A sharp outfit without a sharp hairdo is as unthinkable as gin without tonic. It's therefore no wonder I rarely leave my flat at the weekend without a stiff quiff in my coiffure. Every six to eight weeks, however, I place the all-important responsibility of re-arranging my hair in the capable hands of Joe, my barber, who works at the new Marylebone branch of Ruffians. Never quite achieving the same look at home, I prize the days I have my hair cut, knowing I look my very best when I exit the Edinburgh-born barbers.
|Skopes three-piece suit c/o House of Fraser | ASOS shirt | Next tie | Glasses c/o Silhouette|
This weekend, my freshly cut short-back-and-sides was the perfect complement to my new favourite suit from House of Fraser. Not needing to don anything especially smart during the week, I look forward to the moments I can dress up for no other reason than that I fancy looking fancy. My friends say I should dress up every weekend, and I'm finding it hard to disagree with them. For me, there's no better ego boost than dressing well.
Delivering a style that fits my awkwardly tall and skinny build is my biggest challenge when choosing a suit, but I'm beyond delighted with this three-piece by Skopes. It fits so perfectly - broad shoulders, long legs and all - I almost forget it's off-the-peg. I equally love the metallic sheen in the charcoal fabric that detracts from the preconception of a dull grey suit. House of Fraser describes this three-piece as a "dinner suit", but I'm happier wearing it for a wander about town than a night on the town, married with my beloved Jeffery West boots and a Heart & Dagger herringbone overcoat.
This blog post is in collaboration with House of Fraser. Hair by Ruffians.