I was talking to a male friend of mine and he said something along the lines of, ‘Biki I like your blog but I don’t tend to read it much as it seems to mainly focus on women.’ This was great feedback for me as it made me aware that I have to focus a lot more on my boys, as I am equally (and sometimes more so) inspired and captivated by men, I mean menswear.
Sometimes, I feel sorry when it comes to men and their shopping options (money wise); take this wedding for example, as a woman I can trot to Topshop (or a similar high street store) and find an ensemble from the top of my cornrowed head to my tippy toes that does not exceed £100; and it will have guests OOOhhhn and Aaahn, asking if my outfit sprung from a high-fashion designer collection. However, if a man buys a suit and accessories to match from a High Street store for that same amount, chances are due to the cut, material and finish, it will look like he picked it up from a store titled, ‘Posh Suits R Us’.
I am happy to say that the following men I photographed at the wedding I recently attended know how to work a good suit, can I get an Amen followed by a Hallelu!
Here is a perfect example of a fine, young English Gentleman; contrasting his slate grey suit with a jovial, lemon yellow tie gives his ensemble a pleasing finish.
Style tip- every man above the age of 21 should invest in three-piece suit, why? I believe this image gives the answer-
This was one of my favourite suits of the day. I have a big crush on Brandon Flowers from The Killers, and part of the reason is because I love the (often) flamboyant nature of his suits. If I was to style Brandon (yes, we are on first name basis), I would put him in the below ensemble.
Style tip- a 3/4 length jacket underneath a suit goes a long, stylish way for tall men with lean physiques-
Style Tip- skinny ties and belts take years of a man when he wears a suit. Reason being, it gives of a more youthful and rock n roll edge.
I also liked this gentleman’s pointed shoes, it is a look that I have seen many a Try hard Soho London boy get too carried away with, by that I mean the shoes are so long with the point that you feel they are about to curl up giving the man a slight Wicked Witch of the West quality. Not hot.
I adore this bold paisley print tie- that’s my brother btw. I don’t mean to be prejudice, but isn’t he a cutie? Style runs in the family. Of course-
And the dashing groom wore-
Which suit would you go for? When it comes to suits, what kind of suit do you like to wear or do you like to see a man wearing?