Men’s Fashion Suit Tips

60Advice is sometimes better given than taken, I know. Men wear suits to different functions or events all the time. I think some tips on how, when and what to wear, would be of great help to all suit wearing men out there.

  • When you buy an off-the-rack suit, the number one thing to check is how the shoulders fit. Business men should go for the doubled button notched lapel jacket.
  • Always unbutton your jacket before sitting.
  • For a more casual but trendy look take a jacket with a single button. It’s more fashionable to choose a suit with a double vent.
  • Choose a grey suit instead of a black suit unless you are attending a funeral.
  • The collar gap between your jacket lapels and your shirt’s collar can signify an ill-fitting jacket. Thin lapels are more modern and should always be kept in mind when buying a suit.
  • When wearing a tie remember the width of the tie should match the width of the lapel and always go for a classic knot for your tie.
  • A pocket square adds extra volume to your suit and should always match your tie.
  • Your tie should always be darker than your dress shirt.
  • Always take the same colour belt as your shoes and make sure your shoes complement your suit.
  • When wearing a waistcoat, always keep the last button unbuttoned. Wear your waistcoat with a single breasted suit; this adds a formal touch to your suit.
  • If you are wearing a shirt that can expose the cuffs make sure your cuffs are exposed half an inch.
  • If you are wearing a suit with the same colour waistcoat it’s called a three piece suit. When you prefer to wear a suit without a waistcoat you can also wear a cumber band set, which consists of a bowtie and a cumber band which is normally tied around the waist.
  • Remember to unstitch your jackets pocket; it’s normally just tack stitches that can easily be removed with a stitch remover. Also remember to remove the labels from the jacket’s left sleeve. Do this very carefully as you can rip the fabric or neighbouring threads.
  • Do not wear bright socks and make sure your socks are long enough so that when you sit, no leg shows. White socks are also a no-no unless you’re wearing a white suit and shoes.
  • Make sure your jacket is long enough so it covers your zipper and buttocks.
  • Your tie shouldn’t be longer than your waist and also not very short.
  • The hem of your pants should reach the top of your shoes and for a more conservative look, wear your pants long enough to cover your laces.
  • If you are a very sweaty person wear a vest under your shirt so you don’t end up with a wet and sweaty shirt. When wearing a vest make sure it has a deep neck so it won’t stick out at the collar.
  • Make sure you put your men’s suit back into its original bag so that it will stay dust and crease free for a long time.

Located in Johannesburg’s most iconic shopping institution, the Oriental Plaza, Abrams Stores is a family owned and managed business, specialising in high-end, exclusive branded wear for men and boys. Our philosophy is simple, and has been the driving force behind our success – we value quality, exclusivity and customer service above all else.

Matric Farewell Suits

59Are you still trying to decide what you are going to wear for your Matric Farewell dance? Your date probably has the most gorgeous dress imaginable, but you can’t think of a way to match her. Rest assured that these ideas will help you look fantastic.

Luckily the girl always knows what colours to wear to her Matric Farewell. She probably told you that she wants you to wear the same colour. She might not have thought that out properly, since her dress is the colour of scarlet. Don’t wear a bold colour as the suit, wear it as your shirt or tie. You will be seen by your class mates so there’s no need to worry that no one will notice you.

If your girlfriend has generously asked you to pick the theme, what are your first ideas? You want to look good on this day. A part of you is eager enough to wear something that will dramatically stand out, but another is telling you that you should probably tone it down. Don’t do something dramatic unless it’s a group thing.

The theme may be related to the illustrious Red Carpet events. The first thing most people think about is glitter and sequins. Not many guys will want to go with a stage look so why not go with a men’s suit that is made of satin or suede? It looks just as glamorous and you won’t feel like you are on the wrong stage.

What could you possibly wear if the school decided that they want to have a really weird theme? For example, Victorian, Edwardian, Fairies, or a Pot of Gold (yes, it is an actual theme). For the Victorian and Edwardian theme you can easily have tails on your suit with satin-like lapels, or you could wear a tuxedo. Some Matric Farewell planning committees may decide on a weird or outrageous theme in order to be different such as fairies and leprechauns. What could you wear to these themes? Let your date be the colourful one unless you are really into rainbows. If you are then go for a unique style men’s suit and wear a few bold colours that will match the theme.

The point of a Matric Farewell suit is to look elegant and to turns heads. Your Matric Farewell is a once in a lifetime event (unless your date hasn’t reached matric yet) and you should make sure that you are comfortable and stylish in what you choose to wear that night.

Located in Johannesburg’s most iconic shopping institution, the Oriental Plaza, Abrams Stores is a family owned and managed business, specialising in high-end, exclusive branded wear for men and boys. Our philosophy is simple, and has been the driving force behind our success – we value quality, exclusivity and customer service above all else.

Buying Cheap Skinny Jeans for Men

53You might know that not everyone likes it when men wear cheap skinny jeans. The images of emo kids and juvenile skater boys are the first ones that come into your mind when you think of skinny jeans on a masculine man. No worries, however, as our experience tells us that it is not about what you wear, but more about how you wear it and also what you wear it with.

Are Skinny Jeans So Risky For Men To Wear?

Not all jeans are equally skinny, so if you want to avoid looking like a little boy just choose those that are a bit wider. The extremely skinny jeans are indeed usually worn by emo people or those who are really into fashion trends and don’t mind looking a bit feminine. There is a bit of charm to those images, if we were to be honest, but we don’t expect most male population to understand it, and let’s face it – the topic of fashion is mostly a women’s topic, not men’s.

From The Past To Nowadays

The fashion on skinny jeans has emerged in 1950s and has been changing ever since. The tight skinny pants were worn by such big names as Elvis Presley, Beatles and Michael Jackson. Of course, they received very mixed reactions from the crowd for wearing these pants, but that is probably also why this clothing has gained so much popularity. Many other famous rock bands also wore skinny pants, including the glamorous KISS, Metallica and Aerosmith.

Who Wear Skinny Jeans Today

These days you mostly see either glamorous crowd that wear tight designer skinny jeans, or teenagers who wear them with sneakers or dress shoes (which actually is really a good combination, if you know how to choose the items to complement the individuality of your body complexion) with the majority of population preferring the regular fit types of jeans. However, sometimes you don’t have the regular types of jeans that would fit your waist, for example, and that’s when the skinny jeans are chosen instead.

The most common mistakes that people make when buying jeans

The most common mistake the male population makes when buying jeans is they tend to go after wrong sizes. That is true not only for jeans, but for the men’s clothing in general. Remember, guys, that when you buy a shirt its shoulders must coincide with your shoulders exactly, and when you buy skinny jeans you want them to fit your legs as tightly as possible (in fact, this is true when buying any kind of jeans). Most general rule that we like to give to men is that if you think that the clothing fits because there is some “free space” in it – pick a smaller size.

Another mistake that people make when buying jeans is that they rush their decisions whenever they see a big discount on a product. While most shops allow the items to be returned, you still want to base your decisions on the fit and the design first and foremost, and only then price. Women are also guilty of this, by the way.

What Makes a Man Sexy

52What makes a man appealling? Is it his dashing good looks? Is it his rock-hard pecs and abs of steel? Or is it his smile and his personality that takes the top plum?

In a society where everyone seems aesthetically astute, it’s difficult to validate this question for sure. Sexiness is a very subjective matter and is very relative at that. It holds inconsonant views from each individual just as everyone squabbles over tastes in clothes and food. Hence, a universal answer to this blown-up question is an illusion. Nonetheless, having met men from all walks of life with radical tastes and personalities, I think I can provide authentic down-to-earth revelations regarding this subject.

So what makes a man sexy? Take your whiffs off the following:

1. Masculinity

There is more to a man than his firm butt and washboard abs. True, what a woman first notices is his anatomical assets but what lingers in her mind is not all that. It’s his inherent masculinity. It’s in the way he languidly struts across the room with a show of adequacy and grace and the way he flashes the glint in his eyes that ultimately creates the spark. It’s also in the manner that he moves and talks that keeps women’s eyes riveted at him. Being masculine does not merely suggest flaunting a large build or a protective quality but having this natural instinctive masculine self to trigger women’s instinctive feelings of attraction.

2. Smile

A natural sweet smile is one of the greatest attraction of a man. It exudes an aura of congeniality and establishes charisma presence. It also breaks a woman’s resistance and communicates hidden messages without any verbal language. This is why a man who is generous with his smile is guaranteed to maintain a women-magnet profile!

3. Eye contact

A man who knows how to have eye contact is a man who knows how to communicate. Women just like men are absolute attention seekers. They want men to listen and to take heed of the things they say. Thereupon, they demand affirmation. Eye contact is a way of ratifying. It makes a woman feel sufficiently attended to and cared for. Eye contact makes women feel so extremely special that they tend to sometimes melt right on the spot.

4. Confidence

Confidence makes a man. There’s just something about the appeal of wealth and power that women can’t resist. Antithetical to how most people view it, giving off that commanding vibe isn’t always dependent on one’s bank account. Men can actually take on that aura of authority just by moving through life with an air of self-assurance and a boost of self-esteem.

