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There are TOO many colognes to choose from. There are colognes for each season, each occasion, and every other situation you can imagine. But what are the most masculine colognes?

What if you just want to narrow the massive list of colognes down to what will make you smell manly? Are there colognes out there that will bring out your masculine aura?

You bet.

In today’s article, we’re going over the top MANLIEST fragrances, and what you can expect from each one.

  1. Egoiste by Chanel
  2. Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
  3. Fahrenheit by Dior
  4. Quorum by Antonio Puig
  5. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme by Paco Rabanne
  6. Pour Homme de Caron by Caron
  7. Aramis by Aramis
  8. Kuoros by Yves Saint Laurent
  9. Polo Green by Ralph Lauren
  10. Zaharoff by Zaharoff
  11. Noir Extreme by Tom Ford
  12. Anthracite by Tom Ford
  13. Ombre Leather by Tom Ford
  14. Eau Sauvage Extreme by Dior
  15. Yatagan by Caron
  16. Bentley for Men Intense by Bentley
  17. Dark Rebel Rider by John Varvatos
  18. Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari
  19. A*Men Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler
  20. Heritage By Guerlian

1. Egoiste By Chanel

The first entry on the list is light and inoffensive.

Overview

Egoiste is an inoffensive men’s cologne from the house of Chanel. it was created in 1990 by Jacques Polge. His goal was to release a concoction that embodied sophistication – and that meant bringing in dark florals, damp woods, and spices.

Egoiste has excellent projection – you WILL turn heads with this one. It strikes a rare, but satisfying balance between its reach and intensity. Every whiff is pleasant and conservative.

All in all, this is a solid foundational fragrance for beginners.

Fragrance Type: Woody Floral (Click here to read our article on men’s fragrance types and what they mean)

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Mahogany, mandarin, rosewood, coriander.
  • Heart Notes: Rose, cinnamon.
  • Base Notes: Leather, sandalwood, vanilla, tobacco, amber.

2. Tobacco Vanille By Tom Ford

tom ford tobacco vanille
If you love the smell of cigars, you’ll love this.

Overview

Launched in 2007 and developed by Olivier Gillotin, this is an Oriental Spicy EDP (Eau De Parfum). It’s not cheap – expect to pay over $200 for this quality fragrance.

It’s worth the price.

According to Tom Ford, this is an opulent and luxurious fragrance meant to conjure images of an English gentleman’s club: The smell of a cigar humidor complemented with creamy, fruity scents.

Fragrance Type: Oriental Spicy

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Tobacco, spice.
  • Heart Notes: Tonka bean, tobacco blossom, vanilla, cacao
  • Base Notes: Dried fruits, wood.

What are the heck are top notes? Click here for the ultimate fragrance guide.

3. Fahrenheit 1988 By Dior

dior fahrenheit
Controversial, but classic.

Overview

This masterpiece came as the brainchild of Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Michel Almairac. What’s unique is how modern it smells despite its age.  It truly has stood the test of time.

It is divisive…

This masculine fragrance brings out the alpha male. It introduces a potent gasoline note that stands out from other fragrances. It’s like putting violets on a leather jacket and setting them both on fire.

Fragrance Type: Woody Floral

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Lavender, mandarin, lime, hawthorn, chamomile, nutmeg.
  • Heart Notes: Nutmeg, rose, honeysuckle, sandalwood, violet, jasmine, cedar.
  • Base Notes: Leather, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, vetiver.

4. Quorum By Antonio Puig

quorum eau de toilette picture
Uncompromising and direct – the classic masculine scent.

Overview

This fragrance was launched in 1981 by Carlos Benaim, Max Gavarry, and Rosendo Mateu. This is a masculine classic – what I imagine Al Pacino and Robert De Niro smell like.

Like all of the most masculine colognes, it’s a no-nonsense men’s fragrance.

Quorum falters slightly in terms of projection and longevity, both of which are average when compared to other powerful colognes. Another possible critique (if you can call it that) is that it’s old-fashioned. One thing is for sure: You can’t deny its timelessness. It stuck around this long for a reason.

