Men’s Fashion

Workwear has been a mainstay in menswear for some time – think chore jackets, boilersuits, postman (or Derby) shoes – but more recently the trend has taken a step even further towards the functional. In recent seasons we’ve seen what look like fly-fishing jackets on the catwalks. There are models wearing sci-fi utility belts. And
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Though we wouldn’t quibble with Patrick Bateman in the arenas of business card design, his workout needs a tweak. That washboard stomach is in spite of, rather than thanks to, a 1000-crunch-a-day regime that’s more likely to leave him with lumbar problems than a six-pack. It’s faulty logic that sees a sit-up as the abs
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The appeal of French style is everlasting, and with good reason. Bringing together glamour, finesse and sophistication, the country is famed for its considered design approach that continually favours quality over quantity. While some may picture France’s fashion scene as one dominated by high-end design houses and luxury garments, the rise of youth-focussed brands and
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“War, huh, good god. What is it good for?” once asked Edwin Starr. Well, watches for a start, Edwin. Conflict has long been an accelerator of technology and timepieces are no different. The need to make watches more resilient, more water resistant and more convenient led to numerous leaps in development that arguably wouldn’t have
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There comes a time in every man’s life when summers become a seemingly endless succession of other people’s nuptials. If you haven’t reached that point yet, then rest assured: summer wedding season is coming. As is the constant deliberation over wedding attire. Sometimes, in the case of stricter dress codes, there’s a right answer. Sometimes
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It would be wrong to call workwear a trend. Trends come and go, they’re routinely ridiculed and, building an entire outfit around one is never – repeat: never – a wise move. It’s better to think of it as one of menswear’s undying perennials, as reliable as tailoring and as comfortable as sportswear. Workwear provides
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You’ve almost certainly got one. If you’re smart, you’ll have about five on a perpetual rotation in your wardrobe. But what are the best ways to wear a white T-shirt? The most staple of your wardrobe’s staples is also its most versatile: it dresses up, it dresses down, it’s the blank canvas around which you
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Look at the wrists around a typical boardroom table, and chances are the watches strapped to them are one of the following: Rolex Submariner, Omega Seamaster, or Panerai anything. All three of them were born of the murky depths, built like miniature submarines to keep frogmen aware of their remaining oxygen supply, but nowadays –
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The high-school movie stereotype of sport-crazed meatheads versus brainy bookworms is a tale as old as tertiary education itself. Jocks and nerds have their differences, but one thing these campus subcultures have in common is an excellent sense of style. We’ve written about how dressing like a nerd became cool, and while the preppy uniform
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A country house shoe for the landed gentry, or a Norwegian farmer’s favoured style of footwear? Whatever you consider to be the true origins of the contemporary loafer, what’s indisputable is this timeless silhouette’s skilful blend of comfort and flair. Unlike the holy footwear trinity of brogues, Derbies and Oxfords – all elegant, but a
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Fashion is, often literally, a world of smoke and mirrors. It is an industry that presents its wares with a glamour that belies the often unsavoury way they’re made, as though Shell were to launch its latest offshore oil rig by building a glitzy model of it in Paris’s Grand Palais then inviting press and
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