5. Aromatic sense

If a man is a making of a heartthrob onscreen and is a hunk on a ramp but stinks, he definitely goes down the cutthroat world. No woman likes a man who smells a bit too ripe like he just spent 24 hours locked in the bathroom. If a man looks good and smells even better, women are bound to swarm around him.

6. Sense of Style

Some men just don’t seem the type to go with the fashion trend. But it does not mean that they are passe. Some just have their own personal preferences and resist the lure of punked-up garments. Actually, it’s not the clothes that make a man sexy. It’s how he carries his apparel with confidence and ease that does. Clothes don’t entice women, it’s the man that makes those clothes look good in him that wiles them.

7. Communication skills

Intellect is a factor in today’s attraction equation. We are in such a competitive world that anyone without it is immediately slighted. But intellect without communication skills is not an attractive product. Conversational skills are necessary for any man to win the tilt. He must know when and how to start up a conversation and carry it on ’til it tapers off. He should not patronize women and is not so full of himself. It is believed that if a man is able to stimulate a woman’s brain juices in a conversation, it is likely that he can stimulate her other juices as well.

8. Sensitivity

Sensitivity is sexy but too much sensitivity is feminity. So where do we draw the line? When we talk about sensitivity on the right scale, it means having a sense of empathy, confidentiality and trust rolled into one. When a woman confides something, a man’s initial reaction is to help her find a solution or fix it himself. This is not sensitivity. When a woman expresses her feelings, she just needs an ear to insorb the steam out of her being. A sexy man sees this through and gets women every time.

9. Sense of Humor

Laughter releases chemicals that create a sense of well-being, which is a wonderful turn-on. A man equipped with a good sense of humor automatically wins his points on the sexy scale with women. With the mighty use of his expression and wits combined, he becomes an addiction that women just can’t get enough of. Women think that if he can evoke them with laughter in public, chances are he can also make them giggle in bed.

10. Oddity

Extrinsic and intrinsic personal abilities and traits that are considered unique and superior by a woman’s biology and also by the society to which she identifies with are, to varying extents, very charming to the female species. If a man has the gift of music or have potential fancy footwork or simply has art at his fingertips, he can charm his way anywhere. A mysterious facade that keeps her intrigued and guessing is also deemed bewitching. But a man’s resistance to a woman’s seduction is considered the prime. It’s effects are naturally ingrained into the “sex” part of a woman’s brain that it drives her motors purring all the time.

What makes a man sexy is but everything about him and even more. Whether it be on the surface or skin deep, it’s just a matter of projection. Every man is sexy in their own ways. They just have to feel that in themselves so the seething sexiness comes out of them naturally.

Tips for Buying Ankle Boots for Men

54What a man wears on his feet is a reflection of his personality. Slip-on sandals may reflect a lazy personality while dirty untied sneakers will convey an “I don’t care about much” attitude. Over-all, the type of shoes that a man wears will definitely determine if he will be lucky with women since women tend to judge a man by his choice of footwear.

One of the safer choices for men’s footwear are ankle boots since they are trendy while still maintaining a low profile. The shoes will also convey a masculine look without being too aggressive. Needless to say, women will tend to like men wearing ankle boots since they reflect a macho gentleman appeal.

The shoes are versatile shoes that can be used for a lot of reasons. They can be used for work, for casual affairs or can even be used for formal wear. However, a person who is planning this type of shoes must consider the following:

Type. These are limited mainly for two different uses. One style of ankle boots is designed primarily to be used for formal to casual affairs. These are known as dress boots. The other type of men’s ankle boots is engineered for hiking. These type are made out of durable materials aimed to give hikers added support. It is advisable for a man to have both a dress boot and a hiking boot. However, if he has to choose only one, he should choose the type that he will use more on a regular basis.

Style. These are designed for casual to formal wear differ in style. There are dress ankle boots that have broguing or tiny perforations that add detail to the design. There are dress boots that are plain. Some boots have laces while others are elastic or zipped up. The choice of style will ultimately depend on the fashion sense of the person buying them.

Size. When choosing an ankle boot, the size should comfortable fit the person’s feet and ankles. Ankle shoes that are too lose or too tight may cause cramping and blistering to the wearer. Before buying a pair, men should know their feet measurement and choose the correct size accordingly. They could ask for a shoe store clerk that can assist them in choosing the right size.

These shoes are well worth the investment since they are durable and comfortable at the same time. Depending on the choice of material and style, ankle boots can stay with you for a long period of time.