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Most people assume that tall and skinny guys have it made in the wardrobe department. But the truth is that these fellas often have a hard time finding clothes that will fit and flatter their bodies than men with a standard build. If you’re tall and slender, you know what we’re talking about. Often, when you try on a shirt, a jacket or a pair of paints, either they are too loose on your frame or they’re too short for you. With the right style tips for men, you’ll be able to dress sharp and look good no matter what the occasion.

Born with a genetically slim frame, your friends probably regularly suggest that you hit the gym to bulk up and gain muscle size. You try to do your best to follow their advice. But with a ridiculously fast metabolism, it’s really hard to gain weight, let alone build some muscles. Besides, you’re probably too busy that you don’t have the luxury of time to visit the gym as often as you want to.

When it comes to dressing up, most guys consider being tall and thin as a disadvantage. If you are in need of some style tips for men, we urge you to keep reading. You can still dress well and look great no matter how slender of a frame you have.

Here are some style tips for tall and skinny guys.

Wear lighter colors

Wear lighter colors

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We all know that dark-colored clothing makes you look thinner. Given that you already have a slim frame, you may want to steer clear from them. Light colors such as pastels, beige, cream and white are your best bet. These colors tend to show off every bump and lump; thus, making you look bigger than you actually are.

If you are very skinny, choose suits in medium to light gray as opposed to black or charcoal. Dark on dark clothing will make a slim person look even slimmer.

Choose the right fabric

Style tips for men: Choose the right fabric

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One way to add some visual bulk to think frame is by wearing clothing that are made of fabrics that are thicker and heavier. Fabrics such as corduroy, denim, glen check, flannel, wools, knit, and tweed give the illusion of having more mass; thus, adding bulk to your slight frame.

Heavier cloths will make you look and feel heftier. Plus, they tend to keep their shape and drape better across your body. The good news is that chunky, thick knits have gained popularity over the past few years. In fact, it reigned as fall and winter’s ultimate wardrobe MVP, making it a great seasonal look for skinny guys. Remember, the chunkier, the better.

For guys with thinner structure, consider experimenting with a double breasted jacket. The extra cloth across the chest fills the frame out, making it a great option for tall, slender men.

Choose patterns that boost visual heft

Style tips for men: Choose patterns that boost visual heft

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Clothing in horizontal patterns is ideal for tall and skinny men as they create the illusion of girth and width. When you wear clothes with horizontal patterns, you are forcing people’s eyes to move across your body; thus, making you look bigger than you actually are.

Clothes that have vertical lines will only elongate your thin frame further, and therefore aren’t the best choice for skinny guys. Avoid wearing clothes with vertical lines like chalk stripe and pin stripe patterns.

Use layers to add depth and dimension

Style tips for men: Use layers to add depth and dimension

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For men with slender builds, adding layers will give you more dimension. The look is easier to pull off during the winter months. You can wear an undershirt, under a dress shirt, under a sweater, under a trench coat.

Layering smartly is the key to look sharp. Although dressing in layers can help build on your natural build, it is important to be strategic, not only for style, but for comfort as well. Wearing heavier fabrics will add weight to your frame. However, too many bulky layers will make you feel warm and uncomfortable. Plus, it will make you look unnatural. The key to dressing in layers is to wear multiple thin layers.

Considering that the temperatures can rise to up to three digits during the summer, dressing in layers can be impossible. In this case, simply throw in a denim shirt over an undershirt and you’ll look fine.

Wear clothes that fit you

Style tips for men: Wear clothes that fit you

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Avoid wearing clothes that are either very loose or very tight fitting. This piece of advice remains true no matter what your body looks like. The problem is that most men with slender frame wearing baggier pieces of clothing hoping it will make up for their small frame. This is a big mistake. Wearing oversized clothes will only emphasize your slender physique since there is a stark contrast between your body and the size of your clothing. Worse, you’ll look as if your swimming in a sea of fabric.

Tight-fitting clothing should also be avoided at all cost as it will only highlight more of your thin built and stature. Skinny jeans and tight-fitting shirts are definitely a no-no. Find the happy medium between the two ends of the spectrum. Choose clothing that is just slightly bigger than your actual size. This will add bulk without overly-emphasizing your smaller frame.

Consider alteration

Style tips for men: Consider alteration

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We understand how frustrating it can be to shop for clothes that fit you well. If you have the budget, it is best to find a tailor who will alter the hell out of your clothes. Make sure that you factor in the cost of tailoring into your clothing budget.

Often, tall men are having a hard time finding dress shirts, suits or pants that fit well. They are either too short or too big for them. Take every worthy piece of clothing to a tailor and have it altered. If you can afford it, invest in custom-made clothing. It is well-adjusted to your personal measurements, so you are guaranteed perfectly fitted clothing that is made of the highest quality materials. Remember, a tall man in well-fitted clothes looks like a man in charge.

The Nike Roshe offers a lightweight shoe that is simple, versatile-and oozes style.  This casual-wear shoe is perfect for wearing to and from the gym, after the game, or before practice. It is not a performance shoe though, as one might expect from the sports shoe juggernaut, Nike, but rather a part of their lifestyle lineup of footwear.

The Roshe is the result of a Nike designer ’s interpretation of what Zen would look like if it was a shoe. Stripping away any unnecessary elements, the Nike Roshe is the epitope of meditation, with few embellishments, a simple lace-up structure, breathable synthetic mesh, and a soft, flexible polymer sole for maximum shock absorption and comfort.


Nike Roshe: Pros & Cons


PROS 

  • comfortable and lightweight shoes ever made
  • retro minimalist design is both stylish and understated
  • affordable than many other shoes in the Nike product line

 CONS

  • some customers even noticed the insoles bunching up inside of the shoe
  •  shoe lacked in matters of construction and durability
  • the white outsole picked up dirt quickly and was hard to clean

Nike Roshe


nike roshe running shoes

Nike is a Shoe God, err Goddess

If you are awake and facing the right way, you already know that Nike, Inc. is a multi-billion dollar athletic shoe and apparel company that is headquartered in Oregon. But maybe you did not know that the company was actually founded by a University of Oregon track star and his coach.

Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman, student and coach, respectively, founded Nike in 1964, and Bowerman began to market his running shoes (some say pressed in a waffle iron) at competitions, rallies, and practices as the Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS) athletic shoe.

Two years later, the two opened their first shop in Santa Monica, CA, and by 1971, the ubiquitous Nike Swoosh had been invented by Portland State University graphic design student, Carolyn Davidson. It wasn’t until 1974 that the symbol would be trademarked and patented, however.

The New Nike

Regardless, by 1980, the newly branded Nike, Inc had already bagged 50 percent of the US market shoe market. And in 1988, Dan Wieden of the ad agency, Wieden and Kennedy had coined the catchphrase “Just Do It!” It is worth noting that that particular campaign was so infectious and so successful that is currently ranked as one of the top five all times ad catchphrases by the Smithsonian Institute.

Nike’s key acquisitions both came in 2017 with their purchase of Convese, Inc and Hurley International, one a rival shoe company and the other a surfboard and surfing apparel manufacturer. Although its best-selling product line continues to come in Air Jordan's variation, high-performance basketball shoes named after Hall of Fame basketball legend, Micheal Jordan.

And for anyone who is wondering, yes, the shoemaker takes its name from the Greek goddess, Nike, who was, evidently, a close companion of Zeus’ and a friend of Athena’s.  She was also the goddess of strength, speed, and victory, and often rewarded victors in battles with both fame and riches.

What’s So Great About the Nike Roshe, Anyhow?

Nowadays, Nike sells more than shoes, though, as they have promotional deals on the table with football, basketball, running, combat sports, tennis, and golf associations, including deals with pro and college sports organizations. So, out of all of those product lines, what makes the Roshe so special?

Pros

Well, for one, according to one review site, the Roshe truly one of Nike’s most comfortable and lightweight shoes ever made. In fact, many reviewers agree that the retro minimalist design is both stylish and understated.

Also, at 7 ounces, it is kind of like wearing baby clouds on your feet, and the synthetic-mesh combo is both breathable and durable. Moreover, the suede insole and foam sole combine for supreme shock absorption and comfort, as the foam conforms to the wearer’s feet. Plus, at around $80, they are more affordable than many other shoes in the Nike product line.

Cons

Of course, not everyone loves the Roshe, and many runners from the same review complained that the Roshe felt flimsy on their feet. Also, they noted narrow sizes, and some customers even noticed the insoles bunching up inside of the shoe. A minor complaint was that the white outsole picked up dirt quickly and was hard to clean.

As the dust settled on the Roshe Run the shoe raked up a final score of 89 out of one hundred, with those in the pro camp citing the lightweight comfortable design and those of the con persuasion insisting that the shoe lacked in matters of construction and durability.

You say Potato, I Say Patato: Nike Roshe Run, One, Two

Nike Rosche Run

The Roshe Run was indeed a hit. But there is a fair bit of confusion that comes about when one is pricing out and researching the Nike Roshe series. In an attempt to distinguish the iterations of this lightweight shoe, we will begin with the Nike Roshe Run.  Released in 2012, the Roshe Run took the active walking/runner shoe community by storm.

This new, innovative shoe was like nothing anyone had seen before. And though some questions about the quality of materials used in its making, it was generally viewed as a resounding success by all. Then, in 2015, Nike quietly renamed the "Nike Roshe Run" to "Nike Roshe One". This in anticipation of the shoes the second iteration due to come out later in the year.

Nike Roshe One

It is worth noting that the term Roshe is actually a nod to the Japanese word for Zen Master, “Roshi,”. And that, in terms of inner peace and comfort, the Roshe 2 was a far superior shoe. The Roshe 2 had an even lower price point than the One. And it featured many improvements over its predecessor, namely in the stretchable and breathable neoprene mesh now found on its upper.

Also called PC-rubber. Neoprene promised to be far more durable than the previously used hard abs plastic-polymer mesh on the Roshe One. Neoprene is known for its elasticity and is used in the making of wetsuits, diving gear, floor mats, and even clothing. Plus, due to its insulating nature, the Roshe again gained in popularity. As it could now be worn in warm and cold weather.

