For men, dressing style has always had a masculine nature to it. Dark colours and boxed designs have been the staple that men have thrived on when it comes to fashion. Thus, imagine the surprise when we notice that the latest fashion for men these days are edging towards floral prints bringing a new age of fashion for men. However, not everyone is convinced. Several men remain uncertain whether this is the right way to go and many more simply do not know how to sport this latest trend, and at the same time, avoid looking like a flower in the meadows. So here is our guide, following which will help any man to effortlessly flaunt their latest floral prints in style:
1. Be Confident :
The first thing you need to remember is that while wearing floral prints is that you need to be confident. These prints are not subtle, they stick out. People are going to notice you, and you’re going to catch the eye of many by simply walking around in public. When people look at you, you have two options; One – appear slouching, uncomfortable and under-confident. Two – appear standing tall and broad, confident of their gaze and ready to take on the world. If you want to choose option two, remember that it is all about body language. Thus, if you choose to wear floral prints, you simply cannot do so lacking in confidence while wearing it.
2. Pick Solid Shades :
The best way to make sure the floral theme is simply not too overwhelming is to pick clothing that has floral prints contrasted with a solid shade as its base. It is advisable that you should also pick solid shades in the other clothes you pair with your floral print. For example, dark denim jeans and a floral shirt or t-shirt works pretty well because of the contrast. Or you can even pair out a dark shaded pair of shorts for that perfect casual look, depending on your style and personality.
3. Match Textures :
With floral prints, it is usually a good idea to make sure the texture throughout your attire is matching. They do not necessarily have to be the exact same texture but they need to have similar look and feel. For example, avoid pairing shiny trousers with a cotton floral printed t-shirt. Similarly, try not to pair a silk floral t-shirt with a pair of denim jeans, go for softer fabric trousers instead.
4. Floral Ties :
Floral ties are simple, easy to sport and can immediately up your style game. Check out the many floral printed ties available on the market and pick out any one you like, which suits your vibe. The best option would be slim ties, but this too depends on your personal preference. Floral ties can usually be paired with any sort of professional attires but softer shades or colder colours usually tend to bring out the tie itself very impressively.
White sneakers are these days fast becoming the latest fashion for men to sport. Its feverish success is largely owing to the fact that you can seamlessly pair them with almost any sort of attire and colours. Moreover, the stand out white colour of the shoes adds an instant coolness and smartness into the whole look. Thus, here are top 5 outfit types which go best with white sneakers:
1. Jeans and T-shirt :
This classic men’s clothing style is one of the best attires to pair with white sneakers. You can pick out a variety of colours in T-shirts. Usually, bright colours and light cotton textures give the best results. However, this is completely up to personal preference and you should pick one that you feel suits your style and personality best. In Jeans again, you can choose lighter colours to give a sombre look or dark shades to bring out a contrast adding to the sharpness to the entire outfit.
2. Shorts and T-shirt :
For the optimum casual look, go with a pair of shorts and a T-shirt with your white sneakers. This look will give off the perfect breezy vibe and is one of the best outfits to sport during summers. Experiment with the colour schemes according to your personal preferences and personality. Usually, common practice is to either go for all neutral colours (this will make for a sombre look), or bright coloured T-shirts and dark shorts to bring out contrast making the attire look very smart.
3. Shirts with Denim Shorts :
Another very interesting variation of attire to go with white sneakers is a casual shirt paired with denim shorts. This is essentially a very holiday look and gives off a relaxing vibe. Try out broad checked shirts and use lighter colours that match with the shoes. In the denim shorts, you can use either darker or lighter shades depending on your personal likings. Together put, this look exudes a relaxed and smart vibe.
4. Polos and Shorts :
Polo shirts in themselves make for a very smart look. Add a casual pair of shorts to them and finish the look with white sneakers to make for the optimum smart summer look. Experiment with different patterns and colours to find the perfect blend depending on your tastes. Usually, this attire works best with lighter shades of polo (white works best) and matching pair of shorts (grey or khaki works best).
5. Smart Casuals :
White sneakers are one of the best pair of shoes to compliment a smart casual attire. So take up a pair of casual shirt, a nice coat, a crisp pair of trousers and up the game by complimenting it with your white sneakers. The shoes here will uplift the entire outfit making you appear to be a perfectly smart gentleman. You can experiment with colours again, of course, depending on your preferences but the usual standard advice here is to stick with lighter colours throughout.
