They say you can tell a lot about a man by the timepiece around his wrist. For guys all over the world, a high-quality watch is a daily necessity and a key element in their daily ensemble. When designed well, they serve as the epitome of form meets function, adding a touch of style to any outfit while helping keep track of time.
There are tons of best-in-class watchmakers on the market that are quick to roll off the tongue. Beloved brands range from tried-and-true, casual classics such as Timex and Casio, all the way up to high-end investment pieces like Rolex and Patek Philippe. But what about the watches that don’t carry the same clout as the mainstream competition?
Today, we’re taking a good, hard look at some of the most underrated watch companies in the game. They might not be top-of-mind for the average consumer, but they certainly deserve a spot on your radar. From durable models to take on your next adventure, to stylish designs that are sure to make a statement, each brand is committed to creating timepieces that are as hard-wearing as they are handsome. Here are 10 of our favorites worth adding to your wishlist.
When it comes to being a frequent traveler, you don’t always have time to book a time slot with your local barber. But if you’re looking to achieve a badass, stylish cut on your own, you need the right tools to maintain it. For Clint Johnston, a travel photographer who has been to many far-reaching places, the way to do that is with the Wahl Elite Pro Clipper Kit.
As someone who travels more often than not, Johnston doesn’t always have time to go get a shape-up or a haircut at the barber. That’s where the Wahl kit comes in. “It’s essential for my everyday needs,” Johnston says. “It keeps me looking fresh, so if I’m out all day hiking and shooting, I can come home, clean up, and go out at night, no problem.”
The kit comes with a number of different guard attachments, varying in length from short to long, as well as a cleaning brush, scissors, blade oil, and more, so it can take care of almost any hair-styling need you want. After spending time out in the wilderness, all it takes is a few strokes and you can clean up any stray hair or spots to get a fresher look.
“Wahl helps me upgrade my grooming game because it helps me transition from rugged to refined in a matter of minutes,” Johnston says. “As soon as I get home, I can clean up and I’m ready to go.”
Enviable spring style can start and end with smart accessories. If you’re gonna wear a belt every day, make it one that has presence, rather than settling with something forgettable. Sure, all belts preform the same, but they definitely don’t make the same impact.
Why skate under the radar with inoffensive basics when you can rock standouts? These options, perfect for spring, all feature a new spin on the classics. Whether it’s color, material, or an unconventional buckle, these belts will perfect your outfit whether you’re at the office, out on a date, or dressed to the nines at a wedding.
Belts ordered clockwise from top left.
1. Tommy Hilfiger Suede Leather Belt
This suede-and-stainless-steel number is a sleek complement to a spring suit or casual getup. Match with similarly colored suede loafers or white sneakers, respectively.
This chestnut-colored belt from The Frye Company is all about the details. The buckle hardware is engraved with the brand’s logo and has enough detail to draw intrigue without being garish. You can pair it with almost anything.
If you’re searching for something more rugged, opt for Filson’s Togiak Belt. It’s crafted with hiking, fishing, and exploring in mind, making it light, fast to dry, and a breeze to put on and off, thanks to a hook buckle.
A sweatshirt is one of those trusty articles that sticks with you through all kinds of adventures, from bonfires at the beach to chilly redeye flights and epic mountain hikes (or just grabbing coffee from the grocery store). And while that’s definitely still true, the humble cotton layer has come a long way from its gym bag days—it’s now a bona fide fashion statement. If you’re thinking about an upgrade, there are plenty of great examples to choose from. These picks run the gamut from sporty layers that wick sweat and vent heat to laid-back hoodies and crewnecks that are perfect for layering or wearing on their own. Here are some of the most stylish new sweatshirts to try on this season.
Dodgy skies don’t mean you have to go out looking like it’s laundry day. Designers are mixing hydrophobic fabrics in with their top-of-the-line threads. So, whether you’re headed to the office, a weekend getaway, or even a rainy run, here’s how to stay dry and keep your style on point. Here are our favorite looks for spring 2019.
