Nothing says you’re out-of-office like the sun toasting your salt-dusted skin on a perfect sandy beach where minutes feel like hours. And nothing says perfect sandy beach like these idyllic, stuff-of-dreams hideaways. Get your manscaping finished because these are the ultimate beaches to spend your hard earned holiday time on. From the most beautiful beach
Want to smell good this summer? Of course you do. Who, bar bona fide sociopaths and hardcore body odour fetishists, wouldn’t? Sadly, basic hygiene – while a good start – only goes so far in the battle against heat-induced funk. To ensure you always smell fresh, you’ll need an eau de something at your disposal.
It’s a tell-tale sign we’re getting older. Before the wrinkles come and the back goes, a lot of men start losing their hair strand by strand. Male pattern baldness affects more than half of all men, with one study finding that 53 per cent of us will experience moderate to extensive hair loss by our
The island brother to the Oxford, the Cuban collar shirt (sometimes known as the revere or camp collar) is an old-school staple – think Elvis meets Tony Montana – and it’s made a major comeback in recent seasons. Akin to a condensed notch lapel, it’s defined by a pointed, two-tiered collar, and usually comes short-sleeved
Five Easy Outfits For Everything You’ll Do This Summer Most guy’s summer calendars are light on engagements on the Buckingham Palace lawn, and most are still waiting on that invite to the Gold Cup polo tournament. But damp barbeques, day-to-night drinking sessions and other such inevitable scenarios? Booked solid until September, thanks. Here’s how to
A quick Google search for the term ‘bicep workouts’ pulls up a revealing result from Encyclopedia Britannica. “The size of the biceps brachii is a conventional symbol of bodily strength.” But that superficial line doesn’t even begin to cover the extent of our societal – okay, mainly men’s – obsession with this particular piece of
The devil’s always been in the detail. But this is particularly true in summer, when — unless you take a winter break at a nudist resort — you have to rely on fewer square inches of fabric to make you look good than at any other time of year. Though only some satisfy any form of practical need,
There comes a point in every man’s life when he stands in the aisles (and aisles, and aisles) of grooming products, squinting at the label on a mysterious bottle of fluid, with furrowed eyebrows and thinking ‘But what are exfoliating, anti-pore clogging micro-bubbles?’ Male grooming is a booming industry and cosmetics brands are churning out
You’ve scrimped, you’ve saved, you’ve sold your grandma and now you’ve got a sizeable amount to spend on a watch. Bearing in mind this is the kind of money you could splurge on a first-class-all-the-way trip around the world, you’re not going to put it all on black, so to speak, without mulling things over.
Variety is the spice of life, they say. And nobody wants an unseasoned casserole. Novelty, experimentation and the unfamiliar make things interesting. Even a diet of fillet steak and Lafite Rothschild gets dull without the odd hamburger and Pepsi chucked in for good measure. Similarly, your wardrobe should maintain a fine balancing act between the
Successful men often find a uniform and stick to it. They also live on a diet of liquid meal replacements and wake up to train at 4am every morning, but only one of these practices we actually endorse. By removing the need to choose a completely new outfit each morning, your mind is freed up
Today, it’s a fallback piece of trusty menswear but the original polo shirt was designed by French tennis pro René Lacoste in the 1920s, as an upgrade on the long-sleeved button-downs that contemporary tastes somehow thought appropriate for charging round a court. Lacoste disagreed, so capped the sleeves and crafted his shirts from knitted piqué
When they’re not looking to the future for bold new footwear concepts, sneaker brands have a habit of trawling the past for inspiration. Typically, this results in the resurgence of modest, easy-to-wear styles from a simpler time in shoe design. Think the Stan Smith or the Reebok Classic. More recently, however, maximalism has taken over.
This is a weird thing to say but, if you ever get the chance, I strongly recommend watching a supermodel get dressed in the morning. Oliver Cheshire has a small but attentive audience on set as he picks out looks for today’s photoshoot. He’s styling it himself, as busy behind the camera as he is
At the very start of The Italian Job, Michael Caine’s character delivers one of the coolest lines in British cinema. His girlfriend picks him up from prison in the Turkish Ambassador’s stolen car and asks him where he’d like to go first as a free man. His immortal reply? “Take me to my tailor.” Clearly,
The designer, suitmaker and shopkeeper Sid Mashburn once said of a man’s wardrobe: “Guys don’t need a lot of options, they just need the right options.” And for the most part, we’re inclined to agree. Contrary to what most chart-topping rappers would have you believe, it’s the simple, timelessly stylish pieces worn right that make
As watch budgets go, this used to be a bit of a no-man’s land – not enough money to start investing in the big names, but a little too much to play fast and loose with the fashion brands. Then recessions hit, purse strings got tightened, which in turn bred a new kind of watch
Sandals are enjoying a renaissance of late. Time was when you might only wear them on holiday or at the gym, but these days they are fair game in the city as much as on the sand. Open-toed footwear comes in many forms, so deciding how to wear sandals really depends on your personal style
It’s no great secret that men’s fashion is growing increasingly relaxed. Corporate dress codes are becoming less important, creative offices that prefer ‘business-casual’ dress codes are flourishing, and there are fewer occasions to wear tailoring today, full-stop. Even so, there are still moments in life where it pays to dress to impress. During important presentations,
Summer has arrived. Beer gardens and barbecues beckon, and finally the time has come to hang up your woolly hat. The problem is, what lies beneath is probably long overdue a bit of tonsorial TLC. The cold weather can be cruel to hair, drying it out, starving it of nutrients and leaving you without much
You’d think our taste buds would be trend-proof, that our appetites are immune to the passing whims of experimental chefs. Foods aren’t fads. Except… some of the tastiest plates from recent years definitely started out that way. Gourmet burgers, Korean BBQ, small-plates everything – they all mushroomed from trendy restaurants in trendy quarters of trendy
An invitation drops through your door. ‘Dress code: white tie’, it says. You read it again. And again. But no matter how long you stare at the card, it still says white tie – and that is probably why you’re reading this. You’re wondering what you need to wear, how to wear it well, and
Sometimes the simple things in life are the most extraordinary. Vanilla ice-cream. Margherita pizza. Bacon sandwiches. And when it comes to menswear, few items are as simple or as celebrated as the plain white T-shirt. It’s a classic piece donned by Hollywood legends Marlon Brando and James Dean at their most iconic. Unbeaten for versatility,
Don’t break your neck sucking your own cock”. It’s a remark delivered with cutting humour by Stephen Graham’s character – an exuberant music publisher – in the Elton John biopic Rocketman. The recipient? A young Ray Williams, the man who discovered Elton, played by Charlie Rowe. The British actor doesn’t appear as though he’d fall