Back to School NOT! Outfit

My previous schools were quite liberal on that issue and however, I loathed every day spent there. Since once I understood I Will be friendless till 5th grade, 1st grade, school has been my private circle of hell.

So rebellious! After my graduation I was looking forward to studying in a good university, because everyone said that is what you are designed to do. Perhaps even learning by yourself something, or relaxing several months first you couldn’t be taught by our Bulgarian schools, is out of the question. To quote Paris Hilton, being a pupil is POPULAR!

4 years went by, analyzing things I hate, spending time with people I despise, because no way I am going through an entire day in there drinking beer at 10 in the morning without some help! Four years of apathy, tests, dreary school ensembles and eventually I was free! Now I ‘ve an itch to analyze something I make an effort to see if I can not learn it by myself and my LAST resort would be school. That is how much I despise it!

That is why, today’s ensemble is back to school NOT ensemble, minus the back pack that I now understand is a schoolish thing. Sorry! “>>.located this oversize pink jumper that was kawaii on Choies and it was like finding my long lost scrunchy, which conceal and my cat likes to chew. I promptly added this glorious jumper into my basket, while mouth watering with heart and spit beating, as if I Have just heard the news they’re making another season of Assault on Titan anime.

I rolled up the sleeves of my kawaii jumper that was new to reveal you a new multicolored bracelet I added a thrifted chiffon maxi red skirt and purchased from my favourite second hand store Remix. I wore this at our theatre for a night out, not really seeing any pictures btw, new season pictures are really so terrible!!!!!!!

So that is it for the current non school ensemble! Tell me, are you guys now studying something? Do you enjoy it?

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Inspired Outfit

Hiiiii everybody! * I spent mine seeing the fashion shows of TLC from 11am till 22:00! I am just human, although I am not proud of it, I Have got my weak moments! One time I spent an entire week becoming depressed about her all over again, and seeing Buffy. Why is she always sulky? Perhaps due to the continuous presence of bad hot vampire boyfriend and death, but she also has the most adorable nose and super powers that are amazing, so suck it up Buffy!

Any who, seeing her in retrospective made me understand she is rather an ass! I do not understand, perhaps I am not too young to value teen melodramas about vampires, what do you guys believe? Did you enjoy it?

Thus, gonna dive into the ensemble straight away since I ‘ve nothing of value to say except that I ate the MOST hot chilly I ‘ve ever eaten in my entire life and it did not give me energy! So, as I mentioned, moving on to the ensemble!

Buffy inspires now’s ensemble, the title of the place may have given away!

I have done a thing with all the hair here, not certain what precisely is the matter… Itis a mixture between the ill-famed trend blogger double Sailor Moon and bun???
You are not a trend blogger that is trendy if you did not do the double bun at least! Sigh….

The revolutionary mother jeans are from Choies and they are so guy repelling they make me squeel with delight! Everything that makes guys go: “Ugh, not even if I am dead drunk!” is considered quite in my novel! The jeans are in fact waisted, so I can add my just thrifted spaghetti strap top into the ensemble, but I lowered them. Purchased this baby ! US for only 1,13 I really like the luscious dark green colour and the cut out elements on the sides, additionally, it has the charm that instantly sold me of a 90! I understand everyone are going mad over the 70’s, but I am not a little early with tendencies, so ‘scuse me!

Personally, I adore it and I want to wear this more frequently than I wear my pajama, which is constantly!

The Complete Guide To Men’s T Shirts

Wardrobe Essentials

It has been said that a man always looks his best in jeans and a t-shirt, and that everything else is a game (one we all love to play). So on that note, shall we get serious about our tees?

A garment that started off as strictly underwear, developed into work wear and is now a definitive wardrobe essential, you would be hard pushed to find a man who has never owned a t-shirt.

This 100 plus year-old basic is also the only piece of clothing that can be worn for any occasion, from under a shirt with a suit, to the gym, to the beach and even to bed.

They are true commodities: we buy them in bulk, often from the same brand, and we don’t really think about them until they need replacing. But are we really making the most out of our basic t-shirts?

