“A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them” – Hardy Amies
Here at REVOIR, we know that much of fashion is focused on women – but it’s not just the domain of the ladies. Fashion is just as much about men, if not more when you consider how many men are at the creative helms of so many fashion houses. But truth be told, there are a lot of men who struggle to dress well, and there is many a partner tearing their hair out in frustration as a result. So if you’ve got a man-friend who needs a bit of help in the wardrobe department, where do you start? REVOIR is here to help with a few key suggestions.
Chances are, your man friend wants you to be proud of him - and to be proud to be seen with him. He wants you to think he looks good, so tell him when he does. If he literally owns nothing that you like, take him shopping and when you love something he’s trying on, tell him! He’ll start to figure out what you like and what you don’t without needing to venture into the territory of telling him what you hate about his clothes.
If your other half is a jeans and tshirt die-hard, getting him into a lounge suit on a regular basis may take some time. Start slow and buy him a basic but amazing ensemble that you will both love, and that will start to build him a great wardrobe from the bottom up. It will also ensure he doesn’t feel like you’re trying to make him into a whole different person. Baby steps!
Be realistic about what your man is and isn’t going to wear. Just like you love and hate some trends, there’s the potential that he’s going to despise some of the fashion you’d love him to embrace. At the end of the day, a man who is confident in what he’s wearing is a lot more attractive than a well-dressed man who is dying from self-consciousness. Work with key pieces and wardrobe staples to create great, stylish ensembles that work with his personality.