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Look around you. How many of your colleagues are wearing neckties?

All of them?

Some of them?

Maybe none of them?

It’s tough to assess the necessity of men’s neckties in 2020 when every man works in a different environment with different uniform expectations.

How can you tell whether wearing a necktie is necessary when every workplace and social event has its own rules?

It’s a polarising topic – and it’s what I’m covering in today’s style battle: Necktie vs No Necktie.

Let’s get ready to rumble!

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According to ABC News – A Gallup poll found that 67% of men never wear neckties at work. Instead, they opt for more casual business attire.

And in a post I saw over on Reddit, one user stated:

‘I will always wear a tie. I legitimately look down upon people who don’t dress for the occasion. Someone’s getting married, and they can’t put on a tie?’ – u/AManofWealthandTaste

A strong statement, to say the least.

So how is it that the majority of American men tend to stick to casual business attire but public opinion still seems to rate the necktie as a valuable addition to any man’s wardrobe?

Today we’ll find out in the ultimate showdown between the popped collar and formal necktie.

 

Necktie vs No Necktie: Round 1 – Are Neckties Sexy?

Pro: Neckties Are Hot

Whether it’s wearing neckties at work or to formal events – the fact remains that women love neckties in 2020.

Why? It’s all about power and status, gents. A necktie gives you a professional-looking edge that stacks you up above the average jeans and shirt-wearing man.

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Women love a man in a suit and tie. Period.

But don’t just take my word for it – listen to the science.

Renowned Psychologist C. Nathan DeWall at the University of Kentucky surveyed 400 women and found that a man’s social status can directly affect a woman’s attraction level to you.

Does that mean all men have to live in a mansion and drive a Rolls Royce to find a woman? Absolutely not.

It’s all about the perception of class – dress the part, and you’ll instantly give off high society vibes. Wearing a tie can be a great way to achieve that as fewer men are seen donning them in 2020.

There’s a lot of science to back up the wearing of neckties instead of casual business attire. In fact, a 2016 study by bows-and-ties.com found that 72% of women are turned on when a man wears a tie on a date.

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If wearing a necktie can get her to smile, you know the date’s been a success.

Now, I’m not saying that ties are gonna guarantee a successful end to a date night – but it seems they definitely help your chances with over 70% of women. With a success rate like that, you’d be an idiot not to go for a necktie.

 

Con: Men‘s Neckties Are A Turn Off

It’s well known that a well-fitting suit does for women what lingerie does for men. However, a tie doesn’t have to be part of the equation.

Some would argue that a tie can actually ruin a man’s chances of getting a second date.

Picture this: you’re meeting a date for a drink. You arrive and see her standing at the bar looking great in a pair of jeans and a nice top. She’s working that smart-casual aesthetic like a pro.

But then it hits you. You’ve got a tie on and look like you’re going to a wedding.

Big mistake – you’re gonna stand out for all the wrong reasons. You look too formal, and she’s gonna think you’re fishing for attention.

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You’re not this old yet – could this be how she sees you wearing a tie?

It’s important to think smart when it comes to dressing for a date. The aim is to look cool, laid back, and relaxed – wearing a necktie presents you as the complete opposite of this. Instead, opt for casual business attire, so you still look smart but don’t seem as though you’re overdoing it.

Put simply; women want a sleek and modern man – not someone who dresses like their grandfather.

 

Round 2 – Can Men’s Neckties Affect Confidence?

Pro: Neckties Make A Man Feel Great

It’s a fact. Confident = attractive.

What’s more confident than a man wearing a bold and powerful necktie?

Men’s neckties are a symbol of a man’s confidence in himself. When you sport neckties in 2020, you’re telling the world that you’re not afraid to be bold. Doing this will mean self-confidence will ooze through everything you do subconsciously.

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If you look great, you feel great.

If you feel great, then you will naturally hold yourself with more presence and power.

Once again, the necktie shines through as an awesome tool to leverage the power of public perception. When you wear one and walk with confidence, those around you will assume you possess higher powers and greater responsibilities.

How do I know this? Mark Richardson (one of my colleagues and guest poster at Artofmanliness) found that wearing a tie every day for a year gave him:

  • Increased confidence
  • Greater recognition among co-workers
  • More responsibility
  • More opportunities

By simply allowing himself to feel more confident while wearing a necktie in 2020, Mark improved his life chances and heightened his colleagues’ perception of him.

Now that’s what I call a power tie.

Con: Neckties Oppress Self Expression

How can a man express himself when he’s dressed the same as every other guy in his office?

Losing the necktie is a far better way of presenting yourself as unique and interesting as you break away from the norm and demonstrate your confidence through the ‘art of underdressing.’

The art of underdressing doesn’t mean dressing inappropriately. Instead, it means to test acceptable work/formal attire boundaries and demonstrate your personality through a more relaxed wardrobe choice.

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Lapel pins can add a unique twist to an otherwise dull blazer.

If you still want accessories – there’s always the option of fashionable men’s accessories like Darkknot’s lapel pins to add variety to your casual business attire.

