When men get out of the office, they often like to unwind by dressing like slobs. If your man does this, you are probably all too aware that it becomes even worse in the summer. He may like to wear those shorts he’s had since high school with T-shirts that look like they’ve been around since the Carter administration. If your man is like this, then you need to give him guidance. Use this guide to dress your man well this summer. Read the rest of this entry »
What’s old is new again–as long as the styles of old are true classics worthy of reconsideration. Styles in menswear evolve with a stately slowness, which is good news for men. A well-tailored suit is not, after all, an inexpensive item, which is why the enduring quality of many menswear styles is good news all around. Read the rest of this entry »
Hey guys: dressing doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s the rare man that wants to spend hours getting ready for a day at work or a night out on the town. This summer’s fun fashion trends make dressing easy and quick. Look for great colours, comfortable fabrics and great accessories to kick off your summer in style. Here are fun fashion trends for this season, guaranteed to make you look fashionable with barely an effort: Read the rest of this entry »
This winter I’m vacationing in beautiful Park City, Utah, and I’m amazed at how much of a fashion capital this quaint little ski town is! I’ll turn on the Utah news stations, and regularly see segments during the morning programs showcasing the hottest fashion trends for men and women. Read the rest of this entry »
Taking the best of men’s fashions off the runways and red carpets and incorporating them into casual and dressed-up outfits that are fashionable and trendy, without seeming overly self-conscious is a delicate art. You never want to look like you just stepped out of the pages of a men’s fashion magazine, but you do want that cool, of-the-moment vibe that comes from appropriating just the right fashion trends into your look. Luckily for you, blogs like The Urban Agent and magazines like Esquire and Details can help you translate designer looks and celebrity ensembles into fully wearable outfits. Read the rest of this entry »
So you dared to challenge your cocky co-worker (who just happens to be drop dead gorgeous) by talking about fashion. She is impressed with your look (and doesn’t know you got that look from a magazine) and wants to pique your mind about men’s fashion. Don’t panic. We got the four most important designers in men’s fashion right here. Read the rest of this entry »
Comparing the average Y2K man to the 1980s Wall Street Go Getter of yesteryear makes for an odd juxtaposition. From afros to mullets to long hair and ponytails, we have come to the hairstyle of today. Today a sexy man’s haircut is short, sweet and with a bit of shagginess to it. Popular celebrity hairstyles today include Zach Efron, Orlando Bloom and Robert Pattinson. Read the rest of this entry »
It wasn’t all that long ago that accessories for men consisted of just a watch, and maybe a necklace. Things have changed big time. If you want to look good when you go out or make an impression on the job, the right accessories are crucial. Most men aren’t necessarily naturals when it comes to picking the right accessories for their outfits. If you want to add those little extras, but aren’t quite sure how to start, here are a few tips to get you started. Read the rest of this entry »
Men’s belts have changed significantly over the years. Who can forget the wide white belts of the 60’s and 70’s? Those days are long gone; contemporary men have belt choices that add pizzazz and style to any look. Although society has adopted a more casual approach towards everyday attire, there are guidelines men should follow when choosing a belt.
Types of belts
Men’s belts are made from three types of materials: calfskin or leather, reptile skins such as snake and alligator, and ostrich skin. Calfskin or leather belts are the most common and are found in virtually all department stores and colours range from black to tan to brown.
Ostrich skin belts are definitely for the fashion forward minded male. These belts have a rough, pock mark look left from Ostrich’s feathers. Ostrich belts are soft to the touch and are available in a wide range of colours. These belts are pricey, the low end is $250.00 and climbs depending on colour and style choices; however, with proper care, they will last a lifetime.
The most expensive belts for men are those made from reptile skins such as snakes, alligators, and lizards. Belts designed from reptile skins are highly sought after and reflect a unique fashion sense. Reptile skin belts literally look like the animal from which the skin was harvested. These belts are the most expensive, costing thousands of dollars, depending on skin choice.
Fabric belts are one of many trends in belts for men and take a man’s ensemble from ordinary to extraordinary. Ideally, fabric belts complement white, beige, or navy slacks and should be worn in the summer.
Other trends in belts include military and camouflage belts, thin belts, cotton belts, and colourful belts. Most of these are for casual wear only.
Selecting your belt
As a rule, men need more than one belt. Every man’s closet should have a belt for dressy, professional attire, and a casual belt for jeans or a sportier look.
When dressing professionally, the rule of thumb is a smooth belt that matches the colour and finish of your shoes. For many men this colour choice is black but it could also be brown or reddish-mahogany in colour. Additionally, these belts should be no wider than your thumb.
Casual belts provide more freedom of expression. These belts come in a variety of styles and colours. They can be leather, canvas, fabric, or animal skin. Additionally, unlike formal belts, they can be paired with a great belt buckle reflecting your own style.
Belts are always a great way for accessorizing a man’s look. They can reflect his personal style or unique interests and hobbies by simply changing a belt buckle. When selecting a new belt, remember to choose a belt that is appropriate for the occasion.
Following these guidelines will give any man a fashionable, polished, chic look.