The Oscars were last night! The carpet was bedazzled with the biggest celebrities dressed with the biggest names in fashion. Since we are a men’s style blog, we’ve picked our top looks of the night.
ADAM LEVINE in Armani
EDDIE REDMAYNE in Alexander McQueen
BRADLEY COOPER in Ferragamo
CHRIS PINE in Giorgio Armani
COMMON in Prada
CHANNING TATUM in Dolce & Gabbana
CHRIS EVANS in Gucci
MICHAEL KEATON in Ralph Lauren
Our second runner up for the Best Dressed Man of the Night is…
TIM McGRAW in Lanvin
But our Ultimate Best Dressed Man of the Night is…
CHRIS PRATT in Tom Ford!
He looked so amazingly handsome and confident with his easygoing personality. Seeing him with his wife Anna Faris made us so happy! They are such an amazing couple who not only look like they’re in love, but that they’re always enjoying each other’s company to the fullest. Great job Chris for making suave look so easy!
So apparently it’s “holy” season as of last Wednesday, and truth is, it’s time to let go of trends and styles that have been lingering on longer than needed.
High white socks – We’ve all done this and it’s okay to admit it. But now that you’re grown, it’s time to pack away these socks and invest in some classic pairs that will go along with your big boy wardrobe. Not only are these socks a bit premature in nature, but they make your calves look stubby and gives you the appearance of cankles.
Filled cargo pant pockets – We get it, you have lots of things to carry. But maybe you should invest in something that might be a bit more suitable to carry all of your belongings, or MAYBE you should be asking why you need to carry an insane amount of items? If you’re outing consists of filling up all of your cargo pant pockets, then that is a big N-O. You’ll end up looking like a stuffed pant-bag, that no one wants to be around.
Sandals and socks – Either pick one or the either. Sure, it’s easy to get up and go in this, but if you’re too lazy to pick a side, then maybe you shouldn’t be going anywhere. In the end, you’ll end up looking unkempt and downright sloppy.
Ill-fitting clothing – This should be a no-brainer, but it’s broken multiple times. We get not everything fits perfectly when you buy it, but going into such an investment, you should either make the decision to not buy that item or know that you’re going to have to get it fitted in some way or the other. This applies to sagging/baggy pants, long, oversized shirts, flooded bottoms, and buttons busting out the seams.
Plunging v-necks – We’re not complaining about ALL v-necks, just the one where it’s basically a deep plunge that’s more risque than the women who should be wearing them. What’s worse is when these are attempted to be worn by those who don’t have anything to really show off from it. Either you got it and you flaunt it, but in this case, just say no.
Raggedy shoes – No, we’re not saying to completely get rid of shoes that have a little scruff or smudge here and there since that definitely adds character to your kicks, but it’s time to stop rocking shoes that are beyond any sort cleaning level. We’re talking about holes, any disconnected parts, torn shoelaces…the list goes on and on. Gather your pride, throw them away and get a new pair. They will completely change the feel of your entire look and you won’t be judged by the utter appearance of them because loads of females end up judging you based on them FYI.
Valentine’s Day is coming up…yes it’s THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14th JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING. But the question remains…Do you know what you’re going to do with that special person? Whether it be the actual Valentine’s Day, do not let this opportunity pass you by to show them how much you care. We’ve rounded up date and style ideas you can put together on this annual holiday.
So you definitely want to keep things low key? Spice things up in the kitchen by making a nice romantic dinner together so that both of you have a hand in the night’s festivities. Since you’ll be eating in, try a full course meal complete with appetizers, main dish, and dessert of course. And don’t forget the wine! Even though you technically won’t be in public, DO NOT be in bummy clothes. If you want to be comfortable, it’s fine to be in sweats, but dress it up a bit.
ROMANTIC DINNER DATE
You and everyone else will most likely be taking the usual route by going out to eat on a romantic dinner date. It honestly doesn’t depend where you go, just make sure you make reservations and not unprepared. Nothing blows the mood of the entire night when you and your date have to wait for over an hour to eat. I know ever place has a certain dress code, but because this day is pretty special, DO make an effort and try to dress things up with a nice blazer, sweater/button-up and dark denim. It gives a great balance of looking spiffy, yet casual. Your date will definitely appreciate the effort!
BEACH SIDE CHILLING
You’ll be the King of Romance by taking your date out on an exclusive beach side date. Not only do you get to take free advantage of nature, but you can put your own spin on it by packing a little picnic of all of your favorite treats. Don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on and some to cover yourself as well. Since you’ll be outside and it’ll most likely be chilly, the key is being comfortable and warm. Try playing with layers in a t-shirt, henley and thick zip up sweater with a pair of jeans to last you throughout the night. If your date ends up getting cold some time throughout the date, you can always offer a layer of yours to keep them cozy!
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT DATE
Music can bring forth so many emotions and feelings, and if you and your date both love music, take them to go see some live entertainment. This takes some pressure off of the date since you’ll both be transfixed with what’s being displayed in front of you during the show but it makes for great conversation afterwards. It also helps breaks barriers down by finding a common ground that you both can share. For this type of date, show your edge by rocking a leather jacket over a slouchy top and some military boots.
If you are one to think outside the box of the usual Valentine’s Day date norms, then you’re more inclined to take your date to an artsy show/display, whether it’s a museum or an art gallery. This definitely brings an intimate setting to your date where you have clear subjects to take in, and therefore make for conversation. Bring out your mysterious side by rocking a nice fitted coat over a button-up/sweater and don’t be intimidated to accessorize with a hat and/or scarf. You’ll be mistaken for a true artiste, and what’s more intriguing than that!
Though Valentine’s Day comes and goes really quickly, remember most importantly to show that special person how much you care for them outside of this day. Aside from this mushy gushy stuff, we want to know what date would you most likely take your date on?
Long gone are the days where lumberjacks and mountain men in the woods wore plaid. Plain in the fashion world has become a staying trend, one that has evolved into a basic. Plaid is such a classic print that comes in many colors and styles, that you can match it to your own personal style. Yes there are the infamous button down shirts, but the trends we’re seeing lately transform this look onto an entirely different level.
Add color to the chilly winter days in eye-popping outerwear
Add some flavor to your everyday basics
Stand out from the crowd in a head-to-toe plaid look
The moment when you meet up with some guy you thought was really attractive and you see that he is wearing Polo from I don’t know what decade. I recently have been noticing some bad fashion choices in the polo department. I know preppy guys may get a little hurt from this post but I am just trying to help.
So Lacoste is the first one. Yes Lacoste is a classic. If you are under the age of 35 please NO LACOSTE. When I see LACOSTE on a male, it makes me want to hug you, not sleep with you. If you are going to do Lacoste because you really can’t get away from that alligator then at least do darker colors like black or navy, but NO PALE COLORSSSSSSSSS.
The original Polo man. Say bye bye too, Ralph Lauren. Yes it’s where the name came from but, again, if you are 35 and under DO NOT WEAR. Polos that are rad and will get you some play are LE TIGRE. It’s the one with the little tiger. Super original and chic guys. The non-brand polos that are simple do really well as well. This means absolutely no logo on it. The only exception is if you are playing golf. If you are golfing, any polo goes, but if you are out in public or on a date with a special someone please follow these rules.