Actors like Christian Bale, Jason Momoa, Michael B. Jordan, and Chris Evans all walked the red carpet with fresh threads, including Momoa’s custom-made suit from Karl Lagerfeld, while climber Alex Honnold took some time off of his usual routine of scaling impossible-to-climb mountains in a custom-made North Face tux. Honnold’s film Free Solo, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, ended up winning the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
If you need some fashion tips for your next formal event, take a few from these well-dressed stars.
The stars came out for the 76th annual Golden Globes ceremony last night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, and all eyes were on the red carpet to see who pulled off the best looks. And they didn’t disappoint: Celebs turned out with classic outfits, daring ensembles, and yes, even a few questionable sartorial choices. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of the best dressed men from the 2019 red carpet. Looking to amp up your style game this year? Take some cues from these guys.
Supporting his wife Emily Blunt for her best actress in a musical or comedy nomination, Krasinski stood out in a sea of black suits with his dark navy ensemble. His Christian Louboutin shoes and matching black bow tie (sometimes black and navy do go together) added elegance to his red carpet style. If you’re getting tired of trotting out your same old black suit, take a tip from Krasinski and opt for navy blue instead.
It seems like Bradley Cooper can do anything—write, direct, act, and even pull off an all-white suit. Looking like the complete opposite of the rough-around-the edges musician he played in A Star is Born, the clean-shaven nominee stood out on the red carpet. If you’re considering a similar outfit, take note: His black shoes and bow tie keep him from looking like a polar bear.
The Black Panther himself rocked a custom patterned silver tux designed by Versace. His stylist Ashley Weston described the look as “a work of art”—and we agree.
Idris Elba arrived on the Golden Globes carpet in a patterned turquoise suit with shoes to match. Although he walked the carpet with his jacket unbuttoned and no tie in sight, the rumored next James Bond tidied up his look once he stepped onstage to present an award.
Although he’ll always be the King in The North in our hearts, Richard Madden took home the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama for his performance in Bodyguard. He strode down the red carpet in a classy black velvet suit—a great example of how to use different materials, rather than colors, to stand out from the crowd.
Walking the red carpet with his Black Panther co-stars in tow, Michael B. Jordan showed how to use accessories to update a classic look for the modern era: He rocked a black double-breasted Burberry tuxedo, and his diamond-studded lapel pin and Piaget watch made the perfect complements to his jacket. The on-screen villain definitely looked like one of the good guys at last night’s award show.
Christian Bale’s various body transformations throughout the years may have been surprising, but fans were also shocked to hear his Welsh accent onstage at the Golden Globes (where he thanked Satan for inspiring his performance as Dick Cheney). On the red carpet, the Vice star proved that a little color coordination goes a long way—his sleek all-black suit and tie combo worked perfectly with his wife’s black dress.
This fall’s most-wanted jeans challenge the classic denim color palette, experimenting with different shades on the way to that perfect look. And beyond the wash, the new denim is also defined by a looser fit. Bye-bye, skinny jeans.
Denim may be as reliable as death and taxes, but that doesn’t mean you should keep wearing the same old jeans. The world’s most sought after brands continue to push the envelope by showcasing new cuts, colors, and styles that are refreshing the standards. And it’s not just jeans.
Stylish sneakers should be a staple in any man’s wardrobe. If you’re wearing high-end sweats, the kicks should match. More so, if you want to pull off the sneakers-and-suit trend, you need to choose wisely.
For starters, never pair your gym shoes with your casual or formal getups. Elevate your look by investing in a pair of clean, stylish sneakers that exude a cool, effortless vibe.
We’ve highlighted four of our favorites for fall 2018.
In need of some travel accessories that’ll become travel necessities? After all, when you’re constantly jetsetting for work (or play), it pays to have some trusty standbys you can rely on. We’ve put together three of our favorites for fall 2018. All you need to do is plan your great escape.
Whether you’re hitting the gym or taking a short trip, the Michael Kors Henry Weekender is the kind of bag that will shock you with its usefulness.
Last night, the 70th annual Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles and had everything from a surprise marriage proposal to a not-so-surprising Outstanding Drama win for—you guessed it—Game of Thrones. While there were some moments during the night that kept us on our toes, there was never a doubt which guys had the best style on the gold carpet. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of the best-dressed guys that you should definitely be taking a few style cues from the next time you need to throw on a suit.
