This week as a Personal Shopper in London saw me personal shopping for 3 men who were either too busy to shop for themselves or who wanted a new look. Each of them had different colouring, body shape, budget and lifestyle requirements. Most men understand the importance of buying a good well fitting suit but find smart casual more of a challenge.
Men should wear great colours that suit them, cool designs and expensive shoes. Brands I like are Etro shirts, lovely linen blazers, Dunhill has great shirts and coloured jumpers that are very good quality, Paul Smith does nice shirts, Cheeky Monkeys, Diesel, Lindeberg do great jeans. Right now Lindeberg has charcoal grey “Rock Star” skinny jeans that all my clients love. Coupled with a red V neck jumper and a fitted red/white Ted Baker shirt this is a great look.
Pringle has Merino wool V and round neck jumpers in fab colours such as turquoise, marine blue and dark red. Merino wool is cool for spring, summer and looks expensive and stylish. There is also a black and white striped French Marine jumper which will look great with black jeans and a simple T shirt.
Marco Bruschiani “I work in the City, and have very little time and so I ask Gabrielle to choose clothes for me. I tend to try and buy everything in one go in the same shop to save time and usually don’t like what I end up getting. Gabrielle has a great eye and always buys clothes I like that I would not have thought of buying. People always comment that they like what I am wearing so for me it is money well spent.”
Shoes are another statement item, a look will be ruined with a cheap pair of shoes. Selfridges have Oliver Sweeney shoes at 30% off and they look great with jeans in brown or suits in black.
Mens Styling for very tall men is harder, there are many men out there over 6’4”, it has taken me ages to source clothes for them. High and Mighty is a good source but the suit quality and selection for slim men is poor. I suggest their Ralph Lauren range and to go elsewhere for bespoke tailoring for suits. The Italian suit maker Sartoria is great and reasonably priced. Segun Adelaja has clothes to dream about. Very elegant and sophisticated, classic with a twist. Timothy Everest, does a range at Marks and Spencers.
Nigel Hall currently has some great shirts and jumpers although I would avoid the ones with flowery trims. Junk de Luxe is a cheaper brand with great jackets, Stone Island make great quality casual wear in easy to wear colours that will ensure the smart casual look is nailed for this summer. For swimwear try Olebar Brown fantastic in hot colours and black. See Below:-
GabrielleTeare.Com is Alexa ranked No 1 Globally for Personal Stylist.