The Ideal Christmas Cocktail Party Look
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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! 

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True Gentleman Always Wears a Wristwatch
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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.

Essentials you need for your date night wardrobe
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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. 

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The Antony Morato Camel Coat
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Total Look: Antony Morato

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.

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Total Look: Antony Morato

Total Look: Antony Morato

Total Look: Antony Morato

How can a man look stylish in casual clothes?
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Total Look: US Polo

Casual outfits can be stylish as well.

Follow the rules below to impress:

  1. Wear well-fitted clothes.

  2. Wear some kind of accessory - a bracelet, a chain or a stylish watch.

  3. Wear a jacket with details ( like my US Polo ).

  4. Trim your beard, and keep it well-styled.

  5. Your footwear needs to match your attire, and suit your personality.

  6. Do not be afraid of color. Wear what suits your skin tone, lifestyle and professional decorum.

  7. 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.

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Total Look: US Polo

Total Look: US Polo

Total Look: US Polo

Knitwear Addiction by Pepe Jeans
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Total Look: Pepe Jeans

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.

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Total Look: Pepe Jeans

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Total Look: Pepe Jeans

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Straps vs. Bracelets
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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.

Why I love my office
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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. 

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How To Choose And Style A Blue Suit
Watch: Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde

Watch: Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde

A blue suit is perfect for warmer weather conditions, adding a splash of color and lightening up your suit wardrobe. While it is versatile and can definitely carry you through to the winter months.

Buying a suit can be a really daunting process, especially when you’re spending good money and are looking for more of an investment piece. I’ve tried to help ease the fear with some helpful tips and tricks for not only buying your suit, but also picking what to wear with a blue suit when it comes to shirts and accessories.

If it’s a perfect fit you’re after, the only advice to give is to visit a tailor. Whether you get a suit custom made or buy a suit and have it altered, if you want a suit tailored to suit you, the seamstress has to have taken your body measurements into account. Let’s face it, buying a suit from a store is never going to be perfectly fitting. However, this definitely isn’t the easiest, or most cost efficient option so don’t worry, we’ve pulled together some pretty strong advice for choosing your dream suit.

The best thing about mastering the smart-casual look is that you can go straight from the office to the bar – winner. Swap out your crisp shirt for a plain with a monochromatic bold shirt and some boots instead of brogues for a sharp but more casual style.

If you are the kind of guy who cannot live without a watch, like me, choose a nice watch with minimalistic design, blue details and readable dials. Like my Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde. 

Watch: Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde

Watch: Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde

Tom Tailor Look
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Total Look: Tom Tailor

The long coat is a super versatile piece of clothing that you should have in your winter wardrobe. 

It's a perfect layering piece. A cool, well-fitting long coat can instantly elevate your look from super casual to dapper formal. 

Yes, it's that simple. 

Not feeling like wearing a suit? No problem. Just throw a nice long coat over a simple white shirt & jeans outfit and you are ready for the formal event. Arguably this outfit can work in a super formal office environment as well. 

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Total Look: Tom Tailor

Total Look: Tom Tailor

Total Look: Tom Tailor

Total Look: Tom Tailor

Total Look: Tom Tailor

Le Logis: The Home Of Grey Goose in France
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Tucked away in the heart of the renowned Cognac region is Le Logis – the 17th-century country manor that Grey Goose calls home. This region is not only famous for producing the world’s finest wines and spirits, but it’s also where the maître de chai (cellar master), François Thibault, was born and raised. The estate was restored and renovated from the ground up, with special care taken to preserve its historic significance inside and out. Comfortable, contemporary and chic, Le Logis has 14 elegant bedrooms, a salon, dining room, open-house kitchen, patio, outdoor swimming pool, poolside BBQ and cocktail bar. A series of specially designed immersive spaces bring the production of GREY GOOSE to life. From field to bottle, each space reveals a part of our unique story. Last week I had the chance to travel to Le Logis all the way from Greece and live a true unique experience with the best team ever. Grey Goose always hosts the best events, but this time was something unexpected and out of a dream.

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It was during our welcome dinner of passable French cuisine, when our glasses were filled with white-, red- and rosé-coloured vodka cocktails rather than wine as expected (perhaps sourced from one of the many vineyards that directly enveloped us), that our group agreed that something special was about to happened the next 2 days. Next day a two-hour morning induction into the development of the brand and the drink’s manufacturing process included a tasting of a number of Grey Goose spirits flavoured with fruits was waiting us. I had the chance to learn everything about the world’s most tasteful vodka. The whole group was so focused and impressed about the innovation, the passion and love that is behind the Grey Goose production. A fun bread-making class allowed us to get tactile with the flour used in the vodka’s production and to make a fun break between the cocktails and the photoshoots.

