Layering seems to baffle many people (men and women alike!) and a client asked about this again recently. Having written a post on layering in winter I thought it would be useful to do a summer one too. Although it might seem contradictory to talk about layering in summer - if you live in the UK, then you know how erratic the weather can be so you might be glad to have a few layers to hand!
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Last week my client challenged me to find him some smart casual work wear which was crease resistant, as he travels a lot for work and often goes directly to meetings. I researched thoroughly before our personal shopping trip and here are some of the things I saw that were non iron, crease resistant or part of a travel range.
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.
Whilst doing a personal styling session with a client last week, he asked me "What are the correct strategies for shopping?" A great question and one which I thought would make a good blog post that others would be interested in too.
I thought about what I do when I take a client on a personal shopping trip and how you can do this for yourself.
If you're not yet ready for the 'fugly' trainer trend that's been sweeping the catwalks, and would prefer to keep it simple and classic then go for some white leather trainers. Here are my top 3 picks, with details on how to combine them with tailoring:
Whilst out and about at London Fashion Week Men, I came across a colleague who looked great in a t-shirt and mid weight bomber jacket but had seriously underestimated how cold it was and had spent the day freezing. When questioned, I was surprised to hear that he didn’t know how to layer, so here are six ideas on how to stay warm but well dressed this winter.
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.
It's a common problem to have a long body and short legs. There's nothing much you can do about this at the gym or anywhere else so the best way is to address it is to learn how to visually balance out your proportions and elongate your legs as much as possible. This in turn will make you look taller and slimmer. Here are 7 tips on how to do it:
Inspired by a personal shopping trip where we purchased the jacket below, I've been doing a bit of research on stylish and practical clothes to travel in. Here's what I found that ticked both those boxes.....
I thought it might be helpful to share a few of the questions that I'm asked frequently by clients whilst we're on shopping trips or during a personal styling session, and the answers I give or the other websites I direct them to for reference.
Fashion does tend to get a little more confusing as you hit middle aged and beyond - questions start popping into your head.....does this look too old? Too young? Should I be wearing that at my age? etc etc Or perhaps not....maybe you've given up somewhat and stick to the same tried and tested shops and items that you've used in the past.
So in this blog post here are my Top Ten Tips on What to Wear for Older Guys.
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.