Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Staple Man

Women are always wondering, what to wear, constantly searching for those perfectly matching colors, styles and accessories. Women worry about every season, occasion and Friday night dinner date. But have we ever stopped to think about men?

Men’s fashion essentials will incontestably differ in price and style according to a man’s given age, work environment, personal style and will rarely be concerned with the latest runway fashions or magazine suggestion. But just like in a women’s closet there are some ‘staple’ articles every man needs. (Other than a sports jersey) So with this being said, we ask you men – which fashion items are you missing from your wardrobe?

The Basics
Just like in a kitchen you have milk and cheese, your closet has its basic necessities as well. Blue jeans, button – down shirt, belts, Etc. So please take note of the following:

Jeans
Blue jeans are embedded in American culture, so of course this couldn’t be left out. A brand new (looking) pair of jeans is key. Obviously you can’t buy a new pair for every outing – we encourage proper care. (The floor isn’t a suitable place) Yet, even though worn out looking jeans have made a come back lately in fashion, just remember not to dinner. Jeans are versatile, comfortable, and can easily be combined with a dressier shoe, sneakers or sandals for a casual look.

T-Shirt
The “blue jeans and white t-shirt” look is what men worldwide should be aiming for when not at work. This doesn’t mean the v-neck, which is three times too small or too big. However a proper fitting one with not too much graphic – and please no cartoons! The t-shirt goes with any casual ensemble. Mixed with jeans, cargos or khakis it’s a never fail solution – an extremely simple genre that looks great.

Your Favorite Sweater
Every man in college or alumni has a favorite sweater, regardless of how many times it’s been worn or washed. Don’t worry, we’re not asking you to give it up! But maybe realize that it’s not the most appropriate item to be wearing for dad’s 50th birthday party. Many types of sweaters hang on our department store racks; find one that fits your style. Make sure you’re comfy and it’s versatile. (a gray or beige is always best)

Sneakers, of course
You probably own a pair of sneakers, if not a dozen. All for different purposes, the gym, guy’s night, your ‘nice’ pair and the list goes on. Wearing nice-looking white sneakers with jeans or any other type of sporty pants looks marvelous. Not to mention it’s extremely easy, just make sure they are clean. We don’t like scuff marks.
Now we wouldn’t be complete without accessories. Just like women have purses, jewelry, scarves – the men’s list isn’t that long but here are the two you should never be without!

Watch
It’s been said, a watch is the only piece of jewelry a man needs. And it was said for a reason, because it’s true! A timepiece, like shoes can say a lot about a man’s personality and fashion sense. It’s a masculine object and there are so many to choose from, you shouldn’t have a problem.

Tips on Being a Well-Dressed Modern Gentleman

Men’s fashion has always been an industry that commands recognition, what the handsome, chiseled models that display the handiwork of some of the world’s best designers and artisans. With the explosion of social media, men from all around the world are now paying even more attention to how they look; seeking to capture the onscreen attraction of models such as David Gandy and Tyson Beckford.

Given that men are spending so much money and time on menswear these days, new companies are springing up to accommodate them. And cater to the fashion requirements of these patrons. As such, the following is to help instruct younger men – older, too – about the basic elements of male fashion.

Elements of Men’s Fashion

Fashion is essentially a style that encompasses the clothing, footwear and accessories you put on; these can be things such as watches, wallets, sun-shades, bracelets and ties. You may find it helpful to check out a few fashion magazines, and jot down a general list of the things you like – put this list in your Smartphone, so you can start acquiring them little-by-little when you go shopping.

Fashion trends are also dependent on the particular occasion; what you wear should depend a lot on whether you’re going to a formal party, wedding, business meeting or some other special function. Even sportswear counts for fashion – you know how good you feel when you’re wearing certain work-out clothing before heading to the gym.

Keep in mind that the major elements of fashion that cannot be overlooked are the fit and comfort. Baggy clothing is mostly out for grown men – your clothes should not be too baggy or too tight once you hit your 20s. There’s even an extent to which you should sacrifice comfort (just a little) to make sure pants and top aren’t too loose. You don’t want to look unkempt! Proper fit enhances your appearance, and the fabric used goes a long way in helping with this attribute – soft cotton vs. polyester, for example.

Oh – and ditch the flashy colors, as a man. Sure; they may catch the lady’s eye; but it isn’t for a good reason, I can assure you. Men are under pressure to look manly (which is a good thing), so this shouldn’t really be a problem. Avoid reds and pinks, please, if you’re looking to attract women. Grays, blues, browns, blacks, silvers, etc, are always good colors to consider when strategically selecting your ensemble to impress.

The Importance of Getting Good Advice From a Boutique

Why would you even consider going this route? Because a shop or boutique that caters exclusively to men’s fashion employs professionals with considerable experience in menswear. They will help you make the right selection.

They can also counsel you on color schemes that you think are good, just because they look good on the store mannequin. The professional will more easily be able to picture how they’ll look on you, depending on your height, complexion, bearing, etc. The style you think you like might just not flatter you in reality – although the end-choice is, of course, yours. Take their experience into consideration when making a selection.

Always pay attention to the cut of the clothing – it makes a huge difference in how it looks on you. Here, more than anywhere else, the professional salesman can be of help.