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Walking Tall: Choosing The Perfect Hat

Many people claim it was US president John F. Kennedy who killed the hat; his reluctance to wear anything atop his head was said to have kick-started the bonnet rebellion.
In reality, Kennedy wasn’t such an iconoclast: sexual and social revolutions meant the sixties were a transitional time for fashion, and hats were already beginning to fall from favor.
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A Tie Colour for Every Occasion

Following on from “A Belt for Every Occasion” we’ll now take a look at what shade of color will work best on a tie during those crucial events. Should you go for plain fabric, stripes or dots? A deep ochre, vibrant lemon or an ocean blue?
Here’s a quick list of common occasions where getting the right tie is imperative...
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Face & Frames: A Guide to Choosing the Right Spectacles

Picking the right frames needn’t be a Herculean task; the rules are pretty simple once you know of their existance, but it takes a little time to work out how to apply them.
To begin today, you’re going to need a mirror that’s at least big enough to reflect your entire head, neck and shoulders. I also recommend doing this in a well lit area (it makes it a lot easier).
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How to Use Cologne: Part 2

A good fragrance can be worn at any time of the year and still smell great. However, you needn’t be monotonal in your approach; just as you shake up your wardrobe for different seasons, so too can you alter your fragrance.
Here’s a general guide on what to look out for during the year...
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Fragrance Strength: Finding Your Concentration

It may surprise you to learn, but a perfume’s potency is often written directly on the box. Raw fragrance is diluted down to various strengths in order to create a variety of concentrations. Here’s a list of common formulations you’re likely to find in your local department store(s)...
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How to Use Cologne: Part 1

In my post ‘Fashion: An Introduction’, I examined how far behind men are with regards to couture; one arena where guys are lagging behind even further is the world of colognes and fragrances.
I’m guessing that a few of you guys have experimented with colognes. Perhaps you were given a bottle or maybe found a sampler tucked into a magazine. Either way, I’m pretty sure that you were unimpressed by the results. Why? Because choosing a good fragrance takes time and research...