Should men care what women think?

Should men care what women think?

The answer is simply “Yes”. Women drive fashion. Women influence clothing purchases and fashion decisions for a lot of men.  Women are selfless and generous when it comes to fashion. When a woman tells you how good you look and how well your clothes fit you don’t realize these are very important gestures for a man’s self-confidence. Whether she’s a mother, sister, girl friend, wife or friend we should always respect a woman’s opinion about our clothes. In my upscale men’s studio I cater to women. I have a nice place for Lady’s to rest while I offer them a variety of beverages and often say during the styling processes Ms. what do you think? I depend on women to help me sell. So men! Listen to women when they’re giving you fashion advice you just might learn a thing or two! 

Image Consultant James Carter uses this model to mold and sculpt men’s style.

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Always be in, not out, of style!

Always be in, not out, of style!

A couple of months ago I attended a Gala that required male guests wear a tuxedo. One of the gentlemen being recognized was a customer of my studio. He was asked to speak at this momentous occasion. As he walked on stage I could immediately tell his tuxedo was too small and very dated. Being friends with the stately gentleman, I asked him how old his tuxedo was. He immediately began to tell me a story of how his college roommate, an ex pro ball player, gave him that tux 20 years ago. Without pause I suggested he let me pick out a better fitting and newer tuxedo for his next event. He was adamant that his tuxedo was still in style and that it had tremendous sentimental value regardless of the fit and finish. I am still waiting to hear back from him. Maybe I should call his wife?

Remember gentlemen: it’s ok to remember the past but please live in the present when selecting a garment that you intend to keep for a period of time. Plan to keep it for 5 to 10 years at the most. After that, let someone else enjoy it.

Image Consultant James Carter uses this model to mold and sculpt men’s style.

If you are interested in more info visit our store or contact us. You can also always purchase custom bow ties and other Items at www.empirebowties.com.