The Modern Man: Date Dress Code

The Modern Man: Date Dress Code

Knowing what to wear on a date can be a difficult task at the best of times. The goal is to leave your date thinking they don’t need to change anything about you, your clothes included. To do so, always keep it smart casual to be on the safe side, add a splash of not too over powering fragrance and you have the recipe for success.

Hugo Boss; The Cloakroom

The Tasting Menu

Never wear a full suit and tie, unless you absolutely love it! The way you dress needs to reflect your personal style not the office style, so the idea is to be relaxed and enjoy yourself. Opt for a clean and simple aesthetic and don’t make the mistake of overdressing on a first date. If the spot you are headed to does require a smarter look, we suggest you go for separates. A sharp tailored blazer option from The Cloakroom in your wardrobe will keep you prepared and a basic yet well cut trouser in a complementary colour from Mitchell Ogilvie will seal the deal.

Orlebar Brown and Montblanc outfits
Montblanc; Orlebar Brown

Daytime Luxe

The most impressive silhouette is a button-down shirt. At Hugo Boss there are shirt styles ranging from chambray and paisley to plain white, or if you are brave enough to play with colour and texture, Mitchel Ogilvie will have an option with an injection of fun. Never skip out on fit and fabric when choosing a shirt, a bespoke option from The Cloakroom will get the required result and embroidered initials on the cuff will show your taste for the finer things in life. Remember a slim fit will enhance your physique and a linen shirt from Orlebar Brown will be breathable and limit the sweats in summer. If you are in a too smart or too casual situation, tuck the shirt in with a leather belt from Montblanc as it will elevate the look, an open collar will add a casual appeal.


The Activity Date

Jeans or chinos from GANT are a great option for a contemporary look and a tailored pair will dress you up where as a cuffed leg will add contrast to a plain shirt through slight detail. Colour wise, stick to dark shades for night time and light shades for day.

Ermenegildo Zegna shoes side by side
Ermenegildo Zegna; Mitchell Ogilvie

The Dancefloor Date

A sneaker or a classic boot from Zegna will take you places, after all shoes have the power to make or break your outfit! A customised Italian leather brogue from Mitchell Ogilvie will give you an elegant appeal and a loafer will add a leisurely tone.

Hugo Boss

Want to be remembered on the night for the right reason? Opt for a modern unique fragrance from Hugo Boss or Mitchell Ogilvie.

Visit Edward Street Brisbane to browse the above listed boutiques for the perfect date day or night wardrobe.

About Edward Street

Of historical importance in Brisbane’s CBD, Edward St has emerged as Queensland’s most prestigious and exciting retail precinct. Adjoining the internationally renowned Queen Street Mall, it’s where contemporary glamour meets traditional craftsmanship in a quintessentially subtropical environment.