Men’s Fashion

The writer Jared Diamond keeps presenting the evidence: no matter what doom and gloom you read in the papers, statistically these remain the best time to be alive – ever. We live longer, healthier, more secure lives than at any time in history. Not to trivialise such a thought, but the same might be said
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Aside from the question of who of sound mind would plan their big day in the darkest depths of winter, figuring out what to wear for a winter wedding is more often than not a complete pain in the backside. Black tie? Red tie? Air tie? Go sans socks or wear bright white tennis socks?
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Unless you’re a male model posing shirtless on a sailing boat during a thunderstorm (for argument’s sake, we’re going to assume you’re not), looking good during a downpour is no easy task. However, getting a soaking from mother nature doesn’t always have to send your style credentials drifting down the gutter and into the drain.
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The concept of ‘power dressing’ feels obsolete in this day and age. Rigid dress codes have largely been relaxed since the stiffly shoulder-padded eighties. For every suited and booted corporate titan, there’s a Mark Zuckerberg in a hoodie, grey T-shirt and jeans – with the power to buy them outright. Indeed, some argue that 21st-century
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There are plenty of minimum age limits (drinking, gambling, Quentin Tarantino movies), but bar driving, nowhere near enough maximum ones. It’s alarming, given that letting myopic septuagenarians loose on streetwear can result in an equally horrific car crash of the mutton-dressed-as-lamb or badly packed sausage variety. Which is why FashionBeans has decided to impose some
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There are few men who would pass up the opportunity to look a little better each morning (and that probably includes you, seeing as you’re here). But most, understandably, want to do so without spending any more time in front of the mirror. Far from an impossible task, these eight low-effort, high-reward style hacks for
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There was a time, not too long ago, when if you picked up a men’s style magazine, you couldn’t move for features on icons like Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and John F Kennedy. Fair enough. These guys had impeccable taste, it’s true, but they are all American and they’re also dead. We’re biased here at
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It’s difficult to believe that, just a few years ago, pretty much the only people wearing backpacks were either gap-toothed school kids who needed something to stash their Pokemon cards in or, well, backpackers. These double-strapped receptacles were always far too functional to be considered fashionable, and to begin wearing one day-to-day was to admit
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Not every fashion trend is worth paying attention to. Indeed, most are fleeting moments that generate little momentum before fizzling out, making room for the next batch. Some, however, are genuinely interesting, and have the potential to change the way we dress forever. Take Marlon Brando, who, throughout the 1950s, defied the suit generation and
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There is more than one David Gandy. There’s the version you know, the one with the blue-eyed stare, the torso and the tailoring. And there’s another, one who operates away from the flash bulbs, the man behind the supermodel. On set today, both Gandys are present. The concept of this exclusive photoshoot for FashionBeans, devised
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