Update the classic three-piece with whimsical patterns and hues that makes a statement.
1. Walk on the Wild Side
For the quintessential Oregon groom, nothing fits like Portland’s own Danner boots. All spiffed up for a walk down the aisle, its leather “Jack II” features brogue details and comes in both black and the more unexpected dark coffee. $220, from Danner. Cotton-blend crew socks by Richer Poorer, $12, from PedX.
2. Space Case
Straight from the cobbled streets of Italy, Bottega Delle Pelli’s lace-up Oxfords include a slightly spacy blue ombre effect on the toe that’s perfect for the groom who wants to do things a little differently. $224, from Halo, located in Portland’s Pearl District. Stance “Fuzz” merino wool socks, $17, from Animal Traffic.
3. Fit for Life
Handmade in California, Cydwoq’s “Progress” lace-ups are designed to last a lifetime, and the vegetable-dyed leather will only look better with age. Kind of like a good marriage. $312, from PedX in the Historic Mississippi neighborhood of Portland. Antipast wool-blend socks, $31, from Halo.
4. Bring On the Bling
The ultimate in hand-crafted Italian elegance, Officine Creative’s “Anatomia” black wingtip monk strap Oxfords proudly show the tool marks from its maker on the soles of every pair. $637, from Halo. Antipast socks with metallic thread decoration, $31, from Halo.