Nike Roshe Two

The Roshe 2 also kept its original silhouetted look, which led to is marketing as an athletic and semi-formal shoes. The Two also featured a new sock-liner. As well as added memory foam cushioning and soft padding for a luxurious feel and heightened comfort.

Plus, pull loops found on the tongue and heels meant you could easily slip the shoes on and off. A padded collar, rubber outsole, and slightly diminished branding all lead to a shoe that was more versatile, comfortable, and flexible than its predecessor.

The Nike Roshe 2 and 2 SE

Released shortly after to the Roshe 2 the Roshe 2 SE featured a new and improved lacing system with upgraded perforations for better ventilation. And it features a combination of flexible textile material and a woven mesh construction on the upper.

Despite these “upgrades,” however, the 2 SE scored lower than both the Roshe One and Two. And bagged an 86 out of one 100 by Run Repeat. People did not like that the shoe was not true to size, that it was difficult to put on and take off. And that it, again, lacked in upper foot support.

After the improvements to the Roshe 2, you would have thought that support for the SE would have been higher. Nevertheless, let's have another look at what folks liked about the regular Nike Roshe 2.

They like:

  • Many color options
  • Affordable price point.
  • Improved durability.
  • Improved comfort.
  • The sneaker runs true to size.
  • Sock-like fit is comfortable and easy.
  • The shoe is lightweight.
  • Improved versatility for light activity and low impact sports.
  • Available NikeiD technology offers enhanced personalization.
  • Memory foam-like insole.
  • Breathable flexible neoprene upper
  • Most of them revealed that they will recommend this pair to their friends.
  • Easy to put on and take off.

The only thing really holding back the two was its reportedly narrow sizing. Yet, despite this criticism, the Roshe 2 soared to a rank of 90 out of 100. And rated as Nike’s 58th best sneaker of all time.

From Humble Roots Comes a New Shoe Champion

Originally designed to be a simple, inexpensive, and even minimalistic, the Roshe is a shoe line for everyday wear. It started its climb to greatness with no celebrity endorsements and hardly any technology. It had two goals: to be lightweight and to be comfortable.

Dylan Raasch, the designer of the line, even admitted the idea for the shoe was completely stripped down from any other shoe that Nike had done. “The simpler I could make it, the more profound it would become," he recently revealed.

Hitting that nail squarely on the head, Raasch again got the nod for the second iteration of the Roshe. With which he chose solely to concentrate on comfort. And, the Nike Roshe Two did not disappoint. The sneaker gained in the areas of durability and comfort exponentially, and yet, it did not sacrifice that understated style.

Lacing System

It did upgrade its lacing system, though, and it also added a supplemental foam layer for extra cushioning. The shoe also got an upgrade to the foot-collar, along with an added sock-like fit. It cemented the shoe’s place in Nike history as one of the most comfortable shoes ever invented.

Then, as if more changes were necessary, the Nike Roshe Two was announced at the next shoe to receive Nike highly regarded Flyknit treatment. It features everything you love about the original Roshe two and adds Nike's signature Flyknit mesh technology. This transformed the shoe into something that was even more flexible and breathable.

Yet all of that new technology came at a price and the new total for the shoe that was supposed to be stripped down rose to  100 bucks or more. It definitely pushed the limits of this minimalistic sneaker with humble intentions.

Nike Roshe Wrap-up

The Roshe Run (one) was one of Nike’s most popular shoes to date. Its sleek, minimalistic design and lightweight feel made it a perfect casual shoe. But it was not recommended for sports and high-impact activities, as many users soon found out.

The Roshe Two, however, featured many technology upgrades that brought increases in comfort and durability. Plus a minor tweak to the sole of the Nike Roshe Two brought a dual-density memory foam insole to sit on top of the existent EVA foam midsole. It created the improved performance triple density sole of the Roshes second iteration.

Nike Upgrades

The new technology molded around the runner's foot to record precise compression points in specific areas, resulting in long-lasting comfort. The outsole, too, had been tinkered and independent waffle flaps allow for "improved flexibility” and grip.  So which one is the best? Well, that depends on what kind of shoe you are after.

The more athletically inclined Roshe 2 received some much-needed upgrades to bring it to performance level. But the Run was extremely trim and lightweight and hard to resist.

The Roshe 2 SE and Flyknit also have their pros and cons. But ultimately, in this review, the Original Roshe 2 seems to be the best multitasker for the price point.  At around $60,  the Roshe 2 is the perfect blend of affordability, technology, comfort, and durability.  That is, until the next round of updates from the Greek Goddess of running comes along.

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Every guy wants to look sharp and fashionable no matter what season. While it’s easy to look good during the fall and winter, men’s summer fashion can be quite tricky. With the temperatures rising up to 100 degrees, dressing well in the summer heat becomes almost impossible.

Under the unrelenting glare of the oppressive sun, personal styles get brushed aside. Men are forced to shed their layers and choose a more relaxed outfit just to get through the next 12 hours without looking dishevelled. The summer months call for men’s casual style. In fact, many of them are seen wearing crew neck t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, shorts and flip flops in summer months. While these pieces of clothing will keep you comfortable during the dog days of summer, they’re not the best outfit of choice if you want to look cool in hot weather.

Men’s summer fashion is constantly evolving, and so should your style. Now is the best time to go out of your comfort zone and try something different. Here are some summer men’s fashion trends to keep this season. This men’s style guide will go a long way in updating your summer look.

Cuban collar shirt

Men's summer fashion: Cuban collar shirt

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Cuban collar shirt is defined by an open, almost notch lapel-like collar. The earliest version of this particular shirt appeared in South Africa sometime during the 18th century. It is a classic staple, and it’s making a major comeback. In fact, they began resurging in 2014.

Relaxed, breathable and seriously on trend this season, nothing adds a summer vibe to your style than a Cuban collar shirt. This type of shirt is commonly made out of linen or cotton, which makes it perfect for summer. It is a style that will make you stand out from the crowd in a chic and subtle way. Ditch your everyday button down shirt and opt for a Cuban collar shirt.

To help you truly embrace summer, try pairing a bold-colored or printed shirt with neutral-colored pants or shorts. This will help keep the focus on your shirt. If you wish to wear it work, pair it with a lightweight blazer to keep things smart.

Printed t-shirts

Men's summer fashion: Printed t-shirts

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It isn’t just the Cuban collar shirts that have been making their way back into men’s style. Printed t-shirts are one of the most surprising comeback trends. The more relaxed way of dressing encouraged designers and retailers to incorporate fun and youthful prints into casual pieces like t-shirts, dress shirts jackets, caps, and even socks.

Side stripe trousers

Men's summer fashion: Side stripe trousers

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Side stripe trousers are a huge menswear trend right now. These pants are a cross between dress pants and joggers. They are doing the rounds on the men’s wear circuit these days, and it looks like they’re here for the haul. In fact, luxury designers like Dior Homme and Gucci have featured these pants in their collections.

If you want to keep up with men’s summer fashion, we suggest that you add side stripe trousers to your legwear rotation. Not only are they comfortable to wear, they bridge the gap between formal and sporty. You can wear these pants when you’re off to the gym, hanging out with friends or to work. There’s a wide selection of side stripe trousers out there, you can even get suit trousers with a side stripe.

Balance is key to making side stripe trousers work without looking like you’ll be running the marathon. You can wear your favorite sneakers or trainers with them, but make sure that you pair them with a slim fit shirt or a smart knit.

A good graphic t-shirt can add interest and contrast to an otherwise plain look. It can even pull an outfit together. To incorporate this men’s summer fashion into your everyday wear, simply pair it with a pair of black jeans and a pair of trainers. This offers a versatile and stylish look instantly.

Printed shirts can be a bit tricky to wear, but are actually one of the most versatile pieces of clothing any man can own.

Canvas sneakers

Men's summer fashion: Canvas sneakers

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The shoes are one aspect that is often overlooked in men’s summer fashion. Canvas sneakers are perfect for the hot weather, and look great with a variety of outfits. They work well with shorts, chinos as well as jeans. The woven fabric lets your sweaty feet breathe in 100-degree weather; thus, keeping your insoles from resembling a petri dish at the end of the day. It’s never too late to get some canvas sneakers into your footwear rotation.

Boat shoes

Men's summer fashion: Boat shoes

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The boat shoes rose into prominence during the 1960s, during the nation’s obsession with New England prep style. These shoes were originally used to keep sailors safe and prevent them from slipping while navigating the slippery boat deck. Today, however, they are considered as classic summer footwear. They are a great addition to your summer arsenal.

For the perfect summer vibe, we recommend pairing them with a pair of jeans shorts or Bermuda shorts. Boat shoes can be paired with pants as well, but they look best when worn bare ankle. Try rolling up the hem of your pants, and make sure that you leave the socks at home.

Sunglasses

Men's summer fashion: Sunglasses

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Unlike women, men’s summer fashion can get boring. Often, they are limited to shirts, shorts or pants. One way to spice up your outfit is through the use of accessories, and we think sunglasses are the perfect accessory for summer. They add an air of mystery to even the most boring schlump, make your face seem more chiselled and strong, and they also keep your eyes protected from the sun’s glare.

Sunglasses are bolder than ever this year, with so many different men’s sunglasses styles to choose from. From wayfarer to aviator to round-framed sunglasses, choose a style that suits your face shape and you’ll look pretty damn good.

Weekend Bag

Men's summer fashion: weekend bag

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By the time summer rolls around, almost everyone is ready to hit the road. Whether you’re heading to the gym, beach or the other side of the world, you want to make sure that you have a great weekend bag that would carry all your essentials.

A weekend bag is more of a necessity than a luxury. That said, we highly recommend that you invest in a product that is long-lasting, visually appealing and of high quality. From weekenders to stylish backpacks to totes, it’s time to start thinking about the right bag to carry your stuff.

