The fine art of dressing impeccably and maintaining stylish personal appearance is mostly down to choosing the very best clothing and accessories; from the finest bespoke suits in luxury wool and tweed, to the crispest shirts and most beautiful accessories. However, retaining a smart appearance also plays a part in your overall look, and for this you’re probably going to need some outside help; whether your tailoring needs cleaning, or you need the closest shave of your life, there are a few people you need to know to help you look your best at all times.
1. A bespoke tailor
Aside from your family, your tailor is almost certainly going to be the most important person in your life. With years of training and experience, a bespoke tailor can undertake a variety of tasks, from cutting patterns and informing you about fabrics, to stitching a suit by hand and conducting any necessary alterations and repairs.
2. A dry cleaner
With fine fabrics and bespoke tailoring comes the need for special care; while garments made from cotton and jersey are fine to pop in the washing machine or handwash, fine fabrics such as wool, silk and cashmere will almost certainly need dry cleaning. Your dry cleaner should be able to perform a number of tasks, including general cleaning, washing and ironing, along with specialist stain removal services.
3. A shoe repairer
A good pair of shoes might be a little more pricey in the short-term, but they’re almost certainly worth it. Spending more on decent leather footwear made by a trained expert is a great idea – as long as you plan to maintain them; polishing can be taken care of at home, but a good shoe repairer will be able to replace heels and soles, mend any broken zips and address any issues that might have arisen with the stitching.
4. A barber
Personal appearance isn’t all about the clothing; skin and hair play a big part in the equation as well. A good barber will be able to provide you with a number of things; a flattering haircut, hair treatment services, product knowledge and more popularly, a cut-throat wet shave, all in luxurious surroundings.