A couple of weeks ago you may have seen me doing a call for entries on my Facebook page for a makeover I was doing courtesy of Brooksfield Menswear.
We ended up with over 100 entries and in the end settled on marketing and sales professional Andrew who was just about to interview for a new job and Actor Jarrid wanting to crack the big time.
They both arrived a little nervous and unsure about what lay before them. Here are their before shots, starting with Andrew and followed by Jarrid.
So what lay before these two young lads? First things first, a trip to Barnet Fair for a new hairstyle and a hot towel shave, something different and something dapper for each of them.
In the meantime, I picked out there outfits, with the suits being supplied by Brooksfield Menswear and the shirts by Cambridge Menswear, the eyewear was supplied by the lovely folk over at Ray Ban, The finishing touches were applied by yours truly from my personal collection of dapper details (unfortunately, they didn’t get to keep those)
Lets start with Andrew. I decided he needed to take his hair high and tight with a classic short back and sides with the length left on top, a very 50’s cut from the days where gentlemen were, well, gentlemen I guess. We gave him a perfect middle parting and got to work on the outfit.
Andrew had quite a dark skin tone and hair to match so I decided to put him in a chocolate brown suit, it’s not your regular office attire but being a natural tone it makes it as versatile as a black or navy suit but less formal therefore giving it more usage occasions. I paired it up with a light grey fine gingham shirt and then brought out the brown with a woollen tie from LVJ haberdasher and a floral pocket square from Heywood 1922. The finishing touches and to bring out the red in the tie were the red lapel flower from River Island and red tie clip from The tie bar.
Check this transformation out. Next up was Jarrid, now this young man had an amazing bush of a hair that he was more than willing to let us chop off. I thought the length and curl was great, but it needed to be more structured without being corporate. We also cleaned up his beard and gave it a classic goatee shape.
For his outfit I picked him a grey suit and matched it with a blue gingham shirt, this really is a great base for 100 different looks. Because Jarrid was such a fun crazy guy I went to town on the patterns giving him a pink and blue floral bow tie from Heywood 1922 and a pink plaid pocket square from Loft Trading, I finished it off a bright pink (or cerise really) lapel flower from Chanman. Here’s the incredible result. Swag for Days!!
They both walked away super stoked and it was amazing to see the confidence they gained when they saw their new look for the first time. I’ve always believed that putting on the right outfit in the morning can completely change the way you approach the day, these guys proved me right.
So now, how do you get your grubby mittens on some of this stuff. Well The kind folks over at Brooksfield are giving away a hamper worth R5400 to one of my lucky readers. The hamper includes a Brooksfield Suit, a Cambridge Shirt, Brit Rhythm (the latest fragrance from Burberry), a pair of Ray Ban Sunglasses and a Dermologica hamper together with a Dermologica microzone treatment.
Entry is simple, all you need to do is chose who you think won the makeover. Is it Andrew or Jarrid?
Hop on to my Facebook page and you’ll see an album for Andrew and an album for Jarrid just vote for the one you like the most and leave me a comment so that I can count your vote. Simple uh?
I am gonna ask you guys for 1 favour though, go and like the Brooksfield Facebook page as a way of saying thank you for such a generous prize. Its the gentlemanly thing to do.
Right, so I know you guys alway like a little something extra, so I’m giving you a chance to gain a further entry via twitter. Yep simple tweet “I vote for Andrew in the #BrooksfieldMakeover with @whatmybfwore” or of course “I vote for Jarrid in the #BrooksfieldMakeover with @whatmybfwore”
There you have it folks, go get entering. Well, right after you read the all important T&C’s
• Competition opens on 16/04/2014 and closes at 12:00 PM on 30/04/2014
• Competition only open to residents of South Africa
• No employees and immediate family of Brand ID may enter
• Entrants must like and comment on an album
• Entrants must like the Brooksfield Menswear Facebook page to enter
• A second entry may be gained via twitter
• The winner will be drawn via random draw and announced on 05/05/14
• Brooksfield suit prize available from size 38 to size 48 only
• Cambridge shirt prize available from size 38 to size 48 only
• Prizes may not be exchanged
• The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
Okay. Stay fancy and good luck