Sunday, 30 October 2016

how to dress one thousand miles an hour

I do not want to start one of those things like we know best follow this but just some ideas that you can take on board or not, just some friendly advice

1. Never throw out or give away anything away you haven’t worn in over a year.You may change your mind 

2. Get everything adjusted.

Well, okay, not everything. But most things and change shirt collar style to the spear point, these are by charles caine who have a page on facebook, 39.95 pounds

Charles Caine also dohandmade scarves 35 pounds each in silk

3. Spend more money on less pieces of clothing.

Quality lasts longer than quantity, and you look better in it.But there are outlets where you can buy really well for little, one is the Saville Row range of Marks and Spencer , mindblowingly good to be picked up in their sales for about 100 pounds , they are best used with great looking shoes of course
row range from M and S 

4. Shop for a suit in person.

Even if you don’t need one. Just get the experience of comparing jacket styles, fabrics, and cuts.If you have the money get a suit made, go for something that does not just scream office

5. There are more shoe colors than brown and black.

Colored leather and suede are fantastic shoe options. Get a little crazy with reds, blues, and grays. Don’t worry about matching a belt to each one — a black belt with gray shoes or a brown one with oxblood red is fine. Check out Cesare Baroli , hand made to measure 350 a pair

6. Trouser cuffs should “break” on the tops of your shoes.

That means they rest very lightly on the leather itself. You shouldn’t have a gap between your pants and your shoes.

7. Wear a pocket square.

Any time you’re wearing a jacket. No exceptions.

8. Buy something in a pattern that occurs nowhere else in your wardrobe.

9. Next time you go to put on jeans, grab a pair of slacks or chinos instead.Check out Doppelganger in Monza or Milan , great chinos 20 pounds

 A plain white shirt always works if its casualRisultati immagini per doppelganger chinos

10. Wear a necktie when you don’t have to.

Just for fun, wear the slimmer ones not skinny ,
 dont get blazing coloured ones, they are as dead as the Dodo
11. Belts , again go beyond black and brown , think about red suede on grey or royal blue 

11. Wear a necktie when you don’t have to.

12. Watch any movie starring early and middle William Holden.

 “What can I do to dress a little more like that?”Risultati immagini per william holden in overcoat sunset boulevard

13. Gym shoes are for the gym.

If you really do have to wear them check out Pirelli ones, these are really elegant.Risultati immagini per pirelli gym shoes

14. Try not to wear a lightweight sweater under a sports jacket with some jeans.Jeans always look better with a leather jacket or a Bomber jacket but if you have get a zip one

Doesn’t that look good?

15. Get a pair of colored trousers.

Something funky. Red, green, yellow, orange, whatever.
See the Pink Chinos above

16. Go see films on style.

Chinatown or LA Confidential
Just get exposed to something new.Risultati immagini per la confidential

17. Match the color of your socks to the color of your trousers.

Most of the time if you are trying to be cool.

18. Have a removable top layer.

 summer, you can go with one shirt. 
The rest of the time, have at least a jacket on a shirt

19. Invest in a really nice suitcase and day bag.

Your luggage is part of your style if you travel 
but cheap ones are on asos just as cool

20. Shop with a friend who knows style


Sales people are paid to sell you things whether they look good or not. Take a friend who’ll tell you to your face when you look like an idiot.

21. Own a watch you can wear with a good business suit.

Risultati immagini per ben sherman metal watch argos

But you dont need to spend big bucks. I wear this because I love it, costs 25 notes at Argos , people not in the know think its big bucks.Superb bargain.

22. Understand contrast.

It will help you get the right amount in your outfits. If you don’t know what that is, read an article like this one. The first thing a person notices about a man’s dress shirt is its color.
In a crowded room of men in suits, your choice of dress shirt color will either help you stand out or blend in.
Neither of which is a bad thing.
Rather, the key here is what are your intentions and do you know how to mix and match your clothing in order to fulfill them.
The only way to do this is to gain mastery in understanding what colors complement you.

