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...

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...

Also, remember your surroundings! If you're on a beach with a bride and groom going footless, then don't be the one trudging around in your brogues. A pair of dark simple trainers or sandals will do just fine in this setting. Forget flip flops and FORGET swim shorts. Please. You could...

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...

However, either of those materials with an overly fashion forward leather jacket (asymmetrical, wrinkled with huge arse aviator lapels, for example) is just too much. So there we have it guys, three fool proof methods of layering and mixing textures together. As always, let me know your...

A list of true essentials is what I've attempted to put together below. 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...

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...

Hopefully, now that you know what they are, you will be able to avoid them and learn from so many others' mistakes. 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...

 

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