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Tips on How To Take Care of Your Watch
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A watch does more than just tell the time. Often, there are personal memories associated with it, making it an incredibly sentimental object. And, if taken care of properly, you can pass your watch on to future generations. Like I am planning to do with my Rado HyperChrome Autmatic Chronograph. Watches are built to last, and it’s not difficult to properly take care of it to keep it in top shape:

1.Clean your watch as often as possible. Take a soft cloth and wipe down the band and the case to remove any dirt or dust.

2.Get your watch serviced every two or three years for a mechanical watch and three to four years for a quartz watch.

3. Know your watch’s water resistance. Most watches these days are built with some water resistance, but vintage watches tend to lose their waterproofness over time. If your watch is not water resistant, it can still handle small splashes of water, but it’s best to avoid it. And, if your watch has a leather band, avoid getting your watch wet –water weakens the leather.

4. Take care of the crystal. This is quite obvious, but it’s still important and worth mentioning. Take every precaution you can to prevent from banging the crystal of your watch against a wall or any other objects that may cause scratches.

5. Keep your watch box for storage. When not wearing your watch, it’s best to keep it in the box it came in. By setting the watch on its side or on the crystal, there is always the possibility the watch could get scratched. The watch box is made to keep the watch safe and offers protection for the watch.

6. Never open your watch by yourself. Leave this to a watchmaker. Opening your watch can expose it to dust, dirt, and other particles that can get inside the movement, so it’s best to leave this up to a professional.

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Top 5 Favorite Things
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1) Nikon 18-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

A really smart photographer told me to not worry so much about the camera body – instead focus on buying good glass. At the time I was shooting with Canon – but getting fed up with having to change lenses multiple times a day and carry a backpack of equipment – so I decided to find the best all in one lens I could afford. That led me to the Nikon 18-200mm. Now I always have my camera, never change the lens, and always get the shot. And most of the pictures you see on my website were shot with this lens.

2 ) My Rado Hyperchrome Automatic Chronograph

I love durable timepieces that fit my sleek, stylish and dynamic attitude. I never leave the house without my Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph, an automatic watch made of plasma high-tech ceramic that for sure will last forever.

3) My Running Shorts

I was a track & cross country runner in both high school and college. To this day I try to get out and run at least a few times a week in addition to lifting weights at the gym. I never ever run without my favorite pair of running shorts.

4 ) My backpack

I am always on the go. I travel a lot and am constantly at meetings and events. My favorite backpack is my best friend because it fits everything and is stylish too.

5 ) My Thermos

The great Navin R. Johnson said, “I had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and my thermos.” Well – I don’t have the power or wealth yet, but I do have good friends and a great thermos. As a coffee and tea drinker – a good thermos just makes sense. I use it daily so I don’t have to travel to the kitchen to reheat my tea – and when on the road I save a few bucks and avoid the risk of a bad road brew.

What To Wear On A Night Out
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It’s finally time to get away from your desk and enjoy a night out. No need to wear a three-piece suit, but being appropriately dressed, comfortable and stylish is ideal for any occasion, whether it’s smart or not. With so many styles and personal preferences there’s no set rule on what to wear on a night out. However, what do you wear to a club?

Choose a classic black suit! For the shirt, make sure it’s slim fit, long enough in the sleeves (no short sleeved shirts), and buttoned up to your collar bone. The trousers also need to be slim fit, as anything too loose is immediately going to look too relaxed and possibly messy. As for shoes, keep to neat lace-ups like oxford shoes and brogues. However, if that just isn’t for you, you can also try a very neat pair of suede chukka boots to keep things classy but comfortable.

Pair it up with your sleek and stylish watch! As you already know I am always wearing the Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph, which I love!

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The Aviator Look
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Total Look: Pepe Jeans London

The aviator jacket is an absolute must-have for autumn and winter. So here at the gentlemans diary, we have decided to create a simple guide on buying, owning and wearing this absolute classic. We love it and so will you. You just need one piece!

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Total Look: Pepe Jeans London

Do you need something that’ll inject a dose of proper manliness into your wardrobe? Are you sick of the same old jacket styles season after season? You’ve done the parka, the Harrington and the bomber jacket and you’re out of ideas. Well, we have just the guide for you and it involves a classic favourite of ours; the men’s aviator jacket.

The aviator jacket, also known as the pilot jacket or flight jacket is absolutely timeless and is anything but your standard men’s leather jacket. And although you might be thinking the last man to be seen effortlessly rocking an Aviator jacket was a young Leonardo DiCaprio in the appropriately named Hollywood classic The Aviator, at least you know you’re in good company. But you don’t need to own an aeroplane or even a pilot’s license to look good in this wardrobe essential.

