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ShaveFace: The Perfect Groom + Groomsmen Gifts

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Finding that perfect groomsmen gift can be a challenge. You want something that each and every guy - no matter how different they are - will love and enjoy (and actually use!). And what does almost every guy on the planet do? Shave! ShaveFace provides a unique product line of men's shaving and grooming products - from razor accessories to beard oil to shaving cream! So whether your groomsmen are clean cut or scruffy, you'll find something for each and every guy to go gaga over. Want to hear more about ShaveFace and how you can get your hands on some of their products? Read below for our interview with James and see for yourself!

Photos by Sam Frawley

Tell us about your Shave Face + how long you've been in business!

James: ShaveFace is a men's grooming company that specializes in natural and organic men's shaving goods, as well as an accessory (The Strop) that keeps your disposable razors sharp for months -- say goodbye to overpaying for razors. We have been in business for just over two years.

How did you get started in weddings?

James: We actually got started in weddings when one of our friends was getting married and asked if we could custom stamp Strops for his groomsmen. We had never done it before but it was a huge success. Now we can include our ShaveCare (Shave & Beard Oil, ShaveCream, Aftershave Balm) in groomsmen packages for a customized gift.

Photo by Sam Frawley

Photo by James O'Brien

What's the philosophy behind Shave Face?

James: Shaving should be simple, healthy, and enjoyable. And it shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. We use simple, straightforward ingredients, for the best shave out there.

What are your strengths compared to others men's shaving products?

James: Our products are designed to give you all the benefits of a rigorous skin care routine, without adding extra steps to your daily regimen. The idea is that, as you use our products, they are able to simultaneously give you a great shave as well as treat, hydrate and protect your skin for the day or night ahead. When it comes to The Strop-- we are the only company that makes a denim sharpening Strop (think old school leather strops that barbers would use for their straight razors) for disposable razor cartridges (Gillette, Dollar Shave Club, etc).

Photos by Sam Frawley

What attracts grooms/groomsmen to your business?

James: We have a unique, classy set of products that they have usually never seen anywhere else. Not to mention, they can be customized and they are functional within their day to day lives (as opposed to a cigar cutter or lighter etc).

What is trending lately in your area of focus?

James: Our products make for a fun, new gift that promotes health and wellness. Not to mention, when gifting ShaveFace sets, it gives the groomsmen a set of products to use on the wedding day -- so there's no excuse for the men in the wedding party to look anything other than their best. ; )

Photo by Jason Myers

Photo by James O'Brien

Thanks so much for sharing all about your company with us, James! You can check out all of the ShaveFace products here on their website. Plus, if you're out and about shopping locally, you can check them out at men's custom suit shop, Alton Lane! And be sure to hop over to their Instagram page and give them a follow!

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Helpful Vendor Interviews!, Grooms, Groomsmen & Tuxedos , 0 comments »

Goff Club Collection: Bowties for The Groom + Groomsmen

Thursday, January 5, 2017

As I scoured the rows and rows of incredible artisans at Franklin's Made South fair this fall, I came across a fantastic booth with brightly colored bowties! And of course as the owner of a wedding blog, my immediate thought was "how perfect would these be for groomsmen!?". I soon found out that they were Goff Club Collection Bowties handmade in our neighbor state of Kentucky. And with owner Eric Goff's keen eye for design and prints, his bowties are truly the statement pieces you'll want for your wedding ceremony style! Take a look and read about his story below!

Eric on the beginning of Goff Club Collection: I started Goff Club Collection about a year and a half ago to try to provide consumers with some fun and colorful bow ties and pocket squares. Since college I have worn many of my grandfather's sport coats and suits that are loud an unique. Some examples are a couple Lily Pulitzer coats, a pink suede coat, and a baby blue suit. He was larger than life and never met a stranger but unfortunately passed away from complications of Alzheimer's, dementia, and sun downers. I wanted to keep his spirit alive so I began wearing his coats to events all while trying to tie them into the new pieces of clothing. I always received compliments on my pairings and was often asked what I'd be wearing next for which I often replied "what's your favorite color". Fast forward and I decided to begin this company where I could provide some of that style and color to the consumer. I pick out all the fabric and have someone in town hand make the pieces. I wanted to appeal to the guy that is a salesman and wears a navy blue suit everyday. What could he add to his outfit to not only make his meetings memorable but also draw his customer to him? A custom bow tie or pocket square that stands out from the crowd. I also wanted to provide fun bow ties to mothers wanting to dress up their little dapper men. And it's not just guys; I have met some ladies that have found ways to wear our product or even accessorize with them. All in all, my goal is to provide limited edition and unique pieces to my audience. What is the fun of wearing the national brands that you see everywhere? Be bold and and make your own style!

Eric on working with brides and grooms: Shortly after starting the company I knew I wanted to also offer products to engaged couples for their special day. I think it's a great way to personalize your wedding and also makes a great groom's gift for the wedding party. I've seen how much is spent to merely rent an outfit and I wanted to provide something that the groomsmen could take home with them to remember the special day. I think our accessories really personalize a wedding by providing pieces that incorporate the colors of the wedding and can be mixed and matched between neckties and bow ties. We definitely attract a bride that loves color and patterns incorporated into her wedding. But I also understand that sometimes the couple wants something softer and subtle and we can take care of that also. By providing many different options (bow tie, necktie, and pocket square in both adullt and juniors) that can also be done pre-tied or tieable - we really try to cover all the bases.