Monsoon is down the corner, a welcome relief for many sweltering and cursing in the tremendous summer heat. However, unless you have no qualms moving around the rains with difficulty in your summer clothes, you need to start thinking about being wardrobe ready for the change in season. Read on to know the 5 essentials you must have in your wardrobe this monsoon season:
1. Waterproof Shoes :
Waterproof shoes are probably the most important thing to have during monsoon season. Gumboots are a favourite of many, with their dark colours and promise of supreme protection against puddles, water logging and mud. These days, of course, there are other varieties of shoes cropping up all over the place with water resistant properties. These come in a variety of different colours and types. You can go for dark shaded gumboots or colourful varieties of other types of waterproof shoes depending on your personality and personal taste.
2. Trench Raincoat :
It is in no one’s control when rains might come blistering down the skies and where one is at that time. Thus, if you do not intend to get rain soaked on short notice, it is essential that you get yourself a Trench Raincoat. These types of raincoats usually cover your entire body. They also come with an overhead cap of sorts to keep your head dry as well. Coming in a large variety of different colours and designs, trench raincoats are an essential monsoon wear item. You can browse its collections to find the one perfectly suits your style.
3. Shorts :
No matter how well equipped you are, to deal with rains, it is a given that you are going to get drenched at least a few times moving across this season. Thus, an essential piece of clothing in monsoon is the old reliable shorts. They dry easy, do not stick to your skin when wet and give off the optimum monsoon vibe. Shorts come in a variety of designs and colours. Usually, single coloured shorts paired with a colourful printed T-shirt makes a perfect monsoon casual look.
4. Colourful T-shirts :
As the colours get dull around us get during monsoon, rebelling against it with colourful bright T-shirts make for a great monsoon fashion statement. Avoid heavy T-shirts that might stick to your skin when wet, instead pick light printed ones that exude colour and brightness and give off a casual and playful vibe.
5. Stretch Denim :
We know reading the word ‘denim’ in monsoon might immediately activate warning bells in your mind, but here’s the thing. One, us men are extraordinarily attached to denims. Two, we’re not talking about the regular denims that will take ages to dry. I am talking about stretch denims. These have a little percentage of Spandex blended in, making them dry much faster and adding a stretchable quality that will make sure they don’t stick to your skin when wet. There are several varieties of stretch denims available in the market that you can pick from allowing you to sport the denim look even during monsoon without the after effects of rashes and damp clothing.
Summer is here, and it’s time to bring back the shorts and the tees. When you’re in double minds about your pieces while dressing up, keep in mind that less is more. Always stick to lighter colours and breathable fabrics. And when you’re going to stay outdoors for long, it’s better to cover up your body. Let us get more detailed and enter into the nitty-gritty of men’s clothing style this summer. We have written about the ultimate pieces you need to dress for summer 2019.
1. Basic t-shirts :
You need to stack up your wardrobe with a few pieces of basic tees in neutral colours. White, light blue and grey are essentials. You can spice up a bit and add colourful greens, yellows and reds to your collection to add in a sparkle of colour in your outfits. Basic plain tees are versatile and go amazingly well with shorts or beneath jackets. You can wear black in cooler indoor environments but avoid it if you’re to stay outdoors for long. Make sure your t-shirts are fully made of cotton, or other light, breathable materials.
2. Khaki Shorts :
Shorts and summers go hand in hand. Khaki shorts in tan, olive and camouflage colours are a never dying breed of clothing especially during summers. You can also try on different coloured shorts with basic casual shirts. T-shirts and shorts are the best combination in existence to grace summers’ sunshine and heat. A day at the beach or a hilltop picnic calls for light coloured shorts to be worn with flip-flops. Buy two to three plain coloured shorts to create different combinations and looks with shirts and t-shirts and shoes or flip-flops.
3. Light coloured pants :
It’s a better choice to wear light coloured chinos and trousers compared to thick denim. Along with reflecting the light back, they also cover up the legs protecting them from heat and radiation. In times of a long trip in the outdoors, it’s a better option to opt for light coloured pants instead of shorts. You can at times ditch the light coloured cream, beige and white pants to go for coloured pants to add a little funk to the outfit. Stick to neutral colours for the upper body in this case as the pants would be the star attraction!
4. Shirts :
When we talk about men’s dressing style, shirts are the most basic pieces of clothing to arrive in our minds. Summer shirts are light, bright and fun. Hawaiian shirts are a hot favourite to sport on with shorts or casual chinos and loafers! If you’re wearing full sleeved shirts the fold the sleeves and stick to lighter colours. Check pattern shirts with short sleeves also work great in workspaces as well as other outdoor activities.
