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When it comes to style, one of the best and worse aspects is fashion trends.

At their best, they can introduce something new that becomes an instant classic. At their worst, they’re a fad that lasts 5 minutes, never to be repeated.

Hindsight is 20/20. We can all look back at our fashion faux pas and go “what were you thinking”.

It’s a lot harder to not get swept up by the hype of the latest fashion craze.

The fact is trends matter, they affect what is being advertised to you and what is available to buy in stores. People are swayed to buy them because of the hype, not because they actually know where and when they’d wear these clothes.

So as we enter 2021, let me help you to avoid the worst fashion trends and keep you looking your best.

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1. Avoid: Oversized Suits

One of the worst fashion trends, this fad seems to come around every 40 years like clockwork. It was big in the ’80s with big hair and bigger shoulder pads. It was big with the zoot suits in the ’40s. As we head into the 2020s it seems to be coming back around.

Not only does this trend not look good, you look like a boy borrowing your dad’s clothes. It will be going back out of style again soon and you will have to wait another 40 years to wear anything you buy now.

2. Avoid: Vests under a suit

Aren’t vests an important part of a 3-piece suit? Yes, but not when worn instead of a shirt.

There is a disturbing new trend of wearing a suit with a tank top, kimono wrapped top, or a waistcoat without a shirt. The problem with this is that suits are not designed to be worn this way. Suits are expensive, made from high-end fabrics, and dry clean only.

Wearing a suit without a proper shirt underneath means that sweat and oils from your skin are going to be absorbed directly into your suit. This is going to damage the fabric and double your dry cleaning costs.

A suit with a T-shirt under it can be a great look for a casual office vibe, especially in the summer. A suit with a tank top underneath looks like you forgot to put on a shirt.

3. Avoid: Fashion Colors

This is one of the worst fashion trends as it never really goes away. Every year designers seem to decide that certain colors are in style and they begin to show up everywhere.

But as men who prioritize long-term fashion, you should be careful about adding them to your wardrobe. This year neons, racing reds, ultra-bright acid hues of magenta, and traffic-cone-orange. All seem to be popular on the runways.

While color is something that many men lack and should bring into their wardrobes, it’s best not to overdo it. Bright neons are strictly casual and should be used sparingly with your accessories such as belts and watch straps.

All those colors mentioned should be avoided when it comes to mainstay clothing items. They’re at the peak of their popularity right now, but such trends won’t stand the test of time.

4. Avoid: Wide Pants

We’re no longer in the ’80s when baggy pants and big hair were in vogue. Yet like your favorite 80’s actors, wide pants are trying to make comeback. Much like with oversized suits, it looks like you don’t know how clothes should fit, and remember; Fit is King.

When it comes to over wide pants unless your MC Hammer “You can’t touch this.”

5. Avoid: Leather all over

leather outfit

A leather jacket is a staple of men’s fashion and one that every guy should invest in. But it’s important to get one that will stand the test of time in a classic style. Leather should be used on a single staple piece to build an outfit around not a material to build your entire outfit. It doesn’t have to be a jacket. It could be a great pair of dress boots.

Leather boots with a leather jacket are fine. You can even add leather accessories like a belt and watch strap. When wearing multiple leather items make sure to match the color of your leathers. If you’re wearing brown leather shoes don’t wear a black leather belt.

The key is to not overdo it. A leather jacket with leather pants and leather boots is something only rockstars can pull off. Unless you want to look like a reject from a Matrix movie, then this is a fad to avoid. Keep the all-leather outfits for the motorbike.

6. Avoid: Oversized Jeans & Skinny Jeans

When it comes to jeans, what style is going to look best on you depends on your body type. Oversized jeans are OK for bigger guys, skinny is OK for very thin guys. For 90% of men, they should not be your go-to.

Oversized jeans make you look sloppy, skinny jeans look like man tights. For most men regular or slim should be the jeans you go for. Check out our infographic below to find the best jeans for your body type.

jeans-for-body-type

7. Avoid: Full on Florals

This isn’t one of the worst fashion trends, everything has its time and place, gents. And that applies to certain clothing pieces and patterns. Floral can be a great addition to a man’s wardrobe, a small repeating floral on a tie or shirt can be a great standout piece. But big bright and bold floral pants, Floral Suits.

floral suit trend

These are items that won’t stand the test of time. Florals are great for accessories, ties, scarves, pocket squares. Remember to keep it simple – stick to small repeating patterns, use them as a way to bring a small amount of color into your outfits.

8. Avoid: Utility Clothing

Pockets, Pockets everywhere. This new trend is not something you should outright dismiss. Some of the items from this trend are under-appreciated classics, such as safari jackets. Others have a place and a time.

Cargo pants are useful for hiking and other outdoor pursuits but shouldn’t be worn in any formal setting. The key to mastering this trend is one thing at a time. If your outfit looks like it’s made entirely out of pockets then you have gone too far.

9. Avoid: Anything “Muscle” Fit

Let’s be honest “muscle fit” is just code for too small. It’s understandable, you worked hard to get in shape. You eat clean, track your macros, hit the gym for hours at a time. It took sacrifice and discipline to get a body where tight clothes fit you.

Worst fashion trend too tight muscular clothign

The problem is that wearing clothes that are too tight actually undermines the effort you put in. No matter how in shape you may be, clothes that don’t fit properly will not make you look good. Always remember fit is king. Not only will you be uncomfortable but you will look at it as well. Clothes that are too tight trap sweat against your skin leading to breakouts of acne.

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In the end, gentlemen, I’m all about style that lasts longer periods of time. focus on classic, timeless pieces, and building an interchangeable wardrobe.

But at the same time, we can’t avoid hearing about trends and items on sale. The trickle-down effect is you’ll find pieces that look good at great prices…but end up becoming clutter in your closet. So as you start a new year, don’t go swinging for the fences and trying whatever is “hot” at the moment. Prioritize style, not fashion.

 

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How to wear your watch correctly

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

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

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

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

In today’s article, I’ll be covering:

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

#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch

old watches

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

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

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

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

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

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

#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?

man wears watch

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

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

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

So how do you know for sure?

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

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

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

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

watch facing inside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There you have it, gents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’ll be covering:

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

#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?

man in closet

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.

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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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