A question I’m often asked following outfit posts is what inspires me and how I put them together. It’s worth saying that this article is designed to help men find their own styles and understand how to incorporate their ideas into their attire. Today I’ll be walking you through the elements of an outfit I’m putting together for a style shoot in a few weeks time. Advice and feedback are always appreciated. View Post
The tie is one of the most iconic items associated with gentleman’s fashion, an accessory that can change an outfit from casual to sharp-dapper. It’s important that every man knows how to tie a tie and what knots work best for certain outfits and individual styles, there’s plenty of them out there both beautifully simple and intricately complex. We’ve put together 5 basic staples that should see you through almost any situation. Button up those collars and get ready for some stylish tie-tying.
A go-to for any gentleman, the half-windsor is a simple but sharp knot that works well with almost any style of tie. A great look for the day-to-day office attire or a smart-casual night out with friends. Adaptable, smart and reliable this is certainly a knot you should know first and foremost. View Post
One of the most basic elements often included in a gentleman’s outfits is the shirt, whether casual or smart, plain or patterned, it is one of the core factors in most ensembles and can make or break your look. With such a variety of styles, fits, patterns, colours and brands it’s no wonder that choosing a shirt can be confusing. With this in mind, we’ve put together 4 tips that will help you get the basics of shirt selection right every time, saving you time, money and hopefully making you feel more confident in your style choice.
1) Get Measured
It sounds obvious but you’d be surprised at how your measurements can change drastically depending on diet, exercise regime and age. Most shirt-makers will break their shirt sizes down by your neck and arm measurements (in cm), so make sure you check these regularly. A collar that is too tight can make the neck look fat, whilst a sleeve that is too long will make the shirt look like a hand-me-down from your dad. As a result you’ll look uncomfortable and not feel confident in your own clothes.
Make a note of your measurements or get them checked in-store (most tailoring retailers will be able to do this) and if your shirt begins to feel like it doesn’t fit as well, get them re-measured. View Post
Many of our articles on The Male Stylist have discussed high-end clothing and tailoring that are often expensive and, for many, not a worthwhile investment in their list of priorities. However, buying designer does not necessarily have to cost as much as you think and, with a small amount of research and patience, you can make sure you aren’t burning a hole in your bank account whenever you want a new outfit. There are a variety of ways to do this and many are easily accessed, so we’re going to run through 4 of the best ways to save money when you are looking for designer label clothing.
1) Check The Sales Websites
There are a variety of websites out there that do both high-end grooming and fashion products with anywhere from 10% to 60% discount on their original retail prices. By checking them regularly and following them on Twitter you can find out about exclusive sales and product range releases days before they launch. These sales only last a few days and are usually completely depleted when they’re over, so being patient and waiting for the right ones is a bit of an art but it pays off. A few of our favourites can be found below:
Visit the sites, sign up and keep an eye on what comes through. Chances are you’ll have to wait a while but every now and then a real gem appears. View Post