Men’s summer fashion trends are making a huge comeback

History repeats itself, they say. This old saying seems to be applicable with the fashion world. We are creatures of habits and tend to revert back to what we’re used to. In fact, we’ve been seeing a renaissance in men’s summer fashion trends in the past few years.

Last time, we wrote about Men’s Fashion and Style Through the Years, where we talked about men’s casual style and the different fashion trends over the past century. This article is recommended for fashionable men, who try to keep up with the latest fashion trends. If you haven’t read it yet, we recommend that you do so.

Summer is the season when most of us are on a holiday. It is the perfect time to sip on cocktails while lounging by the pool or swim under the burning gaze of the sun. It is a great time to relax, unwind, and get a healthy dose of Vitamin D. As you prepare for your summer road trip, now would be the perfect opportunity to plan your wardrobe. That includes men’s swimwear.

Your summer adventure won’t be complete without a pair of men’s swimwear. If you’re planning on going on an exotic destination, you may even need more than one pain.

Men don’t usually have a lot of options when it comes to swimwear. But with a wide range of brands, fits, colors, and prints, the options are pretty plenty. We’ve picked some of the best men’s swimwear to help you nail poolside cool this summer – from the classic board shorts to shorter trunks with eye-catching color patterns. Hopefully, this blog post will help you find a solid pair of swim trunks.

Onia Calder 7.5 Deep Navy Swim Trunks

Onia Calder 7.5 Deep Navy Swim Trunks

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Price: $130

This swim trunk may seem like regular shorts on the outside, but they are actually intended for swimming or even water activities. Unlike other men’s swimwear on the list, it comes with a snap closure, as well as internal drawstrings to keep your bottoms in place.

This cotton and nylon shorts can be worn just about anywhere – be it on the beach or the pub. It also comes in a solid color, so it will work with any summer wardrobe. It’s the only short you need to rock this summer.

Saturday NYC Paradise Swim Trunks

Saturday NYC Paradise Men's Swimwear

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Price: $115

Whether you’re on a tropical island or just a summer beach house, Saturday’s NYC trunks would make a great choice.

Hawaiian and floral prints have been one of the biggest menswear trends over the past year, and we’re expecting to see more of it this year. The trunks make for the perfect pop of tasteful print that won’t make you look ridiculous. The drawstring waist makes it easy to adjust.

If there is one place to rock a fun print this summer, it would be your swimwear. Since your swim trunks sport some fun prints and bold colors, you might as well stick with basic and solid colored shirts.

Polo Ralph Lauren 5 3/4” Traveler Swim Trunks

Polo Ralph Lauren 5 3/4” Traveler Swim Trunks

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Price: $60

This Polo Ralph Lauren swim trunks feature interior mesh brief for additional support, side on-seam pockets, and elastic drawstring waist. These mesh-lined swim trunks come with a buttoned coin pocket that is typically seen on trousers. What’s more, these swim shorts are available in solod colors, you can pair them with just about any shirt. It also comes with the signature embroidered pony at the front left hem. Overall, the swim trunks deliver iconic Polo style.

Rip Curl Men’s All Time Boardshorts

Rip Curl Men’s All Time Boardshorts

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Price: $50

Rip Curl men’s swimwear is a fun, summer staple for any guy. It is made from premium materials, so you can wear them no matter what type of water activities you have planned for. This boardshort also feature a stylish sublimation print with contrast waistband. It also features Rip Curl’s signature horizontal stripes aesthetics and unique comfort.

Sail through summer in style with this dapper boardshorts. Now, you can rock that originals surf spirit with the Rip Curl All Time Boardshorts.

Maui & Sons Men’s Shark Boardshorts

Maui & Sons Men’s Shark Boardshorts

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Price: $39

You don’t need to spend a lot of money for an expensive swimsuit. If you are looking for a decent boardshorts that is easy on the budget, come in a lightweight fabric, and a good slim shape, then this one is for you.

The Maui & Sons Shark Boardshorts are made of strong and durable materials; thus, making sure that your boardshorts will last for a very long time. It is perfect for wearing to your next sunny day to the beach.

The boardshort feature on seam front pockets and back patch pocket. It also come with an interior draw cord and mesh brief lining. This is great if you want to head out to the beach in style.

Speedo Printed Leisure Water Swim Shorts

Speedo Printed Leisure Water Swim Shorts

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Price: $37

Speedo is a popular brand when it comes to swimwear and swim-related accessories. This brand is known for its swim briefs. However, not everyone has the athletic physique or the confidence to wear them. Thankfully, has moved beyond the swim briefs and are now offering some swim shorts.

Speedo’s swim shorts are made with soft, peached fabric. They feature an eye-catching print and quick drying fabric that makes it the perfect choice for active wear. The clever pocket drainage is one of its most interesting features. The pockets won’t be filled with sand or waterlog no matter how much fun you have on the beach or pool.  This men’s swimwear also comes with drawstring waist. Not only will it ensure a comfortable fit, it will also help keep your shorts in place.

Tips for buying men’s swimwear

There are some things to consider when buying men’s swimwear. Choose trunks if you are a modest persons. But if you have tons of confidence and you’re willing to show more skin, swim briefs would be a better option for you. The type of activities you’ll engage in is also something you need to consider when shopping for swimwear. You need something that provides more body coverage and a snugger fit if you are planning to do some water sports activities.

Growing a beard is one of the things that will give you fulfillment as a man. Often, too many men tend to think that the beard will develop into a thick and lush mane all by itself. There are grooming mistakes that you will make in your attempt to grow the most notable facial mane. However, there are tasks you need to carry out to care and maintain your beard if you expect to be the envy of the men and women folk alike.

For your beard to grow neat and admirable, you have to know some beard grooming tips, and how and when to trim it. Those runaway and straggly strands need to go, you need the beard to look smart and smell fresh. You need to know what products to use and mainly how and when to clean it. There are many beard care mistakes you can make, so you need to know how to avoid the following.

1. Ignoring Beard Oil

If you want your beard to come out looking smooth, you need to invest in quality beard oil. Beard oil is one of the essential products you cannot afford to skip in your grooming kit. If you avoid it, your beard may as well turn into one rough mess. With proper application, you moisturize the skin underneath, and you turn your messy mane into a shiny and healthy looking beard. You don’t want to mess that look just because you ignored the beard oil that makes your beard easy to comb, you don’t have to worry about itchy and sore skin underneath your mane.

2. Not Brushing

A good number of beard lovers don’t know the importance of beard brushing. This means daily brushing isn’t a priority to them. You don’t want to ignore such a simple practice only to end up looking dirty and shaggy. Brushing will help distribute any oil you have applied, and it trains your beard to grow in one direction, instead of all over the place. Your facial hair is prone to dandruff, but constant brushing will get rid of such. Even if you have a short beard, it’s no excuse for skipping the brush, you can start with a fine comb and get a brush as it grows out.

3. Giving Up Easily

The say beard grooming is an art. Apparently, it’s a complicated one. In your quest for a thick and fuller beard, you need to practice tons of patience. Your mane won’t grow in a fortnight. Don’t make the mistake of giving up and cutting it even before two weeks have passed. You need to wait out for at least 7 weeks and see how it turns out. Even if your beard is patchy, leaving it out to grow will give you better results. After a period of free growth, you will be amazed at how those patches get filled up.

4. Believing Beard Myths

Many beard myths are being bandied around, and believing them blindly is a bane to your beard health and looks. You can try and do your own digging to find out whether any myth out there has some truth in it. There is something wrong in believing an outrageous assumption regarding beards. Some people will go wrong by thinking that a patchy beard will never fully grow out. Others will err by worshiping the assumption that by shaving the mane, you are likely to grow it back albeit faster and thicker. Don’t believe those who say that your beard must be cut down completely if you expect to fit a corporate setting.

5. Trimming Too Much, Too Soon

Trimming your beard right is one tricky task. You may not achieve it until you try it over and over again. Often, many beard lovers get their trimmers way ahead of time. Avoid trimming it before it’s due. You are likely to make a mistake meaning you could go back to doing it fresh from scratch. At the same time, you will avoid those beard care mistakes if you have a set of rules to work with.

You need to know your face shape and start trimming according to the features of your face and jawline. If you are itching to trim, take out small bits at a time. You cannot re-grow a huge tuft you have cut out accidentally. Your beard oil should be your friend, and you cannot forget brushing the beard, it’s the easiest task of all.

 


Men's rompers are, essentially, jumpsuits, though they are not as ruggedly built or utilitarian as those seen on Top Gun of Ghostbusters. The clothing type first became popular around the turn of the 19th Century, as play wear for young children, mainly because they were easy to get on and take off, and were durable.

Considered to be casual clothing, the original rompers were meant to be lightweight and loose-fitting, and far less formal than clothes worn during the Victorian era. In the 1950s, the appeal of rompers broadened into women’s leisure and beachwear, though it was not until recent decades that the style became popular in men’s apparel.

Since the 2000s, though, rompers have enjoyed a bit of a resurgence, and popular designers have given these onesies for men a nod in the right direction, with sleepwear and leisurewear often leading the charge.


Men's Romper: Pros & Cons


PROS 

  • super comfortable
  • made with great material
  • available in different size

 CONS

  • not for formal events

Men's Romper 

mens romper with Deep front pockets that can keep all your personal items safe

Mens Romper Design Equals Comfort: Hype or Fact?

Remember PJ's? Do you also remember the pair that was so comfy you wore them to go out for breakfast? Remember that Christmas when you just never took them off? Well, that is kind of what wearing a romper feels like. Except rompers are lightweight, not as scratchy, and meant to be worn to parties or on beach outings.

If you Google rompers, you will find pages upon pages of ads and suggested online stores. That feature description like, “ultra-comfortable,” or “premium cotton,” or “breathable fabric,” or “Smart Fit.” These statements may all be true for the style in general. But not helpful descriptors in understanding just what a men's romper is. However, they do lend to a useful jumping off point from which to better understand the clothing style itself, and men’s clothing, collectively.

