Friday, December 23, 2011

Top 6 Fashion Mistakes Made By Men

While girls may pay great attention to their makeup by using brands like Maybelline and many others, guys often need to take better care about how they dress - as this is a key thing that best defines their personality, at least when it comes to first impressions.

Summer is the time when you wear the least number of clothes - but still there are many men who will make fashion mistakes. Even the heat does not prevent them from wearing too many clothes and getting all hot and sweaty. Given below are the biggest fashion sins and their solutions that you can avoid this summer:

1. Shoes And Socks with Shorts

It is okay if you wrap your feet in both shoes and socks in winter. But why should you do the same in summer? Stop wearing socks and wear sandals or boat shoes (without socks!) They will not only let your feet breathe but will also look good.

Don’t change over to flip-flops just because you want your feet open to the air. They are good for a walk to the beach but when you are going out, wear sandals that are made of leather and have simple criss-cross patterns as they are much more comfortable.

2. Wearing The Multi-Pocketed Cargo Shorts

Cargo shorts were the flavor last season. Their sagging pockets have not made them very popular this year. Instead, choose khakis, slim cut jeans or shorts that have bold plaids on them for patterns. These patterns and clothes for summer look good and cool. They keep away the heat and are comfortable. Just a word of caution! Make sure that your shorts are about 2 inches above your knees.

3. Using Strong Cologne And Perfumes

Strong colognes are for winter. When used in summer, they are unbearable and big fashion sin. Use something light with citrus notes that remind you of sunshine and water.

4. Tank Tops

Tank tops look good on women but on men, they are best worn as undershirt. Unless, you want to look like a weight lifter, do not wear it with your jeans. If you are feeling the heat, then wear a polo shirt or a T-shirt.

5. Wearing Baggy Broad Shorts

These are a thing of the past and are best packed away till they come back into fashion. For now, your swimwear should not be baggy or fall below the knees. Wear form-fitting shorts that look like your regular shorts. They should be slim and just above the knees.

6. Using Wraparound Shades

Sunglasses are essential summer wear but why would you want to wear wrap-around sunshades? They are good when you are involved in some sports but for regular use, wear aviators or other shades that reflect your style. Keep trying sunglasses till you find the right one for you.

Enjoy the summer months to the hilt. They are too short to make mistakes and regret them. Just remember to keep away from tank tops and wraparound sunglasses!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Grenson Shoes: The Ultimate Range of Mens Designer Brogues & Boots

If you are looking for a range of men’s designer shoes that offers style, quality of build, luxury and comfort then look no further than the latest range from Grenson. This long established brand has emerged from Northampton in the UK and subsequently launched itself into the forefront of men’s fashion over the last few years with their stunning range of men’s designer brogues – with the tan coloured Grenson “Archie” and Grenson “Stanley” models proving extremely popular this season.

The brand also do some very stylish men’s designer boots which are perfect to combat the cold, rain and snow during the winter season - and could also therefore make a perfect gift this xmas. The Grenson “Sharp” and Grenson “Fred” boots like the brand’s brogues are made from extremely high quality calf leather – and are superbly stylish and comfortable to wear in the current cold and wintery conditions.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mens Penfield Jackets: The Perfect Winter Warmer

During the winter month's its perhaps not surprising that rugged outdoor fashion brands come into their own, and in this regard Penfield is no exception.  First established in Massachusetts in 1975, the Penfield brand has emerged initially out of necessity - anyone who has visited this part of America will tell you that due to the climatic conditions during winter the need for outerwear that provides, warmth, durability and protection from the rain and snow is all but an essential.

     Since its initial conception however the brand has gradually established itself in the mens designer clothing market on the back of a fantastic range of winter coats and jackets, in addition to other winter warmers such as fleeces and jumpers - all of which are essential purchases for the stylish young man to survive the winter months.

     The last year or two has also seen the brand  break into many of the leading mens fashion stores here in the UK - and with a selection of stylish quilted and down stuffed jackets and sleeveless body warmers available to buy now they are a great fashion item to help you survive the frozen wastelands of Blighty this December. This season's mens Penfield jackets also feature some nice details like fleece lined pockets to keep your hands warm and comfy when out and about, plus leather "shooting" shoulder patches which are very popular in designer mens jackets and jumpers during winter 2011.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Buying Xmas Presents for the Mrs

