Last month the focus was on laying the foundation for making 2014 your most stylish year yet. We talked about revamping your wardrobe, getting ready in a hurry, looking your best in the office and stepping up your shoe game. We’ll build on this throughout this month but let’s take a slight detour.
If you’re going to be looking your best, you’ll want the men in your life to do the same. Whether it’s a boyfriend or husband, dad or close friend. Men are even more likely than we are to get stuck in a style rut so you may need to do some prodding to get them to try something new. Maybe he’s always in beach mode or he refuses to be anything but rugged.
Know what I mean? Don’t worry, there’s hope for him yet.
Last year something popped up in my Facebook feed that caught my attention. It was a Barbadian show called The Wardrobe TV Show which is all about offering style tips for men. You can view the first episode above. I was later asked by one of the producers to do a review and I think this the perfect time to do so. With Valentine’s Day coming up, maybe you can get him to consider some of these style tips for date night.
Seven episodes have been posted so far with outfit ideas for a range of events like job interviews, family luncheons,travel and cruising… events that most men will attend at some point. What I like is that the stylist encourages men to take risks with colours, prints and textures. You know how some men would live in T-shirts and jeans. The show suggests looks that are masculine, but stylish.
Another thing that I like is that viewers also get tips on how the pieces should fit and how they should be worn. Buying stylish clothes in the wrong size or not having a tailor make minor adjustments can often lead to disaster. Fit is key! And yes, the manufacturer’s tag is supposed to be removed from the jacket sleeve. Unless he’s planning on returning it after wearing it once.
I absolutely loved the ambush episode where a random guy was grabbed off the streets of Bridgetown for a makeover. I definitely want to see more of that.
Overall, the show offers a quick way to give men some fashion inspiration since the episodes are about five minutes or less. I’m a little iffy about the inclusion of a food segment in such a short show. I assume this was for sponsorship reasons but I would’ve liked to see more time spent on fashion.
But go and see for yourself. Visit the YouTube channel, send the link to a guy you know and give the team your feedback.