Style Tips – Men Style Fashion http://www.menstylefashion.com We Show You How Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:17:57 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 What To Wear For Every Dress Code This NYE http://www.menstylefashion.com/what-to-wear-for-every-dress-code-this-nye/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/what-to-wear-for-every-dress-code-this-nye/#respond Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:32:33 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=71274 It’s said that the way you ring in the new year is an indication of how you’ll spend the next 12 months, so start 2018 as you mean to go on: looking good and feeling great. What you’ll be wearing come midnight on December 31st will depend on the dress code of the event you’re attending — you don’t want to look under or overdressed, so be sure to find this out in advance.

Getting your outfit right can be tricky, especially if the event’s black-tie or smart-casual, which can have specific requirements and rules. To help you out, we’ve shared three tips to help you nail the dress code for any event. Whatever your plans, just read on to find out how ring in the new year in style.

Find a tuxedo or dinner jacket for black-tie events

If you’re off to an event at a high-end venue, or you’ve got a black-tie-only invitation, then you won’t be able to just roll up to the party in jeans and a casual shirt. This is an opportunity to get really dressed up, so make the most of it with a tuxedo, dinner jacket or formal suit in a dark colour. Black is a classic shade that never goes out of style, but dark grey and deep navy tones will also work if you’re looking for something a little more unusual.

To add a contemporary twist to your look, opt for a velvet dinner jacket, which will add a luxe feel to your outfit. Just remember to pair yours with a smart pair of dress trousers, as an all-velvet suit could be overkill.

…and make sure you style it to perfection

You don’t want to wear a shirt with a bold or colourful print with your dinner jacket, so team yours with a simple shirt in black or white. Pick a pair of shoes that will pull your outfit together: a pair of patent-leather evening shoes are a great way to add a touch of shine to an all-black outfit. A traditional dress shirt for a tuxedo should always be worn with cufflinks or studs, so don’t forget to pick out a stylish pair with an understated design.

Rock a smart-casual outfit for low-key celebrations

For casual events, like a house party or celebration down at your local pub, then it’s likely that you’ll be wearing smart-casual dress. To pull this look off, you’ll need to strike the right balance between looking laid-back and dressed up. It can be tricky to get this sort of dress code right: a full tuxedo or dinner suit can look over the top, while jeans and a T-shirt can make you look scruffy and underdressed.

When it comes to smart-casual dressing, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic combination of smart jeans, an eye-catching shirt, and a sharp blazer. Pick a shirt in a high-quality fabric and attention-grabbing colour or print: a formal shirt from this colourful selection by Joseph Turner should tick all the boxes.

You can afford to be flexible when dressing for this kind of event, so let your personality show with some interesting and unique colours, textures and styles. When wearing blazer with jeans, you can afford to experiment with some unusual textures or fabrics, like corduroy or wool — just make sure that whatever you pick is sharply tailored and a great fit.

Wrap up warm for outdoor events

If you’re heading out to watch the fireworks this NYE, then you don’t let the cold weather cramp your style. The key to staying warm is clever layering. Some lightweight thermal underwear, like these base layers from Under Armour, can be worn discreetly under your partywear, and will keep you warm all night long.

In terms of outerwear, you’ll want to avoid parka or puffer jacket styles, which tend to have a distinctly casual feel. Instead, a tailored overcoat will look sharp without weighing you down. Try a coat in an on-trend colour like camel for extra style points: the understated shade has been a key look this year.

Chances are you’ll also be heading to a bar to raise a toast at some point in the evening, so you’ll want to be sporting something stylish underneath your coat, too. For extra warmth, look for a suit or blazer in a wool-blend, which will keep you cosy in addition to looking sharp.

If you’re not sure what to wear this New Year’s Eve, then we’ve got you covered. These simple guidelines will help you to nail the dress code for any event, meaning you can look forward to ringing in the New Year in style.

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MrQuintessential – Winter Style Tips For Thirty Plus Men http://www.menstylefashion.com/mrquintessential-winter-style-tips-for-thirty-plus-men/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/mrquintessential-winter-style-tips-for-thirty-plus-men/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:52:27 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=70225 What are the style rules when you are thirty plus? How do you dress your age without looking like a middle-aged man? At this age personal style is about experimenting with colour and choosing items that are all in the detail. How does a guy purchase items in where he is wearing the clothes and not the other way around?

Who is MrQuintessential and what is its fashion Journey all about? The key for guys as they get older is that they are more confident in choosing items that will blend in to their existing wardrobe. They don’t want to throw clothes out, they just want to add to their personal style.

MrQuintessential Autumn Winter 2017 collection is about items that fit comfortably into any man’s wardrobe.

