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Dear Chic Geek,
I'm getting married next month. I'm Indian so it's a lavish wedding, over 700 guests. I love fashion so my suit has to be on point, also I love trends and things different. Ill be wearing an Indian outfit in the morning, but for the reception I have to wear a suit.
Any ideas on what types? I've done the whole bow tie thing. Don't mind doing it again but want to keep my options open, any pics and trends I should go for?
Where's my invite?! I would say keep it slim-classic. I would never recommend too much 'fashion' at a wedding as it dates too quickly and you want your pictures looking good in the future, that's true style!
I would contrast the lavish Indian ceremony and dress with something minimal and fitted. Two examples here are Brad Pitt and Caleb Followill, both these men look chic and stylish in a timeless way and the pictures could be taken yesterday or ten years ago.
You need a slim, fitted single-breasted suit, white shirt and slim tie, that's it. You can get this items in most stores and with any budget, just make sure they fit perfectly.
Hope this helps and have a great day,
Above - Caleb Followill in Gucci
Below - Brad Pitt
I've seen the new trainers Vans have done for KENZO and really like them but can't find them anywhere. Can you help?
These have been extremely popular, we spotted a guy wearing them on Regent Street only last week. They do sell them at Harvey Nichols and on Kenzo.com and they are releasing new styles but in limited numbers. If all that fails, YMC have a great looky-likey which has just gone into the sale.
Left - KENZO for Vans - £80
Below - YMC - Navajo Shoe - £45
I'm a grown man and I can't help nibbling at my nails all the time. It's a bad habit and I find my nails embarrassing and hide them from others. What can I do to break this cycle?
This is a hard one because you often don't know you are doing it. You could try will power but you will also need to get yourself a nail maintenance kit to keep them trim so there is no temptation to bite.
Or you could try this Stop'n'Grow product, a unique double-acting formula to help you stop biting your nails for good. Odourless and colourless its extremely bitter taste immediately deters any nibbling. Within three weeks your nails will be longer and look more attractive - so rather than hiding your hands you'll want to show them off.
I wonder if could help me, I have a pair of Paul Smith snake skin shoes, could you let me know what is the best conditioner/polish to look after them?
I asked the people who make Paul Smith's shoe care and they said Cherry Blossom Leather Cream 75ml is the best thing for the job.
Hope this helps,