Why not try a try a safari shirt with epaulettes, or a patterned shirt in a bold plaid or check? In all cases, the collar should be more dressy than casual. A floppy collar never did anyone any favours. So there's your top half sorted out, next week we'll cover your bottom half and what bag...

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,...

Sneaker-heads have been around since the eighties and plenty of men religiously buy Converse or Vans or K-Swiss as if they were part of some exclusive club. The only thing that separated us from our female counter parts was we just had no variety or imagination. But these days the tide is...

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...

Get Framed Slowly but surely we are coming to the end of our magical journey through the mystical depths of men's accessory basics. Hopefully we've all learned a lot and are starting to incorporate accessories into our everyday looks and outfits. But before we move on to bigger and better...

think a lot of guys stick to the basics. Firstly, they view a shirt as something to wear when you want to dress up and look smart. Secondly, they only stick to the holy trinity – white, blue and pink. Both of these things are fine and will see you through many situations. In fact, as part of...

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...

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...

After taking on board the advice above, why not start at the beginning of our fashion basics series and go from there – it'll give you all the knowledge you need as a beginner in this style game. But as always, we prefer an open dialogue here at FashionBeans, so why not tell me if I've...

 

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