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4 Ways to Pump Up Your Style

To be truly fashionable, you need to have some individuality to your look. However, that doesn’t mean you should run out and immediately buy a quirky, hipster wardrobe. That tactic can actually work against you, since trying to incorporate too many trends into your wardrobe won’t work. In order to find your own unique style, try tweaking the small things first. Here are four tips that provide good stepping stones for men who are looking for ways to pump up their personal style.

Details Make the Man

 The old adage of the devil being in the details is still around for a reason, and that’s because it’s the small tweaks that really set apart the stylish from the fashion-challenged. One of the easiest ways to start updating details in your wardrobe is experimenting with socks. Designer men’s socks from VK Nagrani, a high end sock and underwear retailer that sells lots of different colors and fabric types, are a great way to kick off your makeover. If you’ve never purchased a pair of checkered or brightly colored socks before, now’s the time to try. As long as the quality is there, you can get away with a lot of different socks. Just remember to never wear dress socks with athletic shoes, or thick athletic socks with dress shoes. While this isn’t very hard to remember, it’s good to keep in mind as you start browsing soc

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Dig Deep and Find Treasure

According to Esquire, a recent study revealed that men only wear about 13 percent of the clothes in their closet. If you’re a man that falls into this category, then it’s time to shop your closet. Chances are that unworn clothes are hanging in your closet due to one of two reasons, the first being that some of the garments don’t fit properly. If you know a shirt or pair of trousers don’t fit the right way, toss them. The other reason, though, is that you might have bought something you liked, but then either felt too intimidated to wear it, or even forgot about it. It happens to every guy, but that’s why you need to dive headfirst into the unworn items in your wardrobe. In effect, in theory, you should be wearing 1ect a serio00 percent of your wardrobe. Wearing your clothes confidently is the perfect way to injus dose of personality, since confidence shines through.

Polish Head to Toe

 Always keep your clothes, shoes, and accessories in good shape. Looking sharp is definitely a personality booster that people notice, and you’ll be associated thereafter with looking put together. Men’s Journal recommends that shining up your shoes makes you look refined, and people notice. Many men also have one or two main pairs of shoes they wear on a daily basis, depending on the social occasion, so you’ll want to take care of those shoes. You don’t need to have five pairs of Italian leather loafers to be stylish, but you do need to take proper care of the ones you have. A little polish can go a long way in projecting the type of image you want.

Be Creative and Clever with Accessories

Ask Men highlighted ten of the best dressed men who regularly appear on Instagram, praising fashion icons who knew how to get the accessories right. It’s small touches, such as matching a bracelet to a shirt pattern, that gives your look flair. Therefore, if you’re going for a patterned shirt and you want to rock a wooden watch, make sure there’s some connection between the watch and the actual colors or pattern on the shirt. This is the best way to use accessories in a smart manner that boosts your style savvy. Incorporating  unexpected and unique elements with your accessories also draws positive attention and makes you seem like a trendsetter. For example, watches for men these days have grown increasingly daring and avant-garde. Don’t be afraid to wear one on your wrist as long as it matches your outfit and the rest of your aesthetic. On the other hand, some men enjoy shopping for multiple accessories and have an array. You don’t need to have a huge collection, but rather, just a sense of self awareness about what you’re trying to channel.

Finding your own style identity isn’t difficult if you take it one step at a time. Jumping into the nearest style guide and trying to incorporate everything you learn into your look at once is only going to lead to a jumbled, aesthetically messy appearance. Take a few of these tips into account and carefully select a detail to focus on that you feel suits your personal look. Make sure you’re following basic style rules, such as what kinds of socks to wear with dress shoes versus athletic shoes. Beyond that, though, feel free to experiment to your heart’s content until you find a look that’s truly your own.



