The State Of Menswear In 2018
When it comes to dressing well, men have never had it so good, at least according to the designers, buyers and influencers shaping the clothes we wear. From Ermenegildo Zegna’s CEO to Boohoo’s head of buying, this is why blokes are living in a golden age of style, and why we should be enjoying it.
Exclusive Photoshoot: David Gandy’s Alter-Ego
David Gandy as you’ve never seen him before. In an exclusive photoshoot for FashionBeans, the biggest name in menswear reveals the alter-ego he’s been hiding and explains why he’s “not in fashion”, plus why he always thinks his next campaign could be his last.
The 12 Most Iconic Men’s Hairstyles Of All Time
A cool hairstyle can define not only a man, but an entire decade. From Elvis’s pompadour to Liam Gallagher’s shaggy mop via Julius Caesar’s crop and Will Smith’s high-top, these are the 12 most iconic men’s hairstyles of all time, and how you can get the look today.
How To Dress Well: The 15 Rules All Men Should Learn
Wear a suit well. Keep your underwear simple. Don’t shy away from colour. These are just three of 15 timeless rules for dressing well suggested by industry big-hitters like Jermyn Street shirtmaker Emma Willis, designer Oliver Spencer and Savile Row Tailor Richard James. Read them. Memorise them. You’ll look better for it.
How To Wear Streetwear Like A Grown-Up
Streetwear is a strange and complex beast. On the one hand, it’s disposable, obnoxious and often unflattering. On the other, Supreme. Whether you’re looking to reinvent your style, or just amp up your existing wardrobe staples, here are six ways to pull off the look without looking like a try-hard.
Manscaping: The Right Way To Groom Your Body Hair
Just because most guys are cool with the idea of body hair removal, it doesn’t mean we always do it right. Which is why – given that a nick on your nutsack is a hair more worrying than one on your chin – we’ve put together the ultimate guide covering everything from your brows to your balls.
Is It Okay To Wear A Down Jacket?
Down jackets are warm and stylish, but they come with a dark side if you buy from a brand that doesn’t audit its supply chain. FashionBeans asked industry experts whether you can ever truly find an ethical down jacket – and where to get the best ones.
FashionBeans x Percival: Your New Favourite Menswear Collection
It’s no secret 2018 was a busy year in menswear, not least because FashionBeans teamed up with London-based menswear brand Percival to create its first-ever clothing collaboration. The six-piece limited-edition range is made of wardrobe staples like a white T-shirt, grey sweatshirt, navy overshirt and check overcoat, cut from premium fabrics and finished with subtle design details.
The 100 Books Every Man Should Read
Groucho Marx once said: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” We’re not quite sure what he meant either, but what we do know is that these 100 books, from mind-altering works of fiction to coffee table tomes, are must-reads for any man.
Everything You Need To Know About Raw Denim
It’s painful, it’s expensive, it requires serious perseverance, and if you’re not careful, it might just become something of an addiction. Welcome to the world of raw denim. But what exactly is it, what makes it different to selvedge, should you wash it and where should you go for the good stuff? Our ultimate guide reveals all.
The Story Of Hip-Hop Style, From Run DMC To A$AP Rocky
Hip-hop style is not one look, but something that has been a massive part of men’s fashion for at least three decades. This is the complete story of how it has changed the way we dress and how to wear the movement’s best looks today.
The 50 Coolest Menswear Stores In The World
The definitive list of the very best menswear stores from around the world. From Tokyo to Berlin, Newcastle to Vancouver, Sweden to San Francisco, these 50 independent retailers stock some of the globe’s most coveted brands in unique spaces that set them apart. In short, it’s a collection of retail hotspots that should be on every stylish man’s bucket list.
How To Choose The Right Fragrance For The Occasion
Your choice of scent says a lot about you. To help you make the right first impression without fail, this is your guide to picking the right type of fragrance for every situation a modern man faces, from after work drinks and summer socials to yet another wedding.
The Least Likely Style Influencer Of The Year: The DILF
Somehow, the DILF is in fashion. Dad jeans, dad caps, chunky trainers and sensible weatherproof jackets have all been trending hard. But what if you’re an actual dad? Can you still be a fashion DILF? And if not, how should you dress instead? Here’s what you need to know.
How To Get Ripped: 10 Habits You Need To Adopt
A short-lived resolution list and gym membership gathering dust are not the ways to get ripped. Instead, try adding these daily habits into your regimen to see your waistline shrink and muscles grow. Best start making friends with your tailor because you’ll soon be in need of some serious alterations.
