Have you been watching Marie Kondo's Tidying Up on Netflix? I binge watched the entire series! It's inspiring stuff so I thought I'd share some of her ideas, plus others I've discovered to help you get your wardrobe in good shape, and what better month to start than January?
Sartoria Lab Style Tips
Pantone have declared "Living Coral" to be the colour of the year for 2019. So if one of your New Year's Resolutions was to add more colour to your wardrobe, then here are some suggestions in the colour of the year!
I find coral is pretty flattering on lots of different skin tones, but if you're not sure, then here are some tips:
The sales are a great time to update your basics. Here I've chosen some simple items that wouldn't go amiss in most guys wardrobes.
However, each person is different and if you don't think these are for you, have a think about what your basics would be and stock up on those in the sales. It may be a camel roll neck rather than a charcoal crew, or a duffel coat rather than a peacoat, but whatever it is it should be something you know you'll wear over and over again and it goes with lots of things you already have in your wardrobe. It won't necessarily be the most exciting thing you buy this year but don't fall into the trap of buying something offbeat just because it's reduced and then never wearing it.
Ho ho ho - it's nearly Christmas!
Oh no no no - you have to buy gifts for the men in your life!
You may have already got them a main present but need a few little stocking fillers too, or perhaps you've bought them a Gift Experience or Gift Voucher this year but would like to have a small gift for them to unwrap too. Or perhaps it's a nephew or colleague or neighbour that you know has great style but you don't want to spend too much.
Whatever the reason, I've got together 20 stylish gift ideas for the men in your life for under £20.
I hope this helps to solve some of your gift buying problems and you find something that you AND the recipient will like :-)
Is it the fabric, the construction or the cut? The answer is: It’s everything and more! A careful combination of them all makes for a truly great suit. Alexandra Wood, award winning Savile Row tailor discusses...
Do you find yourself thinking........
I have no time to shop?
I don't want to look too immature but I don't want to look like my dad either?
I hate Dress Down Fridays?
If the answer is yes, it's your lucky day! Take advantage of today's Black Friday discount to get your 20% off and when you book in for your session, I'll do all the thinking for you.
If you've ever thought about hiring a personal stylist like me, but aren't quite sure if it's worth it and whether you'll benefit, then I wrote this blog post for you! Read on to see how I might be able to help you get your wardrobe in shape, and if you have any questions, then please do get in touch.
As a larger man, you might feel limited on where you go shopping and stick to the same shops all the time, which let's face it, can get a little boring. I took a client shopping last week who had a 40" waist and discovered some new and perhaps unexpected places to go. He was rather delighted to find some new places to go.....and I was happy to introduce him to them!
This week I have a slightly different blog post from usual, as I was very excited to do my first podcast interview this week.
I talked to Yang-May Ooi from Tiger Spirit on her South London Voices podcast about my personal styling and shopping services, how they work and exactly what I do and who I do it for. I explained how I help ordinary, everyday guys rather than celebrities, which is still what many people automatically associate personal styling with.
Last week, by coincidence whilst out on personal shopping trips with 2 separate clients, each of them bought a dark green blazer. It wasn't something I was specifically looking for and in fact it was the shop staff that suggested them in the first place, but both myself and the client were very taken with them.
If you've already got your basic navy and grey blazers in your wardrobe and are looking for something different without being too "out there" then I'd suggest you try out a dark green.
I love something that's versatile and even though it doesn't initially seem it, I think this colour is surprisingly adaptable. Unfortunately I can't find either of the ones I bought with my clients to show you online but I had a look around for some others and these are the ones I came up with.
Want to look better this Autumn Winter? Here are my 7 tips on how:
Get your clothes tailored - I know I'm always banging on about this but it really does make a difference. The picture above is of a client who got an updated look when we went shopping - see how much better he looks with the more fitted jacket. Another client recently told me he bought a suit online and then had it altered at Savva tailors who ensured the fit was perfect. I know it takes a little time but it really is worth doing and makes a huge difference to how polished and put together you look....no one can look sharp if their cuffs on their jacket are hanging down to their knuckles.
I've got a challenge to complete for a client in the next couple of weeks - help him to pack for a trip which will include events which he needs a suit for but also swimwear, walking and waterproof gear etc etc and he wants to take minimal luggage.
I'd noticed the Z Zegna suit below, just the week before and bookmarked it in my brain as I thought it might come in handy to know about, but I thought I'd get a bit ahead of myself for other future requests and do some research on other travel suits available.
Here's what I found - ready for you if you travel a lot or have a long commute to work....you can arrive crisp and crease free.
You're welcome :-)