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
Image source: Peaky Blinders (Episode 1, Series 2) BBC 2

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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Why you need a Tattersall shirt

Ideal for weekend wear a Burnden tattersall shirt from Samuel Windsor

Ideal for weekend wear
Image: Burnden tattersall shirt from Samuel Windsor

It’s versatile. It’s stylish. It works well with chinos for a casual day in the office, with jeans at the weekend, or even as part of a three-piece suit. You may not have heard of a “tattersall shirt” before, but you’re sure to have seen one – and once you realize how adaptable and timeless these shirts truly are, you’ll definitely want one.

But what sets this particular style of checked shirt apart from the rest?

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