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Polo shirt – Men’s summer style essential

Polo shirt is one of the most classic pieces in men's summer wardrobe. Today it is again more current and you could say also more trendy than for a long time. In this post I take a look why.There might have been times that the polo shirt has not received the attention it merits. But based on the collections and street style shots seen during the recent seasons it seems that polo shirts (in various forms) are back again. One of the reasons for the popularity is probably the simplicity and versatility of the shirt. As the summer keeps coming it's a good time for a few words about polo shirts. This post is originally from 2015 but I have...

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Shawl collar cardigan - a piece for the fall and winter season

Shawl collar cardigan is one of the garments in men's wardrobe that is appropriate around the year. However fall is maybe the most obvious season to wear one. The circular line of the shawl collar nicely frames the face and protects the neck. And the body of the knit keeps you comfortable and warm. As the fall is really here it is good time to update the write-up regarding this iconic piece. The update is also timely because a couple of months ago I got myself a new shawl collar cardigan. And it seems that my personal search for the right piece has come to an end. How to wear a shawl collar cardigan? In general shawl collar cardigan is...

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Perfect overcoat for winter - Nordic edition

How can you find the perfect overcoat? This is a broad question. But every now and then I come up with question such as "what is the best overcoat for winter". It is clear that the answer depends for example on the budget and intended use. But in this post I will try to come up with a few choices for different categories and occasions. First of all, remember one thing. Dressing up is always in context with the climate and environment you live in. If you happen to live in Finland or in the Nordic countries, the requirements of outdoor garments are a bit different than in case you happen to live in Italy for example. The casual peacoat combined with...

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How to combine ties and pocket squares

Combining accessories with the rest of your outfit is basically a mine field where only good taste can guide you. However in terms of accessorizing keeping your choices simple and restrained will take you far. Therefore it is good to learn how to combine ties and pocket squares. In this post I briefly show you how to combine different kind of ties and pocket squares. And I do it with four different ties and two pocket squares. As you know, the three most essential ties every man should have are navy blue grenadine tie, brown shantung tie and gray wool tie. In general I personally value plain ties with interesting textures. However, instead of those three I have here chosen four...

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Cardigan for fall and winter

Cardigans are great for when you transition out of summer and into fall. Or out of winter into spring. Lightweight cardigan gives you an additional layer of warmth for the days when when it's sunny, but still slightly chilly. And they are a good way to layer and bring little variation to your attires. Recently I wrote about shawl collar cardigans and how they are staple pieces in men's wardrobe. But in terms of cardigans, shawl collar is not the only option. In this post I take a brief look at the other option you have to step up your knitwear and "layering game". The days are getting colder but this one is simple yet effective. A basic white tee with a...

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