Every self respecting man needs a Barbour……

The barbour quilted jacket is a must have for the modern man and is a welcome addition to any wardrobe. The quilted jacket has seen something of a resurgence of the past few years and was THE must have Winter jacket of 2010. Incredibly versatile, the Barbour compliments a range of styles, particularly the preppy vibe

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Drop Dead Clothing Winter Lookbook……

Drop Dead releases new Winter clothing collection. The Sheffield based company has gone from strength to strength over the last year, its distinctive designs from the hand of Bring Me The Horizons lead singer Oli Sykes capturing the imagination of punk/metal fans across the UK. The company, started from Sykes’ bedroom a couple of years ago recently opened

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Drop Dead Clothing, New 2011 Range Released……

Check out the new 2011 clothing range from Bring Me The Horizons Oli Sykes…….

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Mens Golf Clothing – A Guide!

Men’s Fashion Tips have recently taken up what we can officially confirm as the world’s trickiest sport – Golf! Along with the thorny issue of trying to get an orb the size of a 2 pence piece into a hole the size of a pint glass 500 yards away, using basically a thin metal twig (and that’s not even factoring in the elements), one of the major learning curves on our journey to golfing nirvana is the clothing etiquette.

Having turned up on the course for my first official round sporting chino shorts, a polo shirt and a pair of converse, it became fairly clear fairly quickly that I was going to have to do some work on my golfing attire just to fit in, let alone stand out on the golf course. To be perfectly honest, my first impressions of golf clothing before taking up the game weren’t always the most favourable (take Mr Ian Poulter for example……..)

However, not all golf clothing has to be quite as garish. For the golf course, Mens Fashion Tips recommends dressing like the sport itself; refined, understated and classy, especially for beginners. You might JUST be able to pull off some Poulter style checked trousers if you’re an established member of the PGA tour. However, if like me you struggle to get under 120, blending in a little is no bad thing; the less attention the better!

So we recommend keeping things relatively plain – combine some chinos with a well fitted polo shirt. You can find great mens golf shirts from a wide range of brands online. Mens Fashion Tips likes this understated Calloway Golf Henrik polo shirt

Alternatively, for the winter months, you’re probably going to need to wrap up warmer. Why not look at stylish golf jumpers from Function18 to keep you warm on the green on those biting winter mornings? Mens Fashion Tips are big fans of the classic Lyle and Scott jumpers, particularly this V neck patterned pullover


Golf is one of the few games where mastering your emotions is nearly as difficult as mastering the basics of the game itself. Give yourself a head start by looking the part!

 

Mens Fashion Tips Recommends – Jacamo Mens Clothing

Fashion Blogs tend to focus somewhat on the sleek and the svelt. But is this realistic? Lets be honest, not all of us are skinny indie types with a waistline smaller than our girlfriends. For the slightly larger readers among us, Mens Fashion Tips recommends Jacomo mens clothing.

 

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Catering for waist size 34 and above, up to size 15 shoes and jackets up to 5XL, Jacamo offer stylish options for the slightly bigger gentleman at great prices. Offering options from brands like Adidas, penguin, Boxfresh and Voi, new users can get 20% off their first order!

New in is the brand new Flintoff by Jacamo range, designed by English Cricket Legend Freddie Flintoff. Offering check shirts, jeans and suits, there’s no reason to sacrifice style for size……

Topman Penny Loafers – Mens fashion Tips Recommends

Mens Fashion Tips latest purchase are these great penny loafers from Topman. We’ve been scouring the internet for a pair of these tasselled bad boys for a not inconsiderate amount of time only to have been outbid at the last moment by some ebay swine. However, as luck would have it, we have just come across these new additions to the Topman website and snapped them up right away. At £50, a pair of mens tasselled loafers are the perfect bridge between smart and casual. You can combine them with a pair of chino’s/cords to make the perfect accompaniment to a smarter outfit our just wear them with a pari of jeans for that indie-chic vibe (if thats your bag). Moving towards the summer months, you may even want to consider going sock-less in them (WARNING: not for the unadventurous….. Going sock-less may open oneself up to potential ridicule……..)

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topman mens penny loafers

Mens Biker Jackets – Mens Fashion Tips Recommends

Mens Fashion Tips have been in the market for a good quality old fashioned leather biker jacket for ages and have come to conclusion that the best place to acquire one is ebay (or your local vintage emporium). The high street options just don’t have the authenticity Mens Fashion Tips are looking for and authenticity is all important if your trying to fit in with your local Hells Angels! Going second (or even third, fourth and fifth) hand is the only way you’re going to be able replicate the look of a crusty old punk at a price thats not going to break the bank. This vintage red biker jacket is our current favorite option on ebay and we’ll be keeping a close eye on it over the next few days……..

Mens Red Biker Jacket

If you simply can’t find anything suitable at your local vintage shop (it can be pretty hit and miss) or don’t want to roll the dice in terms of size by purchasing from ebay, Mens Fashion Tips have found this Vintage Renewal Leather Biker Jacket option from Urban Outfitters (which is fast becoming our favorite shop) for just £95

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Mens Fashion Tips Recommends – Denim Jackets

Mens Fashion Tips reckons denim jackets are going to be pretty big over the first half of 2012. We’ve been shopping around for the last few weeks and have found a couple of great options, 2 more Wintery versions with fleece collars and a couple of lighter options

First up is this great Vintage Renewal Fur Collar denim Jacket available from Urban Outfitters. Adding a faux fur collar to a classic style Levi’s denim jacket, this is an absolute snip at just £65. We’ve yet to feel the true bite of Winter so Mens Fashion Tips reckons this is a great option to keep you stylish and warm when the cold weather kicks in.

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Next up is this True Religion Jimmy Sherpa denim jacket available from Asos for a cool £269.

denim jacket - true religionMens Fashion Tips like this take on the classic demin jacket by American apparel available in stone washed indigo (shown below) and dark wash indigo for £65

denim jacket - american apparelAnd for the more adventurous of you out there, how about this Drop Dead ‘Satan Is Waitin’ black washed denim jacket featuring sewn on patches on the back……..?

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January Sale Bargains – Zara Cotton Raincoat

As mentioned in our last post, Mens Fashion Tips have been scouring the post Christmas sales for any bargains and have managed to acquire a couple of great items which we will be featuring over the next few days. Anyone who has had the misfortune of leaving the house the last few days will probably have been battered into submission by the gale force winds and lashing rain (we hate January with a passion).

However, looking on the bright side this does provide the perfect excuse to part money for a good old fashioned raincoat. Mens Fashion Tips picked up this cotton raincoat from Zara for 69.99 in the sales (down from £89.99) and we’ve barely had the opportunity to take it off since! Lightweight and stylish yet durable enough to survive the monsoon season here in the North of England, Mens Fashion Tips reckons this is a great deal, especially as the bad weather isn’t threatening to depart any time soon……

Zara cotton raincoat

Zara mens cotton raincoat

January Sale Bargains – Adidas Originals Trainers from Size?

Size.co.uk is one of Mens Fashion Tips favourite websites for up to the moment trainer trends and they have got some great festive bargains for all you trainer-fiends out there. Out of all the great items on sale, Mens Fashion Tips have picked out these great Adidas Originals trainers to keep you in fashionable footwear well into the New Year!

First of all are these Adidas Originals 4 bit trainers in white. Originally retailing for £70, you can now pick up these great retro trainers for an unbelievable £30!

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Mens Fashion Tips have long been fans of the Adidas Originals Adi Rise trainer (which we actually did a blog post on a couple of months ago) so its great to see these trainers have now been reduced from £65 to £50

Adidas Originals Adi Rise Trainers

Also, although not strictly in the sale, Mens Fashion Tips absolutely loves these Adidas Originals Decade hi tops which are available for a snip at £62……..

Adidas Originals Decade

So with free delivery on orders of £50 or more, why not pick up a pair of Adidas Originals today!

Happy New Year Fashion Fans!

Mens Fashion Tips would like to apologise for being away so long. The festive season has been incredibly hectic what with all those stylish Christmas presents we have had to fork out for! But were back now wishing you a happy 2012!

Christmas is a great time to pick up some fashion bargains with prices now slashed immediately before Christmas and the traditional post boxing day period and Mens Fashion Tips managed to pick up quite a few bargains in the festive period and was lucky enough to be treated to a few seriously stylish presents

Pick of the bunch was this mens Emporio Armani watch bought for yours truly by my better half:

Mens Emporio Armani watch

I’m not going to go into detail about price (a gentlemen never tells!) suffice to say that it was actually very reasonable and looks even better on. Being the author of a fashion blog, Mens Fashion tips obviously had some quite exacting criteria regarding what we were looking for in a watch (brown leather strap, rectangular face, vintage looking, NO Roman numerals on the face – we can only count to 2 in Roman etc) and were delighted to report that this watch meets our rather pretentious specification!

Drop Dead Clothing Winter 2011 Range – Mens Fashion Tips

Mens Fashion Tips are happy to say that the Drop Dead new winter clothing range is upon us once again! Released online last Monday, the collection is split between 2 batches, the first available to buy online now and a second batch of ‘coming soon’ items, most of which will be available to buy from the 30th November. As usual, there are strong animal themes running through the collection and its not to everyone’s taste but who wants to blend in with the crowd? And who DOESN’T want to wear a t shirt with a snarling, rabid fox on it or a kitten with its brain exposed?! Exactly. Here are some of out favorite items………..

Scandovibe Cardigan – £70

Drop Dead Scandovibe CardiganAlaska Jacket – £90

Drop Dead Alaska Jacket

City That Never Sleeps Jumper – £65

Drop Dead Jumper 2011Bobble hat – £20

Drop Dead Mens Bobble Hat

 

Mens Fashion Tips Recommend – Zara Blazers

On a recent trip around the high streets of Leeds, Mens Fashion Tips was pleasantly surprised with the latest range of blazers from Zara all at very reasonable prices. Mens Fashion Tips have been trying to take a break from Topman (hard though it may be!) and Zara may very well be our salvation. Here are a selection of our favorite smart/casual blazers, all for less than £90

Zara washed velvet blazer – £89.99

Zara mens washed velvet blazer

Zara cheviot blazer with elbow patches – £79.00

Zara cheviot blazer with elbow patches

Zara sheepskin three quarter length coat

Zara sheepskin three quarter length coat