When it comes to shopping for my husband, one of my favourite go-to gift ideas is new clothing. I have a love of fashion that I’ve gradually passed on to Jeremy, in large part by giving him outfits that I think are especially stylish.
Because of that, I’m always on the lookout for new online shops that have trendy clothing for men. When I discovered The Idle Man online boutique, I knew I’d found a new favourite spot for affordable and fashionable menswear. And I was thrilled when I got the chance to choose a Valentine’s Day outfit to review.
The Idle Man clothing ranges from completely comfortable to fresh and fashionable. I wanted a combination of the two extremes for my Valentine’s Day outfit. Casually dressy is my husband’s favourite look when we go out and I wanted to showcase that with my choices.
For pants, I chose the Straight Leg Chinos in Navy. These dark blue slacks are simple enough to look great with a printed t-shirt on a casual day but look instantly dressy when paired with a nice jacket or blazer. My husband has some dressier grey pants already so I liked the idea of adding a little more colour to his wardrobe with the navy blue.
To make the outfit pop, I added the Long Sleeve Breton Stripe T-Shirt in Off White & Navy. This long-sleeve shirt may seem simple, but the stripes give it a bold stand-out look that I loved. It dresses up jeans and also adds a casual touch when worn under a nice jacket.
I finished the outfit with the Smart Check Coach Jacket in Navy. My husband has a heavier grey blazer jacket but in the spring or warmer winter weather, it’s too thick to wear. I wanted him to have something equally dressy but lighter weight and this jacket was the ideal solution. And the checkered pattern gave it a fun and fresh touch that I especially liked.
Overall, I was delighted with the style and quality of the items I received. And the prices were incredibly reasonable as well! While I chose pieces that were all from The Idle Man brand, the boutique has so many other great menswear brands to offer that I know I’ll be able to find the perfect outfit for any occasion.
I can’t wait to surprise Jeremy with his Valentine’s Day outfit this year and I know he’ll look great when we head out for a romantic dinner. But all three of these pieces will also be useful all year long when mixed and matched with other pieces. For clothes that are fun, fresh and stylish, The Idle Man has plenty of options that will suit any man’s tastes. Browse the selection and see what outfit your man might love!
The Idle Man, a menswear based retailer, catering to the style conscious man. Hosting brands such as Champion, Farah and Dickies, The Idle Man is a go-to destination for men. Alongside the online shop, The Idle Man Manual is a blog dedicated to offering style advice as well as stories and guides about music, grooming and lifestyle.