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Buying a dress shirt can be:

Frustrating.

Difficult.

Time-consuming.

You want the perfect shirt but how do you know when you’ve found it?

Your girlfriend and a biased salesman aren’t the best people to rely on for expert advice.

How do you avoid leaving the mall with an empty wallet and shirts that don’t fit or look right?

That’s why today I’m showing you the 10 things to look for in a dress shirt.

Understand these and you’re good to go!

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#1 Make The Distinction Between Dress Shirts & Casual Shirts

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A proper men’s dress shirt is a button-up shirt with a starched, rigid collar and long sleeves that end in wrist cuffs.

The most common kind of shirt often confused with a dress shirt is a casual, button-down sport shirt.

You might not see the difference in a fitting room when you are wearing jeans but I guarantee you will notice when you combine the shirt with a suit!

What is a button-down sport shirt?

This is a less formal shirt style recognized by its un-starched flexible collar fixed to the shirt with buttons. The collar is often deliberately cut too long for the shirt and bends or ‘rolls’.

don't look for rolled collar in a dress shirt

A more subtle tell is the placement of buttons on the placket. A casual sport shirt will have the first button below the collar lower down because it is designed to be worn open-necked without a tie. Showing a little more skin lets air in to keep you cool when you are active.

A dress shirt will have a higher button placement by contrast. If the first button below the collar shows almost no skin when unbuttoned it is likely a dress shirt.

This collar and shirt style originated from British officers playing polo in 19th Century India. They altered their shirts to have the collars buttoned down to stop them from flapping when riding at high speeds. Button-down shirts are inherently more casual than formal dress shirts as a result of this sporting heritage.

Don’t throw out your button-down sport shirts, just save them for smart-casual occasions when you are combining a sports jacket or blazer with odd trousers.

#2 Only Accept A Perfect Fit

choose a perfect fit in a quality dress shirt

Even a modestly-priced dress shirt can look like it was custom-made by a Savile Row tailor if you are able to nail the fit. How to tell?

First, use a suit that fits you:

  • Is ½-1 inch shirt cuff visible out the jacket sleeve?
  • Is ½-1 inch of shirt collar visible above jacket collar?

Next, ask yourself:

  • Do the shoulder points (seams) sit perfectly at the edge of your shoulder?
  • Does the shirt placket rest lightly against your ribcage?
  • Does the shirt follow your torso’s shape as it goes down? (Avoid the dreaded ‘muffin top’)
  • Can I fit a finger between the buttoned-up collar and my neck? (Shirts shrink slightly in the first 5 washes)
  • Are the armholes high enough for you to raise your arms? (Mobility is essential for comfort)

Putting in the time and finding a dress shirt that ticks all of these boxes will give you a shirt that is comfortable and looks amazing.

#3 Tuck Your Shirt In & Keep It Tucked In

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I don’t need to tell you a dress shirt needs to be tucked in, right?

Sometimes it’s easier said than done though. Some of a shirt’s fabric can sometimes work its way up out of your trousers and bunch around your waist over a long day of work. You start off the day looking great and by the time you’re home you have a muffin top.

There are two key ways of preventing this:

First, the best way of preventing this is to buy a dress shirt that is a traditional length. Modern shirtmakers sometimes try to save money by shortening their dress shirts. How do you know if a shirt is the right length? Relative to your height, a quality dress shirt should end several inches below your beltline.

Second, ensure that the bottom of a dress shirt has the classic, curved hem pictured above. A straight hem where the shirt ends in a perfectly horizontal line should be kept for casual shirts designed to be worn un-tucked.

#4 Keep Your Collar Rigid

using collar stays is a must to increase a shirt's lifespan

A dress shirt’s collar should be perfectly straight. It needs a little help to stay smart though.

Even a heavily starched collar will bend and deform over time if not properly maintained. That’s not very sharp-looking.

You need collar stays (also referred to as collar stiffeners or collar tabs sometimes). Look for a dress shirt with small sleeves on the inside of the collar where you can insert them.

Some shirts will come with thin plastic or stamped metal collar stays already in place. But guess what? They bend too!

Thick, premium collar stays are what will retain your collar’s shape and keep it looking great for years to come.

Now collar stays are a must to prevent ‘collar curl’. However, they only support the tips of your collar. For a dress shirt that looks truly high-quality, use a shirt collar support like Slick Collar’s.

