What were the big style takeaways from the catwalks in London, Milan and Paris last June? Here we break down the 12 big menswear trends you need to know for spring/summer ’16…
Get yourself a Cuban collar
From left to right: Topman Design, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Valentino, E Tautz
This season we’re looking back to the 1950s and taking inspiration from your grandfather’s favourite short-sleeved shirt. As temperatures rise, ditch your heavy knitwear and button down Oxford shirts. Instead get yourself some lightweight shirts featuring the retro Cuban collar. For an even more spring-appropriate look, don’t be afraid to go bold.
Photography by Indigital
From left to right: Dolce & Gabbana, Yohji Yamamoto, Neil Barrett, Gucci, James Long
Usually during the shows it becomes clear that one particular type of pattern will rule over all for the season – however no such thing emerged for spring/summer ’16. Instead, the trend came from not what to wear, but how to wear it – as a head-to-toe look. Whether you go for matching pattern at top and bottom or two colour-complementary exploded prints, the key to pulling this off is exercising restraint where it’s needed. Keep your accessories solid coloured and preferably in blank-canvas shades like navy, black or white, and let that big bold print speak for itself.
Summer’s a grey area
Usually the warmer months invite an explosion of colour on the catwalks – but for Spring-Summer 2016 designers seemed to unanimously decide on a more subdued palette, with grey topping the list as the most widely-seen hue. Sure, it’s a colour that all men have in their wardrobe already, but next season it’s all about how you wear it: varying shades and patterns of grey should be worn all at once to create a look that’s big on texture.
From left to right: Missoni, Neil Barrett, Berluti, Oliver Spencer, Paul Smith
Get some greens
Green has been around for a few seasons now, but this season it’s booming. While we’ve previously seen green as a head-to-toe outfit in the same shade, for S/S ’16 we’ll see the shades split up and mixed together. Beginners should clash hues using accessories (such as ties or bags), but for next level menswear points commit with a few contrasting pieces that you can wear together.
From left to right: Burberry Prosum, Hermes, Gieves & Hawkes, Canali, Ann Demeulemeester
Stride out in baggy trousers
We’ve seen baggy trousers bubbling under the surface for a couple of seasons now, but this season they burst through in a big way with the vast majority of designers showing loosened-up shapes.
While we loved the wide-leg jeans at E Tautz and quilted trousers at Craig Green, the main way we saw these worn was with tailoring.
If you’re going to invest in a casual suit, make sure it has trousers with a slouchy cut.
From left to right: Agi & Sam, E Tautz, Giorgio Armani, Craig Green, Fendi, Etro, Lanvin, Bally
Learn the meaning of “Chinoiserie”
There were lots of shout-outs to China in the collections, with pyjama trousers, silk shirts and even full suits cut from Chinoiserie (aka patterns that are influenced by Eastern elements such as dragons, animals and flowers). However, the most popular (and wearable) way that we saw this type of print executed was on a series of bold, silk baseball and bomber jackets, most notably at Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Louis Vuitton.
From left to right: Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Valentino
Jeans are more distressed than ever
Good news for guys who get through their jeans at a rate of knots: next season’s denim is ripped, patched, bleached – all but destroyed, basically. And while ones that are slashed to pieces might only be for the boldest among us, the key takeaway is that your jeans should look lived in – whether that’s through a lighter wash or a repair or two.
From left to right: Baartmans & Siegel, James Long, Tiger of Sweden, Calvin Klein Collection, Philipp Plein
Anoraks are back
The humble pac-a-mac is going high-end. When an inevitable, impromptu rain shower hits, make sure you’ve got a light nylon cover-up to hand. While we saw ones in patterns at Brioni and bold, block colours at E Tautz, the most popular style was see-though – which is handy, because it goes with everything you already own.
