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We’re living in a time when stylish men wear sweatpants on late-night TV, leather blazers are cool and not in an ironic way, and the only menswear taboo is talking about menswear taboos. Is there a place for traditional menswear in this, the land of faux-fur coats and platform sneakers? You bet your brogues there is.
Take spezzato: a beautiful-sounding word for the Italian art of mixing and matching your suit jackets and trousers to come up with a new, mismatched suit. The word—which you might have learned from Armie Hammer this week—literally translates to “broken” in Italian. (Get it?) But this isn't just for our double-breasted brothers. After all, what could be more 2019 than treating your suits like your workout clothes and assuming everything goes with everything? What could be more wild-style than taking your suit exactly half as seriously as your dad taught you to?
What we’re saying is: You can still be a Pitti Uomo guy and dress for our athleisure times. That’s because some menswear “rules” are actually secretly complete anarchy designed to make you look awesome. Here, three ways to let your spezzato flag fly, from Florence to Foot Locker and back again.Continue reading
Its February already, and Summers are round the corner. It seems unbelievable that another winter has pretty much come and gone already. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that spring is one of the best seasons for style. (Unless, of course, you hate the summer and the season change is the silver lining.) spring fabrics are richer and more textured. The colors are both vibrant and earthy. Patterns are truly at home. Layering. Scarves. Coats. The list goes on and on. Summer people, am I getting you at least a bit more excited about saying goodbye to winters yet? Clothing Brands such as "Just White Shirts" focus on providing everything at one place
There is that all-important seasonal transition time, however, when it’s not quite the end of Winter and not quite the beginning of spring. Choosing the right clothing can be a bit tricky, but here are a few key items you’ll want to have.
I’m a big fan of Jackets for spring style. Wear them as a standalone piece early in the season and layer them up over a waistcoat or under and topcoat into February/March when it starts to get chillier. Denim jackets add a flavor of classic cool to casual shirts and are also a great way dress down office attire and give it a bit of an edge. Make sure it fits snugly around your torso when buttoned.
Fall is a Leather boot season. And as much as I’m saddened by having to pack my linen clothing away for a year, that sadness is tempered by the knowledge that I can start breaking out the boots. Leather boots are must haves. They’re the loafers of the boot world and instantly dress up even more casually leaning looks.Continue reading
When you imagine someone who works from home, you rather come up with a more unflattering image. A general perception of working from home means, working in Pajamas. Unfortunately it is true up to some extend, as most people prefer working in their lounge wear and are accustomed to start their day at work all dirty, even wake up at 11.
But realistically, work is a process which commands certain traits that are essential, I think it time we rethink! Dress Smartly, and it can lead up to wonders you never thought of,Something that most successful entrepreneurs swear by.
“Dress up for what you work for and not where to you work at” this simple expression makes everything all so easy for us to understand. Moreover, it also nurtures our take on office environment. How you dress up majorly determines the way people might treat you, Dressing up can be helpful and can lead to places such as more responsibilities and more responsibilities will lead to more promotions.
Whereas, the general impression might not imply while working from home, since the interaction with others is very little. You won’t be meeting with your clients face to face or let's just say you won’t have a work environment which comprises of colleagues and staff. Then why should we dress up? Well “The Art of Attraction” has everything to do with it. How you dress up do not only tells the kind of job you want but it also tells a lot about how your feel for yourself. Suiting up for say, can make you feel responsible, confident and more capable, our chests get ever so high which is a subsequent result of the amount of confidence it generated.
Your confidence is flowing with each and every email that you type or the way you respond to phone calls and crucial decisions that you make on a daily basis. Which in turn explains why dressing up can make a huge impact on how people perceive you even if they can not physically see you.
Michael Meik is a Store manager at The Shirt Store, he explains why dressing up is his mantra to success. “Everyday, the first thing i do is to get shower and put on a decent suit. When you deal with professional individuals you got to make a statement even without saying a word, that has worked wonders for me”Continue reading
Pockets Squares have now become an elite fashion status for Grown men. It holds the pedigree to embark the style which is classic and sophisticated at the same time. There are different ways through which a person can carry a pocket square. Whereas, The Three Stair Pocket is by far the most unique and difficult way to carry a pocket square.
Following are the 8 easy steps to make a perfect "Three Stair Pocket Square"
Majority of men in our society are unaware of when to wear Cotton, Wool or corduroy - and more importantly, why.
But there’s more to learn, especially when it comes to wool.