Fitting under your whole collar, collar supports help the 98% of your collar not assisted by collar stays. This gives you a rigid, professional look all the way around your neck.

NOTE: You are not supposed to keep collar stays in when a shirt is being washed or ironed. You risk losing the stays or even damaging your shirt in extreme circumstances.

#5 Choose The Right Fabric

choose the right fabric for you when buying a dress shirt

The vast majority of dress shirts are made from 100% cotton or a blend of cotton and synthetic materials.

The story doesn’t end there though.

There are a number of different ways cotton can be woven into fabric for dress shirts. Each has a different level of formality and unique qualities you need to be aware of.

Life is short so I have put together the most common fabrics for you here. I have started with the most formal and ended with the most casual:

  • Poplin – Poplin has a smooth surface with a light, loose weave. The loose weave makes poplin ideal for spring and summer.
  • Twill – A shimmery and diagonal weave. Opt for twill if you want a shirt with texture.
  • Herringbone – a textured weave with distinct “V” shapes. Avoid multicolored weaves to keep this fabric formal. Herringbone is also a thick weave that lends itself well to fall and winter.
  • Broadcloth – A poplin-esque dense weave that results in a real workhorse fabric. Men will appreciate the versatility and affordability of this fabric.
  • Jacquard (less formal, expensive) – complex, textured
  • Pinpoint/Royal oxford (casual, expensive) – a smoother, lighter oxford
  • Oxford (more casual) – a simple, sturdy weave with light bumps in its surface

The best fabric for a dress shirt will depend on your office dress code and what you can afford. Also ask yourself if you will be hot or cold at work and on your commute. Do you ride a subway warm from overcrowding to a baking hot office? Or do you drive an air-conditioned car to an icy office?

#6 Understand Color, Stripes & Patterns

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Dress Shirt Colors

Not all colors are made equally. A man starting out his dress shirt collection should aim for 80% of his shirts to be white, the most formal color, or light blue.

Once you have this foundation you are free to experiment with bolder colors, stripes and patterns. What colors would I recommend adding at this point?

Off-white/Ivory (good for caffeine addicts, smokers – also better complements brown suits)

  • Light gold
  • Light pink
  • French blue
  • Lavender

Striped Dress Shirts

Striped shirts are more casual than solid shirts but there’s a reason the New York Yankees wear them.

They mean business.

The general rule for striped dress shirts is the thinner the stripes, the more formal the shirt is.

There are four main styles of stripes on shirts. I have arranged them here from thinnest (most formal) to thickest (least formal):

  • Pencil stripe
  • Candy stripe
  • Bengal stripe
  • Awning stripe

TIP: Pattern on pattern rules for men’s clothes can be difficult. As a general rule, whatever stripe or pattern you choose for a dress shirt should be a different size to any patterns you have in your suit and tie.

Patterned Dress Shirts

How about patterns? Patterns will always be less formal than solid colors or stripes.

Which pattern is more formal than which pattern though leaves some room for interpretation. I have ordered them here roughly from most formal to least formal but if in doubt use common sense. If you are wearing this shirt to the office does your boss or a co-worker wear the same pattern? If so, you are probably OK to proceed.

  • Glen check
  • Graph check
  • Windowpane
  • Houndstooth
  • Gingham
  • Madras
  • Tattersall
  • Shepherd’s check
  • Dots
  • Tartan/Floral/Paisley

This is a lot to take in so below is a handy guide. Save this on your phone and take it with you to the store next time you buy dress shirts.

the most common stripes and patterns you will see in a menswear shop

#7 Pay Attention To Your Cuff

how to choose the right cuff on a quality dress shirt

Dress Shirt Cuff Fit

The cuff, along with a shirt’s collar, is one of the only parts of a shirt visible underneath a suit jacket. That’s why it’s imperative to:

  • Pay close attention to the details here.
  • Understand the significance of each option.

We have already covered the general fit of a dress shirt but here are some extra tips for this vital area:

  • Does the cuff fit close to your arm and wrist while allowing a little room?
  • Can you take off a dress shirt without unbuttoning the cuffs?
  • Can you fit your watch under the cuffs?

Dress Shirt Cuff Styles

Most menswear shops offer the single barrel (single-layered) button-up cuff as their standard option. This is adequate for the vast majority of business occasions but technically the least formal option. The single barrel cuff will work best for men working in relaxed, creative fields such as marketing where a minimal dress code is sometimes still required for the benefit of clients.