From left to right: Z Zegna, Brioni, Lou Dalton, Wooyoungmi, Hardy Amies
The only hat you’ll need next season…
No longer just the preserve of American sportsmen out on the diamond, baseball caps were all over the catwalks for the new season. However, forget those snapbacks you know from Nineties boybands, this new breed is made from luxurious materials like leather, suede and exotic skins and is intended to be worn just as easily with your suit as with your weekend jeans – and should be worn with the peak facing frontwards at all times.
From left to right: Balmain, Les Hommes, Berthold, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace
Your 2 essential summer layers: a suede jacket and a zip-up
The Seventies vibe we saw hit its peak during autumn/winter ’15 continues for the new season, so if you are debating investing in a suede jacket, rest assured that it will carry you through to the summer. Another item you should invest in is the zip-up jogging suit-style jumper, which we saw worn in a variety of ways: under suits, as a light top layer and, our personal favourite, tied around the waist and ready for sundown.
From left to right: Belstaff, Officine Generale, Bottega Veneta, Topman Design, Ami, Prada
Backpacks you can take to the boardroom
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The backpack revolution has been happening for a while now, however this season saw a slew of designers playing with the shapes, sizes and materials – boosting the genre to all-new heights of sleekness. While we saw them at Louis Vuitton and Wooyoungmi, our personal favourite was the slim iteration above from Hermes, cut from navy leather and finished with sparkling chrome hardware, it’s more than smart enough to wear with a suit to the office.
Socks ‘n’ sandals aren’t going anywhere
Look around you when you’re next out in the sun: you’ll notice a swathe of men around you will be wearing pool slides with gym socks. It’s something that’s also cropped up on the designers’ radars too – almost every show from the edgiest East End label to the most conservative Italian fashion houses featured sandals on socks worn together. However, the difference is that plastic pool slides have been replaced by beautiful leather straps and those white tube socks with luxurious cotton and cashmere iterations, often in co-ordinating colours. Time to unleash you inner German tourist, gentlemen…
From left to right: Margaret Howell, Maison Margiela, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Kenzo
We get to see the coolest products hitting the menswear market before anyone else – and of course, as committed clothes fans, we have our favourites. Here are 10 of the very best items launching this week that we think you should add to your wardrobe ASAP.
Canali blue suede double monk straps
Elvis was so physched about his blue suede shoes that he felt the need to record a song about it. Over half a century later and, trust us, you’ll feel exactly the same in these.
Le Specs Thunderdome sunglasses
These squared-off tortoiseshell aviators hit the throwback-modern crosshair right in the centre.
Dior diamond camouflage jumper
Woven from a breathable half-and-half wool and cotton mix, this superb camo-Argyll jumper is the only item you need to both stand out and keep cool this summer.
J Crew x Marcel George pocket square
The American prepmaster has teamed up with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation – a charity dedicated to the conservation of insects – to help reverse the world’s rapidly declining bee population. Designed by artist Marvel George, this silk pocket square is a superbly stylish way to both look good and do good.
£39.50. Available in store at J Crew, 58 Redchurch St, London E2 7DP. jcrew.com
Kartel Tarbert watch
Bring some serious #heritage vibes to your wrist with this watch from Scottish watch company Kartel, with features a handmade strap made from the country’s legendary Harris Tweed, crafted in the Outer Hebrides.
Frescobol Carioca Tijuca skateboard
It might be named after the Barra da Tijuca, a neighbourhood in the west of Rio de Janeiro, but the Brazilian brand’s new skateboard will look equally at home on the streets of any less-sun drenched British city.
£650. Available at matchesfashion.com
Le Slip Francais scented briefs
The french brand’s briefs just got even better. Now not only do they provide excellent support, but these new pants are infused with a scent that activates when it comes in contact with sweat. And, before any lazy guys ask, no this doesn’t give you a free pass to wear them continuously for a month at a time (the fragrance will last for up to 20 washes).
