This time of year I'm sure we all feel ready to throw off the shackles of our thick winter wardrobes and embrace the sunny days we've been having.....and yet, it's still a bit chilly. I recommend doing some layering and for that, I'd suggest the versatility of a chore jacket. Originally made for working in, these have now become stylish and practical and can be dressed up or down and also layered in different ways - see my suggestions below.
Sartoria Lab Style Tips
The majority of clients that come to see me need help with how to dress in a "smart/casual" style - they're fine with jeans and a t-shirt or a suit and tie but it's the in between bit that's tricky.
It's often due to a change in their situation at work for the following reasons:
It can be tricky buying clothes if you're a short, slim guy and whereas womenswear brands do petite sizes, menswear brands don't.
I took a client shopping last week who was 5'5" and a 34" - 36" chest with a 28" waist. Here I share which are the shops and brands we found that fitted him well:
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?
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.