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Sean Connery embodied James Bond. He laid the groundwork for what would become the longest film franchise ever.

He was an exceptional movie star, actor, sex symbol, and status icon.

Millions of men have looked to Sean Connery’s style for guidance – from his first appearance on screen in 1962 to his more modern cinematic moments.

Connery was the epitome of suaveness, sophistication and manliness.

Today, I’m paying tribute and I’m giving you (00)7 style lessons you can learn to be more like Bond.

 

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Sean Connery Style Tip 1. Classic Tailoring is Crucial

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Sean Connery sporting a light grey mohair and wool suit with a dark navy blue grenadine tie from Turnbull & Asser.

From his first appearance as 007 in Dr. No, Sean Connery’s tailoring is on point. In Dr. No, Connery’s wardrobe was tailored and produced by world-renowned Saville Row Tailors. From this point onwards, men across the globe used Connery’s Bond-style as a template for their own fashion choices.

There isn’t a more iconic suit that the glen check three-piece suit from Goldfinger or the classic Midnight Blue Shawl Collar Dinner Jacket worn during his first appearance in Dr. No.

His jackets were tailored with a full chest, a gently nipped waist, and roped sleeve heads. This was paired with trim forward-pleat trousers with side-adjuster. Connery’s suits were made to fit him like a glove.

In fact, the director of Dr. No, Terrance Young, told Connery to sleep in his suits to become as comfortable as he could in them. He did and the effect of shoes. Connery moves in a suit like a cat – smooth every step of the way with effortless sophistication. This couldn’t have been done unless the suits fit perfectly.

Don’t be swayed by tight pants and extremely short jackets you see today – the perfect suit fit will never let you down.

Sean Connery Style Style Tip 2. Leverage Texture in Your Suits

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Sean Connery wearing a grey herringbone suit in You Only Live Twice.

In Dr. No, Sean Connery wears three gray suits – all in different shades. He is known to have a particular fondness for the gray suit however has been known to wear dark blue or brown on occasions. Other than that, Connery wore the occasional dark blue suit or dark brown suit.

The thing that made Connery’s Bond stick is that they are far more than basic solid worsted wool suits. Connery wore shiny lightweight wool, pollen flannels, mohair blends, and duping silk. When he did wear suits made of worsted wool, they had textural patterns like herringbone, pick-and-pick, and various forms of the glen check.

Let’s face it – some men face limitations when it comes to the colors they can wear with confidence. What’s the solution? Textures. They provide a more subtle way to vary the look of your everyday suit.

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From Russia with Love give us a great example of this in the suit Connery wears at the end of the film. In Venice, Connery wears a heavy navy flannel suit with grey chalk stripes. The jacket has two buttons with a relaxed fit, draped chest, natural shoulders, and slight waist suppression. The jacket also has flapped pockets, four-button cuffs, and a single vent. The suit trousers match the suit’s pattern with double forward pleats, side button tab adjusters, and turn-ups.

This suit could have just been a standard navy suit, but the added extra detail of a chalk stripe is subtle and allows Connery to stand out from every other man.

Sean Connery Style Tip 3. Don’t Be Afraid of the Three-Piece Suit

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Connery’s legendary three-piece glen check suit in Goldfinger.

In today’s relaxed culture, three-piece suits can seem overkill. Connery knew the power of it and used it. Starting in Goldfinger and continuing through the rest of his tenure as 007, Connery used the three-piece suit to mix up the status quo.

The three-piece suit is an excellent way to set yourself apart from the crowd, and Connery knew this. Any guy can slip into a two-piece suit but adding that vest is a perfect finish giving you an exquisite and stylish look.

Take Connery’s famous grey and white glen check three-piece suit from Goldfinger as an example. This suit made by Anthony Sinclair (Connery’s tailor of choice) is just a standard two-button suit with narrow lapels and double vents. But by adding a matching waistcoat with six buttons, notch lapels, and four welted pockets, this suit is elevated to legendary status.

Another great advantage of wearing a three-piece suit is that you have more options. By owning a few three-piece suits, you can mix the waistcoat with different jackets and pants from another coordinating suit. This gives you a less formal look but is a style move that most men are afraid to pull off.

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The brown houndstooth check jacket with the odd beige waistcoat from Goldfinger.

