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There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to choose:

Briefcase or backpack?

You might not have given much thought to which style of bag best suits you. After all – it’s just a bag, right?

Wrong!

Guys, in the 21st century, a man’s choice of bag is just as important as his choice of shoes or his choice of suit.

Do you go for a professional briefcase and risk looking overly formal or do you opt for the versatile backpack and risk looking too casual?

It’s important you get it right the first time around, gents. Bags can be expensive and making the wrong choice can cost you dearly.

So which style of bag best suits our daily lives as men? Backpacks and briefcases are totally different and suit completely contrasting situations. You need to know when these bags are appropriate to use and when they’re not.

Making the wrong choice will present you as a guy who doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Guys, listen up. I’m about to take you through a detailed breakdown of both styles of bags so you can make an informed choice about which one is going to suit your life the best.

 

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What Are The Differences Between A Briefcase And A Backpack?

Before we get into the finer details of these two types of bags, it’s important that you first know the main features of their design.

So – what is a briefcase and what is a backpack?

Briefcase

Typically, a briefcase is rectangular and quite flat in its design, making it ideal for carrying books, laptops, and papers.

The term ‘briefcase’ derives from their original use by Lawyers who would use these bags to carry ‘briefs’ that they intended to present in court. Hence the name ‘brief-case’.

In the modern-day, briefcases are a staple item within office culture that demonstrate professionalism and status.

Depending on the design, some briefcases may only have a single internal space for storage, while others leverage multiple internal and external pockets to provide the maximum storage space possible.

In modern designs, briefcases may have padded sections ideal for carrying laptops and other electronic devices to work.

Backpack

In its most basic form, a backpack is essentially a cloth sack with two adjustable shoulder straps.

Other names for this stylish men’s bag include knapsack or rucksack.

Most commonly, hikers and students utilize backpacks for carrying heavier loads to and from school/their hiking route.

Backpacks can cope with more weight for longer periods of time due to their dual strap support.

 

Briefcase vs. Backpacks: Which Looks More Formal?

Appearance and formality are a big deal in knowing how appropriate bags for men are for different situations.

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Briefcases Are More Formal

When we think of a briefcase, we typically imagine a bag that is more formal and professional looking in its aesthetic.

This has a great deal to do with the fact that briefcases tend to be made from leather and other high-quality fabrics.

Business briefcases feature a solid box design made of high-end leathers. Businessmen tend to carry this form of the briefcase to maintain a professional appearance suited to their work environment.

The term ‘briefcase’ can refer to a wide range of bag sizes and types. To be more specific, we can divide the term ‘briefcase’ into 3 different categories:

Men’s Portfolios

Portfolios are small, handleless, and fit in hand or under the arm. As a result of their size, portfolios are useful for carrying papers to a meeting.

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They look far more professional than a simple folder but serve a similar purpose. Some portfolios contain small pockets for credit cards and pens.

Men’s Attaché Cases

The attaché case is what many men would consider the ‘briefcase’ – a box-style case made of leather that is fitted over an internal frame. These cases have a solid design and look very ‘Wall Street’ in their finish.

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Traditionally, this style of the briefcase was carried by a Diplomatic Embassy Officer called an Attaché – a French term that translates to ‘attached’ – symbolizing how the officer would be attached to his embassy in a foreign country.

Men’s Satchels

Satchels (or messenger bags) are a slightly more informal briefcase with a softer design. Typically, they feature an over-the-shoulder strap design, and soft leather/fabric make up.

Many students opt for satchels over backpacks, and men who work in a more contemporary office environment may also choose a satchel so as not to look too old fashioned.

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MAHI’s Messenger Bag is a great option for carrying laptops, books, and notes on the go.

The satchel is rapidly becoming the bag of choice for many men who want to look professional but still appear to be forward-thinking in their style and appearance.

Backpacks Look Casual

Generally, backpacks tend to fall into one of four categories:

  • Frameless – a backpack with no supporting frame.
  • External frame – a backpack with external frame support.
  • Internal frame – a backpack with internal frame support.
  • Bodypack – worn on the chest.

In many countries worldwide, backpacks tend to be associated with students who use them to transport books and other educational items to and from school.

However, this doesn’t mean that these bags for men need to be plain and boring in their design. A common back to school ritual for many students is to purchase a new backpack – one that exceeds last year’s model in style, functionality, and comfort.

As with many things in school – if you don’t own what’s on-trend, then you’re going to have a hard time fitting in.

Consequently, backpacks are often considered a fashion accessory that can determine class, style, and status among young people. Even top-end designers like Louis Vuitton sell backpacks – after all, the super-rich need a convenient way to carry their stuff around all day too!

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Specialized bags have many different compartments for storing equipment

Aside from fashion accessories, some backpacks are specifically designed to carry certain items.

Examples of functional backpacks include those specifically designed with padding to hold camera gear or expensive musical instruments.

