- The Staggered Guide To Metals: Everything You Need To Know
By Brenda Della Casa Though Jay-Z might disagree, platinum isn’t always the best choice for a card–or a ring. From the gold standard to the industrial trend, we share the pro’s and con’s of the most common metals. Gold It’s still the “go to” metal for wedding jewelry, but yellow gold has grown less popular among [...]
- 5 Honeymoon Hotspots You Haven’t Thought of
Michelle Weiss Profiles The Hot Spots You’ve Never Thought Of.
- Worried About Buying a Conflict Diamond?
Brilliant Earth shares a guide to buying conflict-free.
- The Stylish Spring Groom: Color 101
Chadette Maragh shares how to mix-and-match. No fashion gene required.
- Bond Drink: The Vesper Martini
Cool enough for Bond, perfect for you.
- Something To Smile About: Painless Teeth Whitening
A painless way to whiten teeth before the big day.
- Tie the Knot with a Tie Bar
by Christian Peguero Once a style staple, tie bars are now seen as vintage throw backs to the days when Mad Men chic was modern. Still, those with an eye for style know that a tie bar is not only chic, it’s the difference between a sleek put-together look and a tie in [...]
- Engagement Rings: The Modern Options
We asked the folks at 77 Diamonds for some expert advice on the current engagement ring trends.
- Steal His Style: Warren Beatty
by Brenda Della Casa “For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship.” When it comes to style–both fashion and life–you have to hand it to Beatty. A” honest playboy”, the leading man made no secret of his love for sewing oats, but then seemed to slip into [...]
- Drink Like a (Mad) Man: The Ace of Clubs
The Ace of Clubs History: Created in New York City in the 1930′s. ‘Nuff said. Where To Serve It: At a themed rehearsal dinner, Bachelor dinner or as part of a reception cocktail list. How To Make It: 2 oz of high quality Barbados Rum 1/2 oz of Creme De Cacao 1/2 oz Lime [...]
- SAY I DO TO J. CREW
By Chadette Maragh Brioni, Armani, Ford are admittedly all designers that can cut a mean suit, but if you find yourself more concerned about your pockets, luxury fashion may not be the best fit. The solution? J.Crew’s impeccably-crafted (yet reasonably priced) Ludlow Tuxedo Collection. Available in midnight blue and onyx black, the collection boasts fine Italian wool and [...]
- Steal His Style: Marcello Mastroianni
by Brenda Della Casa “With whom do you argue? With a woman, of course. Not with a friend, because he accepted all of your defects the moment he met you.” Known for his straight-forward and fun approach to life Mastroianni was–pardon the pun–the maestro of La Dolce Vita. The stylish an sophisticated film icon made [...]
- NSFW | Celebrity Groom | Andy Samberg
What inspiration can future grooms take from the recently engaged SNL alum and Lonely Island frontman?
- Staggered Bachelor Party Planning: The NY “Man-Cave” Bachelor Party
By Chadette Maragh & Staggered Interested in a low-key bachelor party that’s more about bonding over beer with your boys than going crazy in Vegas? We’ve found a 12,000+ square foot high-end “man cave” that offers everything from billiards and bowling to interactive media games, private party rooms, and one of the biggest nightclubs in [...]
- (Groom) Cake Master: Ron Ben Israel
by Chadette Maragh We all know of the Cake boss, but what about the Cake Master? Regarded as a celebrity favorite, Israeli pastry chef Ron Ben Israel has created a number of wedding and groom cakes for the New York Knicks and Olympic champion, Carmelo Anthony, and eccentric Brit, Russell Brand, among others. Discovered by Martha [...]
- Real Grooms | Andrew Bell
Andrew on wedding planning: “The best thing we did was plan the entire wedding ourselves. We knew what we didn’t want and spent loads of time talking to each other to ensure we were on the same page…”
Photography by Julie Kim
- Dude, You Smell Good
by Brenda Della Casa We’ll admit that we would have felt compelled to give props to any cologne with “Dude” in it’s name, but ”Dude No. 1,” the cedarwood beard oil scent produced MCMC Fragrances smells pretty damned good, on everyone, and no, not in that weird CK1 way. Grab a bottle for yourself on the big day, [...]
- Staggered Honeymoons: The Reefs (Bermuda)
Sure, you could go to the Bahamas, or Jamaica, or even DR. Yes, you could do that. The question is why you’d choose any of those stand-by’s in place of The Reefs in Bermuda. We know, you’ve never heard of the place. Consider yourself lucky, dear man. Not only is the resort a frequent [...]
- Real Grooms | Johnathon Elliot
“To say I splashed out on the suit may be an understatement! It isn’t often the groom’s suit costs nearly twice what the bride’s dress cost”
Photography by Charlotte Boothman at Lottie Designs.
