For years watchmakers were the masters of hype in menswear. Witness the droves of watch fanatics who’d make the pilgrimage to Baselworld every year just to catch a glimpse of a new Hublot, or Patek Philippe slapping an eight-year waiting list on its famous Nautilus and vetting customers like they’re on the FBI watch list.
Few things make getting dressed simpler than having a signature style. It means you know what works for you and how to put it together. It helps you navigate the rails in every store because you can easily discount everything that doesn’t fit that look. But ‘signature’ does not mean wearing the same look every
If there’s a more satisfying feeling when the sun starts to blaze than setting your out of office to ‘on’ and feeling sand between your toes, we’re yet to find it. Unfortunately, unless you’ve won the lottery, chances are you only get to do that for a week or two of the year, and the
Triceps come behind biceps anatomically, located as they are on the back of your upper arms. But they also lag behind the precious “guns” on most trigger-happy lifters’ priority list. “When it comes to appearances, every guy wants to improve what he sees in the mirror, which leaves a lot to be neglected,” says Tim
“Look at this, I’ve got two lads tying my shoelaces. Full on made it, I have.” It’s been 10 minutes since Sam Fender bounded into the The Eagle in west London like a labrador on fizzy sweets. He’s already regaled everyone in the pub about a night out he’d had the week before with comedian
Wearing the wrong shirt in summer is a lot worse than wearing the wrong shirt in winter. When it’s cold, chances are your button-up will be safely nestled under at least one other layer. A summer shirt, however, is often the main event. They tend to be louder, more colourful, more revealing and much harder
Blue might not be the warmest colour but, when it comes to watch dials, it certainly is the most popular. The first wave came back in 2015, when Baselworld seemed awash with the aquatic hue but now what was once something a little avant garde has become a staple in every brand’s collection. And it’s
With its corporate coffee chains, screaming babies and soulless bars, the airport may seem like an unlikely style hotspot. Throw in a pinch of sleep deprivation, a sprinkling of old, pizza-stained loungewear, and what you have is a veritable fashion vacuum. That’s only one side of the story, though. Because, thanks to the frequent comings
The Sneaker Hall Of Fame is FashionBeans’ compendium of the most iconic trainer designs of all time. From the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 to the Nike Air Force One, these are the kicks that have changed the course of footwear history. What makes a good sneaker design? It’s subjective of course, but there are certain
For the modern traveller, the world is getting smaller – it’s easier than ever to fly to far-flung corners of the world. Unfortunately our luggage is also getting smaller and cramming everything you need into a small case or worse, your carry-on bag, is a nightmare. Especially if you have to pack a suit. Whether
They say you can tell a lot about a man by his shoes. If that’s true, summertime is when you really lay yourself bare because, in shorts, your choice of footwear is almost as glaring as your sunburn. More than just what type of shoe to wear, you have to consider if they go with
Nothing says you’re out-of-office like the sun toasting your salt-dusted skin on a perfect sandy beach where minutes feel like hours. And nothing says perfect sandy beach like these idyllic, stuff-of-dreams hideaways. Get your manscaping finished because these are the ultimate beaches to spend your hard earned holiday time on. From the most beautiful beach
Want to smell good this summer? Of course you do. Who, bar bona fide sociopaths and hardcore body odour fetishists, wouldn’t? Sadly, basic hygiene – while a good start – only goes so far in the battle against heat-induced funk. To ensure you always smell fresh, you’ll need an eau de something at your disposal.
It’s a tell-tale sign we’re getting older. Before the wrinkles come and the back goes, a lot of men start losing their hair strand by strand. Male pattern baldness affects more than half of all men, with one study finding that 53 per cent of us will experience moderate to extensive hair loss by our
The island brother to the Oxford, the Cuban collar shirt (sometimes known as the revere or camp collar) is an old-school staple – think Elvis meets Tony Montana – and it’s made a major comeback in recent seasons. Akin to a condensed notch lapel, it’s defined by a pointed, two-tiered collar, and usually comes short-sleeved
Five Easy Outfits For Everything You’ll Do This Summer Most guy’s summer calendars are light on engagements on the Buckingham Palace lawn, and most are still waiting on that invite to the Gold Cup polo tournament. But damp barbeques, day-to-night drinking sessions and other such inevitable scenarios? Booked solid until September, thanks. Here’s how to
A quick Google search for the term ‘bicep workouts’ pulls up a revealing result from Encyclopedia Britannica. “The size of the biceps brachii is a conventional symbol of bodily strength.” But that superficial line doesn’t even begin to cover the extent of our societal – okay, mainly men’s – obsession with this particular piece of
The devil’s always been in the detail. But this is particularly true in summer, when — unless you take a winter break at a nudist resort — you have to rely on fewer square inches of fabric to make you look good than at any other time of year. Though only some satisfy any form of practical need,
There comes a point in every man’s life when he stands in the aisles (and aisles, and aisles) of grooming products, squinting at the label on a mysterious bottle of fluid, with furrowed eyebrows and thinking ‘But what are exfoliating, anti-pore clogging micro-bubbles?’ Male grooming is a booming industry and cosmetics brands are churning out
You’ve scrimped, you’ve saved, you’ve sold your grandma and now you’ve got a sizeable amount to spend on a watch. Bearing in mind this is the kind of money you could splurge on a first-class-all-the-way trip around the world, you’re not going to put it all on black, so to speak, without mulling things over.
Variety is the spice of life, they say. And nobody wants an unseasoned casserole. Novelty, experimentation and the unfamiliar make things interesting. Even a diet of fillet steak and Lafite Rothschild gets dull without the odd hamburger and Pepsi chucked in for good measure. Similarly, your wardrobe should maintain a fine balancing act between the
Successful men often find a uniform and stick to it. They also live on a diet of liquid meal replacements and wake up to train at 4am every morning, but only one of these practices we actually endorse. By removing the need to choose a completely new outfit each morning, your mind is freed up
Today, it’s a fallback piece of trusty menswear but the original polo shirt was designed by French tennis pro René Lacoste in the 1920s, as an upgrade on the long-sleeved button-downs that contemporary tastes somehow thought appropriate for charging round a court. Lacoste disagreed, so capped the sleeves and crafted his shirts from knitted piqué
When they’re not looking to the future for bold new footwear concepts, sneaker brands have a habit of trawling the past for inspiration. Typically, this results in the resurgence of modest, easy-to-wear styles from a simpler time in shoe design. Think the Stan Smith or the Reebok Classic. More recently, however, maximalism has taken over.