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Men’s Jewelry Continues to Increase in Popularity

Last year, the sales of men’s accessories grew 9 percent, reaching $13.6 billion. This capped a two-year period that saw the category grow 13 percent, according to NPD Group, a marketing research company. Men’s online jewelry stores continue to grow in popularity as well. In layman’s terms: men are wearing more jewelry.  A ring, necklaces, even watches are all fashion-forward statements that men all over are adding to their wardrobe.


Men’s rings aren’t relegated to just wedding rings these days; it’s a very popular fashion statement that can really be the centerpiece for any outfit.  Dressed up or down, anything you wear can be accented by a simple tungsten ring.  For the guy that isn’t into “bling”, there are plenty of subtle styles of rings and you can even get black tungsten rings if you’re into that color scheme more than something that shines.  For an even more subdued look, a brushed finish can make sure you don’t feel too flashy.



The crucifix has always been a popular choice for the more religious crowd, but not every statement you make with a necklace has to be so pious.  Necklaces can come in a wide variety of thicknesses.  Admittedly, necklaces take a little more confidence to wear than other accessories, but they can really make the style if done properly.  Thin metal necklaces are timeless in their popularity, but there is a time and a place for a trendy rope or fabric choker or necklace.  Granted, when you’re dressed to the nines, no one will see your necklace underneath your button down, but in a more casual setting, a necklace can do wonders for classing up your favorite t-shirt.


With the popularity of cell phones, it may almost seem archaic to strap a watch around your wrist, but a stylish timepiece can be exactly what your outfit needs to accent your look.  What is nice about a good watch is that you can find different styles for your own sensibilities or any way of dress that you decide upon.  Metal bands are always sharp when paired with a dark suit or sport coat, while earth tones in your dress can be paired perfectly with a brown leather band.  Regardless of how you dress up, a watch is a great accent to apply.


As men’s fashion consciousness continues to permeate the landscape, popularity in accessories will continue on its upward trend.  For the man looking to make a statement with the way he’s dressed, he could do much worse than pairing his clothing with a well-placed watch, ring, or necklace.

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Spotlight on FitzGerald Morrell Tailored Leather Gloves

When it comes to thinking about must-have cold weather accessories for men and women, leather gloves and on the top of the list. They not only are needed to keep your hands protected from the elements, but leather gloves are also can be a stylish fashion accessory. The tricky part about leather gloves is finding ones that are made with supple, quality leather and have a fit that is not too snug or loose, while also providing a process for sizing and orders. I think everyone has been in the position of trying on an endless number of gloves until you can find a pair that has the fit and style that you are looking for.

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At their online glove shop, Fitzgerald Morrell have taken the guess-work out of finding a great fitting glove by following their company mission of: To custom-craft bespoke men’s and woman’s leather gloves that fit and last. The founder of the company, Pat Morrell, believes that men’s and woman’s gloves should be finely tailored from quality leather and have the durability to last through the years.

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One popular men’s winter glove from FitzGerald Morrell is called the Broughton is a classic style of glove with the sleek-looking leather hand that has the triple pleats for interest. The soft fabric interior of the gloves will keep your hand toasty warm and the interior elastic cuff will ensure a better fit for keeping out the cold. The Broughton glove cuff is trimmed in a lighter brown tone to add a little fashion flair. This men’s glove has a woman’s counterpart called the Bennett, which also has similar detailing and also offers the contrasting trim as an option. Both the men’s and woman’s gloves in this style run $225.

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FitzGerald Morrell delves a little further into the fashion accessory leather gloves with these next 2 items. One is the Adelaide woman’s leather glove that has the notched, roll-back cuff that seems to channel the vintage look of movie stars past with its sophistication and elegance. For $250, you can use a pop of color in the cuff of a neutral leather to elevate your look or stick to the more muted tones.

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The second fashion accessory glove that is very popular with men of all ages is the Goodspeed men’s driving glove. The cut out knuckle areas, exposed wrist, trim, and over-sized snap make it a sporty, fun driving accessory for any man. This style is also a little more at $250, but definitely worth the investment.

Be sure to take the photo tour of “Inside the Workshop” at FitzGerald Morrell for an even closer look at this great accessories! Also, check out our FitzGerald Morrell contest!!

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Put a Ring on It!

Ladies, why not show off that fabulous manicure with a trendy new ring? Dainty little rings are nice, but big statement pieces are king of the scene these days. Get in on the fun with a few baubles to really dress up those Instagram shots. There’s something for everyone and at $30 and under, every budget too!

Silver-Tone Nugget and Tube Ring

Add a little personality with French Connection’s Silver-Tone Nugget and Tube Ring. This fashion forward ring features an open design and a majestic monarch blue faceted stone.

x gold ring

X marks the spot with BCBGengeration’s Gold-Tone X Ring. This popular ‘x’ shaped design is a favorite among fashion bloggers and nail art enthusiasts. This crossed ring is an easy way to add interest to any ensemble.

Lucky Brand Silver Tone Geometric Ring

Geometrical ancient designs are never a bad idea. Lucky Brand’s Silver-Tone Geometric Ring brings an Aztec-print straight to your finger tips. Perfect to pair with a boho sundress or the suedes of fall. This ring is the cool fashion girl’s new best friend.

INC International Concepts Gold-Tone Crystal Pave Bar Ring

INC International Concepts’ Gold-Tone Crystal Pavé Bar Ring is like modern elegance for your finger. The bold eye-catching design feels luxe and expensive when paired with rolled up jeans and a t-shirt and perfect with a sleek silhouettes for a night out.

With so many fancy designs (and 10 fingers), we don’t see a reason to stop at just one. So take advice from Beyonce and “put a ring on it.”

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Charriol Watches – A Spotlight Review

Stunning, classic Swiss-made watches crafted with unique design and high quality materials, introducing Charriol watches, a fine designer timepiece collection for any occasion.

Charriol watches was established in 1983 and have managed to build a successful brand amongst a highly saturated Swiss watch market. The recipe for Charriol watch success has been simple – use high quality materials, combined with beautiful unique design and moderately price the watches.

If you’re looking for a truly unique watch, that will suit any occasion, stand the test of time and attract a lot of compliments from your friends, you should definitely consider a Charriol for your next watch purchase.


High Quality Materials

Charriol watches are built with stainless steel, gold and quality ceramics. The quality of the watches are not compromised, they are designed to stand the test of time.

The stunning watch face is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire surface and is waterproof up to about 30 meters – I wouldn’t recommend taking these watches diving however a dip in a non chlorinated pool, or taking a shower shouldn’t pose any damage the watch.

Being a Swiss-made timepiece, you should expect to see the life of your Charriol watch last quite a long time providing you ensure proper care and maintenance. A routine clean, service and battery change will go well in the way of safeguarding your Charriol.

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Charriol / Cable Jewelry kept contemporary classic in mind when designing their collection and coupled this with a modern edge, if you’re in the market for a classy timepiece to accompany you on a night out then Charriol may be the perfect brand for you.

Charriol haven’t spared on the diamonds, gold or silver when designing their watches, meaning that a Charriol watch is perfect for formal occasions as well as everyday wear. There’s never a bad time for diamonds, right? Diamonds even figure into their other accessories, including their collection of cable jewelry, which includes some beautiful rings.


The Charriol line also has a couple of sport models, so there’s something here for everyone. The colors are also quite simple in style, usually combining black, silver and gold. The straps are available in leather, steel, gold or even rubber. Charriol similarly provides Cable Bangles for further wrist accessorizing.


Bearing in mind that Charriol are a luxury Swiss brand, their prices are moderate to expensive, although they are competitively priced in their market.

A starting price can set you back about $1,000 USD with other models topping around $12,000 per piece. Occasionally Charriol will release a limited edition watch, which can set you back anywhere up to $103,000.

In Conclusion

Charriol are an emerging brand, and can only be found at certain retailers, giving them a bespoke place in the market. If you haven’t heard of Charriol before, this is exactly what I mean, there’s few people who know about Charriol making these striking watches truly unique.

