Nothing says cool and casual quite like a flannel shirt. While the garment may be simple, it’s also a wardrobe staple that every man should own. Although the name may induce thoughts of the country, it’s time to think again. Flannel has made a comeback and is now regularly spotted on the streets around the globe. lannel shirts are typically offered in check prints, but they’re also available in plain varieties. Whether you choose a plain or check style will affect how and when your wear it. Most the time, check styles of flannel shirts will have a more casual and relaxed feel, while plain versions will create a sharper, more polished appearance. As such, you should choose which to wear based on the look you’re trying to achieve. If you do pick a check flannel, be careful to balance your outfit accordingly. As the print can tend to be quite bold, it’s usually best to keep the rest of your outfit minimal and neutral.
When you hear the word “sweater,” what do you first visualise? A grey, greenish, navy or brown-hued, chunky knit combination - slightly baggy and oversized - automatically surfaces somewhere in your mind. Symbolically, it is warmth for a chilly day condensed down into a single garment that’s cut perfectly for wearing over a button-down shirt or roll-neck. The statement knit, a trend that caught our eye roughly a year ago, obliterates all that. Forget about cable knits; the finer the gauge, the better. With texture taking a back seat, it opens up the gates for colours, patterns, prints and graphics: If you can see it on a tee, bomber, or ski jacket, it’s now on a sweater, too.
A few weeks ago I had the chance to be reunited with my Grey Goose family again. This time we headed to the mountains to enjoy the wintery slops and of course a lot of Grey Goose drinks. The family was very excited and we all really enjoyed being together again. We had the opportunity to do some ski, enjoy the local food and do some spa. This time I will let pictures talk instead of me. Take a look at the following pictures and drink responsibly.
You go to the gym to look good out of the gym. Or at least, you did. What was once a private communion with your own pain has become a social space, where your efforts beneath a barbell are now the background to someone else’s mirror selfies. Which means one thing: it’s time to rethink that salt-stained band tee.
Looking good while standing in a puddle of your own sweat is no mean feat, but with the below tip, your wardrobe can at least do some of the heavy lifting for you.
Take a lesson from your wardrobe by sticking to neutrals. If all your kit is white, black or grey, it all matches. Which is one less excuse not to hit the weights.
If your gym membership is mothballed, the darker you should steer. Black is your friend. It hides sweat patches and looks good on anyone: slimming if you’re not yet in the shape you want to be; flattering if you are. I choose some of my favorite athletic items from Antony Morato.
Blue, in general, is typically associated with elements such as the sky and ocean. But beyond that it’s a color that symbolises loyalty and strength. It is a calming color and one people might turn to if trying to relax.
When it comes to cobalt blue, which dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries, it is a darker shade of blue and one that started out being used often in Chinese porcelain.
And in terms of cobalt blue in fashion, it’s an incredibly fun, yet elegant, bold color to wear in the warm and cool months and great with all skin tones.
I love blue thats why I chose this total blue Tom Tailor looks which compliment my skin tone so much. A classic blue shirt with a classic blue pant is the perfect combo to look always effortless stylish.
A cardigan is a great fashion item to own due to its versatility and ability to suit a wide variety of looks. Whether you’re going for an elegant and formal outfit, a cool and casual style or even something office-appropriate, a cardigan can make an excellent option. All you need to know is how to rock one the right way so that you don’t end up looking like a grandpa. From when to don one to what to pair it with, here’s exactly how to wear a cardigan in style.
What Is A Cardigan?
While the term “cardigan” can cover many styles, it essentially refers to a knitted jumper that opens at the front. Perfect as an easy jacket in autumn or a layering essential in winter, cardigans are designed to provide warmth while still appearing refined. The classical style comes in many varieties, making this wardrobe staple ideal for almost every occasion. Although the garment may not be considered modern or exciting, it is adept at adding a polished and stylish touch to outfits.
How Should A Cardigan Fit?
