By Pidson Kareire
Today, men are taking on a more personal approach to dressing. They are separating formal dressing from casual and creating a unique look that suits their personalities. This happens even with suits.
However, some circumstances will require toning down on personal styles. For instance, on job interview you should conform to the expected attire standards until you land the job.
However, in most cases, shopping can be distressing for men, but there are ways to make it quick, easy and enjoyable. So, when you are heading for the dreaded, you need to go to places where items are well organised. Places where labels, sizes, prices and colours are well sorted. Otherwise, with all the styles out there, it can be confusing when choosing an executive suit.
Go with someone who understands your physique to help you choose a suit that will fir you well. Some guys, who donâ€™t know which suits look good on them can consult their wives or girlfriends when buying suits.
However, shopping is not only for women. Although women make better choices, they need company to complement their confidence as they make choices. It is easy to shop if you do it as a family or group.
Those who still cannot handle the idea of going shopping, have the option of ordering for suits by phone. Most malls and shops in Kampala advertise in the newspapers and give their phone numbers.
Thankfully, menâ€™s fashions donâ€™t change as often as womenâ€™s. This gives them an opportunity to stick to the labels they like most.
Most men are particular about their suits. In terms of material blend they prefer suits made in Italy. Common Italian designers include Leonard Di Venchy, Robert Daniel, Lamberts, Robert Simon, Francesco Armmani, Fabio Ferri, Massino Jolli, Anrico Martini, Michael Morgan and Valentino. Such suits range from sh350,000 to sh600,000 and they are well organised.
Robert Ahimbisibwe, the proprietor of Select Garments in downtown, says shopping is easy when one goes with a colleague. â€œIn fact, it is easier when men shop with women because women know what they like their husbands to wear,â€ says Ahimbisibwe.
If you are on a tight budget and looking to put together a basic and functional wardrobe the best places are Mutasa Kafeero Plaza and JB Plaza, but for some details one must still pay a visit to Select Garments where Italian suits are well organised.
On the other hand, it is exciting to learn of a European men-swear label. It is is affordable and accessible to many people. The label pays great attention to the kind of detail and styling typically found in Uganda today. The clothes are cool, comfortable and easy to maintain.
However, even with the so many offers in town, it is surprising that some people cannot remember the last time they bought a piece of clothing.