Your favorite TV dad expertly pulled off a white suit without looking like he’s trying too hard—an often impossible task. Follow Milo’s style by adding a black bowtie and exposed buttons to tone down all the white.
We’re so glad Justin and Jessica were able to get a sitter for the Emmys, or we wouldn’t have been able to see his classic Tom Ford look walk down the red carpet. Supporting Biel in her Emmy nom for her stellar role in The Sinner, Timberlake kept it clean and classy.
Colin Jost & Michael Che
Before taking the stage at the 70th annual Emmys, the hosts both pulled off non-traditional looks. Jost showed up in a dark plum suit and Che walked down the carpet in a go-to modern looks you’ll want to try yourself in an all-black ensemble sans tie.
While not everyone can afford Trevor Noah’s Louboutins, they can still follow a few style tips from the late night host. A classic all-black tuxedo can go a long way with a crisp white shirt under it and never goes out of style. Ever.
Emmy winner Peter Dinklage took home his third golden trophy for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, and looked great in his suit while doing it. Shying away from the bow tie trend of the night, Dinklage opted to don a skinny tie to complement his attire.
Pinstripes may be hard to pull off, but Donald Glover, nominated for his acting, directing, and writing, along with several other nods for Atlanta, makes it look easy in a custom Gucci suit. A twist on the classic tuxedo, Glover’s stylist says that his suit was inspired by a vintage photo of a man in a striped suit and bowtie. What can’t he do?
Fall’s unpredictable. The onset of hurricane season brings deluges, mucky debris, and wind that whips all matter of dust and dirt at your ankles. You need kicks that can shield you from the unpredictable.
The season’s best boots are made from an array of materials, but they have two things in common: lug soles that can grip both tough terrain and slick concrete, and tall shafts that protect your ankles from brambles, puddles, and everything in between.
As we’ve mentioned before, a wardrobe isn’t complete without a pair of hard-wearing leather boots to see you through years of muck and rain. But until Wolverine’s new 1000 Mile Original Sneaker, that kind of durability wasn’t expected from a pair of casual kicks.
These shoes show that the 135-year-old American bootmaker can hang with even the trendiest streetwear brands.
With fall slowly cycling in, your cold weather wardrobe is about to need of an upgrade. On the hunt for a classic and comfortable pick? We have our eyes on the Merino Waffle Crewneck Sweater at Todd Snyder. An instant classic, this knit delivers a relaxed, fashion-forward fit you can bank on.
Designed with 100 percent Italian merino sourced from Tollegno, this knit exudes sophisticated flair. It’s lightweight and smooth, making it a great pick for wishy-washy transitional weather. Made with an emphasis on versatility and comfort, its ribbed trim and detail bring dimension to your look for a sweater that can be worn solo or layered over a button down for a smart tailored finish. It’s designed to keep you warm as without ever feeling uncomfortable. Better yet, the unique thermal knit stitching makes this style the perfect update on any knit sweaters already part of your fall and winter repertoire.
The Todd Snyder style is the perfect clean-cut knit to wear with almost anything in your wardrobe, whether you’re headed to the office or just want a layer to throw on for a late-night walk. Top of the line quality and refined style are the brand’s strong points. With the retail price of $ 188, this sweater will undoubtedly become a staple in your closet for years to come.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
Summer weddings are occasions meant to celebrate life, love, and friendships. They’re also the perfect excuse to dance your ass off and showcase your style.
However, that’s nearly impossible if you’re sweating bullets in your go-to, year-round suit. That’s not to say all formal attire will ruin your good time. There are plenty of breathable fabrics and rich textures to keep you looking and feeling cool.
“Summer weddings should be an opportunity to showcase your personality and enjoy the weather—not dread it,” says New York-based stylist Paul Fredrick. “You just need to pick the right jacket and go from there.”
Common breathable fabrics include chambray, cotton, and seersucker, but you can find summer-friendly wool, too. With so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Lucky for you, we’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the right rig to match any style. Scroll down to find yours.