I found the ideal aviator jacket and it is from Pepe Jeans. Guys you should all go and check it out.

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Total Look: Pepe Jeans London

My Hackett London Grey Suit
Suit: Hackett London

Suit: Hackett London

When it comes to suits, nothing beats the staples. And by staples, we mean black, navy and grey. Navy and black have always had a general popularity for their adaptability, but grey also emerges as a worthy suit colour choice. In fact, grey suits have become more prevalent in street style, their versatility especially appealing to the younger market. For something clean, understated and classic, a grey suit does the trick. However grey can also be tricky to perfect. Done right grey reads youthful and modern; done wrong it will leave you looking outdated and frumpy.

Suit: Hackett London

Suit: Hackett London

Light Grey Suit

Light grey suits are an excellent choice for formal and casual looks. They are youthful, modern and sharp – but as with all suits, tailoring is essential. Ensure you’re choosing grey suits that do not overwhelm your body and fit your shoulders appropriately. Lighter versions of grey are also an appealing option for the hotter months and provide a summery alternative to the monotony of black and navy. You are also going to want to make sure you keep an eye out for potential dirt marks as light grey can stain quite easily.



Casual Styling for Light Grey Suit

Wearing light grey suits can be a softer approach to grey tailoring, and they work phenomenally well for casual wear. The key to embracing light grey for casual looks is to go for suits that come in lightweight materials and fabrics such as cotton. Pair a light grey suit with white trainers for a relaxed look inspired by recent street style trends. Alternatively, a brighter trainer will draw emphasis to your outfit and inject a dash of colour to your looks. White complements light grey well but does not be afraid to incorporate darker tones like burgundies and navies to ground your looks.

Suit: Hackett London

Suit: Hackett London

The it-leather jacket
Total Outfit: Pepe Jeans

Total Outfit: Pepe Jeans

Lately, it’s all about leather in my outfits. Not leather imitation, real, quality, leather. That’s the only kind I want.

Recently I could have purchased a leather imitation jacket for myself for pennies… but I chose real leather instead. It looks way better, it feels way better and it will look great for years.

One thing that I looked at when I got my leather jacket was the pockets. I don’t really go for jackets that have a lot of zippers. the fewer the better. Call it a matter of personal preference but I’d rather “load” my outfit with some separate accessories than with some annoying zippers. How do you like my new PEPE JEANS leather jacket?

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Total Outfit: Pepe Jeans

RIDE WITH ME
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Total Outfit: PEPE JEANS

One of the things I absolutely *LOVE* to do here at Be Stylish is to take a complete outfit, reverse-engineer it, then tell you how to put it back together for yourself.

But classy suits and silk slim ties is not the only thing that’s stylish. A biker look can show just as much style as the most expensive suit IF you wear it in the right circumstances. Plus, you need to BE the kind of guy who would wear something like this.

Today I want to present to you a classic biker look. The black-grey t-shirt and jeans are everything you need. You don’t need much help here, just go for some simple denim.

Boots! if you’re really going for that biker look, the books will make the whole difference. Just imagine Dustin in wearing black leather shoes instead. he wouldn’t make that much of a fashion statement in that case.

Add to the boots a leather belt, a cool haircut and we’re done… or are we?

Remember: it’s all in the details.

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Total Outfit: PEPE JEANS

Total Outfit: PEPE JEANS

Total Outfit: PEPE JEANS

Total Outfit: PEPE JEANS

Total Outfit: PEPE JEANS

How to transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn
Watch: Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph

Watch: Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph

We always say that summer is a great season to play with fashion and experiment with different styles. It’s a time when you can discover new things and include them in your daily outfits. However, once the autumn arrives, you should not ditch your style or feel like you need to follow a fashion routine. As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, you can easily stay stylish by following a few basic principles that will help you make the best of the cold season from a sartorial point of view.

Fabrics

If in the summer, the lightest of materials are the way to go, in the autumn you can start wearing materials that are a bit thicker in order to keep warm, but not so heavy that you sweat.

Layers

When outdoor conditions are uncertain, the best way to go in terms of fashion is layers. Instead of going for a heavy jumper for example, wear a light shirt, a vest and maybe a jacket. This way, depending on the weather conditions, you can take off either the jacket or the vest and still feel good.

Accessories

When it comes to accessories, there are some autumn essentials that will get you far during the season. Of course, umbrellas and hats are on top of the list, but overshoes and fingerless gloves can not only complete an outfit from a visual point of view, but also give you much needed protection. Luckily you won’t have to worry about your watch, if you own one similar to mine. My Rado fits perfectly with my autumn closet and I can easily match it with all my outfits.

Watch: Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph

Watch: Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph

Watch: Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph

Watch: Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph