Rank Up Your Wardrobe We took this Navy man from fatigued threads to stylish soldier
At ease, sailor – these essential style orders are surprisingly easy to follow
JUSTIN’S SHIP-SHAPE IN HIS WORK unform, but in his downtime he looks like a school boy back from PT practice. His wife emailed us and asked for to give him a style upgrade. “The only think he looks good in is his Navy uniform and he owns 12 pairs of shorts,” she says. Our advice, happy wife, happy life.
1/ Blazer Trail
A slim-fit blazer is a great wardrobe staple, but you don’t want to blend in with all the other guys competing for the same look. Opt for something that shows you have a great personality, and that you pay attention to detail. Start with a blazer in an unexpected colour, like burgundy, olive green or khaki – it will spice up any casual outfit without sacrificing your style.
2/ Upgrade Tour Tees
Sure, there’s an emotional tie to each of your old worn out looking t-shirts, but it’s time to upgrade. Make room in your cupboard for a handful of well-made, printed or solid T-shirts in neutrals like white, gray, and olive. Logo tees will hold back your style, but cool graphic prints make any outfit interesting.
3/ Invest in Jeans
Finding that perfect pair of well-fitting jeans is worth the effort. Look for three must-have qualities: a slim fit, darker wash, and 5% elastin – and you’ll be able to wear your jeans just about anywhere. Comfort is crucial, after all.
Blazer R8 399 T-Shirt R899 Sneakers R1 999 Ben Sherman 510 jeans R899 Levi’s at Edgars
NAME: LIEUTENANT JUSTIN LABUSCHAGNE LOCATION: SIMON’S TOWN NAVAL BASE OCCUPATION: OIC HOUSING INSPECTORATE