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

 

Winter Weaves: Latest Mens’ Fashion

We’ve often wondered what would happen to the world without its wandering, wistful weaves? 🙂

Can you imagine a world of mens’ fashion with just prints everywhere? Say, a printed white shirt for office or a printed black formal shirt for a dinner party, or even more ghastly-a printed traditional Kurta/Sherwani un-fit for mens’ wedding? Sometimes, we can’t help but think how boring would the world be if there was ‘All print and No weave!’ :-/

Winters, especially in India (well, mostly north-India) are a fabulous time to experiment with beautiful, vibrant colors and like most stylish men in the Wild Wild West, Indian Men should also know a thing or two about the most fashionable weaves to flaunt in otherwise gloomy winters.

Style in case, this beautiful Turquoise Waffle-Weave Sweater which is a great fit for almost all sizes, thanks to the relaxed weave quality which does not look too odd over a bit of a winter-tummy! 😀 <Yay!>

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mens-turquoise-blue-sweater-Waffle-Weave

Second in line to love is this fabulous Herringbone Three Piece Suit for Men, which is a classic choice for some heavy duty professional wear as well as some high-profile stylish dressing for a fashionably updated Indian man. 🙂

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mens-herringbone-weave-suit

Last in the series of our favorite-weaves-for-Indian-men is this fantastic Open weave sweater for all seasons. The rich blue color on this stylish winter wear is ideal for all levels of cold and blends well with stylish outerwear like a casual Jacket or a simple black mens’ overcoat.

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mens-open-weave-sweater

We love this because this simple piece can transform into a ultra-cool yet casual outfit for those who want to play it sporty, whereas it easily merges with understated style of wearing it with a beige coat or a grey blazer in Winters!

Love it, or Not? Let us know in the comments below!

 

xoxo

Winter Trends: Top 4 ways to wear a Mens’ Scarf

Scarves are one of those accessories that guys think are more mysterious than they really are.

Sure, there are a million and one ways to tie the damn things, but my best advice to guys looking for guidance is, well, not to overthink it! The best looks really are those that look like they were done only in a few seconds

What’s so great about scarves, anyways? But friends, really, there are so many different types that look great with a jacket and they are perfect for chilly weather! Check out below top 4 scarf patterns and explore ways to wear them as you read below-

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Neck to Neck: A scarf lives many lives.

How to wear them:

THE PARISIAN KNOT

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Knot it like Beckham.

1. Fold the scarf lengthwise
2.  Drape it around your neck
3. Insert the loose ends through the looped end and gently pull through

Stylist’s note: Make sure, there’s only one knot and is neither too tight nor too lose!

THE LOOSE-ONCE-AROUND KNOT

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Take it Easy.

  1. Drape the scarf around your neck making sure one side is longer than the other
  2. Wrap the longer end around your neck – not too tight! – and let it hang

THE SUIT JACKET TUCK 

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Suit it to the Occasion.

  1. 1. Drape scarf around your neck
  2. 2. Add jacket on top and button

Stylist’s note: A Classic style, best suited with professional attires! Don’t worry about the ends below the buttons, so long as they end around the bottom of the suit jacket. Get creative with a print like the polka dots above

Last: THE INFINITY SCARF 

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Easy & Simple: Just wear with jackets/coats

Pretty self-explanatory, right? Infinity scarves are really simple to use. Simply put it round your neck and you’re good to go! (Loop it twice if it’s long enough)

Stylist’s note: The infinity scarf is generally made of thick wool or a chunky knit, so wait til it’s really cold and you can wear yours with a winter coat. Don’t toss it over a Sweater or a hoodie, as both of them don’t really go together.

 

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?

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Love,

Rashi

The Girlfriend Effect?

Socks with sandals, Red & Green Stripes and Stone washed Denims are the main culprits! Woah! We all have some UN-fashionable SINFUL pieces!

Lets begin with a fact- a whooping 72% of women think there is a “room for improvement” in their partner’s wardrobe!! And almost one fourth have taken steps to ‘remove’ the most offensive clothes permanently! 😉 So, tell us, has it happened with you, too??

More-over in an attempt to “set right” their man’s sartorial choices, many Indian WAGs (Wives and Girlfriends) end up buying more than 40% of their partner’s wardrobe! <really!!> And now this practice of ‘re-branding’ their men has been called the “Girlfriend Effect”. We credit coining of this term to one of our motivator MALE-friend, SVS. 😉

Now, since we’ve talked about it, we couldn’t help but sharing this photo of “Before” and “After” Victoria Beckham has had the Girlfriend Effect on the sultry footballer- David.

David "BEFORE" Girlfriend Effect

David “BEFORE” Girlfriend Effect

See how sloppy long haired David is transformed to the super chic David Beckham ‘after’….

David “AFTER” Girlfriend Effect

😀 Let us know what you think of this post at the bottom here..

Well, Have you gotten better after “Girlfriend effect”?

Hoping for More??

Hoping for More??

Get YOUR girlfriend effect into place by emailing us at fashionbible@stylesaute.com and get awesome-fied by receiving style tips and handpicked fashion personally for you. 🙂

Love,

Shruti

Real Question: I’m straight out of College and have got a brand new job. What bare minimums should I buy for Work?

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Here’s what to buy, and the order to buy it in. I’m aiming for value here, so this will run you well under Rs 20k all told, and you’ll have the pieces for about 15 different outfits.

  1. 1x brown oxford or blucher shoes.  A lightly-used pair of brogues, lace up brown shoes from Woods or Aldo or Zara should do it for you. Steve Madden can be extremely attractive but expensive.
  2. 3x oxford shirts. One white, one blue, one with a simple pattern. Look for BlackBerrys, UCB, Allen Solly, TopShop, F&O, American Apparel.
  3. 2x Chinos. Go to ZARA and Benetton again.
  4. 1x Navy blazer. Jackets are very difficult to fit, so you’re best off buying in a store. H&M, ASOS, Van Heusen, Louis Phillipe could be your good bets.
  5. 1x GOOD jeans.  Gap Selvage in classic or slim cut can be looked into.  Levi’s 514 are also a good choice.  As dark a wash as possible, without any “distressed” details or extraneous pockets.
  6. Grey v-neck sweater or cardigan. Look only in international brands as none of the Indian brands actually sell one!
  7. Accessories: Stick to solid ties in grey, navy, and burgundy. Keep your jewelry to a 2 piece MAXIMUM. Watches count as jewelry. Go for collar stays, belts from Hidesign and Hugo Boss accessories. Calvin Klein metals can be tried.
  8. Another pair of shoes (black)
  9. Another jacket (grey)

If you need assistance in any way, you can always write to fashionbible@stylesaute.com or shruti@stylesaute.com

Love,

Shruti

XMAS PARTY THIS FRIDAY?

Well, Xmas falls on a Tuesday this year but we know you anyways will celebrate it this weekend partying! 😉 So, we’ve put together a few stunning sample outfits for you. You can use these style tips the best if you follow any 2 colors!

An absolutely classic way to get your beige coat & colored pants on the way 🙂

Rock that Color! StyleSauteSometimes, with just the right co-ordinates, you can turn a formal outfit into a casual

Brown Blazer, StyleSauteCheck-it-out 😉 This combination is just so urban and downplayed. Perfect for that wintry office morning!

Check Blazer, StyleSauteWell, these are some ways you can rock the party this Weekend!

If you’re thinking about how these will look on you, you can just email me at shruti@stylesaute.com and we can begin.

Between, we’re just loving this awesome ‘awesome’ beauty of a Blazer we discovered! How do you like it? Please let us know by filling the poll below. 🙂

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