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From casual to formal - a step by step guide

From casual to formal - a step by step guide

I put this guide together for a recent client to try and demonstrate a beginners guide on what makes items and outfits more casual, gradually going to more formal. It's based on summer wear with some explanations as to what to look out for and other variations you may also want to try. 

From what I hear about how some people dress on Dress Down Fridays, I think this is something a lot of men struggle with, so I hope this is a useful guide, particularly around the middle section where it can get more subtle and therefore complicated to achieve.

Categories: Formal wear, Suits, Dressing for Business, Smart/Casual dressing, Casual, Outfits

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What should I wear on a date? 3 go-to menswear looks for winter dating

What should I wear on a date? 3 go-to menswear looks for winter dating

You've done the hard work online and your profile is looking great and yes..... it's worked - you've got a date lined up. But now there's another problem - what to wear? And this is important - you're communicating non verbally to your date how you feel about yourself and how important the date is to you. It shows respect to the other person to dress well. Here's my guide on what to wear for dating with 3 outfits suitable for various occasions:

Categories: Dating, What to wear, Outfits

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How to Combine Your Colours

How to Combine Your Colours

A lot of men don't have much colour in their wardrobes, probably because it's more challenging to combine them successfully or they're unsure about what suits them.

So to assist you on how to introduce some colour into your wardrobe this summer, here are my 5 top tips on combining colours whether it's for casual or formal wear.

Categories: Colour, Spring, How To, Outfits

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Men's Christmas party outfits

Men's Christmas party outfits

I've noticed most menswear articles on party dressing feature mainly black tie, but most of my clients are more interested in receiving help to put together outfits that are dressy without being too businessy, and fun without being gimmicky or too young.

Here I've put together a selection of outfits to see you through the festivities!

Categories: Smart/Casual dressing, Winter, Christmas, How To, What to wear, Event dressing, Outfits, Party dressing

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Man in Blue

Man in Blue

Blue is a colour that most men feel happy wearing, so I've chosen a selection of outfits in varying shades of blue for you to ponder over, offset by some images from Francis Bacon's Man in Blue series. No need to look quite as pained and despairing as his model does though, as according to colour psychologists, blue is the colour of trust and reliability and exhibits an inner security and confidence.

Categories: Colour, Smart/Casual dressing, Casual, Classic style, Outfits

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A summer in seersucker suiting

A summer in seersucker suiting

Seersucker is lightweight, cool and comfortable to wear and as an added bonus, no ironing required! What's not to love?! I've searched out some seersucker tailoring for you and put together some outfits which I think would be great for any summer events you have coming up, where you need to look smart but keep your cool.

Categories: Spring, Summer, Pattern, Outfits

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Jewellery for gentlemen

Jewellery for gentlemen

I've chosen pieces of jewellery for men that I think are unusual but still subtle, and styled them with understated black and white. I've featured items from Comfort Station, Bark and Jacey Withers all of whom have a small selection of mens and unisex pieces.

Categories: Accessories, Gift Ideas, Outfits

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