With the sun shining brightly and models and celebrities dashing to and from the catwalk shows, I spent most of my time during the British Fashion Council's latest London Collections Men SS16 event wondering two things: How much of what was on the catwalk would my husband wear? Will London Collections Men ever be as successful as the women's collections at London Fashion Week?
Sports bags and rucksacks are apparently acceptable because they have "a manly strap" plus they are a bag that "You can carry a laptop, a gun, a pair of football boots or a drill in. It will never have hair product in it."
My brothers and I are going in for my dad's gifts and this year I've decided not add on any freestyle element after a number of recent, let's just say 'Pinterest fails' in the DIY gift-giving department.
Men's tailoring in the U.K is currently thriving and now the dust has settled on another frantic weekend at London Collection:Men for The Dapper Chapper, I've now had a good chance to reflect.
TOPMAN went for a Punk and California surfer look at the beginning of London's Collection Men 2015, with their spring summer 2016 range. London Collections Men, the annual fashion showcase, that brings out the established, as well as emerging new labels from London.
We are seemingly spoiled for choice when it comes to dating in the digital age, so to help you stand out from the crowd, I will show you how your appearance alone can speak volumes before you even utter the first "hello."
Although the likes of Patek Phillipe, Nixon and Michael Kors have been presenting rose gold pieces for years, popularity has increased with the dapper gent after the likes of Bartmans Siegel, Burberry, Gieves and Hawkes and Hackett included these statement pieces in their SS14 shows.
You'll start checking yourself out in the mirror way more. Partly because you look more awesome, but also because you always need to make sure you don't look too homeless.
I live by the 'sometimes, always, never' rule which is what you need to remember when it comes to your jacket. Sometimes do up your top button, always do up your middle button & NEVER do up your top button.
It seems strange that with YouTube as such a large platform and menswear growing larger and larger as an industry in the UK, there aren't many independent British YouTube personalities - if you know of any more, please comment below and add them here!
Men are supposed to take 10 seconds to get ready. Why? Because everything goes together: shirts, jumpers and skinny jeans or chinos - et voila: the professional Scandinavian late-twenties hipster reincarnated.
The landscape for today's man is one apparently in a shift from 'metrosexual' to 'spornosexual' while at the same time being a feminist and managing the anxieties and stresses that modern life brings. Or as one of our readers succinctly put it: "A balancing act that very few achieve." So here' a (firmly tongue-in-cheek) look at where HuffPost Men stands in the market of men's mags.
Suit tailoring is an old business and we talk in yards and ounces. The weight of a cloth - it's thickness, heaviness - is measured as ounces per square yard (a yard is three by three feet). Or, for the metric readers, it can be measured as grams per square metre.
What I treasure in an age of media trained, talent vacuum 'celebrity' clothing lines, is that Lagerfeld is a uniquely gifted character who will always speak his mind, no matter how controversial.
Now I've always reckoned that girls have it a little easier than us boys when it comes to glad rags. The classic little black dress is a failsafe, and the sheer number and variety of cuts, styles and fabrics that women's clothing comes in mean that girls really don't have to as much thought in order to look special.
It's that time of year again, the nights are long, the temperature's dropped and the high streets are packed with shoppers. As the festive season begins a lot of people will be buying wallets and purses as presents. So, I thought this would be a good time to pass on a few tips on what to look for.