Men usually have a ‘go to’ style that they dress up or down depending on the occasion. Far less than women do they change their signature look to suit their surroundings. Keep on top of trends this season, whatever the occasion, with these top tips:
In The Office – If your office is a formal environment, this is a no brainer. A well cut suit and crisp shirt will see you though the day. If, on the other hand, your office follows the ever increasing trend of ‘smart casual’ you enter a potential minefield of fashion faux-pas. Invest in a couple of pairs of smart jeans; engineered precision fit denim as opposed to casual fits. Teamed with a crisp untucked shirt, left open at the neck, denim can be dressed up to be office appropriate. Alternatively, opt for a crew necked sweater in cashmere teamed with a casual slack and leather driving shoes. Stay well away from short sleeves, whatever the weather, as bare arms instantly ‘dress down’ a look and can take smart casual into an inappropriate range.
In the Pub – Chilling out with mates over a cold beer is the time to really dress for comfort. If graphic tees are your thing, this is the place to wear them. Make a statement with your clothes and wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Do remember that you are in public; this is not license to wear something better suited to a spot of DIY. Online market places such as Red Bubble are a great place for graphic tees that you can’t find on the high street. As long as they are clean, trainers are plenty appropriate for a quick beer or shooting pool.
Out and About – Walking, climbing – even a casual kick about with the lads – is all about comfort. Comfort doesn’t need to mean a lack of style, however. Online stores such as ebrookes carry a range of hoodies, t-shirts and casual clothes that are epitomise style lead comfort. If your leisure preferences stretch to year round hiking or climbing, you will want to invest in more specialist gear – high tech materials that are waterproof and breathable now come in a variety of stylish options and affordable prices.
The Club – Clubs often have dress-codes so check before-hand or play it safe. Smart jeans, much like the smart casual office, are often acceptable if teamed with a smart shirt and a pair of polished leather shoes. If in doubt, opt for smart trousers and a soft structure shirt – go for something that fits and isn’t too loose. A club is entirely the wrong venue for a t shirt, particularly a tight one, and don’t be tempted to accessories – hats and medallions are best left to rappers.
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