MENS STYLE: 5 ESSENTIAL ITEMS

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These are the top 5 must have items that no male closet should go without. Each piece is timeless, stylish and guaranteed to turn heads.

1.       A Leather Jacket

The shops are overflowing with their own take on the ultimate leather jacket. Throwing on one of these instantly gives your look a bit of edge and has everyone in the room imaging riding on the back of your Harley whether you have one or not. Totally timeless and effortlessly cool there is one out there to suit every man and every budget.

Tip: Go for softer leather if you want to wear t-shirts or lighter pieces underneath or as a smart casual jacket. Remember to try on a few before you find the style that suits you. Try to go for one that hits your beltline.

Where to find:  H&M, Zara, and All Saints for High Street versions or for something a bit more upmarket try Mike & Chris, William Rast or Diesel Black Gold

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  1. Your Favourite Pair of Jeans

If you don’t have them, go get them right this minute and read no further. The search may be time consuming and a bit tiresome, but the long lasting friendship between you and your favourite pair is something that no one can describe. There are lots of cuts out there to suit every body shape and style.

Tip: Remember that every jean will shrink a bit when washed but lighter denim also has the tendency to stretch if it’s already quite fitted. Also a quick and easy way to measure your waist size is to measure the waist band around your neck.

Where to Shop: Diesel, Hollister, Current Elliot and of course ultimate denim classic…. Levis. For ultimate skinny leg rock star jeans in charcoal grey or black try Lindeberg

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  1. The Dress Shirt

Not just any dress shirt, but one that is tailored and fitted to perfection. One that you can put on with trousers or with a suit, that you spared no expense. Whether it’s a romantic dinner, sultry cocktails or an interview every man looks amazing in a well-fitted dress shirt.

Tip: Go for button cuffs if you want to wear with jeans or for something more special go for French cuffs which is also a good excuse to get cufflinks! Make sure that the top of the sleeve lines up with the edge of your shoulder and the sleeve ends just past where your wrist and hand meet. If you going with button cuffs push up the sleeves for the dishevelled and sexy look.

Where to Find: HUGO BOSS is pretty much the leader of the perfect dress shirt, also good bets are Paul Smith, DuChamp and for something a bit more versatile for casual wear try Zara or Gieves and Hawkes.

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  1. The Great TShirt

You cannot go wrong with a few comfortable t-shirts that are fitted and easy to wear either on their own or particularly under dress shirts, jumpers, suit jackets, or cardigans. So layer,layer,layer!!

Tip: V-Necks look fantastic under a half buttoned dress shirt with pushed up sleeves. Go for fitted and comfortable the softer the better. Buy two in every colour White, Black and Grey or something a bit more adventurous like Red or Violet. Where to buy: Lindeberg, Gas, Dolce and Gabbanna 

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5. The Warm Sweater

Warm as toast so noone can resist cuddling up to you this is an item no man should be without.   From softest cashmere to heavy wools multiple choices are available to suit your style and mood.

Tips Choose a style that you can layer t-shirts underneath for ultimate coziness, but try to stay away from jumpers that are too oversized as they can swallow you up! Go for a cashmere cardigan for a younger trendier look, or a V neck cashmere under a jacket for drinks on the town.

Where to buy: Pringle, Burberry Prosum, Lindeberg , Dolce and Gabbana, Reiss, Ted Baker

Tracy Kawalik is our newest writer from Canada. Tracy is an International Fashion Stylist and works with Felder Felder, Temperley, Bruce Oldfield and Jenny Packham.

Gabrielle Teare is the best Personal Stylist and best Personal Shopper in London.

 

 

 

 

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