The Men’s Fashion Dilemma

When it comes to fashion, one image, above all others, comes to mind. That’s the image of super models wearing outlandish, retro futuristic, metallic outfits, walking down a runway, surrounded by flashing More »

The Ultimate Guide for Fashionistas

For anybody interested in fashion, a beautiful coffee table tome is a must have to show off your style credentials. Whether you’re interested in vintage, designer or high street, there is a More »

Men’s Fashion Advice is all in the Bag

Maybe women were right after all these years. Carrying stuff in a purse is much, much easier than stuffing everything in your pants pockets. I know I don’t have enough room to More »

The Staple Man

Women are always wondering, what to wear, constantly searching for those perfectly matching colors, styles and accessories. Women worry about every season, occasion and Friday night dinner date. But have we ever More »

Clothes Make The Man

Does the way a man dress really define who he is? When it comes to making a good first impression, menswear has been a hot topic as to its ability to make More »

Clothes Make The Man

Does the way a man dress really define who he is? When it comes to making a good first impression, menswear has been a hot topic as to its ability to make a lasting statement. Some will adamantly state that clothing makes the man. While others say it is not so important. Who is closer to the truth? Actually, it is not as easy to answer as you may think. If you ask someone in the fashion for men world, they would give you case studies of how their line of designer shirts and ties have changed the life of many ordinary men. However, if you ask the person on the street, they may go with a more personal attraction that caught their eye. Regardless to which side you take, you have to admit that dress style does play a part in our perception of a person. If it did not, we would have no need of mirrors; and that market does not seem to show any signs of going out of business any time soon.

“Fashion the power of color”

Men and women alike

Mens Fashion Accessories

It may not seem as if there are a lot of mens fashion accessories out there, but in fact men make use of more accessories than they realize. An accessory is an item or piece of clothing that you don’t need to wear, but it does accent your look and can even serve a purpose. So fashion accessories are even quite useful to a person in the course of day to day activities. There are all sorts of items that really are mens fashion accessories.

Watches

The wrist watch is not as common as it once was, but for a short period of time every man had a wrist watch and every man’s watch had a thick gold band or a leather one. The mens watch is still popular today and it comes in many forms to further prove its popularity and convenience.

Perhaps some of the most attractive mens wrist watches of today are platinum or stainless steel. The industrial look is in with guys. This even applies to some other forms of jewelry that men typically wear.

Jewelry

A man

Fashion and Feng Shui

A Chinese art of Feng Shui counts 6000 years – as a tradition, it includes knowledge of architecture, aesthetics, astrology, geodesy and bio-energy. In metaphrase, Feng Shui means: water – wind. These are 2 main elements, including basic living processes of Earth. Feng Shui is very extensive, it brings information almost about everything: beginning from the moment of building a house and finishing with reading the smallest features of destiny. Feng Shui knowledge is based on the irrational, apparently, because it seems to be illogical, mysterious, but surprisingly exact. An eastern sage Osho said once: “Logic – is a small island in an ocean of irrational. Feng Shui knows laws of irrational.”

Tracing the connection between The fashion, one can notice with surprise, that fashion is also irrational, lives according to its own strange laws, but has its own exact rules and cycles.

In China, number 64 is considered to be very strong, in magic plan. 64 years – is a cycle of fashion! There are also additional cycles, for example 64:2= 32. If you look back

The Men’s Fashion Dilemma

When it comes to fashion, one image, above all others, comes to mind. That’s the image of super models wearing outlandish, retro futuristic, metallic outfits, walking down a runway, surrounded by flashing lights and electronic dance music. This image comes to mind, and we dismiss it, thinking, “that’s just not for me.” The good news is that you’re 100{71eeec7f13351a41c6adf47a891b9a2d5993ee0122d2c1638b2c00647303a1c4} right. That’s merely “high fashion,” and it’s not aimed at any target demographic, per se, but rather, predicted or establishing new trends. They’re not supposed to blend into society. However, fashion is still for you, because it’s for anyone that’s ever dressed themselves, which, I assume, is every adult, at the very least. However, there’s one group in particular who feels like fashion is not for them, that’s it’s something they’re not allowed to enjoy, and that’s men. We’re a relatively progressive society, but we still have a long way to go toward acceptance of men who defy traditional standards of masculinity, so men and boys have it drilled into their heads that fashion, among other things, is just for girls, and so they reflexively refuse to care beyond what the women and girls around them wear. This is

The Ultimate Guide for Fashionistas

For anybody interested in fashion, a beautiful coffee table tome is a must have to show off your style credentials. Whether you’re interested in vintage, designer or high street, there is a wealth of books out there to tickle your fancy. Here are my top ten fashionista bibles.