The fact is that ties are becoming less common in the workplace and at formal social gatherings. So much so that wearing a tie can often make you stand out from the crowd and decrease your confidence. It’s hard not to feel self-conscious when all eyes are on you for being the odd one out.

Nothing looks more insecure than constantly checking and fiddling with your tie because you think people are judging you for it. Keep that in mind, gents – it might be best to lose the tie and not have to worry about people’s opinions of you.

 

Round 3 – Can Men’s Neckties Influence Career Progression?

Pro: Men’s Neckties Improve Your Professional Appearance

In both work and personal life, a man must command respect when the need arises.

The necktie has a long-running history as a garment that men wear when they want to be respected by those around them. Regardless of whether you are the boss of a multinational company or an intern trying to kick start your career, the tie is vital to the art of ‘dressing to impress.’

Typically, the first judgements made about a man are not on his personality but on his appearance. We live in a shallow world, guys, but the fact is your appearance is the first thing people notice before they’ve even had time to greet you and shake your hand. Casual business attire can give off the wrong impression almost instantly.

So the rule in business is to dress to impress – particularly if you are going for a meeting or job interview.

Zachary Kevorkian, in a 2020 blog post “Why I Wear a Tie Every Day (Even Though I Don’t Have To)” on osmosis.org, found that:

  • Wearing a tie every day makes him “feel confident and professional.”
  • Wearing a tie established a certain expectation among his colleagues.
  • As his relationship with his peers improved, so did his work.
  • On a day to dad basis, he was getting more done and not staying up late to finish projects.

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Donning a men’s necktie indicates that you hold yourself to a higher standard – you don’t want to simply meet your career expectations. Instead, you aim to exceed them.

Think about the process of a meeting or job interview. Your client or potential boss will be meeting with multiple men and will have to choose which candidate is at the top of his game. You have the option to either wear a tie (and potentially look overdressed) or to lose the tie (and potentially look underdressed).

The overdressed man shows an eagerness and willingness to strive for the very best.

The underdressed man looks like a slob who doesn’t understand how to dress appropriately.

Which of these two guys would you rather be? I think the answer’s pretty obvious, but I’ll let you decide.

Con: Neckties Make You Look Too Conservative

Businesswear isn’t a black and white topic. Depending on the company, dressing in a suit and tie can look just as inappropriate as coming to work in sweatpants.

Businesses that operate in creative industries like fashion, advertising, and media production want to find candidates that can think outside the box.

Considering that the tie is a very traditional accessory within the world of hard-headed businessmen, opting for a tie when attending an interview in a creative industry can make you seem antiquated and unapproachable.

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No one wants to be this guy.

‘Ties can be left behind, replaced by a snug, fine-gauge sweater in a block color, layered peacefully under the jacket.’ – Dmarge.com

A great point considering that many industries are becoming more open to more casual business attire in 2020.

The lesson to be learned here is that ties are not the go-to interview accessory for every job on the market. Some positions are more likely to judge you negatively for wearing a tie than see it as a sign of professionalism, so make sure you do your research and consider a necktie alternative if the occasion calls for it.

 

Round 4 – Can Men’s Neckties Affect Physicality?

Pro: Neckties Make A Man Look More Appealing

One of the key benefits of wearing a tie is its ability to frame and draw attention to the face.

A man’s face is his best tool for communicating with the world around him – so the more attention that is drawn to it, the better.

The tie helps with this by complimenting the jawline and literally creating an arrow that points from the waist to the face. It’s natural for people’s eyes to follow lines of interest – so having a tie that leads directly to the face is a great way of commanding the attention of those around you.

Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!

Stand in front of the mirror wearing a tie and observe how it directs your sight upwards. Now, remove the tie. Your focus is suddenly off, right? That’s because your eyes have lost their line of attention, so struggle to find a focus point.

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The tie directs the eyes upwards while also focusing attention away from the sides of the body.

Additionally, ties also focus attention on the center of your body by leading the eyes away from your hips  – which for our dad-bod readers will be a great tool for looking slimmer and fitter. When someone’s eyes focus on your tie, the sides of the body seen in your periphery are blurred out, improving the wearer’s perceived size.

The same goes for height – a skinnier men’s necktie can make you look taller by drawing the eye up and down the body, giving the illusion of a more elongated torso.

Basically, gents, it’s all about creating optical illusions that heighten and thin out your physique. A tie can achieve both of these things through careful styling, making it a fantastic accessory to leverage people’s perception of your physicality. Achieving this with casual business attire is trickier as there are fewer ways to create attention-grabbing lines and shapes.

Con: Men’s Neckties Damage Health

A 2018 study in the National Library of Medicine by Robin Luddecke called “Should you stop wearing neckties?” found that wearing a tie can result in a 7.5% drop in cerebral blood flow to the brain.

What does this mean in layman’s terms? Simple: although a 7.5% drop in blood flow doesn’t seem too drastic, it could end up causing more frequent headaches, dizziness, and nausea if you wear a tie for too long.

I don’t know about you guys, but those little inconveniences annoy the hell out of me. If losing the necktie can prevent me from reaching for the Aspirin every five minutes, then count me in.

