This summer, Hollywood’s two favorite men finally put a ring on it. George Clooney, a notorious bachelor, married superwoman and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in an extravagant ceremony in Venice, Italy, while bff Brad Pitt married long-time partner Angelina Jolie in a small ceremony and inexpensive (by celebrity standards) celebration in France. Follow Clooney and Pitt’s lead for your wedding day inspiration, and follow ours to get their looks at a price normal people can afford.
Is that a pre-tied bow tie I spy? While we normally recommend wearing self-tie bow ties for black-tie affairs, Clooney’s too-perfect bow is a great match with that too-perfect signature smile. Wearing a black Giorgio Armani suit with a white shirt, black oxfords, and a black bow tie, his outfit reportedly cost somewhere around $6,000. And that’s not even counting the customized gold cuff links engraved with his name in Arabic that his new bride bought him for their special day.
As a former dashing bachelor yourself, we’ve put together some options for a Clooney inspired outfit at an affordable price. A two-button black tuxedo at $143.99, a pre-tied black bow tie for $9.90, and a pair of classic gold colored cufflinks at $14.90 will get you the look for only $168.79.
There was no new expensive tuxedo for Clooney’s friend and Ocean’s 11 co-star Brad Pitt on his wedding day. Well, there was an expensive suit, but Pitt decided to save a few grand by pulling a navy two-button Salvatore Ferragamo from his bulging red carpet wardrobe. The couple opted for a low-cost, high-reward celebration by hiring their five children as their wedding planners and using them as inspiration for their wedding garments.
While the media couldn’t get enough of Jolie’s wedding veil, which was embroidered with a collection of their kid’s drawings by family friend Luigi Massi of Versace, the Brangelina kids also played a hand in putting together their dad’s ensemble. Pitt forgot to pack a tie for the occasion, so his oldest son happily lent him one of his own.
Although the couple decided to keep their wardrobe costs low, Angelina did surprise her new husband with a 1952 Patek Philippe timepiece worth about 3 million dollars. We’ve put together a savvy groom’s look inspired by Pitt’s wedding day for the truly frugal shopper. With a navy two-button suit by Caravelli at $109.99, a Seiko yellow gold plated timepiece for $64.75, and a Puccini kid’s tie for $9.90, you can get the Hollywood look for just $184.64.