Read on and find out if there’s something you can do to upgrade your current collection…

The Perfect Fit

The way your t-shirts fit says a lot about you. If they’re baggy, with sleeves flopping sadly from the shoulder and excess fabric creating a tent around your torso, I hate to say it, but you’re telling the world you forgot about yourself.

On the other hand, exploding seams and a stuffed sausage-effect fit send the opposite message (narcissist).

The perfect fitting t-shirt highlights the part(s) of your body you’re most proud of without drawing attention to the areas you’re conscious of. Confused? Before trying one on, look at your naked torso in the mirror and ask yourself what your best attribute is:

  • Arms: You want the sleeves to be slightly shorter, or give them a couple of folds, to show off your biceps and triceps.
  • Pecs/Shoulders: You want a slim fitting style that skims through this part of the body.
  • Abs/Narrow Waist: Look for tapered cuts that don’t drape around your waistline.

If you’re not entirely confident of your body – a feeling that affects many of us – or nothing really stands out, opt for a classic fit in your normal size (don’t oversize in attempt to conceal) and focus on colour, neck style and fabric.

On the other hand, if you feel everything about your upper half is worth flaunting, well, make sure you control the urge to go shirtless.

Here is some advice that applies to all body types:

  • A classic t-shirt shouldn’t finish below the top of your hips.
  • Short sleeves shouldn’t cover more than half of your upper arm.
  • A good fitting t-shirt isn’t restrictive, allows you to move comfortably and should never be skin-tight (with the exception of performance attire).

Timeless Black, White & Grey

And sometimes navy. These timeless shades are what set the foundations of any successful wardrobe and we often classify t-shirts in these colours as ‘basic’.

White: the quintessential t-shirt. For underwear there is no better choice and it’s the best colour (bar none) to pair with your classic indigo jeans – see James Dean and Paul Newman for confirmation. White works on every skin tone, and there are no side effects to it. Highly recommended.

Grey: jersey or marl grey is a mixture of different shades, and the final textured effect is extremely flattering – especially if you want your t-shirt to visually enhance your body shape. The only precaution: if you are someone who naturally sweats a lot, grey will make it significantly more noticeable.

Black: although black remains a popular shade for the modern gent, it isn’t necessarily the best choice for a t-shirt. The colour fades quickly and much like black dress shirts, they can appear a little too stark during the daytime. Plus, when it’s hot outside, do you really want to dress in black? On a positive note, a black t-shirt is a layering essential, perfect for using under a jumper or jacket during the colder months.

Navy: not always available in standard three-for-two deals or multi-packs, navy is a refined choice that does almost the same job as black, but still remains day-friendly due to the colour having more depth. Great for creating tonal looks when combined with denim and blue tailoring.

Other Colours: No strict rules here. A t-shirt is an easy, affordable and effective way of experimenting with colour. Reds, pinks, greens – if there’s a shade you’ve been lusting over, try it on a t-shirt.

Basic T-Shirts: Lookbook Inspiration

Men's Basic Neutral T-Shirts Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

Coloured T-Shirts: Lookbook Inspiration

Men's Basic Colourful T-Shirts Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

The Neck Type

Crew or v-neck? Both of these classic necklines are worthy of consideration. It’s always recommended that you match your collars when layering, so if you’re wearing a crew neck jumper, for example, the t-shirt should feature the same shape.

V-necks naturally elongate the neck, which make them perfect for shorter gents looking to create the illusion of length/height, or larger men who desire a slimming effect. They also provide balance to rounder or wider face types.

On the other hand, if you have a small chest or sloped shoulders, a crew neck will probably suit you best. Crew necks draw the eye out and create the illusion of squarer shoulders, helping you appear broader and better proportioned. In addition, this more substantial neckline provides balance to those men with longer necks or narrow face shapes.

But this isn’t all. You’re likely to come across other styles suck as the deep-v, u-neck, boat neck and scoop neck, to name but a few. Want an honest opinion? Don’t mess with what has always worked, unless there’s a plan. And please, don’t tell me your plan is to show off your pecs – as far as I am aware, you are not a Geordie Shore cast member.

Fabric Choice

The majority of men tend to rely on thicker fabrics rather than lightweight ones, as if quality is directly related to the weight of the garment. Well, the opposite is actually true for t-shirt materials.