£36. Available to buy now at selfridges.com
Gucci striped jumper
While this might look like a straighforward striped jumper from the front, the real beauty is on the back. There you’ll find embroidery of the phrase “Mare Gothicum” – an early name once used to refer to the Baltic Sea during the reign of Elizabeth I of England.
For socks that are business at the ankle but party down below, check out these supersoft models from new British company Quiet Rebellion (or QR). They’ll look navy when you wear them with a suit as all the pattern is limited to the top and foot-section of the socks. We particularly like the iteration with a design inspired by legendary artist and Jay Z favourite, Pablo Picasso.
Dr Martens x Norse Projects Steed shoes
Copenhagen-based streetwear fan favourite Norse Projects is teaming up with Dr Martens on a collaborative new version of the brand’s time-tested 3-Eye Steed shoe. Made in England and available in three colours (white, black and dark red) the new features include a water-resistant Repello suede upper, a custom padded tongue in ripstop nylon and a slimmer, sleeker Goodyear-welted “bouncing” sole. Bookmark the Norse Projects website now – they launch this Friday.
£200. Launching on Friday 29 April at norsestore.com
Beard styles are something that has a huge variety among men. As the trend of having a beard is increasing quickly, we have brought to you another post regarding different beard style. There are so many ways to keep a beard. You can have beard without a mustache or a goatee beard. You can also have short beard without mustache or a chin strap beard styles.
So we are starting with the goatee styles. As you already know, it is the easiest and quick men beard style to adapt. It does not require too much of maintenance. If you are new for this style, you must be having a question in your mind that how do I grow a goatee. Well, the answer is that you need to grow to facial hair below your lip. Once a certain amount of hair is grown, you have to choose one of the perfect shaving styles for facial hair for you. There are so many styles of goatees. First one is the small goatee with little beard. This is a very suitable kind of look. It is apt for office as well as parties. This is also quick to do but you have keep maintained that beard. The next one among goatee styles is the goatee with thick beard. This is quite opposite to the one mentioned above. This is also suitable for most of the occasions. In this, you need to grow your facial hair a bit longer. It is suitable for all face shapes. Another goatee beard style is the opposite triangular one. This came into trend when Hollywood celebs adapted it. It is one of the highly classy and stylish goatees. It is totally up to you that you want to keep a beard with it or not. But if you completely want to follow celebs look, then you should keep fine facial hairs.
Almost every face shaped, whether it is long, round, v-shaped or square, it is suitable for all. The reason is that it does not cover a large area of your face. In this style, you don’t need long or thick facial hair. A little facial hair will be sufficient for such beard styles.
For goatees, you don’t need more facial hair and that’s why more maintenance is not needed. If you a beginner, then also you can try this style on your own. It is not compulsory that for the first time you need to visit a salon. Such beard styles can easily be maintained without any professional assistance.
Sometimes a beard looks incomplete without mustache. To complete your manly look, there are so many options among mustache styles which you can choose. We are starting with the basic one. The basic one is that you just grow your facial hair and let it grow. After that, you have to decide whether you want a thick or thin facial hair styles. It is understood that for the thick one, you have to wait longer. The mustache can be full length, in the mid of upper lip, it can be straight or it can be curly from the edges. The choice depends on you. It also depends on the fact that what kind of mustache styles actually suits you. For beginners it is better that they start with the basic style. Because going from no-mustache to a full-mustache might be difficult for you.
Yes, it requires maintenance. But the main fact is that you need to be very careful during trimming. Carelessness can lead to injuries. Mostly the upper lip has to face minor cuts due to mishaps in trimming in such men beard style. If you are beginner, you can go to a salon.
It refers to what kind of beard you are willing to carry. You can have naturally thick or thin facial hair. For the bushy look, you need thick facial hair. And for the cleanly trimmed look, thin facial hair is needed. As you go further, there are so many options for different beard style. One of the most stylish look in beard is the beard connected to upper jaw. This look is suitable for informal occasions, and sometimes for formal also, but not always. Another style is the finely trimmed full beard. In this, facial hairs are covering half of your cheek and mustache area. In such facial hair styles, maintenance is more. It is a rough look but manly yet.
