January 13, 2004

Gifts For Guys

I've assembled a great team of groomsmen, made mostly of old college friends. My sister will be standing on my side with the honorary title of "Best Sister" (relax, I only have one sibling) and I will also be joined by L's brother-in-law. With such a diverse group, the matter of finding appropriate gifts will be a challenge.

After a little bit of searching, here's one thing I definitely won't be buying:

tuxedohat.jpg

I saw this for sale on Ebay and what entertained me the most was not the picture, but rather the description of the hat:

Just the thing to walk down the aisle in if you're not the other hat kind of guy!

What kind of "Other Hat Kind of Guys" are there? Top hat guys? Do grooms even wear top hats anymore? So what kind of hat is this person talking about? Berets? Trucker hats? Apparently in this seller's world going hatless to your wedding is not an option.

I can only imagine wearing this down the aisle in front of L's entire family. Nothing tells your future in-laws you're the perfect guy like a tux hat!

Posted by The Groom at January 13, 2004 08:43 AM
Comments

but your best man would look so good in this!
--L

Posted by: the other L at January 13, 2004 01:15 PM

>>I can only imagine wearing this down the aisle in front of L's entire family.<<

Not to mention your entire family! It would seem to make a perfect father-of-the-groom hat, though.

Posted by: N at January 13, 2004 05:03 PM

It seems like the kind of hat worn by one of those guys who refuses to go without a ball cap. You've met them. They have actual conversations about breaking in a new hat and getting the crease in the bill just right. (They usually have this conversation leaning against their truck or car, which always has a girl's name.)

-Lara Amber

Posted by: Lara Amber at January 13, 2004 06:18 PM

Not to stray to far away from the subject of how fantastic a well coordinated wedding party would look in those hats...but is there a rule of thumb for groomsmen gifts? The ring no problem, 2 mo. salary; done and done. But how much do I spend on the people who are taking time out of their busy lives, flying in from around the country, and w/o a doubt spending a small fortune on me? anybody got a suggestion?

Posted by: M.R. at January 13, 2004 09:24 PM

Two nice gifts: a locally produced bottle of wine and a plane ticket.

Posted by: Francis at January 14, 2004 12:52 PM