If you’re going for 100 per cent cotton and can afford a premium, look out for Pima or Egyptian cottons, which are made from long staple fibres that last longer, look thinner and feel lighter. These two cottons are considered to be the finest available on the current market and are utilised by specialist brands such as Sunspel, who were recently featured in our best of their type article.

Cotton blends are also good options. A moderate amount of elastane (stretch fibres) helps to maintain the shape of your tee, whereas cotton-polyester blends come in at a lower price point and offer easy maintenance (they crease less).

Designer x Premium x High Street

Whether your t-shirt comes in a three-pack from the high street or you splurged on a designer take, make sure you don’t expose the brand or fall for unnecessary detailing. With your basic t-shirts you’re allowed a single front patch pocket, a contrasting internal trim and that’s about it.

Remember, you’re after good quality, great fit and no obvious details – t-shirts that abide by this mantra will slot seamlessly into your existing wardrobe and will continue to get good use for years to come, transcending any fleeting trends.

But before you make your choice, bear in mind:

  • Affordable options are easily replaceable, and there are plenty of brands that offer value for money. Gap, UNIQLO, American Apparel and Next have all received glowing reviews on our forums.
  • Underwear and loungewear specialists make fantastic t-shirts from the best materials at varying price points. The likes of Hanro, Zimmerli, Sunspel, Derek Rose and James Perse are a big step up from the high street but they will do your money justice. It will seem lavish or excessive at first, but the long term benefits pay off and you will definitely get your cost per wears from them.
  • The majority of Scandinavian labels, who traditionally favour minimalism and high quality construction over trends, are well worth considering if you’re looking for clean, basic t-shirts. Norse Projects, Selected, Minimum, NN07, Knowledge Cotton Apparel, Our Legacy and the like produce high quality wardrobe basics on the whole, not just tees.
  • Run from apparent branding, as this is not what a basic tee is about. If you have to buy a designer t-shirt, do it purely for the psychological effect of having the brand name on your back – design features aren’t the point in this case.

Key Styles & Brands

Hanro Cotton-blend V-neck T-shirt

Hanro Cotton-Blend V-Neck T-Shirt

Next V-neck TeeNext V-Neck Tee

James Perse V-neck Cotton-jersey T-shirt

James Perse V-Neck Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

Gap The New Crewneck T

Gap The New Crewneck T

Uniqlo Men Packaged Dry Colour V Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt

Uniqlo Men Packaged Dry Colour V Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Sunspel Sea Island Cotton Crew Neck T-shirt

Sunspel Sea Island Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt

Reiss Dayton Basic V-neck T-shirt Navy

Reiss Dayton Basic V-Neck T-Shirt Navy

Uniqlo Men Supima Cotton V Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt

Uniqlo Men Supima Cotton V Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Derek Rose Basel Stretch-micromodal T-shirt

Derek Rose Basel Stretch-Micromodal T-Shirt

Reiss Bless Basic Crew Neck T-shirt Grey

Reiss Bless Basic Crew Neck T-Shirt Grey

American Apparel Tri-blend Short Sleeve Tall Tee

American Apparel Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Tall Tee

Zimmerli Fine-stripe Mercerised Cotton T-shirt

Zimmerli Fine-Stripe Mercerised Cotton T-Shirt

Uniqlo Men Dry Packaged Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt

Uniqlo Men Dry Packaged Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt

American Apparel Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-shirt

American Apparel Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Gap Essential Crewneck T

Gap Essential Crewneck T

Hanro Superior - Basic T-shirt - RedHanro Superior – Basic T-Shirt – Red Next V-neck Tee

Next V-Neck Tee

Sunspel V-neck Cotton-jersey T-shirt

Sunspel V-Neck Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt


Final Word

So, did this little guide help? Are you now staring at yellow armpit stains and planning a trip to the high street? Or do your t-shirts already fit like a glove?

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The 5 Staples Of French Style

Going Gallic

Women cottoned on to it a while ago, and it’s high time we men did the same: the French have a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to matters of style – a unique and instantly recognisable way of dressing that the entire world tries to emulate. It’s an aesthetic based on principles of pared-back sophistication, a fuss-free approach to style that is difficult to decode.

