Thursday, 1 August 2013

What to Wear - The First Date

At the request of some my single friends on the dating scene, this post is devoted to what to wear on a first date. It is a nervous enough occasion to be on a date with someone that you really like, without the stress of worrying if you look good. I would suggest smart casual as a general rule. This means no ties or cufflinks and no baggy jeans or battered sneakers. The below links are a mixture of some smart and some more casual, street looks that will have you looking great for that all important first date.


Premium blue Cobeli blazer (£50) and blue long sleeved Oxford shirt (£30) both from

A blazer is as smart as it should get unless the dress code calls for more. 

Lyndhurst Jumper in Jay Blue from John Smedley (£60) available at

A jumper like this one is the definition of smart casual. 

Felted flannel jacket from Dolce and Gabbana (£580) at


Jiro Cannon Chinos (£85), Saints Short Sleeve Polo (£50) and Geno Long Sleeve Shirt (£75) all from All Saints at

New season stock from All Saints have some great looks for date night. 


Army green measure T shirt (£60) and Max Raw Denim Jeans (£150) both from Acne available at

T shirts should be fitted but not tight. Even if you have great muscles, you should avoid T shirts that look as if they are about to rip. Denim should be smart - slim, straight and dark. 

Grenson Stanley Leather Wingtip Brogues (£200) from

Ask The Missus Sahara Desert Boots in Black Nubuck (£59.99) from

Creative Recreation Mens Kaplan White Mesh Trainers (£59.00) from 

Women are obsessed with shoes. Whether you choose brogues, desert boots or sneakers make sure they are clean. 

Uniform Wares 250 Series Watch (£390) from

J Brand Kane Worn-In Straight Fit Denim Jeans (£175) from


Selected Bomber Jacket with Leather Sleeves (£115) and Calvin Klein metallic trunks (£23.00) both from

Sky blue luxury boxer shorts (£26) from Burtonwode at

Decent underwear is a must. Because you never know.

Black Venture Woven Bracelet (£195) from Links of London at

Any of the above looks will create a good impression. They are all stylish and low maintenance looks that are not too try hard. All clothes should fit well and not be too tight or uncomfortable. Have a shower. Put on a decent fragrance. Make sure your flies are done up. Good luck. 

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