The Latest Articles By Matt Allinson

The Non-Essential Menswear List

The Non-Essential Menswear List

Article by: Matt Allinson

The top 5 items that pop up on menswear 'essentials' lists across the globe, which really aren't that essential when it comes to style – even if people keep trying to convince you otherwise. Think of...

Spring/Summer Essential Fabrics – Part 3: Madras & Tropical Wools

Spring/Summer Essential Fabrics – Part 3: Madras & Tropical Wools

Article by: Matt Allinson

Madras is a lightweight, spring/summer essential fabric that all men should have in their wardrobe. Coming in beautiful bold checks, stripes and patchwork patterns it is sure to help you stand out from...

Spring/Summer Essential Fabrics – Part 2: Seersucker

Spring/Summer Essential Fabrics – Part 2: Seersucker

Article by: Matt Allinson

Seersucker is a modern wardrobe essential for any fashion-conscious gent. Now available in solid block colours, as well as the traditional stripes, seersucker tailoring & legwear is both versatile and...

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 93 – What Tailoring A Suit Can Do For You

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 93 – What Tailoring A Suit Can Do For You

Article by: Matt Allinson

Our fashion expert breaks down exactly what can be altered by a tailor on a suit. He then sets about having a high street suit altered to his specific frame, documenting his journey and the final results...

Spring/Summer Essential Fabrics – Part 1: Linen

Spring/Summer Essential Fabrics – Part 1: Linen

Article by: Matt Allinson

Linen has become an essential wardrobe addition for any modern man who wants to stay cool in the heat whilst looking his best. We breakdown why you should be investing in linen pieces and show you how...

Men’s Guide To Business-Casual – The Summer Edition

Men’s Guide To Business-Casual – The Summer Edition

Article by: Matt Allinson

Business-casual is a buzz term that is continually brought up within the men's fashion industry. But what does it mean? We decipher this tricky dress code once and for all and detail how to curate your...

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 92 – Trouser, Socks & Shoes Combinations

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 92 – Trouser, Socks & Shoes Combinations

Article by: Matt Allinson

A guide to formal trousers, socks and shoes combinations. Picking the right coloured socks and shoes to match your trousers can be tricky - we break it down into easy to follow rules and combinations,...

The Streamlined Men’s Accessory Collection

The Streamlined Men’s Accessory Collection

Article by: Matt Allinson

A definitive list of essential accessories every man should have in his wardrobe. Accessories provide the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble, helping to bring personality and individuality to your...

The Ultimate Streamlined Capsule Wardrobe

The Ultimate Streamlined Capsule Wardrobe

Article by: Matt Allinson

We bring you the definitive list of items that should be in every man's capsule wardrobe. This streamlined collection of basics, formal wear and casual wear will ensure that you always look great, no...

How To Tell If You’re A Menswear Addict

How To Tell If You’re A Menswear Addict

Article by: Matt Allinson

We breakdown five tell tale signs that you are addicted to men's fashion and style. If any of these characteristics have started to infiltrate your behaviour then you have a problem. A very stylish problem...

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 91 – Breaking The ‘Rules’

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 91 – Breaking The ‘Rules’

Article by: Matt Allinson

We show you how to bend and break some of men's fashion & styles long standing 'rules'. Whether it's pairing black with brown or navy, wearing trainers with a suit or simply wearing accessories in an...

Levi’s 501 Interpretation: Same As Always, Like Never Before

Levi’s 501 Interpretation: Same As Always, Like Never Before

Article by: Matt Allinson

To celebrate the 140th anniversary of the 501, Levi's have launched the '501 Interpretation Gallery' at levis501.com with the intention of celebrating unique style interpretations of this classic piece...

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 90 – The Next 5 Steps

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 90 – The Next 5 Steps

Article by: Matt Allinson

We breakdown 5 easy to follow tips that will help men who are looking to become more stylish version of themselves. Once you have correct the obvious faux pas, these 5 tips will help you progress your...

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 89 – How To Wear A Waistcoat

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 89 – How To Wear A Waistcoat

Article by: Matt Allinson

A complete guide to wearing men's waistcoats. Waistcoats suffer from a bad rap due to many men wearing them in unstylish, unflattering ways. However, the waistcoat can help you look sharp, refined, well...

Top 5 Ways To Boost Your SS13 Style

Top 5 Ways To Boost Your SS13 Style

Article by: Matt Allinson

The top 5 ways to boost your spring/summer style effortlessly this season. These 5 key pieces and techniques will take your style to the next level for minimal cost. Whether you invest in classic checks...

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 88 – Dressing For A Date: Valentine’s Edition

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 88 – Dressing For A Date: Valentine’s Edition

Article by: Matt Allinson

A fashion guide for men who want to dress well & impress their partner this Valentine's day - or on any big date. Whether you are going to a formal event, on a night out, to the cinema or simply having...

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 87 – Vintage Shopping

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 87 – Vintage Shopping

Article by: Matt Allinson

We break down the basics of men's vintage or second hand clothing shopping. Although not as popular in the UK as in the US, these shops are a goldmine for low cost, timeless menswear basics that are of...

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 86 – Experimenting With Layering

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 86 – Experimenting With Layering

Article by: Matt Allinson

We show you a few new and unique ways to layer key pieces within your current wardrobe so you can produce looks that are both modern and individual. Wherther it is utilising your knitwear, shirts or trusty...

Lessons We Can Learn From Pitti Uomo 2013

Lessons We Can Learn From Pitti Uomo 2013

Article by: Matt Allinson

We breakdown the key looks, trends and pieces that were seen at Pitti Uomo 2013 and show you how to implement them in your wardrobe now so you are ahead of the game. An event where every true men's style...

5 Key Pieces To Keep From 2012

5 Key Pieces To Keep From 2012

Article by: Matt Allinson

We showcase five pieces that played a huge part within menswear throughout 2012, and can easily transcend into 2013. These 5 key items should keep their place within your rotation and wardrobe this New...

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