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How to wear a suit: Cocktail style

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Scarf, yes but …

Every self-respecting gentleman has wondered how to look more elegant at a cocktail party without being too formal or too casual than using Cocktail style. This guide shows you the secrets of proper suit-wearing and unveils the mystery behind achieving the best possible looks.

Not too formal or too casual

A suit is the appropriate clothing for those occasions where the dress code is not specified. You would need to find a middle ground between formal and casual. In that case, the combinations of parts, materials, and colors are almost infinite. Your imagination is the only limit.

Not too formal or too casual
A bow tie – original and classy

A bow tie – original and classy

Of course, etiquette does not force you to wear a bow tie when you are going to a cocktail. However, it is a unique item, so rare, that it will make you differ from the other guests. Choose carefully what kind of bow tie to wear. All eyes will inevitably be on it.

Shoes – simplicity and power

If you want to be puristical and don’t wish to take any risks, pick blucher-type shoes, such as Oxford or Legate, closed with laces or buckles. Depending on the formality of the event, you can also choose the Tassel kind of loafers.

Shoes – simplicity and power
Scarf, yes but …

Scarf, yes but …

The use of scarves in menswear is increasing every day, but wearing them in a very formal environment can be a bit confusing. Its discretion and simplicity will be your best weapon.

Cufflinks – the essential detail

For such events, we recommend double cuff shirts, because of their distinctive elegance. Try to put the necessary accent on the cufflinks. They will surely attract attention.

Cufflinks – the essential detail
Belt, from new materials

Belt, from new materials

Here you can free yourself from the official dress code for business suites and let your imagination fly a bit. Do not use a great diversity of colors. However you should use a great variety of materials: crocodile, lizard, or their imitations; for example, carved leather can lighten the seriousness of a too formal suit. You can even let your imagination run a bit wild, but please consider the fact that a Hell’s Angels-type buckle might ruin the delicate balance of your outfit.

A neatly folded handkerchief

A handkerchief in the breast pocket of the suit is an essential item for your look. It will demonstrate that you are the gentleman who has dressed properly for the event and not just someone who picked the first suit in the closet. The handkerchief may have the same tones as the tie or be of a totally different color. It should not be very strident, otherwise, it might become the absolute protagonist of your look. Be careful and fold it in a way that only uncovers its corner. And don’t ever use it, unless required by the most beautiful woman of the night.

A neatly folded handkerchief
Steel wristwatch

Steel wristwatch

A business wristwatch might be a too flashy piece of jewelry, but a classic steel watch with a rubber or leather strap will be perfect for you.

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How to Choose Perfect Watch

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How to Choose Perfect Watch

First of all, there is no perfect watch. There are options, different brands, and designs. A perfect watch is something that sits in our heads. Rolex, platinum watchwatch with the bling-encrusted face. To our perception, a perfect watch can be a simple piece that matches every outfit in our wardrobe, while that guy might think the perfect watch is the one made exclusively for him. It doesn’t matter. Watch is watching unless you want to show off your social status and material well-being with it to every other male out there. When choosing your perfect watch consider this:How to Choose Perfect Watch

Mechanism

Your watch should be good quality and have a good mechanism. It should be reliable because the watch’s basic function is to show the correct time. The mechanism should be backed up with a design that’s pleasant to the eye though. After all, it should look good with your outfits too.

Design

Design, as well as the brand, can determine the cost of a watch so choose the one that suits you, expresses your style, and simply looks good. If you can afford it buy it right away but don’t forget about the mechanism. Simple designs with some twists look good with anything.How to Choose Perfect Watch

Brand

There are many great brands out there so do your research and don’t stick with one brand just because someone you know wears it or it’s mega-popular. Look into various brands, compare prices, look at the designs and then make your decision, but buy only from brands you can afford.How to Choose Perfect Watch

Size

The big watch seems to be always in but doesn’t forget to try on the watch before buying it. It should fit your wrist well******, you don’t want it to be too big. Also, make sure it goes well with the shirt cuffs.

