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Power Colours To Make A Statement This Winter | Men’s Essential

Following new trends and keeping up with the ever-changing fashion industry can seem very daunting. Being trendy is not very easy on the pocket either. But we have a very easy and inexpensive solution to this problem. Colours. You can be your own personal stylist by choosing from the winter colour palette of the year. Keep in mind that wearing the right colour for the right season can make all the difference to your appearance. Different seasons compliment different colours.

So, here is our winter colour analysis based on the colours that have been officially chosen by Pantone Color Institute as the top winter colours you may follow in 2019.

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Red Pear

This colour is a dark take on the typical wine hues that we see around the winter season. This colour exudes warmth and is perfect for the winter season. Pair dark trousers or chinos with this intense wine hue for a very neat and sharp look. This colour is perfect for date nights and dinner parties.

 

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Sargasso Sea

Blue is the perfect colour for any season. But this dark and broody take on the classic blue colour is sure to set you apart from the crowd. In spite of being a dark navy hue, Sargasso Sea has a soft and welcoming feel. To achieve a perfect winter look pair this colour with warm sandy tones like Beige. So swap out your blacks for this more upbeat and sophisticated colour this winter.

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Quiet Gray

Quiet Gray is the trendiest colour to wear this winter. This neutral colour is a great alternative for black. Because of its muted nature, it looks sophisticated and matches all skin tones effortlessly. This colour is supremely versatile and very fun to pair with brighter colours. You can either go classic by pairing this with dark coloured trousers or add a brightly coloured jacket to the ensemble to make it pop.

 

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Nebulas Blue

This colour is a very unusual pick for the winter season. It is bright and effervescent but works with the season anyway. This lively cobalt blue will spruce up your outfit effortlessly. Pair it with a bright coloured jacket or an overcoat to create a quirky and an upbeat outfit for the cold winter evenings. This combination is one of the biggest hits of the season.

 

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Rust

This colour looks like a wonderful blend of orange-red-brown. Rust is known as a colour that is universally flattering. It is elegant, earthy and has a certain charm to it. Rust is a very versatile colour and goes beautifully with earthy tones like beige, gray, and darker shades like black and navy blue. So pair it with a set of dark trousers or beige chinos for a fun day out.

 

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Meerkat

This bronzy, earthy shade exudes warmth and charm. It is a highly adaptable toasty hue. It can be worn as plaids or prints or just as a classic solid colour. The variations this colour has to offer are endless. With a neutral colour like this, coming up with outfit ideas are no issue at all. They pair extremely well with dark coloured trousers. A  pair of beige chino trousers will also do the trick.

 

 

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Ceylon Yellow

Ceylon Yellow is the perfect bright colour for winter season. It is bright but not too flashy. Its muted and exotic nature makes it wearable for every day. It has a rich, silky hue which is perfect for the chilly winter weather. It is very easy to style colour and looks great on all skin tones. Style it with a classic pair of navy blue chinos for a bright, warm look.

 

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Martini Olive

Martini Olive is an exemption from all the colours that are at the top. It is a smooth, sophisticated, muted green that will add depth to your outfit. It is not too dark and not too light. Just a perfect neutral green. The ideal way to wear this colour would be to pair it with light coloured cotton shorts or chinos.

 

Different seasons demand a different colour palate. And with these colours in your wardrobe, you are all set for a perfect style makeover. These colours are suited for all occasions. Some vivid, vibrant colours to brighten up those dreary winter evenings; some neutral, sophisticated hues to class up a party. We hope this article has helped you to find your colour.

So here’s to a stylish winter filled with colourful clothes!

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Fashion Essentials for your Summer Collection

Every season has its particular characteristic when it comes to dressing up. It’s all about thicker fabrics, darker colours and simple patterns in the winters. But as we move on from the chill of winters towards the scorching heat of summers, our wardrobe demands for a change. Summer dressing should always consist of light fabrics, bright colours and bold patterns. Embrace the long sunny days and put your stylish foot forward. Here are a few tips that could help you figure how to do that without burning a hole in your wallet. From Cotton Shirts to Beach Shorts, here’s our pick of summer fashion essentials to help you look your best during this season.

  1. A breezy Linen/Cotton Shirt:

The most exclusively essential summer staple, a Linen or a Cotton button-down shirt which provides ample versatility when the temperature soars. It’s one of those classics that can’t go wrong during summers. Wear it as a dress shirt or a casual shirt, it’s perfect for any occasion this season!

  1. The Perfect Summer Shades:

Sunglasses are simply the best summer accessory you can have in your wardrobe. These come in different shapes and colours ranging from the Wayfarers to the Aviators and the new in-trend round shaped sunglasses. Opt for the style of sunglasses that complement you and your outfit.

  1. A Stylish Suit:

Be it a summer wedding or just any work meeting, when it’s about having to wear a suit, we suggest wearing something composed of a light fabric like cotton or linen, or any cotton-linen blends. You’ll be more comfortable and fashionable during the hot days while keeping yourself away from the sweaty mess.

  1. An Inexpensive Watch:

Summer’s are a call for long vacations which involve occasional trips along the beach. If you wear watches at the beach, we suggest sticking to a cheaper alternative watch as it may catch humidity from the water. There are tons of cool, low-priced, water-resistant watches in the market that are your best companions for the season.

