FashionBeans: Men's Fashion & Men's Style Guide
+ Reply to Thread
First 1 2 3 Last
Results 11 to 20 of 25
  1. #11
    William Colman's Avatar

    FashionBeans Staff
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    647
    Offline
    anything tailored; cotton is best, so chino shorts are good.

  2. #12
    rubyblue's Avatar

    Trend Setter
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    137
    Offline
    Chino shorts are great! I find looking smart in summer almost impossible. Can't wait for fall.

  3. #13

    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    15
    Offline
    Thanks for the advice everyone

    Yeah chino shorts are my next definite purchase and either boat shoes or loafers.
    The next thing I want is a blazer so what kind should I get ? Tweed, Navy, Black etc. Also should it be branded or just a cheap one ?

  4. #14
    Nath6644's Avatar

    Style Icon
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    967
    Offline
    A lightweight navy one is probably a winner. Tweed might look a bit try hard with shorts, save those textures for winter.

  5. #15

    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    15
    Offline
    Oh I was meaning for winter or sort of an all year round blazer I could wear to family dinner parties and functions.

  6. #16
    Jay's Avatar
    Jay

    Style Icon
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    632
    Offline
    If you don't own a blazer, then a simple single-breasted two buttoned, notch lapel in either navy or mid-grey is the best place to start as they will be the most versatile, suitable for every season and can be dressed up or down very easily.

    Don't worry about branding. If you can afford to, buy wool, as it will last longer, but as a teenager exploring what works for you then I'd consider buying something a little cheaper - you can find plenty for around £100 (no idea what that is in NZ money). You can always spend money on quality when you are sure of your personal style and therefore know what you buy you'll like in years to come.

  7. #17

    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    15
    Offline
    Thanks alot Jay !

    Navy or Grey I think would be my best bet. I might just get one off ASOS on sale or something and 100 Pounds is 200 NZD haha. I just want to experiment and see what goes with what at my age.

    Also where could I find good quality chino shorts that would last awhile ?

  8. #18
    Jay's Avatar
    Jay

    Style Icon
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    632
    Offline
    Actually, that is one place where you can save money. I've been known to spend a fortune on clothes, but when it comes to chinos, Topman is a good a place as any I've found. They aren't too heavy (hence the cheap price), which is great for summer, they are wonderfully skinny (if you're into that look) and seem to last reasonably well. The only downside is that they tend to come with cheap white buttons which look hideous, but for a few dollars and a little know how (youtube is your friend) you can sew on buttons that will look great.

  9. #19

    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    15
    Offline
    Yeah I have about two pairs of chinos off Topman and they're amazing. Yes I agree about the buttons they look so tacky and cheap !

    But are their chino shorts any good ? I could possibly buy a full length pair and cut them but I think that's too much of a hassle.

  10. #20

    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    15
    Offline
    Oh and Jay this is the sort of blazer i'm talking about, something casual yet can be dressed up.

    http://cdn1.lookbook.nu/files/looks/...jpg?1303474188

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts