Makeover for modern man Paul

Paul Darlow with his wife Sian and all his new clothes
 at Freeport Fleetwood. Pics: Tarleton Photography
Paul Darlow with his wife Sian and all his new clothes at Freeport Fleetwood. Pics: Tarleton Photography
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This lucky dad was certainly given the A-list treatment.

Paul Darlow, of Fleetwood, has been given a stylish new look in Freeport Fleetwood’s latest competition, Modernise Your Man.

Paul Darlow with his new look   
Pic: Tarleton Photography

Paul Darlow with his new look Pic: Tarleton Photography

Skopes menswear store ran the competition to offer a local lady the chance to win a free styling session for a man in her life.

As well as receiving expert advice from their in-store menswear fashion stylists, the winner also scooped two outfits from the store: one casual outfit for everyday use, and one tailored suit for special occasions.

Sian Darlow submitted the winning entry, on behalf of her husband Paul.

She said she wanted to thank Paul for being supportive during the completion of her teacher training course at university.

Paul Darlow's new look

Paul Darlow's new look

Sian has been working towards her degree while Paul had also been studying, working, and helping to raise their two young boys together.

While he excelled in the husband department, she felt his uniform of baggy sportswear meant his wardrobe could definitely benefit from the addition of a few sharp suits. And with Sian’s graduation ceremony coming up, Paul wanted to dress to impress on the special day.

Paul spent the day with Sian at Skopes being measured, advised, and waited on hand and foot to choose a suit the couple were both happy with.

He walked away with a navy fitted suit, accompanied by a cool blue hairline stripe shirt, and fuchsia knitted tie.

The look was completed with a patterned salmon pocket square to add an extra touch of suaveness.

For his casual outfit, Paul chose a stone-coloured striped jacket, a long sleeved blue and white stripe shirt, vibrant pocket square and casual jeans for a smart day-to-day look.

Sian Darlow said: “Paul always bought himself clothes before we had our children, but since we had our boys he hasn’t really treated himself, so this was a real treat for both of us.

“I am so grateful to Paul for all of his support during my studies and this is my way of saying thank you and to get us both ready for my graduation.”

John Magee, centre manager for Freeport Fleetwood, said: “We’ve never run a competition before where a stylish man on your arm is the prize.

“Paul looked really dapper after his Skopes makeover and we hope Sian will enjoy her graduation even more having a super-smart husband by her side.”

Established over 60 years ago in the heart of the textile industry, Skopes offers a full range of quality tailoring, casual wear and accessories.

The Skopes collections include a wide variety of mix and match suits, jackets, blazers, evening wear and trousers to suit all budgets.

Stuart Hurst, store manager for Skopes, said: “Working with Paul was great, he was really keen to try some new looks and was really pleased with the two outfits we put together for him.”

For more information see www.freeport-fleetwood.com and like the Facebook page.