Every man’s jacket (suit or blazer) needs a pocket square. Without it, your jacket just looks unfinished. I want to show you how to do a pocket square, the easiest way and the way that I do it. Check out the video above to learn more.
Eliminate these mistakes from your wardrobe arsenal and you’ll be well on your way to dressing better. I see these errors all the time. See if you can spot these next time you’re out and about. 1. Wearing overt brands Why do so many men think that dressing well means buying brands and having those brands plastered all over them? You’re just a free advertisement for the brand. You’ve even paid them for the privilege of advertising their brand. Ralph’s little horse is a long-standing example of this. Why would you want to associate yourself with this? Are you a polo player? Is Ralph paying you to wear this? Do you think it makes you classy and preppy? Have some more self-respect. You’re better than this. Superdry is a recent case in point. It’s a huge logo on their average jackets and t-shirts. What’s going through the heads of people …[Read More]
It’s time to put away the Timex and Swatch. The ability to accessorise well shows that you are a man who pays attention to details. Your main accessory should be your watch. A good watch draws attention. To make sure that it’s the right sort of attention, get a discreet looking one. Your date will find her eye drawn to it. You might be talking facing each other. At some point in the conversation, her eyes will glance over to your watch. Don’t let it be a digital Casio from the 80s. It might be ironic or nostalgic but it won’t be projecting the perception that you want. The perception that we’re looking for is the same as we have been aiming for in this entire blog. We want to be recognised that we understand style and that we are stylish men. We want to look good and be attractive …[Read More]
Dating is a minefield if we don’t know what we’re doing. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ve probably been lucky up till now. It’s only a matter of time before you blow up when you don’t want to. We all want to be better at dating. Some men are naturals, some men are clueless and the rest are somewhere in between. If we really break it down, to be successful at dating, we have to be as attractive as we can be. Let’s reiterate and internalise that. We have to be as attractive as we can be. When it’s spelled out like that, it sounds obvious doesn’t it? But how many of us can say that we went to our last date as attractive as we could be? One essential component being as attractive as possible is how we look and how we dress.The object, then, of dressing for …[Read More]
Contrary to quite a lot of advice out there, the only shirt a man needs isn’t an Oxford Cloth Button Down. OCBDs are marketed as versatile. What the marketers mean by that is that OCBDs are more casual than dress shirts (also known as business shirts but not to be confused with evening wear) and can be therefore worn in casual situations. However, OCBDs aren’t as versatile as dress shirts because they can’t be dressed-up as easily as dress shirts can be dressed down. Dress shirts look great in formal and business environments as well as in any more relaxed setting. They can be paired with jeans, trousers, and shorts. As they’re more versatile, it surely makes sense to only buy dress shirts. If you decide not to go bespoke, there are some great retailers selling formal shirts at good prices. TM Lewin do some sharp styles as does Thomas …[Read More]