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When it comes to the question of how to wear shorts, most men just don’t get it. 50% of guys avoid shorts like the plague and the other 50% end up wearing shorts that really don’t suit them.

It is perfectly possible to wear shorts and look stylish – if you follow a few basic rules. In this article, we’ll show you how to wear shorts with style.

In this article, you’ll find:

  1. History of men’s shorts
  2. When to (and when not to) wear shorts
  3. How to wear shorts that fit
  4. The right length for men’s shorts
  5. Choosing the right fabric for men’s shorts
  6. How to choose the right color for your shorts
  7. Different types of men’s shorts
  8. What clothing to wear with shorts

#1 History Of Men’s Shorts

Shorts became common for militaries across North Africa in World War II.

Shorts started as ‘knee pants’ for boys in the 1890s and served as the basis for school and scout uniforms. Roughhousing and tripping over would mean torn knees if a boy wore full-length trousers. When a boy reached maturity, he was expected to stop wearing shorts and transition into wearing trousers.

This changed in World War II. Troops in tropical climates started wearing shorts to cope with the heat. They are famously shown in depictions of the British Eighth Army in North Africa from 1940 to 1943, also known as the ‘Desert Rats’. The German Afrikakorps, Italian army and Free French forces also wore shorts on the battlefield.

When men returned to civilian life after the war it was only a matter of time before shorts were normalized. By the 1950s, shorts were acceptable in casual situations in hot climates with masculine icons of the time like John Wayne taking advantage of the new trend.

#2 What Are The Types Of Shorts For Men?

There are plenty of men’s shorts styles to choose from. Let’s do a quick rundown of the key types you can find in stores.

  • Running shorts are designed to facilitate the most freedom of movement during exercise. Most running shorts include an inner lining that doubles as underwear. Most are made with polyester.
  • Swimming shorts (swimming trunks) are made with nylon along with a mesh inner lining to dry quicker.
  • Denim shorts came into style during the late 1960s as part of the counter-cultural movement. I do not recommend denim shorts as they look sloppy – like you just sheered off your jeans at the knees.
  • Flat-front shorts are the most common style of shorts. The material lies flat near the zipper for a slim, low-waisted look.
  • Pleated shorts feature creases where material is folded and sewn before getting attached to the front of the waistband.
You can find a wide variety of men’s shorts. While stylish men despise cargo shorts, most guys can pull them off if they don’t overstuff the pockets.
  • Cycling shorts are skintight shorts designed to reduce wind resistance and friction.
  • Boardshorts are long, loose-fitting swimming shorts with an opening at the front as opposed to an elastic waistband.
  • Cargo shorts are loosely cut with large pockets on either side. They don’t look well on most men due to the bulging appearance of the pockets.
  • Madras shorts are made with a lightweight fabric and are known for their vivid, brightly-colored patterns. The style takes its name from its home city in India – now named Chennai.
  • Bermuda shorts – During a WWII clothing shortage, the managers of Bermuda’s two major banks hired a tailor to make shorts based on those worn by the armed forces. Bermuda shorts have been worn with a blazer in certain cultures ever since.

#2 When Should Men Wear Shorts?

Shorts are casual garments and a staple of warm-weather clothing for men. They are appropriate for summer events when you want to be free to move and comfortable to avoid sweating in the heat.

Lounging with friends? Walking around town in the daytime? Going to a private party? You’ll do fine in a well-fitted pair of shorts.

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No matter how good they look, shorts are a casual garment.

When to avoid shorts

Some casual workspaces do allow shorts. You might even get away with wearing them to casual business meetings though it isn’t the norm in most parts of the world.

It’s important to judge the situation correctly. Look at how those around you are dressed, identify the unspoken dress code and decide for yourself if you should wear shorts.

Any situation requiring business-casual wear will require trousers. Law firms, corporate offices and banks are a few examples where shorts should not be worn. Instead, wear chino trousers or dress slacks.

