This Man Wants To Teach You How To Dress
David Gandy—the impossibly ripped runway model beloved of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana—has observed something about his fellow (let’s not say lesser) men. “It’s hard not to notice that some guys don’t know how to dress. It’s not like they don’t want to know, they just don’t know how,” Gandy explained. Here’s a case of catwalker to the rescue: Last night in Piccadilly, Gandy launched his own style guide for guys—one available as an app for the iPhone, iTouch, and iPad.
“I’ve been lucky to work with stylists, groomers, tailors, and designers—and I’ve learned very simple, effective ways of making the most of the clothes I wear,” the Essex-raised model said. To help, he’s called on friends Joe Ottaway (of Liberty London), designer Richard James, and Andreas Kronthaler (Vivienne Westwood’s husband and right-hand man). Sure, he’s now a top male model (and the only man to win the BFC’s Model of the Year trophy), but, as he said, “Coming from a non-fashion background, I’ve made various fashion faux pas over the years. I’ve learned the hard way about what does and doesn’t work. Subtle changes and a few tweaks can make a big difference to the way you look. And I am happy to pass all that on.” Dolce discount, presumably, not included.