Fashion-forward men are going green this fall—but it’s not what you think.
According to fashion blogger Rick Edwards, muted green corduroy and velvet are key menswear trends this autumn. However, Edwards warns against low “wale counts.” Wale refers to the width of the cord used in making a corduroy garment and is measured in the number per inch. Stick with higher wale counts and thinner cords for ultimate style.
Edwards also offers these fall fashion tips:
Don’t wear different greens in one outfit. You’ll look like a shrub.
Keep the greens muted, like olive and khaki so they will pair well with neutrals like black, grey, navy, tan, etc.
Invest in a green bomber jacket—they never go out of style.
Big Guys: Sneaky Ways to Dress and Look Slim – formal fashions
Hey, bigger is always better right? Wait, isn’t that what she said? But all joking aside, different types of physiques call for different style strategies, and big guys are no exception. Here we’ll show you some smart ways to dress that are sure to give your physique a slimmer and more athletic appearance.
#1: Fit is everything. Find a fit that doesn’t hug your skin and doesn’t leave extra folds of cloth hanging all over the place. When buying slacks and shirts off of the rack, don’t be afraid to buy them slightly big and take them to the tailor for a perfect fit.
#2: Tuck in your polos, too. An untucked polo can actually make your waistline look bigger than it actually is. Even if you’re not yet in the best shape, a tucked in shirt will always give you a lean look.
#3: Keep it simple. Big patterns and flashy colors aren’t your friend. Think of Homer Simpson wearing a mumu. Instead, aim for small patterns and cooler colors like grey, light blue, navy, and black. If yellow goes great with your skin color, make sure it’s a lighter shade. The same rule goes for your ties. Speaking of which, the right bowtie from Skinny Tie Madness can go a long way for helping you achieve that sleek, slim look.
#4: Vertical pinstripes make you look taller, while horizontal stripes make you look wider. You follow?
#5: Rock some facial hair. A well-trimmed beard does wonders for making round faces look more square, ala GQ.
#6: Go for low-rise pants. Ever wonder why your slacks have bulging pockets even when the waist size is right? It’s because the waist is cut too high. Low rise pants are shorter in the hips and longer in the legs than regular pants, so you actually look taller and don’t have to deal with pocket bulge.
6 Suit Rules That Suit You (Not Your Tailor) – formal fashions
Unless you’re a tailor, you don’t need to know all of the 27,000 rules of how a suit should fit. Because when you buy an off-the-rack suit, you always take it to the tailor to have it altered according to all those special rules.
So instead of listing all the rules your tailor needs to know, we simply listed the biggest suit rules that you need to know.
#1: Unbutton the jacket before you sit down
It’s just what you do.
#2: Expose shirt sleeve cuffs no more than a ½ inch
Some old school tailors will want to leave those sleeves long, so be sure to mention that you want to show a bit of shirt sleeve. Slightly exposing the sleeves helps show your wrists a bit, so that you don’t look like a five year old drowning in his father’s suit.
#3: Lapel width should match your tie width
Think of the tie and the two lapels on the jacket as the Three Musketeers of your outfit. If the tie is slimmer or wider than the lapels, they’ll look more like the Three Stooges. You follow? Most suit jackets today are designed with relatively thin lapels (about 2-2.5” in length), while vintage American suits often have super wide lapels. So if you’re going with a modern suit, try completing the look with a skinny tie.
#4: The bottom button of the vest is always unbuttoned
Because it’s not all that proper to unbutton your vest when you sit down, too
#5: Remove the label from the jacket sleeve before wearing it.
Unlike your polos, suits don’t rely on the presence of a name brand logo to make a great impression. When you try your new suit on when you pick it up from the tailor, check to make sure that the emblem on the left sleeve was removed.
#6: The hem of your pants should just touch the top of the shoes
Modern style calls for the type of hem your grandmother would call “high floods.” But we like to think it is way more sophisticated than having your ankles covered by heaping folds of fabric. Make sure your tailor is up to speed with today’s trouser look, and don’t forget your snazzy dress socks!
5 Ridiculously Easy Beauty Tips for the Manly Man – formal fashions
While you don’t have to go slathering all sorts of expensive lotions on your face, proper grooming is more than just the basic shower and shave that you’re probably used to. These five manly beauty tips will keep you looking fresh and professional no matter how many years you’ve been celebrating your 21st birthday.
#1: Use a separate facial cleanser
Still washing your face with the same bar of soap that cleans down under? Keep a bottle of a mild facial cleanser in the shower and use that instead. Body soap can dry out your facial skin, and all those fragrances in your manly body wash could cause bumps and blemishes. If you want to go the extra mile, use a facial scrub 2-3 times a week to remove blackheads and exfoliate your skin.
#2: Use teeth whitener
The ladies aren’t the only ones who look great with pearly whites.
#3: Use an aftershave with SPF
Even if you’re a desk jockey, it’s important to incorporate some kind of sun block in your daily skin routine. Fortunately, many aftershaves today are made with sunscreen, so you can condition your skin and protect it from UV rays. And trust us—aftershave with sunblock is more than worth the few extra bucks.
#4: Get your beauty rest, guy
While you’re sleeping, your skin actually rehydrates and restores itself, leaving it looking younger and healthier. So unless you like the idea of spending all that money on eye creams, aim for at least 7.5 hours of sleep a night to reduce bagginess and the appearance of wrinkles.
#5: Scrub that scalp
Whether you’re as bald as Mr. Clean or as hairy as a hippie, scalp care is important stuff for every guy. Use an exfoliating shampoo once or twice a week to help prevent any unsightly dandruff and promote healthy hair growth.