FLAT CAPS

Given its simplicity and practicality, it’s small wonder that the flat cap has almost global appeal. But then, while Peaky Blinders may have energised interest in it and its six or eight-panelled cousin the ‘baker boy’ style, the flat cap has been around since the 14th century. An Act of Parliament in the UK in 1571 made it mandatory to wear a woollen cloth cap on Sundays and public holidays – more as a boost to sheep farming than weekend style. But today, it’s all about aesthetics and what it can add to your look. There are plenty of pitfalls of course, … Continue reading FLAT CAPS

WINTER COAT BRANDS

BEST WINTER COAT BRANDS Canada Goose For more than 60 years Canada Goose has been making Arctic-worthy down jackets and other winter woollies worn by explorers and research scientists. The brand is best known for its distinctive red, white and blue circular logo, which is a reverse image of the North Pole, as well as its technical but fashionable coats, which have been worn by supermodels, rappers and tonnes of well-heeled teens. Canada Goose is involved in several environmental and social initiatives but has come under fire in recent years by animal rights groups, especially for its use of coyote … Continue reading WINTER COAT BRANDS

WEARING A SHARP SUIT

Not only does it change how other people perceive you, but it can also alter the way you see the world. This is according to a new study that found people who wear suits tend to focus on the bigger picture rather than on minor details. Wearing a crisp-cut suit may make you feel more powerful than you think. Not only does it change how people perceive you, but it can also alter the way you see the world.  Foreign Secretary William Hague (centre), actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie in London last year Researchers at California State University, … Continue reading WEARING A SHARP SUIT

WAISTCOATS

No man’s wardrobe is complete without a suit, and no man’s suit is complete without a waistcoat. If you’re wondering how to wear a waistcoat then give our style guide a read for all the best tips and tricks.  Have you ever watched an old gangster film like The Godfather and thought, despite the fact that they’re gangsters, these guys look great in a waistcoat? That’s because waistcoats are an amazing way to add an element of class and style to any outfit that you may be wearing. Unfortunately, Waistcoats deserve more respect than they receive. Wearing a waistcoat seems like a scary task to … Continue reading WAISTCOATS

THE SLEEVE ROLL

Rolling up your sleeves. It’s something you’ve probably never thought twice about. But the way you roll your sleeves makes a huge difference in the silhouette of your outfit. It can keep a level of formality in hotter weather. Or it can take your outfit to business casual. This simple art – which takes a few minutes to master – makes a world of difference to your appearance and the social signals you send. (And it can also make your arms look bigger!) But you need to know how to do it right. In this article and video, I’ll explain how … Continue reading THE SLEEVE ROLL