You must have heard it before: wool is widely regarded as the ideal fabric for winters. Although reducing wool’s importance to the wardrobe as just a mere wintertime fascination doesn’t do the versatile and timeless fabric the justice it deserves. Wool is, in many ways, the quintessential clothing fabric, capable of wicking away sweat and insulating. And besides, there’s more than one type of wool.
We’ll look into it more closely as we analyze different categories of wool briefly. Chances are, you will find the precise men’s woolen trouser that fits your style and comfort needs.
Lightweight and coarse, worsted wool is a fabric that “feels” like wool without having the heaviness many people associate with wool. It allows you to feel light and breezy without sapping any of the fabrics insulation powers.
In short, the worsted woolen trouser is a perfect wear for winters, as the freeze wind strokes will require certain degree of insulation beneath the pants.
The greatest quality of flannel wool is that it is exceptionally comfortable to the skin. Lightweight or flannel wool can be worn with suit combination for a consistent, pleated look. What’s important is that we do not mix “Flannel” with “Plaid”. One can be flannel without plaid and vise versa.
Gabardine wool has a rich history for keeping the warmth, Historically used in the World War II. Ideal for usage in severe winter months, this tightly woven fabric is more of a shield than pants. But they also make the best trousers with extra protection for winters.
Most of us are not yet comfortable in making a full leap to wool, a trouser made from poly-wool blends is what you might need. Extremely comfortable and offer a great degree of breathable without being stifling at all. Perfect wear for all 4 seasons.Continue reading
About a decade or two ago, all a man had to know about style or fashion was to wear something which is sober or what you can say masculine. There was no significant difference in what you wear at the office or at a bar in that case. Personal grooming or styling was something man weren’t really aware of.
But eventually as the Social Life grew up Man started to care about what people might think or say by looking at his/her attire at both personal and professional level. They started associating different individuals by what they wear which was pretty at the time, now style has become a landmark for professional life.
Some say style really apprehends to what nature a person possesses or it gives an indirect reflection to what the person really is about. Now Style follows at every step of the life, whether a dinner date or a meeting with a major client. Just White Shirts follow all these steps along the way.
But how can we possibly take care of that?
Fit to Perfection:
Notoriously speaking, Guys or Men do not really care about the fitting of what they are wearing, because for them the area of concern is comfort ability, then how it fits. Whereas now, whatever shape you are in now, your body needs to be dressed to perfection. What does your suit look like? when you buy a suit you make sure that it gets tailored to your body from whichever store you get it made. I’m sure you’d never prefer to wear a suit which just hangs on your body.
These days it’s the same with all the other casual outfits too, from Shirts, Sweater, Shoes etc. Assume a man wearing a $5000 Tom Ford suit whose skin is peaking in between the buttons of his straining dress shirt looks as bad as an ugly men wearing dirty clothes. It must definitely FIT, period.
Little details is what makes a difference.
It all starts with what you shop and what are your preferences, be it the color or the style; the same rules apply. For say, if you have dark complexion (eyes or hair) Maroon or red sweater would suit, whereas same can’t be said if you have sky blue eyes. Everything complements each other, it’s the little things that can make you stand out or unseen.
It’s better if you check with a style expert or someone that has a better taste or good color sense or stand in front of a mirror holding the clothes that you might want to wear and BE VERY HONEST! Always remember “you wear the clothes and not the other way round” Try to keep your wardrobe upgraded to the changing style and trends. Most importantly, shop wisely and try to flatter yourself all the time, as they say, you gotta love yourself to make others fall for you!
Stand out from Top to Bottom:
Combing hair is out of the equation these days, people pass remarks either to your face or behind your back. Make a Hairdo and not hair Don't. It’s one of the first thing a person notices, at least don’t let yourself down.
And good grooming goes for your face and extremities too. If you’re going for that scruffy 5 o’clock shadow look, make sure that it’s trimmed at a uniform length on your face, with scraggly edges high on your cheeks and under your jaw shaved smooth and edged sharp. Those hands and feet are important too. Manicure and Pedicure are something that needs to be done at least once a month. patchy hands or dark feet are something which is accustomed to true style. Something so simple as grungy fingernails can really undermine an otherwise perfect look.
When you’ve spent more than a decade on the road, you get asked some pretty interesting questions. The one query I get most, though, is about packing: what to take, what to leave, where to put it. I’ve taken scads of trips, but every time I get back, I know I could have gone even lighter. Let’s save you some trouble and start with the basics of my lessons learned.
The 10 Rules of Packing
One last thing: those plastic gardening shoes that somehow made it into the acceptable mainstream of fashion footwear? Do your country a favor… and don’t. Get yourself a nice pair of Leather Shoes instead.Continue reading