Goldfinger is a masterclass of waistcoat style as Connery pulls off an odd waistcoat in the film as well. After returning from a rough hotel stay in Miami, Bond returns to his boss M to report what has happened (and get a scolding from M).

Bond wears a country suit in a mid-brown and black houndstooth check. Under the jacket, we wears an odd waistcoat in beige wool. This makes the suit stand out in a crowd. While not the most appropriate office wear, Connery wears this suit with great swagger and confidence.

 

Sean Connery Style Tip 4. Pay Attention to the Details

Another way Connery’s style has stood the test of time is the attention to detail he has.

Sean Connery’s Cocktail Cuff Shirts

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The “cocktail cuff” made famous by Sean Connery.

Let’s take his shirts as the first example. Sean Connery mostly wears solid shirts with his suits and sports coats. Connery’s shirts follow English tradition varying in color from plain white, light blue, medium blue, and cream like his suits. How did Connery make these shirts stand out – the cuffs.

Connery wears the cocktail cuff. This cuff is a sorta hybrid between a French cuff and a barrel cuff. This cuff is a double-length-barrel cuff that’s folded over itself with cuff hems on a diagonal line that is fastened with buttons instead of cuff links. This was his go-to cuff for all of this suit (other than dinner jackets)

Sean Connery’s Shoes

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Connery wearing brown suede shoes paired with the brown barleycorn tweed hacking jacket in Goldfinger.

Another example of details Connery’s choice of shoes. From ankle boots to espadrilles, his shoe game was always appropriate and stylish. Connery mostly favored a black three-eyelet derby (blucher) and a two-eyelet derby. In Thunderball, Bond wore a pair of short black boots with his suits. It’s very slight, but eagle-eyed views can catch them at the beginning of the film.

Even though Daniel Craig takes all the credit for making suede shoes cool again, Sean Connery was wearing them all the way back in 1964 and 65 in Goldfinger and Thunderball. These casual two-eyelet derby shoes were in a dark brown suede and looked like a short chukka boot. The soles were dark brown rubber, making them perfect for country wear as Bond wore them in the countryside in both films.

Sean Connery’s Sunglasses

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The iconic sunglasses from the film Thunderball.

No man can go without accessories, and Connery didn’t disappoint. In From Russia with Love and Thunderball, Connery rocked a pair of black Wayfarer style sunglasses with two rivets on each side and front of the temples. These work both in a dress and casual atmosphere and are effortlessly cool.

These glasses have been remade by the company Curry & Paxton and are still available today. The model is named “Sean” and is a great tribute to the pair worn in Thunderball. Click here to check them out!

Connery’s Bond also wore a few unique hats. In Dr. No and From Russia with Love, Connery wore a trilby. The Dr. No trilby has been identified as being from Lock & Co. Hatters. In Thunderball, Sir Sean wore a pork pie straw hat with a blue and white checked cotton ribbon.

Sean Connery’s Rolex

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The legendary Rolex 6538 on an undersized nato strap in the film Goldfinger.

For his watch, Sean Connery famously wore a Rolex Submariner 6538 in all of his films. This scarce watch exudes timeless style and elegance. This particular reference of watch goes for anywhere from $92,000 all the way up to $544,939! This watch is ideal for James Bond – it’s durable, precise, and looks great with a tuxedo or a swimsuit.

An interesting feature of the 6538 is the lack of crown guards and the over-sized crown. For the time, this was an oversized crown, and it’s a substantial distinguishing factor from other Rolex Submariners.

Also featured on Connery’s Rolex are the black gloss dial, baton, and dagger markers, as well as a revolving black bezel. Connery wore this watch on a nato strap and a leather strap throughout his tenure as Bond.

 

Sean Connery Style Style Tip 5. Find a Hairstyle That Works (and Stick to it)

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Sean Connery in the film Goldfinger.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This statement couldn’t be more true when it comes to your hairstyle. Connery knew this. His timeless side part was a perfect example of this. Short sides, low maintenance, this haircut fit the bill. Even in Connery’s later years, he continued to keep his haircut short and a beard impeccably trimmed.

Don’t experiment with things that don’t need it. Keeping a flattering long-term hairstyle will make you appear confident and self-assured. Connery’s haircut worked with his face correctly, adding a little volume to his hair to balance out the rest of his facial features.

