Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fashion Basics For Apparel For Men

Did you know when a man reaches a certain age, he begins to take notice of what apparel for men is available, what other men are wearing and how he compares? This is only natural.

Statistically, 8% of men are affected with color blindness while only 0.5% of women are. Even you don't suffer with this anomaly, you may have wondered if your sock color was the best choice for your pants or your shirt went well with your tie.

6 Fashion Basics for Apparel for Men:

1. Match your shoes and belt. More traditional or classic colors like deep tan, brown or black are usually the best. These colors are generally very easy to match with just about any outfit. Wear fabric belts with items such as jeans for a more casual look.

Don't wear dressy belts with jeans and sneakers. If you fall into the suspender category, try not to wear them with a belt unless you're paranoid about losing your pants.

2. Match shirts and ties. To avoid a dated look, experiment with a variety of colors and styles. A tasteful-looking tie is always in vogue. Great choices are plaids, diagonal stripes or solids. Ties are a great way to express your personality, but can be overdone in the apparel for men category. Novelty ties are fine if they complement your suit's color.

3. Trouser designs. Often times, flat-front pants look better on most men versus pleated pants. Almost any man's shape will look good in a flat-front although some heavier men do feel pleats have a slimming appeal.

Flat-front trousers are more stylish. If you desire, you can buy a slightly larger size of flat-front pant and have them altered.

4. Socks. The sock rule is pants, shoe color and socks should match. Socks do not absolutely have to be the exact color of the pants. Patterned socks, such as stripes or argyle, are fine as long as they match your pants color.

Note: One huge fashion faux pas is to wear white socks with anything but gym or athletic clothes.

5. Watches. Some believe a watch is the most important accessory a man can wear. Today, there are a multitude of great watchmakers who have created a variety of styles and price ranges from dressy to casual.

If you like to wear different watches, make sure the band color matches the rest of your outfit. Generally, a brown band with brown shoes and belt, a black band with black, etc. Gold and silver bands go well with just about any color scheme and can add a classy look for more dressy events.

6. Eyeglasses. Besides neckties, eyeglasses can express your style and personality. Be sure each frame complements your overall look.

The fashion basics for choosing great apparel for men aren't difficult. With just a little education and effort, you will soon be able to compete or even look better than most men you know.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Fashion And Common Sense In Boots

Ankle boots are that rare oddity of being an item of fashion as well as being practical but do not pass that piece of information down to your teenage daughter as this will give her the same queasy feeling as discovering that your musical tastes coincide.

This type of shoe not only looks good but the ankle one of the most vulnerable parts of human physiology. Above the delicate ankle and foot is a six foot frame weighing anything up to forty kilos or more and even the clinically obese can stand on their arrangement of over two hundred fine bones and sinew.

In rugby one of the finest tackles is known as the ankle tap wherein a last ditch flip of the foot will send the charging giant forward flat on his face hopefully just inches from the try line.

The Ancient Greeks had an expression to describe a weakness that we still use today. Everyone, they expounded, has an Achilles heel. This is a weak spot and there is no weaker joint in the body apart perhaps from the wrist than the ankle.

Down the leg and along the arm nerve cells send information to pick up a pen or drive a car, to kick a football or just stand upright.

How many objects can you think of as heavy as a fully grown human with a footplate of just a few square inches that can balance upright without falling over?

The equation gets a little muddled when copious amounts of wine are involved but even then it takes a shed load to result in a fall.

Any A & E Doctor will tell you that one of the saddest sights on a Saturday night in any City in the UK is the arrival of pissed up young girls with broken ankles. Wearing high heels and disco dancing is a recipe for a dreadful disaster.

Young girls with broken ankles think of it as a battle scar and try to laugh it off. What the experienced doctor knows is that by the time that girl is a woman in her forties the chances are that arthritic problems will have set in.

Even in times of war the Germans and the Russians wore boots and consequently suffered far fewer ankle injuries than the Commonwealth forces in their shoes cum boots.

The Ancient Greeks knew that a successful army was a well-trained and well equipped army. Napoleon added that an army needs food in its stomach. It is a fact that what you wear gives confidence and not for nothing do some high powered executives wear the very best of everything even if nobody else sees it.

One blue chip company Chairman admits to wearing brand new silk shirts, cotton socks and underwear every single day. He throws them in the rubbish bin at the end of the day but wearing new gives great confidence to face the management.
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