There used to a time when wearing glasses was only about function and making sure you could read the blackboard from the back of the classroom. I remember being teased from a young age because I wore glasses, and let me tell most of the glasses that I used to wear, were extremely horrendous.
I’ve never been a fan of Casual Fridays. I’ve worked on and off for years in an office environment and seeing my colleagues on Casual Fridays in some pretty horrendous clothes, has made me want to shake them and say why?
In one previous job there was one gentleman who would wear flip-flops, cut off jean shorts and a tank top, even during the winter. I also knew a woman who would dress impeccably well during monday too thursday, however come friday out comes the leather mini skirt with a PVC corset. The men spent half the Fridays ogling at her rather large breasts.
Cyril Connolly once described autumn as ‘Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.” And I have to say I couldn’t agree more.
Although for me autumn is my favourite season because of Autumn Wardrobe. Filled with earthy or dark tones such greens, browns, dark grey, purple and even a splash of navy.
My love for Ted Baker started about 11 years ago when I was first discovering my fashion identity. Back than a friend of mine worked in one of the Ted Baker stores. Can anyone say ‘DISCOUNT’?
Anyway moving on from my one-sided love affair with Ted Baker, my look for Autumn/Winter is centered what can only be described as the Chuck Bass signature look: The Bow Tie.
I always used to think that Reiss’ menswear was pretty dull, boring and lack imagination. But in actual fact their Menswear can only be described as classic, well made and on trend.Reiss is definitely my go to place for casual classics.
Although the price tag maybe scare some people I can assure you that Reiss has The Quintessential Gent’s seal of approval. And that my friends is worth more than the Queen’s Seal of Approval.
This week on The Quintessential Gent I’ve decided to do something a little different. I’ve decided to choose 5 menswear brands, and create a ‘Look’ using only pieces from that brand’s collection. Look One I am starting off with Zara. This season Zara has creating one of their strongest collections for Men, with amazing style, cut, colours and even taken a risk by adding a poncho to the Men’s collection (check out my instagram @thequintessentialgent.com for more detail).
You never forget your first satchel. I should know, I remember my first satchel at age seven, given to me by my parents. This was of course an age when I was obsessed with Enid Blyton books and the William Brown series.
I even used to dress like William Brown for a while. Looking back this is slightly embarrassing or cute depending on how you look at it.
This week on The Quintessential Style Guide it’s all about wool. Now you may be thinking isn’t it a little early to even think about wearing wool? Well the answer to that is no.Wool is a popular material to wear during the Autumn/Winter months.
So popular that the colder it gets the less likely you are to find some really amazing pieces.
Welcome to the first ever Quintessential Style Guide.
A weekly style list of what the Quintessential Gent thinks are the hottest fashion and grooming must haves.
So the weather has finally improved and its time to show of you hard work in the gym off. However you need the perfect swimwear to show off too.
Swim shorts for men are most known to be practical. Style and trend don’t really come in to it. However this year for the first time in a long time mens’ swim swears is having a major impact. Not only are they sexy, trendy but also extremely practical.