The golden rule is if you aren’t sure if you can wear shorts, then you shouldn’t wear them. Opt for trousers in any of these situations.

when men should not wear shorts
Don’t wear shorts for any event that requires business-formal or formal attire.

#3 How To Wear Shorts That Fit?

How are shorts supposed to look when you wear them? It’s easy to get confused by all the conflicting info on the web.

Fit is king when it comes to menswear. Let’s discuss the best fit for different body types.

Athletic Builds – Shorts for men with big thighs

athletic man wearing shorts
Athletic men should take care not to wear shorts that are too tight. Go for a tailored fit.

Athletic men have broad shoulders that taper down to the waist. Such gentlemen have the widest range of choices when it comes to wearing shorts.

Men with muscular bodies tend to assume that loose shorts will balance the torso. It won’t, it will simply make you look disproportional.

Opt for a tailored fit that strikes a solid middle ground. You want shorts you can move comfortably in but won’t flap like a skirt.

If bulk is a concern, then consider a lighter color – these balance the body out more effectively.

Slim Builds – Shorts for men with skinny legs

slim man wearing shorts in gym
Slimmer guys should avoid wider shorts at all costs. Instead, purchase a slim-fitting pair.

Men with slim bodies are complemented best by slim-fitting shorts. Avoid baggy shorts as they will make your torso and legs seem disproportionate.

You also want to take precautions against flaring. Your shorts should go straight down without having excess material around the edges. Again, this will make for a ‘skirt effect’ if ignored.

Dad Bods – Shorts for men with average builds

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Men with dad bods are complemented by straight-legged shorts that don’t emphasize the torso.

Men carrying a little more weight around the midsection need to avoid slim-fitting shorts. Slim shorts will only emphasize your stomach.

Wear shorts that are slightly wider. Opt for straight-legged shorts. They’ll improve your silhouette and minimize the focus on the waist.

Pleated shorts should be avoided. Although rare, pleated shorts create lines leading right to your waist.

Never wear shorts that fall below the knees because longer shorts (like Bermuda shorts or boardshorts) will make your legs look smaller and your stomach bigger.

Avoid elastic waistbands in casual situations. It will pinch around the waist and make a muffin top. Using elastic waistbands with swimming trunks or exercising shorts, however, is fine.

#4 How Long Should Men’s Shorts Be?

The most common lengths for men’s shorts are 3, 5, 7 and 9 inches measured through the inseam.

Short-shorts (3-5 inches) usually include athletic variants like swimming trunks and running shorts. Longer shorts (7-9 inches) comprise common styles like flat-front khakis, pleated shorts, Bermuda shorts, and Madras shorts.

Longer shorts have a more formal look than shorter shorts.

men's shorts inseam lengths
The perfect pair of men’s shorts should cover one-third of your leg.

How are men’s shorts supposed to fit?

The easy answer to wearing shorts correctly is this: never below the knee. Anything beyond that ambles dangerously into jorts territory, and that is never stylish.

It also defeats the purpose of wearing shorts. If the goal is comfort and flexibility, why would you restrict the knees?

The more specific answer depends on the occasion. Go 2-3 above the knee if you are wearing casual shorts with a t-shirt, button-down, or polo. This works well with chino shorts or khakis. Athletic shorts on the other hand can easily end 5-6 inches above the knee.

Infographic - 7 Inch Inseam Shorts On Body Types
The common 7-inch inseam fits men of average height, that’s why it’s so common. Shorter and taller guys may need to look harder.

How should shorts for short guys fit?

Men who are 5’7 or below are considered short in the United States. In the image above we see a 5’2 man wearing a 7-inch inseam. Notice how the shorts travel precariously past the knees.

He wants to avoid shorts that have a 9 or even 7-inch inseam because it will make his legs look short. Instead, he should purchase casual shorts with a 5-inch inseam and swimming trunks with a 3-inch inseam.

Shorter guys should also avoid cargo shorts. Huge side pockets will dwarf an already small frame.

How should shorts for the average man fit?

