The Timeless Styles of Formal Wear

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Formals have also stood their own in the ever changing scene of fashion. Whether it was the formal black suit or the skirt, they never fail to add that air of sophistication to a persona. More than the style statement that is made by wearing a formal dress, it is the demand of the situation which requires one to be dressed in formal and is hence the more important than the style statement. When you dress formally, you are sending a signal of grooming to those around you. It is a reflection of your personality, the way you have been brought up and the values you stand up to. If the communication through your style is right, a good first impression is formed which paves the way for further dialogue. This shows how important formals are. There are certain rules which must get right in order to make an impact. Let us take a peek at how you can get your formal ensemble right.

The Timeless Styles of Formal Wear
The Timeless Styles of Formal Wear

Beginning with the color of the shirt, never wear a translucent shirt. A thick shirt woven out of a good quality fabric is the right choice. Pay a lot of importance to the quality of the shirt even if you have to spend a few extra bucks. Moving on to the color of the shirt, it is best to stay away from flashy colors like red, purple or green. These are colors meant for walking down the red carpet at the Oscars. Cameras love this color, your boss and co workers may not. White is the safest color to be chosen when dressing for an interview or a meeting.

Make sure the shirt is pure white and no shade lesser or more. If the event is less formal as in case of an official party, you can opt for pastel shades which are muted like off white, cream, light blue etc. stripes work well with almost everyone but checks are not considered formal. If you are not sure you can carry for stripes, go for the plain look. The last most important thing is the size of the shirt. Do not squeeze yourself into the shirt or float in one. A tight shirt will make you feel even more uncomfortable when you wear a tie. Wear the shirt before buying. Trial rooms are built exactly to serve this purpose. Remember to button the shirt fully before leaving your home.

Pastel shades for pants is complete no. go for the standard colors like off white, light brown. No white pants unless you want to relive the physical education moments in school. Light colored pants are the perfect choice. And the size of the pant is equally important here. Make sure that not even an inch of your legs are exposed.

Shoes and socks
The color of the shoes must be the same as that of your belt. While we are at it, a belt is a must for formal occasions. Black and brown are the standard colors for belts.

Your Guide To Mad Men Skinny Ties

Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • Mad Men is not only a phenomona on AMC, the wonderful vintage narrow ties exhibited on the show have become a major trend in men's fashion. The Mad Men television show happens in the early 60's when narrow ties were at their hight. Now hollywood parties every night are featuring the biggest male celebrities adopting the fashion and even modern designers are perusing the show for inspiration on classic ties. If anybody wants to try this classic fashion trend then try finding authentic vintage 1950's or 1960's skinny neckties. Thin or vintage ties are such a popular style, for the reason that they can be dressed up or down depending on the event and the personal style of the wearer. The best thing is that everyone from young boys to executives are pulling off this look which gives them an instant cool edge.  
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  • For business men, a patterned, tailored suit or plaid shirt can be combined with a mono colored vintage men's ties. Keep the look business like by wearing a tie that is a little skinnier than usual, creating the aura of confidence and authority. Make sure the pattern is also not too bright which can cause the presentation to be too much for the office. At a black tie affair a skinny tie, combined with a classic black suit and white button down shirt is a timeless look. For a less formal style, a skinny necktie can also be paired with a cotton shirt and a vest. {Roll up the sleeves on a long sleeved shirt or go with short sleeves and add a striped or bold colored narrow necktie to create a playful and laid back look, perfect for young men. Though narrow ties look special, their small size means they are not always the best look for bigger men. Buff, muscular men will look more appropiate with a normal width necktie. Also, the narrow necktie look is more appropiate the younger crowd. To still get the style of the Mad Man hit show, older men and more buff men can chose a tie that is thin, but a little wider than the 2 inch ties typically worn as narrow ties. Pure silk ties in pastel blues, muted grays, browns and greens carry off the classic look that held court during the 1950's and 1960's. Of course, narrow neckties in plaid, adorned with graphics, bright reds, purples and oranges can also be worn. When going with a bold necktie remember that the more bold the tie is, the more tuned down the suit should be, to keep from looking too loud. Finding a Vintage Narrow Necktie Vintage clothes stores are a great place to look for vintage ties. For vintage inspired looks, several fashion designers have offered styles inspired by Mad Men. Among them is fashion designer Michael Kors who has created an early 60s inspired line. Classic ties from the era can be bought on the web as well. Narrow ties direct from the 1950's and 1960's can be found with a google search.