  1. Face Hunter – Yvan Rodic

You know you’ve made it in the style stakes if you’re snapped by this man.

After running his acclaimed Face Hunter blog for the last four years, Rodic has collected over 300 stunning photographs taken all around the world to produce this homage to street style. It is essentially a collectable version of his online outfit database, to dip into when you’re feeling in need of some inspiration. Naturally, he only photographs the most beautiful people in the trendiest of areas but they are all unlikely style icons, nonetheless. It is always far more interesting to have a nosey at what real people are wearing than magazine mannequins and this book will certainly give you the courage to try something new.

  1. The Way We Wore: A Life in Threads – Robert Elms

Stories about clothes woven

Men’s Fashion Advice is all in the Bag

Maybe women were right after all these years. Carrying stuff in a purse is much, much easier than stuffing everything in your pants pockets. I know I don’t have enough room to carry the whole lot of items I use daily such as cell phones and laptops, to keys and wallets. Men have a lot of things to haul around sometimes. That may be one of the reasons why men everywhere are beginning to copy women and carrying around men’s bags for all that “stuff”.

Forget about that antiquated notion that carrying a bag is just for women and a fancy way of saying carrying a purse. What do you think that briefcase of yours is? If briefcases are OK for men to carry around then there should be no reason why other bags with classic elements, like messenger bags, can’t be an accepted accessories for today’s modern man. Here are a few of the most popular, classic bag styles that can be mixed and matched with both business and casual wardrobes.

  • Briefcase – When it comes to acceptable handbags for men, there is no other more famous that the good old briefcase. The briefcases used

The Staple Man

Women are always wondering, what to wear, constantly searching for those perfectly matching colors, styles and accessories. Women worry about every season, occasion and Friday night dinner date. But have we ever stopped to think about men?

Men’s fashion essentials will incontestably differ in price and style according to a man’s given age, work environment, personal style and will rarely be concerned with the latest runway fashions or magazine suggestion. But just like in a women’s closet there are some ‘staple’ articles every man needs. (Other than a sports jersey) So with this being said, we ask you men – which fashion items are you missing from your wardrobe?

The Basics
Just like in a kitchen you have milk and cheese, your closet has its basic necessities as well. Blue jeans, button – down shirt, belts, Etc. So please take note of the following:

Jeans
Blue jeans are embedded in American culture, so of course this couldn’t be left out. A brand new (looking) pair of jeans is key. Obviously you can’t buy a new pair for every outing – we encourage proper care. (The floor isn’t a suitable place) Yet, even though worn out looking jeans

Men’s Fashion Designers

If you are a man who truly cares about the way that he looks, the name on your label is probably of the most importance. What names should you look for to fit in with the ‘who’s who in fashion’? Take a look at some of the top men’s fashion designers.

Tom Ford

Ford is one of the newest men’s fashion designers to gain his own label, although his claim to fashion started long ago. He is responsible for reinventing Gucci in the 1990s with his resounding sense of fashion and eye for detail. He began designing his own clothing after leaving Gucci in 2004. Ford’s men’s collection includes stylish belts, hats, leather accessories, shoes, jewelry, suits and more. His styles are colorful, eye catching and definitely on the cutting edge. Rapper Jay-Z, brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Howard Stern are among the stars who wear Tom Ford.

Armani

Armani is a name most have heard of, and that is because Armani fashions are of the most extravagance. Armani offers a line of stylish, sophisticated suits, shirts, jackets, sunglasses, ties, belts, jeans, shoes and more. David Beckham, Clive Owen and Dennis Harper are among

Fashion The Power of Color

You can’t help it. When a woman in a red dress walks into a room, or a man in a striking black suit wearing a vibrant red tie, you turn and look. Or how about how relaxed you feel in a green room? Color is all around us and has more influence over our moods then you might think. When it comes to fashion, color is a powerful way to send non-verbal messages about your confidence and ability.
“The colors a man chooses for his business attire tell the world a lot about him,” says Dana Persia, image consultant and owner of DP Image Consulting. “Color implies his level of success, background, status, authority, personality and more.”

Here are a few tips from Persia for deciding on what colors to add or subtract from your wardrobe:

For suits, choose dark blue and dark grey in solids or pinstripes to create more credibility. Other acceptable colors for suits are brown and beige. Black can be severe; the darker the color, the more weight it carries. Black is your most authoritative choice, followed by dark navy.

As for the color of your shirt, white is the safest

History of Italian Fashion

Italian Fashion during Renaissance

The period after 11th century was development and domination of Italian fashion. The development of art was as its peak. Great Italian artists such as Leonardo da Vinci gave one of their best masterpieces. The Italian fashion was also influenced by the art during that period. Great attention was paid to the extravagant dresses. The rich merchants with large amount of money at their disposal were ready to spend lavishly on the expensive clothing. They showed their power and status by competing by dressing extravagantly. Intricate designs with complex fashions were made. Just like modern fashion, no rich tradesman would wear dresses that were out of fashion.