A man’s complexion, hair color, and eye color are the key indicators he should use when selecting the color of a fabric which will cover his body.

  • High Contrast
  • Low Contrast
  • Or Medium Contrast
I will break these down further for you below.

High Contrast Men

These are men whose hair color is a stark contrast to their skin tone;
 black hair with white skin is a perfect example.
For high contrast men the key to looking good is to be able to mimic this color difference in their clothing with the contrast in their facial zone.
A dark navy blue suit with a white dress shirt or a charcoal grey suit matched with an ice blue dress shirt are
 two combinations that complement high contrast men.
Dark shirts with light suits, such as a light grey suit with a
 french blue dress shirt, is an option but requires confidence
 and warm weather.
High contrast men are always complemented by strong ties that stand out from the shirt.

Low Contrast Men

As the name suggests, these are men with a muted appearance.
Light hair and light skin is the most common variant, but men with red hair, bald men, and men with little hair also fall into this category.
The strengths of these men are the exact opposite of the high contrast men above.
Low contrast men should seek a monochromatic look, as that a strong contrasting outfit will easily overpower their muted tones.
Remember the purpose of a frame (your clothing) is to enhance the picture (your face). In general, low contrast men fair well 
with dark blues and earth tone dress shirts combined with dark suits.
When wearing light gray or tan suits, the low contrast gentlemen needs to stay with lighter colored shirts and earth tones; white is permissible here if the suit is light enough to avoid a stark contrast.
Be careful in your choice of tie, if the neck-wear stands out too much it can draw attention from your face to your chest and stomach.

Medium Contrast Men

If you don’t fall into one of the two extremes, you most likely fit into this group.
Brown skinned men with dark hair are common members, along with lighter skinned men and with gray and white hair.

On the other hand, this combination looks great with a selection less contrasting colors such as a camel blazer with the same white dress shirt.
The light skinned gentleman with light brown hair has similar advantages.
High contrast is the selection of choice for this type as it best suits the man with this skin tone.
Lastly, the light skinned gentlemen with gray hair also has the luxury of choice.
He is more similar to the low contrast individual, and would do well to follow the rules set forth for that man.
However, he can very successfully pull off a contrasting outfit, especially if his eyes or another feature complement the color combination chosen.
Gray hair, with the right skin complexion can be a huge asset for a man.
To sum it up, medium contrast men can enjoy the best of both worlds, but should be careful when venturing too far in one direction.
In conclusion, it is safe to say that what you wear is directly dependent on your hair color and skin tone.
With that said, never shy away from your own set of unique features as it is safe to say that there is a look and color combination that will fit you perfectly.
All you need is a flair for trying something fresh. Experiment until you find the right contrast set that is right for you.

23. Own more shoes.

How many pairs do you own? Get some more. Vary the styles.
 bad shoes destroy the suit

24. Traditional light blue denim is a great color for jeans…

…if you’re building houses or ranching cattle. Otherwise
, get a dark indigo instead of light blue, or go with a different color entirely.

25. Take your measurements.

Write them down and tuck them in your underwear drawer or something. 
They always come in handy when you’re shopping.
Here’s how to accurately take your own measurements.

26. Check the size of your favorite pieces of clothing.

Those numbers are worth writing down too.
 If a shirt fits perfectly, you probably want your 
other shirts in about that size as well.Have some unique scarves
Charles Caine are one off pieces mostly

27. Always dress like you might decide to drop by a restaurant or nightclub with a dress code.

Because you might. And even if you don’t,
 you might as well look like a guy who’s got plans.
Never be like this below.Risultati immagini per office workers in suits and rucksacks

28. Practice rolling up your shirtsleeves a bunch of different ways.

Do you like a fat roll? A thin one? Tall, short, rumpled, crisp? Play around with it.

29. Flip through a slideshow of images from a men’s fashion show.

Nine-tenths of the things you see will be way over the top and useless to you. Use the other 10% for inspiration.

