Wedding season is in full swing and I've had a couple of clients asking me to help them put outfits together for the occasions they have coming up. We all saw the Royal Wedding and it seems I was influenced somewhat by the yellow that a certain Mr George Clooney was wearing, but in fact, one of the outfits I created was actually bought before that! And although I thought he looked very dapper, I'm still struggling with the matching tie and pocket square....I prefer it to tone not match exactly.
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Some men like to have the uniformity of wearing a suit to work every day as it simplifies everything but it can get boring wearing the same thing day in and day out. If you work in a conservative environment and have to keep your look formal there will be limits to the changes you can make but here are some styling suggestions on tweaks that you can easily incorporate.
Part of looking stylish is dressing appropriately for the occasion, and more often than not that includes factoring in the weather. There’s nothing more satisfying than the smug feeling you get when you know you’ve nailed it - you’re standing up to the elements but you’ve managed to look good too!
Therefore I'd say a mac is pretty essential in every guy’s wardrobe......I've chosen navy as one of the most versatile but you could also go for a classic stone or sand colour. Another thing I always think contributes to looking good, is paying attention to the details. This means continuing your style through to your accessories…..like the umbrella you carry. My current favourites are by London Undercover, some of which you can see below.
I was talking to a very dapper chap the other day at a menswear event (the launch of new bespoke service - The Wanderist) who worked in the finance sector. He was telling me how, despite the fact that many of his colleagues had plenty of spare cash to spend on their clothing, they were unsure on how to dress and relied on him for advice on how to do so in a stylish manner.
Here's a synopsis of our discussion and advice on how to give your business attire the edge in order to look pin-sharp.
Here are my 7 key pieces for your capsule wardrobe - things that offer versatility and are classic in style. Take advantage of the end of the sales to buy good quality items that will last.
I know many of you will start your search for a new Winter coat soon so I've had a look around & chosen some that are slightly different from your regular grey & black and here's what I found.
Sticking to classic greys, here's my pick of the best items currently in the sales.
5 Stylish raincoats and umbrellas to keep you warm and dry in the rain.
I've put together some looks to inspire you to give your outfits a touch of the Boardwalk Empire this winter. This stylish series has had a lasting influence on menswear and everywhere you look you can see a bit of Nucky, Lucky or Jimmy's style.
David Evans of Grey Fox blog modelling a Donegal Tweed a suit from John Lewis menswear.
One of my favourite items of clothing for men - the peacoat works well for formal and casual dressing. Here I've picked some of the best, and given a quick history of the peacoat too.
September is back to school month, where everyone returns to normality after the summer holidays. Taking this theme, I've styled up some outfits from that most traditional of fabrics - grey flannel.