Saturday 29 April 2017

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

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
Mark McConville

Mark McConville

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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