Weekend Pieces To Wear

There is always that challenge where a guy wants to wear other clothes on the weekend as apposed to work attire at weekdays. Guys I find do not have the time or the energy to go and buy a whole new look for over the weekend, it is just not in their DNA. Thanks to MrQuintessential, who has created pieces to wear at the weekend with jeans or chinos. These pieces look just as good in the office over a crisp white shirt, or as pieces that fit neatly under a blazer on a night out.

In 2017, guys are so confident in showcasing their toned bodies but are not sure how to  choose items that balance their ego. So at MrQuintessential the collection is about items that fit well and wear well in a range of blues, greys and shades of black combined tactile textured knitwear.

Investment Pieces

Over the last five years, I have heard guys making it very clear too me, so many times.

I want to purchase investment pieces with a hint of detail. 

MrQuintessential has created items that stand out as classic and edgy, but without compromising comfort. I find when styling guys that knitwear can be hard to wear, without them looking like their grandpa. When men hit their thirties, I find self-image shifts and so does their fashion sense and personal style. MrQuintessential is not interested in age, you are as old as you feel, not ready just yet to dress like your father or your grandfather did.

You Can Buy Fashion But You Can’t Buy Style

MrQuintessential collection is about men who want to stand out, look good and showcase their identity. Men need clothes that are considered investments items that fit perfectly and show a degree of power when in public.  Having these timeless investments is why MrQuintessential offers a range of beautiful knitwear that looks relaxed and modern.

Items such as a classic crew and V-necks, sumptuous Roll Necks in Silk & Cashmere, T Shirts in Cotton / Cashmere blends, as well as a range of luxurious accessories are all items that  MrQuintessential offers. Items that can breathe new life into an existing wardrobe. Items in where a guy can take on the world and he sees fit.

The collection is available at MrQuintessential as well as at Fenwicks

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Suits – Our Top Party Tips http://www.menstylefashion.com/suits-top-party-tips/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/suits-top-party-tips/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:21:28 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=69336 Stylish mens party suits come in many different varieties. A lot of men might think that all suits are more or less the same. However, there’s a reason why some suits have a tendency to look like they should be worn by business men, some suits look extremely stylish, and some suits look strangely bland. Altering the cut of a suit slightly can make all the difference in the world.

It’s harder to find a suit that is going to look really stylish when it’s available right in stores. Suits have a tendency to look very bland when they don’t fit the wearer very well. They tend to hide the body. As such, a lot of men in baggy suits are going to look strangely uniform, and it’s hard to look stylish in this way. Many of the men who are more stylish will tend to wear suits that are tailored to their frames.

It is possible to find a suit that is more form-fitting without being tailored specifically. However, it’s often much harder to make that happen. Men will have to try on a lot of different types of suits in order to find one that already looks like it was made for them. Even then, they might not be able to find one that is going to work, depending on their frames and body shapes.

The cut of the suit and the design can have a strong effect on whether or not the suit is going to appear to be stylish enough as well. Some suits have a sort of trim or pattern that will tend to be more flattering on almost anyone. Other suits will look fairly generic on most people. Suits that have a vintage look are really popular today, because a lot of old-fashioned suits are going to stand out more than the suits that everyone wears today.

Choosing the right color is an important part of making sure that a suit is actually stylish. Different colors will look better on different people in general. Of course, there are still some shades that tend to be more flattering on most wearers. Black tends to flatter most people. There are instances where a black suit is going to look overly formal, however, especially when it’s paired with a white shirt. It can look too much like a tuxedo.

White suits are all the rage in some cultures, but they have a tendency to stand out in the wrong way in other cultures. Gray suits can also appear to be bland.

Players can be a man and win big jackpots with progressive games at Red Flush casino. Getting a stylish new wardrobe can be one of the rewards. A lot of men in this situation are going to want to upgrade what it is that they wear. A lot of professional gamblers often dress in a very stylish manner. People tend to associate casinos with stylish suits as well. It makes sense to look the part and to feel the part.

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Why You Should Mix Match Your Suits http://www.menstylefashion.com/mix-match-suits/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/mix-match-suits/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 01:48:43 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=68975 Having your own personal style takes time and effort. It usually includes lots of trial and error until you find the kind of look you like. For men, it can be a bit tougher to do this, especially in the professional world, where you are expected to wear suits. This, however, can be resolved by choosing to mix and match your suits. We will take a look at why this is something to consider.

Unique Look

Most men shop for suits in stores, not having the time or funds to get bespoke ones made. This can mean that a lot of people have the same suits which can be frustrating if you want to stand out of the crowd. If you want to have a unique look, then mixing and matching suits can be a great way to do so. Different cuts, fabric options, colours, and textures can create an entire new look that you can enjoy. You can also be sure that no one will be wearing the same thing as you. For men who hate going to a party or event and seeing someone wearing the same thing they are, this is a great option.

 

By mixing and matching suits, you are expanding your wardrobe. You will have many more clothing options to turn to without having to spend more money. Just having a few different dress shirts to pair with two different suit jackets can offer lots of variety. Add to that a couple of different pant styles, and you are set. Why spend tons of money buying complete suits, when you can create your own that no one else will have?