Fun fact: To supply these devices with electricity, some functional bags for men are equipped with solar panels to allow easy charging while on the go.

Outside of civilian life, backpacks are a standard issue for soldiers who need to carry military equipment over long distances. Infantrymen commonly use tactical backpacks and webbing for storing field gear and ammunition.

 

Briefcase vs. BackPacks: Which Is Best For Your Back?

If there’s one thing that should come above all else when considering buying bags for men, it’s comfort and safety. If a bag will cause your body damage through continued use, then that’s not a bag you want to spend your hard-earned cash on.

To help break this down, I’ll be covering the different ways that briefcases and backpacks support the weight you carry in them.

Briefcases Don’t Distribute Weight Equally

Although a briefcase might look professional, when you carry a briefcase in your hand or over one shoulder, the added load can change your walking posture and damage your back.

Ultimately, the level of discomfort will result from how your bag handles the weight held within it.

In 2008, the University of Illinois found that carrying a briefcase shifted the wearer’s center of gravity. The study concluded that:

Briefcases have a big effect on a wearer’s center of gravity. The largest effect on balance will be had if the wearer is carrying roughly 20% of their body weight in their briefcase.

The unfortunate thing about a shoulder strap is that it will almost certainly begin to feel uncomfortable when the strap digs into your shoulder over a long period of time.

Backpacks Allow For Even Distribution Of Weight

Unlike a briefcase, the carrying weight is distributed evenly across the shoulders and back when wearing a backpack correctly.

A great thing about backpacks is their adjustable straps, allowing the wearer to balance weight just right according to their natural posture.

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Adjustable straps are a must for backpack comfort and safety – the MAHI City Backpack has got you covered.

The wearer of a backpack can raise and lower the pack’s height on the back and vary the pressure felt on either shoulder using the strap adjusters.

There is also the option to pull down on the straps with your hands – distributing the weight of the pack to your arms and your shoulders, which will help provide not only comfort but also stability while walking.

Briefcase vs. Backpacks: What Are They Made From?

A bag should make your life easier and your belongings more secure.

But which type of bag is more likely to offer you great security and higher quality? Let’s find out.

Briefcases Leverage Better Materials

A great quality briefcase should be made from high-quality leather. In short, this means two things:

  1. Your bag will have a very professional aesthetic suited to office environments.
  2. Your bag will last a long time as leather is a very durable material.

However, as we all know – quality bags for men come at a price.

In general, briefcases tend to cost more than backpacks.

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A top-quality briefcase will be made from expensive leathers like Calf Skin

Briefcase manufacturers intentionally design their products with higher-end materials to add value to their products. Briefcases also typically leverage great quality metal buckles and clasps or even lockable mechanisms, which provide better security for the bag’s contents.

Regarding functionality – leather and fabric briefcases commonly feature external pouches and an internal storage area. However, this is less common in briefcases than it is in backpacks.

The Average Backpack Is Made From Inexpensive Materials

The average backpack tends to be far cheaper than the average briefcase. Among other elements, this is largely down to the synthetic and/or fabric materials used to make them.

A company can use many synthetic materials to manufacture bags for men, but typically most manufacturers will use one of the following.

Nylon

Nylon is made from a broad range of plastics (Polyamides) that can easily be melted down and then reformed into fibers. These fibers are used when creating backpacks as they are woven together to create a strong and weather-resistant material.

Polyester

This synthetic material is very similar to Nylon – it’s plastic-based, and it’s weather-proof.

Polyester is also rapid drying, making it a popular choice for garments that could face the elements. Likewise, it is also relatively wrinkle-proof and can be very strong.

Polypropylene

It’s less common to see backpacks made of Polypropylene – however, some manufacturers consider it their material of choice.

Like other synthetics, it is very resistant to water. However, Polypropylene is also tear-resistant. It’s a great option for bags that will see a lot of action as it takes a lot of punishment to wear this plastic out.

Canvas

Canvas is the most traditional option for backpack manufacturers to use.

Modern canvas can be made from a variety of different fibers – resulting in a material that is quite heavy and very hard-wearing.

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Synthetic materials can make backpacks look cheap and ugly

Overall, synthetic materials tend to make bags for men look cheap.

For the most part, backpacks made from synthetic materials are not suited for an office environment where appearance is important.

Wearing backpacks with a work suit isn’t considered very stylish. The bulky nature of backpacks tends to contrast too heavily with the ‘clean-cut’ look of a well-fitting suit.

Not only that, but the shoulder straps can actually damage the padding in the shoulder of a suit jacket.

 

Briefcase vs. BackPacks: Which Carries More?

You Can Get More In A Backpack

Typically, Backpacks have a greater carrying volume than your average briefcase.

The purpose a backpack holds usually has a big influence over the amount it can carry. However, most everyday-use backpacks hold 20 liters to 35 liters.

