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,...

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...

Following on from my last article on how a grown up man wears swimming shorts, I thought I would expand on the image in my head of being by a pool or beach and dive into what other items you should be taking with you. Let's be honest, how many times have we found ourselves at the poolside bar...

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...

Forget flip flops and FORGET swim shorts. Please. You could also try something a little more relaxed and leave the jacket. Opt for a simple coloured shirt with some neutral patterned trousers and you won't go far wrong. Try to keep the colours on a more muted tone to not detract from the...

Similar to my article on swim shorts, you need to make sure that they end one or two inches above your knee cap. The shorts should also be of an athletic fit. By this I mean slim but not skinny; you want enough room to sit down comfortably, especially when you consider what happens to your...

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...

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...

 

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