- Personalized Father of The Bride (and Groom) Tie Clips
They put up with the tantrums, the sulking, and even that whole ”dropping out of college to join a band” fiasco. Why not give them personalized tie clips as a way to show your love and appreciation? You could go simple (like the ones below) or have silver, gold or platinum clips engraved and give [...]
- Staggered Bachelor Party Planning: Encore Beach Club
By Chadette Maragh So, we have some bad news for your single groomsmen: In spite of what Jay-Z says, life isn’t a huge poolside party filled with attractive, bikini-clad women, unlimited alcohol, and your best buds doing shots under the Vegas sun. But for your bachelor party it damn well could be! Hand-picked by Justin Timberlake for [...]
- Staggered Style: What She Really Wants You To Wear
by Brenda Della Casa It’s a sentence we have all heard and cringed to. “You’re going to wear that?“ “Uh, I guess not,” we respond, feeling like we’re back in grade school. What we really want to yell is “Hello, we have had this green statement T since college!” but we know better. In an attempt [...]
- Real Groom Russell Milligan
Or “How to rock the kilt look” – photography by Blue Sky
- Bachelor Party Behavioral Guide
by Christian Peguero Plan To Spend: It can only be put as simple as this: Unless you’re the groom, you’re going to be spending a huge amount of cash. Can you complain? Of course. Should you? Of course not. Make Sure The Groom Drinks Up: We’re talking water here. For every three glasses of [...]
- The Mulberry “Henry” Suit Carrier
The Mulberry “Henry” Suit Carrier is the best option we have seen for men in need of traveling in style.
- Real Groom: Javier Gonzalez Ruiz-Olloqui
Michael Bastian tux? Check. Bachelor party at Il Buco? Oh yeah, this was one heck of a shindig…
Photography by Cancun Studios.
- When In Rome (And Sorrento) Eat Here
by Brenda Della Casa With its rich history, friendly locals, impeccable design, and stunning natural beauty, it’s no wonder that she wants to head to Italy for your honeymoon. This post isn’t about any of that. This post is about the reason you want to go. You know, the food and drinking portion. While we’d [...]
- Pave Black Diamond and Silver Band
Look, we know you’re embarrassed to admit it, but you think about your wedding band. We know you don’t want to wear a ring that’s going to make you look too boring or boyish. You want something nice, traditional enough, and maybe even a little bit cool. That’s OK. We found it, and we’re quite [...]
- The Original Shot Flask
We always make jokes about giving flasks away at weddings (really, it’s about as original as making out to Maxwell) but this one has us taking note. The “Shot Flask” is original, useful and a gift we’d appreciate getting ourselves. Perfect as bachelor party gifts (we know you’ll all be carrying them around in your [...]
- Real Groom Ryan Crawford
“Stand up and let everyone know that the Groom is in the house, and this is his show too!”. Photography by Alex at My Love Story.
- Beat The S^%# Out Of Stress
Your mother-in-law is annoying your bride. Your bride is annoying your mother. The popping seams of your budget are annoying you. Ah, wedding planning. Instead of biting your tongue, blowing up, or hitting the bottle, find a way to relieve stress in a more productive way. Here are six ways to beat stress before [...]
- Celebrity Groom: Hugh Hefner
A look into the third wedding of Playboy Icon, Hugh Hefner.
- The Best Wedding App On The Market (Besides Ours, Obviously)
Paying nearly ten bucks for an app sounds a little dumb when you compare it to your Angry Birds download, but buying iWedding Deluxe ($9.99) is like splurging on Valet Parking at the packed restaurant you arrive to (late) to meet your in-laws for the first time. It saves your ass, stress, and keeps you from having [...]
- The No-Thought Thoughtful Groomsmen Gift
Though gag gifts can be fun and flasks stick with tradition, we at Staggered like to drink like Mad Men. It is for this reason we prefer a gift we will actually use and savor while toasting the respective grooms good fortune. If you and your men can relate, we’ve put together a guide to [...]
- Staggered Readers Can Win a Preston Bailey “Dream” Wedding
If your wife-to-be has Trump taste but your wallet is a little closer to, well, a normal person’s, you’re in luck. Celebrity Event Planner, Preston Bailey is giving couples in the United States a chance to win one of 3 Dream Weddings at The Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. We’re thinking she might [...]
- 15 Things Every Man Should Know Before He Gets Engaged
The difference between Cabernet, Zinfandel, Merlot and Pinot Noir. How to season, cook, and cut a signature meat. How to politely cut a conversation short. (Hint: “I gotta call you back” and hanging up is not it). That having dinner with her parents and watching romantic comedies are small ways of saying “your happiness matters to [...]