Backpack on the smaller end of this range would be sufficient for casual use, whereas the larger 35-liter packs are designed more with longer trips in mind.

For those wanting to haul more weight around daily, many backpacks are designed with waist straps to help accommodate a heavier load.

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Waist straps help to lighten the shoulders’ burden by taking on a lot of the backpack’s weight. By doing this, less weight is put on the shoulders, and the shoulder straps act more as stabilizers than load bearers.

For those gents that don’t want to carry their backpacks all the time, the rolling backpack might be the bag for you. These bags feature wheels at the base and an extending handle that allows the wearer to push or pull his backpack rather than carry it on his body.

Rolling backpacks are most commonly used while traveling by airplane or train.

Briefcases Are Smaller And Have A Rigid Shape

Like in the movies, the volume of a briefcase can be measured in dollars!

An average briefcase, measuring roughly 25” by 18” by 4” could just about contain US$2,400,000.

Don’t quite have the funds to fill it? Fear not – I’d advise you to go a bit smaller then. Opt for an attaché case, on average measuring 18” by 12” by 4.5”. One of these smaller briefcases could fit around US$1,000,000.

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That’s a lot of cash!

For your spare change, leather and fabric briefcases may also have external pockets that will slightly increase the bag’s overall volume.

However, considering briefcases were originally designed for carrying folders and papers, they are almost exclusively used for carrying flat items. Think about laptops, books, and folders.

Rounder and bulkier items are simply not suited to briefcases. You might get away with packing an apple for lunch, but anything larger than that, and you’ll likely struggle.

 

Briefcase vs. Backpacks: Which Costs More?

Briefcases Are More Expensive

There’s no real limit to how much a briefcase can cost, to be honest with you guys. The more luxurious the materials, the more it’s going to cost. Honestly, the sky’s the limit.

However, to discuss realistically priced bags for men, I’m gonna break down some high, medium, and lower-priced options you might want to consider.

The lower end of the price point is around $100. For this price, it’s unlikely you will be buying a briefcase made from real leather. However, despite the cheaper look, a bag of this price point may have – you will still be able to buy a functional and reliable bag for this price.

Middle of the range briefcases would start at around $500. For a slightly higher price, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be buying a bag made of good, soft leather.

At this price, some internal structuring may be included; however, the quality and durability of this structuring may be questionable. A bag of this price should also have good functionality with varied pockets and compartments.

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High-end briefcases feature both functional compartments and high-grade leathers

For those looking to spend the big bucks, the top-end of briefcase buying price point is around $1000-$2000. For this lux price, you should really be investing in a designer briefcase.

Typically, designer brands will make their briefcases from the finest leather and will likely pride themselves on their bag’s hand-finished qualities.

If you want great security and lux hardware, this price point is the one for you. For over $1000, you can expect the metal components of your briefcase to be made from brass or even gold plated metals.

A lux briefcase is also more likely to feature ‘specialist’ designs that machines cannot make, such as engraved clasps and buckles.

Backpacks Are Cheaper

Overall, backpacks are the cheaper style of bags for men – costing anywhere between $30 and $350 for a basic fashion bag.

At the cheaper end of the scale are store-branded bags. These bags are great options for young students who just need a bag to carry their books at school.

Hiking brands like Osprey and Northface will produce some bags on the upper end of this scale – however, for truly reliable hiking backpacks, you will have to pay more money.

For specialized hiking bags, you can expect a price point of over $400.

Although these may be a pricier option, this cost will bring a higher quality of material and carrying support.

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High-end backpacks will feature clever clasps and pockets

Ultimately, the price of these more expensive backpacks depends on:

  • Material – Strength and technical qualities like waterproofing.
  • Capacity – If a bag holds a lot, it can cost a lot.
  • Weight – With backpacks – the lighter the better. Thin and strong materials cost more to produce and design.
  • Frame Design – Does the bag have an internal frame that will help support its contents? If so, how strong is that frame?
  • Accessories attachment – Top-end backpacks will have dedicated pockets and clamps for holding anything from keys to spare hiking boots.

 

Briefcases vs. Backpacks (Which Is Best For You?)

Whether you’re a commuter or a stay-at-home dad – you must consider purpose when buying bags for men.

A good bag will last you a lifetime and will significantly increase your every-day quality of living.

Bags are functional, stylish, and can keep your belongings safe. However, if you don’t do your research and think twice about your needs as a man, you could end up wasting your hard-earned money on a bag that just isn’t right for you.

Always weigh up the pros and cons – backpacks and briefcases both have their merits, but it’s important to assess which choice will be right for you.

Need a bit more guidance on which bags for men would be right for your needs? Check out my Guide To Luggage And Bags to learn more about the options that will best suit you when buying bags for men.

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How to wear your watch correctly

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

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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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Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0000

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