Beachwear or swimwear can be a bit of a minefield when it comes to styling. Getting the right bikini for your skin tone or the shape of your body can be tricky and when it comes to choosing a one-piece swimming suit, it’s difficult to find one that flatters anyone. But women aren’t the only ones that can struggle to get it right in this area.
Guys can also struggle to get it right when it comes to disrobing and showing off their beach bods. Body-clinging swimming briefs have become almost legendary as an unfashionable item, but are ideal for lane swimming as they don’t drag you down when soaked, like shorts do. Trunks are good for this reason and cover the thighs slightly, which makes all the difference on some builds (and leaves more to the imagination than briefs).
Of course, if a man is particularly fit and athletic then he can more or less get away with wearing either, however those with longer legs and a lankier appearance should perhaps stay away and go for a more loose-fitting short instead.
High leg cut and low waist band are the order of the day for shorter men – long board shorts don’t look right on little legs. Garish, neon or multi-coloured shorts, on the other hand, don’t look good on anyone. Patterned shorts are fine, but the colours and shades should be increasingly subtle as the pattern is intricate – bright, block colours are ok, as long as they’re not competing for space with loads of other colours.
At Very.co.uk, you can find all different kinds of men’s swimwear – from classic Speedo briefs to long board shorts. As the contrast between the Team GB briefs (released in anticipation of the Olympic games this year) and Goodsouls’ retro-designed board shorts shows, there’s a huge amount of variation in the collection of swimwear for men at Very, so take time to browse and consider what will help him turn heads for the right reasons when he’s strutting his stuff on the beach this summer!
Tangerine Tango was announced 2012's "Color of the Year", and we've seen it a lot on spring 2012's catwalks. It's hot and sexy, and it always catches the eye.
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I have gathered a few tangerine items from meinto.com,an online retailer that sells clothes from various local boutiques in their online store, helping brick and mortar boutiques sell their designs. You should also check out their facebook page, since they will be running a contest and you may win a $1000 giftcard from 2/27-3/19 (see details on their facebook page).
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Each man is different when it comes to buying a suit. How should you chose yours? Here are a few tips for buying a suit of your choice.
What’s the Occasion?
First, what is the purpose for the suit? Are you looking for something professional, something formal, or are you trying to show off? Picking the right suit is a gamble (although you can read more for more tips in gambling). With your formal occasions, you can definitely stick with your basic suit and can even get away with your base colors of black and navy blue. This works well if the occasion is for someone else. You don’t want to take attention away from the guest of honor.
On the other hand, if you do want the attention, you may want something that pops a bit. While the classic really sharp black three-piece ensemble can work for this, consider something a little more eye catching. A glimpse of a bold color may do the trick: such as a white ensemble, accentuated by combination of red dress shirt. An example of when you want to go this route is if you want to be noticed, such as a formal party or if you were playing some high stakes blackjack at your local casino.
Tips for Big Men
If you a larger man or if you are shopping for one, you will know that shopping for suits can be a bear. Style choices may be somewhat limited, but there are still a few things you can do to make the process easier. First, if the gentleman cannot go, get his specific measurements, specifically his neck size, inseam, and arm length. The reason for these is that unless you larger man just happens to be proportioned right, buying a standard 20 inch neck is going to usually result in sleeves that are way too long.
Next, your darker colors are going to be a better choice for a larger man as these colors tend to be more slimming than others. Also, consider getting a larger tie for the gentleman to make sure that it has sufficient length to pull off the look you want. Also, stay away from your short sleeve shirts with larger men as many of these will wind up being more like half sleeves or longer if your man is under 6’. If you have to choose between too long and short sleeve, go long and slightly roll up the sleeves. By the time you get to the point where you will probably take your coat off, nobody much will notice rolled up sleeves.
The above tips should give you a little extra insight in finding the right suit for a man. Do a little extra research in your own time, but being mindful of the occasion will typically remain the biggest factor for shopping for a suit.