5 Style Tips for Men Who Want to Look Sharp

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Looking sharp doesn’t have to be a challenge. Sharp dressing combines the correct elements in the perfect balance and proportion. Sharp dressing is about making small details count for something and being mindful of how every item you wear makes you look, not just feel. It’s not rocket science or brain surgery, but it does require some thought and planning. Read on for our 5 style tips for men who want to look sharp.

Get the Right Fit

Ill-fitting clothes are the biggest mistake you can make. Whether you can afford to splurge on expensive pieces or not, if an item of clothing fits well, it will instantly look better and make your outfit more appealing. Whether buying Men’s sweatshirts, blazers, trousers, or more, pay attention to the fits. The length of sleeves on dress shirts and jumpers, the fit of trousers around the waist and leg. Finding a good tailor who can alter pieces to ensure they fit your body correctly can be worth it. They should be comfortable without being too baggy or tight.

Invest In Quality Clothes

Sharp dressing isn’t cheap, unfortunately. However, it’s not an investment in the item—it’s an investment in yourself. Quality clothing lasts longer and looks better than cheap clothing. Cheap clothing can make you look cheap, while quality clothing can make you look sharp and professional. It’s worth splurging on a few select pieces, especially when they’re items essential to your wardrobe, like a suit and tie. You can find quality clothing on sale or during online sales, so don’t be afraid to wait for a good deal to come along. If you’re working on a budget, wait for sales and shop for items essential to your wardrobe. Please research and see what brands are known for their quality items. If a brand is known for its quality and you can buy their items at a reasonable price, it’s worth the investment.

Go Neutral Until You Find Your Style

When unsure about your style, it’s best to err on the side of caution and go for the safe, neutral look until you know your personal style. When you’re just starting to find your style, it can be tempting to want to express yourself by wearing loud, colourful clothes. Don’t. Instead, stick to neutral and basic pieces until you know your style and what you want to express through your clothes.

Buy Fewer Better Quality Items

This is especially true if you’re starting out dressing better or have just discovered the art of sharp dressing. You don’t need to buy an entire wardrobe of clothes that you will wear only once or twice. Instead, buy a few good-quality items you can often wear and mix and match with the other things you have. Buy one or two dress shirts, a pair of pants, a couple of nice sweaters or knit tops, a sports jacket, a few nice button-up shirts, a pair of dress shoes, and a pair of dressy sneakers. Buy some nice accessories like a belt, a tie, a scarf, a nice watch, and a good wallet. The key here is that you buy timeless items that can be mixed and matched with the other items you already have in your wardrobe.

Purchase A Good Coat or Jacket

If you live in a cold-weather climate and don’t already have one, purchase a nice pea coat, winter coat, or jacket. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should last you a few years. It should be something you can wear to work, out with friends, or on a date. A good coat is a staple in any man’s wardrobe and should be something you have in your closet. If you live in a warm climate, purchase a light jacket or blazer (or both) that you can wear when the weather is a little chilly. It should be something you can wear to work or on a date and go with just about any outfit.

Cufflinks: The Historic Accessory That’s Making a Comeback

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Quality cufflinks are the absolute embodiment of subtle sophistication. A strategically selected pair of cufflinks can make the kind of statement that goes beyond almost any other accessory. Even where fine jewellery and luxury watches are concerned, there’s something about a stunning set of cufflinks that carries a powerful and memorable message.

But where did the world’s collective interest in these simple decorative details come from? At what point did cufflinks make the transition from functional to fabulous?


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A Brief History of Cufflinks

There is evidence of cufflinks being worn right back in the 15th century, though it wasn’t until around 300 years later that they became commonplace. It was during the 18th century that men began taking more of an interest in formal dressing, at which point the middle classes in particular took a shine to cufflinks.

Later in the 19th century, the industrial revolution saw cufflinks enter mass production and become comprehensively affordable for the first time. With that being said, it was only the upper classes and royalty who could afford coloured cufflinks and those adorned with gemstones. In fact, Prince Edward VII of Wales is credited with popularising elaborate and exclusive cufflinks, having regularly worn a bright and beautiful pair from Fabergé.

Creativity and experimentation hit their stride throughout the 20th century, though the decline in formal dressing among modern men saw cufflinks take something of a backseat. In doing so, cufflinks (once again) became increasingly associated with elegance, sophistication and dressing to impress. Rather than being an everyday accessory, they were saved for special occasions or perhaps more importantly, worn only by those who take great pride in their appearance.


Why Cufflinks Are Making a Comeback

As recently as the early nineties, you’d have been unlikely to come across a large selection of quality cufflinks in the average clothing store. You’d have certainly found it difficult to find a dedicated cufflink department or a manufacturer of bespoke cufflinks custom made to an exact specification.

This, however, is changing before our very eyes.

In super-stylish circles worldwide, cufflinks are making a comeback for a couple of reasons. For one thing, style-conscious men have stopped wearing ties, opting for a slightly less formal overall look. How do you achieve a polished, professional and personal look without a tie? You finish your suit with a pair of captivating cufflinks.

Throughout history, cufflinks have existed as a small detail that nonetheless carries a powerful message about the wearer’s flair and sophistication. They are by no means considered mandatory or even the norm, which is precisely why they carry such appeal for the connoisseur. You don’t need them and nor are they expected, and that’s why they make such an impact when you wear them and wear them well.

We no longer live in a time where it’s necessary to spend a small fortune to take home a luxury pair of cufflinks. Even if you push the boat out for a bespoke pair made exclusively for you, you’re still looking at a relatively affordable investment.

Not to mention, a priceless investment in your style, sophistication and perceived personality.


Mens Fashion – How to dress for a summer wedding

The wedding season is in full swing and it is time to start planning what to wear if you have a summer wedding to intend. I like to look well put together when I attend weddings. Weddings are a good excuse to play dress up, so I like to go all out on such occasions. I love seeing men dressed up smart too! A man in a good suit attire would be admired by many so it is a great idea to go dressed up looking very smart. Here are some mens fashion tips for dressing for a summer wedding.


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Dress code?

The first thing to do is to pay attention to the dress code if any. That way you have a feel of what sort of wedding it is and how best to dress. If in doubt, the best way to dress to a wedding is to go overdressed. That can easily be overlooked and even admire. But going underdressed is a no-no.

Get a great suit

The easiest way to nail a summer wedding look is to make sure your suit looks good. I prefer dark coloured suits because they tend to look nicer. I also like when a man’s suit looks good on him, so having the right size for a great fit is crucial. It is best to go into a mens store and try out the suit to be sure you get the right size. A suit is not something you want to buy online unless you are certain it is going to fit great. Also, ensure that the fabric of the suit fits the weather. For summer weddings, linen suits work better. You can opt for a linen suit mixed with cotton or silk to avoid excessive crinkling.


Pay attention to the shirt

The last thing you want is to have a not so great looking shirt underneath a great suit. So make sure the shirt you pick suits the occasion. For summer weddings, you can opt for short sleeve collar shirts rather than the traditional dress shirts.


Let your shoes do the talking

When it comes to menswear/mens fashion, shoes are very important. For weddings, only formal shoes would work, so don’t be tempted to wear anything else. You don’t want to ever go to a wedding wearing a pair of sandals or trainers. Regardless of how warm it is, proper shoes are to be worn on a suit at a wedding.





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