Wedding season is in full swing and I've had a couple of clients asking me to help them put outfits together for the occasions they have coming up. We all saw the Royal Wedding and it seems I was influenced somewhat by the yellow that a certain Mr George Clooney was wearing, but in fact, one of the outfits I created was actually bought before that! And although I thought he looked very dapper, I'm still struggling with the matching tie and pocket square....I prefer it to tone not match exactly.
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I put this guide together for a recent client to try and demonstrate a beginners guide on what makes items and outfits more casual, gradually going to more formal. It's based on summer wear with some explanations as to what to look out for and other variations you may also want to try.
From what I hear about how some people dress on Dress Down Fridays, I think this is something a lot of men struggle with, so I hope this is a useful guide, particularly around the middle section where it can get more subtle and therefore complicated to achieve.
Some men like to have the uniformity of wearing a suit to work every day as it simplifies everything but it can get boring wearing the same thing day in and day out. If you work in a conservative environment and have to keep your look formal there will be limits to the changes you can make but here are some styling suggestions on tweaks that you can easily incorporate.
Every which way I turn I see a velvet blazer and I'm sure if you've been anywhere near the shops, you will have too. If you've been tempted but don't really think you need something so formal.....well think again. They don't just need to be worn with a classic white shirt and bow tie for a formal event. Here are 5 different ways to wear one:
I was talking to a very dapper chap the other day at a menswear event (the launch of new bespoke service - The Wanderist) who worked in the finance sector. He was telling me how, despite the fact that many of his colleagues had plenty of spare cash to spend on their clothing, they were unsure on how to dress and relied on him for advice on how to do so in a stylish manner.
Here's a synopsis of our discussion and advice on how to give your business attire the edge in order to look pin-sharp.
If you have a wedding (or two) to attend this summer, then one of the key considerations is what to wear. Here are my tips on how to make a suit less business, more pleasure so it's suitable for a wedding. And if you already have a suit then check out the accessories section for ideas on how you can give it a fresh new look.
Five different looks with a pair of tartan trousers on David Evans of Grey Fox blog
A guide to dressing for Black Tie occasions with suggested looks at different price points.
September is back to school month, where everyone returns to normality after the summer holidays. Taking this theme, I've styled up some outfits from that most traditional of fabrics - grey flannel.
After much hype the day has come for the release of Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby. Will it be influencing your wardrobe as everyone is predicting? If you're not so sure you'll be going for the full on pastel pink suit, I've put together some subtle influences and wearable looks that you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe for summer if you so desire.
Further to my recent posts on wedding styling for grooms, here are 5 tips to take into consideration when choosing what to wear for your wedding....
Having read Richard Anderson's brilliant book "BESPOKE: Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed" I decided he would be the perfect person to ask about the fit of a suit. He kindly agreed to answer my questions and share his tips on finding the perfect fit to flatter your physique.