The average height for men in the United States is 5’8 to 5’10. A 7-inch inseam will work well if the goal is to wear a polo and loafers with the shorts.

How should shorts for tall men fit?

Tall men like in the infographic above are taller than 6’1. They run into the problem of showing too much leg. If you’re in great shape, this isn’t a big deal. Just remember that the more skin you show, the more casual the shorts will look.

If tall men want to wear a casual button-down, a polo, or loafers, then a 7-inch inseam is the shortest they should allow. When it comes to swimming trunks or exercise shorts, 5 inches should work fine.

#5 Choosing The Right Fabric For Men’s Shorts

What’s the coolest fabric to wear in hot weather? It’s the question every man wants an answer to. Let’s take a look at the most common cooling fabrics shorts are made of.

Men’s cotton shorts

About 90% of all shorts are made of cotton, with cotton twill fabric being the most common weave.  Twill weaves are dense but durable. The lack of breathability is offset by the shorts themselves which let air travel up the legs. What are your other cotton options?

  • Seersucker is a three-dimensional weave that uses a puckered texture to facilitate airflow. It saw use throughout the 19th century for workwear, but it was in 1909 in tailor Joseph Haspel started making suits out of it. Seersucker also adds texture to your ensemble. It’s a great way to bring in a unique style few men will have.
  • Madras is finely-textured cotton that makes use of bold checks and stripes. It began as the mainstay fabric of the Indian peasant class. Dutch and British traders fell in love with the stuff during the 1600s. Cotton plaid Madras reached America by 1718 and took off for its breathability. The problem arises with durability. Madras is prone to damage after a few years of continuous wear.
  • Chambray can be thought of as ‘denim-lite’. It is the airy alternative to jeans but with an even crisper look. I recommend Chambray over traditional denim when it comes to shorts.
short fabrics
If you want a natural and inexpensive fabric, cotton may be your best bet.

Men’s linen shorts

Linen is a durable fabric that is superb for summer wear. Wearing linen shorts will guarantee maximum breathability.

However, linen is prone to wrinkling. You can mitigate wrinkling by going with a tighter weave linen fabric, but you need to accept a few subtle wrinkles nonetheless.

Men’s wool shorts

You can also get shorts with tropical weight wool – the lightweight woven wool that is sometimes used in warm weather suits.

Wool is a luxury fabric in menswear and is rare in men’s shorts. It requires upkeep. You have to treat them as you would wool trousers.

Use a clothes brush on them regularly in order to remove any excess dirt or food particles. Make sure to hang them up after each wear. If necessary, use a steamer to work out any creases that worked themselves into the fabric.

Despite this, wool is an excellent choice for summer wear because it absorbs moisture better than many fabrics, keeping you feeling dry throughout the day. It also enhances your elegance in casual situations.

Men’s synthetic fabric shorts

man wearing shorts at the gym
Synthetic fabric shorts are ideal for performance but don’t offer the same breathability that natural fabrics do.

Also known as technical fabrics, synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon are going to serve you best when it comes to sports and exercise.

The advantage of synthetic fabric shorts is durability and low cost. They are less breathable though. However, you can find lighter weaves to compensate for this. Polyester is also excellent for repelling moisture and staying dry so maintaining these shorts is a breeze.

Uses of blended fabrics

Blended fabrics are made when at least two fibers are mixed together to create a new fabric with specific properties.

Are fabric blend shorts right for you? It depends on the purpose. One good example is cotton blended with spandex to give you more flexibility. However, blends made for the sake of cost-efficiency are usually poor quality.

Choose carefully. It may be simpler to decide between shorts with all-natural or synthetic fabric.

#6 Men’s Shorts: Understanding Colors And Patterns

Best colors for shorts

  • Blue ranges from navy all the way to light blue. It’s a highly interchangeable color that goes well with the heat. Pairing navy chino shorts with a white casual button-down for example is a classic combination.
  • Brown shorts are commonly found as khakis. It’s a timeless, simple color with considerable versatility. Khakis are even the common choice for slightly more formal situations.
  • Gray is a noncolor that matches anything you could muster. You also have your pick of shades ranging from charcoal to light gray.
  • Pastel colors such as lime, lavender, mint, and salmon are considered ultra-casual. They are highly versatile but draw more attention than their conservative counterparts above.

