5 Ideas That Will Change The Way You Wear Clothes
Dress shirts made from spacesuit material. Synthetic spider silk. Genuine leather grown in test tubes. These things might sound like they’re from tomorrow’s world, but they’re happening today. The next generation of wearable technology and smart textiles is about to revolutionise the way clothes are made and worn. Here are five of the biggest projects underway right now.
What Smart-Casual Means & How To Dress For It
Trying to find the true meaning of the phrase “smart-casual” can quickly turn into a nightmare. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “neat, conventional, yet relatively informal in style, especially as worn to conform to a particular dress code”. But these days it’s quite common for smart-casual to be the dress code. Here’s your ultimate guide to what it really means, so you’re never over- or under-dressed ever again.
The Right Colours To Wear For Your Skin Tone
Colour can be a cruel mistress. Most of us know that we could stand to win some serious style points by giving colours outside our comfort zone a go, but finding hues that work with your complexion is often easier said than done. Thankfully, FashionBeans has compiled a blow-by-blow guide to seeking out the shades that work for you.
8 Pieces Of Menswear That Will Last A Lifetime
Fast fashion has its advantages (mainly when next-day delivery gets you out of a sartorial pickle the week before payday). But it’s quality that lasts. From a Barbour waxed jacket to Dr. Martens boots, these are the pieces of menswear that will last a lifetime thanks to the brands’ warranty or repair service.
5 Modern Shoes All Men Should Own
After the black Oxfords, brown brogues and white low-tops, where do you turn? To build a solid shoe rotation (and up your style game in the process), consider adding these five modern footwear essentials to your collection.
What To Wear With Every Shade Of Denim
Denim: so easy to put on, so easy to get wrong. Unlike corduroy and velvet, which appear difficult (and indeed are), denim on the surface seems simple enough but can be perilous to a man’s sartorial reputation. With that in mind, here’s how to wear the five most common washes to make sure you stay on right side of history.
How Much To Pay For Every Piece Of Menswear
More money doesn’t always mean more style, and it can be far too easy to pay over the odds for everyday staples like T-shirts and knitwear. To help, here’s a garment-by-garment guide that reveals when price stops reflecting quality, and a couple of brands doing each at the right price.
10 Future Men’s Wardrobe Classics
The Oxford shirt, the trench coat, the desert boot – just a few examples of how great designs can transcend decades, even centuries. But what about today’s items? Which contemporary garments have the potential to remain wardrobe staples 50 years or more from now? We’d put our money on these 10.
12 Menswear Pieces That Only Get Better With Age
In a world of disposable fashion and fleeting fads, it’s comforting to know that some staples are in it for the long haul. From the buttery wrinkle of fine calf leather to the body-hugging warp of raw denim, say hello to your newest old friends.
20 Subtle Style Upgrades You Can Make Right Now
All stylish men understand that the smallest details can have the biggest impact. To save you the effort (and potential awkwardness) of scrutinising the whims of well-dressed men, we’ve put together 20 subtle upgrades that will instantly improve your sartorial standing.
12 Style Epiphanies Every Man Goes Through
Every day the brain absorbs gems of new information, sometimes without you even noticing. Some of these will be microscopic realisations (don’t stare at the sun, don’t touch dog poo, don’t tattoo your neck), some may unlock the answers to bigger philosophical questions, and some will just be simple lessons about how to dress correctly. Like these.
The 20 Greatest Trainers Of All Time
Some trainers blaze a trail and burn-out. Some never go away. From feats in feet-protective engineering to cultural icons, these are the cream of the crepes or, more simply put, the 20 greatest trainers of all time from the biggest names in the game.
How To Pick The Right Suit For Your Body Shape
They say that in life, you have to play the hand you’re dealt, which is true. However, you can also stack the deck in your favour with some tactical tailoring. Because not all suits are good for everybody, or indeed every body; whether you’re short, tall, skinny, large or athletic, here’s how to pick the right suit for your body shape.
The 50 Best Men’s Fashion & Style Instagram Accounts
Instagram is good for a lot of shameful things. But one useful thing you can use it for is improving the way you dress, square by stylish square. To save you sticking your thumb where it’s not wanted or needed, FashionBeans has curated the 50 best accounts. Each one worthy of a double tap.