Sean Connery Hair – How to Get the Look:

Wanna know how to get Connery’s side-part? It’s pretty simple, but here you go.

How to Cut:

  • Two inches of length on the top
  • Taper the sides and back to half an inch

How to Style:

  1. When your hair is damp, take a pomade and work it into your hair gently down to the roots
  2. Use a comb to attain your final look
  3. Pro Tip: use a hairdryer as you comb it into place for more volume.

The Side-Part is a timeless look suitable for any situation. Not sure what haircut works best for you? Click here to discover more about picking the right hairstyle for your hair type.

 

Sean Connery Style Tip 6. Presidential Fold is a Must

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Sean Connery sporting a white linen pocket square in Dr. No.

Throughout his first three Bond films, Sean Connery wore a white linen folded handkerchief in his jackets’ breast pockets. This style is most associated with 60’s style and is something that most men neglect these days. In fact, I’ve been complimented many times for the pocket square by random people stating, “They love this look and wish more men would use it.”

Folding a handkerchief to wear as a pocket square is relatively simple. Connery opted for the Presidential Fold, which is the cleanest and most versatile fold to use.

How to Fold Your Pocket Square Like James Bond

  1. Begin with the pocket square face down
  2. Now fold in half from right to left
  3. Fold in half from left to right – leaving a gap at the right side
  4. Next, fold in half from top to bottom
  5. Fold the bottom up and behind the front.

Before placing the now folded pocket square in your breast pocket, you have the option to iron it flat. This will tame the fabric and is likely what Connery did with his springy linen handkerchiefs.

Inserting a pocket square can be a pain – here’s a tip: Fold the handkerchief in half again bottom to top and place it in the pocket with the amount you want to show. To get it to fill the pocket’s height, I hold the top in place while using the back end of a pencil or pen to gently push the pocket square down int the bottom of the pocket.

Connery kept his handkerchiefs looking neat by keeping the edges hidden. Dandies will often show the edge of their pocket square as a sartorial flair.

 

Sean Connery Style Tip 7. A True Dinner Jacket Is Midnight Navy, Black or White

As Vesper Lynd said in 2006’s Casino Royale – “There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets.” Sir Sean knew this all the way back in 1962. Sean Connery has inspired more men to wear black-tie than any other person. His 007 sets the ultimate example of how to follow the black-tie dress code.

He follows the traditional protocol for black tie dress codes. Connery wore a tuxedo in every one of his films and showed exactly how to pull off the three options you have for black-tie.

Midnight Blue Shawl Collar Dinner Suit from Dr. No and Thunderball

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The midnight blue dinner jacket in Thunderball.

In Dr. No, Connery was introduced as the character in a traditional midnight blue shawl-collar dinner suit made by Anthony Sinclair. The dinner jacket featured a shawl collar in midnight blue satin silk, silk gauntlet cuffs that turn back at the end of the cuffs, one button, and two vents.

The turn-backs at the end of each cuff is a unique flair, but a welcomed one. Connery breaks black tie rules slightly by having two vents in the back of his jacket. Traditionally, a dinner jacket show has no vents, but James Bond is a man of action, so it is acceptable. The trousers have a traditional rise and a silk stripe down each side of the leg.

He wears a white shirt with a pleated front, spread collar, and double cuffs that take cuff links. His bow-tie has diamond pointed ends and a white pocket square that matches his shirt in his breast pocket. He finishes the outfit off with black cap-toe oxfords.

Interestingly, Connery doesn’t wear a waistcoat of cummerbund here; however, Bond often doesn’t wear one. I would recommend always wearing a waist covering – only Sir Sean can pull it off without one.  ?

Ivory Dinner Jacket from Goldfinger

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The ivory dinner jacket worn by Sean Connery in the film Goldfinger.

Just as iconic as the midnight blue dinner jacket that introduces Bond in Dr. No, Sean Connery wears a white dinner jacket at the beginning of the film, which is an excellent option while in a warmer climate.

This dinner jacket isn’t strictly white but somewhat closer to an off-white or ivory. Connery’s Goldfinger tuxedo features peaked lapels that aren’t silk. This is in line with traditional black-tie rules. The jacket closes at the front with a single button and has four-button cuffs. The lower pockets are jetted without flaps, and the back has no vents.

