Following fashion is a great way to show youíre up with the trends and ready to experiment, but thereís nothing like a bit of classic cool to add some charm to your wardrobe. There are some iconic looks for men that are so well loved that youíre sure to feel cool the moment you slip into them. Even better, when you know what classic styles suit you, youíll be able to wear them year in and year out, no matter which looks are hitting the high street.
There are some basics all men should invest in, such as a blazer or sports jacket Ė perfect for transforming even the most causal of outfits into something a little smarter Ė a quality leather wallet and some smart loafers. These details are just the kind of things you need to ensure your wardrobe always has a hint of classic cool about it.
A well-cut suit is one piece of clothing that youíre guaranteed to get plenty of wear out of and seeing as your most expensive suits arenít likely to be everyday wear, they are the perfect candidate for a little classic cool. Ignore flashy trends when it comes to choosing a suit and stick with a classic style that shows off your shoulders and back. Think Don Draper in Mad Men and rock a slim fitting suit with some serious style. Invest in extras such as cufflinks, a tie-pin or a card case if youíre ready to rock the look.
Another look that shouldnít be underestimated is the laid back cowboy. Donít get carried away with a ten-gallon hat, but a pair of blue jeans, an understated shirt and some scuffed boots creates the kind of classic cool everyone wants a slice of. Accessorise with a brown leather belt with a hefty buckle and if youíre brave and itís sunny outside you can even add a cowboy hat, but if you do, make sure your shirt and boots are plain. Otherwise, you could end up looking more like a parody of a cowboy than a cool critter.
There are classic looks to suit all seasons and when the summer rolls around you can be confident that you can stay cool without killing your charm. A great classic choice for warmer days is a preppy casual style, with tailored knee length shorts, a simple t-shirt, a pair of brown or black loafers (worn without socks) and of course, a pair of designer sunglasses such as Ray Bans Team loafers with light trousers and a polo shirt for slightly cooler summer days and youíll be set to take on all kinds of weather.
The bad boy look is one of the most enduring and best-loved looks there is. Popularised by silver screen icon James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, the white t-shirt, jeans and leather jacket combination is one thatís always sure to set hearts a flutter. Take a leaf from The Rebelís style book and keep it simple. Leather biker jackets look great with jeans and boots and sweep your hair back messily for a look with attitude. A more common trend is the adoption of mens chinos that are becoming more versatile with all kinds of clothing. Consider this as an alternative option to the traditional jeans.