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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mike Morse from G105!

Tomorrow I am filming a segment with Mike Morse from G105’s Bob and the Showgram. I had never met him but liked him as soon as he walked through the station’s door. Mike oozes an urban style and swagger with his dark, square frames, black dress shirt and jeans. I did giggle at his checkerboard Vans his feet were sporting. Based upon the pictures he previously sent, I thought he could rock a fedora. I told him to wear the hat and check out the response from others. I asked him to bring several items from his closet that he didn't know quite what to do with.

Here's the checklist of what he had and how it can be updated:

1. Mike had an off-white linen suit he bought two years ago for his wedding that he never wore. He’d opted to wear a tux instead. I recommend the following:
  • Take the white linen jacket and pair it with dark jeans and a short sleeve button up, lightweight shirt with a tonal plaid in blue, cream, tan or beige. Pair with a loafer or driving moccasin.
  • Take the linen pant and pair with short sleeve button down with a textured fabric or vertical stripes. Another option would be a silk polyester blend slight v-neck shirt. Be sure to wear the shirt out. A fedora will help relax the look.
2. Mike has a long sleeve white linen shirt and doesn't know how to wear it. Here are two options:
  • Roll the sleeves up right below the elbow and pair with a darker camel or brown longer length short that has a drawstring around the cuff. Try a pair of Tom’s shoes, a driving moccasin, or neutral leather flip flop. Tennis player Rafa Nadal has rocked this look for years!
  • Opt for a drawstring camel color linen pant with cargo pockets.
3. White loafers! How to wear them:
  • Dark jeans and a lighter colored shirt. No white shirts or khaki pants.
  • Dark linen or seersucker pants with a stripe other than white.
  • Dress plaid shorts with an un-tucked polo. Keep the plaid muted and not vibrant in color.
Mike is certainly armed now to become his own fashion icon. Check out the segment this Friday on My Carolina Today at 11am on NBC!

If you are big and tall, keep these tips in mind:

1. If you are a larger man, be sure to wear clothes that fit your body as fuller clothes make you appear heavier,
2. Stay away from all horizontal stripes. Opt for vertical lines, as they will elongate the body.
3. Darker colors usually slim the body, just as lighter tones tend to make the body appear larger.
4. Choose monochromatic or tonal dressing. For example, brown pants, camel or khaki tones that will blend and not distract.

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