Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Look at The History of Mens

Your roots are your heritage and everyone has a heritage. One thing that is incredibly interesting to do is to trace back your family history as far back as you can. Then find as much about the clothing that the men wore in your family in the past days, and incorporate some of the historical fashion sense in your modern wardrobe. You can wear a small pieces of traditional style wear from the country of your heritage that you have recreated.

There are plenty of choices from say two or three hundred years back which could be a hat, a shirt, a jacket, or some type of jewelry or accessories. This makes a wonderful conversation piece at a party. There are many distinct ethnic groups but only five major continents, Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. If you can trace your family history back to any of these places, especially to the native people living there you will find some interesting clothes from times past. It is also interesting to note how many of the ancient traditional clothes have made into modern fashion and still are influential.

Taking the continents in alphabetical order, let’s first look at Africa. An example is Malian cloth which is a fabric called Bògòlanfini. It is very distinctive. It is orange color with a pattern on it that is white and dark brown. Traditionally the men of the tribe wove the material and the women dyed the fabric with different patterns. The material has already made its ways into modern fashion so you are capable of finding a shirt made of it.

Certainly you can find the fabric material and have a shirt made from it. In North America, many of the traditional native wear has made its way into modern fashion such as Indian turquoise jewelry, mukluks (thick boots), moccasins, beaded jackets and beaded shirts. In South America, the poncho is a piece of clothing that made it into modern fashion. Men and women alike, wear updated modern versions of the poncho. In Asia, one of the traditional men’s wear is the happi coat, which is like a thin cotton jacket and can also be a vest, and in China they believe the color red can bring prosperity. In Japan, there is a traditional of giving the gift of a happi coat to a man in celebration of his birthday and the colors are different depending on the age of the man.

In Europe there are as many traditional styles as there are countries. One of our favorites is the Bavarian style hat. Another ancient trend that is very strong and still going is the plaid fabric which originated to identify the clans in Scotland but is not used ubiquitously around the world. From Oceania we get the tattoo which is a Maori tradition from New Zealand, plus all the interesting forms of Polynesian dress.

Top Fashion Resolutions For Men

The world of men’s fashion is frequently changing; from what’s hot to what’s not, there is always a constant amount of effort facing every man who strives to be stylish and on the money. Fashion is never an easy game which is why, for every man who spends time and effort keeping up to date with the latest trends; there are ten more that simply do not have the energy.

For those who rarely pay attention to the ever-changing world of fashion, deciding on an outfit for work or for a special occasion usually involves grabbing the first thing you see but why not shake things up and try to make a little more effort?

Whether you want to believe it or not, as a man you will often be judged by the clothes you wear and evidently your ability to look fashionable. Men are no longer the brooding species who can get away with any old thing and call it the look of a “man’s man”, they must now make more effort and attempt to keep up with the right image.

Try not to worry, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to go and grab the latest issue of GQ and shop for a complete new wardrobe but there are a few things you can keep an eye on that could make the world of difference…

  • Shoes- The right pair of shoes can make a man – it really is that simple which is why one of the best things you can do for your image is to invest in at least one quality pair of footwear. A good quality pair of shoes should be an essential for any mans wardrobe. Whether it is for work or for special events; one decent pair of quality leather shoes will be the best investment you make.
  • Smarten Your Look- The dapper gentleman is the one who will get noticed for all the right reasons so make the effort to smarten up your image. Invest in shirts and suits that are tailored to your body type and fit perfectly and don’t chose baggy clothing no matter what your style. Also consider what you are wearing and how; jeans and shirts with a tailored jacket are a great look for the weekend but have a look at what is available as you would be surprised how good you could look.
  • Signature- Investing in a signature piece is a fantastic way to add a little class and personality to your wardrobe. From a quality leather jacket, to a trench coat, jumper, shoes or a watch; something that defines you and your fashion personality while telling a story is a great way to inject some real class into your wardrobe.

Fashion might seem difficult and often even a complete pain to keep up with but the time has now come for us all to invest a little attention to our wardrobes. Whether you have the time and patience or not, changing your image for the better only requires a few tweaks here and there so why not do just that? You could be surprised as to just how good you can look.

