Tim Gunn

is an American fashion consultant, television personality, actor, and voice actor.

Hosted AMAs

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TheTimGunn2309 karma

Congratulations! You're lucky to have a shape! Show it off, belt it, avoid shapeless apparel. Buy clothes that accentuate your own shape. And on the topic of is it a dress or a top, when did the legging become a pant?


I want to know when it happened.

It's vulgar. Plain and simple. It's way too much.

TheTimGunn2247 karma

Someone asked what's my best life advice, and deleted their comment: Take the high road.

No matter how much stress, or strain, or consternation you are facing, take the high road.

You will never regret it.

However, when the high road gets so high that you get a nosebleed, get off it. My mother could do that to me. She'd say "take the high road, take the high road, take the high road…"

TheTimGunn2009 karma

Hahaha! Heidi, Nina and I were on Larry King during season 3, and Larry declared, 30 seconds before we were going on air, that he had never seen the show and was it about an airport?

TheTimGunn1876 karma

Can you imagine being a host and declaring that to your guests?

TheTimGunn1742 karma

Erik is introducing me to /r/MaleFashionAdvice.

TheTimGunn1740 karma

Well, regardless of your size or shape, I subscribe to 3 elements that must be in harmony and balance at all times.

They are:

  • Silhouette
  • Proportion
  • And FIT.

And it works. And men: don't wear the untucked shirttail. It cuts you in half, which is a very bad proportion. Think of yourself as a series of thirds. So when the shirt is tucked in, you're 1/3 on top, 2/3 on the bottom.

A couple of things for the not-so-diminutive man: avoid any prints that are large scale, because you will look like the print is wearing you, as opposed to you wearing the print. And at all costs, avoid clothes that are too big. The more volume your clothes have, the more volume you appear to have.

TheTimGunn1716 karma

  • A basic black dress
  • A blazer
  • A day dress, preferably wrap
  • A pair of dress pants
  • A classic white shirt
  • A pair of dark wash jeans
  • A cashmere sweater
  • A trenchcoat (you can wear it to the opera, you can wear it to the grocery store)
  • A stiletto, a pump, and a ballet flat

TheTimGunn1697 karma

Oh my god.

1) Going out to dinner

2) Weddings (I run into men all the time who proudly tell me they don't own a suit, and my first question for them is "What about weddings or funerals?" and they say "I would never wear a suit to a wedding or funeral" and I say "What about the deceased? Or their friends or family? Isn't it disrespectful? And most importantly it's disrespectful to you.")

3) Funerals

4) I also ask about Job interviews (and I'm told "Well I wouldn't want to work anywhere where people have to wear a suit" and again, it's disrespectful, find out what the job dress code is and dress accordingly but dress up for it

5) First date.

TheTimGunn1678 karma

Respect! And then find out on date #2 you can wear sweatpants and a tank top.

I'm joking, of course, under no circumstances should you wear that.

TheTimGunn1548 karma

Life is a big collaboration. And we can't navigate it alone. As much as we may think we want to. And it's so important to reach out to people you trust, and who can give you honest feedback, and keep those people close to you. You don't want to surround yourself with enablers.