The Latest Articles By Matt Allinson

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 34 – The Art of Wearing a Bow Tie

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 34 – The Art of Wearing a Bow Tie

In the last couple of years there has been a real resurgence of bow ties as a legitimate part of a man’s wardrobe attire. It had spent a long time in the fashion wilderness waiting in exile for its chance…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 33 – Ties & Pocket Squares

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 33 – Ties & Pocket Squares

This article may be a bit of a refresher course for most you beaner’s reading because – as you may well see – we have covered both of these items before. However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t go over and…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 32 – Scarves & Snoods

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 32 – Scarves & Snoods

With the potential of another ‘Big Chill’ heading our way in the months to come I thought it was about time that we covered one of the greatest male accessories around; the scarf. What’s more I thought I’d throw snoods…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 31 – Belts & Braces

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 31 – Belts & Braces

This week I am finally going to move into the accessories department for men’s fashion basics and it has been a long time coming! But before we go into too much depth I want to just outline the concept that…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 30 – Formal Shoes

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 30 – Formal Shoes

While I was reading through all the clothes, items and ideas that we have covered so far in the series of Fashion Basics, I was keeping my eyes open for subjects and topics that may not have been covered yet….

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 29 – Socks

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 29 – Socks

So you’ve got your grey socks. You also have your black socks. And just because you were feeling adventurous that day, you happen to have some navy socks too. Surely you’ve got the sock department covered now? Right? Wrong. I…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 28 – How To Wear A Tux Part Two

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 28 – How To Wear A Tux Part Two

So now that we have covered the reasons why you should at least be thinking about buying a tuxedo – and how to make sure you’ve got the right fit and style – we should now cover the disadvantages of…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 27 – How To Wear A Tux

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 27 – How To Wear A Tux

Ah, the tuxedo, the trickiest item of menswear for any guy to get right. Once it was something to be cherished and relished when it was worn but these days seems to be more like a chore and an obligation…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 26 – 6 More Essential Fashion Items

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 26 – 6 More Essential Fashion Items

So with the basics for casual wear and suits out of the way I thought it was time for another ‘6 items’ piece. Last time we ran you through the pieces that every guy should have in his wardrobe so…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 25 – Dressing Down a Suit

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 25 – Dressing Down a Suit

Ok so we’ve been dealing with suits for the last couple of weeks; with what to buy, how to wear it and when to where it now out of the way I want to cover one final thing before we…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 24 – Suit Extras

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 24 – Suit Extras

With the last of the basic suit articles done and dusted I thought we should just go over a few of the accessories that can go with the new suits that you have just acquired. Now there’s nothing wrong with…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 23 – The Patterned Suit

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 23 – The Patterned Suit

So this week’s article will be the last Men’s Basics on Suits before we do another round up of what has been discussed before. Maybe I’ll throw in an extra one on ties, hats, shoes and other accessories, I don’t…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 22 – Summer Suits

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 22 – Summer Suits

Summer Suits So with the summer well and truly on us, I thought I’d put an article aside to cover the best suits to have in your wardrobe when the heat is on. Now I did plenty of research into…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 21 – The Black Suit

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 21 – The Black Suit

So I definitely think I’ve received enough e-mails from you beaners out there to know that you would like me to write an article on how to wear a Black Suit! I don’t know what it is, maybe you guys…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 20 – The Navy Suit

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 20 – The Navy Suit

In The Navy So now you know all the reasons why you should have or at least be considering having a grey suit in your wardrobe as your go-to option if you’re heading to the office/wedding/formal event. But with the…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 19 – The Grey Suit

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 19 – The Grey Suit

With the last couple of week’s articles done and dusted, you should now know what you’re looking for when purchasing a suit and have a rough idea of how to make it suit your body type as well. But now…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 18 – Suits For Your Body Type

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 18 – Suits For Your Body Type

Ok guys, so now you know what you’re looking for when it comes to the fit of a suit and what the finer details should look like. However, I understand that the basic rules that need to be followed are…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 17 – Buying a Suit

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 17 – Buying a Suit

So with casual basics done and dusted, let’s move onto more important things – Suits. If you thought people were getting casual fashion all wrong, then you haven’t seen anything yet. On my regular morning walks to the office it’s…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 16 – A Casual Round-Up

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 16 – A Casual Round-Up

OK guys, one more article on what has gone before and then I promise we’re moving straight on to suits and other kinds of formal/work place related attire. But what I want you to do right now is cast your…

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 15 – The Other 6 Items You Should Own

Men’s Fashion Basics – Part 15 – The Other 6 Items You Should Own

Following on from last week’s article on 6 pieces of clothing that all of you guys out there should be wearing, I decided to write a further six because I really am running out of ideas on what to write…

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