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When it comes to the art of seduction, nothing comes close to the intoxicating power of fragrance.

You can be the best-dressed guy in the room but add the right cologne and you’ll evoke powerful, inescapable emotions in her.

And this isn’t just my opinion – numerous studies have shown that sense of smell has a stronger link to emotion than any of her other senses.

So, if you want to attract the fairer sex, pick an intoxicating men’s cologne.

How do you actually find the right fragrance though?

If you buy blind online, you’re risking time and money if it has the opposite effect. If you ask for advice in a fragrance store, you’ll get the biased opinion of a shop assistant with sales targets to meet.

Well gents, I’ve done the hard work for you. I’ve tested hundreds of colognes and narrowed it down to these top 20 most seductive colognes.

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So what are my top 20 intoxicating men’s colognes that will have the ladies swooning?

Kilian’s Apple Brandy

  • Top notes: Apple, Oak, Vanilla
  • Heart notes: Labdanum
  • Base notes: Cedar

The name Apple Brandy conjures up memories of dates on cold and crisp fall days. If you’re looking for a fragrance that reminds a woman of time spent together with mulled wine and apple-picking, this fragrance won’t disappoint.

Presentation is an important part of a fragrance as well and Kilian’s premium lockbox design separates it from the crowd.


Creed Silver Mountain Water

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  • Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin Orange
  • Heart notes: Green Tea, Blackcurrant
  • Base Notes: Musk, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Galbanum

Not everyone can go on a romantic date to the Alps. That’s why Creed has brought the feeling of refreshing mountain air and trickling streams to anyone who wears this fragrance.

A woman who smells this cologne will be revitalized and relaxed. The perfect mood for getting to know someone better.


Greenley by Parfums De Marly

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  • Top Notes: Sicilian Bergamot, Mandarin, Green Apple, Cashmere Wood
  • Heart Notes: Cedarwood, Petitgrain, Violet, Pomarose
  • Base Notes: Oakmoss, Musk, Amberwood Accord

Marly says this is ‘a source of pure energy’ and what woman doesn’t want to be with a man who is charismatic and full of life?

If you want a vibrant yet sophisticated fragrance then look no further than this oriental fougère (a combination of exotic spices and ferns to you and me).


Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million

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  • Top Notes: Grapefruit, Mint, Blood Mandarin
  • Heart Notes: Rose, Cinnamon, Spicy Notes
  • Base Notes: Leather, Woody Notes, Amber, Indian Patchouli

A woody and spicy modern classic very popular with men looking to draw in the ladies. 1 Million has an intense sweet note that reminds me of bubblegum. This gives the fragrance a youthful and relaxed character that makes it the perfect choice for a young man.

The combination of sweetness and spiciness makes this best for fall and winter.


Armani Code Absolu

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  • Top notes: A hint of green mandarin, cardamom
  • Heart notes: rum
  • Base notes: tonka bean, golden myrrh, vanilla

Ryan Reynolds fronts the marketing campaign for this fragrance and with good reason. This oriental spicy option is intense, masculine and the king of cool…just like our man Ryan.

Does your date have a sweet tooth? The base note of vanilla mellows out the overall experience of this fragrance and any woman who appreciates a sweet scent will love this.


Viktor & Rolf’s Spicebomb Extreme

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  • Top notes: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Pepper
  • Heart notes: Lavender, Cumin, Elemi
  • Base notes: Iris, Tobacco, Cistus Labdanum, Vanilla

The original Spicebomb is a go-to cologne for many men. This is exactly why you’ll stand out from the crowd by opting for its big brother: Spicebomb Extreme.

This fragrance appeals to a wide variety of women because it covers a lot of bases. Spicebomb Extreme is rich, sweet and spicy yet balanced with the herbal smell of fresh lavender.


Versace Eros Flame

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  • Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Black Pepper, Chinnoto, Rosemary, Lemon
  • Middle Notes: Pepper, Geranium, Rose
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Madagascar Vanilla, Texas Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oakmoss

Eros Flame is the intoxicating flanker to the original fragrance Versace Eros. You still get the original fragrance’s DNA but this is a more complex cologne designed to attract a more sophisticated type of woman.

This is also an excellent fragrance to consider when Versace Eros is one of the most popular men’s fragrances right now. With Eros Flame you are much less likely to come across other men wearing the same fragrance as you.


Carlisle by Parfums De Marly

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  • Top Notes: Green Apple, Nutmeg
  • Heart Notes: Tonka Bean, Rosa
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, Patchouli

Carlisle is a spicy-sweet explosion that communicates power and masculinity. This is a fragrance with strong projection and great longevity to match at up to nine hours.

