Having tried the suit, I understand where 'Notorious' gets his swagger
Published 19/12/2015 | 07:00
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.