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,...

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,...

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...

Even though the advertising and fashion industry has led you to believe that clothing from the likes of Gucci and D&G automatically makes you stylish, that isn't always true. Especially when you don't understand how to buy clothes that fit you, both style- and body shape-wise. There's also...

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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