- 10 Health Resolutions To Address in 2013
The Health Fears Men Shit Themselves About But Do Nothing To Address
- What In The Hell Do I Buy These People? Last-Minute Gift Ideas
When it comes to holiday shopping, most men find themselves feeling a little bit tight in the chest. Crowds and expenses aside, trying to figure out what to buy can often send the calmest man into a panic. If this sounds familiar, simmer down and pay attention; our holiday gift-buying series makes shopping a cinch, [...]
- Do or Don’t: Metallic Shoes
Argyle socks are all the rage amongst groomsmen, but we’re noticing a metallic shoe trend that we could no longer ignore (we tried, we swear). Unless Kanye is the groom, we’re not too sure they’re right for weddings. What do you think?
- 101 Uses For A Wedding Dress
Kevin Cotter discusses his book. We think he’s brilliant.
- Celebrity Groom: Mario Lopez
We look into the wedding of the X Factor host – with little or no insider information, we take our best guesses at the skinny!
- The Benefits of Booking a Winter Wedding
Warm up your winter months (and save loads of cash) by hosting your wedding in the snowy season.
- Win A Remington Touch Control Beard and Stubble Trimmer
Calling all soon-to-be-married men with beards! Wait, that didn’t sound right. Uh, hem. Calling all men who have facial hair! Yes, that was better. Staggered and Remington are giving away the world’s first, hi-tech Touch Control Beard & Stubble Trimmer to one lucky reader. It could be you. How to Enter: Simply click this link, add your email [...]
- Real Groom: Matthew Battista
Guests coming in from out of state? With family in Salk Lake City, Utah and Illinois, Matt faced some logistical challenges when planning his wedding in Orlando, FL. Here he shares his story. Photography by Chris Sherburne.
- Man School:Things To Do (and Stop Doing) Right Now
Husband. The word evokes images of masculinity, manliness,and all of the things Clark Gable was and Pee-Wee Herman isn’t. We at Staggered have no doubt you will continue to act like a 12-year-old boy when no one is looking, but for the time when eyes are on you (especially those of your wife) we’re [...]
- International Grooms: Sherwani Styles
If we are anything, we are hungry. Oh wait, that’s not what we meant to say. Let’s try that again. If we are anything, we are a men’s site with a badass global view. Yeah, that’s right. We know that different grooms have different styles and we’re here to serve them all. That means we [...]
- Real Groom Don Barrell
We’re back in Merrie Olde England for WEDSTOCK – why? Because this, gentlemen, is how it’s done.
- Great Proposal Idea: Video a Confession
While we still feel proposing in front of the fam should be a decision made with caution, Michael Alvarado pulled it off brilliantly and made a great video while doing it. We think every groom should consider video taping a before-and-after for sure. She’ll love it!
- 10 Things Not To Do When Proposing Over The Holidays
With the holidays right around the corner, a lot of you have proposals on the brain. We understand. We’ve seen this sort of thing before. Here is what not to do. 10. If you share a space, ask someone you trust to hold the (insured) ring or place it in a safety deposit box. She’s [...]
- Three Cold Weather Essentials For Every Man
by Brenda Della Casa While cold winds and slushy snow are hardly reasons to rejoice, there are a few good things about fall and winter: Spiked cider, holiday parties and the fact that those Jersey-shore type dudes have to put their shirts back on. Though layering used to mean putting on some long underwear, a [...]
- Real Groom Matthew James
We asked British Groom Matt to tell us how they do things over in sunny little England. Photography by ROCK wedding photo.
- Be A Hero This Thanksgiving
Give her a few extra reasons to be thankful this year.
- Thanksgiving Facts To Toss Around The Table
A little something to print out and keep in your pocket in the event your brother-in-law wants to have a conversation.
- Real Groom Eric Villatoro
Eric shares his wedding story with us, including a great bachelor party tip and some natty tips of another kind – his Cole Haan wingtips. Photography by Ryan Brenizer.
- Botox Before The Big Day? Many Grooms Are Doing It
Hint: It’s not only for wrinkles
- Four Ways To Unleash Your Inner Bond
You’ve got the girl, here’s how to be a kick-ass leading man.
- Real Groom: Man Hang Lei
We ask real groom Man what he learned from the process of planning his Massachusetts wedding and he has some wise words to share…
- Friday Funnies: Best of The Web
Every Friday, we serve up something funny (sober). Bet even your best man can’t do that.
- Game Grub Upgrade
Bacon cupcakes and Whiskey Cheese? We’re inviting ourselves over.
- Great For Groomsmen
Pretty creative. Not too cute. Win-Win.