We’ve all heard the platitude, “Like an English Gentleman” quite a lot of times. Ask any woman to name her ideal man and “Mr. Darcy” will be correct three out of five times. Ever wondered why we have this Englishman fascination? Because the dapper gentleman, who carries his suave sophistication both in clothes and manners has been a fantasy of women for generations and the Englishmen have been the pioneers of this cultured style for centuries. So, gents, remember, the easiest way to woo women in any party is to dress and behave like an English Gentleman. But, it’s a party and you definitely don’t want to look like you carried work along. So how do you adapt and make this look work in your favour? It’s simple. Blend sophisticated pieces of clothing with casual outfits to achieve the Englishman look.
Suspenders: This classic piece has been around since the dawn of the England itself. Consider it as an investment piece, not only for work while sporting a formal look but while at play as well. Team this with a plain white T-shirt and a pair of classic blue jeans. Alternatively, you can wear it with a plain pastel shirt and a pair of dark jeans. In case this is a daylight party, you can sport a fedora to accessorize this look.
The Waist Coat: A pair of formal shirt, a T-shirt and a waist coat will be your perfect minimalist, yet good enough to grab eye balls look. In case you want to get experimental, you can layer your waist coat with a summer trench and switch your formal pants with a pair of jeans or fitted chinos. However, make sure you opt for a waist coat made from fabrics that impart a matte finish. No need for it to shine.
The Cravat: If you are wondering what a cravat is, it basically is a big fat tie. It has a thin band and a really wide body that covers your neck and this is worn inside a shirt. Use this as an accessory, while layering your look with jackets. Instead of the printed ones, which is usually worn with formal wear, opt for cravats in solid colours.
The Pocket Square: Wearing a shirt, or a T-shirt with breast pocket? Then you need to promptly add a pocket square. This is the easiest way to accessorize a look and requires minimum effort. Get creative and pick up pocket squares in various colours, prints and patterns. You can also fold this and neatly place it inside your jacket pocket too. But, remember not to team your cravat and pocket square together, else your look will tend to look extremely formal.
Pocket Watches: Apart from your regular Rados, Tag Heuers, Rolexs and Patek Phillipes, invest in a classic pocket watch. These vintage watches are so charming. Hang them by your jackets or pin them to your trouser pocket. These understated beauties will drive home the subtle style message.
Leather Brogues: Footwear wise, nothing screams out the English sophistication as much as leather brogues. A pair in black, grey and brown should be sufficient and will match various ensembles. The decorative perforations, the fine leather and the sophisticated design screams elegance.
Pack your wardrobes with these accoutrements. Mix these with various contemporary pieces in your wardrobe to add a hint of English sophistication. Cruise from party to party, be it at work or with friends in absolute style.
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