Clothes really do make the man, so we felt it our duty to compile a list of dapper items that have a track record of attracting the ladies.
Did somebody order a tall glass of mojo? Oh yeah.
Starting with sophistication and industry in equal measure, we have the duke of footwear: Chelsea boots. Rugged enough to serve as a working shoe and refined enough to wear with a suit, the Chelsea boot is sex on … well, feet. Created by the Victorians, the Chelsea boot is distinguished by its elastic siding, which allows easy removal if the occasion so demands. Oh, Matron.
At the other end of things, we have the film star of the hat world, the undisputed king of cool: the Trilby. Immortalized by Sinatra and Connery this hat has the ability to magically transform its wearer into a seriously cool cat. Been around since 1896 and more popular than ever, we take our hats off and salute the Trilby effect.
With Chelsea boots and a Trilby you’re already shopping smart at the single’s market, but, if you want to go a few steps further into the mojo lounge then the tailored men’s suit is just the ticket. It don’t matter what you’re about or where you’re at, if you’re wearing a fitted two-piece, you’d da man, baby. From mobsters to crooners to candlestick-makers, if it’s smart and it fits you, the ladies are listening.
007 bow tie
For that extra touch of class and sophistication, you can’t beat the refined and bold presence of a bow tie, or if you’re a bit too common to be Bond then a carefully considered silk tie will bring out the colour of your eyes.
Badass leather jacket
For over 50 years, the leather jacket has been the icon of the rugged, the rebellious and the downright cool. Think Fonzie’s libido. Think the Terminator’s RPG. Oh yeah. The leather jacket is an icon of excessive masculinity and if you’re wearing a trilby and Chelsea boots too, then you’re either Boris Yeltsin or just too damned sexy for words.
And now for something that has the opposite effect…
You might think wearing a woolly jumper with snazzy design on a night out is a great idea. It isn’t. You might think women everywhere will find it impossible to resist stroking your thick hairy mane of cashmere. They won’t. Sorry.