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Friday
Jan092015

abc's of men's fashion - 57

Fitness.

clothes best flatter a fit body. When it comes to your appearance, apparel is only part of the equation; it is important to eat well, drink well, and exercise occasionally.

The best way to make your clothes look better is to shape your body to fit better into your clothes. While tailoring is still important, your clothing will naturally follow the contours and shapes of your body best when you're in your best form. 

 

- james

 

Wednesday
Nov262014

abc's of men's fashion - 56

blazer

Originated in the 1860s as a short jacket with patch pockets worn for cricket and tennis. In recent years,  and the blazer has arguably never been so popular, or so versatile. Gone are the laddish days of the Nineties and Noughties when it was cool not to make an effort. Dressing with elegance is now very much the fashion, something that has resulted in a resurgence in British tailoring, hence the rise of the blazer as a key component in the modern man’s day-to-day wardrobe.

A blazer, particularly a navy one, is the skeleton key that unlocks several looks. It can be dressed up with a natty pocket square and worn with a crisp white shirt, silk striped tie, smart trousers and brogues. Alternatively, it can be worn smart-casually with a button-down chambray shirt, chinos and boat shoes, or dressed down with a plain or Breton-striped T-shirt, indigo jeans and white Jack Purcells. It befits men of all ages and sizes and suits a great many occasions.

Traditionally cut a little shorter than a suit jacket, a blazer is usually worn as a ‘separate’ – ie with non-matching trousers rather than as part of the informal suit Mr Amies mentions. You do see some men wearing a suit jacket separately as a blazer, but it doesn’t look quite right because it’s usually too long.

If ever there was a garment that cracks the tricky smart-casual dress code, the blazer is surely it.

Dan Rookwood

 

- James

Wednesday
Oct012014

abc's of men's fashion - 53


“Style is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it
To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art

Bullfighting can be an art
Boxing can be an art
Loving can be an art
Opening a can of sardines can be an art

Not many have style
Not many can keep style
I have seen dogs with more style than men,
although not many dogs have style.
Cats have it with abundance.

When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,
that was style.
Or sometimes people give you style
Joan of Arc had style
John the Baptist
Jesus
Socrates
Caesar
García Lorca.

I have met men in jail with style.
I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.
Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.
Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,
or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.” 
 

― Charles Bukowski

 

- james

Monday
Jul282014

abc's of men's fashion - 51

wardrobe.

"To discuss a man’s wardrobe is really to discuss a man’s life. For the kind of clothes he has in it reveals his way of life; and their condition and degree of fashionableness will show his character…”

- hardy amies

Tuesday
Mar042014

Abc's of Men's Fashion 48.

 

Double Breasted

Nature has made all men (and perhaps more fortunately, all women) double-breasted; and of course, all jackets follow suit. A double-breasted jacket really means therefore one with double-breasted fastenings. In this form of fastening the placing of the buttons is most important. The line is often emphasised by having the top button on either side placed where no fastening is possible. It follows therefore that the trick is most useful when a really narrow waistline is being sought. This was most popular in eras when really tight-fitting clothes were worn.


If double-breasted jackets were on the wane in 1964, then we have seen a veritable drought of the style for the past couple of decades. This is partly down to the sea change that took place after the 1980s, when all things Wall Street, including big shoulders, big trousers and big double-breasted lapels, fell from favour and were replaced with tighter, slimmer more high-buttoning single-breasted styles. This has remained the norm – with variations in button numbers from one to four, but always on a single-breasted jacket – for both suits and separates. However, some brave individualists have been waving the double- breasted banner for some time. The designers at Hardy Amies are among these, with the six-button double-breasted style really the signature jacket of the House. Still slim-fit and sculpted at the waist, there are signs that this Savile Row silhouette is gaining favour with other brands now offering it as a chic alternative. The beauty of the style is that it is very flattering, making a man look more like a superman. 

Hardy Amies

 

- james

Monday
Jan272014

fashion profile - alex blimes.

Alex Blimes. Editor of British Esquire Magazine.

"You know, the whole thing 'what's the difference between fashion and style' has become, to me, a cliché and boring. Those distinctions are just less interesting than, you know, more subjective things like do you look good. That's much more important than 'are you fashionable? are you stylish? Just, do you look good? do you feel good?"

THE ABC OF MENS FASHION - ALEX BILMES from Hardy Amies on Vimeo.

"let's not try and define what fashion is or what style is, because in doing so, we dillute it and make it meaningless. Let's just enjoy the fact that some people dress fabulously and most people don't."

 

- james

Wednesday
Dec182013

fashion profile - Dean frankhauser.

Dean Fankhauser is an expert in online user experience and co-founder of Nuji.com, an innovative social store platform.

"Don't let the clothes wear you; make sure you're always wearing the clothes."

THE ABC OF MEN'S FASHION - DEAN from Hardy Amies on Vimeo.

"I once had this unle who said 'whenever he was feeling a little roguh that day, he would go out of his way to really dress up--almost put a mask onto clothes to make himself feel better, and it worked...apparently.' I'm experimenting with that philosophy myself. I think it's a good philosophy, it's worked for me.

Wednesday
Oct232013

abc's of Men's Fashion 46.

 

“I often take a brand-new suit or hat and throw it up against the wall a few times to get that stiff, square newness out of it. Well-dressed men know that nothing worth-while is ever outmoded, that a superb tailor’s work is ageless. Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.”

- Fred Astaire, Finis Farr, Epictetus

 

- james.

Wednesday
Sep182013

abc's of Men's Fashion 44.

chukka boot.

More of a high shoe than a boot, with the upper covering to the bottom of the ankle. Plain front, and very smart in suède. The name is more often applied to tie boots with 1-3 eyelets: elastic sided boots being known as 'Chelsea Boots'.

 

- James

Wednesday
Sep042013

abc's of Men's Fashion 43.

brown.

It used to be said that no gentleman should wear brown in London. The increasing popularity of the color over the past years has been, presumably, proportionate to the increase in the disappearance of the gentleman.

It is a color in which there is a great difference between the good and the bad. Bad browns have a a red cast; good browns have a green. Happily good browns, although dark, look cool, soothing and expensive as distinct from bad browns which look hot and cheap.

 

- james