Fit

 It has happened to most men that they love the way one part of a suit fits but the other part does not quite work. By mixing and matching, you can find the perfect look every time. If you like a suit jacket but not with the pants the suit comes with, find another option for those pants while still enjoying the jacket. Allow yourself to get the perfect fit each time by adjusting and swapping pieces from different suits.

More Relaxed Look

Many times a suit is required but you do not want to be too formal. Mixing and matching suit pieces can create a more relaxed look without forgoing style. This can make a huge difference in how people perceive you, so keep it in mind. This is one of the most important reasons why men are turning more and more to buying suit separates and then mixing them and matching them.

If you want to at least double your wardrobe without spending another cent, consider mixing and matching your suits. You will not only look great, but you will also have a unique look that other people will notice. You do not have to wear the same old suits. Instead, consider turning to creating your own complete look by swapping jacket and pants.

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Wearing A Mandora – Charm Bracelets For Men http://www.menstylefashion.com/wearing-mandora-charm-bracelets-men/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/wearing-mandora-charm-bracelets-men/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 01:40:44 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=68969 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that charm bracelet is all the rage these days. It seems as if everywhere you look, women wear these fancy pieces of jewelry—and they are hard to miss! Such is the nature and appeal of Pandora bracelets, which have emerged in popularity over the past few years. Interestingly, the trend has become so widespread that it’s now common to see men wearing  Pandora charms or Mandora as some people affectionately refer to them.

Many would be quick to raise their eyebrow upon seeing men wear Pandora, but there’s simply no point in questioning this stylistic choice. Head over to any Pandora store and you will see a dedicated section for men. Yes, this section may be much smaller, owing to the fact that the bracelets and charms cater mostly to women. But the brand still recognizes their male followers, no matter how few of them are.

Buying Your First Mandora

If you have been interested in hopping on the trend but worried about how it would be viewed by people around you, then now is an excellent time to get started. There are numerous designs to choose from, and not all of them are on the feminine side. Surely, you will be amazed by the endless design possibilities. Because of the sheer number of charms, you can buy, it’s virtually guaranteed that you will have a unique and timeless piece. It can feel tempting to get your hands on all the charms that catch your attention, which is why many folks say that getting on this trend can be expensive. Even if it’s just a hobby, you might go beyond your budget without even realizing it. To make sure you keep more money in your pocket, you can check out Shop Pandora Discount. They offer promos regularly so you should be able to purchase  without worrying about overspending.

It’s only natural to be overwhelmed by the countless combinations of charms. But to make the process easier, you can use Pandora’s bracelet designer. The tool allows you to pick a bracelet and fill it with different charms.

They offer promos regularly so you should be able to purchase a cheap bracelet Pandora without worrying about overspending.

Breaking The Status Quo

Whether it’s for boosting your luck, starting a hobby, or setting the trend, a Pandora bracelet makes for an amazing accessory for men. While many people, including men, think that wearing a bracelet should only be for girls, there’s no reason not to try it if that’s what you really want. For all you know, it can be the reason for catching the attention of people around you, and all for the right reasons.

A Mandora should rank high on your list of accessories-to-buy. If ancient warriors wore bracelets to showcase their power and authority, you could do so as well to boost your confidence and style.

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Comfort Is The key – Our Top Five Luxury Tracksuits http://www.menstylefashion.com/comfort-key-top-five-luxury-tracksuits/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/comfort-key-top-five-luxury-tracksuits/#respond Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:41:01 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=68644 I will be brutally honest here, the last thing I want a man wearing outside the gym is a tracksuit. But in walking into Gucci recently I had to stop, drop and take a look at what I can only describe as ditch the gym and head to a bar and sport some of my top luxury tracksuit picks.

Gucci

Gucci for me had lost their way for quiet sometime regarding the brand. Luxury brands tend to do this due to their history and think they can sustain and survive on that alone. But in a saturated market where fashion can belong to anyone these days. It is wonderful to see it return in such a flamboyant way. In 2017, the men’s market has been around long enough for luxury brands to set the tone and inspire men to sport a new trend. After all if the Italian’s can’t do it, then who can?

Fendi

If red, caps and bomber jackets is your thing. Well Fendi certainly sets the hot and passionate colour tone here. Layering different tones of red is once again for guys who are not afraid of their own skin let alone being outrageous when it comes to the colour red. Caps are returning with a twist of two toned colours and makes perfect sense throughout the summer and festive season.

Berluti

The bomber jacket is a dominate style and will remain to trend for 2017. It is a versatile jacket that can be worn throughout any season. For luxury travel I find it fun, practical an item in where you can dress up, dress down and where it all year round. Team it with a scarf, some eyewear and your ready to jetset to the bar.