Fragrance Type: Woody Aromatic

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Artemisia, caraway, grapefruit, lime.
  • Heart Notes: Cyclamen, pine tree, rose, sandalwood.
  • Base Notes: Leather, amber, oakmoss, tobacco.

5. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme By Paco Rabanne

paco rabanne edt
This is an all-around gentlemanly scent.

Overview

This elegant scent was developed by Jean Martel and released in 1973. It’s meant to embody a gentlemanly character with a differing interpretation from Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille.

Even though it doesn’t belong to the Oriental family  – which is known for its seductive qualities, this is nonetheless praised as an alluring and masculine fragrance.

Fragrance Type: Aromatic Fougere

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Rosemary, clary sage, rosewood.
  • Heart Notes: Tonka bean, lavender, geranium.
  • Base Notes: Honey, amber, musk, oakmoss.

6. Pour Homme De Caron By Caron

pour homme caron on table
This has been around for almost a century – there’s a reason for it.

Overview

“Simplicity” is the one word that comes to mind when smelling this fragrance. Developed far back in 1934 by Ernest Daltroff, this is a timeless fragrance perfect for men looking to dip their toes into the world of men’s cologne.

Heritage backs this masculine fragrance like no other. Pour Homme De Caron was the first-ever fragrance developed specifically for men.

Fragrance Type: Aromatic

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Lavender.
  • Heart Notes: Vanilla.
  • Base Notes: Musk.

7. Aramis By Aramis

aramis on table
This woody fragrance is a pure classic.

Overview

This recognizable concoction was released in 1966 – marketed toward men who valued tradition and classic style. In many ways it embodies much of our core RMRS values – it has timelessness at the core of its philosophy.

It was first available only in Harrods in NY and the UK, but it’s expanded drastically since then. Its most recent iteration was Aramis Gold, released in 1998. This is a sharp smell that shouldn’t be underestimated – you will turn heads, and many of them will be ladies!

Fragrance Type: Woody Spicy

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Aldehydes, artemisia, gardenia, bergamot, clover.
  • Heart Notes: Patchouli, sage, orris root, jasmine, cardomom.
  • Base Notes: Leather, sandalwood, amber, musk, coconut, oakmoss, vetiver.

8. Kouros By Yves Saint Laurent

very manly scent
Kouros is considered an aggressively masculine fragrance.

Overview

This is a primordial scent if there ever was one. If you ever wanted a fragrance that smells absolutely musky, then this is the one for you. It’s what I’d picture the Dothraki from Game of Thrones, or Tarzan smelling like.

Though it’s not in the foreground, the fragrance definitely looms with a smell vaguely reminiscent of animal sweat. Don’t let that deter you, though. This is masculinity at its most primal.

It’s also among the more affordable fragrances you can find, the perfect addition to our most masculine colognes!

Fragrance Type: Aromatic Fougere

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Aldehydes, artemisia, coriander, sage, bergamot.
  • Heart Notes: Rose, patchouli, cinnamon, orris root, jasmine, vetiver, geranium.
  • Base Notes: Honey, leather, tonka bean, amber, musk, civet, oakmoss, vanilla.

9. Polo Green By Ralph Lauren

polo green edt
This is one fragrance you can’t go wrong with.

Overview

This is a classic woody masculine fragrance forged by Carlos Benaim in 1978. It’s another one of those timeless manly smells that you can’t go wrong with. It has all the elements to make you feel like a rugged man from the woods about to change into a tux for the evening.

We’ve discussed this fragrance before in our article about men’s cologne types.

Fragrance Type: Woody Chypre

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Coriander, basil,  juniper berries, bergamot.
  • Heart Notes: Leather, rose, pepper.
  • Base Notes: Tobacco is dominant, with hints of musk and oakmoss.

10. Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme by Zaharoff

zaharoff mens cologne most masculine colognes
Zaharoff is a modern cologne that harkens back to the classics.

Overview

This is a relatively new fragrance released in 2018 and created by Claude Dir. If there was one word to describe it, it would be “uplifting.” It successfully pays homage to old-school classics while building something new and unique. The most masculine colognes today have to find new ways to be innovative while honoring the classics.

It’s also wonderfully versatile – suitable for both day and night. The fragrance yields strong projection and longevity and retails at a decent price for what you’re getting. This is an instant classic.

