Upgrading My Dad’s Style: Mike O’Hearn

February 10th, 2013

One of Articles of Style’s biggest fans and supporters, since the early days, is an old friend from my high school bball days.

Tim O’Hearn, or TO as he goes by in the comments section, is a fellow hooper-turned-style-enthusiast who studies the game, has a keen eye for detail, and is passionate about helping guys dress better.

In response to our before & after post with Gabe, TO shared with us the transformation that he, and Articles of Style, have had on his father Mike.

Check it out below, written by TO himself.

Weekend – Before


It has been a process to convince my father to come around to dressing better.

Being a criminal lawyer and workaholic, when probed, he almost seemed permanently convinced that his craft was much more important than the way he looked. Upon examination of his fellow law workers in the region, he was right.

However, he has recently changed tune and upgraded his look quite a bit, in part due to a horde of reminders from a certain one of his offspring.

Weekend – After


It has taken several birthdays and Christmases to help get the idea across, but my dad is starting to truly understand the value of quality basics and, more importantly, fit.

Office – Before


No, he didn’t get taller, but he slimmed down his look considerably (from a three-button 42L to a two-button 40R). Now my dad looks at suiting in a whole different light.

The next project is convincing him to invest in some shoes well-made enough to be passed down, to a certain offspring.

Office – After


And finally, a word from the man himself:

“After thirty years of practicing law, a lot of things become routine. My dress was probably the oldest of all my routines. Tim had to work a long time to convince me to try something new. When I look in the mirror now, I love what I see. It’s amazing how something as simple as a new wardrobe can make you feel more confident and re-energized!”


Special thanks to Tim and Mike for this awesome submission. These kind of emails remind us of our impact and motivate our team to push Articles of Style to the next level.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier