Outside Prada

by Lee Oliveira on September 26, 2010

One of my secrets that I would like to share with you all is that I am a obsessed with Prada. Last week I just wanted to “have a look” at their new collection, so there I was on my way to Prada.

As I was arriving at the store in Sydney, I saw this stylish guy outside wearing the most amazing black suit. I thought straight away, this will be my next post “Outside Prada

His name is Kevin and he was wearing Prada from head to toe and also wearing one of my favourite fragrance “Prada Infusion

Kevin wears head to toe Prada, sunglasses by Marc Jacobs and fragrance Prada Infusion by Prada

I always wanted to photograph some guy in a impeccable black slim fit suit and show the importance of having such a versatile piece in a male’s wardrobe. Similar to a lady having their LBD.

Here are some great tips for you to find your perfect Black Suit:


  • Make sure you know your exact size – if you are not sure ask for help
  • A single breasted suit is recommended.
  • 100% wool – you can wear it year round.
  • 1 buttons or 2 buttons will look more stylish and versatile.
  • For the perfect lapel go for a classic like this.
  • Single or double jacket vent.
  • Flat front pants are best.
  • Tailored pants. A baggy pant really isn’t flattering for anyone.
  • No cuffs on the pants (unless you are over 70)
  • Check the fit and if necessary take it to a tailor.

“never do the bottom button up” – it’s wrong and it hurts my eyes.

I hope these tips helped you and for all those ladies out there, tell your partners.

Ps.. My credit card took a beating that day as well …. Oops!

Thanks Kev!


{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

My Republic of Fashion September 26, 2010

He is looking snazzy! Love his suit. :)SarahD
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Max McDougall September 26, 2010

Amazing suit and great fit!

Oh the joy that could come when wearing head to toe Prada! I’ll keep dreaming!


Laura Tenshi September 26, 2010

I agree, the suit is impeccable and looks perfect on him. I am sorry your credit card is having a rough time, love is pain :)) Love for clothes, that is.
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Manon September 26, 2010

He is wearing a lovely suit.
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Fortheloveoffashion September 26, 2010

Oh WOW. That man is impeccably stylish! Great post :)

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jemina September 26, 2010

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Not A Paper Cup September 26, 2010

Glad you are sharing the suit tips…most guys just get it totally wrong!! 😉
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Punctuation Mark September 26, 2010

all Prada??? the suit is great… thanks for the b-day wishes!
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A Brit Greek September 26, 2010

He’s looking sharp! Love it!
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ryan September 26, 2010

Kevin is one very stylish man xoxo
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Ashley September 26, 2010

He is very dapper! gotta love a man in a good suit
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style-haus September 27, 2010

he looks very sharp. wears the suit so well

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Couture Carrie September 27, 2010

Fantastic pics and tips!


KC September 27, 2010

great tips. i’ll be buying my own suit some time soon when i start working. and talk about prada obsession both of you have. haha!! well, that’s a pricey vice.

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Tanvi September 27, 2010

Wow! Great tips and he looks dapper! :)
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Marchmusings September 27, 2010

Such a sharp, neat dresser.
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Esther September 27, 2010

100% wool, what about summer ??
thanks for the tip, i ll tell to my boyfriend =D

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Jude September 27, 2010

That is one dapper dude! Worth the credit card beating :) (we all need a weakness for something).
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Ree September 27, 2010

This is such a brilliant post. I am sending all the boys I know your way!


The Photodiarist September 27, 2010

Damn! He looks sharp!!
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Sherin September 27, 2010

I am such a sucker for a guy in a suit. He looks remarkable. And yes, I agree: a black suit for a guy, is like a girl’s LBD.

jemina September 27, 2010

Lee dearest, that guy somehow reminds me of Men In Black. He is so HOT and Dapper, and one of my faves perfume is Prada too :)). Wishing you a happy and beautiful day sweetie, LOVE always, Jemina, xoxo
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Purses Pastries Etc... September 27, 2010

Quintessential Prada — perfect photos!
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Jaime September 27, 2010

Great pics- he is very stylish!
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Anthea September 27, 2010

He certainly does look impeccable! I will definitely keep your tips in mind!
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style'n September 27, 2010

Prada is one my favorites by far especially for women’s handbags! Excellent tips-sending them to my hubby :)
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copywaitress September 27, 2010

great tips! Lee you are irreplaceable :) xoxo
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Lenne September 27, 2010

Those are great tips! Now I know a little more about menswear 😀
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sam September 27, 2010

He is shutting-it-down loving this post and the tips are great you should do a book 😉


Andy Santana September 27, 2010

Adorei o look black total… beijao …
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Camila F. September 27, 2010

Sensacional! Muito elegante mesmo, incrível como você encontra as pessoas mais interessantes nas ruas.
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K N O C K Y O U F O R S I X September 28, 2010

Heya Lee!

NZFW was soo much fun!! I really didn’t put enough effort into taking photos as I was so caught up in everything else so hopefully next year I will be more organised and may even bring a photographer along! Ruby was such a great collection huh! The show itself was really personal which made a huge difference to the other standard on-site shows throughout the week.

Hope you’ve had a nice weekend and enjoying all the milan FW coverage, this month seems to be fashion fashion fashion!! Oh and yes I got to meet Gala Gonzalez really briefly, she seemed so lovely and genuine so that def made my day!

Hpe you’ve been well x
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Grit and Glamour September 28, 2010

You’re right, Lee…it is like an LBD! Great style and tips.

I want to see what you bought. Give us a peek?!

♥ V

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Andy Santana September 28, 2010

Se vc curte Kelly Rowland q nem eu… daki a poko passe lá no blog q colocarei as fotos da festa de lançamento da revista. beijokas
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Maddy September 28, 2010

You’re so right!! A LBD for men indeed! I think he looks do handsome in his sleek suit! Wish I coud convince the hubby to wear something as luxe as this!

Kristin September 28, 2010

Kevin looks amazingly fierce in those duds!

anna! September 28, 2010

He looks good.
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Audrey Allure September 28, 2010

Like his suit! :)

Monique September 29, 2010

Copying and Pasting and emailing to my BF right now!!! Great tips!
xo M
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Fashion Profiles September 29, 2010

That guy has an eye for style… And you always have the best choices Lee when it comes to your features… =)
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Andy Santana September 29, 2010

Linda! obrigado pelo carinho… beijokas
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Bionica September 30, 2010

Pradalicious =)
good tips

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RAEZ September 30, 2010

great streetstyle photos! he’s so stylish!

xx raez

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We love you Prada!!! OMG we love you! http://whatwouldkarldo.com
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So sleek, sophisticated, stylish- we heart Prada xx
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Shin September 30, 2010

Wow! What a chic gentlement! I like that he looks so confident from head to toe!! xxoxooxoxoo

fashion butter September 30, 2010

Yes, so love a silm fit. I get all of my husbands suits (and shirts) taken it at the waist to get this look.
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alexandre September 30, 2010

Amei os óculos!!!

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