Advantages

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Well, with rompers, you get the best of both worlds. And with new, stylish designs found in stores and all over the web, men can have that comfy just-got-out-of-bed feeling all day long, and look stylish at the same time. That is the beauty of the men's romper. Or at least so the ads and infectious photo campaigns would have you believe.

Not everyone is buying into how happy those onesie-wearing bros seem to be. As Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor of menswear design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, remarked in this L.A. Times article, “I think it’s outrageous. Who wants to see a grown man dressed like a toddler?”

Top Men’s Rompers Brands Include RompHim and Reebok

Nevertheless, the men’s romper has been all the rage on the internet as of late, and RompHim has taken up the reigns and led the charge into the battle with their cheeky all-in-one romper offerings in 2017. With the claim that men too should be able to have a diverse wardrobe and experience the freedom of a one-piece outfit, RompHim started playing around with the idea of a men's romper in 2016.

Romphim

As the story goes, RompHim, then, started with a Kickstarter-crowdfunded campaign to raise a meager $10,000. Low and behold, due to enthusiastic support, their seeded money grew to be around 350,000 dollars by the time the dust had settled. When asked what the deal was with men’s rompers, Elaine Chen, one of RompHim’s founders, told GQ Magazine in 2017, “We think this is a way for guys to have a new option in their wardrobe.”

Reebok

Whatever RompHim did seemed to be working, as the men's romper was so seeming popular that other designers were picking up the style. Companies like Zara, Sheenan & Co., NSF, KTZ, and even Reebok announced their version of men's rompers within the year.

Let’s have a look at some of the most outrageous selections in men's rompers. Some of you will wonder where the fanciful land of the model runway stops. And the clothing outlets begin, but that is just part of the adventure.

So What is the Real Deal with Men’s Rompers?

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Men's rompers, believe it or not, do have their critics. And one article calls the style the “day-drinking uniform for people who hang out on rooftops and go to Coachella.” This was probably an intended jab not only at the romper itself but at its de-facto spokesmen. It is the notoriously flamboyant socialite and football star, Cam Newton, who was seen wearing a floral print romper at Coachella 2017.

Cam is as known as much for his antics off the field as he is for his on-the-field play as the QB of Carolina Panthers (NFL). And he has often been seen in such provocative attire as a top hat, gold cleats, a Santa suit, and a barbershop quartet hat.

Other Critics

RompHim admits on its website that it seeks to break down stereotypes. And we can imagine that that was, at least, in part of what Cam was doing at the festival. Further, the idea of a group of bros having fun together is, in and of itself, pretty innocent and even nostalgic. But, aside from rich football players, are there that many guys out there with the free time and the inclination to wear one?

As Terri Peters and her husband found out, the onesies are not that comfortable to be running errands. Like in so how many dudes without families, work obligation, and honey-do-lists have to time to throw on snazzy one-piece and head to the closest rooftop bar for brunch?

Comments

One comment questioned his manhood, while another imported about his sexual preference. Dismayed by the whole outing, Brandon reportedly returned home to escape the clothing and the negative vehemence that clung to it. He relayed that he threw the crumpled romper on the floor and has not since adorned it again.

If this account is true or even inflated from real events, it is more than a little disheartening. That a piece of clothing can bring on such disdain from onlookers. How can clothing be so polarizing? Well, Brandon actually points to the answer in his article. It seems he was moved to get a RompHim in the first place after watching Alex Jones’ “ridiculous” Youtube channel. (You may look up Jones’ channel on your own, but we won’t be featuring a link here.)

Men Wear Rompers For A Day

The following takes a brief look at the world of the men’s onesie:

  • The first offering on the list boasts a stormtrooper-like zombie-apocalypse inspired jumper from the British label KTZ. In all black, with leather accents, the design features a number of different pulls and pockets. And with metal buttons and snaps. The outfit goes for a little over $1,000 on this retailers website. Though, sadly, the getup sold out shortly after it first appeared in 2017.
  • Song for the Mute will appeal to men seeking ninja attire and leisure suit all-in-one. With its buttoned and collared design, the outfit features a material artist-like waist belt that you can tie. This jumpsuit meets at the place of fashion and performance and costs a little 800 dollars.
  • Perfect for a pool party or safari hunt. This offering from Mr. Turk is beige-hued with “a light herringbone pattern.” We actually think we saw Higgins from Magnum P.I. wearing this in the 80’s. And the short onesie goes for just under $350 on the designer’s website.
  • If it has been a dream of yours to own a pair of ski pants without the over-the-shoulder buckles, designer Rick Owens has got the rompers for you. You’ll pay just under $1200 for them. But what you will get is, well, ski pants without the over the shoulder buckles. This sleeveless jumpsuit comes with no sleeves. But the upshot is that you are sure to turn some heads with the full-length marshmallow-style pants.

Rompers: Not Made for Average American Fathers & Husbands

Many of the aforementioned styles are designed to be over-the-top on purpose, because rompers, in general, seem to have marketed to the most flamboyant and free-spirited men on the planet. It seems like guys wearing romper are always having fun, exploring the world, interacting with friends, drinking and laughing, or gleefully posing for the camera.

Where in reality do these fun-loving bros come from? Are they born in the woods to sprites and elves? Are they trust fund babies? Child prodigy millionaires? Who is RompHim marketing to? A crowd-funded 350,000 on Kickstarter has to come from somewhere, and the company claims to now ship globally so men somewhere are buying and wearing the style, right?

The History

Despite the many questions about the brand, RompHim was established in 2016 by ACED Design. The company, by many accounts, was an overnight success, going global in just under a year. Their design, supposedly, appeals to men who want to experience the freedom of wearing cuffed 7-inch shorts, a cinched, adjustable waist, cuffed sleeves, and an adjustable half- collar. All RompHims are made of 98% cotton and 2% spandex for the perfect comfort level of stretchiness.

Admittedly, all of that romping marketing is infectious. And we will concede that the bros do look like they are having more fun than we can ever remember having, in our youths or otherwise. But would regular fathers and husbands actually wear RompHims?

Well, one suburban couple put the men’s onesie to the test. And in their experience, romping around in a RompHim isn’t maybe as provocative. Or, as comfortable as it is cracked up to be. In a story by NBC’s new arm, Today, contributor Terri Peters had her husband and father of two wear a “red chambray” romper around town. This is while carrying out daily errands around their FL home.

The Husband

As the family departed, Andrew, the husband, wore a classic pink romper with boat shoes. As the family followed, Terri couldn’t stop giggling. First, they hit the park, then the grocery store, and finally the garden supply shop. In the end, other than a few heads turned and some double-takes, reactions were not outrageous. Halfway through the task list, though, it was reported that Andrew began complaining about the suit becoming hot and stuffy in the intense Florida sun.

Nothing a slurpy and a poolside beer wouldn’t fix. The trip was largely uneventful, aside from a guy in a pickup taking a photo of Andrew on the way home. Safely home-bound, Andrew wore the getup poolside for a while. But by the end of the experiment, neither of his children were a fan of the outfit. His daughter actually claimed it “looked ridiculous” on her father.

Men’s Romper: The Power of Polarizing Clothing

Even single dudes work. And, one single dude who lives in New York describes his day in a mens romper in an article on ManRepeller. Brandon Borror-Chappell tells a tale of both excitement and regret surrounding his purchase of a pair of mens rompers. After unboxing the purchase with feverish excitement, he proudly adorns the outfit. And proceeded with confidence to his local diner for a few drinks and a bite.

Seated by a respectful and polite waitress who compliments his attire (Brandon wonders if it is sarcastic), he is soon met by murmurs, timid glances, and semi-private conversations about his new jumpsuit. The gasps soon turn negative. And the aggressive, almost frightful commentary picks up again when he finds himself at a local vineyard for a wine tasting.

How To Style A Men's Romper And Make It Work

Men’s Romper Wrap Up: Fashion or Fad?

Jones’ channel though did, in fact, influence the popularity of the mens romper in Brandon’s case. And maybe, that too is part of the appeal. Perhaps, in a strange way, the mens romper is a protest against the rigid myopathy of seeing the world and the people in it in only one way. Perhaps the mens romper represents freedom in more ways than one.

The ridiculousness of a men's romper for us, though, is not about it being different and new, but it is about its flamboyant marketing. Those happy dudes should get to wear what makes them happy. The ridiculousness is in the price. And, when you can get a decent pair of comfortable, all-purpose jeans online for between $20-50 (and a tee for $15), how does it make any sense to buy clothing with less material for more money like $100 – 1000?

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Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. If you have transitioned from college into the working world, then you’ve most likely heard these famous words before. First impressions can make or break an interview, and the time frame for making that first impression is a mere seven seconds. Dressing for the job you want is a great way to show that you are serious about being successful. If you take the time to take care of yourself, it shows self-respect, which, in turn, helps people respect you as a professional. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind to make sure you are on the right track:

 

  1. Make the stubble subtle. Whether you prefer a clean-cut goatee or a burly and bushy mane, it’s important to keep both looking fresh and controlled. By establishing a proper grooming routine, it can indicate to your employer that you are proactive and responsible. Show your current or potential employer that you can be taken seriously by cleaning up that five o’clock shadow. The great thing about facial hair is that maintenance can be easy and inexpensive. Having a quality razor, like Harry’s, should be a staple in your arsenal of grooming accessories. 
  2. The suit makes the man. Let’s face it – you’ve probably got “the suit” hanging in your closet right now. You know, the one that you only pull out for certain occasions: like weddings, graduations, and funerals. And let’s be honest, it’s probably three sizes too big (or small) by now. If you are looking for a job promotion, you ought to give your wardrobe a promotion too. The best thing you can do to showcase your new professional image is to seek out an essential suit. Bonobos offer a unique variety of all-purpose suits. For a surefire outfit, consider a solid color such as dark grey or navy. You can always make a statement by adding a bold tie to the look. Most importantly, having your suit tailored to achieve the perfect fit can make you a cut above the rest. Nothing can ruin a suit of exceptional quality like an oversized jacket or baggy trousers. The way you wear a suit speaks wonders about who you are and what it is that you’re trying to accomplish. 
  3. Be armed with the right accessories. Accessories aren’t just for women – they are an excellent way for men to set themselves apart too. Instead of checking your cell phone, a simple yet chic wrist watch, much like the ones offered by Fossil, provides an advantageous way to tell time while also highlighting your sense of style. Another fundamental component of your new workplace presence should be a briefcase. A briefcase can serve as a dual purpose extension to your professional image by showcasing remarkable style, all while characterizing you as prepared and organized. It’s okay to play around with materials, sizes, and shapes, but just make sure your briefcase doesn’t become a dumping ground for loose papers and other personal belongings. Search for a briefcase that comes with built-in organizational compartments. Briefcases can be a fashion-forward way to give the illusion that you are well put together.

