Stylish Winters: Formal Black Outfit for Men

February begins with a warm approach to harsh winters. The weather slowly moves to a cozier onset with temperatures fit for a stylish wardrobe change! This February, we want to tell you how to leave the cozy, chunky knits for cold windy weather behind and welcome warm stylish Blazers! 🙂

When we realized that the month of love was truly also the month of weddings, and how a few members wrote to us for help, we put our thinking caps on to figure out the just right mix of spice and style great for your needs and ofcourse, the wallet.

The Curious Case of “I have everything BLACK”

Do you own a pair of black trousers? And, a black Blazer or a coat?  If yes, then we need you to know that you’re already half way through! :- ) To make it better, we recommend-

  1. Checking the blazer and getting it fitted on shoulders, chest and other areas! Take it to a good tailor and get it custom-fitted.
  2. Check the trousers. Can you make it slimmer at the ends? Is it too tight, too loose or has iron-stains? TIP- If yes, then don’t bother to get it fitted. You need a new one! Choose the darkest black which looks richer than its predecessor.
  3. Keep the Blazer and Pants together and exact-match their colors. Thumbs-up, if they do. If they don’t, you need to replace either of them! (Write to us if you need help in choosing the right Black Blazer)
  4. Find a crisp white shirt. Absolutely plain. Preferably, new.
  5. Wear them together. Choose a striking color for a Pocket-square. Groom your hair and smile. Voila!
Formal Wedding outfit- All Black, black blazer, dark coat and white shirt with black trousers.

All Pepper, with a Dash of Salt.

Hope you like it!

Let us know. 🙂

Shruti

 

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Top 5 trends You’ve TOTALLY got to Steal from the OSCARS’13

When it comes to Men, it’s all about the Tuxedos, the Style and the Babes at the 2013 Oscars. Sifting through the images, we could see 5 definite trends that I’m sure will be sticking around for a while. Want to know what they are?

1. The Beard

Beards to Tuxedo, is, Whisky to Ice.

Beards to Tuxedo, is, Whisky to Ice 😉

Stubble's no Trouble anymore!

Stubble’s no Trouble on Tuxedo anymore!

Beards are suddenly so HOTT, Cool and SEXY, all three together! Beards and Tuxedos and Hot men are going to be our buzz words for a while now.

2. The 3-Piece Suit is BACK!

Does the 3-piece Suit make Bradley Cooper look Hotter than we imagine?

Does the 3-piece Suit make Bradley Cooper look Hotter than we imagine?

3. The Intricate, GOLDEN Button.

We're Digging the Gold Buttons on his Dress shirt

We’re Digging the Gold Buttons on his Dress shirt

4. The Prescription Glasses

Vicious Glasses on Mr. Michele Hazanavicius

Vicious Glasses on Mr. Michele Hazanavicius

Raybans have a new fad- the Prescription Glasses, well which has now been in the market since long, and Now worthy to be called PURE Fashion. And we’re loving the way everybody stylish in our team has got them and are sporting the Cat-print, the mosaic print power-less but very Powerful 😉 glasses!

5. The Shiny Skin for Clean-Shaven.

Tom Cruise flaunts the flawless skin at Oscars'13

Tom Cruise flaunts the flawless skin at Oscars’13

This is what we love about English Men. 😉 They slather some rich lotion on their freshly scrubbed skin and they’re ready to roll, but Indians are not far behind either. Ironically,  the Indian dusky skin, with a bit of sheen, is just the skin English women crave for!! 😉 Any more reasons you need, Men?

Lovely readers, don’t forget to sign yourselves up for Personalized Styling Tips on http://signup.stylesaute.com/

Love,

Rashi

The ULTIMATE Guide to Looking Sharp: Blackberrys!

We know how it is at Work. Many deadlines, some stress, some fun and definitely a lot of Style if you read StyleSaute’s blog often 😉

Now, you know how we just love the word ‘random’ and ‘abrupt’ so here it is an interview of one of our favorite brands- Blackberrys! We may be a bit Random, cuz thats how Style always is, 😉 but Blackberrys is one home grown brand that we’re proud of and love for its Structure, for a change 🙂 We love the Sharp-ness and the Power BB shirts come with. So read below and see what a few top shots at the brand are talking!

