Straight Collars

A straight collar complements nearly any type of facial structure, so it is a good choice for people who prefer simple shirts without risk. Straight collars are a good general-purpose bet for most men; this type of collar is generally regarded as a safe, conservative pick and so is widely available in menswear stores. Straight…

Belt Buckles

The buckle is the most prominent part of a man’s belt – and is often seen as wearable art, inviting the viewer’s attention and providing a focus for the wearer’s style. In practice it makes more sense to treat the style and appearance of the belt buckle as an important (but not central) element in…

Belt Color

When a belt is matched correctly with your suit, the result can be remarkable – the belt can unobtrusively complete the outfit. Without you being aware of it, the belt literally holds everything together. The color of the belt is key to this. The concept in deciding the right color for a man’s belt is…

Belt Length and Width

Have you ever noticed an extra length of tail on a men’s belt awkwardly peeking out on an otherwise perfectly dressed person? Because it is so unexpected, it diverts the attention from both the fashion mix and the overall look. The length of the belt is absolutely crucial to the look and should be the…

Belts

The belt has been an indispensable part of the man’s suit for generations, though its purpose has varied. The basic utilitarian belt has been around since the Bronze Age, typically for warmth and as a way of prevented outer garments from flapping too much. Military uniforms in the 18th and 19th centuries added an obviously…

When to wear a belt?

The main function of a man’s belt is obviously to hold the trousers in place. However, a belt can also add a lot in terms of style to a man’s suit. Let’s deal with the practical matters. If you need a belt to stop your trousers from falling down, you probably don’t have trousers that…

Ball Return Cufflinks

Cufflinks generally come in two styles, with the two sides of the cufflink joined either by a post or by a chain. Ball return cufflinks use a chain link, with the outer more visible side of the cufflink linked by a chain to the inner less visible back end – the “return”. With the ball…

Bullet Back Cufflinks

The bullet back cufflink is probably the most popular type of cufflink simply because it is the easiest and most versatile that you will find. The back of the cufflink is a bullet-shaped or torpedo-like capsule of metal that is suspended on hinges between two posts that are anchored to the front of the cufflink.…

Chain Link Cufflinks

The most traditional form of cufflinks – indeed, the original style of cufflink – is the chain link. These characteristically have two sides joined together by a few links of chain. Because there is no rigid post to push through the shirt’s cuff holes, the chain link tends these days to be the preference of…