 

Not only does being well put together affect first impressions, but appearance and behavior go hand-in-hand. When you look better, you feel better, and you are more likely to perform better. Whether you are looking for a new job or trying to enhance your current workplace persona, these tips will help you dress for success to confidently and professionally portray the best you.

 

Most guys regard the t-shirt as a perennial classic. They would wear them on almost every occasion – when they go out with friends, head to the beach, and even when they sleep. Some of you are probably wearing one right now. While there is nothing wrong with having dozens of men’s shirts in your wardrobe, it is best to have a few different styles at your disposal.

Here are 5 different types of men’s shirts, along with some suggestions on how to wear them. By learning how to wear these shirts in style, you’ll keep looking good no matter the time or year.

Crew Neck T-shirt

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Most people don’t give crew neck t-shirts much thought just because they’re casual and inexpensive. Just because they’re intended for a more casual look, it doesn’t mean that you can’t look awesome in a t-shirt. In fact, they can be worn without regard to fashion. A white shirt is a good example of this.

A white t-shirt is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing a man can own. If you have them in your wardrobe, then you have a plethora of looks available to you. You can wear it on its own or with a button up shirt over it.

The fit is one of the most important things to consider when buying a shirt. This is especially important if you intend to wear it as a standalone. Make sure that it’s well-fitting, but not restrictive. Also, make sure that you’re wearing a t-shirt, not an undershirt. There is a big difference between the two.

If you’re looking for a safe combination with t-shirt and shirt combination, try wearing a white t-shirt, denim shirt, and a pair of black skinny jeans. This ensemble would look great for an autumn look. Alternatively, swap the jeans with khaki shorts for a cool and relaxed look during the summer months. Try to experiment with a different t-shirt and shirt combo to find one that works for you.

Polo Shirt

Polo Shirt

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Polo shirts fall between a t-shirt and a dress shirt. They are a versatile piece of clothing that can be worn on different occasions. Plus, they are just as easy and comfortable to wear as t-shirts. Despite their ubiquity in the men’s wardrobe, most men are hesitant to wear them because they tend to associate them with company uniforms. Often, we see them being worn by pizza delivery men. The good news is that there are different ways to style this versatile piece.

Yes, polo shirts can be smart. If you’re going for a smart look, try to keep the color tone dark. Also, tucking your shirt is a must. Therefore, you should keep the shirt slim and well-fitted so you can easily tuck it into your trousers. Choose plain-colored polo shirts and pair them with straight-legged or tailored trousers. For your footwear, you can go for a pair of brogues, monk shoes, oxford shoes or leather loafers. Remember, simplicity is the key.

If you want a more laidback look, try pairing these men’s shirts with chinos. Pair a short-sleeved polo shirt with a light-colored, straight-legged chino. Finish off the look with some clean, white trainers. Also, consider color-coordinating to keep your outfit looking pulled together. This will give you a clean, sharp look, but not like you’re on the way to the office.

Henley Shirt

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A Henley is a collarless pullover shirt with buttons in the front. They can be short or long-sleeved. Originally, Henleys were used as a uniform for the local rowing team of Henley-on-Thames in England. It was Ralph Lauren who saw the potential of the Henley as a new kind of shirt.

Henley shirts are a versatile piece of clothing. These men’s shirts can be worn as an alternative to t-shirts and can be worn a variety of ways. They can be worn as a standalone or under a jacket during the cooler months. You can wear them over and over again without falling flat on style.

Henley is a jacket’s best friend. If you’re having a hard time deciding which shirt to match with your new jacket, try a Henley. It is a great combination worth integrating into your wardrobe.  Busy days call for a simple, yet stylish outfit. For an everyday outfit that is full of character and personality, try pairing a Henley shirt with a pair of dark blue jeans. To class up your look, opt for a pair of brown leather brogues.

Casual Button-Down Shirt

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It can be hard to dress well and keep cool as the sun starts to shine. Long-sleeved shirts may look great, but they rolling up the sleeves on a hot, summer day isn’t gonna cut it. As such, a lot of men are tempted to wear a short-sleeve button down shirt. The problem is that they are a tricky thing to pull off.

The fit is an important thing to consider when wearing a casual button-down shirt. When it’s sweltering out, the last thing you want is to wear a fitted shirt. To prevent hot spots, choose something with a loose and relaxed fit. Remember, this is a casual shirt, not a dress shirt. They are two entirely different things.

A white shirt is ideal as it can be paired with a multitude of colors and looks. It can be worn with a ton of different things, in a ton of different ways. You can pair it with black skinny jeans and a pair of boots for a smart casual look. Or you can wear a Cuban collar shirt, short, and trainers for a laidback look. Cuban collar shirts and summer shirts are great choices because they give you classic styling mixed with modern cuts and prints.

Dress Shirt

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Dress shirts are a button-up shirt with long sleeves, a collar, and wrist cuffs. They are usually reserved for formal settings, often in an office setting or a formal event.

Everyone knows how to wear a dress shirt with a suit. What people fail to realize is that this isn’t the only way to wear it. In fact, you can work them into a range of different styles. It can be a standalone and be the centerpiece of your outfit. It can also play a supporting role by enhancing your sports jacket. Another option is to pair them with a pair of dark denim jeans for a smart casual look with a comfortable twist.

No matter what your style, make sure that you choose a dress shirt that is well fitted. There should be no excess volume in the torso or chest area. The shoulder seams should line up with the end of your shoulders. The neck should also fit properly. Also, make sure that the cuffs land halfway down your hand when undone. The wrong fit can make you look fatter and sloppier. To get the right fit, take time to have yourself measured by a professional.

Knowing when and when not to tuck these men’s shirts can make a big difference in your look. It is meant to be tucked in if the shirt is long enough to cover your bottom. However, it should be left untucked if the shirt bottom is cut straight across in front and back or if it has notches on either side.

Men are becoming more and more focused on their appearance. Ever since the menswear renaissance of the 200s, most guys are buying more men’s shoes than ever before. The days when men just wore one or two pairs of shoes have come to an end.

According to a Time Magazine poll that came out a few years ago, the average American man owns about a dozen pairs of shoes. Many of them are looking to expand their shoe collection and are becoming more adventurous with their footwear choices. Believe it or not, most men spend more than women on footwear.

Whether you realize it or not, there are lots of things you can say about a man’s personality just by looking at his shoes. The type of shoes you put on your feet does reflect something about you. As such, you may want to step up your footwear game.

Here are 6 pairs of quintessential men’s shoes every guy needs in his closet. This selection will have you in good stead for the years to come.

Oxford Shoes

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Back when office dress codes were stiffer, these were the first pair of shoes men would invest serious money in. While employees are no longer required to wear a suit in the office, every man should still have at least one pair of dress shoes in his closet. Oxford shoes are the best one in this category.

You need a decent pair of men’s dress shoes that offer a touch of sophistication. These shoes can come in handy, especially on days when you need to attend a formal event and need to look smart. Oxford shoes will look great for business suits and everything professional. Invest in a high-quality pair if you can. It may be a bit expensive, but you can wear it for a long time.

Chukka Boots

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The Chukka boots have come a long way since Steve McQueen wore them. They have endured update after update, continuously evolving with the changing times. Today, these men’s shoes have evolved into something that is so much more than just a practical piece of footwear.

Chukka boots are perfect for smart casual occasions and lazy days. They can blend seamlessly with a variety of outfits. Think of them as a simple way to elevate casual, everyday getup. Match them with a classic white t-shirt, a light top, and a pair of blue jeans for a classic, flattering style.

Chukka boots fall right around the ankle bone. As such, the style doesn’t stray too far from that of a regular pair of men’s shoes. These boots are available in a wide variety of colors – each one providing a different style and vibe to your outfit.

Loafers

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Loafers are one of the oldest shoes in existence. They were introduced in the 1930s as the shoes for casual wear. This type of men’s shoes has been through countless iteration. In spite of this, the preppy footwear classic still takes pride on shoe racks today. We still see them on the feet of many on the street.

Loafers are such a versatile piece. They will always be on point no matter what you’re wearing. They are a fashion staple that adds a touch of smart casual to any outfit. You can even get away with wearing them at formal events, provided that you pair them well.  They are an excellent pair of shoes to buy if you’re not willing to buy too many pairs of shoes. For an effortlessly contemporary look, pair your loafers with jeans.

Espadrilles

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People have been sporting espadrilles since the 14th century. Espadrilles were originally categorized as peasant footwear. Today, however, they are favored by the jet set. One of the reasons why they remain popular up to the present times is the fact that they are extremely comfortable to wear.

These shoes are often made from cotton or canvas, making them one of the best summer shoes. They are fun and beachy. Espadrilles are less formal than boat shoes but more formal than sandals. If you want something simple and casual but smarter than a pair of flipflops, then go with a pair of espadrilles.They are pretty versatile and can be worn with almost every outfit. Plus, they can be worn all year round.

Monk Straps

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If you are looking for an alternative pair of office shoes and you want to take a break from laces, you may want to look into the monk straps. This type of men’s shoes has no lacing and is closed by a strap or a buckle. With the right combination, you will look equally sharp wearing them in a night out with your lady or in an important business meeting.

