This is a special edition of my LDN Date Guide as I have been asked by to put together an outfit I think would work well for a guy for his first date. Challenge accepted!

First things first with a date, it’s hard to decide on an outfit without seeing the man in question, gauge his style, his quirks. Not to mention where the date will be, do you go casual or smart. Well I always think that old smart casual trick works best so that’s exactly what I have went for in this outfit.

Outfit For A Guy For A First Date


 Jumper £34.99 | Skinny Fit Trousers £19.99 | Shirt £14.99 | Cashmere Scarf £34.99 | Brogue Boots £34.99

I started to pair together items and then realised they were all actually from H&M. So well done H&M on some fantastic menswear.  I paired this grey cashmere blend jumper with these skinny fit trousers, I love the patches on the elbows and it’s an easy jumper to layer up with and so I have chosen a plain white shirt for underneath. For a date always go for a smarter shoe rather than a trainer unless you are going somewhere casual. This time I’ve compromised and went with a smart boot. I love these boots there are smart but really fashionable at the same time. To finish the outfit I have added a classic navy cashmere scarf. Mannequins In Window

Now here is the fun part, this week two mannequins have been placed in a shop in Brick Lane for three days which are exact replicas of two real life men, Keron and Michael who are looking for dates. You can click-through to their profiles on to learn more about them and you also have the power to vote for them to wear my outfit on their first date by voting in the Twitter competition. If they go with my outfit you are entered into the prize draw to win shopping vouchers. There are 2 x £50 and 1 x £75 up for grabs!


Head to Twitter now to vote for my outfit ‘The Minimalist‘ and hopefully win yourself some shopping vouchers and if you are single, maybe a date with the lucky men in question!?

All you have to do is vote for my outfit by heading to Match UK’s Twitter and clicking on my outfit, then tweet out the tweet that pops up to confirm your vote. The competition runs from now until Monday 17th.

Good Luck!