Searching for the right job, or career, is daunting. Grabbing the employer’s attention and convincing them you are the best person for the job with lines of text on a sheet of paper in a pile of 20 others just like it, is no easy task. But you did it! Somehow, someway, all those hours poring over your resume, crafting your cover letter just so, have finally paid off. Step one complete: you have an interview.
Take a breath. The hard part is over.
You might be thinking the interview is the difficult aspect of the job search process. It’s not. You think it is because you’re nervous, anxious, but that’s no reason to falter. The employer saw something in your application of value to them. All you need to do now is solidify that thought.
Just like the girls, you’ve chosen your nearest and dearest to be your groomsmen.
There are a lot of items out there that you can get for your bros that really say thank you for being part of my wedding and then there are some gifts that you can give that say, Here you go Bud, this is all I could find.
The whole point of a groomsman gift is that, like your marriage, it’s something that will stand the test of time.
First off, you need to decide on a budget. How much are you going to spend for each groomsman?
The amount that you spend on gifts largely will depend on your budget constraints. Weddings are expensive and some costs can sneak up on you if you don’t plan ahead.
On average, grooms spend $75-$150 per guy, this of course can change and be adjusted based on the number of attendants.
You need to determine if it’s going to be personalized or not. If yes – place your order in advance and not wait 2 weeks before your wedding. Do you want a theme - travel, golf, drinking, or poker?
These are your closest friends, you should know them best.
Below are some of our favourite ideas; maybe it will get your mind rolling on what to look for.
· BBQ/grilling gear
Great for: dads or groomsmen
· Licensed Sports items
Great for: groomsmen and ring bearers
Like a pair of cufflinks – featuring the logo of their favourite hockey team, this makes for the perfect colourful
accessory. Ideas can range from jerseys to wall signs. Want to think outside the box, consider sporting event
tickets, restaurant gift cards, or even organizing a pre-wedding trip for the group.
· Folding Pocket Knife
Great for: groomsmen
Find one with as many cool gadgets as possible, such as a bottle opener, scissors and a screwdriver.
Great for: groomsmen
It’s a memorable gift that will show your appreciation
· Travel Shaving Kit
Great for: groomsmen
For a destination wedding, gift your groomsmen with a classic travel shaving kit. Kit includes razors, shaving
brush, shaving cream and after-shave.
The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence. It would therefore be your knot of choice for presentations, job interviews, courtroom appearances etc. It is best suited for spread collar shirts and it's actually quite easy to do.
While just about everyone can use this tie knot to tie his tie, it looks especially well on men with longer necks as its wide form shortens the perceived height of the neck a little bit.
To tie the Windsor Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:
Suspenders have been making a drastic come back in the last few years. Whether it is for a more casual, rustic or beach wedding, suspenders class the whole attire up. Instead of the old fashion black suspenders you can now do suspenders in colours to match the theme of your wedding. You could do coloured shirts with a neutral colour suspender, or you could go white or ivory shirts with a coloured suspender to match the girls’ dresses. Which ever way you go suspenders are a great addition to any wedding attire.
Button down dress shirts are becoming more daring yet sophisticated thanks to this company based out of Montreal, Au Noir. These magnificent shirts are a cut above the rest with only the best and highest quality materials used. You can see when looking at these shirts that a lot of time and detail have been put into making each one, but touching them will have you sold with how soft and luxurious they are. Au Noir has made shirts with fashion and men’s bodies in mind. The shirts are fitted to the body without being skin tight like some cheaper brands will be. Also there are no darts on this shirt along the back so they are wonderfully smooth. Each shirt has a patterned cuff and collar that coordinates with the design. Au Noir has made their line of shirts with the smallest details in mind. Some of them have a leather cuff, so instead of using a cufflink you would use the leather cuff either long or roller up so you can see the beautiful design hidden underneath. Also a couple lines have the ability to make them a short sleeve with a tab and button. No doubt about it Au Noir will be making waves throughout the seasons with their fantastic designs and material used. These shirts will make a boring suit lively with colour or a night out a little more dapper.
Available at Collins Formal Wear.