W and I are counting down the days. We are getting married one month from today.
We got our marriage license last week. Yay, P-A!
There’s a lot more to do. W has taken the lead on most of the preparation because it is a wedding and she is a girl. Besides, she is the one with the vision. Not some creepy-scary vision of werewolves or bloody fingerprints but a vision of vintage tablecloths and fresh-cut flowers in antique mason jars.
As for attire, she has to worry about a dress and undergarments, jewelry, nail polish, a shawl or around-the-shoulder wrap of some kind.
I am in charge of a few things. Purchasing a Polaroid camera and film for a mock photo booth. Outfitting myself.
We are keeping it casual. I am planning on wearing a pair of jeans and a white button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up.
I am usually a necktie guy. I love ties.
I am thinking about changing things up and wearing a bowtie for the wedding. See, I can be crazy and spontaneous (as long as the spontaneity is planned).
Jesse Tyler Ferguson has his “Tie the Knot” collection that he sells through the tie bar. Each bowtie costs $25, and $20 from each purchase goes to organizations fighting for marriage equality. Count me in.
Which bowtie should I buy?
My favorite color is red, so that’s my go-to color for accent pieces.
I’m thinking about going in a whole new direction.
Crazy, I know.
The Delacorte caught my eye first. It’s a navy blue bowtie with floral accents in emerald green.
Or, I could go all Brokeback with the Jack & Ennis, a classic bandana pattern in navy. I can yell out during the vows: I can’t quit you, W! It would be real romantic and all.
The Jack & Ennis
I’m definitely thinking navy. But, I also like this light blue one.
Take the poll, below, and tell me what you think.
That only leaves a few details.
1. Learning to tie a bowtie.
2. Buying a new pair of matching kicks.
Right now, I’m thinking:
Nike Blazer low
Classic Checkered Vans
Ah, butch fashion dilemmas.
Help me out! Calling all butches and anyone else with an opinion.