Make sure you have a solid foundation when it comes to blues, grays, and browns before delving into brighter colors.

shorts colors
You can get away with wearing darker colors several times a week.

Best patterns for shorts

With men’s shorts (and any clothing), extra visual detail will limit your ability to match patterns in clothes. They can add some flair when paired correctly, but proceed with caution.

  • Solid shorts are the most common. No patterns mean that you can afford to get a more aggressive pattern on your chosen shirt, or even opt for busier shoes like tassel loafers.
  • Stripes are sold in a wide range of sizes and color combinations. Seersucker weaves traditionally come with thin, alternating stripes known by different names depending on the time period and occupation of the wearer. In the old west, for example, a navy blue striped seersucker was called Hickory Stripe.
  • Checks are a pattern of stripes that cross horizontally and vertically to form a square. They range wildly in density. You can easily find shorts bearing classic checked patterns such as Windowpane and Prince of Wales.

#8 What Can You Pair With Men’s Shorts?

Men’s shoes to wear with shorts

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Summer shorts deserve great summer shoes. Click here to discover my ultimate guide to men’s loafers.

There are plenty of options out there depending on your preferred style. Considering how casual men’s shorts are, most dress shoes and dress boots are out.

  • However, men’s loafers are classic, elegant summer shoes that you can pull off with ease. Men’s loafers are tried-and-true against the heat. They leave the ankle completely exposed which allows for better cooling. They are reliable for men seeking to enforce a more elegant air. Loafers offer a wealth of options as well – from streamlined penny loafers to the more casual tassel loafers. You can also opt for perforated leather to assist air circulation.
  • Boat shoes are another option. They are simple, flat leather shoes with rubber soles designed to maintain traction on boat decks.
  • Men’s dress sneakers are acceptable. White sneakers are preferable but are prone to tarnish.

What kind of socks can you wear with shorts?

men's no show socks
No-show and ankle socks are your best bet if you want to beat the heat.

Can you wear socks with men’s shorts? Of course, just stick with liner, ankle, or no-show socks.

Rely on no-show socks if you’re wearing loafers. You’re still going to need socks to keep the moisture in your feet from ruining the shoe. Don’t worry – the socks will not extend beyond the loafer’s upper. Your ankles can breathe safely.

Ankle socks should work well enough if you’re wearing sneakers.

Click here to discover how you can tell quality socks to pair with your quality shorts and shoes.

What shirts should men wear with shorts?

The kind of shirt you wear depends largely on the shorts. Athletic shorts will warrant an athletic top of a similar make.

Longer shorts of cotton, linen, or wool can easily be paired with plain t-shirts or casual button-downs. You can also sport a polo for a more formal feeling. Make sure to combine shirts with a belt if you tuck them in.

Is it OK to wear a jacket with shorts?

man wearing shorts and casual jacket
Most casual jackets go well with men’s shorts.

Pairing jackets and shorts can be tough. You don’t want to layer up if your goal is to stay cool of course. However, hoodies and athletic jackets can work well if your goal is to run or hit the gym.

You can also make effective pairings using light jackets. Consider a bomber jacket in suede if your goal is to go about the town. You can even wear a blazer with Bermuda shorts. The lighter the color, the better.

In some cultures, you can even pull off a blazer with long Bermuda shorts. As always, make sure to identify the unspoken dress code!

How To Wear Shorts – The Ultimate Guide Wrap-Up

Men’s shorts have a place in every man’s closet. As long as you understand proper fit and setting, you can turn them into a potent weapon in your arsenal.

With this basic guide, you have the knowledge to go out there and rule the summer. Wear them without fear, gentlemen.

Click below to watch the video – The Ultimate Guide To Men’s Shorts

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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?

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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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