Saturday 25 February 2017

Having tried the suit, I understand where 'Notorious' gets his swagger

Mark McConville

Mark McConville

Mark McConville gets fitted out in the style of Conor McGregor by Louis Copeland in his store on Capel Street, DublinPhoto: Damien Eagers
Mark McConville gets fitted out in the style of Conor McGregor by Louis Copeland in his store on Capel Street, DublinPhoto: Damien Eagers
Conor McGregor with tailor Louis Copeland

Committed independent.ie reporter - and keen UFC fan - Mark McConville ventured to Louis Copeland to road test the McGregor look:

I usually only wear suits for weddings and special occasions. But my appreciation of a well-cut suit has increased since Conor McGregor burst onto the scene.

McGregor always looks like a showman and that's partially down to what he wears.

So I ventured to McGregor's favourite designer Louis Copeland on Capel Street.

Copeland has decked Conor out in suits for several years and says a lot of young lads come in specifically looking for 'the McGregor look'.

I was fitted with a smart three-piece pinstripe suit and outlandish polka dot bow tie. With the suit on, I couldn't help but feel good. It definitely adds a spring to your step.

Now I understand where McGregor gets some of that confidence.

How to get the McGregor look:

1) Grow a well-kept beard, but not too long - you don't want to look like Tom Hanks in 'Cast Away'.

2) Wear a three-piece suit, bow tie, cutaway collar, slim-fit trousers, pocket handkerchief and contrasting brogues.

3) Adventurous hairstyles sometimes work - see Conor's current do.

But sometimes they don't - see Conor's cornrows.

4) Fisticuffs stance is optional.

5) Tattoos and lots of them - wild animals, quasi-religious iconography and your own surname on your abdomen are all goers.

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