Ronan Summers chats to The Idle Man

Ronan Summers chats to The Idle Man

We caught up with none other than London's very own Ronan Summers, whose blog The Wild Swans is a one stop shop for men's fashion and style tips. 

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Here at The Idle Man we've been searching the globe to bring you exclusive interviews with the most promising new talent in the world of fashion. We've been tracking down everyone from bloggers to models and rounding up their best style tips and fashion advice so you can stay ahead of the curve and looking fresh.

This time we've been chatting to Londoner Ronan Summers whose blog The Wild Swans has seen him collaborate with some of the world's leading brands and designers. The list of brands which have shown his blog support reads like a who's who of top industry names. Naturally we couldn't wait to see what advice he had to offer us and share it with you.

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So how was your 2015? Any major highlights?

My 2015 was really full on; I been travelled almost non-stop around the globe for business and pleasure, and that's something that truly makes me grow in many different ways, so I can't complain at all, even if it can be tiring! Regarding my major highlights apart from traveling, I was able to work on digital projects with some amazing brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Kenzo and Ted Baker (to name a few).

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What song do you have on repeat at the moment?

I thought I'd never say this, but I've been obsessed with “Sorry by Justin Bieber” for weeks! The beat is just so gripping

What's the most important thing about a guy's style to you?

I think you have to own your style and rock it.. so confidence is definitely a major factor when it comes to getting a guy's style right. Whether it's just a white T-shirt and jeans or a three piece dinner suit. Nothing is sexier than being comfortable in your own skin and with what you wear.

What fashion advice do you have for men?

Get your size right! When you go shopping, make sure you always find the right size trousers, suit jacket and shirt - ask for help if you are a bit unsure. And again, be confident in your own style and don't be scared of trying new things on, you might be surprised.

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1 tip to grow your Instagram account?

The best way is to post nice, interesting photos! I think creating an account where you gather all the beautiful things in your life is always the best tip, as Instagram is such a visual app. Another good tip is to communicate with other users and be consistent with the way you post, that helps a lot too.

What's the one thing that you never want to see a guy wearing?

UGGs boots or similar on guys, I've seen them around a few times. And that's just a big no-no for me. (even on girls)
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Worst dating experience?

That's a secret between me and them, haha! I'm not mean enough to out them in public.

What plans do you have for 2016?

I was really planning to go somewhere like Prague or a ski holiday, but I can't face another airport for this year. Instead, I think I will be chilling with some friends and my partner, enjoying the good company and a glass of champagne (or two) – I'll be straight to work and dealing with fashion week in London, Milan and Paris from the 8th of January.

Who is the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?

That's a hard question – I'm really impressed by Colin Firth's effortless British style, nothing beats a well dressed British man wearing Savile row tailorings. On the other side, I love Monaco's Prince Pierre Casiraghi's cool European style. It instantly transports me back to luxe beach Holidays in France where everything looks magnificent.

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