Take Layton from Parfums De Marly and add a feeling of being in a dark wood – this is a rich fragrance best kept for fall and winter. The bottle is black for a reason!


Armani’s Aqua Di Gio Profondo

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  • Top Notes: Sea Notes, Aquozone, Bergamot, Green Mandarin
  • Middle Notes: Rosemary, Cypress, Lavender, Mastic
  • Base Notes: Mineral Notes, Patchouli, Musk, Amber

If you want a fragrance that’s truly intoxicating you need Profondo. The depth and intensity of its notes have an indisputably masculine character that is designed to draw women towards you.

Longevity is also a specialty of Profondo, lasting six hours or more. This is what will guarantee you stand out from other men wearing an ordinary summertime fragrance that will be undetectable later in the day.


Tom Ford Black Orchid

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  • Top notes: Truffle, Gardenia, Blackcurrant, Ylang-ylang, Jasmine, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Amalfi Lemon
  • Heart notes: Orchid, Spices, Gardenia, Fruity Notes, Ylang-ylang, Jasmine, Lotus
  • Base Notes: Mexican Chocolate, Lotus, Vanille, Incense, Amber, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musk

Do you want to be a man of mystery? Do you want to remind a woman of a tall, dark and handsome stranger she once passed in the night? Then this is the seductive fragrance you need to be wearing.

Tom Ford is a king of cologne and this fragrance is one of the reasons why. This is a true must-try because of the vast number of notes masterfully arranged to work in unison. Like Creed, Tom Ford fragrances are priced at a premium but are well worth trying at least once to see what you can get for the money. Where else will you find fragrance with a truffle top note?


Armaf’s Club De Nuit Intense

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  • Top notes: Lemon, Pineapple, Black Currant, Bergamot, Apple
  • Heart notes: Birch, Jasmine, Rose
  • Base Notes: Musk, Ambergris, Patchouli, Vanilla

If you have heard of Creed Aventus but can’t afford it then this is the fragrance for you. This masculine cocktail of a fragrance has the same seductive effect on women for a fraction of the price.

Armani is an expert at creating addictive masculine fragrances so it should be no surprise they have another entry on this list. The same complex cocktail of notes that women love in Creed are at play here too: masculinity balanced with energy and a romantic side.


Calvin Klein’s Obsession For Men

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  • Top notes: Cinnamon, Lavender, Coriander, Mandarin Orange, Lime, Bergamot, Grapefruit
  • Heart notes: Myrrh, Nutmeg, Carnation, Brazilian Rosewood, Pine tree, Sage, Jasmine, Red Berries
  • Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk, Patchouli, Vetiver

Obsession appeals to a woman’s sensuality. This is a playful and warm yet mysterious cologne.

Fragrances often come and go like fashion trends so I take notice when a cologne like Obsession has been around since the 80s and is still thriving. When I see the same timeless fragrance combining this many notes and offering that experience at reasonable prices…how could I leave it off this list?


Layton By Parfums De Marly

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  • Top notes: Apple, Lavender, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot
  • Heart notes: Geranium, Violet, Jasmine
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, Cardamom, Sandalwood, Pink Pepper, Patchouli, Guiaic Wood

Layton transports your date to an orchard next to a rustic bakery in the same way that Creed’s Silver Mountain Water transports your date to the Alps.

This is a fragrance with an intense aroma carried by the notes of vanilla and precious woods. The smell of caramelized coffee won’t be found in the notes on paper but can be detected by the nose.


Bleu De Chanel

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  • Top Notes: Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint, Pink Pepper, Aldehydes, Bergamot, Coriander
  • Heart Notes: Ginger, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Melon
  • Base Notes: Incense, Amber, Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Labdanum, Amberwood

Fresh, clean-smelling citrus and mint set the stage here and what woman doesn’t love a clean and put-together man? This is a highly popular men’s fragrance for a reason – it’s a choice that almost never fails to create a romantic atmosphere.

Buy this fragrance if you want the feeling of putting on a crisp new shirt, suit and tie. Do you feel the confidence, the manliness? That’s what this fragrance is designed to make your date associate you with.


Tom Ford Oud Wood

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  • Top notes: Exotic Rose Wood, Cardamom, Sichuan Pepper
  • Heart notes: Oud Wood, Sandalwood, Vetiver
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Amber

If you have heard of Tom Ford you know he is an elegant man who is full of confidence and completely comfortable in his own skin. This is one of Tom Ford’s original fragrances and there is a lot of his personality in this bottle.