Eric on what makes Goff Club Collection unique: Our philosophy is to provide a one-of-kind product to the customer at a reasonable price that is handmade and quality made. Finding the perfect fabric is a passion to me and I want to make sure the quality and service is top notch. Also we are reasonably priced and do not charge extra because it is a custom order. I really take an interest and hands on approach to providing the best possible product to my customer to ensure that their needs are met. I want our products to add a touch to an already special day! It is an honor when a couple allows us to contribute to a lifetime memory! The company only consists of myself and my seamstress, so a bride can know that they will get personal attention.

A note from Eric: Custom orders are always appreciated. We can do company functions, family pictures, charity events, etc so please contact us and see what we can do for you.

Thanks for sharing all about your ties and pocket squares, Eric! You can follow Goff Club Collection Bowties on Instagram here or visit their website and shop online here!

All photos provided by Goff Club Collection

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Black Friday Vibes: A Roundup of Our Favorite Men in Black

Friday, November 25, 2016

It's Black Friday! And here's my twist on Black Friday - NBG's best of fall black tuxes and groom suits! Take a look at these dapper wedding parties all dressed in black. I could leave you with me singing the entire Men in Black theme song, but I'll spare you and post some of my favorite wedding party hunks to swoop in and save the day. :)

See more of Mark's wedding party at The Cordelle here.

Photo by Zoe Life Photography

 

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See more of Joel's wedding at Cedarwood here.

Photo by Justin Wright Photography

 

See more of P.L.'s family heirloom wedding at Houston Station here.

Photo by Amanda May Photography

 

See more of Reggie's elopement at Loveless Barn's The Harpeth Room here.

Photo by Elle Danielle

 

And you can always check out our favorite black tuxes from Street Tuxedo! They're the best option for your Nashville wedding!

Enjoy your weekend and celebrate!

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What’s New at Street Tuxedo: Retail Suits, Manly Gifts and Online Shopping

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Photo by Frozen Exposure

Street Tuxedo - Nashville’s premier family-owned suit and tux rental company has been a Nashville staple for over 32 years. With experience comes knowledge of the ever changing wedding market. You ask, they listen! And in the past few months, Street Tuxedo has made some incredible additions and services to their business that makes them THE place for groom and groomsmen needs. Keep reading to see what’s new!

Online Shopping

With 4 locations in the Nashville area, Street Tuxedo knows a thing or two about being available to their customers. They go where you go! So you asked, they delivered - you can now shop online for your suit or tux! This is especially helpful if many of your groomsmen live out of town! Hop on to www.streettuxedo.com, submit your sizes directly online and Street Tuxedo will take care of the rest! Plus, you can BUY your own suit, tie, and more directly on their website and Street Tuxedo will ship it to your door!

 

Retail Suits

In addition to online shopping, Street Tuxedo is also offering suits you can buy in each of their shops! Retail suits are now available in ALL 4 locations! They offer slim-fit and modern-fit options, and the color choices include black, charcoal gray, heather gray, tan, navy, and NEW cobalt blue. With prices starting at $179.95, these suits provide a great way to update your wardrobe!

 

Photo by Frozen Exposure

Manly Gifts 

Street Tuxedo knows you’re on the hunt for accessories and groomsmen gifts. And now they’re providing manly gifts at each of their retail stores!  Whether you're starting your Christmas shopping early, looking for groomsmen gifts, or just wanting to treat yourself, they’ve got an awesome array of retail products! From Volunteer Traditions swag, to personalized items, the friendly staff can help you find exactly what you’re looking for!

 

Be sure to hop on over to Street Tuxedo’s website for the latest styles in mens formalwear!

You can also follow them on Instagram here!

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Nashville-Style, Grooms, Groomsmen & Tuxedos , Guests, Gifts & Favors, 0 comments »

Street Tuxedo Hosts 4th Annual Groom Night August 30th in Cool Springs

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Brides get their time to shine in the spotlight, but on August 30th, it’s all about the groom! That’s right, your local go-to tux and suit shop, Street Tuxedo, is hosting a night just for the gents. From bourbon to beard trims, Street Tuxedo is transforming their Cool Springs location into a groom’s paradise at Groom Night.

Not only can he browse dozens of tuxes from Street Tuxedo at the event, you’ll be signing him up to indulge in a wide selection of food, dessert and drinks from some of the best in Nashville hospitality. And even more local Nashville vendors will be there to help with honeymoon planning, rentals, music and more for your big day. Plus, each groom has the opportunity to grab a bag full of free swag!

Take a look at this fabulous list of vendors participating in the event:

Southern Sky Event Lighting

Board Room Salon

Mill Creek Brewing Co.

2 Travel Anywhere

Frozen Exposure Photography

Snyder Entertainment

Nesting Project

Frosted Affair

Two Fat Men Catering

GreenFinch Floral

Liberty Party Rental

Bella Terra Cigars

Tailgate Nashville

So plan a trip with the guys to Groom Night - you won’t want to miss it! Be sure to RSVP for Groom Night here: http://groomnight.eventbrite.com.

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