What you wear by night can be every bit as important as your daytime attire, especially if you have designs on offering someone a glimpse beneath those blue and white stripes.
Ah, the tuxedo, the trickiest item of menswear for any guy to get right. Once it was something to be cherished and relished when it was worn but these days seems to be more like a chore and an obligation for those bound for nuptial-based events. I’ve always thought of any suit that a guy owns as their own suit of armour; once hemmed and tailored to your own personal tastes it should fill you with confidence and valour for the times ahead. Never was it more true for this most masculine of tailoring.
This autumn/winter, the fashion industry is going hell for leather – quite literally.
While some may say it comes as no surprise, given that the fabric has sustained its popularity for many years, with every season comes minor tweaks influenced by wider trends around cut and colour.
Yet regardless of its form, the leather jacket has remained a favourite of menswear icons, from Marlon Brando’s rugged biker to David Beckham’s Belstaff favourites.
A wise man’s wardrobe is built on cornerstones: the T-shirt for the beach (or the bar), a pair of Derbies for work (or a wedding) and the blazer for, well, pretty much everything.
There’s a time for vibrancy. Whether it’s last year’s trip through partly garish, fully sick Hawaiian prints, or a pastel tie that brings life to your office wear, the colour wheel spins in-and-out of trend every season. But when you’re tired of wondering whether lemon and mauve go (they do not) know that darker tones always have your back.
A short while ago, in a galaxy not so far away, The Souled Store brought to us Official Star Wars Merchandise. Designed by Master Yoda himself, their products are made to withstand the harshest of dust storms on Tatooine. Every Star Wars T-Shirt is tested by an Imperial Storm Trooper and is finally checked by Lord Vader himself. So quality will never be an issue. In-fact every Star Wars phone cover is manufactured from droid armour to make sure your mobiles are safe in their cases. So whether you support the Galactic Empire, the First Order or even the Rebellion, they got the best collection of Star Wars Merchandise in the Galaxy. Order now and they promise to deliver your goodies with their hyper-drive powered free shipping services. May The Force Be With You!
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Official Marvel Merchandise by The Souled Store. Created by their superhero team of designers, the Avengers Merchandise collection has something for every superhero fan. Ranging from Iron Man T-Shirts that’ll make you look cooler than Tony Stark, to Captain America mobile covers that are strong enough to withstand even Hulk’s Smash, the cool graphic prints will make you want to save the world. The next time you need to lift Thor’s Hammer, fight Hydra, or come face to face with the Punisher, make sure you look the part with their cool Superhero T-Shirts. Oh! and Groot fans, check out their Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise to make sure you fit in with Star-Lord and the rest of the crew.
To buy the ‘Thor’ phone cover, click on the link below:
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Great fit has long been – and forever will be – the key to impeccable style. If you’ve learnt anything from reading our blog posts, this should be it.
Slim and tailored has become the default fit adopted by the menswear industry in recent years. Designers have made many ill-fated attempts to push, reintroduce and re-establish a slightly fuller cut, but to no avail (as yet anyway).
The sophisticated, continental aesthetic that has defined men’s style of late, particularly in the realm of #menswear, marries well with this streamlined ideal. Our collective penchant for blazers and double-monks has so far kept the cruel cycle of fashion away, helping cement a more refined and elegant approach to style.
This year we’ve noticed a gradual move towards trends that are in many ways the complete antithesis of the clean and fitted silhouette that we’ve all religiously embraced. Oversized and longline garments are having a moment, in an effort to challenge the style status quo and make a case for the anti-fit. And so far, it’s proving quite convincing…
So with this post I decided to share an outfit that follows this latest trend and it’s no rocket science!
Here I put together a look with a beige pullover hoodie by Only&Sons and paired it with my pair of black ripped denims.
Things to remember while trying the oversized trend:
- This is a strictly casual look. Don’t try to incorporate long length tees or shirts into a formal or smart-casual ensemble. Classic cuts should be preferred when dressing up, as opposed to this more contemporary, fashion-forward silhouette. Sometimes it really is better to ignore fashion altogether and side with timeless style.
- Don’t oversize everything. Long length and oversized tops work best when paired with slim or skinny legwear to create a contrast. Oversizing every part of your outfit puts you on a fast track back to the 1990s, and not in a good way.
- Simplicity is key. A side zip or scoop neck should be the only form of detailing that appears on your tall tee. Skip the baroque patterns and extravagant typography that will undoubtedly be applied to many items in an effort to appear ‘street’. Stick to plain colours and let the length make the statement – there’s no need to overcomplicate things.
Wear with confidence.
- We wax lyrical about how crucial confidence is to good style, but this applies doubly when we’re talking about statement pieces – and oversized clothing is definitely a statement. If you’re going to second guess your wardrobe choice or be constantly pulling the hemline up so that the top doesn’t look as long, then this absolutely isn’t a trend for you.
The anti-fit trend isn’t going to appeal to everyone. It’s the complete opposite to everything we’ve ever taught you, and that’s likely to put many off.
That being said, if you’re looking for a stand-out piece or a way to revive your off-duty wear this autumn/winter then this could well be it.
But what are your thoughts on the anti-fit trend – is it something you’ll be trying out this season? Or is it totally against everything you know and love about modern menswear?
Shirts as we all know it, are a timeless and essential part of any man’s wardrobe. Before we start, I’d like to go on record saying that I am 100 per cent a shirt man. Some guys prefer t-shirts, some guys (God forbid) prefer vests, but when it comes to my own personal preference, I just don’t feel complete without a shirt on.
If you’re a regular reader of my articles, you will know that I’m a huge fan of simple, classic and versatile pieces of menswear; the type of clothing that forms the foundation of any successful capsule wardrobe and can be mixed and matched together to produce a wide variety of timeless looks. For those just starting out on their journey to becoming a well dressed man, this approach will ensure you look always appear stylish, no matter what the occasion or scenario.
‘Indian Threads’, a hugely promising homegrown Indian shirt brand, aims at doing just that and helping you build a wardrobe that consists of a shirt for every occasion. Indian Threads shirts are hand crafted at their state of the art facility in Indore. The skilled operators use single needle construction to ensure clean finishing and durable seams. Collars are fused with high quality interlining to achieve a fine balance between volume and pliability. Much attention is paid to both, the provenance of their raw materials and craftsmanship.
So we decided to go through their entire collection and find 3 versatile pieces that we personally would recommend. Below are the 3 looks we put together with 3 of their best shirts.
Here, I have chosen a black shirt with subtle white ditsy detailing. Personally, I love the ditsy trend. The print just amps up the whole look. Perfect for parties and late night events, this shirt definitely will definitely make its presence felt.
The second shirt we picked is a blue printed shirt with an interesting panel. Looks dynamic and would be perfect for lunches and semi-formal settings. We teamed it up with black trousers, they would also look great with khaki chinos or white denims.
This one is my personal favourite of the lot. The dark royal blue looks extremely suave and the subtle white detailing adds a corporate vibe to the whole outfit.
Perfect for any work setting, this shirt would provide a solid first impression in any scenario.
To view their entire collection, click on the link below:
Photography Credits: The Grey Dot
So the monsoon has been here for quite a while and hence me and a couple of friends chose to make a quick escapade to good old’ Khandala (a hill station near Mumbai) whilst we could.
The drive from Mumbai to Khandala is surreal to say the least. There is something hypnotic about the majestic valleys and beautiful ghats.
Full brogues or wingtips have always been my personal favourites amongst the plethora of various styles of brogues available in the market. Its just the beautiful wing shaped perforations that transform an ordinary pair of shoes into a work of art.