His trousers are black with a double forward pleat, slanted side pocket with a silk stripe down each leg. Connery adds a red carnation in the lapel, which is a huge contrast against the ivory jacket, which adds to the outfit’s flair, making it memorable.

Interesting Note: Daniel Craig paid homage to this tuxedo in Spectre in 2015.

Black Notched Lapel Dinner Jacket in Goldfinger

The notched lapel on a dinner jacket gets a lot of hate. The argument is that these lapels are not formal enough for black-tie. Connery gets a pass here because of the circumstances he is in.

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While having dinner with M and Colonel Smithers in Goldfinger, Connery is wearing a black notched lapel dinner jacket.

The notched lapel is more appropriate here because it is a private dinner and less formal than a large gathering.

The jacket is single-breasted with one button in the front, cuffs with four satin covered buttons.

It’s unknown whether the jacket features vents as the back is never seen. The trousers remain a mystery, but one could surmise they match the dinner jacket and feature silk stripe down each leg and are a double forward pleat (a favorite of Connery’s Bond).

BONUS Style Tip 8. Casual Doesn’t Mean Lazy

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The iconic golf outfit from Goldfinger.

When Sean Connery did dress casually, he was never sloppy about it. The film that shows the most causal outfits for Connery’s 007 is Thunderball.  Taking place mostly in Nassau, Bahamas, the warmer climate is a perfect opportunity to flex his relaxed muscles.

Connery’s casual outfits were all made from a combination of polo shirts, camp shirts, and swimming trunks.

While on leave at Shrublands health clinic, he wears a black lightweight cashmere long-sleeve polo shirt. The polo shirt has a three-button placket with white buttons. Bond rolls the sleeves up over the elbow. He wears a pair of brown flat front cavalry trill trouser with frogmouth pockets. Because he is sneaking around, he doesn’t wear and socks or shoes.

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Connery wears a rose-colored short-sleeve line shirt with a slightly curved hem and small side vents in the Bahamas.

This shirt features a french front with a camp collar and a round breast pocket. Bond wears light blue swimming trunks and a pair of canvas espadrilles.

Connery also wears several other casual outfits and camp-style shirts and polo shirts throughout his tenure. The one characteristic that stays true throughout – he looks the business.

Sir Sean would never be seen wearing athletic shorts out and about or t-shirts. He always elevated his style from others around him, and this includes his causal style.

If you’re interested in any of the casual style shirts Connery wore during his tenure as 007, Orlebar Brown has released several 007 collections with pieces made after clothing from Bond films. Click here to check out Orlebar Brown’s 007 collection.

BONUS Style Tip 9. Keep it Simple

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Sean Connery in Dr. No wearing a dark grey flannel suit made by Anthony Sinclair on Conduit St. in London.

Sean Connery avoided wearing overly trendy clothes. In general, he wore classic, timeless pieces. The great part about this is you can take almost any outfit (minus a certain terrycloth playsuit in Goldfinger and all of Diamonds are Forever) from his tenure as 007 and wear it today. Nothing would look out of place or extremely strange.

The strangest look might be the pleats that Connery was so fond of in his trousers, but everything else would match perfectly in today’s world. Therein lies the benefits of avoiding trends.

Instead of spending tons and tons of money on the latest pair of sneakers (that will go out of fashion in a year), use that money on a timeless suit or pair of dress shoes that will never go out style. Investing in high-quality, timeless options will save you money as you can wear them forever.

Stick with timeless, stylish options in an interchangeable wardrobe, and you will not only save money, but you’ll always look amazing.

BONUS Style Tip 10. Real Men Wear Kilts

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Sean Connery in his custom-made kilt with his custom tartan pattern in the background.

Mr. Connery is Scottish – in case you didn’t know – and he wasn’t afraid to show it. Sir Sean would often wear his Scottish Highland dress as an alternative for black tie.

Sean Connery’s style of kilt was made by Holland & Sherry in Peebles, Scotland, in the finest Scottish cashmere. His kilt is the most expensive ever created in Scotland for $10,000. The tartan pattern of the kilt was specially designed for Sir Sean.