30. Head to a thrift store and buy every sports jacket 

that fits you and looks great, leave the rest… 

…and costs less than $20. Okay, maybe not every single one, but at least four or five. Even the weird ones. You’ll use them.

31. Button-down collars are business dress.

Yeah, you’ll see guys wearing them with suits.
 But if you want to really look the bizz get yourself some good
spearpoint shirts , really sharp, the best are Charles Caine shirts for the modernist, Caine has a policy of luxury for high street prices , 49.95 a shirt pounds Sterling

. A business suit deserves a business collar, 
Risultati immagini per cary grant north by northwest

32. Shine your shoes more often than you think you need to.

About once a month is good.

33. Wear a boutonnière in your lapel.

Not for a wedding, and not with a tux. Just for fun some day. Any old suit or sports jacket will do.

34. Put some product in your hair.

If you already use product, try a different kind of product.

35. Iron your own shirts.

It’s a useful skill for traveling, and it’ll save you money at home.

36. Get some dress slacks without belt loops. Then wear ’em with suspenders but you won't be Jake Gittes youll be a Michael Douglas wannabee

37. Don’t wear T-shirts with graphics on them…

…for anything that isn’t housework, a workout, or a rock concert. Upgrade to a solid-color tee, or another lightweight option like a henley or polo. And if you are above 45, leave alone wear Polos instead

38. Try a decorative lining.

Suit and sports jackets sometimes come with them; as do some dress shirt cuffs.

39. Wear jewelry but discreet is the word.

Not every day, and not always the same piece. But a ring here
 or a necklace maybe.

40. Have  nice white dress shirts.

Be sure they’re free of stains and wrinkles, ready to go at all times. They go with everything. Here a Charles Caine dress shirt in Oxford cotton teamed with white chinos 

41. Try wearing cologne.

You can get small testers from most department stores. Try a few and see what goes well with your natural scent. My advice is Chrome by Azzaro, smells like you just came out the shower

42. Clean your wallet out regularly.

The slimmer it is, the less wear and tear on both the wallet and the pocket it’s shoved into. It’ll also look nicer when you pull it out to pay for things.

43. Wear a scarf.

Not just because it’s cold outside, but also as a fashion accessory.Below the Charles caine scarf collection, the best of the market.35 pounds. Made by hand.Como Silk

44. Expand your belt collection.

Black on blue is ok but experiment , have about six belts

45. Own at least one dark business suit.

Then, if you can afford it, own one lighter social suit as well. Midnight blue in Mohair 

46. Use patterns to flatter your body type.

Grab broad checks to add a little weight and breadth, or use light vertical stripes to add height and slim down your appearance.

47. Live it up a little.

Wear that Hawaiian shirt or those bright red pants once in a while. Nobody needs to be the textbook timeless gentlemen every day of his life.

48. Get your jackets pressed.

Light, unstructured ones are particularly prone to wrinkling, so press ’em early and often. Rumpled backs ruin the whole look.

49. Gold or silver metals — pick one.

Your wedding band is an exception. 
But other than that, keep it to one kind of metal.

50. Clean your clothes regularly.

Launder the things that can be; take what can’t to the dry cleaners. Brush wools off to keep them from pilling and gathering fuzz.
New to, or not very good at laundry? We even have a guide for that. 

51. Your necktie and pocket square can share 

a color family, but they shouldn’t be a perfect match.

They don’t even have to share colors — the square could 
complement a color from the shirt or jacket instead.

52. Sometimes less is more.

A couple plain, dark solid pieces with one bright accent can do more than a flashy, patterned suit or shirt.
Below charles caine leather jacket made to order 300 pounds,
 here Im wearing one I had done with a shirt collar, its a perfect jacket
to sling on and look cool or change of trousers and
look elegant

53. Then again, sometimes more is more.

Go over the top with color and pattern once in a while —
 maybe when you have something to celebrate, 
or just when you’re in a really bouncy mood. But don’t make a habit of it.