5. Footwear :
Floaters and flip-flops are your best comfort options this season. If you want to go for shoes; espadrilles, loafers, sneakers, and boat shoes pair up well shorts and should be worn with ankle-length or invisible socks. Keep your shoe length below the ankles.
While keeping these basic items in mind, don’t forget other peripheral men’s accessories like caps, sunglasses and belts. Stick to a classic style of eyewear that suits your face shape. You can own two basic coloured leather belts, and they will go well with most of the outfits that you wear. The only thing to acknowledge is, the less the better this summer!
Summer is coming soon, and the navy blues, blacks, and browns are soon to be stored back into the deep crevices of your wardrobe. While most men get scared of wearing loud pinks and neon greens, you can rely on us to help you out with colours to wear this warm season in regards to the latest fashion for men. Warmer colours help in keeping the body cool by reflecting sunlight. Follow our ‘colourful’ guide, and we promise, you won’t look like a unicorn riding on a rainbow!
1. Mustard Yellow :
Exciting, but not loud. This sentence is enough to let you know the impact a mustard yellow shirt will have on others. As opposed to a bright yellow, mustard yellow tends to be on the darker side and propels an earthy tone. It also works amazingly with whites, browns and blues. This colour suits darker or tanned skin shades more than lighter skin shades.
2. Sky Blue :
Light blue hues painting a wonderful open sky. Now to be cast upon your body, sending back rays of the dazzling sun! Sky blue and grey have been at the centre stage of men’s dressing style for a long time. Sky blue has made men look good for generations and will continue to do so in the future. Perfect for an outdoor picnic or trek or just fishing with the kids, sky blue is a young man’s ultimate casual colour of choice!
3. Muted Pink :
Millennial men have embraced the colour pink in a muted format. And trust us, girls find it hot when a man is comfortable with his masculinity. Muted and more in sync with colours such as peach, off-white or cream with lighter tinges of pink, this new age pink has gripped men’s clothing styles like an alligators jaw to a deer’s neck. Hawaiian shirts, casual blazers, and fitting trousers, this colour has become the hottest one to adorn men in recent times.
4. Classic White :
Has any man ever looked bad in a classic white tee? The best colour to suit a man of any skin tone, this classic colour is known to bring out and enhance the bodily features. So if you’re a guy with a body to die for, white is your colour! Go for the regular white tee, and you can pair it up with any pants, shorts or shoes in existence!
5. Pastel Purple :
Sorry, but we are taking you a little close to that dreaded unicorn on this one. Don’t be tensed, you can rock this one by supporting this colour with various other coloured and textured accessories. Make sure that you buy this colour in a matt and muted format. A fitted formal shirt in this number is bound to look smart and chic!
6. Cherry red :
Red is the colour of passion, desire and power. But a bubblegum bright red is destined to shine and blind people on the streets when you’re out in the sun. Don’t be that man. Be an attractor, not a repellent. Use a deeper red which comes off as a matt and mighty statement. When on a date or a party, make your presence felt with this colour of attraction and desire.
7. Khaki green :
Khaki green colour, also well known to be sported by military generals and wildlife enthusiasts is a very manly colour to carry off well. You can find it widely used in today’s trends of camouflage prints and khaki trench coats in winter. This colour is mostly worn by outdoor adventure enthusiasts to gel well with nature and surroundings and to not be visual pollution in the forested outdoor areas to the poor animals. The best part of this colour is its versatility to go well with most colours and men’s accessories.
We hope we stuck to our promise and gave you a nice set-list of lighter colours to play with, this summer. We’ll suggest, don’t be cranky and go ahead, wear what you like with confidence and gusto!
Planning to buy a watch? Is it the first time you’ll be investing in a luxury watch? Not sure what watch style suits you the best? How do you know if it fits? Or, isn’t the dial too big for your wrist? Well, the point is, there is an overload of questions to know of before you make of the decision of purchasing the right type and style of watch. After all, you do not want to end up with that feeling of buyer’s remorse!
So, to help you settle for the right type of watch, here we have listed down five different styles of watches that every man should know of.
1. Dress Watch :
The sole purpose of a dress watch is that it complements your business suit or any formal attire. Most dress watches aren’t even considered to be accurate with time-keeping as they do not have second hands. If opting to go for a dress watch, make sure it is properly proportioned to the wrist. Also, as dress watches are to be worn with your formal wear make sure the watch is thin enough to slip in and out of your shirt.