Luddecke’s work isn’t the only flag being flown for the abolishment of neckties.

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Could wearing a necktie really affect your health?

In fact, a 2003 study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology called “Effect of a tight necktie on intraocular pressure” found that wearing a tie can end up causing a backup of blood through the jugular vein, which leads to the eye.

If the pressure builds up towards the eye, medical conditions such as Glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve) and Cataracts (patches in the eye’s lens that reduce the quality of sight) become far more likely as time goes on.

It’s shocking to think that the simple act of tying your necktie in the morning has the potential to lead to both daily inconveniences and some pretty serious health conditions later in life.

I wonder how many men would consider looking ‘smart’ more important than their health and eyesight. Wouldn’t it be better to go for casual business attire and save your long term health?

 

Final Round – Do Neckties Affect Authority?

Pro: Men’s Neckties Command Respect and Symbolise Strength

Think about the sorts of people who wear neckties regularly.

  • Company directors – think Kevin O’Leary or Tom Ford
  • High ranking military officials – General Mark A. Milly (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)
  • Presidents and Royalty from around the world – Prince Charles (The Prince of Wales) or Emannuel Macron (President of France)

Coincidence? Absolutely not.

All of these men need to command respect in their places of work. They’re at the top of their game and need to demonstrate a certain level of authority to stay there.

How can a men’s necktie help to achieve this? A psychological study by Stanley Milgram proved that people obey those they perceive to hold authority as a result of their looks.

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In Milgram’s study, a lab coat was used to create the perception of importance.

The Milgram Shock Experiment – conducted in 1963 – set out to test the extent to which humans obey orders from those that look as though they hold knowledge and authority.

To do this, Milgram conducted several rounds of experiments in which participants delivered increasingly high-voltage shocks to a patient in a separate room to them.

Every time the participant shocked Milgram’s ‘patient’, an actor was instructed to scream in agony. Despite the screams, the majority (65%) of participants obeyed the doctor’s orders and continued to shock until the patient fell silent.

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Many participants administered a lethal dose of electricity to the ‘patient’

Were all of these participants blood-hungry psychopaths? No.

The reason they obeyed the doctor’s orders was simply a result of his authoritative appearance. His participants recognized a lab coat as a symbol of knowledge and power in his field, which influenced them to obey his every command.

A tie can also have this effect – it creates the perception of power and will subconsciously influence those around you to take you seriously.

Con: Necktie Authority Is Just A Fad.

Over the course of the last century, the necktie has come to symbolize many different statuses and opinions among men.

Sure – in the 1980s, a strong-looking tie was a symbol of power and high fashion. Men who wore power ties (ties with bright patterns and bold colors) were perceived as having superior business and financial success – perfectly captured in Christian Bale’s portrayal of Patrick Bateman (The American Psycho).

However, if you go back another 20 years to the swinging 60s, men’s neckties were a symbol of the ‘Establishment’ and made you come across as a ‘square’. To wear a tie in the 60s meant you were too uptight to go with the flow and probably had connections to the sorts of corporations many people were protesting against at the time. The Hippy movement of the mid-1960s did not favor government officials and big businesses.

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This guy’s the center of attention for all the wrong reasons!

The fluctuation in necktie popularity is only too evident in today’s society. Many men are once again questioning the validity of the necktie as a power garment.

It’s argued that soon it will once again fade into obscurity leaving wearers looking strange and out of place.

As for the Milgram experiment? Sure, it’s convincing on the surface but did you know many of its participants admitted afterward that they had suspected foul play all along?

I don’t know about you but that casts a lot of doubt in my mind as to whether those men truly felt obligated to follow the doctor’s orders simply because he wore a lab coat.

 

Post Fight Analysis – Are Men’s Neckties Obsolete In 2020?

Okay gents, here it is—the results.

Both sides put up a strong fight and presented us with some pretty convincing arguments, to say the least.

Having counted the points, our panel of expert analysts are pleased to announce that wearing a necktie is far more stylish and respectable than casual business attire.

The necktie will forever be a statement of authority, dignity, and respect.

Regardless of fashion trends – the necktie has stuck around for better or for worse. It might get knocked down every 20 years or so, but it always gets back up throwing punches stronger than it did before.

At the end of the day, men’s neckties will always come to represent the very best in formal wear. Whether it be at a wedding or in the office, a man looks better when he wears a necktie. Period.

In the immortal words of Mr. David Gandy – British male model and Dolce and Gabbana frontman – when asked why he wears a tie:

“I think it’s important to show respect to the event or situation you are invited to be part of”

Do the smart thing, gents. Wear a necktie with pride and show the world you’re not afraid to dress to the nines.

Some people might judge you for it but, let’s be honest, the guys in their casual business attire don’t look anywhere near as good as you do in that necktie.

Good luck, guys.

Did you know there are at least 17 ways to tie a standard necktie? Check out my guide on how to break the mold and try out some interesting knot options.

 

 

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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

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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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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.

Overcoats

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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

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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.

Sweaters

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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

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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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