14 Men’s Grooming Habits That Women Hate
From a female’s perspective, male grooming tends to come in wild extremes: we either get it really right or really, really wrong. To avoid getting up your other half’s nose (in every sense), these are the grooming habits that irk women the most and how to fix them, pronto.
8 Of The Best Luxury Fragrances For Men
We all know that a hefty price tag doesn’t automatically equate to a superior product. Nonetheless, there are still plenty of reasons to splash out on a luxury fragrance. From Hermès to Creed, here are eight of the best high-end scents for men.
How To Pick The Right Beard For Your Face Shape
Much the same way not every hairstyle will suit you, beards are not a one-size-fits-all facial addition. So here, with the help of London’s best barbershops, brush up on your knowledge and trim any chance of picking an unflattering style.
Why And How You Should Embrace Male Baldness
What do Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jason Statham and Vin Diesel have in common? They’re bald, immensely successful and regularly top ‘sexiest men’ lists – proving you don’t need hair up top to get there. Here, we make a case for why you should embrace baldness, and how to do it in style.
The Right Grooming Products For Your Complexion
Although skin is fundamentally the same whatever its colour, there are a few differences that determine how best to look after it. Our guide to complexions breaks down the right grooming products for your skin, whatever its colour.
Grooming Treatments Every Man Should Get
Forget outdated stereotypes of what it means to be a man. Blokes now make up one in five salon customers and, as a result, testosterone-fuelled treatments are popping up all over the UK. From the tan that’ll give (the illusion of) gains to the sports massage to fix a niggling knot, here is the ultimate edit of grooming services every guy should get.
A Complete Guide To Men’s Cosmetic Surgery
Ever looked in the mirror and desperately wanted ears that didn’t stick out so much? Or spotted a bald patch you wished wasn’t there? While we’re not ones to endorse whining or, worse, beating yourself up over appearance, we do applaud a proactive approach. So here’s the why, how, and how much of nips and tucks – from your nose to your nutsack.
Men, Isn’t It Time We All Accepted We’re Inadequate?
In the last couple of years, it’s been reported that suicide is now the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK. Anxiety, depression and eating disorders have also skyrocketed over 600 per cent in younger men over the last decade. FashionBeans explores how we could all benefit from breaking free from outdated definitions of masculinity.
An Etiquette Guide For The Modern Gentleman
Chatting about etiquette seems a quaintly old-fashioned concept, like courtship, landline telephones and Myspace. But there’s an argument that it’s more important than ever. So here are 70 etiquette rules that will make you a better man – covering how to behave in the gym, at work, on a date and beyond.
15 Ways To Become A More Interesting Man
The world never stops turning, and as men we should never stop improving. Which leads seamlessly to this very simple guide containing 15 easy ways to becoming a more interesting bloke. Follow it to the letter, and you will be intriguing the pants off people (figuratively and probably literally) in no time.
31 Things No Modern Man Should Ever Do
Being a modern man means many things. It means being kind, open-minded and able to look at another person without immediately thinking “me want sex” like the Neanderthals that went before us. It also means not committing any of these 31 cardinal sins, from sulking to sending a dick pic.
10 Everyday Habits Of Ripped Men
A short-lived resolution list and gym membership gathering dust is not the answer to your body ambitions. Instead, try adding these daily habits of ripped men into your regimen to see your waistline shrink and muscles grow.
50 Hobbies For Men That Are Worth Taking Up
In a world that’s always on, always charged and where to-do lists are never-ending, we could all do with a distraction or two. So we have compiled no less than 50 hobbies for men, each designed to tackle an unwanted symptom of the rat race.
47 Fashion And Style Books Every Man Should Read
Fans of menswear in its printed form, rejoice. FashionBeans has painstakingly ploughed through a local library’s worth of hardbacks and paperbacks in the selfless pursuit of creating the ultimate reading list of fashion, style, grooming and lifestyle books. Consider this reading material to make you smarter, more attractive and just generally better at life.
7 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Your Watch
Contrary to the old expression, you can’t judge a man solely by his shoes. A watch is just as telling. To save your wrist from any wrongdoing, we enlisted the experts to reveal the most common mistakes men make with their timepieces, from not getting them serviced to overlooking second-hand models.
What Makes A Watch Good Value For Money?
A watch has two kinds of value. First, there’s the pounds and pence you spend, and then there’s emotional value. Whichever you favour, you’ll want to get the best horological bang for your buck by looking for these key features at every price point.