Interestingly, in all its effortless elegance, the archetypal French male’s wardrobe can be surprisingly small, limited to versatile items in a reduced palette of navy, black, white, grey and a couple of other colours at most – all indisputably classic pieces worn over and over again with confidence.

The other secret to French style is the appropriation of utilitarian garments, derived from military and workwear uniforms, which they put together nonchalantly, not even worrying if the occasion requires something dressier.

Let’s see how it’s done:

The 5 Staples Of French Style

1. The Breton Top

Born in 1858 as part of the Act of France, a navy and white striped knitted shirt was the uniform of the French Navy in Brittany. In 1889, Tricots Saint James (a brand you can still purchase today) began producing the shirt commercially in wool and cotton, and it was soon adopted by local workers due to its practicality.

From utility wear to fashion item; iconic male ambassadors of the Breton top have included Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, James Dean and Jean-Paul Gaultier, who has continued to masterfully reinvent the piece in his collections since the 1980s.

Now, it is considered a timeless essential that should be part of any style-conscious gent’s capsule wardrobe.

Men's Breton Stripe Tops - Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

2. The Pea Coat

Granted, this is a global classic, worn by the European and American Navy since the early 1700s. However, the navy (it is originally navy blue, although you can now find it in many different colours) wool coat has been a staple on the streets of Paris since it was elevated to high fashion by lauded French designer Yves Saint Laurent in the 1960s.

These days, you can find good pea coats on the high street (GAP does some worthwhile versions, for example) or splurge on high-end versions from the likes of Sandro, Balmain or Saint Laurent, which are beautifully fabricated.

If you want something truly authentic, heritage brands like Saint James and Armor-Lux should be your go-to – both produce some superb takes on the French Navy original.

Men's Pea Coats - Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

3. The Collarless Shirt

Widely known as a granddad or band collar shirt, this classic workwear piece is typically made from jersey, cotton or linen and comes in a slightly relaxed fit.

Wear it with slim, slightly cropped/turned up jeans or chinos during the day and slip it underneath a blazer at night to nail that sense of relaxed refinement which the French pull off so well.

Men's Collarless/Granddad Collar Shirts - Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

4. Scarves, Foulards, Cravats

These are key to a classic look that Frenchmen pull off just as well as Englishmen, albeit more casually. You’ll want to take your cues from Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock’s French Riviera romantic thriller To Catch a Thief (1955), in which hero/anti-hero John Robie dresses for the surroundings in resort wear smartly accessorised with scarves tied closely around the neck.

Alternatively, you could wear a long lightweight scarf draped across your shoulders, a large diamond-shaped foulard tied at the back or even a gavroche (45 x 45cm) twisted and knotted tightly.

To ensure you pull it off like the French, stick to patterns and colours that don’t match/clash with the rest of your look. Head to Hermès for the best investment in this department or find inexpensive alternatives on the high street and in vintage stores.

Men's Lightweight Scarves and Neckerchiefs Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

5. Simple, Slim-Fit Denim

Jeans may be an American invention, but in Paris – where it’s the simple, unfussy pieces that make it to high fashion – they’re even worn in the evening, often combined with a T-shirt and blazer.

Local brands like A.P.C., the epitome of low-key luxe, are built upon the principle of extreme simplicity applied to jeans. Like true devotees, Parisians rarely wash their denim, letting their jeans gradually mould to their shape and evolve into a truly personal wardrobe staple.

There are very few restrictions to where they can be worn, with some Frenchmen even known to switch out the trousers of a dinner suit in place of quality denim.

Men's Slim, Solid, Dark Denim Jeans - Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

The 6 French Style Commandments

1. Lose The Collar

Replacing a long-sleeved button-down shirt with a T-shirt, Breton top or fine knit jumper instantly gives your look a Parisian inflection.

Combining these casual pieces with a sharply cut blazer and pair of trousers will see you through a night out in on point style.

T-Shirt, Blazer and Trousers Outfit For Men


2. Swap Tailored Trousers For Jeans

This time, keep the shirt and suit jacket, but sub in a simple pair of raw, dark denim or solid indigo jeans – this will help you achieve the laid-back yet refined aesthetic you’ll find in the French capital’s most stylish restaurants and cocktail bars.

