Suits: A Ladies’ Opinion
A ladies opinion matters, while this is not something that all men will (happily) admit, we all know it’s true. Those of you lucky enough to have a style savvy lady in your life that you can turn to for sound and straightforward sartorial advice will know how much of a god send that second opinion can be. To see first hand evidence of the ‘ladies opinion’ all you have to do is a quick Google search of David Beckham in the pre-Victoria days. Not quite the style icon he is today with a bit of posh persuasion!
For those men out there who are still on the hunt for their style maven to help guide them in the right fashion direction there is help here to deliver some wise womanly wardrobe words to live by.
- Ladies love a man in a suit, and a suit can make or break a man. A well fitted, quality suit pulls off a look that says you are confident, you’ve got it together and know how to look after yourself. Investing in a bespoke suit is a step towards success, it may sound shallow but first impressions do count and when it comes to ladies a sharp suit sends a first impression that will last for all the right reasons.
- Take style risks, but don’t go crazy. A little flair shows that you aren’t dull and that you are confident enough in your own skin to know what works for you and what doesn’t. But taking that too far says you have no class and are perhaps a little showy. A dapper suit paired with an interesting patterned pocket square and classic black lace ups is a yes. A pinstripe suit paired with a shiny shirt and silver shoes is a big no no, it screams look at me, when all you need to do is whisper it.
- Know your own style. While, as a woman, it is nice to be asked for an opinion, there is nothing sexier than a man who knows himself and his style. Get yourself clued up on what works for you and what doesn’t. Get to know your measurements and what colours compliment you. Understand how to put an outfit together, and avoid just wearing your clothes the way they were styled on the mannequin. Think about what shirt, shoes, belt, tie/bowtie and watch compliment your suit and you will then be able to mix it up and keep it fresh.
- The best advice I can give you is to never let anyone talk you into wearing something that you don’t feel comfortable in. There is nothing more unappealing than someone who doesn’t look comfortable in their own skin, and confidence is the key to pulling off any look.
Keep these tips in mind and visit The Hidalgo Brothers of Savile Row for expert styling and advice that means you will never go wrong.