Booting up Reboots – Men’s Style Is Trending Back From The Classics

Remember the old days when the clothes men wore all looked the same as the clothes other guys were wearing? Some men though, broke those rules. They were actors, musicians or some other celebrities that got away with it. In today’s society men have such a wide variety of choice, that everyone has their own style and wears things in their own way. You could search for one item of clothing like cargo shorts for men and a wide variety of styles would appear! The choices are endless, here are just some examples of looks we love, and any guy can wear these days.

Suits

This year suits are looking like throwbacks to bygone classic eras. GQ featured suits shown on celebrities here. For example, you might think that “a checked suit is something only your grandfather would wear.” Actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani is shown wearing a blue checked wool suit, very classy, with quite narrow legs. He’s also wearing brown shoes with it which seems to be another popular trend right now, even with a tux.

Black suits can seem intimidating. They are just so stark, and can be seen as serious or funereal. Style editor, Mark Anthony Green at GQ says, “Pulling off a black suit is like making perfect scrambled eggs. It’s so damn simple and so essential—and so easy to botch.” So, you might not want to wear a black suit with a white button down shirt and plain tie these days. There are ways to make the black suit look more contemporary. GQ gives examples. You could pick a shirt with something a little different about it like a rounded collar. Draw attention away from the suit itself by wearing jewelry such as a watch, like this one from Jacobs The Jeweller. Shoes with a high polish would move the eye away from the severity of the suit too. As mentioned, brown shoes are one of the hot trends right now so you could try that. Green adds, “Always draw your black-suit inspiration from musicians and artists. Because they’re not acting cool. They actually are.“ But it should fit really well.

The suit is back. But, unlike the rules about suits in the past, you can get more creative with them now. Wearing T-shirts with suits began so long ago that it’s become a classic. Or you could try a polo shirt, or not tuck in whatever shirt you pick. Ties don’t have to be worn with suits anymore, but the ones out there give lots of options.

Jeans

Almost anything goes. Esquire explained how to do, anything. Because, of course, there’s always a right and wrong way. Skinny, straight, pooled around the ankle, even cropped. One of the trends that may or may not take off is called the “carrot fit.” They are cropped quite a bit, narrow at the ankle and wide from the ankle up, like a carrot! Guys are sometimes trying to show off their shoes, don’t forget to try that. One model was shown wearing slim fit jeans, slightly rolled at the cuff with classic shoes. You don’t have to wear sneakers or other casual shoes with jeans.

The wash too is all over the place and some have a lot of detail in the distress, pockets, metal or belt loops. Steve McQueen’s way of wearing jeans (which is, of course, classic) was described as straight leg, slightly loose in the hip and sometimes rolled up to create a cuff. And if you’re thinking of trying skinny jeans, pick ones that fit close to the body but not tight. The main thing to remember with jeans, or any clothing to pull off the classic trend in men’s fashion, is that they fit you. That’s true for most anything you wear to make it look classic. Jeans will remain a classic though and, if done right, very contemporary.

Shirts

Sweatshirts are still an acceptable trend in men’s fashion and also a classic. Comfortable and versatile, sweatshirts can be worn with jeans of course, but on the fashionbeans website Paul Newman is shown wearing a sweatshirt with chinos (also back in style) which was something he often wore. Luke Sampson says about this look, “It’s essentially a case of ‘opposites attract’. Chino trousers – while less formal than tailored trousers – have a vague air of formality. Conversely, the sweatshirt lends its wearer an unfussy, relaxed edge.” There are lots of versions and colors of sweatshirts available today too.

Another cool look shown on fashionbeans is wearing dressy “tailored trousers” (maybe the pants from a suit) with a casual but button down shirt. You could unbutton some of the top buttons and roll up the cuffs to make it even more casual for a look that’s comfortable, easy to wear, but shows a lot of class.

T-shirts come in lots of colors, but you can’t go wrong with a great white T-shirt. Even if it has different branding or patterns on, they are still easy to pull off! Have a look at different styles Jasper Holland has to offer. To pull off a classic look wearing T-shirts, try wearing a white one with a leather jacket like Marlon Brando often did. Sampson says, “his now legendary pairing of a black leather biker jacket, a white crew-neck T-shirt and selvedge denim jeans has become the unofficial uniform of cool for multiple generations.” Or pair a white T-shirt with white or light colored jeans as shown on Steve McQueen on fashionbeans. Sampson points out that it can get tricky picking out the right shades to put together. “Typically opting for jeans a shade or two darker than his white tee, McQueen mastered a look that continues to feel fresh year after year.” He also adds that “…there’s the issue of choosing a skin tone-appropriate shade of white (darker cream and stone work best for those with paler complexions, by the way), followed by the small matter of how to match shades.” So, white jeans can work, but light blue jeans would work too. It’s a great summer look.

Beard Styles that never grow old…

Grow. Get it?

So you’ve been growing out that beard for a while and you’re not really sure what to do with it. Am I right? We’ve all been there.

Well, have no fear, Bristlr is here. We’ve tracked down ten great beard styles that will never grow old! Read on and marvel at these beautiful beards. Here are tips on how to improve facial hair growth for Black men with beards.

1. The Basic Beard. Basic, but by no means boring! No need to go crazy with this one, just let it grow and keep it trimmed. Any length, any colour, you can rock this if you just believe you can…

2. The Stubby. No need to keep it too long if maintenance if an issue. Keep it stubby and just trim it back when it’s getting a bit lengthy for your liking…

3. The Bun & The Beard. If you want a complete look for your entire head, this is the one for you. Just grow out your hair alongside your beard and tie it up in a carefree bun…

4. The Goatee. You can’t beat a classic, and the goatee is certainly an iconic look. Turn heads on your travels. You’re bringing beardy back…

5. Tache n’ Shadow. Don’t want a full beard? No problem. There are other alternatives for your hairy face. That top lip is perfect real estate…

6. Tache to the Max. There’s no such thing as going overbeard when it comes to your face. Grow that tache all the way down to your feet if you want. You do you…

7. Bald & Beardy. Swap the hair on your head for the hair on your chin. Really pull focus to that carefully sculpted beard by eliminating any competition your hair up there might create…

8. Beard Braids. Keep your bushy bits under control with a braid or two! No need to loose any length here. If anything the lengthier, the better…

9. Beady Beardy. More of a decoration than a style, but if you’ve got a creative streak why not show it off with some beads in that beard? Show off a style all your own…

10. Your Beard Your Rules. Who said you needed to conform to a style anyway? It’s your beard and you can grow it out and maintain however you like. We support you…