If you’re in the market for a stunning, high quality watch that will stand the test of time, look great on any occasion and be a cocktail party conversation starter, a Charriol watch might be the perfect timepiece for you.

FYI, I partnered with the brand to write this article but every word is mine!

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How To Add Pops of Color Using Outfit Accessories

When you’re a busy man of the world, you don’t want to don just any boring old look or follow tacky trends. Men with true style are the ones who know how to take risks, and that can be as simple as adding a pop of unexpected color to your look. This is also a very simple way to take your work outfit from just another face in the crowd to the stylish man everyone on the street wants to emulate. The key thing to remember is that you should stay true to your own identity and remind yourself frequently exactly what type of aesthetic you want to put out to the people around you.

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Don’t Ignore the Socks x

The first thing most people think of when color comes up is ties or shirts, but instead, trying starting from underneath. Socks can make a statement. Browsing VK Nagrani socks for men, for example, is a great way to sift through many different styles and see what strikes your ultra-luxury fancy. Wearing appropriate hosiery that suits the entire look you’re going for is a time honored tradition that goes back centuries with well dressed, worldly men. Chances are that your socks will indeed be seen with a lift of your foot or a crossed leg, and you want to make sure that every detail of your wardrobe you reveal is impeccable. If you want to play it safe, stick with solid colors in styles that match your shoe. For example, if you’re wearing a lace-up dress shoe, you need to stick with thin dress socks made of a fine fabric. If you’re wearing athletic shoes, you can go with a bulkier sock. Just don’t wear an athletic sock with dress shoes, because it will completely ruin your image. Getting this small but significant detail right helps to project a dignified image for the man who’s got it all together.


An Old-Fashioned Handkerchief

There’s a fine line between outdated versus classic. However, a handkerchief can be the perfect complement to an otherwise ordinary outfit. Men’s Journal describes a silk handkerchief as subtle and simple, but also practical. While you’re not going to wear a handkerchief visibly the way you would a tie, it will come out more frequently than you might first think. There’s usually an opportunity for a handkerchief to emerge, and only the most elegant gentlemen still carry a silk handkerchief around. It’s these little touches that speak to your refined taste. Just as colors themselves are details that can reveal small moments of individuality, carrying certain items like handkerchiefs that aren’t seen much anymore also makes you memorable. When you want to exude sophistication visually as well as in lifestyle, you can’t go wrong with a handkerchief.

Subtle Hues that Contrast

Sometimes, when you have a “pop” of color, it doesn’t actually mean that it has to be bright or garish. For example, Esquire points out that black shoes with brown soles not only give a snazzier aesthetic, but also go better with grey and blue suits. There are certain color combinations that are unexpected, but also complementary. Purple and green often go together, and can be extremely attractive in subdued hues when worn next to each other. Even wearing black and navy together, if done the right way, can look stylish instead of wrong. What you have to remember about unexpected color combinations, though, is that it’s all in the delivery and intent.

Taking Glasses to another Level

Whether you’re talking about the ones you wear in the sun, a pair used to read, or prescription lenses, it’s the frames on glasses are what make them a fashion statement. They also provide ample opportunity to ramp up your style presence. Men’s Journal advises that after properly fitting a pair of frames to your face, the next thing to consider is color, since it’s a great way to signal a creative, unique look. When you’re trying to choose an off-beat color for frames, consider going for something that’s bold, but can also be downplayed if needed. For example, donning a pair of blue frames that are dark enough in certain types of light they look neutral is a good way to straddle the line between too over the top and the need to remain classic. This is especially true if you frequently transition from business to social hours without changing your outfit.

Using color is a simple style hack that can take you surprisingly far. Not only does it make you seem like fashion forward, but also is capable of conveying your personality. Personal aesthetic is a very important statement about who you are to the world. Before you ever say a word, the first thing people respond to is the visual. Pick a favorite color and match it up with outfits either using style or complementary colors, and you’ll be able to establish your own unique brand of identity.

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