Bally

Holding onto their stripe iconic signature style. Good to see Bally, trending sport style stronger than ever. The subtle strips with safe colours such as grey, white and black. Is why Bally tracksuit is perfect for the gym or whilst flying. The hoodie affect has always been popular for men and therefore this safe style is a perfect excuse of sporting a casual trend for practical day use only. Team it with a luxury leather backpack and you’re sorted.

Louis Vuitton

If showing off, drawing attention to oneself is the mission then LV is it. Floral bomber jackets are here to stay and I must say when travelling seeing men sporting this trend. Gives me and anyone observing, a real good feel fashion  factor.  Teaming it with chinos, denim jeans, or smart causal shorts is always going to be a winner. Or if you want to play it safe opt for a floral shirt instead, worn with a beige jacket over the top.

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Luxury Travel – Our Six Bold and Functional Items http://www.menstylefashion.com/luxury-travel-six-bold-functional-items/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/luxury-travel-six-bold-functional-items/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:26:45 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=68618 MenStyleFashion is currently on a very long global tour. A journey of continuous reviews of 5 Star hotels, Michelin starred restaurants and luxury cars.  Our quest is how to travel, look stylish and not compromise fabric quality. So I have decided to choose some key items that work well during luxury travel for men.

Bold Shoulders

Whether we love it whether we hate it the 1980s power shoulder is back. If you have height and are tall then this will help pulling this trend off. In choosing a versatile jacket one can create many different looks for a luxury travel adventure. For short men, stay away from this bold shoulder look to avoid looking like a square box.

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Autumn/Winter – Stay One Step Ahead With Vintage-Inspired Looks http://www.menstylefashion.com/autumnwinter-stay-one-step-ahead-with-vintage-inspired-looks/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/autumnwinter-stay-one-step-ahead-with-vintage-inspired-looks/#respond Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:56:47 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=68126 With Summer hurtling past us, the time has come to start contemplating key pieces for the fresh looks that will be gracing our wardrobes in the coming seasons. More than ever before, thinking ahead means looking back and reviving classic styles from bygone eras. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the biggest trends for Autumn/Winter 2017.

90s-Inspired Sportswear

Since the breakthrough of Gosha Rubchinsky, the fashion world has been obsessed with rekindling Soviet nostalgia and bringing elements of a rapidly vanishing culture to the runway. The boundless romanticising of Soviet history has resulted in designers adopting elements of an aesthetic once considered gauche, which has led to the somewhat surprising trends gracing the Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion weeks. Think sportswear, baseball caps, gold chains, padded bomber jackets, bootleg designer clothing, and sweatpants tucked into sports socks. Essentially, if you scoffed at it 10 years ago, it’s back in vogue now. Update the look by experimenting with scale and texture; combine slim-fit with oversized pieces for a bold silhouette, or team a long mesh shirt with sweatpants.

The Padded Bomber Jacket

The Padded Bomber Jacket

Camel

Looking back further still, we see some of the most notorious looks from the height of the Cold War era making a comeback, with the runways awash with an 80s-inspired autumnal palette of neutral tans and chocolate browns. As reported by GQ at the beginning of the year, camel was everywhere during Milan fashion week, making it a staple for the Autumn months. For a modern twist on this mid-century look, update a camel two-piece with a splash of navy, or introduce a bold print for contrast.

Camel as seen at the Milan Fashion Week – photo credit: INDIGITAL

Corduroy

In keeping with the 1970s revival, corduroy is also currently enjoying a renaissance. Once thought of as the height of kitsch, this fabric was resurrected for Autumn/Wither 2017 in every shade from taupe to chestnut brown. Channel those old-school vibes with corduroy jacket or team a crisp shirt with a smart pair of burgundy corduroy trousers from a traditional outfitter, for a timeless, understated look. If you’re not sure where to find these more traditional styles, heading online is your best shout – the classic luxury brands are a good option, but Peter Hahn is also especially good for this look.

Mustard

Since the swinging 60s, mustard yellow has re-emerged time and time again on the runway, and as the sun sets on summer, the bright hue shines a ray of light into the world of men’s fashion once more. This boldly conspicuous but versatile colour has gone through a series of reinventions over the years. Combined with a palette of amber, ochre and tawny tones, this warm yellow evokes the last days of summer while retaining a hint of Woodstock nostalgia. For a sharper, more modern take on this look, pair mustard yellow with denim or monochrome details this autumn.

Roll-neck sweaters

A divisive yet enduring article of clothing, the roll neck sweater, has materialised once more across catwalks for Autumn and Winter. Channel mid-century vibes by wearing a slim-fitting roll-neck in a dark hue. For a more daring, modern variation on this trend, experiment with proportions by opting for a slouchy, thick sweater, as popularised by Drake in his ‘Hotline Bling’ video.