Well it only seems like yesterday since last years stress and grief set in for the festive period, but sad to say its already come round once again to that dreaded time of year. As hard working men young and old across the world site in their offices staring at computer screens, the burning thought remains in the back of the mind: the sheer rising panic about what to buy your wife or girlfriend for Christmas. Of course you want to get her something special - right? You don't want to end up buying her a voucher or something similarly thoughtless! After all if you don't hit the xmas jackpot you're most likely going to get another 12 months of bother from her until the next xmas time comes around - and nobody wants that.
      Luckily however, the inspirational hand of help is here - and you can even get yourself a little bit of joy out of the event as well by picking a gift carefully. If you have to buy your girlfriend a present this xmas - why not invest in some nice clothes for her? Ladies fashion garments can sometimes take a bit of choosing and prior thought - but you can always try and get one of her friends to help out in picking something nice. She will simply love a nice bit of designer clothing for the festive period - and with all those parties for you and her to go to you can dress her up stylishly and attractively in your dream date night wear - then both of you get to enjoy the full benefits of her Christmas present ;-)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Designer Clothing Trends for the Whole Family

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to start shopping for the whole family. Here we have picked out the latest designer trends for men, women and children so you can shop around for this season’s hottest luxury clothing and the most stylish stocking fillers.

Men’s Designer Clothing Trends

• Fairisle knits – the fairisle pattern is back once again and this time it’s come back with more variation, drawing inspiration from tribal influences.

• Winter brights – there’s nothing more exciting that bright knitwear. Brighten up any winter outfit with some brightly coloured V neck jumpers such as the smart yet colourful Lyle and Scott collection.

• Cords – chinos are out and cords are in! If you have every colour of chino pants in your wardrobe, it’s time to shift them along the rail to make room for winter chinos.

Women’s Designer Clothing Trends

• Nordic knitwear –fairisle has take a turn for the quirkier, so this A/W it’s all about patterned ponchos and Scandinavian inspired pieces. Try designers such as Nordstrom and French Connection for pretty fairisle gifts.

• Tribal trims – the tribal look has carried over from the summer and we now see a tamer version of tribal attitude, including tans and suedes, large prints and big, chunky jewellery.

• Capes and ponchos – Capes dipped its toes into the fashion scene last year and now they are all over the high street.

Kid’s Designer clothing Trends

• Nordic knitwear – the Nordic fairisle print is extremely cute on little ones and you add to the cute factor with some frills, ruffles and pom poms.

• Fur collars – faux fur has been huge this season and Moschino can offer a wide range of fur collared jackets and faux fur coats for extra warmth.

• Down gilets – the gilet is super stylish at any time of year, but add the luxury of Down feathers to keep little ones extra warm this winter.

Keep up to the latest children’s fashion trends on the Kids Designer Clothing blog.

Be Inspired by Franck Muller Jewellery and Watches

These days we all turn to our mobile phones for timekeeping; we no longer need the conventional time telling device. But the watches and jewellery industry still grows strong because in the designer world, each timepiece is a work of art and here we have some of the most inspiration styles from Franck Muller.

Franck Muller is a famous Swiss watchmaker, and from the heart of Geneva, this incredible designer house delivers some of the most stylish statement pieces in the clothing jewellery and fashion world.


Here are some of the latest looks from Franck Muller to inspire you this Christmas:

• Franck Muller vintage style watches – dark brown leathers, the clash of gold and copper all fuse together this season’s love of vintage fashion. You will find interesting 1920s gentleman inspired pieces in the Double Mystery collection and the Liberty collection.

• Franck Muller croc skin watches – croc skin is the ultimate symbol of luxury and Franck Muller creates the croc skin look so well in the latest 2011/12 designer collection.

• Franck Muller art deco inspired watches – art deco has returned to the world of fashion and the Swiss watchmaker has recreated the look with originality and taste.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Luke Roper Leicester Store to Open September 2011

The official Luke 1977 website has announced the scheduled opening date of its new Leicester store is set for around 2 to 3 weeks’ time – great news for men's designer clothing lovers (or doting mums and girlfriends) who are looking to get their hands on some quality Luke clobber from the winter 2011 collection in plenty of time to avoid Christmas rush.

The new shop located in the Highcross Shopping Centre will be the 5th "bricks and mortar" incarnation of the leading men's designer clothing brand here in the UK.  The news of the Leicester shop opening comes following the successful recent launch of the Luke Roper store in St David’s Shopping Centre, Cardiff on 7th of August.

Famous for its rugged but stylish collection of designer menswear, the Luke brand has been continuing to look to expand its horizons beyond designer Luke Roper's old stomping ground in the West Midlands. The Luke shop in The Bullring in Birmingham opened with a bang in late April 2011, with the opening party attended by members of indie band The Enemy as well as Premier League stars from Aston Villa FC.

News of the Leicester launch party bash should be surfacing soon on Luke's official Facebook page.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lyle and Scott Heritage Autumn / Winter 2011

The distinctive red coloured Lyle and Scott eagle logo is the instantly recognisable hallmark of this long standing brand’s fantastic new men’s autumn and winter 2011 Heritage range. With a style ethos that is essentially centred around a smart and refined yet still semi casual sense of dress code and styling, the latest Lyle and Scott Heritage collection comprises some excellent warm garments such as jumpers and jackets which are perfect for the winter months. 

Alongside these are the obligatory selection of the ever popular men’s Lyle and Scott polo shirts that have proved an extremely big hit over the last few years, and have been an integral part of the brand’s 21st century renaissance.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Barbour International Range Remains At Forefront of Mens Fashion

Everybody has heard of Barbour - the iconic British lifestyle brand famous for their classic wax jackets. Not many realise that they sell more than wax jackets for the country set. Barbour were founded in 1894 by John Barbour in the northern English town of South Shields. A lot has changed since then!

Barbour's original wax jackets are still made close to where the company was founded. However Barbour have also expanded their range. From classic, heritage countrywear that still looks 120 years later, Barbour now produce more modern styles.

Barbour International is a range of urban clothing for both men and women. Inspired by Barbour's original motorcycling outfits of the 1930s, the range has been brought up to date to fit in with the lifestyle of the modern 21st Century fashionista.

As well as traditional "Barbour green" the range includes bright and bold colours. A variety of leather, quilted and nylon jackets form the basis of the range. Parkas and Polar Quilt jackets are guaranteed to keep the wearer warm on cold days. For warmer weather, the Barbour International range also includes shirts, crewnecks and t-shirts that look just as good on a night on the town out as at a motorcycling event.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cruyff Trainers A Breath Of Fresh Air For Mens Footwear

This fantastic range of mens designer trainers has grown massively over the last couple of years - and the brand's new Autumn and Winter 2011 product range is sure to prove a big hit amongst young, fashionable lads across the UK who are seeking something truly unique and different from the usual run of the mill mens footwear. Taking their inspiration from one of the world's all time great football players Johan Cruyff, these stunning and extremely distinctive range of mens designer footwear sport a unique slim fit and football boot esq design and styling that suitably reflect the skill and passion of the great Dutch forward himself.

Using the highest quality leather for their product, Cruyff trainers offer the wearer some highly striking, bold and innovative colours and designs including some hi tops, low profile and quilted trainer models. The Vanenburg trainers in particular has proved to be extremely popular and will certainly make you stand out from the usual crowd of mates who will no doubt stay true to the usual Adidas and Nike designs that seem to have been around for decades. So check out the latest Cruyff trainers and find a unique breath of fresh air in the world of mens designer footwear.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mens Designer Chinos A Great Alternative to Jeans

Unless you have been living under s rock for the last 12 months you will probably have noticed that designer men's chinos have made a big comeback this last year or so. For the fashionable young man in 2011 the rise of the chino has been a positive for those like me who had a wardrobe full of only blue denim jeans. As much as I love the jeans from labels such as Nudie, Edwin and Denham it has to be said it is refreshing to now have a more varied collection of garments.

     If you are looking to buy men's chinos then you don't have to look very hard to find them. Many of the recently emerging leading fashion labels such as Humor have built their reputation on the instantly recognizable drop crotch men's pants with the sand or beige colours proving popular. More established brands such as Dockers have also brought out a good range of men's designer chinos recently for Winter 2011. However you can also find cheaper options on the high street with my rust coloured chinos with nice white button detail coming from Top Man at just £28 and other high street favourites such as H & M have different styles of chino available.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fantastic Stylish Mens Footwear from Paul Smith

Whether you are looking for casual or smart footwear, the latest range of men's footwear from leading designer Paul Smith is going to blow you away. With a range of trainers that carry a style that is distinctive but casually understated (including their new “Cloud” and “Musa” range of Paul Smith trainers), the brand have gone that extra mile to make a footwear range that is really unique and gives the wearer a great sense of fashion and style but with a degree of subtlety.

The Paul smith brand have also recently released an excellent range of smart leather shoes alongside their selection of increasingly popular deck shoes style (such as the “Hashbury”), so check out their latest menswear range and see if you can find a product to complete your look – be it casual or smart.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Havaianas Still Lead Way In Mens Summer Footwear

For the ultimate in stylish and comfortable summer footwear look no further than Brazil’s greatest export: Havaianas flip flops. From as early as 1962, this leading international brand in the world of men’s fashion footwear has been championing its own secret formula of rubber that give their flip flops unparalleled comfort as well as long lasting style. Durable as well as comfortable to wear, the brand has released dozens of different designs over the years, but remains the market leaders when it comes to men’s summer footwear.

