How loose are your pants? Are they so loose that you need to be double sure they don't fall down? Braces hold your pants up, belts also hold your pants up. If you're struggling with either, then you probably just need smaller pants. I see this mistake all to often, and excuse my French but … Continue reading Braces or Belt, Never both
When I first started this blog I was big into menswear education, so much so that I started a category called "Dressquete" - Yeah I know, I'm a master of wordplay. The idea behind it? Well, the idea was to help guys get a grip on the basics of men's fashion do's and don'ts … Continue reading Match Leather to Leather and Metal to Metal
I recently wrote an article for the Sunday Times offering 10 Style Tips for everyday. I'm not sure how many of you actually saw it, so I thought I would take some time to maybe share it here on the blog. Not only do I think there is some really valuable advice in there, but … Continue reading 10 Style tips to use everyday
Ive been seeing a lot of guys breaking this rule, and although it's a fairly simple one, it can be difficult to get right if your wardrobe doesnt allow it. As with most menswear rules, it's a little obvious and as I said, fairly simple, whenever you're wearing metal (anything) make sure that it is … Continue reading Dressiquette – Match metal. With metal.
Much like all the other dressiquete rules, this one is pretty simple. When you're wearing a shirt that has french cuffs, you should always wear a jacket and of course cufflinks.You can identify a french cuff shirt as the cuffs are doubled over and there are no buttons with which to fasten them, hence forth … Continue reading Dressiquette – French cuffs with cufflinks and Jacket. Only.
It should really be OR shirt, your pocket square should compliment your tie or your shirt, or ideally I think both. Now when I say compliment, I mean exactly that, compliment, not match. Yes, I know that some stores sell matching tie and pocket squares sets, but you should never shop at those stores, they're … Continue reading Dressiquete – A pocket square should compliment the tie & shirt
It's been a while since I did a dressiquete posts. a little fashion rule to keep us in check. Lapels and ties. That's what we're talking about here. This particular rule is so simple it requires almost no explanation. Is your lapel narrow? Then go with a narrow tie. Is your lapel wide? Then … Continue reading Dressiquete – Thin with thin. Thick with thick.
Tom Ford says, "keep your jacket buttoned. Always. It's just really flattering" and Tom Ford is right, because even though Tom Ford puts on his pants one leg at a time like the rest of us, when his pants are on, he's Tom Ford. So now that we know our jackets should always be buttoned, … Continue reading Dressiquete – Sometimes, Always, Never
I love rules like this. They make dressing up simple. Your shirt has buttons, make sure your tie bar sits between the 3rd and the 4th button of that shirt. Simple. Tie bars are the kind of fashion accessory that never really go away they just seems to re invent themselves in different eras of … Continue reading Dressiquete – Tie bars sit between the 3rd & 4th button
How loose are your pants? Are they so loose that you need to be double sure they don't fall down? Well, then get yourself a smaller pair of pants. I saw this the other night and it kinda shocked me, what really shocked me was that a very 'gentlemeny' cigarette brand had dressed up there … Continue reading Dressiquete – Braces or belt, never both