Return of the roll-neck at Milan Fashion week

Return of the roll-neck at Milan Fashion week – Photo Credit: INDIGITAL

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Statement Outerwear – Our Seven Top Picks http://www.menstylefashion.com/autumn-trend-statement-outerwear/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/autumn-trend-statement-outerwear/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:32:04 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=54604 While it’s relatively easy to concentrate on the main features of your capsule wardrobe attire and, with the thought of winter never far away, many of us give scant thought to a mainstay of the popular wardrobe, Outerwear. The last two seasons the fashion gods decreed that Outerwear had its crazier avent garde side with creations in embroidered wear and even fur returning triumphantly and despite the crazier prices good quality was still the lynchpin of the profession with Gucci and Haider Ackermann throwing out the rule book this time round. Let’s take a closer look at the Outerwear phenomenon.

Turning On to the Runway

The statement coat has secretly always been desirable with Dries Van Noten‘s fur collared paisley tearing up the rule book and Louis Vuitton and Kim Jones amazing marbled trench coats unable to keep a profile as low as Sam Spade if they tried! Whatever the look from retro to contemporary, the trick with all outerwear is having the confidence to convince your fellow peers you deserve to strut your stuff in it!

Living it loud

Somewhat subdued, ‘normal’ outerwear tends to sneak around keeping its conventional owners low profile, particularly on an equally grey winters morn; but designs by Raf Simons, Maison Margiela and Prada chucked away the rulebook with extended sleeves and oversized profiles making an entrance with some muted shading but its equally acceptable to scream embroidery and hippy chic shades and if your nerve goes feel safe but secure in the wonderful traditional check print.

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Bold Statements – Six Accessories To Get You Noticed http://www.menstylefashion.com/bold-statements-six-accessories-get-noticed/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/bold-statements-six-accessories-get-noticed/#respond Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:08:17 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=58929 Although Jackets and shoes can be a reflection of a mans style and taste, probably one of the most overlooked items of the dressing palette is the trousers. Its time we gave you a wedgie and sorted through your nether regions with a guide to some of the smartest fashion accessories a man can eventually slip his hangover legs into without looking like he’s about to qualify for the sack race.

Cord In The Act

Totally underestimated in the style stakes is the twisted cotton or wool corduroy trouser; the parallel lined patina no longer lingers with stuffy professors and has well and truly graduated to the mainstream. Wool blends are best served up in the winter unless you want to suffer the indignity of roast weenie for luncheon, but cotton looks great dressed down with white T-shirt and denim or canvas casual jackets. Look to Margaret Howell’s MHL and Uniqlo as two spectrum end exponents of the material.

Wool I Lie To You?

Wool trousers are so versatile as well as being warm! They are perfect for dressing up tailored separates or reflecting that devil may care casual vibe. Frequently seen with Adidas Stan Smiths or matched with cool brogues particularly in brown they can be equally at home with the double monk strap for a bit more individuality. For wizards of the wool consult Paris label A.P.C. or for more popularist value seek out French Connection.

Jog Around The clock

Sports luxe unlike your hangover self just wont lie down and having jumped a budget flight from America its looking like the style is getting its visa stamped for a long stay vacation in Europe. The relaxed nature of the style sees it equally at home in the pub or the gym with a comfortable stroll round the mean streets without breaking even a sweat. Keep the street scene vibe with logoed T-shirt from Palace and a Nike or adidas training shoe. If you want to take the look up market seek out John Elliot & co. or Nike Supreme Line for the not as aspirational realists out there.

Oh Chino!

As sturdily constructed as a Morris Traveler the twill chino has the advantage of being tough and looking smart at the same time. The heavyweight cotton diagonal weave can develop its own patina and still look good. Team it with a quality suede trainer and a loose fit Oxford shirt and you’ll look the business. Japan’s Engineered Garments are the top dogs here with J.Crew a respectable second, either way you’re onto a winner!

Crop A Load of That

The ankle swinger is just chomping at the bit to show a bit of leg. They are great in summer with leg length options varying between above the ankle and a few inches below the knee. It’s vitally important that your shapely leg is well formed and the shoe ware classy. If length is an issue then get em’ tailored with all that money you’ll save on socks! There’s a trouser style for everybody you just need to be brave enough to experiment; skinny jeans need to be loved too!

Relax, Just Wear It

Hallelujah! After what seems like years averting my faint hearted gaze from the skinny jean ‘meat and two veg phenomenon’ I’m proud to be championing the relaxed leg form. A warm welcome to the Levi 501’s that is flexible and sturdy enough to twin with oversized knits or classic chunky footwear. Keep and eye on the hemline though ensuring it rests firmly at the top of your shoe or boot around the level of the first lace eyelets. For the conventional relaxed trouser why not try button-braced trousers for that hint of nostalgia from the house of Visvim.

