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How to Wear 3 Patterns or Prints (P)

When it comes to creativity and originality in outfits, many people are looking for unique way to express who they are and their aspirations through their outfits. One way many men (and women) choose to do it is by mixing prints and patterns. While most people stick to two prints or patterns in one outfit, [...]

The Guide to the Nehru Jacket (B)

Most suit jackets, blazers and sportscoats are based on the same patterns and styles. However, there are alternatives to the classic suit jacket, which have a great dose of style as well. One of these is the Nehru jacket.     Style and history The Nehru jacket describes a hip-length tailored coat for men (but [...]

Matching Your Shirt and Tie: A Guide (P)

Wearing a shirt and a tie is one of the strongest things associated with manliness. Many men from around the world wear shirts and ties on a daily basis and some only on certain occasions. Because they wear them so often or because they want to make sure they look great on a special day, [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Proficiency Style Guides, Shirts, Ties|2 Comments

Growing a Beard: The Complete Guide (P)

Many guys today are very interested in beards and in growing a great beard or even just a mustache. However, a lot of men don’t know how to go about growing a beard, what this implies and what they can do to make it grow faster. It might sound as easy as simply putting down [...]

By | November 15th, 2014|Beard and Mustache, Proficiency Style Guides, Style|11 Comments

The Complete Guide to Mixing Patterns and Prints (P)

Mixing patterns and prints is a little trickier than mixing colors, as when you are mixing colors, you can use the color wheel to see what colors go together well. Prints and patterns however, are a lot of times a combination of colors to begin with; their components have shapes which you need to establish [...]

By | May 23rd, 2014|Fashion Advice, Proficiency Style Guides|7 Comments

A Guide to Coordinating the Colors of Your Clothes (+Examples) (P)

The color theory Color coordination is one of the most important things when it comes to style. A well-thought outfit always has an advantage as opposed to an outfit that has not been so carefully put together. We wrote a while ago a complete guide on how to choose the colors of your clothes. In [...]

By | May 5th, 2014|Fashion Advice, Proficiency Style Guides|42 Comments

Classic Patterns: A Complete Guide (P)

Patterns are defined as discernible regularities in the natural world or in a manmade design. They are characterized by the fact that they repeat one or more elements in a predictable manner. Natural patterns are usually a lot more chaotic than manmade patterns, and often involve fractals. In fashion, patterns are often used on clothes [...]

By | April 13th, 2014|Proficiency Style Guides, Style|2 Comments

The Complete Guide to Jacket Lapels (P)

When a man dresses up, we feel that he needs to pay attention to all the details of his outfit. We always like to say: do it right and do it big! Certain elements are sometimes overlooked though and can create an involuntarily inappropriate look. Lapels are at often times a feature of a suit [...]

By | March 28th, 2014|Blazers, Proficiency Style Guides, Style, Suits|9 Comments

Choosing the Best Color of Clothes for Dark Skin Tones (B)

Choosing the right color of your clothes can be a challenging process and many people wonder what the best way to create a color scheme that will flatter your natural look is. In a previous article, we talked about the color wheel, which is a useful instrument when it comes to putting an outfit together. [...]

By | February 14th, 2014|Proficiency Style Guides, Style|51 Comments

Choosing The Colors Of Your Clothes According To Your Skin Tone (P)

Have you ever wondered what colors look best on you? Of course, this is something that varies from person to person and is relative, as the best clothes for you are the ones you like and feel good in. But generally, some colors look better on different skin tones. The colors we wear can make us look healthier or pale. Wearing [...]

By | April 18th, 2013|Fashion Advice, Proficiency Style Guides|38 Comments

The Fragrance Wheel: Choose Perfumes Like A Pro (P)

Smelling is, even though we don't realize it on a daily basis, a sense that we use more often than we imagine. We don't notice smells so much consciously (unless they are very strong or we want to perceive them consciously), but we notice them unconsciously. This is why we think that perfumes are a [...]

By | March 29th, 2013|Fragrances, Proficiency Style Guides|23 Comments

Choosing Your Haircut According to Your Face Shape (P)

Your haircut is a great way to express your personality. A good haircut can project an image of yourself that you want to convey to world, it can make you feel good and confident and will ensure you that you will present the best version of yourself to the world. Choosing the right haircut will [...]

By | February 14th, 2013|Proficiency Style Guides, Style|20 Comments

Choosing Glasses according to Your Face Shape, Hair and Eye Color (P)

More and more people these days need glasses as a result of spending too much time in front of screens, as the TV or the laptop, or due to other factors. Many people though do not feel very comfortable with wearing glasses. Maybe some just have bad memories from their childhood, when they were being [...]

By | January 31st, 2013|Fashion Advice, Proficiency Style Guides, Style|36 Comments

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Tie (P)

If there is one thing that is globally associated with men and style, that is the tie. The tie is the thing that confers a man elegance. In the article below, you will be able to read all things related to ties, broken down in sections.     Ties and fabrics Don`t forget to [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Accessories, Fashion Advice, Proficiency Style Guides, Style|3 Comments

The Professional Way to Choose the Colors of Your Clothes (P)

Be in the know-how! Color combination is really an important part when it comes to making a first impression, because it confers a personal touch. Through colors, you communicate more about yourself and most people process color interpretation faster than other aspects of your look. It is a very refined way of communicating [...]

By | January 5th, 2013|Fashion Advice, Proficiency Style Guides, Style|41 Comments