Stay Cool (But Look Hot) With The Summer Suit

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 […]

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Man vs Fashion: How To Conquer The Bag

You know when you buy a great pair of slacks, they fit just right, accentuate all the right angles – and then you go and put your bulky phone/wallet/keys combo in your pockets? The waistband starts drooping towards your knees and a permanent indentation appears on your upper thigh from your tight-jeans-and-phone combo. But where else can you put these necessities? Well, things are changing, men of the world – bags are back. And let’s not reform that habit of fashion blogs and magazines and call them “man bags”. That moniker just makes men never want to pick up a […]

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Checks, Mate: The Men’s Guide to Wearing Red Checks

Checks have sauntered out of vintage stores and attached themselves to the bodies of unnaturally good-looking men all over A/W14 runways recently. They’re a wardrobe essential. They’re both ‘safe’ and ‘fashion forward’ at the same time. But it takes some gumption and know-how to wear a checked or tartan shirt to a business meeting without looking like you’ve just come from a shift at General Pants Co. Checks may have just come back to the fore, however some styles are already overdone. Take the popular blue and white checked shirt that’s as ubiquitous in New York as cream cheese bagels. […]

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Style Inspiration: 10 Women’s Fashion Feeds to Follow on Instagram

Let’s be honest, the first thing most of us do when our alarm trills is pry our eyes open with the help of our little rectangular friends with their bright screens, so what better way to sort out what you’re going to wear that day than by scrolling through pictures of impeccably dressed women? Instagram has not only spawned a whole generation of people obsessed with taking filtered pictures of their daily jaunts, it has also created a handy visual portal for those of us who want to know how to “farshon”. Simply by following big name models, fashion houses […]

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Casual Friday Office Politics: How Casual Can You Go?

Casual Fridays. A day that strikes both pleasure and fear into most employees’ well-suited hearts. There’s usually a no-nonsense dress code that is to be followed Monday-Thursday, but when it comes to Casual Friday, office dwellers are left to their own devices. Panic ensues. How casual is too casual? Can I wear gym gear? (The answer here is, of course, no – but we’ll get to that later). The word “casual” can be interpreted in many different ways. And let’s be honest, in some workplaces it is. But there are boundaries, people. No matter how much you were looking forward […]

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