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Muscular Men – Top Five Fashion Frustrations http://www.menstylefashion.com/muscular-men-top-five-fashion-frustrations/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/muscular-men-top-five-fashion-frustrations/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:03:03 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=66216 Being a thirty-something ‘metrosexual’ male working in an industry where presentation matters I find it a complimentary essential to keep up my fitness. After all, a man who is meticulous about his appearance usually means he is probably just as meticulous about how he conducts business.. well, something like that anyway.

There is no doubt that we live in a time where self-image is paramount in a society that celebrates those who are lucky to be genetically gifted in some way. I can’t change my teeth, my nose or my height unless I am willing to resort to putting myself through expensive and painful cosmetic treatment. There is however one thing that I can control and change without specialist intervention and that is my overall aesthetical appearance.

The thought of pounding the treadmill or cross-trainer bores the hell out of me so I keep my cardio to a minimum. I opt for lifting weights instead because I get more of a buzz out of it. I enjoy the contestant challenges I place on myself to increase the amount I can lift. I enjoy the variety of different exercises and the way I can manipulate my physique over time with a good training regime and a good diet.

Those of us that opt for the weights rack in the gym will know that maintaining sartorial elegance out of the gym can often prove somewhat difficult when finding clothes for the office. So here are my top five frustrations for muscular gentlemen when shopping for clothes:

The Gun-No Show

We all know that a brand sometimes has its own definition of what a small/medium/large is. Shopping for clothes such as casual short-sleeved and polo style shirts can be frustrating. For the Mr. Meatheads out there it is all about finding something that comfortably fits your torso and compliments all that hard work you’ve put in. The problem comes when the shirt fits your shoulders, back and torso just fine but you are left disappointed by the serious lack of fit around your now strangulated biceps.

Blazers and Jackets

Almost every muscled gent out there has experienced this particular let down on more than a few occasions. You find a blazer that you really like and, despite your pessimistic beliefs that nothing ever fits right, you try it on. There is always a sense of expectancy when you look in the mirror to find your shoulders protrude at the side’s way more than they should and the torso is so loose and baggy you could probably fit the shop assistant in there with you.

Living The Thigh Life

Having proportionate sized legs that compliment your physique shows that you take pride in your overall aesthetic appearance. Unfortunately this usually means you will often find it difficult to fit your thunderous thighs in to anything that remotely resembles the word “fitted” on the tag. This is all the more frustrating when you desire the fitted look rather than a straight legged trouser.

Suit you Sir

One sure fire way for muscled men who desire the perfect fit when it comes to wearing a suit is to get custom fitted threads. The most expensive option is to visit a reputable tailor who will provide the most accurate measurements possible and should always guarantee a perfect fit. The other less expensive option of course is DIY tailoring which of course always lends itself to the risk of nervously waiting for two to three weeks for a suit that might fit horribly.

Collars and Cuffs

 If there has to be one universal frustration on this subject it has to be long sleeved shirts. Keen lifters will unintentionally develop thicker necks, no question about it. Factories tend to use overall average measurements when producing shirts which is no good if you need to wear a shirt with the top button fastened. What usually follows is a shirt that fits comfortable round then neck and about two-too-many inches of shirt cuff dangling from your hands.

Conclusion

The above frustrations are but just a few for the most muscular of the male species out there. I guess the obvious question would be “why don’t you just stop working out then?”. My response is simple one I once read in Exercise Habit by Jim Gavin

“The easiest way to stick to an exercise program is to find a sport that complements you.”

I think it is high time we saw more high street retailers out there to cater more for ‘muscle fit’ clothes which I have noticed does seem to be happening lately. Just not quick enough! In the mean time I am pleased to say that I will soon be experiencing MenStyleFashion’s first ever bespoke suit fitting experience to alleviate some of these frustrations so watch this space for my review guys…

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Summer Tips – To Bin Or Not To Bin http://www.menstylefashion.com/summer-autumn-keep/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/summer-autumn-keep/#respond Sat, 10 Jun 2017 05:31:20 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=54595 Unless your wardrobe has the capacity of the tardis and is much bigger on the inside than outside, the time will rapidly arrive when some harsh decisions on content and style will have to be made. Stylists have to be ruthless in editing their styles with the precision of a surgeon and any fusionist worth their salt should have the courage to follow suit, so lets have a rummage together and see whets charitable donations or what is bin fodder.

To Bin Or Not To Bin

Try and be practical, I know its difficult if a couple of weeks wages had once been blown on a last seasons jacket, but if you are to breathe new life into your collection you must be ruthless in deciding what passes your quality control; if garments are damaged, faded or just plain ugly, don’t hesitate to get rid.

Menswear tends to be more on trend for longer, if something looks good on you and you feel good wearing it, then its sensible to stick with the item and possibly purchase new items with the older style and color wheel in mind. It’s far easier to bin less durable items such as badly faded logo T-shirts or split and tatty jeans the consolation being you will have more space in your wardrobe.

