the casual tie for the casual guy | the hobo tie


There are a couple different ways to choose your tie.  A lot of guys do what they’re told either by their fiance or the salesmen at the rental shop.  If you’re the more particular type then it’s possible you’ve already exhausted a number of hours searching though the unlimited options that exist online and in stores.  Let’s make things a little simpler and break it down.

First things first, you need your color.  Fortunately this is most likely your easiest decision as the tie most often matches the wedding colors.  There’s likely more than one wedding color to choose from so choose one that goes well with your suit.  Next you’ll be choosing from material options and tie type (bow tie or neck tie).  These come down to personal preference; consider all your options and see what appeals to you. I love this reference for choosing your favorite tie pattern.

For this post we got together with Hoboties, an amazing Etsy shop based in North Carolina.  All of their products are hand made and really make an outfit pop.  They are perfect for a casual wedding or a formal event where you really need to let your personality shine.  Make sure you check out their entire catalogue to find the one that’s perfect for you.  And here’s the best part of this post: we’re doing a giveaway!  Read the rules at the bottom to learn more.

We got together with Alexa Rivera from @adornbyalexa our official Groom’s Guide stylist and shot at the always killer Green Bench Brewing in St. Petersburg, FL. We had a few brews and got to work showing these ties off. So if you need a little guidance in choosing your tie, take a look at the shoot below and see if any of these guys have the look you want.

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We’re so excited about these ties that we’re giving away 2 for free!  Head on over to Instagram to enter.


1. You must be following both @groomsguide & @hoboties on Instragram.

2. Like our giveaway post to be entered.

3. To get an extra entry, tag a friend in the comments on our Instagram giveaway post who you think would love these ties.

4. For 2 extra entries, take a picture of yourself in an outfit that is missing one of these ties, head to Instagram and tag @groomsguide and @hoboties and use the  hashtag #groomsguidegiveaway

That’s it!  We’ll announce the winners next Monday!




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