1. What are the most famous fits from Blackberrys and Why?

Slim fits. In trousers, our B90 fit which is low waist, slim fit has been the most popular fit. Needless to say, in all things fashion, it’s the slim silhouette which has been ruling. 
Your Stylist can help you look Sharp.

Your Stylist can help you look Sharp.

2. what occasions do your customers buy Blackberrys for?
Blackberrys stands for the dressed up look across ALL occasions. A complete wardrobe solution can be found here.
3. How do you describe the mood of your average Blackberrys customer?

Young, go getter, fashion conscious and willing to experiment.

Someone who is individualistic and adds his own twist to his ensemble.
This requires a mindset which is fashion aware, willing to take risks and the confidence/ ability to carry it off well.
how to look slimmer men

Slims & Chinos for Men

4. Any style tips you’d want to share for men who are slightly round on the belly?

Our website, facebook and twitter community has some interesting dressing up FAQs and latest fashion advice. 

We got speaking with Aparajita Biala, a super hot marketer and a Woman-in-standing 😀 at BBs and this is how it looked-

1. Your Favorite place: By far, my recent favorites have been its been my window seat at home, mountains: the summit of kedar dome ( 22410 ft ) and Island peak (20,100 ft ), river walk by thames, London.

2. Your fave style heaven in India for men: Blackberrys J

3. What from Blackberry’s range would you choose to buy for your spouse: I think I would pick up pretty much everything; but the top 2 would be – the bandgala jacket, which accentuates the ‘V’ of a man. And well, ofcourse, one can never get enough of a man in a crisp white shirt.

Band Gala suits for men, bandh gala suit for men

Blackberrys Band-Gala is just so Chic

4. Do you help your spouse do his shopping? How frequently: I’m sure I would, if I did had a spouse. I would imagine, it would be all the time! J

5. Your spouse’s fave brand: Can’t answer that one, I’d have to imagine Blackberrys will have to be up there for him

6. Your fave mens’ brand apart from Blackberrys: Paul Smith is an interesting brand – quirk and humour matched with classics. 

7. Your fave mens fashion blog! 🙂

There aren’t too many in mens fashion blogger domain in India unfortunately. However, I’ve been following StyleSaute off late and think it has great potential.

Some of the other portals I follow are thesartorialist, GQ, styledotcom amongst many others.

Well, that was some insight. Glad to know we’re on the list with GQ! 😀

And, thank you Aparajita for letting us know your favorites across Travel, Clothing and more but I guess we’ve interested our readers enough on other important aspects of BlackBerrys and your life! 😉 Hope ONLY Sharp Men were listening!

So, you know if you want to look SHARP-er and dont know where to begin, you just need to sign up on http://signup.stylesaute.com/ or email it to me at shruti@stylesaute.com

xoxo

Too Casual? Not good for your Image!

Here are a few tips on how to dress sharp and to roll-it-like-the-boss at Office.

Now understand please, that these are elementary and many of you might not benefit heavily from the advice but readers who believe that a tee & a slipper looks super-cool on a 30 year old, I must tell you that it doesn’t! 😉 and it’s time you started dressing fashionably at like your age.

Street-Rocker at 30? Not Cool, anymore!

Street-Rocker at 30? Not Cool, anymore!

Some Basic Things to Remember when you’re trying to change your image from ‘Street-rocker’ to “Serious Professional”

Look professional if you want people to take you 'Seriously'.

Look professional if you want people to take you ‘Seriously’.

  • Switch to collared shirts from Tees.
  • Wear Pants/Pleated Trousers other than just blue jeans  (Wear khakis, dress pants, etc)
  • Shave your beard everyday, Keep a clean haircut
  • Stop wearing tshirts with words on them! 😀
  • Wear brown and blue socks – always choose darker color tones than your pants
  • Wear shoes more often than you wear sneakers… and make sure they look good.
  • Match your belt to your shoes
  • Buy a formal laptop bag and stop carrying that Reebok backpack to work.
  • Get a watch that isn’t digital!
  • Gingham. Trust me
  • Change your glass-rims from colored to “Black”
  • Don’t put an item of clothing on unless it is clean and Iron-ed!
  • Limit your use of shorts to a stroll at the market!
  • Start practicing speaking in one-line without using too many “kinda”, “like”, “You know what!” and slangs.
Know what is IN and What will Suit "You!"

Know what is IN and What will Suit “You!”

You know what to do when you feel short of recommendation on What to Wear. Shruti@stylesaute.com can be your friend in distress. 🙂