Style For Men

 

Men’s style: Interesting info on grooming matters

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We love sharing advise and recommendations on clothes, shoes and accessories and whatever else that can help you look and feel your best at all times. In this post, we want to share 3 interesting pins from Pinterest that will amuse you but at the same time will hopefully give you some dos and don’ts of personal image and style. 1. On shaving: Tips for a perfect shave. And if you are sporting a beard, this is an article you should not miss. 2. On facial hair: Is your moustache and beard look suitable for your workplace? Check it out here: 3. On perfumes: A friend once said, ‘They may not remember your name but they will always remember how you smell’. Think its time to enhance your appeal in more than one sense? Click through from the image to learn about perfume for men. Enjoy and remember grooming matters :). For more ideas on how to create effective looks, follow us on Pinterest.

Men’s professional image: common faux pas to avoid

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Business dressing for men is pretty straight forward, as most believe. Its all about a formal shirt, dress pants, a belt and formal shoes.  While this is basically correct, there are however certain other subtle details that can project your image as a professional who is sharp and alert or sloppy and laid back. Here are common faux pas that you can avoid: 1. Suits, shirts or ties in polyester: Usually price is the factor why one would choose polyester over wool, cotton or silk. However, its best to choose quality over quantity, if you can. Its better to buy one trouser in wool or cotton blend than 3 polyester trousers. As for polyester ties, some may look good and but the downside includes difficulty to wash out stains and smells, knots that don’t hold well and the care needed when ironing. 2. Short sleeves shirt: Wearing it with a tie does not make it any better ( actually you never should). Business wear means shirts with long sleeves. If weather is your concern, then roll up your sleeves till just below your elbow. 3. Bulging pockets: While it just might be convenient and practical to stuff all of your keys, mobile phones and wallet into the pockets,…

How can you get the hairstylist to give you a good haircut?

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You visit a new hairstylist, strongly recommended by your best friend. You are welcomed into the salon and escorted upto the styling chair where you are met by the artist who you are hoping will be able to give you that special cut that will make you look different, feel good and always makes you look fabulous. After 2 hours of washing, cutting and blowing you walk out of the salon, feeling more or less happy. The next morning … reality strikes ! Your hair has again developed a mind of its own and is doing its own thing, which is very different from what it did yesterday. This cycle has to stop ! What can you do? Here are the guidelines: 1. Before surrendering yourself right into the stylist’s hands and hoping for the best, book a consultation, time before the hairstylist actually cuts your hair. The consultation is for the hairstylist to understand your needs better and for you to understand whether what the hairstylist is suggesting really will work for your lifestyle and personal style. 2. Share your daily routine to explain your lifestyle. Inform the stylist, whether you are a working professional, a busy mother or both. How…

Men’s shoes: How many should you have?

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Men’s shoe styles are almost just as varied as women’s since there are different models to suit different occasions. Do you have classic oxfords for business formals, loafers for smart casual, sneakers or sandals for casual wear? The styles are varied and dress codes often need to be taken into consideration. Shoes are the foundation of your look and to convey your sense of personal style, it is important that your shoe collection is not simply limited to two pairs, one for indoors and the other for outdoors ! The basic shoe wardrobe should include the following: 1 pair of business formal oxford lace-ups 1 pair of business casual chestnut brown wing tips 1 pair of loafers, especially if you are required to take your shoes off when visiting asian homes and office ( like in taiwan). While these can be worn for business casual occasions, their level of fomality is less than formal. 1 pair of classic casual sneakers. A must have for every stylish guys wardrobe. Sneakers come in a range of colours, styles and materials and, just as a classic pair of jeans, are a personal style statement. 1 pair of sports shoes 1 pair of stylish slippers for…

How to look sharp, smart and professional at work

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Looking ‘professional’ is the desired image of every working individual. But what does it really mean and how can you look ‘professional‘? While many people are able to describe a professional appearance as the overall image that looks smart, sharp and clean, most find it hard to elaborate further on how exactly this can be achieved. In fact, by looking sharp,  smart and clean you will also project the key characteristics of a professional image which are ‘confidence, appropriateness and credibility’. Below, we break it down for you on how you can enhance your image to look confident, appropriate and credible.   1. Confidence: Confidence in clothing mainly comes from knowing that what you wear is the best for your body type. Are you sure that the lengths and cuts you wear are highlighting and camouflaging in the right places ? Understanding which styles work best for your body type is not just about your body shape but also about your body proportions. Creating a balance in proportions (upper body = lower body ) will help create a balanced look. This balance then conveys the symmetry that people find attractive.  So if you have ever wondered why a certain dress makes…

5 things to note about ties

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Ties, the accessory that catches the eye first. Ties take your style up a notch or two and if you are out to make a style statement, make sure you include this key accessory as part of your ensemble. A tie looks great when… 1. It is the right width. What is the right width ? The one that is proportionate with your suit lapel and your body type. The right width would be one that is equal at its widest part to the widest part of your jacket lapel. Now, we know that tie and lapel widths change with fashion, hence choose a style that best suits your body type without looking outdated (we mean avoid those really wide or terribly skinny versions !). A smaller to average body frame size suits lapels in slim or medium width while someone who has large body frame will look best in widths that are between medium to slightly wider. ( Stay within the 8.4 cm width range and you’ll be fine ) 2. You tie a perfect knot. The tie knot should sit perfectly between the collar spread without being too big that it causes the collar to spread apart or too…

Men’s Style: Better shorts guide

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If shorts are a preferred article of clothing for casual wear in Singapore, then men have to make sure that they find styles , fit and lengths that look good and fit well. Here is a guide we found online:   Our image consultant’s tip: It may be hard to think of anything else but the comfy cargo shorts for relaxed casual look, but its important to think about how it suits your body type. To sum it up in these words of Alan Flusser, the author of Dressing the Man, ‘ Proportion is the foundation of all classic dressing. The truly stylish man knows enough about the rules to know how and when to break them.’

Dress code etiquette for professionals

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Excerpts from Etiquette 101 by Conde nast traveller to highlight dress code etiquette in countries around the world. We share here dress code etiquette for professional dressing around Asia. the article was written in 2009, but  these dress codes still hold true. ‘ASIA You’ll need a myriad of outfit options for a transcontinental Asian trek. Miniskirts and monochrome black are safe bets from Jakarta to Japan, but women in India and Pakistan cover their legs and sport vibrant, rich hues. In fact, very few styles would work in every country: Flip-flops, for instance, are trendy in Singapore, verboten in China, and, in Indonesia, acceptable only for shower wear. Here’s how to prep before you pack. CHINA At a meeting: Twenty years ago, “Chinese fashion” meant dark Mao pantsuit uniforms; today, work clothes are still homogenous suits and ties, even on the hottest summer days. Businesswomen go without makeup and jewelry, and everyone shies away from conspicuous consumption to show they’re focused on the business at hand. INDIA At a meeting: Hillary Clinton, you’re in luck—pantsuits are okay anywhere on the Indian Subcontinent; choose cotton or linen in summer, and accessorize with a colored scarf or dangly earrings to keep up with vividly…