Orlagh Winters: A Visit To Ryle, The House Of Men’s Style

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Orlagh new profile 1IN recent times there has been a huge surge in the amount of men taking extra special care of their appearance.

It’s no longer just the ladies who put thought and effort into choosing outfits for special occasions. I had to ask Kerry’s favourite menswear clothing expert about the style and trends of our menfolk.

I took myself off to Ryle Menswear at their new location in Ashe Street, Tralee, to speak to the one and only Micheál Moran. For those of you know him, you will know that he is a bit of a legend in the rag trade.



According to the man himself, suits are much on trend, particularly with the younger generation. There is a trend that has come back again as the lads are now teaming their suits with braces, bow ties and pocket squares.

Men are now buying suits not just for weddings as they would have in the past, they are now buying them for graduations, debs, race meetings and workwear.

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Micheál Moran of Ryle Menswear.

The checked suit is also something that Micheál states is becoming more popular and he believes it is here to stay for a few seasons to come.

Kerrymen have always been known for their style and panache from sport stars to politicians and they are lucky enough that Ryles offer them some world known super brands such as Hugo Boss, Remus and Benetti. For the guy who prefers to dress a little more casually, they have brands such as Gant and Tommy Hilfiger.

The footwear choices are something special with Oliver Sweeney and Bugatti and they also stock Tommy Bowe’s XV Kings collection in both clothing and footwear.


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Sport stars becoming involved in clothing was a natural evolution for many as we look at them on the TV and papers and admire their clothing choices. Last year the Kerry minors were sure looking suave and that was down to the style they got at Ryles.

I don’t want this to sound like an advertorial piece for Ryle, but I was truly dumbfounded to see all the incredible choices available and the knowledge that Micheal has from his years of experience in the business is crucial in his ability to advise and guide his customers.

I had to ask him what in his opinion was a definite fashion no-no. Ill-fitting clothing was the response, when clothes fit well they compliment the figure and make the person feel more confident.

This is as true for the gents as it is for us ladies.

Obviously The Rose of Tralee fashion show is one of the biggest nights of the year where local shops showcase their Autumn/Winter collection and it is not just for the ladies, as Ryle will be showing at the dome too.

Much as we gals hate to admit it, we take just as much interest in the menswear on the night in the dome. Christmas and birthdays are always easier when you can pick up the daddy, the daddy in law, the brothers, the nephews and of course the husband’s presents under the one roof.

In the meanwhile, for all you readers Ryles are running a super suit promotion to cater for students with graduations and debs coming up.

For €149 you can look sharp in a two piece suit or look even sharper in a three piece suit for €199. These also come with a free shirt and tie. There is no excuse not to lead in the style stakes with these prices.

Galway races start next week and there are great prizes for best dressed man on the day which is really only right as it had become a day almost solely for the ladies.

If any of you racing lads are making the trip to Ballybrit, make sure to stop off to Ryle on Ashe Street where I’ve no doubt you will be a contender in the best dressed parade ring.

Micheál Moran knows his stuff as they say and he has the friendliest, knowledgable and stylish staff in the town.

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