2. Field Watch :
The first rule of purchasing a filed watch – it must be rugged! If you are opting for a filed watch, make sure that it is readable even under low lights and in night conditions. Look for bands that are either leather or canvas, so that they can be easily swapped when damaged.
3. Aviator Watches :
There isn’t any single style that defines the aviator watches! Aviator watches came into existence when pilots wore repurposed filed watches. Over time these watches were made with specific aviation function and thus the name, aviator watches! When opting for an aviator watch look for the ones with black dials and large white numerals. Also, make sure that they are readable under low-light conditions.
4. Dive Watches :
These are by far the most prolific men’s watch styles. As the name suggests, these type of watches have been made after the divers demanded superior timepieces as accurate time-keeping is essential when hundreds of feet down below water. What makes dive watches top the list is that they are water resistant, have a silicone band that lasts longer and are perfect for everyday wear.
5. Racing Watches :
These watches tend to be flashier than the rest of the mentioned watches. You’ll find racing watches in exotic colours and style options, meaning there’s one for everyone. When selecting for a racing watch be sure to opt for a colour or pattern that suits most with your dressing style. Another thing that makes racing watches special is that it comes with a chronograph and a tachymeter. While the chronograph allows the watch to have two different stopwatch functions, the tachymeter helps to make time and distance calculations, thus helping you to track the miles covered.
While we are trying out new trends for men, when it comes to style, we believe there are a few timeless pieces of clothing that every man should have in his closet. The following items are essential because they are not too flashy and are appropriate for all ages and sizes.
1. An oxford button down shirt :
The oxford button down shirt is the most versatile piece of clothing there! You can always count on this classic for a dapper look. Pair it with slim fit chinos for a casual look and pair it with a suit for a formal look, it is just perfect for any event! Make sure to keep a few shirts of different colours in your wardrobe and stick to natural fibers for breathability in the summer season.
2. Plain T-shirts :
Basic T-shirts are unproblematic and easy to wear. T-shirts with good solid colours can change your whole look. You should have a good collection of plain T-shirts in your wardrobe as they will be a good foundation for creating more elaborate outfits. Make sure your T-shirts are not over worn or washed out.
3. Slim-fit Chinos :
Chinos are trousers that are made with cotton twill fabric. If denim is not your cup of tea, go for a pair of chinos! They are a great alternative to jeans. They look great with a polo or a button down shirt. They are perfect for casual or business events and can be dressed up or down. Avoid sitting on grass in chinos as they are prone to staining easily.
4. Tailored Suit :
The most important thing when it comes to clothes is how they fit you. You are better off wearing a cheap well fitting tailored suit rather than wearing an expensive off-the-rack ill fitting tuxedo. Hire a good tailor and get yourself a custom tailored suit. Navy blue, grey and black are classic colours for suits.
5. Jeans :
Nothing looks better than a pair of well fitted jeans! Jeans are super versatile; you can dress them up or down and wear them for any casual event. Make sure to try on a few pairs and check out different styles. Indigo or black jeans almost go with every look. Denim will never go out of style, so go ahead splurge on a great pair of jeans.
6. Sneakers :
Sneakers should definitely have a place in your wardrobe! They may be a hot trend right now but we definitely consider them a classic. They go well with almost all casual outfits! A pair of good quality white sneakers will elevate your outfit to another level. Pair them with chinos or denims and strap a duffle bag over your shoulder and there you’re set to rock like a star.
Gentlemen! We hope you took some notes and promised yourself to incorporate these timeless clothing essentials into your wardrobe. Stay tuned for more articles related to men’s fashion tips and latest trends in men’s fashion!
In the world of fashion, there are only few things that you can consider as eternal. Denims naturally hold that position, as they are all-weather friend for men provided you know how to wear them stylishly. According to the new fashion style for men and latest men fashion trends, we will suggest you the modish ways to wear a denim shirt.
1. Dark Masculine Look :
There are essentially two shades of denim that are men new style – the dark heavy tone and the lighter blue tone. If you want to look more masculine, with less of layering and showcase more of accessories, tattoos and body hairs simply choose a dark shaded heavy denim shirt. You will be thrilled to wear this boisterous combination with skinny jeans, shorts or even khakis. Do wear tough boots and wayfarer sunglasses to add luster to your attire.
2. Cool Funky Look :
Go for a lighter shade of denim shirt to bring ‘coolness’ ‘funkiness’ in your personality. Wear this shade with a white T-shirt and dark-colored jeans or a pair of khakis or dark-colored chinos. You should add round-framed sunglasses and prefer to be clean-shaven.