Fragrance Type: Woody Aromatic.

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Cardamom, lavender, black pepper, pear, cypress.
  • Heart Notes: Ginger, cedar, oud, iris, pimento, balsam.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, black amber, myrrh, frankincense.

11. Noir Extreme By Tom Ford

noir bottle black and gold most masculine colognes
A fragrance for the agent of chaos.

Overview

Tom Ford launched this EDP in 2012, followed by the EDT in May of 2015. This is the scent of the ballsy man – the man that isn’t afraid to delve into the deepest recesses of excess and debaucher. This is the guy who is relentlessly ambitious.

You can’t deny the appeal that sort of man has to the ladies – and it shows in its sheer popularity.

Click here to check out the ultimate guide to applying fragrances where we also discuss Noir Extreme.

Fragrance Type: Woody Oriental

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Mandarin, neroli, saffron, nutmeg, cardamom.
  • Heart Notes: Mastic, rose, jasmine, saffron, kulfi
  • Base Notes: Woody notes, amber, sandalwood, vanilla.

12. Anthracite By Tom Ford

Tom Ford Noir Anthracite fragrance cologne most masculine colognes
Don’t take this fragrance lightly…

Overview

Back at it with Tom Ford. Anthracite was developed by Honorine Blanc and released in 2017. It reminds one of ash and sharpened pencils. A strange combination, sure, but don’t let that deter you.

It also brings to the fore a combination of aquatics, candy, and tonka bean. The amalgamation makes for an undeniably unique fragrance overall. It’s a bold entry, to say the least – try it if you dare.

Fragrance Type: Chypre

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Sichuan pepper, ginger.
  • Heart Notes: Spices, galbanum, jasmine.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, cedar, ebony, amberwood, birch, leather, patchouli.

13. Ombre Leather By Tom Ford

ombre leather black bottle most masculine colognes
A simple, hardcore fragrance

Overview

This is the last Tom Ford, we promise. The name of this unisex fragrance is rather misleading. “Ombre Leather” ushers in thoughts of unadulterated masculinity and power…

But instead, it’s wonderfully pleasant, making it perfect for our most masculine colognes.

It carries with it a smooth, fruity accord that balances well with those of leather. There are some reviewers who interpret a smoky, boozy tinge to it. Even though it was designed to appeal to both genders, it’s quintessentially masculine. If I were to smell this on a woman, I’d know not to get in her way.

We also bring this fragrance up in our top EVERYDAY cologne list.

Fragrance Type: Leather

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Cardomom.
  • Heart Notes: Leather.
  • Base Notes: Patchouli, amber, moss.

14. Eau Sauvage Extreme By Dior

Eau Sauvage Eau De Parfum most masculine colognes
A fragrance that is sure to have the ladies do a double-take.

Overview

This 1984 fragrance intensifies and builds upon the DNA of the traditional EDT. It’s heavier and more intense.

It’s a daring masculine fragrance that brings citrus to the forefront – definitely suitable for elegant evenings out during the fall or spring. It brings with it a sense of vibrance and energy that is sure to turn heads!

Fragrance Type: Citrus Aromatic

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Patchouli, lavender, dried fruits, basil, bergamot, lemon.
  • Heart Notes: Aldehydes, rosemary, coriander, bay leaf, orris root, jasmine.
  • Base Notes: Amber, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, cedar.

15. Yatagan By Caron

yatagan cologne on stand most masculine colognes
Don’t pass this one by without trying it.

Overview

The Yatagan is reminiscent of, wait for it, the Ottoman Empire. We’re talking curved Turkish blades, fine horses, and decadent beauty. A list of the most masculine colognes wouldn’t be complete without this one. It’s an intense, sensual fragrance but by no means offensive.

It’s heavy enough that uncompromising men can appreciate it, but well enough that you can enjoy it as a beginner to cologne.

It won’t get you compliments… but this isn’t about praise, it’s about you. THIS is what it’s like to smell like a man.

Fragrance Type: Woody Oriental

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Lavender, galbanum, basil, pine, watercress, mint.
  • Heart Notes: Artemisia, oak, oakmoss, patchouli.
  • Base Notes: Musk, castoreum, wood, incense.

