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Men's Style Guide - Finishing Touches

MEN'S STYLE FINISHING GUIDE TOUCHES Most style quides fixate on clothes. But men don't want to be told what clothes to wear and they often don't care about the latest look to hit the high street. A man's look represents his identity and it needs to feel authentic. Often, they achieve this authenticity with the little things - the accessories – the finishing touches. HAIR YOU WEAR YOUR HAIR EVERY DAY. FROM COLOUR AND CURL TO STYLE AND PRODUCT, THE HAIRSTYLE SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE MAN. THE UNDERCUT AKA: Men's prohibition haircut This style elongates your face, creating a slimming effect. It is a bold, striking look worn by some style icons, such as Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Tom Hardy. Closely shaved backs and sides - though tier the length so that it gets longer towards the top of the head. Maintain a few inches of length on the top and brush to one side. As length is re- quired on top, it is best to let your hair grow out first. The sides and backs can be as short as you like. The shorter they are, the great- er the contrast with the hair on top. THE MΑΝ BUΝ Not just worn by samurai warriors, anyone can pull off the man bun. This style can be worn messy, creating a dishevelled, wild look. Or it can be worn neat and conservatively. creating a clever dapper effect. Whether you have straight, wavy, curly or dreadlocked hair, the man bun can work for you. The sleek and neat man The curly man bun: The dreadlock man bun: bun: Tip: Combine with a messy beard to set against the neat, slick hairstyle. Tip: Match with a Tip: Pair with a thick beard clean-shaven face to create to get the fullI look. a striking contrast of messy and neat. THE MOD LOOK Inherently British, this look has been around for decades, with music icons such as Paul Weller, Rod Stewart and Oasis championing the look. It's hard to describe exactly what the Mod hairstyle is, as it differs from man to man. But there are two main archetypes. The Weller Mod: The short fringe and long The Rod Mod: This look is achieved by long, sides, covering side burns, is an iconic look. Broken lines in the fringe make this look messy and unselfconscious. This look was championed by Paul Weller and sported by the Gallagher messy hair with a tall, sometimes backcombed, voluminous tower on top of the head. Rod Stewart made this look big in the 80s and people like Russell Brand built on it in the early 00s. brothers. FACIAL HAIR AND GROOMING THE DAPPER MOUSTACHE In recent years, Movember helped bring moustaches back to life, as they'd been lost since the 80s. Movember served as a platform for experimentation and we saw some bizarre upper lip experiments. Out of all of the moustaches we saw the dapper moustache is the most stylish. Clean and smart, use moustache wax to twist and curl your moustache upwards. Wear with an otherwise cleanly-shaven face to create a sophisticated, dapper look. Pair the dapper moustache with a neat beard for a more robust look. Though be careful that you don't end up resembling a vaudevillian circus strongman. THE LUMBERJACK AKA The Lumbersexual This look is a modern, urban twist on the American lumberjack beard. Big, messy. bearlike, this beard is often paired with the man bun or a stylish outfit, combining a traditional masculine aesthetic with modern metro-sexuality. Lumbersexual + fringe Lumbersexugl + man bun Lumbersexual + undercut НАTS FORGET SPENDING SO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HAIR. A GOOD HAT MIGHT BE WHAT YOU REALLY NEED. DIFFERENT FACES AND HEAD SHAPES SUIT DIFFERENT SORTS OF HATS. OUR ADVICE CAN ONLY GO SO FAR - SO GET OUTAND TRY ON SOME HATS! THE BEANIE This ubiquitous headwear is seen on skaters, artists, rappers, rock stars. It is versatile-worn neat and tight or loose and baggy. It is synonymous with modern city life and it's a finishing touch on many understated looks. THE LOOSE AND BAGGY THE TRIM AND PROPER STYLE TIP - THE BEANIE BEANIE BEANIE FRINGE a finishing touch that can add a smart casual touch to This style is cool and casual. Typical colours include black or darker tones-deep maroons and navies. This is the indie musician look and it looks great. It's almost a prerequisite for the beanie look to pull your fringe out from the bottom of the beanie. It any outfit. breaks up the line and reminds people of the colour of your hair THE BASEBALL CAP This finishing touch is as iconic as any piece of clothing can be. It is synonymous with America as a whole, but it looks different and means something different to people all over the world. THE CLASSIC CAP FITTED AND SNAPBACK CAPS This style of cap can be 5-PANEL HAT The 5-panel hat is the undisputed king of urban headwear-and it has been This look is as American as hot dogs and CocaCola. Wear with clean t-shirts and jeans to achieve this wholesome seen on about 80% of the hip hop industry. It's cool, tough and the front rises higher than the traditional baseball cap. New Era and for at least the last few American staple look. A variant of years. A vanaed snapback and fitted caps, the blocky panels are striking and incredibly modern. Wear your Mitchell and Ness are the biggest names in the business. 