3. Faded Look :
When donning a light blue denim shirt or black faded wash shirt contrast with dark or tan trousers preferably indigo or black jeans. Your shirt should not be too big or baggy as it will ruin the entire ordeal. Always choose a slim fit shirt and trouser to display the contours of your body.
4. The Backstreet Boy :
This look can be easily achieved by letting your shirt buttons open all across. Underneath wear a simple white T-Shirt like David Beckham. Adore a slouchy beanie to add that ‘attitude’ in your wardrobe. David Beckham wears a denim shirt with a T-shirt and beanie.
5. Double Denim Style :
To become complete denim man, you can certainly wear double denims – blue denim shirt with blue denim jeans. To make it more sensuous, wear extra ripped jeans with thick stubble on your face.
Handpick your eyewear to look handsome, sauve and dashing at the time when it really matters. In-tune to the latest fashion for men we present the top 4 eyewear styles for Indian men.
1.Wayfarer Glasses Frames :
Men’s Wayfarer Eyeglasses are the classical, iconic eyewear style that can be worn with any dress. They are proven to be a universal staple and timelessly stylish.
2. Aviator Glasses Frames :
This kind of frames looks good on almost everyone. The aviator frames are also undoubtedly the most iconic eyeglass model ever made. You can match them with almost any outfit.
3. Titanium Metal Eyeglasses :
Most metal frames are made from a copper and nickel base. This mens new style is corrosion resistant, strong, and easily adjusted. Found in a variety of shapes and colors, they are on wearer’s top of mind. Wildly popular these days, titanium glasses combine strength with lightweight and offer an impressive performance.
4. Bold, Thick Rimmed Eyeglasses Frames :
With thick-rimmed glasses, you will have that exceptional retro look that is a hit this season! These bold frames are sure to be fashionably noticeable wherever you go. Durable and stronger, they are also hypoallergenic, have good resistance to water and acids that adjusts to your face shape making you tuned to the latest fashion for men in India.
Books are a man’s best friend. A good inspirational book always provides solace to a wandering soul. With Internet being the need of the hour, fashion blogs, websites and apps provide a solution to all your style queries. However, a good book teaches you how to find the right style for your personality in sync with the latest fashion trends. There are a lot of good fashion books for men; you can take style inspiration from, but mentioned below are our personal favourites!
1. Ralph Lauren :
The fashion God originally had a whopping 14-pound book dedicated to him, which was reduced and republished with time. Unlike most designers, this fashion guru inspired men to create stunning works of art through fashion. The book talks about his dream to redefine American style, which he very successfully did. The first part is dedicated to his personal life, one that was before he rose to fame. The latter has a detailed chronology of Ralph’s achievements, awards, and collections.
2. Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion by Bernhard Roetzel :
This 360-page book is a gospel for men who are interested in the world of fashion and menswear. A guide for pyjamas, buttons, fine menswear and so much more, Bernhard Roetzel has written this guide as an interpretation of his notion of style. Call it style or call it taste, the fine line between knowing which fabric to pair with which colour is an art. So, if you haven’t already mastered it, here is something to take inspiration from. A rich and detailed illustration of who’s and whom of international fashion, this book is a fashion classic.
Josh Sims take on timeless fashion trends for men is an inspiration for men across the globe. A menswear 101 guide, the book talks about iconic wardrobe staples and accessories that complement them. Consider the book as a glossary for trendy fashion, ideas and inspiration. Each essay is a story that focuses on designs, brands and their inspiration. A must read for those, interested in the history of men’s fashion.
4. Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion :
Alan Flusser’s Dressing the Man is a descriptive guide for men who want to understand style and dress well without becoming fashion victims. The book includes tutorials that teach how-to, colour coordination and the art of dressing in style. Combining his taste and knowledge, Alan has created an encyclopaedia of fashion that almost every man must refer to.
The most important item in a man’s closet is his shoes. Laszlo Vass and Magda Monar talked about handcrafted shoes and their importance in the book. The book talks about custom made leather shoes that capture the individual taste of fashion conscious men. The book also takes you into the workshops of internationally renowned shoemakers, who closely guard the secrets of their trade. There are beautiful images and illustrations, making each pair a unique piece of art.
These books contain genuine pieces of advice from fashion icons, designers, and craftsmen. While every individual has his own perspective of style, these books will help you channel your style that complements your personality.