Tim Gunn's Man Makeovers
Watch Tim meet his makeover candidates.
When it comes to style, Tim says most men suffer from arrested development. "Women have a fervor for fashion. They know that they need to be updated, and they're very aware of what's going on," he says. "Men get a look that they're comfortable with and they simply stay there."
As a result, Tim says most men make bad choices. "Men wear clothes that are too big for them," he says. "Silhouette, proportion and fit are our friends, and they will serve us well."
Tim wants to help Larry leave the '80s behind. "Talk about woeful," he says. "I will say this, though. Larry was working a rocker look, and he really is a rocker. He belongs to a band, so at least there's an excuse."
Larry says his new look rocks. "It's very different, for sure. Exact opposite," he says. "But I like it, and I might try to stick with this."
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No longer in the service, this 38-year-old has created his own daily uniform—a white T-shirt, jeans and work boots. "Josh dresses like the Fonz," Heidi says.
His mission, should he choose to accept it, is a makeover from Tim. "I dare you the make me look better than I do right now," Josh says.
The first thing Tim did was take Josh to the salon. "In working with all these gentlemen, I never want to make anyone into my dress-up doll. It was all about respecting who they are at their core and making them better, enhancing them," he says. "Frankly, I didn't want to take Josh's beard completely off."
Tim also brought Josh's look from Happy Days to modern day with stylish boots, a pair of jeans with a good fit, an updated leather jacket, a sweater and a classic dress shirt. "I feel like a new man," Josh says.
Shirt: Armani; sweater: John W. Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com; jacket: Alexander Brown, Nordstrom.com; pants: AG Adriano Goldschmied, Nordstrom.com; shoes: Donald Pilner in espresso
Daniel's mullet is history, which he says was hard to let go. "The idea is definitely growing on me," Daniel says. "I feel amazing. Definitely a confidence booster."
Jacket: Hugo Boss, Nordstrom.com; shirt: Robert Graham, Nordstrom.com; belt: Robert Graham, Nordstrom.com; boots: Lounge by Mark Nason, style 71799; sunglasses: Nordstrom.com
With his long, bleached goatee, tattered cowboy hat and oversize clothes, Jason has fallen victim to what Tim calls the comfort trap."I call it the slobification of America," he says. "And we must stop it."
Before changing Jason's look, Tim says he used the Socratic Method to find out what Jason envisioned for himself. "[I had] a Q&A with Jason about how he sees himself and who his own style mentors are," he says. "We got to Tim McGraw and the country western aspects and using a classically tailored jacket with a nod to western wear with the western yoke and, of course, a pair of jeans that fit and a great cowboy boot that he loves." Tim also swapped Jason's ratty straw hat with a sleek cowboy hat.
Jason says he feels fantastic. "You wouldn't believe the looks I always got," he says.
"For all the wrong reasons," Tim says.
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But Tim's team wanted to bring out more of Adam's best features. "We did a little [hair]dying because we wanted there to be a little more of a difference between Adam's original haircolor and his skin," Tim says. "When he came back I said, 'They dyed your hair to match your eyebrows.' And he said, 'No, they dyed my eyebrows too.'"
"As Tim would say, I think we're making it work," Adam says.
Jeans: Nordstrom.com; shoes: Too Boot NY, Nordstrom.com; shirt: Hugo Boss; vest: Neil Barrett; tie: Dolce & Gabbana, Nordstrom.com
Watch Tim confront Aaron about his sweater stash
Tim also updated Aaron's look by shaving his mustache and convincing him to lose his pleated pants. "It was all he was wearing," Tim says. "You look slimmer in these pants."
T-shirt: Calvin Klein, Nordstrom.com; sweater: Nordstrom.com; jacket: Faconnable, Nordstrom.com; pants: Zanella, Nordstrom.com; shoes: Dolce & Gabbana, Nordstrom.com
In fact, Russell's wife says she used Russell's man bag as a diaper bag once they got home.
Now, Oprah wants a chance to make things right by having Tim give Russell a look he'll love.
Suit: Zaharoff; shirt: Ike Behar, Nordstrom.com; belt: Hugo Boss; tie: Zegna; pocket scarf: Santorelli