5-panel cap with a hoodie, jeans and trainers for a complete urban look. ТАTTOOS TATTOOS ARE A MINEFIELD OF FASHION TRIUMPHS AND TABOOS. SOME LOOK INCREDIBLE, SOME LOOK LIKE THE JOTTER DOODLES OF A FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD. AS IT'S HARD (AND ILL-ADVISED) TO GIVE ADVICE ABOUT TATTOOS, WE'LL JUST LOOK AT SOME OF THE SET PIECES THAT PEOPLE CAN SEE WHEN YOU'RE WEARING CLOTHES. THE HALF SLEEVE THE FULL SLEEVE One of the most popular tattoos, the half sleeve can be hidden under a shirt Similarly to the half sleeve, the full sleeve looks great set against white. The complex designs are highlighted and emboldened by setting against a crisp, clean, white t-shirt or vest. for work and worn proudly, accentuated by a simple white vest. ALTERNATIVE PIERCINGS INDUSTRIAL The industrial is the first stop SEPTUM PIERCINGS It's the neat symmetry that works so well with septum SPACERS You decide how wide you after the more traditional want to take your spacers. piercings. It has a distinctly urban feel gnd is best shown The solid black spacer is the piercings-especially the horseshoe shape. Tip: Maintain that perfect staple. It looks neat, bold off with a short and works well with neat, symmetry with the rest of your outfit. It looks great! hairstyle-perhaps with an sculpted hair. undercut. FOOTWEAR TRAINERS It's impossible to summarise trainers. They come in so many forms, styles and colours, and they are worn by so many different people. One tip is to think about the trousers you're wearing with your trainers. Are they cut in the right way? Will they sit right on your trainers? ADIDAS ORIGINALS NIKE AIR MAX Adidas Originals Trainers are as iconic Nike Air Max has been ubiquitous on city streets around the world since its inception in 1987. It's difficult to think of a more iconic m as footwear can get. The sub brand became a specialist, heritage range of Adidas back in 1997. Sporting the original Trefoil logo instead of the updated three-striped Performance logo gives these shoes a retro, yet men's shoe. Tip: wear your Air Max trainers with casual, urban streetwear. Perhaps not as adaptable as Converse, they can somehow timeless look. It does not look odd if mismatched. Jeans or matter what you wear these with; they'll always look good. combats are the best bet. ALTERNATIVE ACCESSORIES WHEN IT COMES TO ACCESSORIES, MEN DON'T HAVE AS MANY OPTIONS AS WOMEN. BUT THIS ISN'T A BAD THING, AS IT MEANS THAT THERE IS A LITTLE LESS TO THINK ABOUT. THERE ARE COUNTLESS ALTERNATIVE ACCESSORIES THAT CAN REALLY COMPLETE YOUR LOOK, BUT WE'VE LOOKED AT A FEW THA WELL WITH THE OTHER ITEMS ON THIS GUIDE. BRACES Perfect when combined with the dapper moustache and the undercut hairstyle, braces capture that 1920s aesthetic and manage to look smart without teetering into pretentious territory. WATCHES We could do a whole guide into watches and it still wouldn't cover everything. So we won't. The watch is ajewellery staple for men. As times change, bracelets, rings and neck chains come in and out of fashion; all the while, watches stand the test of time. To compliment your alternative look, there are three main looks you can go for: 5U 30 10:5850 TECHNO YET RETRO UNDERSTATED A simplistic leather strap and clean white face has a wholesome, old-fashioned feel to it OVERSTATED This mightn't be an alternative watch per se, but a watch with a rich metal finish - perhaps even gold, silver can elevate vou For a more modern understated look, the Casio look is retro, with unselfconscious and :can go anything you wear. Its aesthetic works well with understated. platinum - your similarly simple colours and lines. Pair it with the alternative look. It's a more sophisticated aesthetic, however, so it can look for a very undercut and braces for anachronistic t young man to wear a very smart, artisan-crafted metal watch. the full 1920s look. GLASSES SOME OF US HAVE TO WEAR PRESCRIPTION LENSES, AND UNLIKE SUNGLASSES, PRESCRIPTION GLASSES AREN'T OPTIONAL. BUT THERE HAS BEEN A HUGE SHIFT IN EYEWEAR FASHION IN RECENT YEARS. NOW THAT THE BIG DESIGNERS ARE TAKING GLASSES SERIOUSLY, THERE ARE LOTS OF ALTERNATIVE STYLE OPTIONS. THE THICK-RIMMED THE ROUND-RIMMED HIP HOP GLASSES In a world where ostentatious, bombastic fashion statements are the LOOK LOOK A variation of the thick-rimmed style, but a little quirkier, with a slightly Previously reserved for Michael Caine and geeks in e bigger and bolder your frames are the better. The most popular shape for big hip hop glasses is the top-heavy, aviator style. Kanye West is the king of hip hop glasses. American movies, the norm, the thick-rimmed look is big and it is showing no signs of going away. It is equal parts smart and casual - the perfect everyday pair to wear at work and in your spare time. bohemian feel to it. It is the signature look of style icon Johnny Depp, and it is also sported by the likes of Ryan Gosling and Robert Downey Jr.

Men's Style Guide - Finishing Touches

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Most style guides fixate upon the clothes. A man's look represents his identity and it needs to feel authentic. We believe that the authenticity of a man's look is achieved with the little and often s...




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