Although monk shoes are typically made from leather, they also come in a variety of materials such as suede. Both styles add a clean finish and subtle interest to an outfit. Despite the fact that the monk shoes have a unique style, this type of shoe is actually versatile. They are ideal for formal as well as casual outfits.

For a more conventional formal look, try pairing leather monk shoes with a navy suit. This will give you a smart vibe while keeping things cool. If you want to go for a more casual look, try pairing blue denim jeans with brown monk shoes. You may want to cut off the bottoms of your jeans to show off your shoes. With brown monk strap shoes, you automatically get a less intense look. Plus, you can keep your outfit looking light and summer ready.

White Sneakers

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Sneakers are one of the most versatile pieces men could have in their wardrobe. You can pair them with just about anything and wear it on any day.

A nice, crisp pair of white sneakers would look great when paired with a button-down shirt and denim jeans. They will keep things relaxed but classy at the same time. Pair them with lightweight chinos for a summer look. You can also slip on some black jeans for a stark contrast. Put on a pair of light wash denim for a warm, beach feel.  Don’t worry if they get dirty. Men’s shoes are meant to get a little dirty after all.

Every guy looks rad in a pair of solid white sneakers. When buying your own perfect pair, look for a simple, minimalist design in leather or canvas. Try to keep them clean and you can basically wear them anywhere.

Unlike women, most men tend to focus on major articles of clothing like shirts, pants, shoes, and suits. Often, they assume that they are good to go once they have put on their regular outfits. The downside to this is that you end up looking like everyone else. This is why we recommend incorporating men’s accessories to your outfit.

There is a wide variety of men’s accessories – from watches to bags to belts to sunglasses. You name it, it is out there. The right accessories can add character to your outfit and makes you stand out from the masses.

It’s time to step up your accessories game. Here’s a rundown of men’s accessories every stylish guy should own.  Regardless of your age, lifestyle or occupation, these items will add a voice to your exterior stylish personality.

Watch

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Watches are not just designed to tell time. They also serve as conversation starters and put finishing touches to your look.

Watches come in a wide variety of styles. You want to choose a style that suits your day-to-day style. If you work on a building site, a Rolex may not be the best watch for you. Opt for a casual watch instead.

Whether you’re planning to buy a men’s digital watch or you’re looking to invest in a Swedish designed watch, there is one for every look out there. It doesn’t matter if you’re a watch guy or not, you should own at least one casual and dress watch.

Travel bag

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Whether you’re considering traveling across town or to some exotic country, you need something to put your clothes and other personal belongings in. As a grown man, you wouldn’t want to toss your things in a gym bag or a backpack. You want a bag that doesn’t just serve its purpose; you want something that looks great as well.

A duffle bag is ideal for short vacations such as a weekend getaway or a quick business trip. It allows for a few days worth of clothes and is usually equipped with a separate shoe compartment. The rolling duffle is recommended for frequent travellers. It is easy to pull through any terrain or wheel through airports.

Wallet

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You’re too old to be carrying rubber banded cash and credit cards in your pocket. You need a wallet – a good one.

How a man carries his cards and cash tells a lot about his life and personality. For a stylish man, bulging leather wallets that protrude from your back pocket is definitely a no-no. Instead, opt for a thin, clean and classically designed wallet. Get a card case if you want to carry as little with you as possible. This is great when you’re going out for the night or an after-party.

Tie

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Nothing says sharp-dressed like a carefully selected tie. Whether you’re young or mature, people always assume that they’re dealing with a professional when talking to a man wearing a tie.

Men’s accessories like neckties come in different patterns, colors, shapes, and knot types. As a rule of thumb, always match your tie with the color or shade of your suit or your dress shoes. A tie in solid black or navy blue is definitely a must-have. It will work well with any suit you have in your closet.

Stylish men sometimes feel limited to classic looks. But if you’re looking to add some personality to your outfit, try colored and patterned ties. Fun and quirky ties will also provide that much-needed escapism from the daily grind. They will work well with white, crisp shirts or light-colored, pastel shirts. Also, make sure that the width of your tie complements your body type.

Cologne

Men's cologne

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Fragrances have a powerful effect on how people see and remember you. It is an invisible part of your personality. Wearing cologne isn’t mandatory, but it is a powerful extra detail that a lot of stylish men swear by. It may seem like a big deal for some, but they are actually one of the best men’s accessories on the list. Men’s perfume can give you a boost in confidence and make you more attractive to women.

Women like men who smell good. But choosing the right cologne can be a bit of a challenge, especially when you’re faced with a fragrance counter full of those little paper strips and oddly shaped bottles.

To determine whether or not the fragrance suits you, you’ll need to test it on your skin. The scent of the cologne changes when it interacts with your skin chemistry. This is why you shouldn’t just spritz cologne onto blotter paper. Remember, what smells good on your friend won’t smell the same way on you.

Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’homme, Versae Eros, Paco Rabanne 1 Million, and Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio are just some of the men’s cologne that made it to the top list for 2017.

Leather belt

Leather belt

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Belts are a fashion staple that can be used all year round. While there is nothing wrong with wearing woven belts, we highly recommend that you invest in a good quality leather belt. You may not wear it often, but there will come a time when you’ll need it.

Leather belts are ideal for more formal events and situations. It’s good to have a few for different occasions. If you’re more classically inclined, you can wear these belts on a daily basis or reserve them for the weekend. Make sure, though, that you match your belt with the color of your shoes. If you’re wearing a pair of black dress shoes, pair it with a black belt.

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Most people underestimate the impact of a good pair of sunglasses to your overall look.  From aviators to something a little more adventurous, sunglasses can be a stylish addition to your summer look. They also protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays.

If you live in a colder climate, you may not have the luxury to wear them very often. Regardless, we still recommend that you invest in men’s accessories such as a stylish, good quality pair of sunglasses. After all, you’ll need one in summer or when you go on vacation somewhere warmer.

Similar to women’s fashion, men’s fashion trends also keeps changing. What may be in right now may not be on trend next year. Many fashion conscious men want to stay up-to-date on the hottest trends. If you are one of them, then we urge you to keep reading.

Here are some of the hottest men’s fashion trends for 2018, along with some tips on how to pull them off.

Tropical print shirts

 

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Hawaiian shirts are often brilliantly colored with floral prints or generic Polynesian motifs. They are made from lightweight fabrics, short-sleeved, and feature a collar. These shirts provide an easy way for men to incorporate fun prints into their wardrobe.

Most people assume the tropical print shirts are only reserved for the summer season. While the busy prints and bright colors make them a great choice for the summer, they can be worn all year round. The key is to keep the rest of your outfit monochrome. It all comes down to what you pair with it.

Hawaiian shirts can be worn in a way that you look good. Your shirt should remain the focal point of the outfit. You want your shirt to standout without making the outfit look too busy. White or black pants are a foolproof option to pair with any tropical print shirt. For the warmer months, you can switch the pants with shorts. Also, choose simple accessories like an understated watch or simple shades. Avoid busy accessories or other distractions

Pop of color

Men's fashion trends: Colored Suits

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Most people wear dark-colored clothing during the winter. With the cold, dark and gloomy weather, along with the lack of color in our wardrobe, it’s not surprising to know that there is a sudden increase in the number of people who suffer from depression during this time of the year.

Most men stick to black, white, gray, and blue. The good news is that more and more men are embracing bright colors and prints, which is why it made it to our list of men’s fashions trends. Cue the endless cycle of black, gray, and more black by incorporating a few brightly colored pieces into your everyday outfit. T-shirts and sweaters are perfect for adding a pop of color. With a brighter hue on top, your darker, everyday look will get an immediate lift. Make sure, though, that it’s your only pop of color or you’ll look silly.

Colored suits have been featured on the runway this season. In fact, designers like Martine Rose, Kenzo, and Tom Ford featured suits in vibrant colors and prints at the New York Fashion Week. If you are looking to move outside of the traditional colors, we dare you to wear one at the office.

If you’re not that adventurous when it comes to clothing, try accessorizing. It’s a simple way to switch things up without being over-the-top and garish looking. Choose a brightly colored bag, accent laces or a colorful watchband that matches the rest of your wardrobe.

Side stripe trousers

 

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Over the past few years, the side stripe pants have made its way in and out of the spotlight. It looks like this is one of those men’s fashion trends that will remain prominent this year. In fact, there has been a surge of popularity of side stripe trousers in recent years. They have become a menswear staple and have been seen by all the major designers.

Side stripe trousers are a hybrid between the suit trouser and the mighty tracksuit trouser. They feature a combination of a clean, modern silhouette and sporty aesthetics. Besides being comfortable, they also seem to work well on all body shapes. Considering all these benefits, it’s easy to see why it is one of the hottest trends of the seasons.

Fabric, fit, and form are the most important things to consider when choosing side stripe pants. You want to ensure that it is loose enough that it’s comfortable, yet it fits well that it flatters your physique. For maximum versatility, always go for opposing top layer. That means pairing these casual-looking trousers with a sweatshirt or roll neck. Avoid anything that is too street-influenced. Otherwise, you’ll look like you just came from the gym.

Tonal dressing

Tonal dressing

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The monochrome or one-color wardrobe is one of the most popular men’s fashion trends of 2017. Often, you’d see a lot of men wearing an all-black or all-white wardrobe. The trend continues in 2018, but this time, we’re talking about tonal color matching.

Tonal dressing is wearing multiple shades of the same color. You can even mix two or three tones together, and you’ll still rock your look. All-black outfits will still fit in this category. However, you can’t wear it all year round. To keep your tonal outfit from looking boring, try incorporating some pops of color. A pair of blue-tinted sunglasses, a deep brown suede bag, and a silver watch will complete the look. Also, try mixing different fabrics. This will make the different shades work together.

If doom and gloom isn’t your thing, you can always go with beige or navy blue. These are great options as it allows you to inject a bit of color into your outfit while still hanging onto that classic feel.

Vertical stripes

Vertical stripes

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Stripes are a classic staple in the men’s wear world. This season, we’re doing away from the classic horizontal stripes and start focusing on something more a little vertical.

