Imagine a football team's changing room without light-hearted weight digs or casual homophobia? It simply wouldn't be coherent. Essentially, banter is all about confidence, wit, and the ability to recognise and then humorously criticise a friend's incompetence without causing offence. I...

Although it's arguable his power begins and ends at his tailors hands. If we even want an eyebrow raise (let alone one of monetary value), we are going to have to begin dressing as the sartorial expectancy dictates.

Emphasising the bright and bold, this campaign puts a summery spin on casual tailoring. The suits are available in a variety of styles. Bright colours such as turquoise, coral and gold are an on trend option for those that want to make a statement, while textured suits in black, greys and...

Male model of the moment (and if we admit it, FashionBeans man crush) Sean O'Pry is the face of Sarar's spring/summer 2012 advertising campaign. Photographed by Koray Birand, the beautifully shot campaign imagery showcases the brand's new season collection magnificently. With an emphasis...

What the hell is a man to do? In all seriousness, the blokes that girls see on Calvin Klein posters set the bar so high that it makes your average man on the street look like Onslow from 'Keep up Appearances'. Thanks Calvin's of the world. Annoyingly, girls prefer men that go to the gym –...

Maybe they do some sort of charity event every year for the casual dresser, Jogger-Aid perhaps? The classyMAN is the MAN you can't achieve before you're 50. Not too early, but not too late. At this rate I'll be lucky if I achieve such a feat before I hit 100. One thing is for certain, if we...

For this month's FashionBeans MAN, I wanted to highlight possibly the most important garment for the upcoming autumn/winter seasons; outerwear. A new jacket or coat is often one of the top priorities for men when it comes to revitalising their wardrobe, and it is a purchase that should be made...

Now we know that the ultimateMAN is a combination of the 6, we have picked some of the best from each: I hope you have enjoyed this tongue in cheek look into becoming a real MAN by Michael. The series has been building up to this point; where we are now ready to launch our new FashionBeans...

For November's FashionBeans MAN, I wanted to create a look book combining some of the most colourful pieces currently available on the menswear market. Feel inspired and enjoy! Remember to 'like' FashionBeans on Facebook so you can see the full collection of images this month – there are...

The FashionBeans MAN series follows my journey, the mistakes I make and the lessons I learn from them. Wish me luck. Once the series concludes I hope we will have concrete details and a launch date for a brand new FashionBeans monthly feature which the whole team here are excited about, and...

 

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