#1775 How to dress down a suit/be more successful with women

Most men look at a suit as a work uniform that has to be worn: It’s not a choice, it’s a necessity. It’s also one of the areas in which Italy differs from the rest of the world – Italian men wear suits for pleasure, just because they know how to. They also recognise the undisputable fact that a man never looks better than when he’s wearing a well-fitting suit. I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve seen a young guy out at night wearing a suit in New Zealand. It doesn’t happen. Compare that to the amount of times you’d see a girl in a bar wearing a dress, but unlike men, women understand how to highlight their assets. I guarantee if guys wore suits, they’d be ultimately more successful with the ladies.

The key is not looking like you’ve just stepped out of the office. Gilt Manual‘s latest video takes a look at editor Andy Comer’s style. He always wears a suit, but he dresses it down with a button down oxford shirt, matte tie and beaten up wingtips. Like he says, the most important element is fit: if you get the shoulder spot on, the rest can be tailored. And now that TopMan, Little Brother and Barkers are offering entry-level suits at chain store prices, it really can’t hurt all that much to try.


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  1. Louise says

    I am starved for the sight of a man in a well-fitting suit. Here in Wanaka the year long uniform seems to be boardies, puffer jackets and skate shoes. It’s enough to make a girl gouge her eyes out.

  2. Guest says

    Dude, it’s not a suit that makes a man more successful with women, it’s the man himself. I never wear a suit and just about every time I go to a club I find nice women that are more than willing to strike up a conversation with me. I don’t even have to approach them, they approach me! 😉

  3. Jimmy says

    love to see more guys in a suits but more realistically just to see more NZ guys in buttoned shirts will be great. polo is not a buttoned shirt!

  4. says

    It’s true! Wearing suits does attract Woman. I wore my suit afterwork to a bar in Ponsonby, I was approached twice at separate times by two females. I had to decline their generous offer to exchange numbers as I am gay. Bless their little desperate-straight-suit-wearing-hearts.

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