It is of little importance how much money you spend on your suit or if it is made of the finest materials. If it doesn’t fit you, it won’t look good. Let me repeat that: If it doesn’t fit you, it won’t look good. This is simply the fact of the matter. As it is with most clothing, fit is key, and when it comes to tailoring a suit, fit will quite simply make or break the suit. GEtting a suit tailored can seem like a daunting task what with the almost endless number of option and styles to choose from. Where do you start? Here are 5 tips which should get you moving in the right direction.
There’s no point denying it, James Dean was a handsome man and an icon in his own time. He achieving a huge amount in the time he was given, before his tragic demise in 1955 at the age of 24. Dean was the quintessential rebel of the 50’s who seemed to single-handedly dress Hollywood down which lead some, at the time, to believe that he was not as iconic as his reputation suggested. The beauty is that James Dean didn’t necessarily aim to be iconic as his style was less considered, and perhaps more confident than that. Dean dressed like somebody who was extremely good-looking. Go figure.
Alex Turner is the lead singer for the Arctic Monkeys and has come along way since being named NME Magazine’s coolest person in the world in December 2005 as a 20-year-old. Back then Alex dated a London-based fashionista called Alexa Chung who tended to don more vintage clothing and possessed a laid back London chic which rubbed off on Alex and helped establish him as the style icon he is today. His style has evolved into a throw back to the old “Rock n Roll” era whilst incorporating a modern look and feel.
Levi’s have launched their new campaign, ‘Live in Levi’s’. The campaign gets its inspiration from the stories their consumers tell about the things they do in their pair of Levi’s. Give it some thought for a second … all the things you have done in your pair of jeans. I’m sure your jeans could tell some pretty cool tales. From the everyday stuff to the pretty awesome stuff. From first dates to drunken nights to memorable road trips. It’s a pretty cool idea, if you ask me. Here’s the campaign launch edit, which is basically about you and I.
This is the third post on The Noblest Rogue which follows a ‘rules of style’ vein and if you haven’t figured it yet, there are certain yay’s and nay’s when it comes to men’s style and fashion. The amount of gentlemen I see walking the streets of Cape Town committing serious fashion no-no’s is incredible and only drives me to continue on my quest here at The Noblest Rogue. Whilst said rules are reasonably pliable and can often be moulded to suit your personal sense of style, they should in general, be understood and adhered to. Within reason, of course Continue reading
Twice a year GQ release a Style Edition magazine which I consider to be a form of style-bible. In the mag, the fellas at GQ deal with everything from suits to watches to etiquette to casual wear and it’s everything I want as a conscious gentleman. In their current Style Edition (Autumn/Winter 2014) Quasim Gamiet offers up twenty commandments which will help you to “upgrade your life”, which is exactly what I’m about here at The Noblest Rogue. Here are ten of those commandments.
Gentlemen, meet Eugenia. Eugenia meet the fella’s. For the uneducated among us – myself included – Eugenia is a model who has worked on various campaigns including Gucci, Luis Vutton, Victoria’s Secret and Dolce & Gabbana and is rumoured to be dating Mickey Rourke. We’ll forgive her that last piece of trivia. Otherwise, she’s a 5’10”, brown-haired, blue-eyed beauty who hails from Russia. You’re welcome.