When I first started writing the men's fashion basics series a couple of years ago, there were a few steadfast rules that I wanted rookies to stick to. This way you could avoid some of the more complicated problems that arise when trying to dress well; things like colour combinations,...

So there you have it guys; the next five essential items I think should be in every guy's wardrobe (or shoe rack). Like I said, this only my opinion – and if we've learned anything about this menswear game we're in, it's that there is never just one opinion. So let me know what you think!...

x Posted February 25, 2011 Perry: Have to say, these ‘fashion basics' articles are by far the best on the site. They're well written and pretty much applicable to everyone's tastes, plus because they're ‘basics' we can all build on them! Thanks for all the ideas! Posted February 25,...

Man Up & Wear Some Jewellery So I thought I would save the final article on men's accessory basics for something really special and that has been on my mind for awhile now. It's something that I've tampered and dabbled in every now and then but I have always been too cautious and reserved to...

Posted December 15, 2010 dapperdan: Hi Matt, I'm a newbie to this site and I absolutely adore it, particularly your fashion basics sections, my wardrobe has never been in such good shape. I was wondering though would you be able to do a fashion basics on underwear, or does it not really...

Men with this facial type should manipulate their features so they appear longer and thinner. Shallow, rectangular frames should do a great job of creating even balance. Oval Face: This shape is the most balanced and proportional of all face types. Most frames should look good, but to...

After all, a man should never look better than he does when he's wearing one. They're also extremely flattering to any male figure and are so ingrained in our menswear history that they will never ever go out of style. Surely, it's worth an investment? From a purist standpoint I'm sure that...

In the second and final part of this round-up of everything that has gone before in the Men's Fashion Basics series, we focus on the more formal end of the spectrum. From waistcoats and overcoats all the way to tuxedos, we'll be covering what to look out for when it comes to fit, colour and...

For a more in-depth look at each piece I've selected below, check out the rest of my men's fashion basics articles, which cover everything I'm about to mention. Make sure you also read up on the excellent series Will Colman did on reinventing your style. Finally, remember that when...

Either way, just follow this simple rule: take your trusty navy suit (an item every man should own) and pair it with a closed front French cuff white dress shirt, a black bow tie and a pair of black Oxford shoes. A foolproof combination for nearly every formal event you could come...

 

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