Shirt, Dark Jeans and Blazer Outfit For Men


3. Embrace Your Inner Enfant Terrible

An edgier alternative to your stuffily formal blazer, a black leather jacket gives your look an air of rock-inspired irreverence.

Keep the aesthetic consistent with a pair of Chelsea boots.

Jeans, Leather Jacket and Chelsea Boots Outfit For Men


4. Wear Black-On-Black

This classic look dates back to the 1930s and 1940s, when French stars like Yves Montand and Jean Gabin sported black shirts and roll necks.

Team these key pieces with black tailored trousers and shoes for a smart and sophisticated aesthetic.

Men's All-Black Outfit


5. Try Navy And Black Too

Taking the traditional black-on-black look and subtly twisting it was another one of designer Yves Saint Laurent’s discoveries.

The key is to alter the texture of each piece to create a definitive contrast between these two dark hues.

Men's Navy and Black Outfit


6. Learn The New ‘Attention To Detail’

In matters of French style, paying attention to detail might well mean ditching a few of the finishing touches.

This is a difficult technique to master but start simple by wearing a jumper without a T-shirt underneath, going sockless, beltless or leaving out layers (an overcoat with just a T-shirt, for example) – all of which, when well executed, say you’re far too cool to care.

Men's Attention To Detail Lookbook

Final Word

Et voilà: a few timeless style tricks straight from France that anyone can benefit from. Whether you see yourself trying them or not, we want to hear your thoughts – très chic orterrible?

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In the meantime, neatly summarising this brief overview of French style, here’s a quote from tastemaker Jean Cocteau: “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”

40 Of The Best Quotes About Mens Fashion Style

Granted, reading FashionBeans probably equips you with more than enough sartorial knowledge to impress your squad. But if you’ve become the go-to man among your peers for style advice and set the agenda in terms of how to dress for a night out/work/a few days in Ibiza, then perhaps you’re running low on modish pearls of wisdom.

In which case, breathe a sweet sigh of relief, as we’re here to provide you with a rundown of our 40 favourite quotes about fashion and style – all of which you can pass off as your own musings after a few beers down your local:

1. “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent

2. “If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.” – Anna Wintour

3. “The difference between style and fashion is quality.” – Giorgio Armani

4. “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” – Gianni Versace

5. “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” – Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

6. “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”– Oscar Wilde

7. “To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.” – Marc Jacobs

8. “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles

9. “Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce.” – Manolo Blahnik.

10. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

11. “Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.” – Alexander McQueen

12. “Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts.” – Jim Morrison

13. “Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilisation in high boots.” – Albert Einstein

14. “There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. “A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” – Hardy Amies

Hardy Amies

16. “Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.” – Quentin Crisp

17. “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” – Marc Jacobs

18. “I think in black.” – Gareth Pugh

19. “A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.” – Oscar Wilde

20. “Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” – Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

21. “To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.” – Hardy Amies

22. “Style is the perfection of a point of view.” – Richard Eberhart

23. “Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquillity that no religion can bestow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

24. “Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter.” – Gay Talese

25. “Dressing well is a form of good manners.” – Tom Ford

Tom Ford

26. “Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.” – Charles Hix

27. “I like nice clothes, whether they’re dodgy or not.” – David Beckham

28. “My Style – it’s black and it’s expensive.” – Mark Healey

29. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

30. “All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret – the simpler the better.”– Cary Grant

Cary Grant

31. “Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.” – Jay Z

32. “It is both delusional and stupid to think that clothes don’t really matter and we should all wear whatever we want. Most people don’t take clothing seriously enough, but whether we should or not, clothes do talk to us and we make decisions based on people’s appearances.” – G. Bruce Boyer

33. “You don’t find a style. A style finds you.” – Keith Richards

34. “Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” – Giorgio Armani

35. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

36. “Clothes don’t make a man, but clothes have got many a man a good job.” – Herbert Harold Vreeland, Academic

37. “Style is when they’re running you out of town and you make it look like you’re leading the parade.” – William Battie

38. “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all black says this: ‘I don’t bother you – don’t bother me.’” – Yohji Yamamoto

39. “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” – Alexander Wang

40. “Fashion is more about feel than science.” – Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams