How to Wear Glasses

I know there are many articles out there about this subject, and shockingly, after a lot of research, I found out they all contradict each other, everyone has its own take on what kind of sunglasses fit each face shape, but are we all that alike?, that they can just divide us into 4 different kind of faces, people seem to think so. My take in glasses is that they are like scarves, there is a lot of variety and all of them seem to fit everyone, and even though I don’t like telling people exactly what to do, there are several guidelines when it comes to glasses, and it’s not just about shapes, but about making your face look better, because we all know, you will never look hotter than when you’re wearing sunglasses.

Because I know you’ve googled our YouTube’d how to know what shape your face is (believe me, there are so many, one more ridiculous than the next one) I know you know what shape your face is, (if not, psssst, go and find out!), I will divide faces in 4 specific shapes, no one will have the exact same shape but you get the idea.

  • Heart Shape: The top part of your face is wider than the lower part, some call it triangle shape as well, and because of this shape you need emphasis on the lower part of your face, so don’t buy glasses with big accessories on the top of the frame but, go for geometric shapes with thick and plastic frames. Suggested: Ray-Ban Erika
  • Square Shape: You face is full of angles and there’s not difference in length and width, glasses should always contrast and not mimic your shape, this is why you need round glasses with thin frames in order to mark those masculine angles. Suggested: Ray-Ban Aviators

  • Oval Shape: your face is longer than it is wide, that is why you need frames to give you width, thick frames will give you definition and the width needed. Suggested: Ray-Ban Wayfarers

  • Round Shape: You face is like a circle, a d your sunglasses should thin it down, do not even consider wearing round or square glasses, you need rectangular glasses with thin and light frames. Suggested: Polaroid P4126A

 

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Cardigans in the City

Although some newspapers are saying we are about to have 2 weeks of full summer, which for England is pretty much as good as it gets, it is always sensible and sometimes required to have something to throw on for those days that go from Sahara to Iceland in 2 hours, in my case I always carry an umbrella and a cardigan in my bag, a black cardigan will work literally in any occasion, but since it’s almost 30 degrees outside, let’s play with some other colours!, red, green, grey, Khaki, they will always work for this time of year, mind although, what kind of shirt you are wearing, red and pink; black and brown; blue and purple are big no no’s

Zara’s got a great diversity of cardigans that are sold at around 15.99 GBP at the sale taking place at this very moment:

Florals, Florals, Florals

It is the time of the flowers blossoming, the al fresco dining, picnics, sunbathing at the park and flip flop wearing (unfortunately for some), Florals have been with us for many many years, usually for women in the spring or tacky dads at the beach, but as with everything in fashion, Chavy can become trendy in a runway!, This months GQ UK features a fashion section dedicated to florals and I personally think that with the right accessories it could be very fashionable.

Ben Sherman (bensherman.com) has a great variety of long and short sleeve shirts that would look great on you for this hot months. but at £28.00 TopMan (topman.com) is the clear winner of this topic, they offer a great selection of printed shirts that go from prune to wild, it is your pick after all, here are some examples:

 

Wear these florals with plain trousers, and light coloured shoes, take some fancy glasses with you and you are good to go!…

 

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2015 (Paris Fashion Week)

Louis Vuitton will always be very dear to my heart, this new collection is lovely inspired in the 70´s with lots of oranges, browns and shapes. Tracksuits seem to be coming back and the trend is clearly for men to wear shorts, Take a look at the runway and marvel yourself with the creations of yet again a great collection, do this to take ideas and inspire yourself when shopping in the high street!

The Best of Marc Jacobs (Spring-Summer `15)

Runways have never dictated exactly how someone should dress, God forbids, it dictates trends, and these are examples of the trends for the next year, complicated patterns, bright colours for men, and even suits with shorts are seen in the Paris Fashion Week, but I’m not suggesting you to buy a pair of shorts and wear them to the office, never in a million years. But what you could do in order to keep up with fashion is to get some new colours and patterns for the summer instead of wearing the full on suit, wear a trendy wool sweater under your suit instead of a shirt and a tie, a wool sweater believe or not is great for the heat since it let your body breath.

Swimwear for the Summer 2014

                 TopMan £26

As said in previous posts, Summer 2014 is all about bold colours and making an statement. I don’t know about all of you, but in my case, getting into a pair of speedos could cause a panic attack and deep trauma in me, that is why I always opt for swim shorts but, by all means, wear them if you feel comfortable, ES Collection has a wide range of nice looking trunks, and a pair of camo speedos would suit pretty much everyone.

For the rest of us mortals, Swim shorts seem to be the way to go, these TopMan swim shorts are affordable and fashionable, wear them with a nice white t-shirt or vest and colourful flip flops and you are good to go.

There a few tips when going to the beach, when wearing swim shorts, get them short, not all the way to your knees, that makes you look unpolished and worst of all, Short!

Try and keep your top simple as you want everyone’s eyes to go to your trunks, or better yet, don’t wear a top. here’s an example of how to wear a nice and simple shirt, you can wear it after the sun is going down and you’re heading to the local restaurants to have a bite to eat

Lyle & Scott Shorts 55GBP Shirt 48.50GBP

Lyle & Scott
Shorts 55GBP
Shirt 48.50GBP

Colours of the season for Men (Summer 2014)

Being a man doesn’t need to mean being monotone boarding on boring, that is so victorian… it is 2014 after all, and masculinity is no longer defined as wearing black, white and grey. When out of the office and into the town it is time to paint the town red, quite literally I mean. Designers proposed a variety of extravagant colours for this year’s summer. Paul Smith launched a SS14 collection that include pieces like:

£445

These shades of pink, blues and reds that a lot of you would say -Absolutely not, gives you not only the statement of being absolutely comfortable with your sexuality, whatever it is, but the edge of being fashionable and modern. by all means, nobody is asking or suggesting you to dress like a clown, but inspired by this new trend you could have some accents in your daily outfit to bring some different colours in this new season.

Zara offers a variety of chinos for this summer, and FYI they are on a sale at the moment, these trousers that I’m about to show you can give you a sense of what you can wear on saturday afternoon . but please, do throw away the belt all jeans come with!

25.99 GBP

Suits in the Summer

Esquire Magazine refers to Summer as the Forgotten Season, and maybe it is because it’s only 3 months, or because in London we only seem to have 1 week of it. Recently it is been quite hot in the British capital and I can’t help but notice all the sweaty businessmen riding the tube, a black suit or a tuxedo is not very suited for the summer, thick fabrics or polyester do not really scream summer, but for that time of the year that heat is painfully necessary, every person condemned to wear a suit when everyone is wearing shorts and flip flops has to have a go-to suit, that is not only perfectly appropriate for the office (or drinks after 5pm) but that is not going to give you the sensation of being caught in a sauna. The Suits that will suit perfect for this season will range from light brown, khaki or even grey, here are some example of how you can pull it off:

There is no reason to dress like a tacky tourist in the caribbean, summer does not mean hawaiian shirts or flip flops. Summer means BBQs at your friend with a nice balcony that you only see once a year, picnics in the park and drinks outside the pub. Now I can only see you all thinking… What kind of shoes do I wear with my Khaki Suit?, and wait no more. Natural-Leather will give you that polished finish that will make you look like a true fashionista that does not let seasons control him!