Do you really need special drapes for your male clients?

May 13th, 2015 by Kim Bolsover

I think so.

Read on to find out why and for some great ideas of how to make the most of the Men’s Drape Set in your business – even if you don’t cater for male clients!

mens starter drapes setMen’s drape set contains:

  • 20+ standard drapes (suit, shirt and tie fabrics)
    please check the website for the actual number of drapes currently available

    Each drape is labelled with both Tonal and Seasonal directions.
    Men’s drapes are only available in the standard size – 28 x 48cm (11 x 19 ins).
    You can print out a list of the contents of the drapes in this set in the wholesale catalogue.

Tips and advice

The men’s drape set is intended as an additional tool for colour and image work with your male clients. In my opinion, you also need one of our other drape sets for comparison purposes to help you select the correct colour direction (either seasonal or tonal) first for your client.

This men’s drape set contains suit, shirt and tie fabrics, specifically for demonstrating different textures, patterns, prints and, most importantly, how to put combinations together for shirt, suit and tie.

I work out which season or tonal direction they are first by using my ‘normal’ drapes but when it comes to showing them how to put together a whole outfit properly, I need to include suit textures, shirt fabrics, and tie patterns – don’t you?

Keep adding new drapes to your collection

The men’s drapes are not dyed by us and we use off-the-shelf fabrics, which means we have no control over consistent supplies. Please check the wholesale catalogue list of men’s drapes to see which ones are currently available.

However, I see this as a great benefit to my business; we usually manage to replace drapes those that are being phased out with something similar or more up to date and so, over the years, I have just added all the new ones to my collection, which now caters for virtually all situations. I would encourage you to do the same, and collect any men’s suit, shirt and tie fabrics that you can.

Business Tip

Use the men’s drapes with your female clients

I use the suit fabrics in particular with my female style and image clients who need advice on formal clothes for, say, a return to work, promotion, or change of job, plus any other event that requires more formal dress like weddings, christenings and funerals.

I’ve found many of the patterns and textures from the men’s drape set really useful when trying to explain scale and proportion to my female clients too.

They just love the fact that we have some real fabrics to touch and try alongside some of their best colours from their previous colour analysis. It just ties everything together and makes the whole session more fun too.


Why haven’t you already got what you want?

May 5th, 2015 by Kim Bolsover

How would you know?

  • Do you actually know exactly what you want?
  • Have you written it down?

If you don’t have any specific goals, then how do you know if you haven’t already got what you want?

I asked 10 image consultants a series of 6 extremely searching questions on this very subject on the live 3 Steps to Success event.

We talked about how our habits stop us from changing, and then we discussed where these habits come from, and how we could all take steps to change the habits of a lifetime to help us achieve our goals.

Bob Proctor said, “Purpose leads to vision; vision leads to goals.”

  • Do you know what your purpose on the planet is?
  • Do you have a clear vision for your life?

If you don’t, then you’ve no chance of knowing what you want or what your goals are.

When you know your purpose and have a clear vision of what you want, you can then set your goals.

When you set goals, that forces you to change, and you have to change your habits.


On the DVD version of this event, in the notes, I suggest you pause the video and answer these 6 questions for yourself.

This could change your life – forever!

It certainly changed mine when I went through just this one exercise with my business mentor a few years ago.

Now I’m determined to keep teaching this until everyone gets to fathom out who they are, what their purpose is, and what their goals are so they can change their habits and get what they really, really want.

Because if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got!

And that isn’t what we want at all!


Work through the 6 questions

to help you fathom out exactly what your purpose is, what your vision for your life is, and how to set realistic goals for what you really, really want.

This exercise is on Disk 2 of my most excellent program 3 Steps to Success for Image Consultants.

Plus you’ll learn loads more about yourself and how to run a successful business.

Check out the webpage for full details.


And then check your answers with me

  • With 6 months’ personal email support from me
  • Or in our exclusive online group In The Pink which is only for those who have trained with me

And let’s get your business on the road!