Menswear Essentials Part 2: Navy Blue Suit

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When it comes to value for money I don’t think you can get better than investing in a navy blue suit. Treated as two separate pieces of clothing, or worn together as either a smart or casual offering there are numerous looks for men to try. Thus cementing its place as an essential piece of kit in any man’s wardrobe.

In this article I’m going to breakdown the merits of different menswear outfits that all have the navy blue suit as their foundation.

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Getting It Right When It Comes To Men’s Wallets

map walletSo you have got yourself a hot date, you have picked the right restaurant and your outfit is looking great. The meal has gone well, no food down your shirt and she is even laughing at your shit jokes. Signalling to the waiter that you want the bill you have an air of confidence and authority. She was never going to be paying but your self assurance has cemented this.

You reach inside your breast pocket and pull out your wallet….her face drops! Tatty receipts protrude from your dog eared excuse for a a gentleman’s accessory. You fumble to pull your credit card out, which seems to have become super glued. As your face becomes flushed and your decorum evaporates so does any chance of using that 5 year old condom that has just falling on the restaurant floor.

Never fear, help is at hand

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Tom Ford Announces New Film

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Fashionable film going men rejoice! After the success of his debut film ‘A Single Man’ starring Colin Firth, Tom Ford has announced he will be releasing his second film. Adapted from a novel written by Ford himself, the thriller is in early stages of casting but is due to start filming this September.

In honour of this announcement we will have a look back at the 2009 cinematic release of ‘A Single Man’ and highlight key menswear pieces from the film.

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Three Ways To Wear A Men’s Silk Scarf

 

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A key accessory that I will soon be adding to my wardrobe is a silk scarf. Frustratingly I recently saw an older gentleman on the tv wearing a silk scarf tucked under his jumper but can’t for the life of me remember who it was. But it made me a bit obsessive in hunting out a scarf to purchase.

In this article I am going to show how men can use the scarf in a couple of different ways to add a new dimension to both your smart and casual outfits.

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A Brief Guide to Men’s Shirt Collars

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Men’s collars can be somewhat of a fashion minefield. You often see examples of men wearing the wrong collar with a misguided accessory or jacket. Learning the different styles available means you are in a better position to pick the right shirt to go with your outfit or occasion.

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Menswear Essentials Part 1: The White T-Shirt

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Image from Tommy Ton

 

Building a man’s wardrobe can take time, it isn’t going to happen over night. But there are fundamental pieces in your wardrobe that should be the foundation. Inevitably your style will develop and change over time, that key item you wore in your twenties will be thrown out when you enter your thirties. The building blocks need to be interchangeable, able to work with multiple looks both smart and casual. In this series of posts I will run through the collection of garments I believe every man should have in their wardrobe.

Part 1: The White T-Shirt

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Best Dressed Men at the Oscars

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Below you will find a collection of some of my best dressed actors at the ceremony. I always find that the Oscars are a chance for men to make a real statement, there is always a sense of ‘old’ Hollywood. Harking back to the golden age of Hollywood leading actors seem to take their sartorial inspiration from the likes of Cary Grant and Erol Flynn with velvet dinner jackets and bowties in abundance.

Below you will find a collection of some of my best dressed actors at the ceremony.

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