There is nothing more classic than stripes. In fact, you’ll see this pattern on virtually every piece of clothing you can think of – from shirts and jackets to trousers. Being one of the biggest men’s fashion trends of 2018, vertical stripes are officially menswear’s new go-to pattern.

Vertical stripes give off the illusion that you’re slimmer and taller than you actually are. It is the perfect choice for men who are vertically-challenged. While vertical stripes create an illusion on your body, there is still a right and wrong way to go about it.

Wide stripes are not stylish. As a general rule, you want to keep the stripes thin. Pinstripes are a good example of this. For best results, choose clothing with varying thickness and color of stripes.

A backpack is one of the go-to bags for men. Some of you might be tempted to bring a backpack to work, especially if you carry a lot of stuff around. While there is no doubt that backpacks are functional, most of them look like your typical school backpack. They belong to the backs of grade school students, not working professionals. You want stylish and functional men’s work bags to transport your things to and from the office.

There are so many different types of bags out there. Now that you’re a mature adult, it’s about time to upgrade that backpack and embrace the convenient, stylish trend. Now that men lug even more things – wallet, smartphone, iPad, umbrellas etc. – it is important now more than ever to invest in a good quality bag.

In this blog post, we have put together a list of some of the best men’s work bags that can be used in more formal and professional situations. Check our list below, and we can guarantee that you’ll find a bag that matches your style and needs.

Sophisticated briefcase

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People would often tell you that you should dress for the job you want, not the job your currently have. If you are pining for a promotion, opt for a sophisticated briefcase.

A briefcase will help elevate your professional style. Whether you’re stepping into the office, boardroom or courtroom, the right briefcase will give you the look of a mature working professional. What’s great about briefcases is that they are made of materials that are built to last. They are also large enough for carrying everything you need, but not so bulky that it looks like a weekender. Most briefcases come with a handle and shoulder strap, so you have the option to carry them over your shoulder or by hand.

J.W Hulme Co. Leather Briefcase, Ted Baker London Digger Wool Briefcase, Tumi Alpha Bravo Andrews Slim Briefcase, and Pad & Quill Luxury Briefcase are just some of the best briefcases for every profession.

Leather messenger bag

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Messenger bags have been used by postmen since the early 1900s. Today, however, you don’t have to be delivering important documents to use one. In fact, they are among the most popular men’s work bags for professionals.

After enjoying several years of popularity, the messenger bag seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. The good news is that people have decided to give it another chance, and we’re seeing more and more of it in the office setting.

Messenger bags are huge enough to accommodate all your work supplies, look cool, and should last for several years. Most of them are built with heritage quality in mind, while others are combining more functional details.

The Frye Oliver Messenger Bag, Cambridge Satchel Bridge Closure Messenger, and the Timbuk2 Proof Messenger are our top picks for the coolest leather messenger bags for men.

Laptop bag

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A laptop is a big investment. So if you usually tote your laptop to and from the office, you want to make sure it’s protected. As such, we highly recommend that you invest in a good quality laptop bag.

Carrying a laptop bag allows you to transport your laptop to and from work, and shield the device from the elements. It ensures protection against dirt, moisture, and accidental damage. It assures the safety of your device. Most laptop bags also have enough storage space to accommodate a portable mouse, wires, flash drives, and other essentials.

There are a wide variety of options to choose from to house your laptop. Since bag manufacturers have put smart, protective laptop sleeves in everything from messenger bags to briefcases to backpacks, you won’t have a problem finding one that suits your needs and taste.

If you are looking for the perfect bag to tote your laptop, check out Samsonite Classic Business Laptop Shuttle, Barbour Wax Leather Briefcase, Matt and Nat Soren Briefcase, and Kenneth Cole Convertible Computer Case.

Luxury tote bag

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Tote bags may not be the most practical choice for men’s work bags since they are carried at arm’s length. This type of bag is ideal for those who are more in tune with the current trends and aren’t afraid to be different.

They are more stylish than briefcases, more modern than shoulder bags, and more grown-up than backpacks. Tote bags combine the compact appearance of a backpack and the practicality of a messenger.

Bonastre Leather Tote Bag is perfect for those who want to make a bold statement without affecting their masculine credentials. The Basso&Brooke Studio Leather Tote, on the other hand, is just the bag for the flamboyant.

Folio bag

 

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Folio bags are the perfect men’s work bags. They are small enough to carry around but have enough space to accommodate all your documents, stationery, and electronic devices, and other essentials. Most of them come with several zip compartments, making it easy to organize your files. Not only are they functional, they also look great.

Folio bags are ideal for those who want to make a masculine statement. A bold leather folio gives a smart, sleek, and stylish look. If you’re looking for something fancy to transport your ideas and documents around in, consider swapping the briefcase for a folio bag.

If you are on the market for a folio bag, consider getting the Holdall & Co 14” Classic Folio or the Cambridge Satchel Folio Bag.

The change in weather requires the need to switch out the clothes in your closet. With the piercing winds and frosty temperatures, it’s time to put away those pieces of clothing with light fabrics in exchange for sweaters, thicker coats, and cozy socks. But just because it’s freezing out, it doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your style. The secret to men’s winter fashion is to think a bit more creatively when getting dressed, so you still look good even when it’s too cold to deal.

When dressing for the cold weather, you want to make sure that you stay warm and comfortable. But that doesn’t mean that you should bury yourself in a bulky coat, gigantic gloves, and frumpy scarves. You’ve been honing your style all year long. The last thing you want is to go backward.

If you’ve been wondering how you can keep your personal style up without freezing your cojones off, then this blog post is for you. Here, we’ll give you some tips on how to dress sharp for the cold weather. Follow the tips below to protect yourself from the cold.

Dress in layers

Dress in layers

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Men’s winter fashion is all about layering. You don’t need to wear a huge parka in order to stay warm and comfortable in winter. You can keep insulated even outdoors by dressing in layers.

Layering provides an easy way to maximize your warmth without adding bulk. You only need 3 layers of clothing to stay warm in the cold weather – a base layer, an insulating layer, and an outer layer. Your base layer helps regulate your body temperature while wicking away sweat. Consider this your second skin. The middle layer will help you retain heat by trapping air close to your body. Meanwhile, the outer layer protects you from the snow, rain or wind.

During the colder months, the weather can be inconsistent and unpredictable. Layering allows you to make quick adjustments based on the changes in the weather and your level of activity. You can strip off layers when the temperatures climb. By mastering the art of layering, you’ll never feel too cold, hot, sweaty or smelly.

If you want to maintain a smart and professional look this winter, opt for a base layer and a roll neck underneath your suit. Choose a dark colored suit like navy, black or gray and pair it with a pair of black shoes. To complete the ensemble, finish with a scarf and a tonal overcoat.

Choose fabric wisely

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Not all fabrics are created equal. Different fabrics have different properties. Some are warmer than the others. Don’t just focus on what to wear, but on the type of fabric as well.

In order to stay warm and comfortable in the cold winter months, we highly recommend that you choose pieces of clothing that are made of wool, and polyester. They are highly effective at keeping heat in.

Merino wool is our fabric of choice in cold climates. It is the warmest fabric out there and will keep you comfortable even on sub-freezing nights or a rainy day. You will never go wrong with wool for your winter activities. Polyester has great insulating and wind stopping properties. It wicks away moisture while providing a windbreak. Plus, it is typically made of plastic, which does a great job by keeping heat in. Cotton is also great for winter. However, it absorbs moisture, so it makes you feel cold later on.

The key to dressing for winter is to choose a variety of materials that will help conserve your body heat while allowing you to stay comfortable. Wearing layers of wool will make you sweat; while wearing layers of cotton will cause you to shiver and quiver in the cold.

Winter coat

Winter coat

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Winter is cold and chilly. This is why you need to choose your winter coat with utmost care.  A good winter jacket should have thick insulation so that your body stays warm, even on the coldest days of winter. It should help you withstand the cold, rain, and snow. Unfortunately, choosing the perfect winter coat can be a challenge. Cashmere and wool are excellent materials for your winter coat.

The fit is also of great importance when shopping for a coat. Since you’ll be wearing several layers of clothing, we suggest that you wear a winter sweater or a blazer when you go coat shopping. You want to be able to fit layers underneath it. Most importantly, make sure you’re buying something of quality. Winter coats are quite expensive. You want to make sure it will last for a long time.

If you’re looking for something you can wear for a formal event or a business setting, consider getting a peacoat. Despite its broad-shouldered design and thick nature, it will look great when worn over a suit. You can wear it with a smart shirt, a suit, or even just some trousers. A parka is also a great choice for winter. It is extremely versatile and can be worn over a two-piece suit or worn casually over a pair of jeans or a crewneck jumper. It is designed to keep you warm, even in arctic conditions.

Modern winter coats are available in a wide variety of style, so you are sure to find one that will suit your taste and preference. There will certainly be a winter coat for any situation.

Accessorize

Accessorize

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Most people choose to wear dark-colored clothing during the winter. During this time of the year, you will find a number of stores displaying dark-colored clothes. Not only are they on-trend, they also tend to absorb more heat than their light-colored clothing.

Black looks great on anyone. However, wearing dark colors throughout can make your outfit look boring. Give some pizzazz to your look by incorporating some accessories into your outfit. Accessories like scarf, gloves, socks, beanies, hats, and earmuffs are appropriate for men’s winter fashion. These accessories will not only help you brave the cold, they will also keep you stylish all season.

The scarf may be just a simple strip of fabric, but it does a great job of keeping you warm in winter. Chunky knits are great for bundling up, while softer wool can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. It can also turn an icy outfit into a fire one. A beanie is also a great winter accessory. It may look like something you wore during your teenage years, but it will actually add some considerable swagger to your outfit. It looks great with both casual and dressier outfits. Just make sure, though, that the shape of the hat isn’t too bulky and the colors are restrained. Choose one that is made of wool to keep your head warm.