The Big Store

Anyone who is still convinced the four seasons is anything more than a classical score is fooling himself or herself. The physical seasons these days are as changeable as well, the weather. You’ll find that some key items that definitely have the summer vibe will be better cleaned and stored away in unused suitcases till next year by which time you’ll have done yourself a favor by pre-packing all those favorite Ibiza shirts ready for their next mission.

Tailored items of good quality can be matched and worn year round so for instance, bomber jackets and casual wear could easily find a home complimenting cargo pants or skinny jeans. Neutrals are always useful in the classic colors of navy, black, white or even Khaki so keep em’close to hand. Wardrobe classics such as sandals and Breton tops are almost immune to fashion changes and stockpiling them for when needed is a cost saving idea for your mix and match department.

 

The Claim Game

Layering has always been a cost effective method of freshening up a look. Spring and summer items such as T-shirts can evolve through both seasons to be successfully worn as base items as you replenish the new seasonal top layers, Chambray shirts are ideal for wearing with lighter jackets and lightweight overcoats or fleeces and can help hide a multitude of sins. Team both with long sleeved T-shirts and you’re on to a casual style winner. Consider also the humble polo shirt, which can accompany cable knit cardigans, and jeans for the unpredictable devil may care look.

Daddy More Bucks

Now that you have breathing space for that capsule collection after a ruthless sorting, buy wisely. Good quality shoes as previously discussed are a must that are a long term investment, but lets not forget the unprectibilty of the seasons here so we need to talk decent hiking boots too and by rotating footwear you’ll give them some longevity when teaming them with jeans and chinos. Let’s face it the more footwear you own, the less chance of sweaty trainer syndrome.

Thinking big is this seasons overkill with oversized items a must for any stylish wardrobe; think large chunky sweaters and muted color and neutral overcoats the size of the Ritz. Remember: jettison and be damned.

 

 

 

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Travel In Style – Make An Impression http://www.menstylefashion.com/travel-style-make-impression/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/travel-style-make-impression/#respond Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:32:59 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=65564 Regardless if it’s a summer or winter trip, an adventure or luxury one, or a countryside or city break, one of the best parts of traveling is the style. While some are the type to pack a week or more in advance, others can be quite spontaneous about it – either way, throwing in some of your most stylish elements is always a good idea.

There’s something about the freedom of traveling that allows us to take on a different persona when abroad; some of us become more trendy and outgoing, or others may in fact adopt a free-spirited style that looks relaxed and easy going. Whichever you choose, embrace your holidays and get creative with your style – you never know what kind of opportunities are awaiting you. Here are some tips to keep in mind while packing:

Leather Travel Bags

First thing’s first, your travel bag is the ultimate statement when it comes to traveling in style. Airports these days are becoming trendier and trendier, as you’ll likely see a lot of designer bags on the baggage carousel. To impress, look into leather duffle bags from designers like Montblanc and you’ll be sure to not only account for convenience but also style too. A trendy leather travel bag will always attract compliments and make a great first impression at bus and train stations, airports and hotels worldwide.

The Right Clothes

Checking the weather before your trip is always a great idea. For ski and beach holidays alike, it is generally a good idea to prepare for the next ten days of the weather forecast. While style is of course of great importance, so too is comfort especially for long journeys. With sun holidays, make sure to pack the right clothes that will keep your burnt parts covered and your hot parts breezy; opt for light colors, materials like linen and a large selection of breathable shorts. With winter holidays, on the other hand, what’s important here is to bring your thermals, which will allow you to be a bit more experimental with your outer layers.

Comfortable Footwear

Determining what kind of shoes to bring is usually one of the most important decisions you’ll make when packing. Breaking in a new pair of hiking boots or leather loafers while away is probably not top of your list. In order to avoid this, try to make your footwear packing decisions a little less spontaneous. Men’s boater shoes, desert boots and clean sneakers never seem to go out of trend and are always a safe bet.

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Friend Of The Groom – Our Top Style Tips http://www.menstylefashion.com/friend-of-the-groom-our-top-style-tips/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/friend-of-the-groom-our-top-style-tips/#respond Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:31:04 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=65511 Guess who’s the center of attraction after the groom himself! The fearless, the flawless and the funniest man in the hall, ‘the friend of the bridegroom’. All those who think that marriages are the day of ladies, are highly mistaken. Whether you’re the best man or just a dear friend, the friend circle of the groom attracts equal attention as the bridesmaid. Having a dapper look at your best friend’s big day is not a luxury. It is actually a necessity.

The groom squad generally has a dress code to follow which is mainly formals. However, carrying the attire in a way that can give you an edge over others is absolutely your responsibility. So, whether you are planning to be in your tuxedo or semi-formals, the accessories and ensemble that you pair with it is matters a lot. Get equipped with these staples for the special occasion and get some extra attentions from the ladies on your friend’s wedding day.