Finding the right fit for your cardigan depends greatly on the look you’re trying to achieve. If you want to create a relaxed or casual appearance, try a loose style. If you’re after an outfit that appears more polished, consider fitted cardigans that lightly hug your body. No matter which style you’re going for, you should only ever choose cardigans that fit your size, or the proportions may appear awkward.
Jeans and a T-shirt is the most basic outfit known to man, the most comfortable to wear, and thus one of the hardest to pull off. Because when you're only wearing two pieces of clothing and both of them are the most widely produced menswear items on the planet, finding the perfect versions of each—and wearing them together—requires the ability to know what fits your body best. It also requires you to know what tee goes with what jeans best, and which colors and washes just won't jive. Luckily, I found mine favorite at the moment by Pepe Jeans London.
Mercedes-Benz turned heads at CES Las Vegas when it debuted the 2020 CLA 250. The second generation CLA garnered praise from critics for its trim silhouette and sleek body, buoyed by a bevy of improved technical specs.
The 2020 CLA boasts 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, made possible by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine. Mercedes also reports that suspension and steering improvements make the CLA the best-driving compact model produced by the German behemoth, with standard front-wheel drive, though 4Matic all-wheel is an option. Mercedes also touts its improved infotainment system, which purportedly improves upon the edition debuted in 2018’s A-class CLA; the automaker demonstrated that the system can answer more complex questions (“What child-friendly Asian restaurants are nearby that are neither Chinese nor Japanese?”) and can be activated by a simple “Hey, Mercedes.”
Visit the Mercedes-Benz site for detailed information and look for the car to debut later this year.
Meanwhile, Porsche is revving up its 2020 911 Carrera Cabriolet.
Ford has just unveiled its most powerful Mustang to date at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 receives a supercharged 5.2-litre V8 motor that is matched with Ford’s newly-developed dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission — equating to 700 horsepower, all the while allowing the Shelby GT500 to sprint quarter-miles in just under 11 seconds.
Sporting the Shelby Cobra badge, the GT500 comes in various trims including a “Track Pack” which sees a number of carbon bits, Recaro seats, massive Brembo six-piston calipers, and even the removal of the rear seats for weight reduction. This is definitely going to please the American muscle crowd, as not only does the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 get a massive boost in power, but its also receives refined interior/exterior styling, combined with quality components.
Look for more information on availability and pricing this coming fall. In other automotive news, the 2020 Toyota Supra has finally arrived.
Virgil Abloh’s second collection for Louis Vuitton proved to be an exemplary infusion of retro-vintage inspiration, with the designer channeling his inner Michael Jackson for the uniquely designed runway show. While the clothes were packed full of unique cuts that donned a refined finish, the fiber optic-infused monochrome bag and light-show-bearing sneaker stole the show.
In a unique power-move for the designer, one part of the show included a black-out of the venue’s runway lighting, with 5 models stacked in a diamond formation showcasing the collection’s new monochrome-print bag and newly created sneaker. As spotlighted in a recent Instagram post from the brand, the new high-top shoe totes a color-changing detailed upper with a tongue that hosts a morphing Louis Vuitton logo.
The new pieces ought to catch a few eyes, and being one of the highlights of the show, will most likely fetch a hefty price as well.
Check out the runway image above and a more detailed look below, and for more fashion-related news be sure to peep the recent street style from this year’s Paris Fashion Week.
Come wintertime, most of us excel at a few things: sipping whiskey-soaked beverages that make our insides warm and fuzzy. Trading AMRAP (as many reps as possible) workouts for AMHCAP (as many holiday cookies as possible) ones. And, in a possibly related story, putting on some weight. This can be a downer, regardless of your personal fitness goals, but especially if your 2019 resolution involved putting on a few pounds of muscle.
The bad news is that if you’re hoping to tone up and build size in the new year, you’ll need to do a lot more than just curtail your involvement in winter-induced gluttony.
