Is there a more satisfying workout than a killer upper body regime? A broad chest and shoulders will help fill a suit and look great in an off-duty T-shirt. Pull your shirt off at the beach and a well-defined chest and back will confirm to everyone that yes, you do lift, bro. If shoes make
It’s that time of year again when it’s necessary to sprinkle vitamin D tablets onto your porridge and switch the on SAD light just to be able to haul yourself from out beneath the covers. And they call this the most wonderful time of the year? One thing that does warm our cockles, however, is
No other month allows you to dabble in the full spectrum of dress codes like December does. You go from Christmas party glad rags in the build-up to the 25th to head-to-toe slouchwear for the three days of turkey leftovers that come after. Also in the mix are last-minute Christmas shopping, long boozy lunches and,
It’s just weeks until Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hyper-jumps into cinemas, bringing an end to the all-new Star Wars trilogy and concluding a saga which has defined many an adult man’s life since 1977. With this kind of intergalactic hype, it’s little surprise that a pop culture event of this magnitude will come
It’s been a few years since beards became A Thing again, when men towed a fine line between groomed and grizzly with big lumbersexual facial hair that birds could nest in. The trend may have been trimmed, but those cries of Peak Beard were dead wrong. Beards didn’t go away, they just became normal (and
The idea that men’s fragrances should always tally with the calendar seasons is a dated and quite frankly flawed concept. Admittedly, some scents – the ones usually ripe with citrus fruits, aquatic notes, or smell of freshly cut grass – are better suited to summer, while those steeped in woods, resins, leather and Middle-Eastern spice
James Bond is back. Or at least he will be on 3 April 2020 when No Die Time to Die arrives in cinemas – the 25th film in the series and Daniel Craig’s fifth (and probably final) outing as Her Majesty’s finest spy and style icon, 007. A delayed production schedule has only served to
Like denim, tweed is one of those fabrics that everyone knows, and everyone has some idea about – typically, in the latter’s case, that it’s a slightly old-fashioned choice, beloved of professorial types, of would-be country squires and Conservative politicians. But that’s to malign what is one of the most noble – and impressive –
The origin myth of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is as legendary as its design. It’s 1971, and the Swiss watch industry is feeling a little hot under the collar; the Japanese are flooding the market with cheap quartz watches and no one’s buying expensive automatics anymore. Like many brands, Audemars Piguet was staring down
When it comes to male grooming, we’ve never had it so good. Dubious marketing jargon has been replaced by science-backed credentials, which means that a healthy portion of what’s on offer now actually does what it says on the tin. As a result, the bathroom shelf business is booming: personal care is now a multi-billion-pound
Sweater vest, sleeveless jumper, knitted tank top – whatever you want to call it, cutting the arms off your knitwear (preferably without your limbs inside) is swiftly becoming the style move of the season. It all started with Donald Glover and Ryan Gosling, two A-listers who’ve built their style rep on the ’70s lounge lizard
When it comes to winter, there are some purchases that should never be scrimped on. Things like a good duvet, the better half’s Christmas gift, and preemptively booking a personal trainer for January in an attempt to deflate the yuletide paunch. There are also certain elements of your wardrobe it’s worth investing a little more
Pop quiz: name one high-end designer brand that hasn’t recently added some sort of fleece jacket to their menswear roster. Struggling? That’s probably because there isn’t one. A few years back, the only way fleece would be inescapable was if you had somehow become trapped at an ornithological convention. Now it’s everywhere. In just a
As anyone who has ever had a really good – or worse, really bad – fade will tell you, good hair matters. And yet, beyond a bit of styling product, men often neglect their hair like it’s a universal hobby. Then 30 comes along, the crown starts appearing, the quiff starts thinning, and panic ensues.
Ah, Black Friday. No, not the ill-received Lil’ Kim mixtape, but that magical time of year when people are prepared to tread on their own grandmas for a slightly discounted TV. As your high street devolves into a scene from Saving Private Ryan, why not bag a bargain from the comfort of your own home?
Trousers maketh man, a great man once told us. Or was it manners? Whichever it was, we’re sure he’d agree that a good pair of slacks can be transformative. Though often overlooked in favour of the latest must-cop shirt or have-to-have-it jacket, a pair of well-fitting trousers can leave you look taller (cropped styles do
Men’s style isn’t just about clothes. Having an eye for design and appreciation for quality needn’t be limited to just the garments we choose to wear, and a well-curated wardrobe surely deserves a well-curated home. This is where people like Tom O’Dell come in. A stylist who works with both menswear and interiors, plus an
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that tailoring is undergoing one of the biggest refits in the history of suiting. Because fewer and fewer people need a suit for work, the choice to wear one at all is becoming more about style than dress codes. And that means options: more cuts,
Outerwear could well be the most important piece of your wardrobe. There’s no other garment that does quite as much to transform a look as a coat or jacket – outerwear is armour, both aesthetically and functionally. And because it takes up most of your outfit’s real estate, so it has the potential to either
Narrowing down all the watches seen over a year to just 17 of the best is a Sisyphean task; every time you think you’ve got it nailed, you take a final cursory look at your Instagram feed and discover you’ve overlooked an absolute smash hit and find yourself re-evaluating every decision for the 20th time.
Call Scrooge if you want to but we’re not big fans of tacky Christmas jumpers. You can be festive – hell, even jolly – without wearing twinkly, captioned knitwear that says, “Tickle My Baubles”. Unfortunately, this is a message lost on a nation where there’s at least one Banter Claus lurking in every office. In
Aside from the question of who in sound mind would plan their big day to fall during the darkest depths of winter, figuring out what to wear for a winter wedding is more often than not a complete pain in the backside. Black tie? Red tie? Air tie? Go sans-socks or wear bright white tennis
Consider this an apology. For years we – and the rest of the style world, in fact – have been telling you that suits should be neat and closely fitted. But as it turns out, everything we thought we knew is wrong. For the past few seasons, a slate of designers has been making the
Out of the four fashion capitals – Milan, Paris, New York, and London – London is the one most defined by just how many styles it incorporates. From punks to Sloanes, tailoring to streetwear, the city’s look is diverse and dynamic. Which is why it’s about the best place you can go to buy clothes.