Simple is one of the most difficult thing
to do when it comes to fashion and style. Pulling off a simple look in a
fashionable way is even more difficult. On street styles or casual wear you don’t
have to deal with “simple and stylish” all the time but when it comes to formal
wear the struggle begins.
Either it’s a ‘black-tie optional’ or a “Black
Tie” dress code, being prepared before hosting, attending, or accompanying
someone to an event is key to success.
Pulling off a trendy and stylish look in a
formal wear can be tricky sometimes. Ties seem out of the picture and accessories
becomes more and more important in these days.
Lewis Watson, Sales
Manager of FormalTailor.co.uk, shares his expertise and thought for gentlemen
about formal wear 2014. Apparently skinny ties and velvet jackets are on trend.
FormalTailor specialise in men's formal wear for all occasions, whether you're attending a
wedding, attending the latest shirt and tie event or you're simply adhering to
your formal dress code at work, FormalTailor can cater to all your clothing
needs. They are focused on covering every aspect of your men's formal wear
requirements, from wedding suit hire, dinner suits, business wear as well as
morning and evening wear. They also provide all the necessary accessories to
complete your look, such as wedding waistcoats, men's cravats, bow ties, formal
trousers and even top hats.
Which, how, with what?
What is the most essential thing in men's formal wear?
Watson: In my opinion, a really good fitting Jacket
is the most essential part of men. The reason for this is that the Jacket is
the main focal point of where the eyes are draw to from a slight distance.
is the most common mistake made in men’s formal wear?
LW: The most common mistake made in men’s formal wear is, the groom
often wears colours matching the bridesmaids, when in fact, he should match the
bride and the rest of gentleman should match the bridesmaids. The reason for
this is so that when the bride and groom are photographed together they match
in perfect harmony.
you tell us top 3 trends in 2014 for men's formal wear?
LW: The three biggest trends for 2014 are Slim-fitting Jackets, Skinny
leg suit trousers & Velvet Jackets have also really began to take off
recently for gentleman who want to look that extra bit sharper.
is your favourite piece in your collection for this season?
LW: It’s hard to decide upon a favourite piece in our collection for
this season as we have the largest range of ties & cravat colours available
in the UK. That being said, we do have brighter colours in currently including
a sangria colour which also has a matching pocket square that looks amazing.
Any other colourful pieces or are we going to see just black and grey in 2014
LW: A Maroon Dinner Jacket looks really classy and especially when
finished with real satin lapels is very stylish.
seem out of fashion lately. What's your opinion?
LW: Whilst ties do seem to be less fashionable recently, Skinny Ties are
definately more popular than ever before especially as they look just as good
with black tie or wedding clothing also. Personally we think these are better
for young men.
are the trendy accessories in formal wear?
LW: The trendy accessories for men’s formal wear currently are skinny
ties instead of bow ties for the tuxedo look, which definately seem to be on
the rise. When tied with a good size knot they can look just as smart as a
traditional bow tie. As we can see in the media, in particular Pharrell
Williams, the bow tie is also a trendy accessory as shown in his more recent
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There are some brands that make me say
"If I was a man, I would definitely wear this!" and there are some
brands that make me say "If I was a designer, I would definitely design
something like this".
DSquared2 is the brand that makes me say both!
A brand that makes every men cool & stylish... Big applause to Dean and Dan
Caten who are famous for their eclectic, sport-luxe style.
The collection itself features an oversize
designs, mix of jean & leather, colourful touches with details (red and
burgundy mostly), scholar look, and a great winter line for men! But always
with a beanie!
boys with cool looks!
a bad boy and it’s time to pay his dues. On the inside, confusion ruled by
discipline with a glimpse into insanity. It’s a thug’s life, be tough, stay on
the straight and narrow until parole.”
Dsquared2 takes inspiration for its fall
winter 2014 collection from the unique world of a correctional institute. The
unconventional influence lends motifs, colours and attire of life behind bars,
via the uniforms of the inmates and those who patronize them: prison guards,
psychiatrists, priests and lawyers.
Visiting dad has always been fun for me. To be honest it gives me a opportunity to dig into his wardrobe! :) He may be 60 but his closet is between the age of 30-45!
I love his style; therefore I picked some stuffs from his wardrobe which he accused me picking from his old shopping... I said that I don't look for new season shopping, I look for style! ;)
Here is my COZY THURSDAY look from my dad's wardrobe!
As I have mentioned many times before I
always think street looks are better than runways! Therefore when it comes to
fashion weeks, I prefer to look at streets instead of the shows!
Here are my “Top 10+ List” from streets during
Fashion Weeks. Second stop is Paris!
PS: As I see statement scarves, camouflage
and patterned coats/jackets are the streets’ stars during fashion weeks. Also
bright colours and mobiles. My favourite is the STATEMENT BEARDS! :) The photos are gathered together from
various online magazines and blogs.