1. Start with the basics
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a stellar physique. If you’re looking to put on a decent amount of size but you have no proficiency with basic movement patterns, make sure you fix that first. Focus on mastering things like loaded squats, deadlifts, lunges, and presses—all of which challenge a number of different muscle groups at once—to get started. Isolation exercises really shouldn’t be the heart of your program. In other words, biceps curls can wait.
2. Get strong to get huge
Muscle strength and muscle size are not the same thing, and if you don't pay attention to the former, you're never going to be successful with the latter. Most guys who want to put on muscle and not lose weight typically aren’t as strong as they could be.
To avoid this fate, start off with workouts that involve lower numbers of reps—between 6 and 12—and use a moderate to heavy weight. This will hit a pretty decent middle ground between training for strength and for size. Think of this phase as insurance for your body, which helps to prevent injury as you boost the intensity of your training and prepare for the serious hypertrophy (read: muscle-building) stage to come.
3. Eat, and then eat some more
When you're tearing down your body inside the gym, fueling becomes more important than ever; if you do it properly, you’ll have enough energy to recover, rebuild, and still get back in for your next workout. But we're not just talking about chicken breast, brown rice, and protein shakes. While you can salvage lean mass by eating a low-calorie, high-protein diet, you won’t see any explosive or noticeable growth.
Aspiring muscle growers prioritize nutrient-dense foods. Eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can tolerate, and shoot for unprocessed plant-based carbohydrates, including quinoa, amaranth, millet, and starchy vegetables like squash or sweet potato. Good lean proteins include beans, lentils, fish, nuts, seeds, and eggs. Yes, chicken breast is still fine. All meat is still fine! Just don't confuse a cutting diet, which are often low in calories and high in protein, with a muscle-building diet, which includes a fair portion of carbohydrates.
Two other pro tips: Chew your food thoroughly, which helps make nutrients available to the body immediately, and try to drink at least 50 percent of your body weight in ounces of water each day. Hydration is always your friend.
4. Don't cross-pollinate exercises
There are professional athletes out there who are great at more than one sport. But you, in all likelihood, are not one of them. If building muscle is really your top priority for 2019, take some time to focus on lifting weights and not doing a whole lot else. It’s possible to put on muscle while still including long endurance work, but for most people, that balancing act will be more trouble than it's worth. Those Saturday morning ten-mile runs, like biceps curls, can wait for a few weeks.
5. Consistency includes variety (and breeds success)
Routines don't become routines overnight; they become routines because people go weeks or months or years without changing a thing. To ward off boredom, it's a very good idea to mix up the weights, or change the occasional rep scheme, or combine several core movements into one. just to keep the body guessing. But always remember: proficiency before creativity. Don’t go hitting thrusters—that’s a squat into a press—before you’ve got the squat 100 percent down.
Why? “You’ll need to fall in love with the press, deadlift, squat, and more—and if you're going to do this over the long term, you'll need to fall in love with all those things more than once.
When the cocktails are a-flowin’, the suit separates should still be showin’. For cocktail attire, look to more relaxed tailoring, and embrace the split.
Try a blazer and trouser combination in navy, grey or black. See cocktail attire as the perfect opportunity to mix fabrics and colours.
Then, pair with slim-fit trouser separates or chinos in a dark hue. Add a collared shirt, based out by a leather brogue, a buttery Chelsea boot or this season’s footwear favourite — the penny loafer.
Depending on the event, you may be able to go open neck.
Don’t forget to wear your favourite watch. I choose the Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde!
At a time when a person can easily look at the smartphone's display, a true gentleman continues to wear a wristwatch. Here are the main reasons I think true gentlemen still wearing wristwatches like me:
Watches are a sign of style. The watch you choose to wear can attract others' attention more than the clothes you wear. And when it comes to gentlemen, the watch is an accessory that deserves to be appreciated. The wristwatch makes it easy to get a sense of style. This is a form of self-expression - it reflects the character. Like my Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde express my more stylish, tailored and minimal side.
