Men’s Sneakers & Sweats Street Style + This Months Must Have Casual Pieces

March 12, 2015 by  
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For those days where you just want to be comfortable in sneakers and sweats.

Mens Street Style

 

Mens Street Style

 

Mens Street Style

Must Have Pieces:

Joggers | Basic Sweat Pants | Sweat Shorts  | Colored Sweats

Striped Obey Sweatshirt | Basic Hoodie (try layering a bright colored shirt underneath) | Nautical Hoodie (perfect with these gray sweat shorts)

Add a old school touch with any of these Pumas | New Balance or keep it ultra casual with some these customizable slides

Complete look or layer up with a graphic tee | soft solid tees or even a denim button up like seen above

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Mens Spring Street Style + Must Have Items For Now & Later

February 16, 2015 by  
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A little inspiration for spring.
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Shop Our Favorites for Spring

Pops of White: White Pullover Sweater | White Trousers | White Slip On Sneakers |

Khakis: Jogger Pants | Slim Fit Khakis |

Stripes: Striped Polo | Striped Sweater Great for layering |

White Tees: Graphic White Tee | Plain White V-Neck Tee |Long Sleeve White 

Watches: Tan Bands  | Sleek and Silver |

Hats: Dip Dye Braided Hat perfect to pair with white tees and jeans | Plaid |

 

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Bradley Cooper’s Look for Less!

January 21, 2015 by  
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Bradley Cooper's Look for Less

I wanted to take a quick break from all the winter styles and pull out a Bradley Copper look that’s perfect for spring. Bradley’s outfit has got the perfect mix of classic and preppy that’s always pops back for men’s spring looks. It’s easy to recreate for less but in this case it’s well worth investing in these pieces because you can wear them over and over again. Below we show you how to get his look and how to use the pieces in different ways.

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White Jeans | Sweater | Belt | Penny Loafers | Cuff |

bradley coopers look for less

White Jeans | Plaid Shirt | Coat | Boots

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How To Choose The Perfect Trench Coat For Men

March 28, 2014 by  
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The basis of the trench coat is always the same, no matter the interpretation and personal twist the different designers might give it, but finding the right one for you is not as easy as you may think.

It’s all a matter of finding the right colour, the right length and the right fit for you, but once you do find it you will have a timeless piece to use and re-use endless times over the years.

Here is my advice on what to look for in the perfect trench coat and make sure it truly is the right one for you!

Choose the fabric carefully

Gabardine: this is the original fabric used for the trench coat and it is waterproof, lightweight and durable. It has everything that you would want from this garment! I believe this is the best material, not only for practicality, but also because it looks great.

Leather: if you are a fan of the dramatic flare, then there are always leather trench coats for you. They are not my favourites as they are very heavy and I don’t think they look terribly good on men, so I would stay far away from them if I were you!

New fabrics: many designers are now trying out new fabrics for their trench coats like event fabrics and gore text which are great for staying dry. They also look quite good and definitely constitute a good alternative to the classic gabardine.

 

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It’s All About The Color

Neutral colour: the classic colours for the trench coat are khaki and beige. These neutral hues are the most versatile and, in my opinion, also the sexiest ones on a guy. The only downside is that being that light they get dirty really easily. (Image on the left via mensclothing.alphaconsumers.com)

Blue: navy blue is another classic colour for trench coats and it has the extra perk of being more practical and difficult to get dirty.

Different colours: of course you can find trench coats in any colour, from burgundy to silver, which make much more of a statement and are for sure different from the others. Anyhow, if it’s your first trench coat, I would  go more for a classic colour and then, once you have your great timeless piece, you can think about having fun and check out other possibilities.

 

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Talking about fit and length…

Classic trench: a classic, timeless trench is double-breasted, it has a belt, cuff straps and pockets. The length is just above the knees and it has that retro flare that makes it so iconic. It is certainly a style that will never fade and you will be able to wear it for years and years to come.

Cropped trench: trenches today are going shorter and shorter and the trend right now is for them to sit just below the waist. If you want to go for something that is more on trend right now, you can go for a cropped trench coat. It’s also the ideal solution if you are a bit on the shorter side! (Picture on the right via Debenhams)

New trench: if you want to break away completely from tradition, there are lots of new trench models that do just that. No belts, single-breasted, zipper closure instead of buttons. One could argue that if you take away all these things it’s not a trench coat anymore, but I think it’s still a great modern and fresh alternative to it.

At stores like Debenhams and Boden they have a great selection of trench coats for men for really reasonable prices. Plus, you can find amazing deals on websites like My Voucher Codes that make them even more convenient.

Men’s Fashion: Celebrate Spring With Stripes!

April 4, 2013 by  
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Spring brings with it the chance to shed those winter coats and show off jumpers and T-shirts with plenty of colour – and there’s really no better way to do it than with stripes. Block colour has its place, but it’s so easy to overdo it with the brighter tones. Stripes allow you to splash in some colour while still looking understated – and they can also help your physique too.

Horizontal or vertical?

Ladies have much more choice when it comes to horizontal or vertical stripes; men’s stripey options are most of the time horizontal – probably because it’s so hard for a man to wear vertical stripes and not have it look at first glance like a football shirt. Horizontal stripes do have their uses though; men with thin frames will look wider with a horizontal stripe.

Thick or thin?

Bigger stripes tend to make a bolder statement than thinner ones, while ultra-fine ones will prevent those with a broader frame from looking too wide. Mixing fine and thick stripes is not often seen because it’s a difficult one to get right – mix in colour and it usually looks too busy, but when done well it can be an interesting look.

Colours

The top designers love stripes, and most have a range throwing together dark blues and whites or creams for a nautical look. It’s popular every spring and summer and that never looks like changing! Black and white as a combination is similarly timeless, but don’t be afraid of mixing colours; Original Penguin’s range shows that by offsetting the body stripes with block colour on the arms, or by using stripes only on the top half of a T-shirt, you can get away with combining some brighter colours -more than two, even – without being too flashy.

 

 

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