Very’s Valentine’s Venues – The Men’s Guide to February 14th

Valentine’s Day is very much upon us, gents. Unless your wish is to spend the rest of the year making up for it you better have some plans in order.

You’ve got the reservations (you have, haven’t you?) and we’ve got the outfits. A splash of eau de toilette and you’re good to go. Here’s a range of scenarios you could find yourself involved in on February 14th…

Cinema Masterclass

Don’t know if you’ve heard, but the new Fifty Shades of Grey film is out this week. Unless you’re incredibly lucky (never, ever let her go!), the likelihood is you’ll be going to see that. Not one to see with the parents, embrace the raunchiness of this best seller and get inspired by the big screen. And remind her Christian Grey is just a fictional character as you drive home rather than take the private jet.

What to wear:

Cinema Masterclass

Leather Jacket – Goodsouls Mens Leather Jacket

T-Shirt – Fred Perry White Crew Neck Mens T-Shirt

JeansDiesel Tepphar 838D Slim Tapered Mens Jeans

Trainers – Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Ox Mens Plimsolls

Dinner Date

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Ah, the face-to-face meal scenario, the bread and butter of the dating world. Wining and dining has been a staple for centuries and for good reason – it can’t fail to impress. Unless you choose something off the menu you’ll be picking out your teeth for the next three hours. Or you get half the plate down your top. Remember your table manners, sir. And go easy on the garlic.

What to wear:

Dinner Date

Blazer – Ben Sherman Herringbone Mens Blazer

Shirt – Ted Baker Plain Long Sleeve Mens Shirt

Trousers – Skopes Navy Stripe Ohio Suit Mens Trousers

Brogues – Ted Baker Vineey Mens Brogue Shoes

Theatre Connoisseur

If you fancy something a little more cultured, then the theatre might appeal to the tastes of a wiley fox. Dress in a dapper suit and polish your shoes because you’re playing in the big leagues now. They say laughter is the key to the heart, so opt for a comedy to get the endorphins flowing and relax your date. Or how about a fast-paced musical? Clapping, a nod of the head and taking in the atmosphere is fine; just leave the Dad-moves at home.

What to wear:

Theatre Connoisseur

Suit – Ted Baker Semi Plain Mens Suit

Socks – Lyle & Scott Argyle Mens Socks

Oxford Shoes – Ted Baker Rogrr Oxford Toe Cap Mens Shoes

Cocktail Date

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Right, this one’s always a little tricky. We all know drinks are great for putting people at ease, especially in the conventional nerve-wracking situations. But there’s a line. Don’t cross it. It’s unlikely you’ll knock back the cocktails on a night out with the lads, but sipping a sugary treat every now and then is fine. Just take it easy and pace yourself, okay. You don’t want to be carried home slurring your words; the chances are you’ll never see them again.

What to wear:

Cocktail Date

BlazerSelected Mens Tylor Mens Blazer

Shirt – Ted Baker Mens Long Sleeve Archive Shirt

JeansRiver Island Mens Dylan Jeans

Tassel Loafers – H By Hudson Pierre Tassel Loafers

Bowling Bonanza

A throwback to your youth, this casual date is perfect for competitive couples. A night down the lanes is a little different to more mature options, but can be just as fun, especially if there’s a few drinks involved. Getting down to business you’re faced with two choices. Winning confirms your position as the alpha male but lose and there is less chance an argument will ruin the evening. Just make sure you don’t put the sides up, you’re both adults.

What to wear:

Bowling Bonanza

Polo Shirt – Replay Short Sleeve Mens Polo Shirt

Chinos – Goodsouls Slim Fit Mens Chino Trousers

Chukka Boots – Fred Perry Byron Suede Mens Chukka Boots

Cosy Night In

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Come on champ, it’s a brave move but it’s a good one. You don’t need to go all swanky to have the perfect evening. A bunch of roses, a box of chocolates, set the mood with candles and cook the both of you a delicious meal. Shell out for oysters – they’re meant to be an aphrodisiac, so you can show off your mussels. Don’t ask us how to make them Casanova; we’re only here to help with the outfits.

What to wear:

Cosy Night In

Check Shirt – Lee Mens Check Shirt

Jeans – Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Mens Jeans

Chukka BootsRiver Island 3 Eyelet Mens Chukka Boots

Apron – Morphy Richards Adjustable Black Apron

Remember to play it safe!

Steven

10th February 2015
Written by Steven

Posted by: Keneth Baldwin 11 February 2015

I loved running up & down the steps at Llandudno seafront,Blackpool Prom and at home in
Horsham park.

Posted by: Brooke 10 February 2015

I have a gift guide for guys too, we know how hard they are to buy for!
http://surreyvslondon.me/2015/02/10/the-day-of-love/