If you’re not trying to become a better man each and every day, then I’m not sure what you’re doing at The Noblest Rogue. I am a big believer of constantly looking for personal improvement and growth and am always willing to pass on some advice to you, dear reader. It’s why I’m here. Why I’m doing this. The concept of a gentleman has been lost in recent times and I it distresses me that we have let it slip from our grasp. Chivalry is of the utmost importance to a man and has the ability to define who he is. If it holds this much importance, why then would we not be interested in it? Here are a list of rules which we can abide, which will see us begin the process of rejuvenating chivalry. Are you keen?
Following on from last week’s look at the Country Road Spring Collection (here), here is what Trenery have to offer this spring. Trenery offer collections which are sophisticated, modern in approach and timeless in style. Their clothes have an easy elegance. It’s in the flattering cut and the subtle details, the colour palette and the luxe fabrications. Combined, these elements give the collections an incomparable measure of quality and Trenery is my first port of call when looking for everyday business attire with a touch of understated style. Check out their Spring Collection.
Not only was it Cary Grant’s sporty-yet-elegant style which gave him an edge over the other leading men of his day but it was his faultless attention to detail which gave him the edge. A classic Grant ensemble would include either a blue or grey double-breasted suit, a pocket square, a sober tie and a buttonhole and for it’s day this was considered to be ‘understated’. What’s interesting to note about Grant’s style is that it was so revered that one Richard Torregrossa compiled an entire book devoted to it. Incredible! Why wouldn’t you devote an entire book to a man who looked like he belonged in stylish clothes?
Well done everyone, we’ve almost made it through another winter and with the cold-season drawing to a close it’s time to start getting our act together on the clothing front for summer. Out go the coats, scarves and waistcoats and in come the boardies, y-necks and linen shirts. It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Country Road and on any given day have the potential to be dressed entirely in their kit. There is no better way to kick your spring shake-up off with a look at Country Road’s Spring Collection. Continue reading
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come a long way since being that awkward, quirky kid who-was-actually-an-alien in ‘3rd Rock From The Sun’. He upped his game when he starred in blockbusters such as ‘Inception’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and I’m certainly looking forward to seeing him in ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’, which is currently on the movie circuit. What Joseph has also upped in recent times is his style. Perhaps not at the top of the Most Stylish Men list and with a way to go before he reaches the style heights of James Dean and Nick Wooster, there is still a lot to be said for the simple understated style which Joseph throws out there.
It is of little importance how much money you spend on your suit or if it is made of the finest materials. If it doesn’t fit you, it won’t look good. Let me repeat that: If it doesn’t fit you, it won’t look good. This is simply the fact of the matter. As it is with most clothing, fit is key, and when it comes to tailoring a suit, fit will quite simply make or break the suit. GEtting a suit tailored can seem like a daunting task what with the almost endless number of option and styles to choose from. Where do you start? Here are 5 tips which should get you moving in the right direction.
This is the final instalment of a 6-volume series which involved a few tips from the guys at Goldman Sachs on being a man. When it boils down to it, you are who you are and as you journey through your life, you will be presented with gems of advice which you can choose to either discard or make use of. The choice is yours and if you feel something will nourish you and help you grow, then use it. If it won’t, don’t. I have found that most of their tips have made sense. Like the “ignore the boos. They usually come from the cheap seats” advice below. Or the “never take an ex back.” That last one I’m wrestling with at the moment. Perhaps thats a story for another day.