Fashion: 5 wardrobe items which say he could be the one


There comes a time in every girl’s life when she begins to take on a more methodological approach to matters of the heart. Scientifically speaking, it begins to take effect in her mid-to-late twenties, in-between the one that got away and the one that should go away and while she remains a strong and independent woman, she can’t help but question her life choices.

That is unless she has met the one, in which case she is a unicorn or a Gucci Princetown loafer in a size 38.5! Not sure which is harder to come by… 

As the story so often goes, she begins to map out a perfectly curated list of things she looks for in a partner. You know the usual suspects like life goals, shared values and number of kids. Sure four kids would get you closer to your own Kardashian clan but there is the question of car space and the dreaded minivan. Then there are also the deal breakers like square-toed shoes, a cat and clapping when the plane lands. Unless of course you are a singleton working in fashion in which case the ball game is in a completely different park, or on another planet.

When it comes to the Vogue addicted, coffee devouring, credit card abusing twenty-something year old, there is only one questions that really matters… how compatible are your wardrobes? Because if you can’t steal his shirts from time to time, can you really last the distance? Not to mention the question of religion. He believes in Jesus and the church, you believe in Tisci and the House of Givenchy….***

We know it’s a war zone out there ladies so we have narrowed it down to 5 wardrobe items which signal that he could be the one.

***Disclaimer. If you haven’t found ‘the one, your gay best friend could be the wardrobe soul mate you have been waiting for.



A classic white shirt sans the polyseter and nylon…

If he owns a collection of classic-cut, quality white shirts, it’s time to skip the polite third date and jump straight to introducing him to your parents. Because a guy who knows the difference between cotton and linen when required and doesn’t know the meaning of nylon is like a fine wine, he will only get better with age. More importantly, he will rescue your favourite jeans from a life of ordinary and will take your summer wardrobe from basic to Parisian. Try as we may, we know nothing beats a boyfriend shirt which is actually cut for a man.



The right cuff links…

When it comes to personality traits and compatibility, it’s time to skip the star sign readings and go straight to the cuff links drawer. If his collection consists of a cute curation of superman and batman links, be prepared for more comic con dates than nights on the town. Totally fine if your idea of a superhero is the cartoon kind, however, if you are more into living and breathing superheroes like Alessandro Michele, a cute Mr. Porter box will be the sign you’re looking for. Plus if we’re really being honest, we all need cuff links for our Anna Quan shirts and heck why buy them when you can steal them from your boyfriend.



A collection of rocker tees to match his ‘suit and tie’…

Every fashion addicted singleton is a walking contradiction of adulting and just wanting to let their creative and wild side run free which is why one day she will be falling for the free-spirited muso while the next looking for a more serious ‘suit and tie’ kind of guy. But why choose between the two really?! A man who can rock a suit, as well as a distressed tee, is the kind of guy that will understand your 9-5 serious side while accepting your 5 other personalities at the same time. If he doesn’t appreciate David Bowie enough to represent him on the weekends is he really the one? Plus, what is a wardrobe without a collection of rocker tees that you and your significant other can share?



A statement fedora hat…

Sure for the fashion illiterate he probably looks like a bit of a douche, but a man that wears a fedora is assured and comfortable in his own skin. He is the kind of guy that will make you feel like a million bucks when you wear your jean and tee combination and will support you during life’s toughest choices like to loafer or heel, or to invest in that VETEMENTS tee your mum thinks you stole from your courier. Why? Because he just gets it, gets you and will take you a step closer to your Patricia and Giotto dream team. He is also scientifically proven to be more accepting of your blunt fringe and refusal to wear too much makeup.



A NYC and Paris worthy perfume collection…

Because a man who doesn’t own a Byredo collection is a man who doesn’t appreciate the finer things in life, take a peek into his perfume collection to ensure your significant other is the one who you can share a signature scent with. I mean his  Mister Marvelous will allow you to rock a woody scent with neroli undertones, that is worthy of any Soho midnight stroll, the kind that will leave the right parting note.  If he happens to have Le Labo in the mix, it’s time to make things official ladies. We want our significant other to smell like a live version of Milan after all.