54. Keep the top and bottom balanced.

If you’ve got a sleek, streamlined jacket and a simple shirt, don’t wear big, fuzzy pants with lots of texture. Similarly, don’t pair a cable-knit sweater with ultra-fine wool slacks. Stay consistent all the way up and down.

55. Wear seasonal colors.

Dark earth tones and shades in autumn, grays and blues in winter, colorful pastels in spring — you get the point.

56. Find an outdoors jacket that you really love.

Leather, wool, denim — doesn’t matter. Something battered and beloved that you can wear from the first cool days of fall on up to winter parka season, and again in the spring.

57. Brown or black leather — pick one.

They don’t all have to be identical shades,
 but you shouldn’t be rocking a black watchband
 with a brown belt or anything like that.

58. If you wear suits in the winter, wear a long wool overcoat.

Anything short enough that you can see the bottom of the suit jacket poking out beneath the hem of the coat doesn’t make the, ahem, cut.

59. Don’t believe in absolute rules.

White trousers after Labor Day. Plaids with stripes. You’re told not to do ’em, but there’s always a reason to break a rule once in a while. Don’t be afraid to. But remember that the “rules” are usually there for a reason, too, and use some common sense.

60. Overdress.

There’s nothing wrong with being the best-dressed guy in the room. Be aware of social norms — don’t wear a three-piece suit to serve meals at a soup kitchen or something — but in general, plan on looking nicer than other guys in your social group at any given gathering.

61. Learn a new necktie knot.

Heck, learn a dozen. Some are convenient, some are fancy, and a few are both. Know your favorites.

62. Laugh at trends.

They’re a way to separate style illiterates from their money. Keep your look timeless. Trends can be a fun inspiration if they appeal to your existing sense of style, but don’t pursue them just because they’re “in.”

63. If the designer’s logo is visible, it’s not as stylish as you think.

See previous point about trends, and add some emphasis. You’re nobody’s billboard. No visible brand names.

64. Pamper your skin.

Get some good skin cream and use it. Find the product that solves your particular problems, whether that’s oily skin, dry skin, or something else entirely.

65. Pair a nice suit with some colored canvas sneakers.


66. Own accent pieces.

Scarves, hats, jewelry, funky shoes, weird belts. Get some unique items and use them whenever an outfit looks okay, but boring. Thrift stores, eBay, and Etsy are all great sources for these.

67. Backpacks are for school kids.

If you’re not going to class right this minute, trade up to a messenger bag or a briefcase. For that matter, trade up even if you are in school.

68. Sunglasses are part of your look as soon as you put them on.

Own a couple pairs in a couple different styles — you’ll end up needing them as you vary your look.

69. Keep your jacket buttoned except when you sit.

The taper toward the waist is half the point of a jacket. Don’t lose the effect by going unbuttoned.

70. On that note, the bottom jacket button always stays undone.

Close the top button on a two-button coat, and either the middle button only or the top two buttons on a three-button coat. There are other looks, and someone’s always trying them out, but these will always be right.

71. Your outfit is only as good as the clothes in it.

At the end of the day, you can’t look like a runway model in clothes from Walmart. Be prepared to spend at least a little money if you want to look really good.

72. Fix damages sooner, rather than later.

Missing buttons, fraying edges, torn seams — get ’em into a tailor and get ’em fixed. No excuses. Wear and tear looks terrible in public.

73. Casual leather shoes make any everyday outfit look more stylish.

Have some good brogues, saddle shoes, or loafers for your day-to-day get-ups.

74. Don’t overthink it.

If everything fits and the colors aren’t an obvious clash, your outfit is probably presentable at the very least. The rest is just details.

75. Keep yourself well-groomed.

Trim your nails, shave regularly and with care, brush your teeth. A raggedy body under nice clothes jars the eye (and looks gross).

76. Shirt cuffs should be visible past the ends of your jacket sleeves.

“A half inch of linen” is the old-fashioned rule of thumb. Don’t obsess about it too much, but show at least a little shirt cuff.

77. Ties can be fun.

Paisleys, variegated stripes, figure patterns, knits — mix it up. Look for textures beyond basic glossy silk (or synthetic) and for varied colors.