There was increased consumption of highly fashionable cloths with greater stress to the quality of textile cloths. The demand in high quality cloth materials led to manufacture of fine fabrics.

The fabrics worn were patterned and had extremely expensive cloth materials such velvets and brocades. The men’s garments were short and wide with long robes decorated with ribbons and jewels. Richly decorated hats of different shapes matched their costumes.

The Decline of Italian Fashion

The gothic style which is simpler style became

The Charm of Wearing Fashion

With the growing speed of the change of fashion, people fall into a frustration about how to choose their fashion ornaments. Fashion is an untouchable thing and you should follow your desire. Fashion watches become an indispensable part of the modern life. Fashion watches are divided into thousands of brands, e.g. Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, A.Lange & Sohne Patek Philippe are the most famous brands. Meanwhile, they may be classified into different series such as business watches, pendent watches, sport watches, children watches, gift watches and so on. However, do you know where the magnificance of wearing watch lies in? Here I would like to present the reasons for why we have to wear watches.

There is a saying “The watch a man wears indicates his status in a society.” Actually it is the same with woman. A first class sports watch will show zest, charm and vigor which form the temperament of a person. ToWatches, the representative of the fashion sport watches, is of this kind. There is a design called FA0301 diamond wristwatch which is composed of the most classical elements of sport watches. There are three colors in the design: pink, white and black. The

Choosing the Shoes for Your Man

In the current fashion world, most men have developed the urge to look good and wear good shoes, but this has not been easy since for a long time most men have not been fashion conscious hence have been having problem in choosing the right kind of shoes. That means the woman who has been conscious with the changes in fashion has to assist the man to choose the best shoes that suits him.

Women might assume now that they are the most fashion conscious beings in the planet; they are in a good position to choose the best shoes for the men. the truth is choosing the shoes is not an easy task as it may seem and you need to have the following guidelines on how to go about it.

The most important tithing when choosing the shoes for your man is what is his style and mode of dressing, does he really require office shoes? You need to be able to know what are some of the events your man might be attending.

Let’s take the example your man does most of his things in the office and loves to be in

Fashion Consultants For Men

This journey will alter the way he thinks about himself and how he looks at clothes well into the future. The expert advice of a trained professional will make shopping easier and dressing for any occasion more successful. Many men are initially stunned by how much they don’t know and how much they have to learn because good grooming goes way beyond choosing a tie and buying a suit.

A fashion image consultation for men should include many things:

· Body Analysis. This allows a man to develop an awareness of his silhouette, vertical proportions and positive or negative features. This information determines the styles and lengths of garments that enhance and flatter him.

· Line, Design and Colour Principles. This is the theory that underpins so much of the art of good dressing. Few people are trained in these principles and consequently make poor choices regularly when shopping for clothes. If they have an instinctive notion that what they have bought isn’t flattering, they rarely know why and so consistently repeat the mistake.

· Garment Selection. Using the information gleaned from the body analysis, he should receive a comprehensive list of clothing styles

Men’s Fashion Sense

  • While fashion can be ever changing and certain trends even surprising, there are some simple classics that are forever endearing to those who have experienced wearing them. One fabric that makes the grade is Saxony tweed. A returning favourite in tweed jackets, this is one of the timeless fabrics that express clean style and an amazing history. The timelessness of this type of jacket makes it a welcomed addition to any wardrobe.
  • Tweed Jackets are Chosen by the Best
  • Tweed refers to a number of fabrics that are either medium to heavy in weight, somewhat rough in texture and manufactured in a variety of colours. The beautiful textures are a big draw for most people, giving the eye something to really take in. The textures of Saxony tweed jackets have come full circle and are now appealing to even the more modern gentleman with high expectations and impeccable taste. This fabric is an excellent choice for the discriminating man anxious to make an impression, and is often worn by such royalty as the Prince of Wales.
  • The History of Saxony Tweed Jackets Remains
  • For hundreds of years prestigious man of have worn the Saxony

Tall Man Style Tips

If you are a tall man measuring 6 ft or over you probably already know that there is a shortage of clothing that caters for your height. It seems manufacturers pay more attention to the shorter man, leaving it to specialist retailers to cater for taller fashion customers – and these specialist clothing items usually come with a hefty price tag!

It seems the world is against those over a certain height. You only have to cram yourself into an airplane or rental car seat to work that out. Pants, short pants and even shirts can also be hard to cram into – tall guys often have to buy larger fashion shirts as a result, but this can often mean the arms are too long causing them to blouse out unnaturally.

