Dating a bad dresser
In the end, on the morning of the premiere I chose a low-key outfit that would complement Nick's clothes, opting for a Mc Queen pencil skirt, which miraculously sucks in everything, a shirt from Anthropologie and a Zara leather jacket.Stuff like: I got this sport coat because I think this color really looks good on you.Or, I love it when guys wear ties, so I thought I’d pick you up one. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make ‘em drink it, yadayadayada. If you two are out shopping and you see something he’d look good on, suggest that he try it on.For the past 50 years or so, it's been wives and girlfriends who have done much of the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping men fashionable. The modern male's inability to properly dress himself can probably be blamed on the hippies. Until the flower-power revolution of the late 1960s, it was much more common for men to care about how they looked.
The world was full of Don Drapers (we're just highlighting the fashion here, not the culturally imbedded misogyny): men who wore crisply tailored suits with cuff links and pocket squares.
When I met Nick in 1993, he was working as a TV news editor and his style could only be described as 'studenty' - and that's if you were being polite.