Men’s suits – the ultimate guide (infographic)

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Need a new suit, but can’t decide between navy pinstripe or charcoal? The choice of cut, color and cloth can be overwhelming. The ultimate guide to men’s suits unpicks the confusing terminology so you can shop smart for your next suit.

Should your pants have a half break, or no break? Do you need Italian or English vents? And is it better to wear a woolen herringbone or a polyester pinstripe?

We’ve tailored our infographic guide to answer all of these questions and more, so you have the confidence to choose the right men’s suit, and look great wearing it.
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The best American gentleman’s fashion bloggers

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The best of US Style at your fingertips
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Looking for men’s style ideas to keep you looking professional, poised, and polished? Here we bring you some of the best American menswear blogs we’ve found so far. Classic fashion ideas with a modern twist? These writers show you how to dress like the thoroughly modern gent you are.Continue reading

Why your leather shoes squeak

Look after your shoes carefully to prevent the squeak

Look after your shoes carefully to prevent the squeak
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You ride the elevator to the top floor management suite. You step into the corridor, exchange a polite “good morning” with the Senior VP and make your way towards the corner office.

Now turn the sound on: “Step, eek, step, eek.” With shoes that sound like tortured mice, is it any wonder you still work in the mail room? Here’s how to prevent the squeak, make a good first impression and boost your career!
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Men’s dress codes infographic

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From black tie events through to ‘come as you are’ gatherings, there are loads of different dress codes men need to figure out in order to make a good impression.

Do you know the etiquette for white tie invitations, or the difference between ‘business casual’ and ‘casual’? When is it OK to wear your favorite pair of Chelsea boots? And is it ever acceptable to wear boat shoes to work?

Check out our infographic below to decipher dress code dilemmas in no time.
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How to choose and wear a pocket watch

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Pocket watches –  By order of the Peaky Blinders
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Everyone loves a good British period TV show, so it’s no surprise the gritty crime family drama Peaky Blinders (aired on BBC America and Netflix) has proven extremely popular.

With their stylish tweed, period flat caps, and those snazzy pocket watches, the crime lords of Peaky Blinders certainly look like men who get things done. And while we’re not advocating running your own crime ring, there’s nothing wrong with channeling the confidence of a dapper Edwardian criminal. Picking a classy pocket watch is a great place to start – read on to discover how to choose and wear one with style.
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The best American men’s lifestyle blogs 2018

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The best of the US lifestyle bloggers at your fingertips
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What does it mean to be a gentleman? Whatever your own definition might be, take inspiration from some of America’s best men’s lifestyle bloggers who share their wisdom on personal appearance, confidence, relationships, success, travel, and adventure.

Here are 10 of our favorite blogs for the modern man – a compilation of social savviness, unimpeachable behaviour, and effortless style. What’s not to admire?

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US to UK men’s clothing translation infographic

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Ever wondered why the British blush when you compliment their pair of pants? Despite how much we have in common with our UK cousins across the pond, tiny differences in vocabulary can lead to massive confusion. Check out our handy clothing translations and you’ll never find yourself scratching your head in confusion again.

So what exactly is a balaclava? Why wouldn’t most British gentlemen be seen dead in suspenders? Our simple guide to men’s clothing terminology answers all these questions and more.
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What is moleskin?

No moles are harmed in the making of this fabric

No moles are harmed in the making of this fabric
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If you’re an animal lover, you’ll be happy to know that no moles are harmed in the making of your moleskin pants or jacket. But if it’s not made from animal hide, where does moleskin come from?

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How to rescue old leather shoes

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Rescue your long lost favourite shoes
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If your favorite pair of leather shoes has seen better days, fear not. With just a little time, patience and elbow grease your faithful footwear can be restored to its former glory. Your leather shoes may have lost their shine and appear old, scuffed and creased – but a few simple tips from the experts will soon sort them out.Continue reading

How to choose men’s shoes infographic

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You’ve ironed your favorite shirt and decided which suit you’re going to wear, but should you don black Oxfords or burgundy brogues? The right pair of shoes are the perfect finishing touch to your ensemble, but choosing can be a challenge.

Can you wear brown shoes with black pants? Is it ever okay to wear Chelsea boots to the office? What are the best shoes to wear when dressing to impress at a job interview?

Our handy guide has the answers to all of your questions and more, so you’re equipped with all the shoe-choosing knowledge you’ll ever need.
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