Those of you that check out my blog regularly will know that I recently came down with manflu so spent the majority of the last week resting. Unfortunately during that time I didn’t get to give you guys the post you were expecting. I’m glad to say I’m now fully recovered and able to deliver what I promised. As you guys have probably noticed I have not done a style icons post for a while so I thought I’d hit you with someone new just before christmas. I had a few people in mind but ended up settling on this particular person for two reasons. One, he epitomises style and two, oozes sex appeal, so with out further a do I present; Style Icons: Tom Ford.
If you don’t already know who Tom Ford is then allow me to introduce him to you. Tom Ford is an American fashion designer most famous for reviving the Gucci brand and putting the glamour back into fashion. He worked as creative director for Gucci from 1994 to 2004 and turned it from an almost bankrupt fashion house to a brand valued at $10 billion before moving onto start his own label.
I’ve spoken to friends who remember Gucci clothing from when Tom Ford was designing them and the one thing they all reference is how they had sex appeal. There is something about this man, whenever his name comes up in conversation women swoon over him. Now let’s break it down a little, Tom Ford is always dressed to impress that’s the key thing to take from his gentleman. Although his favoured style is that of formalwear you can still pick up tips from the way he carries himself and how he puts his pieces together.
If you’re a fan of formal wear, like myself then you’ll love Mr Ford’s style. His suits are always perfectly cut he pays attention to the little extra details such pocket squares and bow ties. To get around the potential monotony of wearing similar pieces he chooses different textures and fabrics as well as colours. He also relaxes more formal looks by leaving an extra button open on a dress shirt which is almost a signature look for him now or rolling his sleeves up.
The Tom Ford look is easy to mimic if you are prepared to go the extra mile with your details. The number one detail is the fit, a strong shoulder line and nipped in waist are crucial to give you that elegant yet masculine V shape. Also look at adding a couple of good quality accessories such as a simple piece of jewellery, bow tie or a relaxed open scarf.
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