This a warm, luxurious and bold fragrance. In other words, just like its creator. Do you want to be Tom Ford? Of course you do.


Creed Aventus

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  • Top Notes: Apple, Blackcurrant, Pineapple, Bergamot
  • Heart Notes: Juniper Berries, Birch, Patchouli, Jasmine
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk, Oakmoss, Ambergris

Creed Aventus is perfect for warm spring and summer days. It also happens to be one of the most popular high-end fragrances for the last decade.

Aventus is essentially the ideal modern gentleman in a bottle: Passionate and energetic with a thoughtful and manly side.

Some have described Creed as a ‘love it or hate it’ fragrance. Personally, I prefer a fragrance that a small number of women are truly intoxicated and intrigued by rather than a fragrance that gets a faint smile from everybody.


Thierry Mugler’s Pure Havane

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  • Top Notes: Tobacco, White Honey
  • Heart Notes: Vanilla, Cacao, Patchouli
  • Base Notes: Amber, Styrax, French Labdanum

Do you know what women find intoxicating? Confidence.

Pure Havane channels the timeless swagger of someone cruising slowly down the streets of Havana in a classic 50s car. If you need a confidence boost to help you channel that feeling then look no further.

The nearly imperceptible tobacco top note here adds the ‘je ne sais quoi’ all good fragrances have. It also means you don’t need to smoke fine Cuban cigars every time you want to mentally transport your date to Havana!


Christian Dior’s Sauvage EDP

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  • Top Notes: Bergamot
  • Heart Notes: Sichuan Pepper, Lavender, Star Anise, Nutmeg
  • Base Notes: Ambroxan, Vanilla

You probably know Dior’s Sauvage from its Johnny Depp-fronted marketing campaign. Why is this fragrance so seductive though?

Sauvage uses high-end, exotic ingredients to create a cleansing but spicy cloud around you. It reminds a woman of a clean-cut man with an alluring dangerous side.

Think James Bond…

I recommend you purchase the Eau De Parfum (EDP) version of Sauvage. This is a small step up in price from the standard Eau De Toilette (EDT) but adds noticeable extra strength and longevity. Learn more about the difference between EDT, EDP and EDC fragrances here.


Terre D’Hermès

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  • Top Notes: Orange, Grapefruit
  • Heart Notes: Pepper, Pelargonium
  • Base Notes: Vetiver, Cedar, Patchouli, Benzoin

Here’s another fragrance that has two sides to its personality.

This is a fragrance that wouldn’t raise eyebrows from anyone passing you by in the office thanks to the orange and cedar notes. When a woman is standing next to you at a bar though she will be drawn in deeper and deeper by the pepper and patchouli. Now that is what I call intoxicating.


L’Homme Ideal by Guerlain EDP

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  • Top Notes: Citruses, Orange Blossom, Rosemary, Bitter Orange
  • Heart Notes: Almond, Tonka Bean
  • Base Notes: Leather, Vetiver, Cedar

You are probably used to seeing almonds in chocolate and cakes so why is it a heart note in this fragrance? It’s because this is a ‘gourmand’-like fragrance.

That means L’Homme Ideal has been designed to use the smell of food to create an intoxicating aura around you when a woman smells L’Homme Ideal.

You could even say Guerlain has created this cologne to make you smell good enough to eat. Give this fragrance a try because its powers aren’t limited to just foodies.

As with Dior’s Sauvage, my advice here is to pick up the EDP (Eau De Parfum) version of this fragrance for extra power and longevity.


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Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million Privé

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  • Top notes: Blood Mandarin, Cinnamon
  • Heart notes: Tobacco, Myrrh
  • Base notes: Tonka Bean, Patchouli

What could beat Paco Rabanne 1 Million? How about 1 Million Privé? Cinnamon joins blood mandarin as a top note. Myrrh is introduced as a heart note for an oriental feeling.

The darker, dryer feeling of these notes makes 1 Million Privé a more sophisticated version of the standard 1 Million. That makes this a fragrance you can wear to the office and then re-apply for whatever romantic plans you have afterward…


Kilian’s Vodka On The Rocks

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  • Top Notes: Coriander, Cardamom
  • Heart Notes: Rose, Rhubarb, Lily Of The Valley
  • Base Notes: Oakmoss, Ambroxan, Sandalwood

Why is this fresh and woodsy warm weather fragrance so seductive? Think of Vodka On The Rocks as the aroma rising up from the ice and spirits in a woman’s drink.