16. Bentley For Men Intense By Bentley

bentley colognes on table most masculine colognes
This cologne is well-suited for a man who loves leather.

Overview

Bentley was released back in 2013 and developed by Nathalie Lorson. One reviewer described it quaintly as “An 80s Powerhouse of Booze.” It’s uncompromising in its assault and perfect for the man wanting to establish the badass aesthetic.

It’s almost a niche fragrance – meaning it isn’t available in as many retailers. The combination of scents here isn’t the most unique but still sets Bentley apart from the average men’s cologne.

Wear it with confidence.

Fragrance Type: Spicy Oriental

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Black pepper, bergamot, bay leaf.
  • Heart Notes: Sage, cinnamon, rum, wood.
  • Base Notes: Leather, benzoin, cedar, patchouli.

17. Dark Rebel Rider By John Varvatos

John Varvatos - Dark Rebel Rider cologne fragrance most masculine colognes
Designed for the motorcycle man.

Overview

Harley Davidson in a bottle is how best to describe this potent, ballsy scent. This is all leather and booze with a hint of citrus somewhere within. The fragrance was fashioned by Rodrigo Flores-Roux and released in 2016.

I highly recommend this to gentlemen whose signature look includes a black leather jacket and boots. If you love Harleys along with that outlaw aesthetic, THIS is the scent for you. Leather and boots are the pinnacles of manliness, making this a can’t miss of the most masculine colognes.

This men’s cologne is also featured in our top 15 SEXIEST fragrances list.

Fragrance Type: Leather

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Orange, aldehydes, saffron, marjoram, hyssop.
  • Heart Notes: Resin, balsam, olibanum.
  • Base Notes: “Russian” leather is dominant, followed by cacao.

18. Bvlgari Man By Bvlgari

bvlgari man cologne bottle most masculine colognes
A classy scent for a classy man.

Overview

The nose behind this 2010 men’s cologne was none other than Alberto Morillas – a legend in the fragrance industry.

This EDT retails for just under $100. It’s all about elegance – encapsulating the modern but aristocratic man bearing a rugged edge. This one deserves a spot on the list of most masculine colognes.

Fragrance Type: Oriental Woody

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Lotus, bergamot, violet leaf, pear.
  • Heart Notes: Vetiver, sandalwood, amber, cashmere wood, nargarmotha.
  • Base Notes: Benzoin, musk, tonka bean, honey.

19. A*Men Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler

pure malt cologne most masculine colognes
A scent for men who like their booze.

Overview

If you like whisky, then we have a fragrance for you. Pure Malt was released in 2009 to honor the Scotch whisky industry – and it exudes that in the scent.

This is booze accented with hints of coffee and some lingering fruity notes for a sweeter edge. It doesn’t get many compliments – not for its smell which is extraordinary – but for its projection.

It’s a deeply intimate and masculine fragrance that no one will smell aside from your partner unless you throw on more than three squirts. It’s worth it, my friend.

Fragrance Type: Citrus Woody

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, orange.
  • Heart Notes: Malted barley, coffee, whisky
  • Base Notes: Peat smoke, vanilla, amber, musk.

20. Heritage By Guerlain

heritage cologne bottle most masculine colognes
This embodies the classic masculine fragrance.

Overview

The nose behind the last most masculine cologne on the list was Jean-Paul Guerlain in 1992. It reminds one of the old school – of tradition, family, and responsibility. This is ideal for the family man who loves a touch of the old. Despite only being released in the 90s, it still seems like something your grandpa would wear in his golden years – and still work.

It’s class in a bottle.

Fragrance Type: Aromatic

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Aldehydes, juniper, lavender, sage, lemon, petitgrain.
  • Heart Notes: Coriander, pepper, patchouli.
  • Base Notes: Amber, vanilla, wood, tonka bean, cinnamon.

Today’s list comprised some of the most masculine colognes we know of – from aggressive outlaws to refined gentlemen. There’s something here for every badass.

Check out my list of 25 best-selling men’s colognes!

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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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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

leather jackets

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

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

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

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

Sweaters

man wearing sweater

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

So how do you find the perfect sweater?

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

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

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

That’s it, gents.

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

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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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