Archive - June 2012
Fashion Trends for British men in 2012 from Robert Smart Menswear York
Over the last few years designers have been outdoing each other to see how far bold colours can go in their lines. Many of the colours that have always been used as accent colours in the past are now taking on roles as dominant colours in men’s outfits. British men can take advantage of this by sporting shirts with solid colours of yellow, green or orange.
While bold colours are in vogue right now, white is just as hot. White is especially making a comeback in men’s formal wear. Many men are now sporting formal outfits that are white from head to toe, including the shoes. Just be sure to spice up the white with bright accessories like a bright orange tie or a pair of cheeky pink-striped socks.
Double-Breasted is the Best
The retro trend of double-breasted suit jackets is a huge part of men’s fashion right now. The double-breasted blazer in particular is very hot right now, so every British man should have one in his closet to wear during the daytime. The double-breasted jacket is something that looks better on broad-shouldered men, so skinny guys will do best to skip this trend.
So Long, Skinny Jeans
The last several years have seen designers push the envelope ever further on how skinny they can make pants for men. Thankfully this trend is now going by the wayside. Designers are now introducing wide trousers in all aspects of their collections from jeans to formal wear. This is great news for men who like to exercise their leg muscles or eat.
Mix and Match
The newest trend for men is mixing and matching high fashion with casual pieces. This may mean wearing sneakers with a suit, a T-shirt with a suit or a retro watch with a tuxedo. It’s all about combining disparate elements together in a fresh and playful manner.
Don’t Get Mad, Get Plaid
Checked fabrics are very popular in 2012. This is a great trend for British men, most of whom have at least a few plaid pieces they can pull out of their closets.
Shopping for a Great Suit at Robert Smart Menswear in York
They say that clothes make the man, and when you want to make sure that you look professional, refined and classy, you can’t go wrong with a suit. Choosing a good suit can be an expensive procedure, but buying a suit that really works for you is worth it. Check out these tips for finding the suit that will help you look your best.
First, remember that you should always choose a suit at Robert Smart Menswear in York that is made of wool. Wool has an excellent drape, it’s very breathable and you will discover that it will last for a very long time. A good suit is an investment, and wool is the best material for a suit, hands down. If you cannot afford wool, choose something that has much wool in it as possible. One issue regarding blends is that over the years, one fibre will shrink and the other will not, causing wrinkling.
Suits at Robert Smart Menswear in York come in many different colours and patterns, but there are a few classics to consider. Slate grey, black and black are the three major colours for suits, though taupe is occasionally included as well. Many men prefer a plain suit with no pattern, but you’ll also find that stripes are quite handsome as well. For example, a pinstripe helps your suit look very sharp, while a chalk stripe, which is slightly broader, is more noticeable and striking.
When you are purchasing a suit at Robert Smart Menswear in York, you will find that the best fit always comes from a suit that is made for you. A bespoke suit at Robert Smart Menswear in York is a suit that has been made to your measurements, and it will fit you in a way that nothing off the rack can. However, bespoke suits are expensive, and if you cannot afford it, there are a number of different choices open to you. For example, you can have an off the rack suit tailored to your measurements. This is far, far cheaper than purchasing a bespoke suit, and it can give you a look that is still quite impressive.
Take a moment and think about your wardrobe. Think about what you want it to say about you, and choose a suit at Robert Smart Menswear in York that really works!
What colour of shirt and tie suits you best?
Do you already have a shirt you feel great in? What colour is it? Do you have a shirt you feel less confident in? What colour is that one? Robert Smart menswear in York can offer great advice and have a huge range of shirts and ties in our York shops.
Colour doesn’t always have something to do with whether a shirt looks good on you or not. Sometimes it’s the fit or lack thereof. Alternatively, the style may not suit your body type. However, colour plays a part in how clothes look on you. Whenever possible, you should narrow down the color choices before trying on a shirt. A great fit won’t help you if the colour makes you look sallow.
How to find flattering clothing colours
Your complexion and colouring have a lot to do with what flatters you. Some complexions can get away with almost any shade. Dark skin is as at home in deep colours as it shines with pale ones. White and pale yellow look especially striking against dark skin. Paler complexions look best in pastels and muted colours.
Hair colour also plays a part in colour choices. Red or ginger hair looks great with green or yellow. Peaches, browns, and neutrals also complement this complexion. A red head or ginger haired individual should substitute ivory or cream for white. Blondes look good in pastels, such as pale blue and pink. Brunettes shine in bright colours, such as hot pink, purple, and red.
Pairing ties with shirts
As well as suiting your complexion, a tie should complement the shirt as well. Try complementary colours on the colour wheel. A yellow shirt goes well with a purple tie. Blue goes well with pink or orange. Although a green shirt with a red tie may look too much like holiday décor, green and pink go together nicely.
Finding the right colours for your shirts and ties is easy with a little practice. Try placing the shirt close to your face to check the colour harmony. If you find a colour that suits you, stock up on shirt and ties in that shade. Finding the right colours is just as important as finding the right fit. Robert Smart menswear in York can offer great advice and have a huge range of shirts and ties in our York shops.
Our store is now carrying a Pre-Fall 2012 range of Gant clothes!
Our York store now has a selection of Gant’s collection for the Autumn.