Dad and Fashion
My interest and influence in men’s fashion wear began when I was staying with my grandmother and aunt as a child. She always had her nose in the latest fashion magazine.
They both had taste and great dress sense. My Aunt always encouraged me to look my best when I went out. My shoes were always polished, my trousers pressed, and my shirts were ironed in those days.
My aunt was handy with a sewing machine and would make her own dresses. She had the style and class reminiscent of the late Mimi Weddell.
I bought a pair of Barker shoes years ago, it lasted me fifteen years. I had it repaired so many times and did not want to part with it, as it still looked good and was very comfortable. It’s hard to say goodbye to old friends.
Do a Complete Makeover on Your Wardrobe
Maintaining your fashion dress code can be a balancing act when you get married and start a family. We are so busy focusing on our toddlers that we can forget our own appearance.
I remember when I was a stay at home dad, how comfortable I would feel in a tracksuit bottom T-shirt and trainers. The danger was that I got too comfortable. I got into the nasty habit of wearing shirts a size too big. Not only did it not look right, it did not feel right.
I took immediate action and went through my wardrobe and found some clothing I had not worn in years. I decluttered and kept a few good pieces. My love for expensive clothing must have rubbed off on my sons and daughter. My daughter has more high-end fashion shoes than Emelda Marcos
Back to Basics
I have changed my wardrobe. I bought white shirts that matched well with blue or grey sweaters and navy chinos or blue jeans. These are a great base for adding more fashionable shirts with a few tailor made jackets.
My fashion sense has changed since I went to Milan recently and I am not ashamed to say I am a keen fan of the Italian mode of dress. Who wouldn’t be? the Italians have a flair for style, fashion, and sophistication.
My daughter took us on a shopping experience in Milan. Wow! mindblowing stuff. It’s a shopping outlet called Serravalle.
It’s a must for fashion lovers and you can walk away with a whopping seventy percent discount. Talk about shop till you drop this a haven for spend spend spend.
I would advise you wear a good pair of walking shoes as there are so many shopping outlets to visit. The sales staff are extremely courteous and very helpful. We must have spent about five hours walking into shops gawking at the latest fashions what a shopping experience! I can’t remember when last I went on such a shopping free. Try it some time – its great retail therapy.
When in doubt throw it out
Get into the habit of checking your wardrobe ever so often and if it shows signs of bulging, Do the wardrobe decluttering.
Don’t shop alone. Bring a friend or your partner who is fashion conscious and knows your style. It helps to bounce ideas off someone else.
Be daring and experiment. Once you become confident in your own style of dress, don’t go back to the way you used to dress.
A survey revealed that Men lose interest in fashion at the age of 46. Women apparently put in more effort and focus on their appearance and well-being up to 59 years.
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