by The Re-Stylists in , , ,

Whenever we get asked, “what do you do”, and we say, we’re personal stylists, the next question we invariably get is, so, what celebrities do you style?  Okay, so there’s some truth in that perception, because we do work with a number of high profile peeps. But most of the men and women we work with are not usually who you’d read about on Buzzfeed. In the ten years we’ve been doing this, we’ve actually found that there are LOTS of regular, non-celeb type people who need a stylist to help them in their life, and many, many more who could really use our services, but are still under the impression that hiring a wardrobe consultant is a luxury for fancy people.

 Based on our experiences, we’ve discovered that people hire us because they fit into one of three categories.

#1. They are in transition.

Most of the people we help fit into this group.  They come to us because they’ve gotten a new gig, or lost a bunch of weight, had a break up or divorce, (and looking great is the best revenge) or they just want to do something nice for themselves to kickstart their life. So they come to us looking for help get them Insta ready.   We love helping these people because after we’ve gone through their closest and done a cleanse, gotten rid of the clothes from their previous “life” and re-purposed the ones we left, and then taken them out shopping to fill in the gaps and build their wardrobe from the ground up, they get to see themselves as a truer version of who they are. This transformation is almost always a major catharsis and super emotional for our client, and deeply satisfying for us, because it’s real life stuff, and way beyond the perception of what a stylist does.

 #2. They don’t have the time to shop.

 These clients usually have the means and are in some kind of position where how they present look really matters, but because of that position, they’re too damn busy to shop.  So they hire us (yay!).  We serve as their eyes (and feet) to get them into clothes that will tighten up their style and polish their personal brand.  Stacy London is a perfect example. Stacy, who we worked with on “What Not to Wear” and “Love, Lust or Run, is an on screen celebrity stylist and obviously has great style. But what she didn’t have was the time to shop for herself, because she was too busy telling other people on TV how to dress. So Stacy became our job. No stress there pulling looks for a famous stylist!  But as her “Glamazons” (her description of us) we loved the three years we worked styling Stacy.

#3. They %$&*! hate to shop.

  As image consultants and stylists, we clearly love to shop.  So for clients that hate hate hate it, we fix a very big pain point. More men than women, these shopping averse folks seem like candidates for subscription services like Stitchfix or Trunk Club. But what they tell us is that they want a more “bespoke” experience. So after a consult with them at their home, and a work through of their closet we go out and shop for them.  Only then do we ask them to meet us, get them set up in one of the comfy private rooms we use, and have them try on the goods.  They leave better dressed and invariably happier with their “shopping experience.”  Just because you hate to shop doesn’t mean you don’t want to look good.


So if you see yourself in one of these buckets, then maybe it’s time for your very own personal stylist.  Consultations are usually free and most of us are very happy to talk about your life and how clothes can make it better.  Hello, life change!


by The Re-Stylists in ,

Ever notice how some guys just always look put together? Who don’t seem to be trying too hard yet have something going on that other guys don’t? To be sure, some guys just have “it”. The others have a dirty little secret: They’ve probably hired us--or someone kind of like us, as their personal stylist.

Over the past ten years, as our business has grown, we’ve found more men want to work with a personal stylist.  In fact, we recently looked at the make up of our private clients for image consulting, and found that they were evenly split between men and woman.  And we’re not just talking about corporate C-level men or high net worth individuals. A lot of our men are working guy guys from all different businesses and lifestyles.  But what all of them realized at some point is that if they wanted to get to the next level, they needed to step up their style game.  Problem was, they really didn’t know how to on their own.

We help men figure it out. We help them find their true personal style, regardless of their size, business or lifestyle.  So often men just don't know where the right stuff is and just like a man they don't ask. (Sorry guys, it’s true.) It’s harder for men than women - women are always asking each other, “where did you get that that's so cute where can I find it, what brand is that?”  Men, they don't ask. And it’s not that guys don’t get it—they do, and they know when they see a guy who's done it right, but they don't know how they did it. Our job as personal stylists for men is bring them through that secret door to the right piece, the right cut, the right brand for them and image they're trying to project. One of our men clients said he was hooked when heard me say "Don't you just want to be that guy who when you walk in the room people notice you—they don’t know why you just look right, but you do?”

So if you’re still wondering if you should hire a personal stylist or wardrobe consult, here’s what a stylist can do for you:

1.   Rid your wardrobe of clothes that no longer fit or are relevant to your lives (that college tracksuit has to go, dude.)  Ditto for the shoes and the t-shirts and the hoodies and sweaters.  Taking away reveals not only the holes in your wardrobe, but the beginnings of your style.

2.   Take you shopping.  A great personal stylist for men knows not only what’s out there, but also what’s out there that will work for you.  Let’s say you’re a big guy, maybe even a little (or a lot) overweight.  Shopping has been a painful experience for you.  We have lots of experience and the resources to ease your pain while bringing out your personal style.

3.   Clear up the misconception between fashion and style. Having a great personal style isn’t about being fashionable. Style is much more internal and long lasting than buying what’s hot this season.  Especially for men in the corporate world, upping your style is a subtle thing. Better cut suits, cleaner lines on your suits, better cut shirts, quality accessories and shoes. 

4.   Speaking of shoes. It’s all starts with the shoes. Great clothes and bad shoes equals bad style.  No way around it.  Good shoes cost money, true, but they also last and look great longer than not good shoes.  Even your kicks should be quality.  Leather sneakers are more grown up and look dope.

5.   It will change your life.  People will look at you differently, at work and on the street.  People will make comments about your new personal style.  You will just smile, knowing your dirty little secret will be kept in the vault. All you have to say is, “Thanks”.

So men, a personal stylist might just be the thing that’s missing in your life.  Because really, what do you have to lose, except going unnoticed?