This episode is the SEASON FINALE! In this video men’s style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, AaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro is welcoming you to the 8th installment of the alpha m. Store Style Breakdown. He’s buying an entire outfit from Banana Republic then rating it between 1 (worst) and 10 (best) on affordability, quality, variety, and age-range. The total of the scores will give the Alpha M. Store Style Rating.
Alpha said that Banana Republic is one of his all time favorites to shop – in his opinion, it’s the greatest men’s store out there. It’s a clean, classic brand without a lot of trendy items. He’s even wearing a silk cotton cashmere sweater from Banana Republic! This store gets him so excited. His purchases included V neck shirt $15.90, gray waffle top hoodie $53.70, black jeans $70.80, and reversible bomber jacket $59.10 for a grand total of $217.26.
This episode is bittersweet. He is a huge fan of Banana Republic as a whole, but this process has definitely opened his eyes to some weaknesses. First off, he loves the tops. The jacket is super soft and reversible which is cool. He wishes the fit was better, however. Even in the smalls they aren’t as slim as he prefers. The hoodie knocks his socks off too – clean and classy, it’s a ‘must have’. The mandatory v-neck is under it, which he note how much he loves Banana Republic tee shirts.
Banana Republic falls apart with pants. They don’t size smaller than 30 waist (Alpha is a 29), and the pants are roomier with a mid-rise. They may be comfortable, but for Alpha, he’s not feeling the jeans or pants. He gives the following ratings: affordability 4, quality 9, variety 7, age-range 7.
The store style rating 6.75
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