This Is How A Man-Makeover Can Boost Your Appearance

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A man makeovers!? Yes, guys. Makeovers are no longer just for ladies. Personal stylist, Tracy Gold, shows us the difference the right clothing makes.

I recently conducted a few male makeovers in the Kurt Geiger store in Sandton City to demonstrate the difference the right clothing can make to a man’s look.

This Fabian’s makeover

His build:

Fabian has very broad shoulders with a narrow torso and legs.  The aim is to de-emphasise his shoulders and add a little bulk to his torso and legs.

His look before:

This baggy jersey fits his shoulders, but gives his torso no shape

What I did for Fabian’s makeover and why:

  • The v-neck of the pullover works to de-emphasise his shoulders, drawing the eye down his body instead of across his shoulders.
  • The fact that the pullover is sleeveless works well as it doesn’t have to fit his shoulders and fit his torso.
  • He can wear this pullover over baggy tee shirts to give them shape.
  • The pullover adds a bit of bulk to his torso, giving his build balance.
  • The slim leg trousers (rather than skinny styles) works to add a little bit of extra bulk to his legs.


Fabian before and after

Fabian before and after

All the clothing in the after shot is from Kurt Geiger

Check out another makeover, and more from Tracy at Makeovers for Men.

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Here’s What A Man Makeover Can Do For You

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  1. James

    July 28, 2015 at 12:56

    What is the difference between skinny and slim leg?

    • JonJo

      July 28, 2015 at 16:50

      I agree, what is the difference?

      • HeinRich

        July 28, 2015 at 16:52

        One looks like a man is wearing stockings, the other looks normal. guess which is which.

  2. GregZA

    July 28, 2015 at 16:51

    All in all, how much does his new get up cost?

  3. Tracy Gold

    September 13, 2015 at 08:25

    I’m sorry guys, I only saw these comments now. The skinny is much tighter in the calf and ankle area. The slim leg is a little wider in the calf and ankle and often covers the top of your shoe, thus making your legs look a bit longer. In the before photograph, his trousers are a bit baggy for his shape. In the after pic, the slim leg lives him an slim line look…if that makes sense.

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