They are heavily embellished like a bullfighter’s costume, which makes sense since they date back to the colonial period of Mexican history. Charros are the height of Mexican gallantry, right? They are manly, imposing, and impressive, while also being oddly matrimonial, too. He and I sifted through a couple pages worth of Google image results and were saying to each other the whole time, “Yeah, this is awesome!”
“You can totally pull this look off,” I told him.