78. Pinstriped suits always look best with plain white pinstripes.

There are other options out there, but none are as timeless and sublime as the plain white pinstripe on a dark charcoal or navy suit.

79. Your cell phone is part of your style these days.

Get a case, and make that case something that works with your basic tastes. Funky is good; so is slim. The less of a bulge in your pockets, the better.

80. Yes, you can wear a double-breasted jacket.

It can even be a blazer, rather than a suit jacket, so long as you keep the trousers and shirt conservative. But don’t you dare wear that double-breasted jacket unbuttoned.

81. Wear the lightest fabrics in the summer.

If you don’t own at least a few pieces in lightweight linen or seersucker, you’re torturing yourself needlessly.

82. Visit a menswear store you’ve never been to before.

See what you like. You never know.

83. The man purse is never going to catch on.

If you’ve been waiting for everyone to wake up and realize how stylish yours is, stop.

84. Jeans can sit on your hips. Everything else gets worn at the natural waist.

85. The shinier your shoe is, the dressier it is.

Assuming we’re talking about leather dress shoes, a higher gloss is dressier, while a softer texture is more casual.

86. Bow ties don’t just come in black.

Wear a patterned one in place of a regular necktie some time.

87. Tie your necktie so that the tip touches the top of your belt.

A little longer is okay; shorter is not.

88. Your off-duty clothes still get looked at.

Swimwear, pajamas, workout clothes — someone’s going to see you in them eventually. Buy ones you look good in, and replace them before they wear out.

89. Facial hair needs to look deliberate.

You can have a full beard if you really want one, but shape the edges with a razor so that it doesn’t look like you’ve just let it grow. You want people to think you’re making a statement, not being lazy.

90. You want people to notice your face.

Wear clothes that guide the eye upward toward your chin and mouth. There’s a reason classic menswear tends to open upward (think about collared shirts and suit jackets).

91. If you mix patterns, vary the scale of the patterns.

Small checks with wide-spaced stripes — no problem. Big checks with big stripes — problem.

92. Dress the body you have, not the body you want.

It’s great to be working towards a fitter physique, but don’t look like a total schlump until you get there.

93. Have one or two big, soft flannels or cardigans for cool nights.

Half the time you’ll end up giving these to a girl to wear when she gets cold — and that’s just fine.

94. Organize your wardrobe.

Make it easy to reach in, grab any couple of items, and have an outfit that works. That means finding a home for the less-stylish utility pieces that’s far away from your good clothes.

95. Never let a woman plan your outfits.

Even fashionable women are working with a different stylistic language from you. Unless one or both of you are cross-dressers, don’t make a habit of taking regular style advice from a woman.

96. Pants beat shorts, even in hot weather.

Shorts cut the leg in two; a pair of lightweight linen, seersucker, or cotton pants will create a sleeker, more put-together silhouette, and always look better than shorts, while only being slightly warmer to wear.

97. If you like a store, subscribe to their e-mail list.

Yeah, you’ll get advertisements that you don’t want. But you’ll also get sales and coupons that you will want, and that they don’t offer anywhere else. If you limit yourself to two or three of your top favorite brands, it’s well worth the inbox clutter
Above Im wearing  a Pretty Green parka.

98. Really good dress shoes make a bit of noise when you walk.

Don’t be shy about it. Embrace the authoritative tap-tap-tap of stacked leather heels.

99. Resist the urge to correct other people’s style.

Even when you know they’re doing something wrong. They’re not going to take it as a kindness no matter how sweetly you say it.

100. There are worse fates in life than dressing like someone’s dad.

Or even someone’s grandfather. The generations before us knew a thing or two about looking sharp.

And most important of all…

101. Never wear a bad fit!

Ever. If it isn’t a close, flattering fit with no pinching or sagging, don’t wear it. This is the ultimate rule for looking good. Seriously. If you’re going to take one thing away today, take this one. NEVER WEAR A BAD FIT.

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