For thick men beard style, initial maintenance is less. Because in the beginning stage you just need to let your hair grow. After that you need to keep maintenance other the look can appear as untidy and unhygienic. The fact is that maintenance changes according to different beard style. For thin facial hair look, maintenance starts at an earlier stage because here you need to manage your facial hair from the very beginning.
So this was all about the goatees, mustache and facial hair styles. And as we always say, choose the one that compliments you.
1.Christian Bale Thin chin facial hair with goatee styles
2.Dwayne Johnson Full chin with fine mustache beard styles
3.George Clooney Jaw facial hair styles with mustache for men
4.Fine jaw line trimmed beard with mustache styles
5.Long mustache with thick different Goatee style
6.Messy and thick latest men beard style
7.Hugh Jackman Jaw and under jaw beard styles with joint mustache
8.Leonardo DiCaprio Small goatees with very less facial hair beard look
9.Pierce Brosnan Bushy beard and full mustache facial hair styles
10.Robert Downey Opposite triangle goatee beard with fine facial hair
11.Robert Downey Jaw line beard with fine mustache styles
12.Robert Pattinson Only chin facial hair as different Goatee beard style
13.Brad Pitt Small goatees with thin facial hair style for men
14.Brad Pitt Thick and long beard with goatee styles
15.Hugh Jackman Full bushy beard and mustache beard styles
16.Hugh Jackman Thick goatees for thicker facial hair with mustache
17.jason statham Cleanly trimmed half cheek facial hair styles
18.johnny depp Unique goatee styles with tied beard in two sections
19.Bushy beard styles for thick and more facial hair
20.paul walker Messy goatees with trimmed facial hair all over
The most trending fashion in today’s generation is nail fashion. There are many nail designs and art that are very much new in the season. The nail designs that I am talking about is very simple and beautiful. There are more than thousands of nail designs that you can adopt but I am sure not all will suit you and your nails.
So choosing one best nail designs form the thousands of nail art is very difficult. So here we have come bringing you some pattern and designs of some exotic nail designs. This simple nail art are very impressive and suitable with any occasion.You can try our this simple nail art ideas in your short beautiful nails. For making this nail designs in your beautiful nails you don’t need to be an excellent artist or designer. But you can easily be able to make this nail art in your nails easily without any period of time. Now check this designs out and try out let it be any occasion or function.
The nail designs listed below are simple but very effective to make you the centre of attraction in any occasion or party.
1. Blinging out the Graffiti:
The graphicial design of this nail art is very attractive. The black shining nail polish with some graphical sliver shades looks very excellent. If you want to try out this nail designs, paint a dark shining black nail polish in your nail, leave it for dry for some time.
Now take a silver nail polish brush and then apply it above the black nail paint, remember when you are applying the silver nail paint you are to blister it above the black nail paint.2. Rainbow type Nail Designs:
Are you looking for some multi color nail designs? I guess this will be the best for you’re a rainbow color nail art. The name it self looks to be beautiful “ Rainbow”, rainbow is very adored by the people. This is one of the easiest nail designs that you can have is short period of time.First of all paint your nail with light color nail polish. Take a sponge and then paint all the rainbow colors in the sponge one after another. Now after applying all the colors of rainbow in the sponge, rub the sponge in your nail up and down slowly and steadily. So that after rubbing your nail look like the picture.
3. Splatering Nail Designs:
The splatery designs or art is always good to see and it consists of many colors. There is nothing more easier nail designs then splintery because the only thing you need to do is to throw different paint in your nails.
