Category Archives: Fashion

Summer Fashion For Big Guys: Everything You Need To Know

Fashion can often feel like a club that’s shut to anyone who’s not sample size, with runways walked by the scarily thin and advertising populated by the tediously buff. Summer is its cruellest season, when those forgiving layers are baked off your body, and your wardrobe choices are reduced to a few feet of cotton. But there’s opportunity hiding in what can look like a style desert. “If you get the basics right – like the fits that look Read More...

6 Key Men’s Swimwear Trends For Spring/Summer 2019

Mastering fashion trends in everyday clothes can be difficult enough, but when you consider that it’s just one square foot of fabric covering your modesty, swimwear has to say more about you per inch than any other garment. To make matters worse, upgrading your trunks from duty-free afterthought to a first-class fit isn’t as easy as it seems. If every street’s a catwalk, every beach is a minefield. So to help you nail poolside cool this summer, we’ve picked the Read More...

Why The Blue Dress Shirt Is The Ultimate Menswear Hero

The blue dress shirt, it’s hardly the most exciting of propositions. And yet, it is by far one of the most dependable items hanging in the wardrobe today, capable of getting men through mind-numbing Monday meetings, late nights behind the keyboard and more head-bludgeoning Friday hangovers than most maybe care to admit. So perhaps it’s time to stop overlooking this admittedly understated piece of kit, and start treating it for what it truly is – a shield against the Read More...

The Best New Menswear To Buy Right Now

Arket Workwear Jacket Simultaneously light and durable, a workwear jacket makes for a great extra layer if needed during the summer. This one by Arket is a simple, utilitarian stunner, inspired by French worker jackets with an outer waterproof layer that also lets you zip in an extra layer inside for when the days start getting cooler again. Buy Now: £150.00 Jigsaw Merino Knit There are some excellent polos doing the rounds at the minute, but when it comes to more formal Read More...

Summer Trousers: Every Style You Need To Know About

Legwear is stressful at this time of year. Can you get away with shorts at the office? Can you get away with shorts at all? And, if the answer is no and you decide to retreat to the psychological comfort of your trustiest trousers, don’t bet on any physical comfort to go with it. Have you ever worn slim black jeans when it’s 30 degrees outside? It’s grim. So what makes for a good pair summer trousers? It isn’t Read More...

The Best Cuban Collar Shirts You Can Buy In 2019

The island brother to the Oxford, the Cuban collar shirt (sometimes known as the revere or camp collar) is an old-school staple – think Elvis meets Tony Montana – and it’s made a major comeback in recent seasons. Akin to a condensed notch lapel, it’s defined by a pointed, two-tiered collar, and usually comes short-sleeved (though not always). You’ve probably seen the Cuban collar on a Hawaiian shirt, but the two are not synonymous. And this season, there are Read More...

How To Wear The Most Difficult Menswear Colours

The designer, suitmaker and shopkeeper Sid Mashburn once said of a man’s wardrobe: “Guys don’t need a lot of options, they just need the right options.” And for the most part, we’re inclined to agree. Contrary to what most chart-topping rappers would have you believe, it’s the simple, timelessly stylish pieces worn right that make you stand out. Which is why most guys could have a capsule wardrobe stocked with as few as 35 items and still be considered Read More...

Suit Alterations For Men: 13 Tailoring Tweaks To Consider

At the very start of The Italian Job, Michael Caine’s character delivers one of the coolest lines in British cinema. His girlfriend picks him up from prison in the Turkish Ambassador’s stolen car and asks him where he’d like to go first as a free man. His immortal reply? “Take me to my tailor.” Clearly, Charlie Crocker knew the score. While things have changed today, and ready-to-wear suits have replaced bespoke tailoring for the vast majority of guys, there’s Read More...