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Don’t sweat it

Sweaters are a fashion staple for any man, and even for women. They are warm, soft, comfortable and trendy. Not to mention, they fill the grey areas between smart and casual too. Sweaters come in all shapes, sizes, styles and more, so it is not uncommon for mean to start sweating at the prospect of picking the right sweater out. Don’t sweat it, here is a men’s style manual to sweaters and staying in fashion.

Luxury sweaters

When you think of sweaters, it may be hard to think that there is such a thing as luxury sweaters but there really are. Cashmere is the king of sweaters for its absolutely luxurious feel, softness and style. You can pull a cashmere sweater off any time of the year in basically any color. Another men’s style manual tip: Remember that cashmere is king and the ladies worship it.

Even more sweater tips

Sweaters come in different styles but none more fashionable and versatile than the V-neck and crew-neck. You can wear these sweaters as a casual, smart casual or even a smart look in winter or summer. Sweaters are essentially season-less. The turtleneck sweater is also a rather versatile, sophisticated and comfortable sweater buy. And what about cardigans? Well, you may never give cardigans a second thought, but that is just plain prejudice. Get over the idea of an old man’s cardigan that buttons up and simply looks ‘uncool’. Start thinking new, trendy and great fashion for men.

Yes, cardigans are a great fashion buy for the modern man and you can ditch the buttons too. For a younger, fresher and more appealing look, opt for a zippered cardigan. Sweaters need not make you look like a mommy’s boy, a nerd or out of fashion. The trick is to purchase sweaters that compliment your shape, skin tone, color and your personal style. Choose from thin, cool cottons for summer and spring wear and thick woolen knits for winter warmth. Sweaters should be on any men’s style manual list of wardrobe must haves.

Caring for your clothing investment

Sweaters are probably not the cheapest clothing item on the market and as such, it is important to know exactly how to care for them properly. Care for a sweater properly and it will last much longer before it becomes comfort clothing, only to be worn at home. The men’s style manual to sweaters advocates hand washing and dry cleaning your sweaters. All your sweaters should be dry cleaned about once each season that you wear them. However, accidents do happen and so does general dirt so hand washing is a fantastic alternative. Hand washing also often leaves your wool and cashmere sweaters feeling softer than when you have had them dry cleaned.

Men's Sweater

Men's Sweater

More Than a Jacket, It’s an Essential

At the top of the list of cool male fashions is a jacket; in general lightweight, incredibly practical, water resistant and often also waterproof and goes with anything you are wearing. Sounds a bit too good to be true, but what has just been described is the Mac.

Unless you live in a semi tropical climate, all men need the jacket that is not only for looking good and keeping you warm. You need a jacket that is an all-rounder, the specific garment you grab on your way out the door and throw it on over whatever other layers you are already wearing. This is exactly what you get when you buy a Mac.

A wardrobe must have

A few years ago the Mac made a huge comeback and since then holds its top place as a cool male fashion item that you simply cannot do without. Macs are so incredibly popular with guys of all ages because it is just so incredibly versatile.

The big designers like Stone Island and Burberry hooked their wagon to the Mac and this pushed aware up about this great all-rounder. Don’t forget that this cool male fashion jacket can be waterproof, so if you want your Mac to be heavy-duty, look for one where the fabric has been treated for waterproofing, and you will be set to go.

Dress it up or down, it goes anywhere

Match a Mac with jeans, tee shirt and hi-tops and you dress it down for cool and casual.  Dress it up when you wear it with trousers and dress shirt or suit, it looks great when you simply button it up. Macs are not just for the young crowd, its design is classic so it spills over easily into the more mature wardrobe without you feeling you too old for such a cool male fashion jacket.

Add to all this the fact that the style simply won’t go out of fashion and you have a long-wearing jacket that will have far more worth over time than what you paid for it. The Mac is one of those essentials that you form the foundation of a stylish wardrobe.

You can choose between the two basic styles of Macs; the long trench coat or the cropped jacket to give even more scope for personal expression. If you haven’t bought at least one Mac yet, your wardrobe is sorely lacking.

Male Jacket

Male Jacket

Casual style in a heartbeat

Get ready because the fashion police are invading your wardrobe and your lifestyle with male style advice that will turn your kit from tardy to trendy in no time at all. Chuck out those drawers full of fashion faux-pas, banish those crocs from sight, even better yet; banish them to the bin. Let go of all those fashion has-been items that are so last decade and make space for a wardrobe that you will wonder how you lived without. Style is not something everyone is born with, but it is something that everyone can learn so listen up and get ready to revamp your casual look.

Laying down the fashion law

Male style advice, tip number one: when you are in doubt as to what to wear, stick with a simple yet very stylish option, a white oxford shirt. Now, before you rush out and fill your casual wardrobe with that and only that, dare to mix things up a little with pinstripe and windowpane shirts too. Don’t go overboard; not too flash or too in-your-face. While out shirt shopping keep repeating your mantra till you fid a shirt that is befitting of it, “simple, stylish, trendy”. Still a little lost? Well, trust us on this one; you cannot go wrong with blue gingham, as long as it is a shirt and not a pair of trousers.

Moving on to denim

What could possibly be wrong with denim, you may ask. Potentially lots of things, it all depends how you wear it and here is some male style advice about it. Stylish denim jeans that are nowhere near skinny jeans are perfect. Denim shorts, however, are a fashion disaster. If you have them, don’t throw them out; someone may just find out that you ever owned a pair. Lock them away, far, far away and throw away the key.

Sports fans beware

Sports fans, wearing a sports jersey may be okay in the comfort of your own home on those weekends when your team is playing. However, the only person who should ever be walking in the street wearing a sport jersey had better be a professional athlete.

Acceptable and unacceptable

Stains are never a good thing, even on casual wear. However, sometimes they cannot be avoided and that is when you need the savvy to decide which stains can stay and which warrant a trip to the clothing store to find a replacement. Male style advice: unacceptable stains include food, drink and other stains that are simply too gross to think about. If there is even a slight hint of any of those, chuck the item altogether. Small and discreet grass stains or a drop of paint is acceptable as a sign of a well-worn garment.

Everyday Casual Style

Smart Casual Look