While my blog is predominantly dedicated to beauty and all things beauty, I am of the opinion that you only look as good as the person standing next to you be it your husband, boyfriend, friend whatever the case may be.
So this post is dedicated to men, men’s style and fashion. This is just a quick guide on what looks are out there for men, how you can get your partner to see that there is more to men’s fashion then jeans and casual shirts…lots more.
I decided to switch things up by not doing a normal post but rather by profiling an uber stylish guy.
So ladies meet the handsome and stylish Trevor Kaiyamo (he’s a sweetheart too ladies).
We asked Trevor a few, carefully selected questions about his style and this is what he had to say. Follow the interview here, we are LCG and Trevor is TK.
LCG: Tell us a little bit more about yourself….What you do, where you’re from.
TK: I am just an average guy. I have an old school approach to things. I love poetry, fashion and love my friends & family. I’m an absolute sport fanatic, hard working and always go for what I want, I choose to always do good and always give people the benefit of the doubt.
I’m from a small mining town in Namibia called Tsumeb, where I lived with my dad, mom and younger brother. I am currently living and working in the Mother City- Cape Town.
I graduated last year with my BSc(Hons) Business Information Technology, and now I work in the IT Support department at Adept Software. We develop software for the courier industry. I’m picking up as much experience as I can while saving up for my Masters degree.
LCG: How would you describe your style? What does it say about you?
TK: The beauty of individual style is that it can evolve as we grow. I believe that our “outer style” conveys a powerful, non-verbal message about our “inner style”. The way in which we present ourselves has the power to convey a great deal about our personality, outlook and self image. I have a private, earnest and serious side to me. Keeping my attire modest feels right. I’m also a bit of a neat-freak, so it makes perfect sense that this comes through in my style. Clean cut and sophisticated is how I like to do things. Feel good before you look good, that’s when your natural confidence comes through.
LCG: Favorite designers?
TK: I’m not that into labels. I think it’s more important to have basics. I recently bought a pair of Jonathan D loafers. He redefines sophisticated style, retaining an air of exclusivity and a modern elegance for every day.
LCG: Staple pieces that every guy should have?
TK: Grey suit, white dress shirt, slim fit khaki chinos, dark denim, brown leather jacket, casual sneakers, brown dress shoes, a leather wallet (don’t be afraid to spend here, it’s a worthwhile investment), navy sport coat/blazer, a briefcase, necktie, a good cologne, V-Neck sweater and one or two Polo shirts in white/blue, they are made to fit very well.
LCG: What is the perfect accessory for a guy?
TK: A watch is an indispensable accessory, and every man should own at least 2, a leather strap and metal band. It’s important to find a watch that works with your personality and your lifestyle. It can instantly upgrade any outfit, and a fine watch will always compliment a suit.
LCG: Suits!!! Let’s talk about suits! What are your do’s and don’ts when it comes to wearing a suit.
TK: Every man should own a tailored black suit, it’s a huge investment that always pays off.
DO consider your size and shape when choosing a suit. Short men look good in one-button suit jackets, slim men can carry off the more generous double-breasted suit jackets, broad men look best in two-button suit jackets and heavy built men look good in three-button suit jackets.
DON’T overdo the detailing. Simplicity is key when buying a suit. If you want to add interest, pair your suit with a patterned shirt or tie.
DO invest in a classic navy suit, particularly if it’s the first suit you are buying. It will work well for work, weddings, funerals, parties and everything in between. It should be made of 100% wool and dark enough to look professional.
DON’T dry clean suits too often. It can cause havoc with the wool material and cause the suit to thin and age before it’s time. Instead, brush your suit lightly with a suit brush and gently press it after every few wears.
DO choose the right shoes to complement your suit. Chocolate brown shoes look great with navy suits; they are smart and modern, as well as dark enough to wear at night.
So there you have it ladies, a few well though out tips, be sure to pass them on!