Five Easy Outfits For Everything You’ll Do This Summer
Most guy’s summer calendars are light on engagements on the Buckingham Palace lawn, and most are still waiting on that invite to the Gold Cup polo tournament. But damp barbeques, day-to-night drinking sessions and other such inevitable scenarios? Booked solid until September, thanks.
Here’s how to boss any social engagement with the five essential summer outfits you’ll need this season.
What To Wear To Every Wedding This Summer
There comes a time in every man’s life when summers become a seemingly endless succession of other people’s nuptials. If you haven’t reached that point yet, then rest assured: summer wedding season is coming.
Don’t worry. If the invitation doesn’t tell you in as many words, then the other information therein – like location and time, of day and year – can give you a steer. As will this guide to what to wear for every summer wedding you have lined up.
The Manscaping Guide
Whether you’re an avid lifter wanting to show off your hard-won pecs, a cyclist who wants to maintain a pair of aerodynamic pins, or you simply hate having hairy shoulders, chances are you’ll have dabbled in body hair removal at some point.
The question is: do you wax, shave or laser? Undecided? Here’s how to groom all the hair that’s not on top of your head, from your brows to your balls.
How To Wear Sandals With Everything Already In Your Wardrobe
Time was when you might only wear sandals on holiday or at the gym, but these days they are fair game in the city as much as on the sand.
However, with a growing range of acceptable open-toed shoes comes greater scope for getting things wrong. Here’s how to wear menswear’s most polarising footwear style, from going smart with a suit to dressing them down with socks.
6 Easy Ways To Wear The Season’s Biggest Trends
Fashion trends are a lot like wasabi. (Hear us out.) Applied sparingly, they lend your outfits a certain edge. Slather them on too liberally and expect tears.
To that end, here are six of this season’s biggest trends and the one thing you should borrow from each.
The Complete Summer Suit Edit
Clocks have gone forward, the mercury is rising, and the sun shone for a whole eight minutes last week, all of which can only mean one thing. No, forget the beach body. It’s time to make sure our suits (not our stomachs) are summer-ready.
From modern and classic styles to brightly coloured and patterned designs, here are the six suits needed to make the next few months the hottest yet, sartorially speaking.
Classic Summer Pieces Every Man Should Own
A look is only as good as its weakest link. Therefore, the coolest guy in the room is not always the one wearing a floral Cuban collar shirt or trousers so wide they could double up as bell tents, but the one that nailed the basics with an expertly fitted white T-shirt or sleek penny loafers.
These, and the other 13 classic pieces listed here, are the shortcuts to looking stylish this summer.
Key Men’s Hairstyles Trends
The one thing you’ll be wearing constantly at your desk, on a plane, at a bar and in a pool over the next few months, your mop speaks to your style in ways clothes often can’t once the mercury rises. So you’d better make sure it looks good.
To that end, we caught up with three of the UK’s best barbershops to get the long and short (as well as the in-between) on this year’s hottest hair trends.
The Man’s Guide To Wearing Pastels
Pastel colours are making a long-overdue comeback, but as with any sartorial switch-up, it’s worth doing your research before plunging in headfirst.
To help you get it right, we’ve laid the groundwork with some simple tips and easy ways to wear pastels that won’t leave you looking like a toddler at an Easter egg hunt.
Key Men’s Swimwear Trends
Mastering trends in everyday clothes can be hard enough, but when you’ve got just one square foot of fabric covering your modesty, swimwear has to say more about you per inch than any other garment.
To help you nail poolside cool this summer, we’ve picked the five swimwear trends that every man should be buying into. We’ll keep it brief(s). Sorry.
The 6 Biggest Sunglasses Trends
Sunglasses are not just a style statement – they can attract or repel, be a mirror or a shield. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then perfectly suited sunglasses aptly deserve to be called ‘shades’.
But the business of selecting a pair is equally shady. You can be blinded by the range of styles available these days, and that’s before factoring in variables such as materials, colour and budget. Before breaking out into a sweat, use this guide to shed some light on the process.
The Essential Summer Hair Guide
Most guys subscribe to the no-frills school of hair care, which, considering how much is usually there, makes sense. But when it comes to summer, a slapdash approach will only set you up for follicular failure.
If you’re keen to keep your scalp from searing, or you want to know which products won’t melt after thirty seconds in the sun, keep these essential tips from top stylists in mind.
The New Rules Of Summer Style By Oliver Cheshire
“It does put you in a good mood, summer dressing,” says Oliver Cheshire, leafing through a rail of colourful open-collar shirts, linen suits and resort wear. “It’s a relaxed style of dressing. Very easy.”
Here the model reveals his essential rules for looking good in the sun, in our exclusive photoshoot.
The Complete Guide To Going Sockless
You probably don’t need us to tell you that being a man during the warmer months comes with its own unique set of style questions: do these sunglasses suit my face? How bad are my sweat patches? And as discussed here: can I, should I, unleash the mankle?
Here’s everything you need to know about the spring/summer style phenomenon of going sockless.