Tips To Reinvent Your Fashion

Earlier this month I was looking for something to wear to one of my friend’s party. It was then I realized that I had nothing very new to wear apart from the old classic pieces of clothing. It happens with every man that at one point you get bored of your own style because there’s nothing new about it and everything gets too monotonous. The trend keeps changing and it is you who needs to change with time. Today it’s all about slim fit suits, chino trousers, Suede footwear or Derbies, fashionable men’s underwear and much more.

Whether you are looking for styling tips or something that reinvents your fashion quotient, the tips mentioned below would help you as a guide to do the same.

1. Layering is a healthy habit: The moment we say “a healthy habit”, you must actually start to incorporate it into every clothing article. Whether it is jeans, trousers, formals shirts, tees and more. Layering your clothes with blazers or bomber jacket or even waistcoats are a great addition to the fashion quotient. So, you can team up your clothes according to the occasion of your looking forward to. Just do the combinations well and you won’t regret it.

2. Always trust the basic tees: You all know that the fashion trends keep changing from time to time and so does your clothing pieces. However, whatever be the trend or style going on at that particular moment, you can always trust your basic tees. Whether it is your monochromatic black/white tee or something colorful like navy to go well with anything. They are important to have for they are masculine, classic and a must-have for every man. You just have to make sure that it fits you well

3. Tailored fit is what you must follow like a religion: You must have heard and read a lot about why tailored fit is a must in today’s time. Well, just imagine the time when you were young and wore your dad’s clothes. People said you are cute and then moved on. Just face the fact that you’re not a kid anymore and you shouldn’t wear such clothes. On the other hand, it has been noticed that men have taken the word “slim fit” way too literally and have been killing themselves out of suffocation. However, a perfect tailored fit is nothing about the loose and the tight, it is about fitting your body in a way that it complements rather than looks like a baggage on you.

4. Style up your jeans: Denim jeans has been a part of clothing for a very long time and have been providing men with the stylish appeal. Sometimes, it surely crosses our minds that what would happen if we could do something different with our jeans that would, in turn, bring some good to your style quotient. Well, there’s a solution to this. You can style up your jeans by wearing the right accessories with it. Accessories, in this case, would refer to the kind of shirt or t-shirt you wear, ties, overcoats, jackets, footwear and the actual accessories. With all the right things assembled together, you’re sure to experience different looks every time you wear the same pair of jeans.

5. Say goodbye to socks: You might say that wearing socks have always been a tradition and also is functional talking about the durability of the shoe fabric. Well, you are absolutely correct but just like the times, the styles statement and the fabrics have changed. Now is the time to show off your ankle by saying goodbye to your socks and slipping in the variety of footwear styles that go well with your looks. This in return would get all the attention where you desire it to be.

6. Wear clean men’s underwear: The underneath fashion calls for a lot of importance than men actually consider giving them. When you keep the basics clean and tidy, the overall personality looks fresh as a daisy. A clean pair of men’s underwear whether it is men’s brief underwear or boxer briefs or even sexy revealing styles, it matters a lot. Make sure you start the basics clean and get other clothing articles right for the correct style quotient.

Men’s Fashionable Footwear

In a world where everyone pays a lot of attention to one’s appearance, not only for women but also for men, a stylish flattering look can play a vital role in their social life. In this aspect, men may have more problems than women in terms of how to present the most fashionable styles. After all, women are born having the obsession with beauty and they always have endless options of fashion accessories, while men may react slowly to the fashion trend. Here I’d like to talk about the fashionable men’s footwear, loafers which can greatly upgrade a man’s style in many ways.

Unlike women who would rather suffer the pains caused by high heels than choosing other kinds of comfortable footwear, men often put the comfort as the priority when selecting a pair of shoes. However, in spite of the comfort, the fashion style is also very essential for today’s men. To embrace both of the features, loafers must be the top choice. Moreover, this kind of slip-on shoes is becoming more and more popular in men’s fashion world.

A fashion conscious man must have more than one pair of loafers and he can list a lot of advantages wearing this kind of shoes. First of all, one can wear such shoes for both formal and casual occasions. You can just wear them for work and for after work gatherings with friends directly. Besides, loafers can work well with many different styles of clothes. No matter it is casual jeans or formal suits, you will look great presenting different styles with a pair of loafers. There are also many variations of such shoes, such as lace-up styles and boot styles. Sometimes, you can also find that there are some embellishments attached in details.