If Guerlain’s L’Homme Ideal was designed to make women eat you up, Kilian’s Vodka On The Rocks is meant to make women want to drink you in!


Calvin Klein’s Euphoria Men

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  • Top Notes: Ginger, Pepper
  • Heart Notes: Black Basil, Sage, Cedar
  • Base Notes: Amber, Patchouli, Brazilian Redwood, Suede

Euphoria Men helps you get a woman’s attention by including overlooked (but intoxicating) ingredients in their fragrances. This is a cologne that specializes in subtlety and lets its herbal and woody ingredients do the talking for it.

You are guaranteed to capture a woman’s interest with notes like black basil because the woman next to you at a bar will never have smelled them before. Many fragrances are seasonal but Euphoria can be worn all year round, ensuring you always stand out from the crowd.


Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme

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  • Top notes: Lavender, Green Coriander
  • Heart notes: Green Notes, Orange Blossom, Neroli
  • Base Notes: Cedar, Patchouli

The top of the Gucci Guilty Black bottle is colored green for a reason. The smell of nature from herbs to classic woody notes come through very strongly.

Gucci Guilty Black is designed to intoxicate women with its unmistakably manly base notes of cedar and patchouli.

Wear this during spring, summer or fall months to take full advantage of the nature-inspired notes on offer here.


Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

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  • Top Notes: Orange, Sea Notes, Aldehydes, Blood Orange
  • Middle Notes: Pepper, Neroli, Cedar
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, White Musk, Amber, Vetiver, Elemi Resin

Sea notes, pepper and amber project a seductive air of sophistication and class.

This is a gentlemanly fragrance that can be easily worn with a suit.


There you have it, gents… the 20 most intoxicating fragrances in my collection.

  • Kilian’s Apple Brandy
  • Creed’s Silver Mountain Water
  • Greenley by Parfums De Marly
  • Paco Rabanne’s, 1 Million
  • Armani Code Absolu
  • Viktor & Rolf’s Spicebomb Extreme
  • Versace’s Eros Flame
  • Carlisle by Parfums De Marly
  • Armani’s Aqua Di Gio Profondo
  • Tom Ford Black Orchid
  • Armaf’s Club De Nuit Intense
  • Calvin Klein’s Obsession For Men
  • Layton by Parfums De Marly
  • Bleu de Chanel
  • Tom Ford Oud Wood
  • Creed’s Aventus
  • Thierry Mugler’s Pure Havane
  • Christian Dior’s Sauvage
  • Terre D’Hermès
  • L’Homme Ideal by Guerlain

And as a bonus…

  • Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million Privé
  • Kilian’s Vodka On The Rocks
  • Calvin Klein’s Euphoria Men
  • Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme
  • Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

Use this knowledge wisely!

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How to wear your watch correctly



As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.

It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.

But how do you know which way is the right way?

Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.

In today’s article, I’ll be covering:

  1. Origins Of The Wrist Watch
  2. What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
  3. Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
  4. The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch

old watches

When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.

Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.

At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.

Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.

Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.

After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.

#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?

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The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.

The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.

But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.

So how do you know for sure?

The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.

Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.

So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.

#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?

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The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?

This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.

You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.

Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.

But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?

The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.

Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.

#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

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Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.

Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.

As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.

After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.

You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.

Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.

After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.

There you have it, gents.

Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.

There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.

If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)



We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.

So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!

Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.

We’ll be covering:

  1. What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
  2. How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
  3. Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
  4. What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?

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One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.

While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.

A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.

This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.

But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?

#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?

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After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.

For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.

This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.

Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.

Keep It Simple

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Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.

You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.

With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.

For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:

  • A dark three-piece suit 
  • A light-colored tweed blazer
  • A leather bomber or biker jacket
  • An overcoat (dark or light)
  • A formal button-up shirt (white)
  • 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
  • 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
  • 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
  • 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
  • 1 pair of black dress shoes
  • 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
  • 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
  • 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)

When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.

#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?

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As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.

Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.

While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.

When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.

Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.

The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.

These big ticket items include:

  • Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
  • Overcoats and jackets
  • Dress shoes and sneakers
  • Boots

These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.

#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

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You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.

Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.

For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.

When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.


man wearing overcoat

Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.

The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.

When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.

Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.

Leather Jackets

leather jackets

A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.

Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.

A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.

For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.


man wearing sweater

Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.

So how do you find the perfect sweater?

You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.

Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.

Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.

That’s it, gents.

To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.

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The Best Zara Fragrances



We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.

Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of

£100 for 50ml.

Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.

Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99

This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.

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For Him 100ml – £22.99

My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.

Florence 100ml – £16.24

Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.

Written by Tom Loughran

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