Tie or Bow Tie

Tuxedo is the dress code of most of the weddings. Thus, a bow tie is a must-have. When it comes to this traditional look, black bow tie is the most recommended choice. Even if the code is a bit flexible going with the formal attire is the best option. The black and white combination is the ideal or probably the only option for such occasion. In this case, you may with the neck tie. However, make sure that it matches the color of your suit.

Timeless Wristwatch

Most men prefer going with the pocket watches for wedding parties. However, this vintage look is perfect for the groom. As a friend of ‘the man of the hour’, you need to look a lot more classy and on-trend. So, instead of the pocket watches try the wristwatch. If you think that in the era of smart phones, a time piece is of no use, then, you need to reconsider. It can effortlessly add a flair of style and sophistication to your overall personality. A sleek style watch crafted in steel are reek of class. Avoid going for the dress watches.

Pocket Square and Cufflinks

Whether you are going in your dapper formal look or laid back semi-formals, a suit is a must. The coat is incomplete without a matching pocket square. Make sure that you choose the right one for your attire. This is a sleek and effortless way to give a finishing touch to your suit. You can even choose a pattern to match the tie or a contrasting shade for color of the blazer. Along with this, cufflinks are an essential part of formal dressing. It should be subtle and stylish. Avoid using the bedazzling and jazzy ones.

Dapper Shoes

The footwear for the man defines his overall personality. So, remember to wear a nice pair of clean shoes. The footwear should be well-polished and shining. The Oxford or Mock Strap shoes are ideal options for the formal look. Brown is an alternative for the black formal shoes, but it’ll be better if you go with the classic black ones. Make sure that the socks matches the shade of your shoes. The combination should not look out of the place.

Men’s Cologne

A man who smells good will automatically grab attention. So, make sure that you put on a soothing perfume. Do not go with the ones that have very strong fragrance. Deodorants are a soothing option, but they don’t last long. Remember, wedding is a long affair and you need to appear fresh all through the ceremony. Invest some time and dollars in grooming treatment before the occasion and you’ll surely turn heads.

 

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SUPERDRY – Lifestyle Trends For Summer http://www.menstylefashion.com/superdry-lifestyle-trends-summer/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/superdry-lifestyle-trends-summer/#respond Sat, 27 May 2017 15:18:31 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=63812 Summer has come early for SUPERDRY fans in the UK. Thursday was the hottest day of the year so far, with the mercury hitting 26.6C (79.8F) in London, and Friday is set to be even warmer across the country with temperatures reaching up to 28C (82F). So what better way to kick off the soaring heat than to have fun in the sun with your mates. On occasions like this where the mood is as hot as the sun, guys across the UK are pondering what trends they can showcase both morning, noon and night. The effortless cool collection of menswear right now is all about floral statement pieces alongside showing your body work of art.

SUPERDRY SS17 The Night Is Young Collection

On this occasion I have chosen SUPERDRY SS17 The Night Is Young collection, which is all about trending sleeveless shirts and everything young and fun. Capturing an audience that is on a mission to just let their hair down and go with the flow. The key here is who you choose to hang out with and what locations rock your boat. As an Australian there is nothing worse, sweating in the sun but not looking good at the same time. So it makes perfect sense to opt for everything over-sized and choose clothes that do not cling to your body. Light denim works well in this combination. As for the material choice, cotton is perfect for summer.

SUPERDRY over the years has always maintained a fun, carefree vision towards fashion and its following. Going into the stores no matter what the season, seems an adventure in itself. This is the reason I like this SS17 collection, it does not take fashion too seriously and there are plenty of options to mix and match. This way you end up with a nice summer capsule wardrobe.

 California State Vest Top

If flaunting your biceps and tattoos are your thing, than the California State vest top is the way to do it. For those hardcore SUPERDRY loyal customers the statement is bold this summer. Hiding nothing and showcasing your personality. I travel to Asia a lot and it’s great to see a brand embrace this culture. Keep your shorts neutral and let you and your sleeveless shirt do the talking. This is all about having fun and being young, even in California.

Mustard – Solo Sport Crew Neck Sweatshirt

Mustard is not an easy colour to trend, but in summer you can’t get it wrong. The timeless solo sport crew neck sweatshirt is always going to be a winner. I like the leather logo tab on the sleeve, a nice unique touch. On this occasion team it with roll up denim shorts, rock it with some cool shades and lounge around and take in the view. Whether it’s a lady or a man, who cares! Life is what you make of it and people are there to explore. Don’t ever judge a book by its cover.

Colourful T-shirts All Year Round Low Roller T-shirts

These versatile Low Roller T-shirts can been worn anytime of the day. The loose fitting design is all about mixing and matching with camo or floral shorts. The understated appeal is why these T-shirts work with any colour. What I like about it, is the SUPERDRY logo which is nice and subtle.

This summer is about living each day as it comes. Not taking life too seriously and treasuring those very relationships. Getting on a bike or going for a hike, it’s all down to you and trending your personal style.

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