WORDS BY SIMON E. SMITH
Guess who's back, back again, Conor's back, tell a friend.
McGregor exudes a level of confidence that makes Bane look like a shy schoolgirl.
For The Celtic Tiger, displaying style and flair doesn't stop in the Octagon. He loves his fashion. In fact, he loves looking good so much that it's uncertain whether fighting or fashion is more important to the Irishman. In true McGregor style he said:
"These custom-made suits aren't cheap. This solid gold pocket watch, three people died making this watch. I need to put people away."
The moral to take away from this is to dress like your lifestyle depends on it. Let us break it down like a fraction.
1. TAILORED TO PERFECTION
McGregor has some of the best coaches in the world in his camp. Outside the ring he keeps himself sharp by making sure his suits fit him like a glove. That doesn’t mean knocking on the doors of Boateng or Saville Row as a tailored cheaper suit can punch well above its weight. Like McGregor’s fights, they offer something totally unique and one of a kind. Use bespoke tailoring to exaggerate quirky personality traits from the colour of the buttonholes to the jacket’s lining fabric.
2. JAB JAB PUNCH
The art of the combo - whether it's a tie or a pocket square or a left, right, left, - is that it can’t be the same. It has to contrast. Ignore this and you’ll end up looking like an Italian waiter. Prego. When it comes to socks you can be a bit more adventurous and rock out the poke dots or strips now and then. Think of your body like a house; there needs to be differences between rooms but bear in mind it's still the same house. Unless you live in a studio apartment, then this analogy makes no sense.
3. GOT SWAG?
McGregor struts around like he’s a champion regardless whether it’s pre or post fight. He’s the Liam Gallagher of the MMA world. Although he’s a chatty little fucker – McGregor that is – it’s his dress sense that helps back up his mouth. People may think you’re trying too hard but deep down they’re wishing they’d tried harder. Dress how you want other people to view you, i.e. competent, in control and a winner.