A tall man should avoid things like bright colors and vertical stripes. Just dress for the season and color must be universal and it all depends on how you pull it off with the rest of your look. There are many subtle ways to wear all the looks for a tall guy.

As a tall man you need to be comfortable in your clothes

Man Made Diamonds and Jewelry

Jewelry designs created from man made diamonds, has enabled the ordinary person in the street to enjoy wearing a piece of this type of quality fashion jewelry.

There are many occasions, such as when on a special holiday or for a particular event in their lives, that a person will treat themselves to a piece of fashion jewelry created with these diamonds, when they would not normally be able to afford diamonds, per say.

Due to the research of Apollo Diamond in Massachusetts, it is now possible to find a man made diamond, not only in a single crystal, but also in a variety of shades of colors, from blues to black.

By nature, crystals are not completely pure. However, impurities are purposefully added to the composition so that the properties of the diamond can be controlled, thus determining the size of the carat. Apollo expanded the growth of their carats sizes over the last few years and due to the sales of man made diamonds at a substantially lower price than mined diamonds, this has had a major effect on the jewelry trade.

Because of the affordability, toughness, and close visual likeness to

Designer Fashion Watches

A watch is an accessory that is considered as a necessity only but now as time passes by and with a number of designer fashion watches all coming out to please even the most artistic and fashion conscious individual, it evolve into a must-have for every fashionista. But how does it happen that we now have a designer fashion watch that defines who we are without actually talking about it?

Wristwatch all started with a pilot named Alberto-Santos Dumont. The history of watches started when Dumont requested Cartier to make a watch fitted for his profession so that he can use it whenever he is flying. So Cartier develops the first known wrist watch and named it after Santos.

Shortly after, the Santos watch was made available to the public. Thus since then, watchmakers began to design and improve on the quality of wristwatches until this business is not longer just for watchmakers alone, as top fashion designers also opened up their own designer fashion watches to satisfy the people’s need for a more classy and fashionable wristwatch.

From the simple functional use of a wrist watch evolved the more intricate designs of designer fashion

The Rise of the Leather Man

For many years the closest things men had to everyday bags that could be used for business or leisure were briefcases, and smaller rucksacks – often with a sport theme. What have now become known as ‘Man Bags’ may have been a relatively recent development in practical fashion in the UK, although they’ve been used by men for decades in other parts of Europe e.g. Italy. The modern Man Bag is essentially a bag which is likely to have several compartments for modern communication and business essentials e.g. mobile phones.

Some of the Driving Factors for the Popularity of Man Bags in the UK

Advances in technology and the increasing miniaturisation and mobilisation of communications tools, computers, organising devices and gadgets has meant that most men are likely to be carrying one or more of these items around with them on a daily basis. The changing work arrangements and patterns i.e. more work being carried out away from a main office / home working, and a rise in communications, IT, and service based industries have also contributed to the need for men to carry more technological devises around with them, as well as the traditional paper

New Male Fashion Accessory

Gone are the days when a garden shed, basement or garage was just used to store Dad’s tools, empty boxes or the car. The shed has evolved, the basement has had a make over and the car is now parked in the driveway.

Why?

To make way for the Man Cave of course! The modern man of the house wants a place he can get away from it all, where he can have his mates over for a drink, a laugh and to watch the game or just have somewhere to go and think. The garden shed, garage or basement has now turned into a thing of a pride and joy, no longer stopping at just organising the tools or parking the car..

Now the latest in technology, games, fully stocked bars and most comfortable recliners have all become a part of the newest addition to a man’s life. In fact the revitalized garden shed has become the latest male fashion statement. A man knows he has arrived when he has a Man Cave in his life.

Of course there are many different types of ‘cave’ and no two are alike, essentially the design,

Man-Bags Please Define

Man-bags. We have all heard the name and have seen fashion-forward men carrying them at the mall, but most people are still perplexed by their existence. Are there really designer handbags that are created for men or do guys sneak into the ladies department and pick one out for themselves? Are they considered fashionable or a faux pas? Are they an upcoming fashion staple or are they a slowly passing fad waiting to disappear? These are all frequently asked questions and we have the answers.

Let’s start with the most important question. Are there designer handbags that are actually intended for men? The answer is yes. Many designers have created entire lines of handbags just for men. These revolutionary bags first began to appear in the 1960’s on the catwalks of Paris. They were originally referred to as a man-case in order to give a more masculine appeal. While these man-cases did not catch on right away, they did begin to gain popularity as the pockets on bell-bottoms grew tighter and the idea of nonconformity flourished. In the 2000’s, Italian designers, such as Gucci, worked to attract male consumers by recreating the idea of the designer man-bag.