70s Fashion Style Is Great For Your Fancy Dress Party

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I was a teenager in the seventies and have very fond memories of that decade. The 70s are sometimes referred to as "the decade that taste forgot". Whether or not you agree with that sentiment, no one could ever call the 70s dull, especially when it came to the fashion. Bold bright colours, psychedelic patterns, PVC boots, the literally staggeringly high platforms - and that was just for the men! In recent years, there has been something of a revival of the fashions of the 70s and we have even begun talking nostalgically about that decade. We remember fondly the endlessly long hot summer of 1976, disco dancing to the great music and Starsky and Hutch on the telly. Somewhere in the back of our minds we file away memories of the Winter of Discontent, the strikes and the standpipes in the street during the drought. The seventies revival has seen a huge increase in the popularity of vintage clothing boutiques (formerly known drearily as second hand shops), as well as fancy dress shops selling and hiring all manner of 70s fancy dress items. Whatever 70s fancy dress item you are looking for, one of these places is bound to have it, whether the item you are searching is a pair of original Falmer flared jeans, a pair of black PVC boots or a Starsky cardigan.

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 Fashion Style Is Great For Your Fancy Dress Party

 The fashions of the seventies were many and varied. I will now mention some items (in alphabetical order) that we wore back in the 70s and which might inspire you for a 70s fancy dress party. Firstly, the Afghan coat. Now it's best if you wear this to a winter 70s fancy dress party as this is incredibly hot to wear and very heavy. This was from the early seventies and was a knee-length sheepskin coat with a huge fur collar and trim. Bell bottom trousers were trousers or denim jeans that flared out from the knee and swept along the ground as you walked. As the seventies worn on, flares became increasingly wider, as much as 24 inches if you wanted to be seen as really cool! Cheesecloth shirts and blouses were great for people who hated ironing. These crinkly items were very comfortable and were often in a checked pattern and, for the girls, had two long bits at the front which you would tie just above your navel. They went very well with jeans and a big metal buckled belt. Espadrilles were woven or canvas wedge sandals with long ties to criss-cross up the legs. Halter-necks were little backless tops for the girls, which tied up round the neck and midriff and were great to wear in the summer or when disco dancing, teamed with mini skirts and PVC boots. Hot pants were very popular in the early seventies and are often worn to 70s fancy dress parties. They are shorts with a bib and brace and the early ones were made from Crimplene. These are just a few of the fashion items from the 1970s and will hopefully give you some inspiration for your 70s fancy dress party.

Men’s Swim Shirt Offers Protection Plus Style

Sunday, November 3, 2013
To know the idea of men swim shirts, it is very significant that you think in terms of both style and protection. Here you will get some to know few things you should know comprising where to buy them. As people are more perceptive to the fact that revelation to more sunlight, a want for swimwear, which could help them block a huge portion of UV rays has come into appearance. UV rays are one that could be a reason for your skin damage. This is where the idea of swim shirt comes in to action. These shirts are intend to let the user to take pleasure in the beach while staying protected, swim shirt could offer an amazing deal of guard.

Protection Plus Style
One of the most accepted kinds of men swim shirts is called surf shirt. Surf shirts characteristically are found in huge sleeved types, which as well offer neck coverage just same to a neckline style. Here the specialty is that along with offering outstanding protection from the exposure of the sun’s rays off of water, swim shirts of such kind are forms appropriate while yet letting for comfort movement during water time. Some forms are made to trip into in a like trend to a t-shirt, while other shapes might have an easy zipper up the front. Matching swim men shorts are as well accessible, and in some these cases are sold together with swim shirts as a coordinated set.

For casual wear at the beach, swim shirts are as well accessible in short sleeved designs for comfort. Offering the same range of guard just like long sleeved equivalents, these kinds of swim shirts are further commonly preferred by athletes and many weight lifters, as the shape fitting intend is perfect to wear under protective covering shirts. Buying swim shirts is comparatively very easy for person that lives close to a lake or chief body of water. Beach near by shops provides a good assortment of swim shirts and men shorts, with designs of about every taste and preferences. For people that don’t live near water or lake, swim shirts are frequently found at huge sporting goods shops and the sports section at times for discount retail stores also. Many online shops have wide collections of swim shirts, usually with price tags, which are equivalent to a brick and mortar sell outlet.

Plus Style
Swim shirts are especially designed to fit just about anybody, starting from models for men, women, and to children. While classier than some kinds of beachwear, swim shirts pick up very well and would remain for many seasons. Between the defensive properties, easy approaching, and long-lasting wear, it is no wonder swim shirts are becoming more and more popular each year.