  1. Go light on your Feet:

Give your socks a rest and show some ankle! Socks are strictly optional during summer. Loafers, Sneakers, Derbies, even a pair of Flip Flops look good with a bit of ankle showing and are sure to compliment your attire for the day.

  1. A Simple Hat/Cap:

Whether you’re chilling at the beach, out for a small picnic in the park or just taking a stroll on a sunny day, a good hat will keep your head and your face protected from the heat. Trust us when we say, a hat works better than a sunscreen.

  1. Simple, Comfortable Chinos:

Say no to denims and heavy fabric trousers for the months of summer. Chinos are the best lightweight alternative that need to be added to your wardrobe. They may look unstructured or boring, hence rolling them up to your ankle would make a pair of chinos look casually cool.

Plain and casual basics are core to building an amazing and eye-catching outfit. Hopefully, after reading this guide, we know you’ll be rest assured as to what kind of staple pieces need to make the cut for your summer wardrobe, the inexpensive way.

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An ultimate guide to different types of Collars

Contrary to popular belief, not all shirt collars are the same. Men’s shirts come in a multitude of collars and they lend character to the different looks these can create. To help you make the right decision, here is an ultimate guide to various collar types to suit different occasions.

Spread collar

The Spread collar is the basic collar seen on most shirts. With its crisp pointed ends and the wide spread between the collar points, the spread collar gives a nice formal look. Since the collar tips are spaced wide apart, this collar gives you the freedom to wear any type of tie or  even a bow-tie for that matter.

Pro Tip: If you have a narrow face, sport the spread collar as it can visually widen the wearer’s face.

Straight Point collar

The straight point collar is similar to the spread collar except that the spread between the collar is smaller. This is a more classic type of collar that looks great with a classic suit and makes the wearer look more elegant and polished. If you prefer slimmer neckties with a smaller knot, then this is the perfect collar type for you.

Pro Tip: The point collar looks great on a man with a round face; the collar’s elongating effect will help to even out the look.

Button-Down Collar

The button-down collar has buttons on the end of the points to fasten the tips to the shirt. The convenience is that the collar points always remain at the right place and in the right shape, regardless of your activity. While this collar can be worn with a tie, it is not a formal collar type. Hence, this is perfect for people who prefer minimalist outfits on non-formal days.

Pro Tip: The buttons on the collar always need to be fastened; to appear with undone collar buttons would be a faux pas.

Wingtip Collar

The wingtip collar is the most formal type of collar, usually worn for black tie events. It gets its name from the folded out collar points that look like tips of a pair of wings. This collar is designed specifically to be worn with a Tuxedo along with a bowtie.

Pro Tip: This collar type best flatters a narrow face.

Mandarin Collar

The Mandarin collar or standing collar is a short unfolded stand-up style collar. Popular versions of the Mandarin collar include the Nehru collar and the band collar. In recent times, the band type of collar is the most popular. The uniqueness of the band collar is that it does not have collar leaves. It’s just the thing for those who want the ultimate casual look.

Pro Tip: You can substitute your traditional outfits with mandarin collar shirts.

 

We hope this short guide to collars could be helpful to you. Tell us your favorite type of collar in the comments section!

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Choosing The Perfect Outfit This Party Season

Who doesn’t like the month of December? With the year ending and the many parties to attend, and with this comes the question ‘What should I wear?’ Putting together a perfect outfit for each party can be a little taxing as everyone wants to look their best. To make sure that you look your finest this festive season, we have put together a guide that will help you decide your attire according to each occasion.  

The Black Tie Event

A classic well-tailored tux is the best attire you can wear to such events. When dressing for a Black Tie event, make sure that your black three-piece tux is well fitted. A bulky suit or a very loose one will spoil the entire ensemble. Your white shirt can either be a single pleat or a double pleat. You can always experiment with your bow tie, but the most worn colour is black. Wearing a cummerband is optional if you are not wearing a waistcoat. Do keep in mind that your cummerband should match the colour of your bowtie. Complete your look with an elegant white pocket square and cufflinks. Lastly, no look is complete without well-polished shoes. A black leather pair will do the trick in this case. Make sure you are well-groomed when wearing this attire. If you are not comfortable going clean shaven, then make sure that your beard is trimmed well.

The Office Party

Your office party attire will depend on the dress code of the party. For a less formal look try pairing your light t-shirts or sweaters with your formal trousers and a smart jacket. Make sure your t-shirts complement the jacket. You can always accessorize your jacket with a simple pocket square. To add more elegance to this look, make sure your formal shoes are well polished.

Casual Get-Togethers

You can loosen the reins for this outfit. A plain shirt paired with casual trousers will do the trick. You can add a quirky bow tie or even suspenders to enhance your look. Since winter is here, layered clothing is back in trend. Try pairing a navy blue sweater with your white oxford shirt and a smart charcoal grey blazer over it. So even if it gets a little warm you can always remove the above layers and still have a complete independent outfit.

The most important thing to remember is that you should be comfortable in whatever you wear. Do make sure that you are well groomed and that your hair is styled and beard trimmed accordingly, to match the look. You can always accessorize your looks with a well-matched belt and proper shoes. Let us know which look you like in by commenting below. You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Winter Trends for Men: Look sharp with layered clothing

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Formal wear tips to look dapper this Autumn

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Redefine your formal shirt collection with patterns

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