We all know that fun and patterned socks are a go-to for menswear on your wedding day because they’re an easy way to show personality and make for a great photo opp. These days, however, menswear has evolved, and grooms are looking for wedding day fashion and groomsmen gifts that make a statement and show off their personalities. We set out to round up the DC area’s classic and more unique picks for men! Don’t forget to also check out what local grooms and groomsmen are wearing on the big day in our DC Area Real Weddings!


via Leo & Lee’s

Leo & Lee’s: Leo & Lee’s brings the military tradition of the “party shirt” to the mainstream – it looks like a standard white formal dress shirt with a jacket on, but take the jacket off to reveal the amazing patterned sleeves on this custom party shirt. We were excited to find out about Leo & Lee’s, a local DC company that has taken the men’s dress and tuxedo shirt to a whole new level! What we love most about these shirts is that they are made in the USA (donating a portion of proceeds to a military charity), custom crafted based on your sleeve and neck measurements (they offer both slim and regular fit) and are made of 100% premium cotton. You can get even wilder and send in your own fabric, add monograms or a custom pocket, for a truly unique wedding look. These shirts keep grandma happy during formal wedding photos, and then the jackets come off for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities and epic dance floor moves after a big reveal! Leo & Lee’s is even happy to provide you with 10% off your purchase using promo code UNITEDLOVE10.

Würkin Stiffs: Of course grooms and groomsmen want to look stylish on the big day, but oftentimes they want to be able to cut loose as well, post ceremony. We love Würkin Stiffs because they totally get that.  From their Magnetic Power Stays, to multi-functional patterned Microfiber Pocket Squares, Würkin Stiffs offers products that speak to any men’s style just as much as their livelihood. They place importance on functional design, and offer men personality-packed products to express their own style but with all of the function! We know how easy it can be to find bridesmaid’s gifts, but what do you get your groomsmen for being by your side on the big day? We love the idea of gifting some of these wallets, cuff-links, tie clips and other suit necessities.


via Lapel

Lapel: Lapel is a local tuxedo and suit rental brand boasting fit, style, and service in a no pressure environment. With their very own designs, they opened a store in Alexandria offering classic styles with a modern slim fit, using a high quality 130s wool. They also designed their own shirts, velvet slippers, real patent leather shoes, and silk neck-wear; Lapel really is a one stop shop! Recently they have received a large number of requests to buy their tuxedos so keep an eye out for a new version that they will begin stocking in a few week for purchase!

Bonobos: We love Bonobos because of the large array of different options. Because they are a men’s only brand, they really know how to cater to different personalities. Whether your style is sharp and classic like a three piece suit or all about comfort and movement on the dance floor, they have a specific fit for you. At Bonobos you can either walk into a physical store and purchase, order online, or make an appointment for an impeccably fitted suit. There are stores in both Georgetown, DC and Bethesda, MD.

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