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Drinks parties, dates, dinner and beyond

These are the awkward limbo events for which a full suit is little much, but smart casual could be seen as a cop out. Thankfully, for the style-conscious man, there exists another option. Albeit one that tends to strike fear into the hearts of those who’ve never attempted it. We’re talking, of course, about suit separates. The majority of gentlemen tend to write separates off as some sort of advanced-level style move, reserved only for the street-style elite and Pitti peacocks. However, we’re going to let you in on a secret: it’s not anywhere as hard as they’d lead you to believe. The trick lies in knowing when to wear them, which colours work well together… and which ones don’t....

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Martina Cox’s Curtain Call

Close your eyes for a second and picture the perfect ’50s housewife wardrobe. There would be a house dress in a soft color with a delicate pattern—preferably with puffy sleeves and tiny little buttons crawling up the back. Maybe a pair of house pants with an elastic waistband, or a ruffled cream colored blouse styled with a pair of kitten heels. Now imagine that said housewife was kind of a freak, maybe a dominatrix after hours, and cries every time she sees a Dali painting. What would she wear? From Cox's latest collection titled "Cling Two Me." Photographed by Christian Defonte Probably something plucked out of Martina Cox’s imagination. Cox, a 24 year old designer who sells some of her...

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It’s all too easy to get stuck in a style rut when it comes to trousers

Jeans, chinos and suit trousers are the three garments that make up most men’s legwear rotations, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, it doesn’t hurt to throw in the odd curveball here and there to keep things fresh and interesting. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of options. Modern menswear has a trouser style to suit every budget, taste and occasion. So, this considered, here are the key types of pants you should have hanging in your wardrobe. Slim Jeans As far as casual dressing goes, “if in doubt: slim jeans” is a pretty solid mantra to live by. Skinny-fit denim can make larger guys look top-heavy, while looser cuts leave short or skinny men drowning in fabric. Slim fit is...

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