Can you really teach someone to become stylish.
Sure, probably. I think I learned to be stylish, rather than being born with an innate sense of style. (This post is currently missing pieces that I'm drawing a blank on. Editing now...) Obviously we can't say "Buy some jeans and a cool shirt, you'll look great." or "Buy a suit, you'll look great." because we don't know what he looks like, and we don't know if he'd be comfortable in those getups. Ask him who he
thinks is stylish - be they actors, musicians, sports stars, or just people he knows. Ask him why
he thinks that. This can give you a sense of what he likes and dislikes in terms of clothing he doesn't already own, and what he might feel comfortable in. (This also helps, insofar as you might find that someone he thinks is stylish has a similar body type to him, so you can steer him in the direction of clothing that won't make him look ridiculous.) Do you know what kinds of activities he gets up to, or wants to get up to? You could suggest to him that he buys a few pieces for everyday, something for dates/clubbing, a couple of things for work... I would initially suggest that any new things he buy be relatively nondescript - plain t-shirts, jeans with pretty normal washes, a solid suit - so that he can mix and match them and not be known as 'that guy that wears that striped shirt every second day'. Perhaps, if he's interested, he could buy one or two 'fashiony' pieces for special 'going-out' occasions. If he needs a suit, show him the Flusser Fashionmall text here: http://www.fashionmall.com/flusser_b...x_current.html
so he'll know how one should fit. I have no idea if there's a guide anywhere for how casualwear should fit - maybe just get him to check out some streetwear brand websites? - but he could always just ask over here. Also, since you're not going shopping with him, tell him to remember one little piece of advice: Clothing salespeople will tell you anything - including outright lies - Â in order to get you to buy what they have to sell
. If he sees something he likes, get him to use the phrase, "I'll think about it", followed by a quick e-mail to his good buddy Mike C.
But for younger styles, I really find this isn't a good place. I come here for more formal dress type things and to learn about finer garments
I think you've missed a lot of streetwear threads. And I mean a lot
. If anything, Andy's is the conservative forum - this is the hip one.