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Men's Fashion Tips And Advice

Are you looking to dress better, or just some fashion tips? You've come to the right place

If your mission is to look better, you can find some of the best fashion tips and advice right here. There's plenty of style guides, if you are going to an event and aren't sure what to wear, you'll find some expert help right here. Below you'll find the most popular advice guys are searching for, and you can keep up to date with everything from menswear inside information to advice on how to style your clothing right here. From smart to casual and everything in between, you can upgrade your look or go for the latest trend.

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Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

Men’s Fashion Tips – Knitwear And Jumpers Guide For Autumn/Winter

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Autumn is here and Winter is here, so that can only mean layering and getting some knitwear and jumpers for the upcoming season. I love knitwear and jumpers, there is a huge variety of styles, colours, patterns and fabrics to buy, and you can create a great deal of different looks, depending on the style you would like to go for. I will showcase 10 of the biggest brands and fashion labels, from the more modest and budget friendly end of the high street, to some higher end brands and fabrics. You’ll find  some advice and tips on what to look out for when choosing your knits for this autumn and winter.

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Friday, 6th October, 2017

What Is Raw Denim? A Beginners Guide

Today’s style question is all about a man’s essential piece of clothing, jeans, but more particularly, a particular pair. What is raw denim? It’s a question which some people have asked, as they’ve seen or heard this term, but don’t know what it means.

For the purpose of this guide we’ll say there’s two different types of denim; Raw denim, which is sometimes called dry denim, and washed denim. These two terms are quite self explanatory, with raw denim being unwashed and washed being, well washed. There is of course Selvedge denim, which can be raw or washed, this is to do with the finish of the denim, rather than whether it’s washed or raw.

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Monday, 2nd October, 2017

A Guide To Men’s Sweatshirts – How To Style & Wear Sweatshirts For Guys

Men's Sweatshirt Guide

A sweatshirt is probably an item of clothing you’ll already own and not really give to much thought about, but they’re one of those staple items of menswear we all have. When the colder weather turns up that means a couple of things, turn to warmer clothing, and layering. A great choice for this season when putting together an outfit is a sweatshirt, and one of the best parts of this is that you can make it look as simple as you like.

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Friday, 8th September, 2017

Fashion Question: Can Men Wear Women’s Jeans

Today’s Fashion Question: Can Men Wear Women’s Jeans?

The short Answer: My advice is no, not women’s jeans, but skinny jeans…Yes. Read more below.

There’s been a rise and rise of men wearing women’s jeans, in fact it’s been so much of a trend that a lot of menswear brands and clothing labels have picked up on this and started doing slimmer and slimmer fitting jeans. Wearing skinny jeans or slim jeans which have been designed for men is fine, but those manufactured for women is not recommended. There’s lots of new cuts and styles which are popular today; From slim fit to skinny, and then going down to super skinny jeans, which get the term drainpipe jeans or painted on jeans. Of course they’re not actually painted on, but they’re so tight it would look like they are.

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Thursday, 24th August, 2017

Style Question: Can I Wear A Shirt And Tie Without A Jacket?

Should you wear a jacket with a shirt and tie?

This week’s question: Can I Wear A Shirt And Tie Without A Jacket?

There may be occasions where you need to wear a tie, which also means pairing it with a shirt. When you do this, do you need to add a smart jacket, suit jacket or blazer to your outfit? That’s what I am discussing today.

TLDR Answer: Mostly likely no, but it depends on the occasion. Want to find out more? Read below…

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Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017

Men’s Style Advice For Going To A Summer BBQ

BBQ Style Ideas For Guys

What Should You Wear To A BBQ Party?

The Summer is here which means that it’s barbecue season! If you go out on a Summer’s day, then you’ve probably experienced the smell in the air, it’s something I love and you can always identify it with the Summer. Even though we don’t get much Sun here in England, and especially in Newcastle, there’s still plenty of times to either invite your mates round and host a BBQ, or you’ll be invited to go to one. But what should you wear, what is the BBQ dress code? Just like any function or party, you really want to look the part, so here’s some tips on what to wear wear so you look as good as the food (hopefully) tastes.

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Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017

Fashion Question: Are White Jeans Gay?

I am starting a new feature on the blog, fashion questions! People are always asking about fashion and style, there’s always lots of questions, truths, rumours and opinions floating around, so I have decided to create some features which answer some questions. If you have a question regarding style or fashion, or are just looking for some advice, you can let me know, and I may put your question on the blog. Since it’s the Summer I will jump right in with the first question of this series, which is:

Are White Jeans Gay?

Short Answer: No! Jeans are clothing, and clothing does not make a person gay. Want to know more? Read more below…

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Monday, 3rd July, 2017

The Best Minimalist Watches For Men

The Best Men's Minimalist Watches - Affordable & Expensive List

Minimal style and minimalist fashion has become increasingly popular over the past several years, and it’s something I do love too. Clean lines, clutter free and monochromatic aesthetics are the foundations to most things minimal, it’s all about the simplicity but brilliance of design. Minimalist watches has taken on a whole new market, with some start up brands moving into this market, and other’s capitalising on it’s popularity. What are the best minimalist watches in 2017? Here’s my guide to what you should be looking for.

What Is A Minimalist Watch

First of all you should understand what this watch type is. For the most part they’re usually inexpensive and affordable, and the style is all about the face of the watch. It’s plain, with only markers or numbers, simple pointers and sometimes a date window. Essentially, only the basics you need, definitely nothing technical looking, no chronograph or special divers markings on the bezel. Of course this means they’re always analogue, and usually use a quartz movement, as that’s the cheapest option (but there’s different qualities of quartz movements). It is definitely style over substance, for the non-watch-snobs at least, movement and build is second or even not considered, it’s all about the design. They are versatile, you can wear these on formal occasions, but usually you’ll find these who love a bit of Scandi-Style and a smart-casual fashion sense.

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Monday, 19th June, 2017

What To Wear At Prom For Guys In The UK

Tips on what to wear at prom for guys in the UK

Suit up boys, it’s time for Prom! Back in the good old days it was the school dance, but in the UK we’re taking on American culture and calling it the Prom, and occasionally the leavers ball or summer ball. As the school year is ending, you’ll be gearing up for your prom, so you need to make sure you get your clothing right, it’s time to fix up and look sharp and make sure you’re looking on point for the night. For a girl it’s about a prom dress, quite straight forward, but for a guy the choice is for more varied, and you’ll want to get it right so you not only look good but feel confident in what you’re wearing. Check out some fashion advice, tips and ideas on what to wear to your school Prom.

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Monday, 12th June, 2017

Men’s Denim Jacket Style Guide & Tips

Men's Denim Jacket Guide For Summer

My Denim Jackets: All Saints In Grey | !Solid In Rust | Cheap Monday In Black

One trend I really love for Summer, and for Spring and even Autumn for that matter is the denim jacket. When thinking about denim jackets, it’s definitely more of a warm weather item of clothing, which means it’s time to put away the overcoats and Winter Coats, and pair up some of your warm weather wardrobe with this jacket style when it gets a bit chilly, or when you just want to style up an outfit.

It can be a bit of a trend for some, especially something like double denim which is a look which has a love/hate tag to it, but there’s a few things you can do to avoid this kind of look, or embrace it if that’s your thing. I’m going to talk about everything to do with jean jackets, from how to style them to what to wear with them, including footwear and other clothing.

Are you ready? Let’s Go!

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