Reach For The Bleach With The Hair Trend That Won’t Die
Are you bored of your hair? Pondering, if it’s stylish to switch up the colours of your fashion, then why not your follicles too? Then considering going platinum.
To save you the embarrassment of trying to style out fluoro-ginger, we’ve compiled the do’s and don’ts of embracing your inner Eminem. This is your no-BS guide to bleaching your hair.
How To (Actually) Get A Six-Pack
Though we wouldn’t quibble with Patrick Bateman in the arenas of business card design, his workout needs a tweak. That washboard stomach is in spite of, rather than thanks to, a 1000-crunch-a-day regime that’s more likely to leave him with lumbar problems than a six-pack.
Here’s how to switch up the traditional sit-up for the moves proven to deliver that six-pack – without trading in your PT for a chiropractor with this ultimate diet and exercise guide.
Colours To Add To Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe
Warmer weather means two things for your wardrobe: 1) It’s time to switch to clothes that make you feel cooler (easy); and 2) It’s time to start passing on black and navy in favour of brighter shades (less so).
Get clever with the colour wheel this season and seek out trending shades that will suit your skin tone, so you can stand to instantly look more attractive. Nifty, eh?
The Complete Guide To Looking Good In Shorts
It’s fairly easy to style a pair of slim, dark jeans in the winter months. But as we swap the snow for sun, those bottoms will start creeping above your mankles and over your knees, creating opportunities for all manner of fashion faux pas.
Here’s the definitive guide to key shorts styles, how each of them should fit, and the best men’s shorts you can buy today
Why It’s Time To Reconsider The Short Sleeve Shirt
Not so long ago, there were few things more vociferously loathed in menswear than the unassuming short sleeve button-up. Fast forward to today and the once-derided style is now the summer staple you need at least five of.
To get you on your way, here’s everything you need to know about finding the perfect fit, how to wear them and the brand’s we’re backing this season.
11 Holiday Grooming Products Every Man Needs
For all intents and purposes, few situations are as stressful as a holiday. And to make matters worse, the inevitable stressors start on home soil – notably when attempting to build a beach-ready grooming routine.
Sun, sand and seawater aren’t all they’re cracked up to be when it comes to your skin, so navigate the minefield with our pick of essentials your holiday regimen can’t do without.
32 Reasons To Be Excited For Summer
With never-ending political omnishambles, a black hole in your heart where Game of Thrones used to be and only a middling chance of another heatwave, you could be forgiven for thinking this summer’s forecast is looking drab. Fortunately, that’s only at first glance.
These are our picks for the months ahead, from the documentaries everyone will be talking about to the food trends that might – might – get you out of the house.
The Biggest Footwear Trends For Spring And Summer
These days, it’s impossible to keep up with the sneaker hype cycle, never mind every new hugely anticipated drop. It is worth keeping up with broader sneaker trends, though, plus what’s going on with smart shoes. Why? Because change is afoot.
So what are you wearing? These are the spring-summer footwear trends we’re in step with this year.
The Stylish Man’s Guide To Luggage
Like a timeless winter coat or a solid pair of brogues, luggage is an investment that’s not to be taken lightly. When hopping over borders and switching time zones, something to cart your kit in is the most important thing to have to hand (besides your passport).
To minimise hassle and maximise style (not to mention space) on the go, you’ll need to find the right tools for the job. This is your guide to what to buy and where to find it. Safe travels.
A Man’s Guide To Looking After Your Feet
Before you slip into sandals this summer, it’s of the utmost importance to get your ugliest appendage in order. We’re talking about man’s boney, hairy, callus-ridden feet, which after six months hidden away from the world are probably not fit for public display.
Fortunately, as well as visiting the professionals for a pedicure (during which crusty heels are scraped down, ingrown nails removed and skin softened with various soaks and ointments), there are a few steps that can be taken at home to have more handsome hooves.
Why You Need A Seersucker Suit
Ever since business-casual became a thing, men have been under pressure to look not just smart but relaxed-smart – and during the warmer months that’s enough to make anyone break out in a sweat.
Fortunately we have seersucker. The lightweight, puckered cloth is comfortable, versatile and breezy in every sense of the word – perfect for all your warm-weather looks, no matter the dress code.
The Best Flip Flops & Pool Sliders
Sandals, thongs, Jesus creepers – whatever you call them, open-toed footwear has been around for more than 6,000 years. But something interesting has happened: this season they’re more than just a way of avoiding fungal infections in gym showers.
To that end, whether you want to look cool by the pool or stylish in the sand, here are the best flip-flops and sliders to try on for size.
What To Pack For Every Type Of Holiday
In your head, you’re an international jet-setter, turning minimalist packing into an art form akin to clothing origami. In reality, you work frantically until the last minute to get everything finished before throwing a random armload of stuff into a suitcase.
There’s a short-haul route to becoming a packing ninja, though. Whether you want to look cool around the pool or stylish in the sand, here’s how to take a core city break look and add to it for every beach, gym or rep-approved superclub you plan to visit.