 

No fashion style is as equally loved and hated as 1980’s men’s fashion.  Fashion style of this decade was about maximalism. In fact, it can be summarized by loud, gaudy, and bright-colored clothing. It brought an explosion of colorful styles. Every time we see an outfit that is a bit too loud, bright or colorful, we immediately think about the 80s. Subtlety just wasn’t an option during this decade.

1980’s men’s fashion was largely influenced by movies, TV shows, and MTV. Men wanted to look like Michael Jackson while women were inspired by the outfits of Madonna. Thanks to the expansion of cable television as well the increased globalization of the world, fashion became more diverse than ever.

If you’re going to an 80s-themed party and you’re looking for wardrobe inspiration, then you came to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most popular fashion trends of the decade. Keep reading and scroll through the photos. You are sure to find something of interest that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Since some of the 80s fashion trends started to come back around a few years ago, you won’t have a hard time finding a good outfit that would best suit your taste. Plus, you can give it a modern spin and make these fashion trends officially cool again.

Shirts

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The t-shirt has reached a massive, global opportunity in the 80s. Some of the most iconic superstars, logos, and catchphrases have seen print on a t-shirt. During the decade, it wasn’t unusual to someone wearing Superman, Bob Marley, Teen Wolf or Frankie Says Relax shirts.

These shirts became more and more of a fashion staple. They were ubiquitous as the graphic tee rose into prominence. Every other person wore these shirts.

Double denim

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Denim clothing continued to be one of the biggest fashion trends in the 80s. In fact, people loved them so much that they even choose to double up on the denim. Not only did they wear denim jeans, they also paired it with jean jackets. The look became popular with both sexes.

Jordache became one of the biggest jeans makers during the 80s. In fact, their jeans became a covetable fashion item. Before they came along, the only companies that produced denim pants were Levi’s, Lee, and Wrangler. Jordache paved the way for other jeans makers like Calvin Klein.

Activewear

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Activewear dominated 1980s men’s fashion. It became a staple of the modern wardrobe. Sportswear, especially those that supported pro sports teams flew off the shelves for the entire decade. Matching sweatshirts and sweatpants was a popular choice among boys and men alike.

80s activewear was just as vivacious as every other fashion trend of the decade. These outfits were available in bright colors and standout prints. As the style began to characterize the sporty chic of city dwellers and coed campus life, men opted for loose and comfortable fabrics. In most days, they would wear sweatshirts and sweatpants with sneakers.

Suits

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Men still wore coats during the 80s. But compared to the previous eras, they no longer wear coats on a daily basis. In fact, they were reserved for office, formal events and business meetings. Since they were categorized as formal clothing, men’s coats remained conservative. In fact, it is the only piece of clothing that wasn’t drowned in color.

During this era, men’s clothing was snug fitting. The same can also be said with their suits. But by mid-80s, tight fitting clothing made way for the sleeves-rolled, wide-shouldered, pastel yachting suits of Don Johnson on Miami Vice.

Pants

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Men’s clothing in the 80s were tight. Although they weren’t skin-tight like the 70s, they were snug fitting. This includes the pants. Skinny jeans became a huge trend. In fact, skinny, acid-washed jeans became one of the biggest trends of 80s. However, changes in 1980s men’s fashion came in too fast. Eventually, the slim, fitted look was overtaken by looser, much more comfortable pieces.

Parachute pants became one of the most fashionable pieces of clothing of the 80s. They are baggy pants that are tapered at the ankle. They were made suitable for hip hop dancing. These pants are made of nylon, which is similar to that of a parachute. Hence, the name parachute pants.

Shoes

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The 80s was a big time for sneakers. Reebok Freestyles, Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, and Nike Jordan Airs were just some of the biggest shoe styles that defined the decade.

Named after Michael Jordan, the Air Jordans were the basketball shoe to have in the 80s. It marked the beginning of a new era of sneakers. It also brought confidence to basketball players across the country.

The Chuck Taylor’s was a big hit during the 80s. They came in a wide variety of colors and were worn by all. After all, these sneakers are unisex. They look good on both sexes. These shoes became so popular, they’re still kicking today.

Hairstyle

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Majority of the fashion trends of the 80s were unisex. Even the hairstyles were enjoyed by both sexes. In this decade, men wore their hair long.

Male ponytails became popular during the 80s thanks to Eric Roberts and Steven Seagal. Eric Roberts managed to look badass in this hairstyle in the martial arts film Best of the Best. Steven Seagal, on the other hand, rocked the style for his whole career.

Accessories

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As compared to the previous decades, people were free to show their individuality and express themselves through their clothing. Because of this, they often wore accessories to complete their look. Even men wore accessories. 1980’s men’s fashion was big and loud. Everything was taken to the extremes. That included the accessories. In this decade, men wore necklaces with large pendants and medallions.

The fanny packs also became a trend in the ‘80s. Nothing is more representative of 1980’s men’s fashion that these bags. These are simple zippered pouches that are wrapped around the waist. Although a lot of people poked fun at fanny packs, the majority of the adult population got hooked on these sturdy strap-ons. They were touted as the perfect cargo-carrying sack to hold your keys, cell phone, and other belongings.

 

Continuing the fashion trend of the 1960s, 1970s men’s fashion featured clothing in geometric designs and bold prints in bright colors. Fashion was bold and overstated at its best. People found a new interest in clothing and started using them as a form of self expression. This has brought on a mix of eclectic styles that have changed the world of fashion forever. Big hair, big collars, and flared trousers is one way to sum up this eclectic decade.

As compared to the previous decades, 1970s men’s fashion is no longer formal and conservative. In fact, men were given the freedom to wear whatever they felt like wearing. Due to a penchant for expression and creativity, fashion in the 70s covered many genre and styles. There has been a significant change in men’s fashion that it was almost unrecognizable from just a decade earlier.

The 1970s is one of the most revisited decades when it comes to fashion. We delve into this iconic era to help you achieve a retro look with our definite guide to the 70s style. If you are interested in re-creating 1970s men’s fashion for yourself, then we urge you to read on.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the biggest fashion trends of the 70s. This will help you channel the look and get the right style for this era. Together, let’s take a look at what men wore during this decade.

Floral shirts

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After years of fabric rationing, men became bolder in their fashion choices. Men’s wardrobe became more stylish and colorful. Capturing the more fashion-conscious consumers, designers started making floral printed shirts. Surprisingly, people embraced the idea of wearing floral shirts. Yes, those super feminine numbers became a huge trend in the 70s.

Floral shirts rose in popularity during this decade and were even worn to work. These shirts are long sleeved, wide collared and buttoned down. With people’s fondness with bright colors and bold prints, the floral shirts eventually became acceptable as formal attire for men.

Wide collar shirts

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Contrary to popular belief, shirts in the 70s were not all patterned. There were many variations to men’s shirts in the 70s, but the wide collared shirt was the most popular among them.

When the people got tired of the hippies fashion, they opted for a sleek, solid-colored shirt, which they can wear in the office, as well as in social gatherings.  As the name suggests, the collars are wide. The edges are elongated and then tapered downward to form a “V” shaped pattern. . They are wider than the collars of men’s shirts that are worn today. But as compared to the previous decades, very rarely will you find men wearing tucked in shirts.

Double denim

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Originally, denim was designed as men’s work pants. Those who work in farms and ranches wear them because they’re affordable, comfortable, and functional.

Jeans weren’t accepted in conventional places in the 60s. But young men started wearing them as a symbol of rebellion, as well as to show their solidarity with the working class. Later in the decade, jeans were popularized and glamorized by Marlon Brando and James Dean.

Double denim was the key look of the 1970s. During this time, denim shirts and flared jeans were considered the ultimate casual wear ensemble. They’re easy to wear, versatile, and accessible. Because of this, the denim market completely exploded in the 1970s. Over the years, it progressed to become the most popular casual wear garb in modern society.

Bell bottom pants

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The 1970s men’s fashion brought forward many looks from the 60s. The flared trousers are one of them. These pants fit normally at the waist and thigh, and then open up under the knee to form a bell; hence, the name. Modern day boot cut jeans can trace its origin from the 1970s fashion.

Even though men wore other styles of trousers during the 70s, flares and bell bottoms dominated during this decade. A big theme for 1970s men’s fashion is “the bigger, the better”. True to its theme, the bell bottom pants became so extreme that the leg openings could reach up to 26 inches. Later in the decade, the bell bottom gave way to pants with narrower leg openings. Eventually, men’s clothing became tighter and tighter.

Disco fashion

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Nothing quite says 70s like a disco dance floor. The world fell head-over-heels in love with disco after the Saturday Night Fever hit the cinemas in 1977. Leisure suits became one of the biggest fashion trends of the decade. John Travolta had everyone reaching for their leisure suits and platform shoes. This would have been heartily laughed at just a few years back.

In the previous decades, men used to wear suits on a day-to-day basis. In the 70s, however, casual and fashionable clothing became the norm. This was a huge departure from the previous decades. Those who were sick of the hippie fashion flocked to the dance clubs, where they wore glamorous clothing. Men would hit the disco donning a leisure suit, a casual suit that consist of a shirt-like jacket and matching trousers. Often, men wore dress shirts that were tucked in tight, shiny pants. Their shirts were usually unbuttoned to show off some chest hair. Those who don’t have chest hair would complete their look with a big medallions or gold necklaces to cover up their bare chest.

Long hairstyle

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In the 70s, grooming and styling was no longer limited to women. There was a wide variety of hairstyles that became popular during this decade – bleached hair, spiked, bouffant, and blow-dried. But the main hairstyle men wore in 1970s was long and flowing.

Men started growing their hair. Often, their hair was at least shoulder length. Many of them even paired them with moustaches. It seemed to make the look complete in that day and age. The Beatles were one of the biggest influences of men when it comes to fashion. They went all hippie in the 70s, influencing men to grow their hair.

Platform shoes

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Men wore different types of shoes in the 70s. Cowboy boots, earth shoes, Birkenstocks, and Oxford shoes rose in popularity during this decade. In spite of the rise in popularity of different styles of shoes, the platform shoes were considered as one of the biggest trends in 1970s men’s fashion. In fact, most men were seen wearing them throughout the decade.