2015 trends

Posted: 23rd December 2014 by Dinner suit team in Menswear
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So as 2014 relinquishes its grasp we look at what trends 2015 has in store for the contemporary British gentleman. This month we’ve chosen two critical elements to any mans street-kudos; hair and fashion.

Haircuts

As you probably noticed this year we saw the ‘step’ and shaggy beard making a strong statement however experts within this sector the following will also be popular trends/ styles for 2015.

hair2If you’re lucky enough to have a full head of flowing hair then make sure it sits at shoulder-length. Keeping hair healthy and regularly trimmed will ensure it remains an asset and not a put-off. If you do have long hair we recommend wearing it tied back (ponytail or top knot). This style has become increasingly popular and you’ll notice it a lot more on men this year. This hair style is particularly effective with a rugged beard.

If you need your hair to be a little more formal look to achieve a more suave finish. This can be obtained by having shorter sides and backs and blending with scissors for a softer finish. Products suited for this cut include ‘fibers’ that make styling with fingers an absolute doddle. Texture will remain most men’s creativity when it comes to their barnet. 2015 will see an increase in a mischievous yet sophisticated look. The best way to achieve this look is with clay that enables control without a greasy look.

Finally (and you may not believe it) 2015 will see the rise in hairbands. We’re not talking about the glittery, pink things your sister wore but plain black hairbands to help keep those locks out of the way. Put it this way if it’s trendy enough for those footballers to wear then you’ll be in good stead.

Fashion

Fashion trends move a lot faster than hair so make the most of the following fashion nuggets:

denim jacketDenim – it’s been around for decades but this year we’ll see it spruce up in various guises from wallets and coats through to tailored jackets.

Prints – no longer the haunting ground of curtains this year you’ll see gaudy and classical print designs adorning shirts, jumpers and to be honest most attire.

Neckerchiefs – ever thought tying a bandanna around your neck was a good idea? No neither did we but this apparently is a hot craze at the moment.

Bowling shirts – long necklines, baggy and comfortable, expect to see bowling shirts making a statement in Summer 2015.

Bright suits – by bright we mean intense coloured suits, moving away from the blacks and greys into light blues and yellows.

Tracking your fitness

Posted: 18th October 2014 by Dinner suit team in Mens health
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flex fitbitOver the last few years men’s fitness has been ratcheted up a few levels where the likes of Cross Fit and Iron Man competition have become recognisable names. However with all that training, pumping iron and obstacle course clearance you’ll need some new tech to track your activity. When it comes to choosing your tech you first need to choose what you want to track. Do you go with a pedometer to count the steps you take everyday, or do you take a heart monitor to measure your heart beat? We’ve decided to review the new all-in-one activity/ sleep band by Fitbit.

If you’re one of those busy types that never stops but wants to keep tracking their activity then ‘Flex’ by Fitbit is the product for you. Not only does it look stylish and modern but it is also slim so you won’t even notice your wearing it. So what does it track? Get ready for the list … distance, calories, steps and sleep cycles. The Flex uses LED lights to show you how you’re stacking up against your daily goal with each light representing 20% of your goal.

The Flex also calculates how your fitness compares to the goals you set on a daily basis and you can even log food, weight etc on the Fitbit site (and the app). It actually syncs your info to select Bluetooth and syncs with both Android and iOS devices. On top of tracking activity it will track how long and how well you sleep and the best thing is it will use ‘Silent Wake’ technology to wake you with a gentle vibration.

You can buy the Flex Fitbit from a variety of stockists including Amazon.