     Remaining as popular today as in their time of origin Havaiana flip flops are once again a must have item for any fashionable young man heading to a beach holiday or one of Europe’s great festivals this summer. Let your feet breath and enjoy the comfort that Havaianas flip flops provide as you laze around the beach or park. Also for the spring/summer 2011 season you can check out the brand’s range of pumps and canvas slip-ons which have added a new dimension to this great men’s designer clothing line.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Finding the Best Mens Designer Clothing Websites

With the arrival of the all new spring and summer 2011 lines of men’s designer clothing now filling our city centre and shopping centre stores and fully stocked onto the UK’s leading online retailer’s websites, fashionable gentlemen across the country are understandably on the lookout for the latest deals on both new stock and also the end of line sale items still available from the previous autumn and winter 2010 season. With the weather set fair, it’s time to grab those designer polo shirts and shorts as well as those cool sun shades.  

Indeed, it doesn’t take a scientist to work out that the internet is awash nowadays with clothing websites offering the latest men’s threads from top brands like Lacoste, Lyle & Scott, Barbour, Hugo Boss and much more - so finding and comparing the best few websites offering the latest men’s designer clothing may often prove to be a difficult and time consuming business. Luckily though, help is at hand as there are some easy to use comparison sites, blogs, web directories and websites around that can help you find and identify the best men’s clothing websites that the internet has to offer all at the click of a button – by listing all the best clothing sites for men under one roof. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cheap and Cool Trainers from Express Trainers

You will probably know from reading many of my other posts on this men's designer clothing blog that I have a great passion for getting hold of the latest trainers and other casual men's footwear. While I'm very proud to have such a cool and diverse range of gear from brands and shops from around the world, there is only one problem with having such as big trainer obsession however - and that is the inevitable ongoing drain on my wallet as I seek out the latest trainer models.

     Luckily if you are as mad keen on buying men's trainers as I am, you will surely know that there are many great places to buy these products online - and regularly at much lower prices than you will find in the local city centre. One of my personal favourite sites at the moment is Express Trainers - I personally love the retro Adidas trainer styles they have such as the Stan Smith and Gazelle models, but you can also get trainers from some of the more recent fashion brands such as G-star, and some cool pumps for the summer too. While it may not be the prettiest site to look at, don't let this put you off! There are many bargains to be had here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mens Timberland Boots - The Ultimate in Rugged Fashion Footwear

When it comes to the world of men’s footwear, if you are looking for a killer combination of style, practicability and durability then you must surely look no further than a pair of classic mens Timberland boots. Developers of a range of great solid wearing footwear that is equally at home on the building site, up a mountainside in the great outdoors or keeping you warm and dry on an urban city football terracing – the Timberland brand has established itself as a near iconic name in men’s outdoor wear and as a rugged fashion line that remains as popular today as it ever was.


From the mid 1960s, the Timberland brand has been at the centre of advanced boot making technology and methodology – introducing a ground breaking injection moulding design which allowed for greater waterproofing and greater lastability for the boot. Modern advancements have since given the boots a level of breathability and comfort that is unparalleled amongst similar competing footwear lines including a cushioned sock lining and the boot’s padded tongue provides the wearer extra comfort.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Converse Shoes - Iconic Men’s Style

It is arguable that few footwear brands over the years can claim such an iconic place in the history of men’s fashion and sport than Converse. The Converse brand takes its roots and inspirations from its historical contributions in American sport. In the early years of the twentieth century, the brand designed and manufactured what was at the time considered to be a revolutionary piece of American Basketball footwear – a trainer that remains widely regarded as the first performance shoe specifically designed to be used in the sport.

Today, the brand remains immersed in the world of American sports - and more broadly speaking an iconic brand name in the players, fans and culture of athleticism, popular music and men’s fashion. The Converse All Star and High Tops models still remain as popular as ever – worn by leading sporting figures and top names from the world of music in the USA and Europe. Offering both comfort and style at a relatively affordable price, the longevity of converse shoes is perhaps not surprising – and its distinctive Chuck Taylor star logo is as recognisable across the world as other sports fashion footwear giants Adidas and Nike.  

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Humor Jeans Sales Set to Rise in 2011

As I have previously highlighted on this blog, the last couple of years have heralded the emergence and growth in some fantastic new designer jeans labels including Nudie and Edwin as well as a resurgence for some classic brands like Levis and Lee Cooper. Hot on the trail of these fantastic denim lines is the Danish brand Humor.

     The Humor brand takes its inspiration for its jean designs, colours, styles and cuts from urban electronic music and the lifestyles of inner city men who enjoy it - and they have burst onto the mens fashion scene with some aplomb in 2010. Humor's fashion philosophy claims they are seeking to incorporate styling elements from workwear, sports clothing and classic club fashion - as well as the streetwear of some of the worlds greatest fashion centres: London, Tokyo, New York and Berlin.
     Perhaps the most popular line of jeans that the brand has produced is the Humor Santiago jeans. Standing out from many other lines of designer mens jeans, Humor Santiago jeans sport a distinctive low crotch and carrot fit - giving them a style all of their own in the world of mens designer clothing.