So, just like I knew pretty early on that the bridesladies would be in J Crew graphite, I knew almost from the get-go that the groomsmen would not be in tuxes.
Nothing against tuxes in general, of course. They’re the classiest of choices, formal and very put-together. But when I think of tuxes, all I can think of is our senior year prom. I have vivid, traumatic memories of a seventeen-year-old me going to the mall with Mr. Hammer to get his tux, pretty much picking his tie and vest color at random from the enormous book of swatches while I internally screamed, “I DON’T KNOW! THIS IS TOO MUCH!!! DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE!!!!!!” and Mr. Hammer sat down on the floor and said he was tired. For the same reason, I didn’t want colored ties.
As you can see, we went with a blue tie and pocket square, because, “uhhhh I don’t know…it’s his favorite color.”