Friday, 31 January 2014

Thursday, 30 January 2014

7 Questions To Understand More About Men's Formal Wear

Interview with Lewis Watson, Sales Manager of FormalTailor.co.uk



Simple is one of the most difficult thing to do when it comes to fashion and style. Pulling off a simple look in a fashionable way is even more difficult. On street styles or casual wear you don’t have to deal with “simple and stylish” all the time but when it comes to formal wear the struggle begins.
Either it’s a ‘black-tie optional’ or a “Black Tie” dress code, being prepared before hosting, attending, or accompanying someone to an event is key to success.
Pulling off a trendy and stylish look in a formal wear can be tricky sometimes. Ties seem out of the picture and accessories becomes more and more important in these days.

Lewis Watson, Sales Manager of FormalTailor.co.uk, shares his expertise and thought for gentlemen about formal wear 2014. Apparently skinny ties and velvet jackets are on trend.                                                                                                                              

FormalTailor specialise in men's formal wear for all occasions, whether you're attending a wedding, attending the latest shirt and tie event or you're simply adhering to your formal dress code at work, FormalTailor can cater to all your clothing needs. They are focused on covering every aspect of your men's formal wear requirements, from wedding suit hire, dinner suits, business wear as well as morning and evening wear. They also provide all the necessary accessories to complete your look, such as wedding waistcoats, men's cravats, bow ties, formal trousers and even top hats.


Which, how, with what?

  • TrendHimUK: What is the most essential thing in men's formal wear?
Lewis Watson: In my opinion, a really good fitting Jacket is the most essential part of men. The reason for this is that the Jacket is the main focal point of where the eyes are draw to from a slight distance. 
  • TH: What is the most common mistake made in men’s formal wear?
LW: The most common mistake made in men’s formal wear is, the groom often wears colours matching the bridesmaids, when in fact, he should match the bride and the rest of gentleman should match the bridesmaids. The reason for this is so that when the bride and groom are photographed together they match in perfect harmony.
  • TH: Can you tell us top 3 trends in 2014 for men's formal wear?
LW: The three biggest trends for 2014 are Slim-fitting Jackets, Skinny leg suit trousers & Velvet Jackets have also really began to take off recently for gentleman who want to look that extra bit sharper.
  • TH: What is your favourite piece in your collection for this season?
LW: It’s hard to decide upon a favourite piece in our collection for this season as we have the largest range of ties & cravat colours available in the UK. That being said, we do have brighter colours in currently including a sangria colour which also has a matching pocket square that looks amazing. 
  • TH: Any other colourful pieces or are we going to see just black and grey in 2014 as usual?
LW: A Maroon Dinner Jacket looks really classy and especially when finished with real satin lapels is very stylish.
  • TH: Ties seem out of fashion lately. What's your opinion?
LW: Whilst ties do seem to be less fashionable recently, Skinny Ties are definately more popular than ever before especially as they look just as good with black tie or wedding clothing also. Personally we think these are better for young men.
  • TH: What are the trendy accessories in formal wear?
LW: The trendy accessories for men’s formal wear currently are skinny ties instead of bow ties for the tuxedo look, which definately seem to be on the rise. When tied with a good size knot they can look just as smart as a traditional bow tie. As we can see in the media, in particular Pharrell Williams, the bow tie is also a trendy accessory as shown in his more recent music videos.

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

BAD BOYS WITH COOL LOOKS - Runway Love w/ DSquared2 Fall 2014


There are some brands that make me say "If I was a man, I would definitely wear this!" and there are some brands that make me say "If I was a designer, I would definitely design something like this".
DSquared2 is the brand that makes me say both! A brand that makes every men cool & stylish... Big applause to Dean and Dan Caten who are famous for their eclectic, sport-luxe style.

The collection itself features an oversize designs, mix of jean & leather, colourful touches with details (red and burgundy mostly), scholar look, and a great winter line for men! But always with a beanie!

Bad boys with cool looks!
“He’s a bad boy and it’s time to pay his dues. On the inside, confusion ruled by discipline with a glimpse into insanity. It’s a thug’s life, be tough, stay on the straight and narrow until parole.”

Dsquared2 takes inspiration for its fall winter 2014 collection from the unique world of a correctional institute. The unconventional influence lends motifs, colours and attire of life behind bars, via the uniforms of the inmates and those who patronize them: prison guards, psychiatrists, priests and lawyers.





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Monday, 27 January 2014

8 Best Free Fitness/Gym Apps For iOS


Every body likes fit people either if it's a woman or a man. It's healthy and looks good. Also you can make everything you wear work with a fit body.
So here are some cool fitness/gym apps for iOS.

PS: As an advice (please) do not look like you are inflated. Just keep your shape.



Abs Workout



7 min workout challenge is  still showing as £1.49 in the App Store, but if you download the Apple Store app, it's available for free from the home page. You just redeem a code.  - Until Feb 2014                                                                                                    
                                                                                     










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And as a bonus here is a new social network app. Click to see.


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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cozy Thursday!

Visiting dad has always been fun for me. To be honest it gives me a opportunity to dig into his wardrobe! :)
He may be 60 but his closet is between the age of 30-45! 
I love his style; therefore I picked some stuffs from his wardrobe which he accused me picking from his old shopping... I said that I don't look for new season shopping, I look for style! ;)

Here is my COZY THURSDAY look from my dad's wardrobe!


Shirt: Paul Smith
Jeans: Armani
Gilet: Zegna Sport
Jumper: Hugo Boss
Boots: From Italy
Bracelet: He doesn't remember :)






Tuesday, 21 January 2014

My Top 10+ from Fashion Week Street Styles! – Pitti Uomo

As I have mentioned many times before I always think street looks are better than runways! Therefore when it comes to fashion weeks, I prefer to look at streets instead of the shows!
Here are my “Top 10+ List” from streets during Fashion Weeks. Third stop is Pitti Uomo!


PS: As I see statement scarves, camouflage and patterned coats/jackets are the streets’ stars during fashion weeks. Also bright colours and mobiles. The my favourite is the STATEMENT BEARDS! :)
The photos are gathered together from various online magazines and blogs.

 












 

My Top 10+ from Fashion Week Street Styles! - Paris

As I have mentioned many times before I always think street looks are better than runways! Therefore when it comes to fashion weeks, I prefer to look at streets instead of the shows!
Here are my “Top 10+ List” from streets during Fashion Weeks. Second stop is Paris!

PS: As I see statement scarves, camouflage and patterned coats/jackets are the streets’ stars during fashion weeks. Also bright colours and mobiles. My favourite is the STATEMENT BEARDS! :)
The photos are gathered together from various online magazines and blogs.










My Top 10+ from Fashion Week Street Styles! - Milan

As I have mentioned many times before I always think street looks are better than runways! Therefore when it comes to fashion weeks, I prefer to look at streets instead of the shows!
Here are my “Top 10+ List” from streets during Fashion Weeks. Let’s start with Milan…





PS: As I see statement scarves, camouflage and patterned coats/jackets are the streets’ stars during fashion weeks. Also bright colours and mobiles. My favourite is the STATEMENT BEARDS! :)

The photos are gathered together from various online magazines and blogs.