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!
Men’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.
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.