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Everything you need to know in the latest style and fashion, presented by Michael 84. Find out how to dress better in the style guide, and find what’s the latest menswear from the high street to high end in the collections. You can find out what’s hot this season by checking the fashion trends which are popular right now.

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What To Wear With A White Shirt – A Men’s Style Guide & Outfit Ideas

Monday, 16th March, 2020

What To Wear With A White Shirt - A Men's Style Guide

A crisp white shirt. Is there a better feeling than putting one of these on?

It’s one of the most simple and basic items of any guys wardrobe, and is completely universal. It may be simple, but it’s also elegant and classic, and can be a key component to dressing well.

You may be thinking: What should I wear with a white shirt?

I’m talking about a button up or button down shirt. There’s plenty of options, from the classic Oxford shirt to End on End and Poplin fabrics. There’s no doubt that they are  a versatile piece of clothing and can be worn by anyone.

Regardless of age, season or style, the white shirt is one of the most timeless items you’ll ever own.

There’s plenty of different ways to wear a white shirt, which largely comes down to occasion. It’s an essential part of a mans wardrobe which can be dressed up as well as down, and you can create an almost endless number of outfits.

Here’s what to wear with a white shirt, from formal to casual outfit ideas.

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Smart Casual Dress Code – A Men’s Style Guide With Outfit Ideas For What To Wear

Monday, 9th March, 2020

What is smart casual style for guys?

The Smart casual dress code. It’s a style which every man can master, and usually only requires items you’ll find in your wardrobe.

But what is smart casual for men?

A smart casual dress code simply means dressing in clothing that’s smarter than your standard casual wear, but it’s not as formal as black tie or wearing a full suit. It’s somewhere between what you’d wearing relaxing on a film night, and something you’d wear to a formal dinner.

When it comes to styling, there’s a huge amount of different clothing in the middle.

So when it comes to outfits, where do we go from here?

Here’s everything you need to know about smart casual style.

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Adidas vs Nike – Which Is The Best? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Friday, 6th March, 2020

Adidas vs Nike - Which Is Better? Here's The Answer

It’s one of those questions which gets asked and answered so many times: The two sportswear giants, Adidas and Nike, which is best?

I’ve decided to put my own spin on things, looking at the past and present of both Nike and Adidas. Taking everything into consideration, but mostly the culture and the clothing, these are my thoughts on the Adidas vs Nike debate.

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What To Wear To The Races – A Men’s Style Guide

Monday, 2nd March, 2020

What To Wear To The Races Men

Are you going to the races, but have no ideas what to wear?

Don’t worry, this style guide will make sure you’re looking the part for the big day out.

Gentleman, having a day at the races is not just about putting a few bets on the horses anymore, well, has it ever been?

Fashion at the races is almost more important than the horse racing itself, and has been known to take centre stage.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time you’re going, it’s an annual tradition for you and your friends or if you’re a seasoned veteran, this is one event where nailing the style is key.

There’s always been a lot of emphasis on what the ladies are wearing, and who’ll have the best or most outlandish hat, but men’s style is just as important.

Knowing what to wear to the races is important, and you should be as stylish as your female counterpart.

Let the ladies bring the glamour, and the gents bring the style.

It’s time to get suited and booted!

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What To Wear With Black Chinos – Men’s Black Chino Outfit Ideas

Monday, 24th February, 2020

Black Chinos Outfit Ideas - Men's Style Guide

Some people love them, and others think they have no place in a man’s wardrobe. I am talking about a good pair of black chinos.

Chinos are a more casual form of trousers, and the good thing about them is that you can get a huge array of chinos in different colours. Therefore wearing a black pair might not be desirable, some even suggesting that you shouldn’t own a pair.

Depending on what you wear with black chinos, they could have a point. There’s plenty that suggest that pairing black chinos with a white shirt will make you look like a waiter or schoolboy, and I can see where that comes from.

However I like black chinos, and there’s plenty of clothes you can wear with them to make sure you look the part.

Here’s what you can wear with black chinos which will ensure you pull off this look and look stylish.

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CK One Capsule Clothing Collection From Calvin Klein

Monday, 17th February, 2020

CK One Clothing Collection From Calvin Klein

As you should know by now if there’s one trend in fashion I have liked over the past 5 or 6 years it’s been the re-birth of the 90’s trend. One of the brands at the centre of that has been Calvin Klein, and they’re at it again with their CK One Capsule Collection.

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Most Stylish Football Managers In The Premier League 2019-20

Monday, 10th February, 2020

The Most Stylish Football Managers

Who is the best dressed manager in football?

From tracksuit managers to the suited and booted, there’s a lot of style and fashion in the dugout and on the touchline these days.

With the money in football, there’s no reason why the managers shouldn’t be looking their best and dressing the part.

The Premier League 2019-20 season is here, and there’s been some stylish management movements, with Frank Lampard being in charge of Chelsea, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer beginning his first full season as Man United boss.

There’s also the three promoted teams, Norwich, Aston Villa and Sheffield United entering the most stylish managers contest.

So in no particular order, here’s the best dressed managers in the Premier League, and what I love about their style.

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What To Wear On Valentines Day – Men’s Style Tips & Outfit Ideas

Friday, 7th February, 2020

What To Wear On Valentines Day - Men's Style Guide

Got a big date on Valentines Day but don’t know what to wear?

Don’t worry! I’ve got some tips on what you can wear on your date for valentines night.

Valentines day is upon us, which means you’re probably going to want to look your best, whether you’re going out on a date with a girl, you’re out with your girlfriend/wife, or you plan on going out with your friends on the usual night out, you’ll want to look sharp for this night of all nights.

Picking out what to wear on Valentines day is going to be something you need to put some thought into, because you know she will have. Get the night off to the right start, and make a good first impression, whether it’s your first date, girlfriend or wife, this is the big day to dress to impress.

Check out some of my style tips to get you started.

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