First of all paint your nail with the base color and then cover the skin around the nail with a tape. Now finally use straw to split the different colors in different manner. After you have done your splitting procedure finally you will get you nails like in the pictures stated below.Hence here is all the top three nail designs that actually doesn’t consume much time but I am sure who ever will see this nail art they will tell “it may have consumed you couple of hours”. Try our this beautiful and creative nail designs. Keep visiting our site for more information about nail designs and trick to design nail in short period of time.
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Using Coupon Codes
Most companies use coupons to attract new customers it is a well thought out advertising strategy. With most feeling the effect of recession everyone needs to save money somehow.
We used to get coupons only from magazines or newspapers but now it is available as online shopping codes which surprisingly also help our economy and a variety of online products.
The main purpose of a discount coupon is to offer you a product with a fair amount of discount or at sometimes we get items for free. Online shoppers tend to shop more when the product is offered with free delivery. This is the convenience that most online shoppers look for this is what most retailers offer to the consumers to keep competitive.
Other codes can offer discounts up to half the price of the product or sometimes throw in a free product. Usually intended for similar items that you have purchased or any other product supported by the coupon.
Additional advantages of using coupons is that you have more time allotted for using the coupon, allowing you to shop at anytime that is convenient for you until the coupon expires. When you want to purchase something you need time, research, and money these coupons offer that to consumers, with coupons on hand you can hold on to discounts from a couple of weeks to a couple of months and then contemplate on buying the product.
These codes are not as difficult to find as you think these coupon codes are available to everyone. All you have to do is go online punch in a promo code or a coupon then you will have a vast list of sites offering these promos. Other online shopping websites offer as well for you to sign up to be a part of their mailing list so you won’t miss any promos or updates. You will receive promo codes on a regular basis once you sign up which will be a great convenience for you.
Purchasing of newspapers and magazines for coupons are becoming a thing of the past. Coupon codes are now available from affiliate sites or any of the distributors sites. This day and age most of the things we need can be used or purchased with the help of a coupon like; food, travel tickets, concerts, accommodations, and apparel. You can avoid buying newspapers and magazines with the printable coupons all you have to do is go to your favorite online shopping site look for the code for you and print.
The convenience and great benefits of using coupons is gaining popularity among consumers. Online shopping with coupon codes not only saves you time money and effort, but leaves you more time to spend with your family.
What is The Latest in the Fashion Industry? For the past years, the industry producing western wear has greatly changed. The number of people who have discovered that western wear is as stylish as any other fashion trend hence, they are also incorporating it with their own creativity and taste to create their own western style of clothing. The rise in the popularity and demand of western wear just makes it possible for them to expand their fashion from their clothes and now that they have accessories to complement. Right now, it is possible for you to be practical and wear something of style and comfort or if you just want to liven up your day to day outfit, then you can opt for an accessory or two. If you are looking for a western wear accessories that you can own, one of the most popular and can be seen nowadays is a western cellphone case which is in line with the fact that majority of the people living in this world have their own cellphones. There is no need for you to have a very modern mobile phone that you will attach on your belt since these cellphone accessories are very handy and convenient and comes with various shapes and sizes. With the use of a western mobile phone case, you can still have your cell phone handy without ruining the country and western effect it has. As we all know, women are too fond of carrying handbag since they consider it as something to be necessary to carry around and also because they have so much stuff that they need to bring. A black handbag may not be the perfect choice for you if you want to wear a western style of clothing. There is no need for you to worry about that one since aside from western clothing, they also have their accessories such as handbags that will surely fit and complement that western wear that you want to nail on a daily basis. Going out with your favored western wear also means that you need a matching handbag to achieve a matching and stylish look.
The Art of Mastering Clothing
Aside from women, of course, there are also western wear accessories for men. Western belts have been in the market for quite some time now and just recently, wallets have been the constant site that has taken under the roof of many shops. It is alright for you to choose whatever you want like leather which can match with the color of your country or western wear or have a contrasting one for a different effect or better yet, have two sets so that you will also have more options.Looking On The Bright Side of Clothing