Sir. Sean Connery wasn’t afraid of embracing his roots and showing off his ancestral colors. You shouldn’t be either.

You don’t have to wear a kilt to do this – it can be anything for your ancestors. For instance in America, traditional clothing would be western wear. You could add flannel shirts into your wardrobe or maybe even just maybe cowboy boots in your casual footwear.

If you want to go back further in your family line, research your family tree, and determine exactly where your ancestors came from. Most countries and towns have their own patterns similar to Sir Sean’s tartan design. Have a coat of arms? You could get cufflinks made with your coat of arms in it as a small nod to your history.

BONUS Style Tip 11. Invest in a Quality Robe

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Sean Connery sporting a black and white nailhead robe in Goldfinger.

In five of his seven James Bond films, Sean Connery was seen in a robe. Sir Sean knew that you had to always look good, and he never scrimped when it came to leisurewear around a home.

In Goldfinger, Connery wears a black and white nailhead silk robe in his hotel suite at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. This was an ultimate style move. This isn’t something he got from the hotel. The robe has torn back cuffs and a shawl collar with black piping. The robe is tied around the waist with a belt and reaches below the knee. Underneath this silk robe, Connery wore light blue cotton pajama bottoms with a white drawstring.

In Thunderball, Connery briefly wears a navy silk robe with turn-back cuffs and a shawl collar. Earlier in the film, while at the Shrublands health clinic, Sir Sean sports a terrycloth robe with a narrow shawl collar and a belted waist.

The key takeaway – invest in a quality robe. Don’t be like every other guide and wear sweats and a t-shirt around the house. Step up your leisurewear game, and people will notice.

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The yakata robe in You Only Live Twice.

Suppose you’re feeling very adventurous and have an appreciation for Japanese culture. In that case, you could get a yukata as Connery wore in You Only Live Twice.  Yukata is a casual kimono made of cotton. The name itself means “bathing clothes.” Bond’s yukata is a printed pattern of grey on white the looks like trees and water.

 

Conclusion – Sean Connery Style Tips

A man who lived on his own terms, Sean Connery set the template for all men to copy – rugged machismo, sly humor, effortless style.

In this article, I broke down eleven Sean Connery style tips to steal and make your own.

  1. Classic Tailoring is Crucial
  2. Leverage Texture in Your Suits
  3. Don’t Be Afraid of the Three-Piece Suit
  4. Pay Attention to the Details
  5. Find a Hairstyle That Works and Stick to It
  6. Presidential Fold is a Must
  7. A True Dinner Jacket is Navy, Black or White
  8. Casual Doesn’t Mean Lazy
  9. Keep it Simple – Avoid Trends
  10. Real Men Wear Kilts
  11. Invest in a Quality Robe

Sean Connery set the style foundation for every other James Bond actor to follow and made an indelible mark on the style world forever. But did you know 007 makes style mistakes? Click here to see the 7 ways James Bond breaks the style rules and still gets the girl.

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As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.

It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.

But how do you know which way is the right way?

Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.

In today’s article, I’ll be covering:

  1. Origins Of The Wrist Watch
  2. What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
  3. Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
  4. The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch

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When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.

Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.

At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.

Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.

Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.

After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.

#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?

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The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.

The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.

But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.

So how do you know for sure?

The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.

Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.

So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.

#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?

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The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?

This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.

You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.

Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.

But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?

The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.

Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.

#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

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Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.

Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.

As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.

After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.

You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.

Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.

After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.

There you have it, gents.

Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.

There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.

If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.

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We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.

So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!

Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.

We’ll be covering:

  1. What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
  2. How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
  3. Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
  4. What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?

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One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.

While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.

A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.

This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.

But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?

#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?

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After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.

For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.

This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.

Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.

Keep It Simple

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Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.

You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.

With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.

For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:

  • A dark three-piece suit 
  • A light-colored tweed blazer
  • A leather bomber or biker jacket
  • An overcoat (dark or light)
  • A formal button-up shirt (white)
  • 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
  • 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
  • 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
  • 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
  • 1 pair of black dress shoes
  • 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
  • 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
  • 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)

When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.

#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?

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As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.

Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.

While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.

When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.

Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.

The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.

These big ticket items include:

  • Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
  • Overcoats and jackets
  • Dress shoes and sneakers
  • Boots

These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.

#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

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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