Check off the Checks on your CheckList

We love being playful with our headings, but we take fashion sense very seriously.

This winter season, when you go out shopping make sure you give check trousers a try. Checks and tartans have been a part of fashion for ages but they are still under-utilised and under-wore. Checks remind a lot of people of checked shirts or maybe jackets but it is indeed the time when the checked elegance should be given a chance for trousers as well.

A checked trouser or jacket is a perfect option for boys who believe in minimalistic concept. It is a great way of securing your place into fashionable group without foregoing of your minimalism approach.

And not only just checks but lovely windowpanes, tartans and exquisite plaids are perfect even for the dressier occasions. Ofcourse block colours and muted tones are not going anywhere but playing around with the prints is becoming essential for a contemporary wardrobe. Smaller checks are perfect for a quiet child but bigger checks are for the bold!

There are numerous designers selling varied forms of checks and tartans but need we remind you that a bit too far would definitely do no good. Here are our Dos and Dont’s:

Do’s

1. Pick up checks!

2. Although checks are most safely paired with blacks, but a green checked shirt would look even better with a jacket that has a tinge of green or blue-ish green.

3. When wearning a check, make sure the complimentary clothes are subtle.

4. The Bigger the better!

 

Dont’s

1. Do not mix patterns- checks with more checks or other prints. One checked trouser should not be mixed with checked shirt

2. The checked and complimentary clothing should not clash – colour check is the key!

 

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Go For Double Breasted Suit

Posh boys getting wasted at boating events and pinstriped bankers power-dressing in the 1980s: the double-breasted suit was always going to have its work cut out to stage a revival.

Yet in 2011, the style began slowly making its way into fashion. The double-breasted jacket found unlikely pair of celebrity ambassadors in Prince Charles and David Beckham, who has become a fashion King. Arguably, Prince Charles has long favored the look but it was places like the red carpets in Hollywood where the shocking resurrection took place. Leading men have been early adopters: Jake Gyllenhaal wore a black Ferragamo tux for the Oscars while Ryan Gosling opted for a grey Gucci DB suit for a premiere.

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And now, in 2014, it has become even more popular; popping up in fashion shows all over Milan and Paris. Check out our collection at Ottavio Nuccio Gala UK and see our top 5

Do’s and Dont’s for the double-breasted suit.

Dos

1. Add at least one killer double-breasted suit to your wardrobe this Summer. Apart from being on trend, it is perfect for any occasion and will soon become your go-to suit when you need that extra confidence.

2. Keep your jacket fastened until you sit down. No exceptions.

3. Think simple. The double-breasted suit is a bold statement in itself so avoid any loud patterns.

4. Get ready to channel your inner Al Pacino because you will look that awesome.

5. Wear your double-breasted suit everywhere and teach your fellow commuters how its done.

Don’t…

1. Worry that you have to have over the top confidence to pull off this look. Double- breasted suits have made a huge come back and have been Americanized which means they are a lot more toned down than previous years.

2. Fasten the bottom button. Ever.

3. Snap your wallet shut when it comes to tailoring. These suits project alpha-male confidence and must fit right to complete the look.

4. Worry if you still have a bit of belly from, um, the winter? If anything, the extra flap acts as a corset and sheds those extra pounds. If you are still worried, go for darker suit to hide the gut and get a slimmer outline.

5. Take a staring and finger pointing as an excuse to run home and hide. You look awesome and everybody knows it!

Importance of Accessorizing for Men

For a man to look perfect and don a complete look, just a good pair of suit or a nice & stunning shirt, is definitely not enough.

A perfect look comes from the very details that Men sometimes choose to consider unimportant. Take a cue from the ladies, who can make themselves look marvelous even in a simple dress, by just putting the right bracelet on their wrist. So don’t underestimate the power of accessorizing – even for Men.

Men can enjoy being awed at if they follow the simple tips and do it right. While the right suit can definitely turn around heads, but addition to accessories like the right pocket square, foulard or a suave cummerbund can make you the star of the event.

  1. A handkerchief should always compliment and be paired up nicely with the bow tie or cravat.
  2. If you want to skip the Bow tie, Tie or Cravat then just a little handkerchief or handkerchief is a good idea.
  3. A classy pair of cufflinks can add the needful to your handshake! We know this sounds barmy but believe us when we say that the right pair of cufflinks can take you a long way. It’s important to be careful when choosing cufflinks, as loud colour or tacky pieces can dampen the attention of the outfit by being too attractive.
  4. To spice up the Tie a little bit and give it a finished look, a dainty tiepin is a great idea. A good tiepin can add the necessary touch of elegance with a subtlety.
  5. If a tiepin is not your thing, then you can turn to tie-bar. A tie-bar can be worn in office as well, because that what gives you a disciplined look. It would help you look focused in your Monday morning meetings.
  6. If your suit is all one colour, then a simple and elegant way to add vibrancy is by pinning up a brooch or a flower pin. If chosen carefully, it can dazzle the suit.
  7. A man is judged from his shoes. The shoe pairing decision can make of break the look. Many shoes can pass as both dressy and casual but we believe that the charm of the shoe is in it being a square toe-ed.
  8. Highly contrasting stitching for a formal belt is a strict NO-NO. The buckle shape is a matter of choice, but we at ONGala UK prefer edgy square buckles!

Accessorizing isn’t a matter of choice anymore for Men, but a need and if taken seriously it can be quite fun. Even for special occasions like wedding, the groom and his ushers can create a whole dressing theme just using a play on accessories. So next time you go shopping, remember to check out the accessories section.

Evergreen- classic crystal studded cufflinks

Evergreen- classic crystal studded cufflinks