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How To Wear Turtleneck This Fall

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How To Wear Turtleneck This Fall

Turtleneck is one hot trend this season and it is a very versatile style that can be worn with casual pants and jeans as well as with a suit jacket and trousers. There are plenty of designs, fabrics, and color options. Chunky knit turtleneck sweaters can also be easily incorporated into an everyday fall wardrobe. So here are some ideas on how to wear a turtleneck this fall:How To Wear Turtleneck This Fall

Wear It Instead of a Shirt

Wearing a turtleneck instead of a shirt can give your look a quick makeover. Wear it with a smart-casual suit or a blazer and jeans. To slim down your silhouette a bit opt for dark shades from black to navy blue or dark green. If you have short neck dark colors will also help elongate it a bit.How To Wear Turtleneck This Fall

Wear It As a Sweater

Turtleneck sweaters especially those bold chunky knit ones can look great on their own as well as under the jacket if they fit together. It’s both worn and trendy as well as you can add some color to your fall/winter wardrobe with these chunky knit sweaters.

Pick Flattering Color

Turtlenecks come in a variety of colors. Choose those that suit your frame and skin. Darker ones slim you down while lighter ones visually enhance you. The bright-colored turtleneck can be contrasted with a dark-hued jacket or blazer or coat. But this could also be done vice versa – a bright jacket and a dark turtleneck.dark turtleneck

Turtleneck is absolutely effortless and it can be worn with almost anything. Just pick a style that flatters you and try some of the ideas above.

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Style Icon’s Wardrobe Essentials

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Style Icon’s Wardrobe Essentials

To make it a style icon you have to obviously have a distinctive style that bears your signature like certain accessories or haircuts. To build your style from scratch you’ll need to do some research on what’s out there that suits both your body and your tastes. You’ll need to learn how to hide your flaws and correct your silhouette. Being stylish doesn’t mean wearing quirky uncomfortable clothes of eye-watering colors. Here are some style Icon’s Wardrobe essentials that every man relies on to build his style.Style Icon’s Wardrobe Essentials

Since your basic wardrobe consists of everyday jeans and white T-shirts we will move on to some more complicated stuff.

  • Don’t be afraid of colors. Deep bright hues look great when mixed with basic and neutral colors like gray, black, and navy.
  • Experiment with prints and patternsStyle icon Tom Ford advises not to think about them but rather throw a bunch together. We’d say take one bold print and mix it with other more toned-down clothes for starters.
  • Accessories are surely a huge part of a style icon’s wardrobe. Watch, ties, belts, square pockets and scarves, cufflinks, bracelets, and rings.
  • Suit. A modern suite is meant to accentuate your masculine figure – broad shoulders, slim waist, and long legs.
  • Coat or blazer. This should suit your taste but it has to accentuate the shoulders.

A known rebel House M.D. in his blazer over some band T-shirt, shirt and with a three-day bristle

Jeans, shirts, and cool leather jackets are all there as well. Style is all about representing you. Feel like a rebel? Add a slight mess into your hair and some grunge into your clothing style. Pre-wrinkled fabrics, worn-looking jeans, and jackets are your things. But if you want to look presentable but not boring opt for a well-fitted suit or blazer in combination with good trousers and a shirt. A turtleneck with a blazer or jacket is also a good solution for a presentable look.Style Icon’s Wardrobe Essentials

Layering

Such style icons as Johnny Depp use layering to create their signature style. Be careful though wearing too many clothes as it will look exactly like that but not as layering. An unbuttoned coat that shows off your blazer and shirt will do. Scarves also do well in adding layers especially if draped around the neck. Peeking out sleeves and the shirt’s hem styled properly will also add layers to your outfit.

Jewelry

Not many men are seen wearing jewelry at all and the same goes for accessories like cufflinks and scarves. If you worry about seeming unmanly keep your jewelry simple and small. A thin leather bracelet adds style without making you flashy. Fancy watch, well, no one seems to be complaining about gems sparkling there.

Don’t worry about bad eyesight. Your eyeglasses can become a part of your style, an accessory as well. Just choose a flattering shape and modern style frame. Some women fall for men in glasses.

Flattering Designs

Opt for styles and designs that flatter your shape. Don’t try to hide your frame under baggy clothes, you will only make yourself look bigger. Get fitted and buy clothes according to your size. If you are slim and tall you can get away with pretty much anything. Flattering DesignsBut if you lack height or are heavy in frame opt for simple designs that make you look slimmer. Avoid double-breast jackets with too many buttons and big lapels as those will only add you extra weight.

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