Jerome’s Guide to - Dressing for a Date

Well men, it’s that time of the year again, Valentines Day. Whether you dread or love the day, when you’re in a relationship the celebration is virtually inevitable. But hey, maybe your special someone isn’t into Valentine’s. We’re here to show you appropriate date night looks for the other 364 days of the year as well! Here are some tips on how to dress for three of the most common dates.

The Dinner Date
Our number one choice is a blazer. Avoid too much detailing and keep it simple. Pair that with a button up shirt and your good to go. This should be the base of your dinner date attire. Depending on the restaurant or your plans before/after you can swap out dress pants for coloured chinos or even a dark wash jean. It’s important to look like you put effort into your outfit and didn’t just run straight from the office.

The Pub Date
If your partner is a little more laid back you can always opt for a more casual date at a pub or bar (we don’t advise it but, hey to each their own). In this case you want to stray from a blazer, but again, try to avoid looking like you made zero effort. A pair of trousers, or your favourite, dark wash jeans paired with a cardigan or v-neck sweater is a great option. It’s comfortable but still looks put together.

The Movie Date
The movies, a classic date night local. Two important things to keep in mind:
1.)You will be sitting for anywhere between an hour and a half and three hours.
2.)It’s near impossible to predict what the temperature will be at the theatre.
Comfort is key! At Jerome’s we don’t believe you have to sacrifice style for comfort. Layers are our go to option. When executed well they can have the perfect balance of looking put together and laid back at the same time, which is what you want to shoot for. Not only is it comfortable but layers can be removed or kept on depending on the temperature in the theatre. You don’t want to look frumpy so try and insure that your layers a little more fitted. Try a v-neck tee, cardigan or flannel, and a light jacket. On the bottom we suggest denim (a medium or dark wash) or corduroy pant in a neutral shade (such as tan). 

While there are hundreds of different dates you take your special someone one these styling ideas can work for many of them (except for rock climbing…definitely wouldn’t climb rocks in chinos). Don’t be afraid to add some pattern, texture and of course colour to your looks as well. It will add interest and make you look put together. Happy Valentine’s Day!