Meet the Team : Dean from Emporium
Meet Dean from Emporium, and the newly appointed Assistant State Manager for Victoria.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Definitely giving all my clients an experience second to none, whether they're buying a full wardrobe, a shirt, new tie, or whether they're just browsing for potential ideas. I love the fact that they walk away as confident in the Calibre product as I am.
What’s one style tip you always give your clients?
Don't be afraid to stand out for all the right reasons. Be confident when you wear something different.
How would you describe your style?
I would say European cool, with my own very clean and crisp twist.
What is one item in your wardrobe that you cannot imagine living without?
I love my suits. Perfectly fitted suits are a staple of mine.
What’s your favourite item in the store right now and why?
My favourite item in store right now would have to be the Targa Print Sports Coat. It's unique, sexy and always a head turner.
Your top three styling tips to any Man of Calibre?
1. Wear it proud
2. Have you invested in a cotton suit this summer? Switch out your cotton suit pants for a cotton Straw or Mineral (Light Grey) Pant to make your suit jacket more versatile. However, I wouldn’t recommend doing the same for a wool suit.
3. Remember you're wearing a complete look no matter what. Not just individual items.
What will be your go-to outfit this summer?
A cotton two piece suit will prove to be the most versatile addition to any man’s summer wardrobe. You can wear the full suit as one co-ordinated look, or wear each piece as a separate. I love pairing my Bay Blue Cotton Sports coat with an Ivory pant and open collared shirt to keep it fresh when the temperature rises.
Who is your ultimate style icon?
James Bond (especially Daniel Craig... tough but very stylish).
What is the most common men’s fashion faux pas you come across? How do you fix it?
It has to be untucked shirts. Tucking in a shirt shows off the length of your legs, which gives you presence when walking through a crowd. Ladies have mastered dressing to accentuate their natural shape – why shouldn’t a man do the same! Leave untucked shirts to rebellious school boys and tuck your shirt in like a gentleman.
When you are not working in-store what do you like to do?
When not working for Calibre I enjoy fishing and finding tucked away cafes all around Melbourne to try. Depending on the weather, I love to ride my motorbike through twisty roads – I’ve always been a bit of a thrill seeker.