Exclusive Photoshoot: Eyal Booker Ditches The Love Island Look
You may best recognise him as having some of Love Island‘s most memorable hair ever, but see what happened when we transformed Eyal Booker on the streets on London’s Soho as part of an exclusive FashionBeans photoshoot. The result is less Majorcan villa, more rakish man about town.
How To Be A Man In 2018: Have It All, Do It All
Though you might not have heard of him until just now, the Renaissance Man is a blueprint for modern masculinity stretching back to the 15th century. And the best thing about it is that it’s a mandate to do everything you want to do, all at the same time. Here’s how it’s done.
The 6 Types Of Suit Every Man Should Own
Here’s a secret: a man only really needs six types of suit in his rotation. Bought right, it’s possible to build a timeless and versatile tailoring collection that is able to adjust to every occasion, from relaxed business lunches to black tie events. Here’s exactly how.
The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time
There are hundreds of great men’s fragrances, but truly iconic ones are a sniff out of the ordinary. Among all the amazing eaus, there are probably fewer than 50 (in fact, there’s 39, according to this list) that have survived fads and fashions to earn their place in the olfactory hall of fame.
The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot
Mastering more than just the basic tie knot is the easiest way to take your smart looks to the next level. To save you the embarrassment of fumbling in front of the mirror, this is a complete step by step guide to nailing everything from the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and bow-tie.
The 50 Best Barber Shops In The World
There are top-notch barber shops tucked away in every conceivable corner of the earth. You just have to know where to look for your next perfectly coiffed quiff or expertly blended fade haircut. FashionBeans scoured the globe for the best in the coolest cities and here are the results. Get yourself booked in, ASAP.
The Beginner’s Guide To Mechanical Watches
There comes a time when that trusty Swatch you’ve had since you were 15 doesn’t quite cut it anymore. Though the world of mechanical watches may seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be with our beginner’s guide, telling you everything you need to know about what to look for and where to buy.
Do Men’s Rights Groups Have A Point?
Men’s rights groups are a loose coalition of activists interested in everything from just causes like reducing male suicide to controversial issues like smashing radical feminism. But are they are a voice for good or chauvinism in disguise? It’s time to ask whether society is secretly stacked against you.
The Complete Guide To Savile Row
Savile Row is synonymous with tailoring, but what does it take to make a suit on menswear’s golden mile, who are the tailors that have come to define it and what should you expect if you pay them a visit? This is everything you need to know, from commissioning to final fitting.
70 Skills Every Man Should Master
What does it mean to be a man in the modern world? Make money? Build muscle? Dress well? Quit work to raise your kids? It’s arguably all of these things and none. Less obscure, though, are the skills a man should possess. These are the things you need to be able to do to make it today.
The FashionBeans Grooming Awards 2018
When it comes to male grooming, we’ve never had it so good. To prove it, our team of editors and experts spent the final months of 2018 tirelessly scrubbing, shaving, slathering and spraying to unearth the very best gear released over the last year. This is the ultimate bathroom arsenal to look and smell your best going into 2019.
Why Every Stylish Wrist Deserves A Swiss Watch
A decent Swiss watch is generally worth its price tag – crafted just as exactingly as a Ferrari, by artisans whose skills are generally limited to the valleys of the Swiss Jura mountains. These are the five types to consider and where to buy the best for every budget.
The Best-Dressed Men Of The Year 2018
In a year when all bets were off — style-wise, at least — these 25 men were there to show us how dressing well is done. Whether they were leading trends, breaking rules or keeping it classic, their message was the same: wear whatever the hell you want, and do it with a smile on your face.
The Full-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere
The prison workout is the ultimate do-anywhere, kit-free training programme that will break you out of gym-monotony. Created by ex-Pentonville inmate LJ Flanders, these are the 10 key moves to stimulate muscle growth and fat loss in equal measure.
The Complete Guide To Beard Styles
Unlike a classic pair of sunglasses, a beard is not a one-face-fits-all kind of accessory. Which is why it pays to know the key styles and who they work for. From designer stubble all the way to a full lumberjack forest, this is every beard style, who they suit, and how to get it.
The Best Men’s Trainers Released In 2018
It’s been a big year for trainers, both literally and figuratively. And with so much going on, you’d think it’d be difficult to pick the best trainers of 2018. (It was.) But that’s what we’ve done. Here are they are, and the reasons why they stood out from the crowd.
Exclusive: Charlie Casely-Hayford Is Here To Save Tailoring
Charlie Casely-Hayford is one of Britain’s coolest designers. In November he opened a new two-floor, apartment-style store in London’s Marylebone. FashionBeans caught up with him to talk all things style, from collaborating on a line of suits with Topman to dressing Drake.