Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Fashion

As men, the demands we face to look good at work, home and on the weekends can be a pain at the best of times; especially if you aren’t the fashion savvy man constantly reading GQ. The intricacy of mens fashion means that sometimes, as men we can get things wrong and often we can even get it very wrong.

If you are one of those men unsure of what to do and perhaps even unaware as to where you may be going wrong; those nods of disbelief when your other half clocks your outfit may just leave you clueless. With the first month of the New Year nearly complete, now would be a fantastic time to evaluate a few things you may be doing and change your attitude.

Start as you mean to go on and keep your style in check for the year to come with a few of my personal, helpful tips…

  • Shirts- I have lost count of the number of times I have seen men purchase shirts by the collar size but just because it fits there doesn’t always mean it fits elsewhere. So many men just make do with a shirt that is ill-fitting around the chest and on the arms purely because they are going by the collar size. Making do is a definite style no; browse around for brands that have different ranges in different fits, my personal favourites are the shirts in the Paul Smith collection.
  • Scarves- Inappropriate accessorizing is one of the biggest fashion don’ts for men. When it comes to scarves, I have seen far too many thrown over the shoulders but a well-worn scarf should either be casually knotted or snugly fitted in order to perfectly compliment any look.
  • Suit Jackets- The perfect suit can look incredible but do you know what the biggest crime is? Buttoning up your suit jacket all the way to the bottom. A suit jacket should always either have two or three buttons done up, never completely done up. It is a cardinal rule for every man, so ensure you stick to it!
  • Copy Cats- Wanting to be considered a stylish gentleman is one thing, simply copying whatever you see your favourite celebrity wear is hardly ever going to end well. Whether he’s Kanye West or Daniel Craig, celebrities are known for the brave style choices they make and want nothing more than to stand out of the crowd. Fashion is always about personality so try to stick to your own and consider whether you could really make it work; wearing something Kanye west has worn to a fashion show on casual dress day at work will indeed get you noticed but probably not for the right reasons.

The above are a few of my top points but there are many to consider when evaluating your fashion common sense. Fashion culprit? Not even sure you’re doing something wrong? Take a good hard look in the mirror and make sure 2014 is one of the most stylish years you have.

Fashion Mode

Fashion is a term that usually applies to a prevailing mode of expression, but quite often applies to a personal mode of expression that may or may not apply to all. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Fashions are social phenomena common to many fields of human activity and thinking. Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to the design of clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time.


The rises and falls of fashions have been especially documented and examined in the following fields: Architecture, interior design, and landscape design Arts and crafts Body type, clothing or costume, cosmetics, grooming, hair style, and personal adornment Dance and music Forms of address, slang, and other forms of speech Economics and spending choices, as studied in behavioral finance Entertainment, games, hobbies, sports, and other pastimes Etiquette Management, management styles and ways of organizing Politics and media, especially the topics of conversation encouraged by the media Philosophy and spirituality (One might argue that religion is prone to fashions, although official religions tend to change so slowly that the term cultural shift is perhaps more appropriate than “fashion”)Social networks and the diffusion of representations and practices Sociology and the meaning of clothing for identity-building Technology, such as the choice of programming techniques. The more general term “costume” has been relegated by many to only mean fancy dress or masquerade wear, while the term “fashion” means clothing generally, and the study of it. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.


The more general term “costume” has been relegated by many to only mean fancy dress or masquerade wear, while the term “fashion” means clothing generally, and the study of it. A modern version of exotic clothing includes club wear. At this time in fashion history the division between haute couture and ready-to-wear was not sharply defined. Nonetheless, many ready-to-wear, and even mass market labels, claim to produce haute couture, when in fact, according to established standards, they do not. Ready-to-wear collections are usually presented by fashion houses each season during a period known as Fashion Week. Ready-to-wear One-of-a-kind fashion, This is where an item of clothing or fashion is specifically made for a person or persons or a one off piece of fashion to be sold in a shop or on the internet, a website that sells one of a kind fashion items can be found at [1], this is an online store specializing in one of a kind designer clothing and fashion.

Fashion design differs from costume design due to its core product having a built in obsolescence usually of one to two seasons. Fashion design is generally considered to have started in the 19th century with Charles Frederick Worth who was the first person to sew their label into the garments that they created. Fashion won’t work its magic if you’re not, writes Janice BreenBurns. Fashion per se equals faddism, and promoting more consumption.