Just Dandy

spats.jpg Courtesy of Spatterdash

Bow ties, fedoras and suspenders are all fantastic ways to make your groom's look more unique. But if he really wants to take black-tie to the next level (or channel his inner Al Capone) hook him up with some spats. Seriously—the old-fashioned shoe accessory is making a comeback. Get a pair from Spatterdash by Tallarida, a San Rafael-based line that specializes in classic spats (from $59) in materials like cotton, matte satin and jacquard—they slide right over regular boots or shoes and button up the sides. Choose from 10 ready-made styles, or the company can make you a custom pair. You can view the complete collection on the firm's website or check out select styles at 440 Brannan, a San Francisco store that stocks Bay Area designers.

Want more groom style ideas? Check out the latest issue for our "Best Dressed Grooms" article, on newsstands now. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Northern California

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