Wristwatches are pieces of art. Wristwatch is more than a time tracking device. It is a symbol of tradition and history which carries the spirit of handmade work. I Each of the mechanisms is placed manually, and the result is a truly unique piece of art. Few are the men who realize that the wrist watch is a piece of art. Only a true gentleman always appreciates this exquisite accessory that complements his garments.
A wristwatch is the perfect investment. It is not actually a true financial investment. It is rather an investment in your appearance and style, and thus in your way of life. For a long time, prestige and elegance go hand in hand with the expensive and stylish wristwatch.
Often, you’ll find yourself face-to-face with a girl you want to get to know a bit better. You strike whilst the iron is hot and find yourself going on a date sooner than expected, which means you need to dress as well as act the part. What you wear will be the first thing she notices about you. You should always be prepared to have your attire discussed as much as the merits of your personality and etiquette when she rejoins her friends. Choose a nice well fitted pair of blue trousers, a grey jacket, white shirt, black oxfords and pay attention to the watch! Choose a minimal leather strapped watch like my Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde.
The camel coat is the most eye-catching outer garment in menswear. Winter metropolitan streets and avenues are crowds of blues and greys; smart, but extremely uniform. The camel coat is expressive, and should therefore be used sparingly. It is not an ‘everyday’ coat, but one which should be used on special occasions and with special outfits. It goes without saying that it is far higher maintenance than darker coats – spots and splashes will be more evident throughout wet periods, so save it for those beautiful crisp sunny-but-frosty mornings. Find mine at the Attica City Link.
Casual outfits can be stylish as well.
Follow the rules below to impress:
Wear well-fitted clothes.
Wear some kind of accessory - a bracelet, a chain or a stylish watch.
Wear a jacket with details ( like my US Polo ).
Trim your beard, and keep it well-styled.
Your footwear needs to match your attire, and suit your personality.
Do not be afraid of color. Wear what suits your skin tone, lifestyle and professional decorum.
If you are transforming/upgrading your style, do it gradually. Change one element at a time. It gives you a chance to assess what really blends well with your personality.
Another day, another look!
Lately I am so into the mood for biker outfits. This time I chose a classic black pair of trousers and a biker jacket all from Pepe Jeans London. What do you think?
Crew neck jumpers are essentially endless when creating a look tailored to your own style. Additionally, the crew neck for sure, is built for layering. Essentially crowning it as the best jumper for many modern man. Whether it’s autumn or spring, our own recommendation is to layer your knit with a touch of denim, especially if you’re opting for a chain or jacquard knit. If you want to casual-down your outfit for maximum comfort, then don’t be afraid to loose the jacket and switch the shoes.
Nothing can change the look of a watch more than the strap or bracelet you choose to wear. From dressy to casual, tough to delicate and metal to leather to rubber to fabric, your choices are nearly endless. Your options are limited perhaps only by your taste and sense of what looks good on your wrist.
If you prefer the smart casual style or you need a watch for the glam nights out, then you should go for a watch with a strap. Bracelets will fit in some outfits and occasions too, but my favorite is a watch with strap. I would suggest you to go for an all-time classic black strap that suits everything like mine, Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde.
If you are the type of guy who is sporty and always on the go, a watch with a bracelet is what will suit you the best. Bracelets are a popular option, especially for situations where moisture – water or sweat – may come into play.
My office is a cozy, book-lined room, with a dark wooden desk and a window overlooking the garden. I am happy there, although on some days, when there is rather a lot of traffic on the road, it can be quite noisy.
But I like looking out of the window while I study, writing on my laptop. I am a city person. If I go for a short walk, I come back brimming with ideas. I find myself quiet often at my desk. I use a laptop, which is usually buried under papers, and I have a typewriter, too. I like typewriters; you can type with real flourish. I can easily loose the sense of time while writing that’s why I always keep my DiaMaster Rado watch on my wrist.