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Statement-Making Cardigans

Searching for a less casual layering alternative to a blazer? Look no further. Cardigans are your perfect winter companions, taking you through the cold weather in warmth and style. So what’s a cardigan?

It’s a knitted jumper that fastens in the front and that can be layered atop a shirt, a normal tee and pretty much anything else. What makes it a wardrobe staple is that it serves the same purpose of a jacket – keeps you warm and can be both buttoned for a more formal look and unfastened for a casual one. Brands such as Gucci, Polo Ralph Lauren and many others have all put their little spin on the cardigan and it’s all very much promising. Now how to wear it with style? First things first; get a good fit and let it properly wrap your body. Other matters such as the color, the thickness of the knit and the style is all up to you! Our advice? Go for shawl collars this season.

And so, we’ve scoured the best cardigans in the Photo Gallery.

 

Cindy Menassa

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Brave the Heat in Linen Shirts

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It’s not summertime without a few of the best linen shirts a man can find. With the sun shining so bright and the air oh so warm, one couldn’t imagine going through the hot season without lightweight shirts. And by lightweight, we definitely mean linen.

Perhaps the mere thought of linen shirts might bring back the memories of those sweet summer days you spent laying by the pool, watching the sunset or even gallivanting by the beach shores to find your other half. But will all the daydreaming aside, linen shirts mean one thing and one thing only: staying smart when the writhing sun comes out. But how could one stay smart when it’s a scorching start to the season? Well, styling linen shirts is as easy as 1,2,3. All you have to do is pair them with either cargo pants, a pair of casual jeans, jersey shorts or even another linen suit to seal the deal!

Whether you’re just spending your day in the office, going on a warm weekend getaway or going to the beach, linen shirts will make sure you turn your warm days into fashionable ones!

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Onia
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Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Keep Calm and Wear Summer Shorts

Is there anything cozier than a fresh pair of shorts to take you through the warm days of summer in style? We think not.

For a little while now, shorts have reached a much wider audience, what with the proliferation of chinos and all its derivatives. And while popular opinion would dictate that shorts are more on the “chilled” side of the spectrum, we’ve come to find that any man can turn a laid-back outfit into something classier and more stylish. So shorts, how will you wear them? Well for starters, there are no rules as long as you’re not tucking your short-sleeved tee inside of them – dad in the 90s style. But if we were to give you a couple of pointers on how to enhance this style, we’d probably veer you towards the relaxed attitude of a linen shirt or a denim shirt, let loose on top of said shorts. Pair it all with boater shoes or white sneakers, and you’re ready to go!

So beautiful people, get ready to wear some pretty fancy shorts this season!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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10 Must-Have Short-Sleeve Shirts to Kick-Start Spring

You know you’re in the dead of Spring when the dapper short-sleeve shirts come creeping out. So why should you substitute your average-length standard shirts with shorter-sleeve ones? Aside from the fact that their lightweight and aired-out structure is the best combination for the warmer season, they can also be worn to any occasion, can take you from day to night in style and dapperness and are this season’s most up-and-coming trend. And as much as we love rolling up the sleeves of our shirts, having short ones can already save you the trouble from wrinkling your shirts. Can anyone ask for more?

Now we get it, if you’re associating them with the “nerd of the classroom” type of wardrobe, it’s because you were trained to think so. But just as it seems, the nerd-vibe is the only vibe you should be mimicking this season. The trick here is to find the best fit for you – not too large and not too tight – and to style your short-sleeve shirt correctly. You can do so by pairing it with chinos, shorts or even your favorite pair of denim jeans.

So are you sold? If so, we’ve scoured the best short-sleeve shirts for you!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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10 Must-Have Ties to Funk Up your Day

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/Gucci

Looking for a new and innovative way to create quite the impression? Stop right there, we’ve got just the solution for you. There’s nothing as powerful as a statement tie to show you’re right here. And even if you’re not a tie-person, there’s always an occasion that demands you wear one.

So taking into consideration the fact that you should always have a tie on hand whenever the occasion calls for dapperness, a gentleman should always own a business tie, an every-day tie and a tuxedo tie. But if there’s one thing that will always instill some funk into your outfit, it’s a fun, colorful and bold tie. That said, the Spring-Summer 2018 runways were chockfull of these beauties, from polka dotted ones, to striped ones and more lively styles. To make the most out of statement ties, one should always pair them with classic outfits, as to not create a clash in terms of colors, styles and whatnot.

To help you out, we’ve scoured 10 must-have funky ties that will surely add a little zest to your every-day look.

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Squared and Sharp

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Reverso Tribute Moon watch
 
Cartier, Santos de Cartier watch
 
de Grisogono, New Retro watch
 
Patek Philippe, Golden Ellipse Selfwinding watch
 
Boucheron, Reflet Large watch
 
Parmigiani Fleurier, Kalpagraphe Chronomètre Titanium watch
 
Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic Sandblasted watch
 
Hermès, Carré H watch
 
Cartier, Cartier Privé Tonneau watch
Cover Photo Courtesy of de Grisogono

Squared watches might be one of the rarest styles in the world of watchmaking, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. And by squared, we don’t only mean the timepieces that feature a dial of a square shape, but also every watch with cases that take a shape with angles. Whether we’re talking about a square, rectangular or tonneau-shaped dial, the production of such a watch requires a high level of watchmaking skills – which makes the creation of such a piece a challenge in its own right.

This somehow explains the rarity of this style – which personally, I find quite charming when adorning the wrist of a man. That probably explains the reason that makes the adjective “sharp” quite suitable in the description of a masculine style, don’t you agree?

With this in mind, some watchmaking houses have decided to take the challenge and provide the world with some impressive squared creations. From Cartier to de Grisogono, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe and Parmigiani Fleurier – to name a few, the list is not short to say the least. If you’re ready to add this must-have style to your watch collection and take your style as a fashionable man to a new level, take a look at our list!

If not, you can always check out our edit of the best men’s timepieces from this year’s edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Smart in Optical Glasses

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The past few years have been the years of pulling off eyeglasses like a pro. And how so? By simply owning your vision deficiency and making it look “cool” – per se. Because yes, it’s perfectly fine that you have to wear eyeglasses and it’s more than okay to own it.

So how to make an otherwise average pair of eyeglasses look so dapper on you that you won’t even know what hit you? The trick here is to find the perfect style and fit that compliment your face and ultimately, to really understand the shape of your face. If you haven’t done so already, then please take a minute to look at yourself in the mirror before choosing your options. If your face is round then odds are you’ll look much better in rectangular frames or wayfarers. A heart-shaped face would look better with rounder frames while structured jawlines and squared-shaped faces would be optimized with aviators.

Once you have that figured out, all is left for you to do is pick your favorite style and wear it with a big fat smile. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the most trending optical glasses right now.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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