Another option you might see is the double French cuff: this cuff style is how most men wear cufflinks on a dress shirt. This is a doubled-over cuff you fold over to create two layers. It fastens with cufflinks instead of buttons. This is a step up in formality and is a more unusual option that will separate you from the crowd. I recommend the double French cuff for men working in traditional fields like the finance sector, law and medicine.

Many other cuff options have existed historically but today you are unlikely to find them outside of the made-to-measure and bespoke shirting industries. If you do go down this route what else can be found?

There is the double-barrelled cuff which you fold over but fasten with buttons. There is also the single French which logically is single-layered and fastens with cufflinks.

#8 Only Wear Flawless Dress Shirts

how to choose a quality dress shirt

To wear a formal dress shirt is to look as smart as a man possibly can (barring a tuxedo or morning suit). As a result, there is no room for half measures.

No stains or wrinkles can be tolerated. Your dress shirts should be spotlessly clean. They should also be freshly ironed and pressed.

Watch out for your white dress shirts in particular yellowing with time and wear.

One of the first areas on a shirt to show signs of distress is the points of the collars. The collar is designed to touch the shirt (avoid a ‘hovering collar’!) so don’t be alarmed. The collar rubbing slightly against the shirt is an inevitability.

A little wear and discoloration is practically invisible on a white dress shirt. But, let it go too far and it looks like you’re wearing a historical artifact that belongs in a museum. It is time to find a replacement.

#9 Don’t Overlook The Details

look for these details to identify a quality dress shirt

Telling a shirt’s quality at a glance is difficult even as a tailor myself. There are hallmarks of quality you can look for though that indicate a manufacturer is going the extra mile and is aiming to produce a high-quality garment. Here is what makes a quality shirt:

  • High-density stitching, as many as 14 per inch, will give a dress shirt a longer lifespan.
  • Single-needle side stitching reduces wrinkling and makes a dress shirt look smoother.
  • A split yoke on a shirt’s back balances uneven shoulder and helps the pattern on a shirt line up.
  • Mother of pearl buttons and their beautiful luster add a luxurious look.
  • A slimmer top button better facilitates a tie. This puts less pressure on your neck.
  • A shirt gusset is a small patch of fabric sewn onto the hem of a dress shirt that extends its lifespan by preventing it from tearing from the bottom upwards.

The more of these details you find on a shirt, the better its quality is. Use this to identify high-quality dress shirts that are worth the investment.

#10 Frame Your Face

how to choose the dress shirt collar shape and size for your face

The collar on a shirt is designed to complement the proportions of your face and draw people’s eyes up to it.

Once your collar is crisp and rigid with collar stays and a shirt collar support, it’s time to decide what collar will frame your face best. So, what is the best collar for a man’s face shape?

Just like when you are searching for sunglasses, look for a collar shape that is the opposite of your face shape. Avoid the ‘conehead’ look of an angular, pointed face paired with a sharply-pointed collar.

If you are lucky enough to have an oval-shaped head there is virtually no style of collar that will look out of place on you.

A more angular face however requires a (less angular) spread collar. The rounded club collar pictured above would be a great match and help you stand out from the crowd.

Conversely, a more rounded face will look best with a pointed collar.

What about collar size? This is a factor most men completely neglect. A collar’s size should be proportional to how large your head is. A larger head requires a larger, longer collar. A smaller head needs a smaller collar.

Nail the shape and size of your collar and you will immediately have a better-looking shirt than anyone else in the room.

BONUS: Ditch That Shirt Pocket

This might be controversial for some but hear me out. When it comes to formality, less is more.

A shirt pocket is an extra detail most men don’t need.

The pocket also makes a shirt harder to iron because creases can easily form around the stitching at the edge of the pocket.

Plus, even putting a small item in the pocket will pull down on your shirt and contorts its shape. This can easily detract from an otherwise flawless-looking shirt.

There is no rigid rule here but I recommend you compare shirts with and without a pocket. See which you prefer. You might well find yourself leaning towards the latter.

Overall, take these ten points to heart and it will be impossible to put a foot wrong when you are choosing your next dress shirt.

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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

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?

man wears watch

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?

watch facing inside

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?

fall clothing items

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

man wearing coat

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?

clothing on sale

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?

man shopping for clothes

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

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

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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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