Coppers are tough, rugged, macho he-men in uniform who have to be ready at any moment to deal with criminals and thieves, right? That doesn’t mean they also can’t look good. At least, that’s how Chief Inspector Gus Scott sees it. The lifelong man in blue was given a makeover recently as a result of his wife entering him in a contest on local beauty website Redlife.
Plenty of women would jump at the chance to be transformed by stylist Eve Roth Lindsay of Savvy Style, but the unlikely Scott received the honor. Given the policeman’s follicularly challenged top, the focus was giving him handy pointers on shades, tones, and shapes to wear, as well as some clothing purchase tips. When he’s not on the beat, Scott is something of an amateur thespian, so he’s used to putting on unusual garb. Lindsay offered him advice to balance his day-job look with his offbeat hobby.
“It was very interesting and Eve gave me good follow-up summaries for where to go,” said Scott, who cleaned out his wardrobe as part of his remake. “I threw away 90 per cent of my wardrobe, which filled 14 large garbage bags, and replaced them with 10 shirts, two pairs of trousers, one suit and one jacket. I now have space, and whatever I wear matches and looks good.” The full coverage of his makeover is at www.redlife-asia.com.