Suffering from a sweaty neck during the torturous midday heat of a summer’s day is unpleasant, to say the least. Do you sometimes resort to throwing your hair up into some kind of unstructured bun, with whatever you may have on hand (rubber band, kids scrunchie …), which then ends up looking like you’ve just come from a gym with no mirrors? Welcome to the sweaty neck club. But classy updos are not always something that you have to book in for at a hairdressers. Most styles are easy to master in front of your own mirror or, if the [...]
Instead of schlepping it out this summer in too-warm woollen suits, you’ll need to update your wardrobe for summer. Alarmingly most men have a few good suits they wear year-round, as if sweating through the summer months are something that has to be endured. Yes, you want to look good, but you also want to avoid hunkering down in front of an air con unit, flapping heavy suit jackets to alleviate growing sweat stains. Nobody likes a smelly colleague. The difference between a comfortable man and a man on fire in summer is the suit they wear. And it all [...]
Coco Chanel is credited with bringing la marinière, or the Breton shirt, to the masses. But its origins are somewhat more down to earth and its first models chose catfish over catwalks. La marinière began life as the sartorial choice for fishermen working along the coastline of Breton. This fisherman’s friend was said to be particularly visible when surrounded by water thanks to its high contrast stripes, making it invaluable in man overboard situations.
The transition time between summer and autumn makes for difficult styling when it comes to your wardrobe. One minute it’s sweltering outside, the next you’re getting a chill run through your bones. So how do you dress? First things first, it’s time to clear out the wardrobe a little to make room for some of your cooler items. It’s not yet time to store away all your summer pieces, but the little strapless dresses and the linen shorts can probably afford to be tucked away until next year. Don’t forget to clean your items before storing them away to prevent [...]
Summer is well and truly here in Australia. The days have been sunny, while on the other side of the world people have been shivering through the winter months. However, over in Europe the fashion world has already got its sights on spring and summer. As the 2014 collections for the warmer seasons appear, the trends for summer emerge. Start wearing them now with our guide to fashion for the hotter weather. White with white Already seen on the catwalk a few times, pairing white with white is predicted to be big in 2014. Miranda Kerr was recently spotted wearing [...]