The Amazon Prime Day Sale is in full swing and there’s no shortage of pieces to pick up to upgrade your style. The perfect time to add some stylish pieces to your closet, the sale is a great excuse to stock up on both basic closet essentials and stylish finds. Everything from comfortable kicks, denim offerings, and stylish shades are deeply discounted. To keep you ahead of the game, we selected a few of our favorites that will spruce up your wardrobe.
The beach is nothing if not a great equalizer. Once you take off your shirt and you’re left with only your swim trunks, everyone knows what’s going on under the hood. And finding the right pair of shorts has never been easier, thanks to more brands designing versatile and stylish trunks that won’t break the bank.
When you’re shopping for new swim trunks, consider a few simple visual tricks: Vertical stripes create the illusion of a longer, leaner frame while horizontal ones (as well as bold patterns) can appear to add bulk. Stick with dark, slimming solids if you have thicker, muscular legs. If your legs are on the smaller side, steer clear of short inseams. These work best for average-height and smaller guys who need to show more skin to look longer. More focused on style? “Navy looks great on everyone and goes with just about everything, and red has been the standard for lifeguards on both coasts since the 1960s,” says Bill Carney, director of apparel at iconic board short brand, Birdwell. “Camo is a style staple that can be worn every summer.”
Whether you want to spend $ 35 or have a little room in your budget, here are a dozen stylish, affordable swim trunks you’ll want to rock in the sun this summer.
Now that it’s fall, the days of just wearing your button-up to work—or your favorite name-brand T-shirt when you take a fine lady out on a date—are temporarily over. The upside? It’s time to add another layer to your dashing fit.
The days of spending hundreds of dollars on eyewear should be over, thanks to a slew of online outlets that can build and ship prescription glasses to you for less than a C-note. In the past few years, competition has brought prices down, and a virtual-try-on feature is common.
A good T-shirtÂ is the official uniform to fight the sweltering heat, but every guy needs that one great polo â a do-everything shirt thatâs just as at home on the sandy beach or wearing in the office before you leave for the beach. These are the polos to take with you everywhere this summer. But we wouldnât blame you for buying them a little early.Â
Itâs hard to find an industry that hasnât discovered just how much people like the ease of getting something delivered to their doorsteps in a subscription box. From the vitamins we take to the meals we cook and the beers we wash them down with, subscribing to lifeâs essentials makes it simple to get everything you want and needâand thatâs part of the reason why weâve been loving the Frank And Oak Style Plan so much.
Whether youâre hopping bar to bar or boulder to boulder, these three boots can take you from urban to rural without missing a beat. And right now all three are on sale at Backcountry.com with free two-day shipping. These guys arenât meant for brutal backcountry hiking, of course, but theyâre all rugged enough for off-road jaunts and stylish enough for exploring the wilds of the city.Â
Thereâs no shortage of reasons that St. Patrickâs Day is famous, but one of the reasons itâs such an appealing day to celebrate is because of the sales. More and more retailers are taking advantage of the holiday to offer customers decent discounts, and the Canadian brand Frank and Oak is one of them.
If youâre like us,Â Nordstrom isnât necessarily your go-to shopping spot. But for the next few weeks, the Nordstrom website, at least, should be. Nordstromâs annual Anniversary Sale runs through August 6, and there are some serious gems to be found â if youâre willing to dig a little bit. But no need to worry, because we got our virtual hands dirty digging for you. And itâs a gold mine in there.Â
Itâs that transitional time of year. The days are still hot but the nights are getting cool, making it even trickier to choose a shirt to last all day. Here are three long-sleeved shirts that will get you from summer to autumn in style and have you covered no matter the weather is doing.
Last year, when designer Todd Snyder introduced a wildly popular line of wool Yankees caps with the hat makers at New Era, he immediately started getting questions from customers and baseball fans: Why not the Cubs? Where are the Red Sox? Can we get one for the Giants?
The denim jacket is an American classic, and its effortless versatility makes it an obvious essential; an anchor piece thatâs key to building the complete menâs wardrobe. Initially created in the late 1800s California as workersâ wear, the jean jacket rose as an icon of cowboy culture in the American West, then showed up in the 20th century on the backs of Beat poets, rebel rockers and movie stars. In 1967, Levis launched its iconic trucker jacket, and over the last 50 years it has become an paradigm of American style.
Though the weather in some areas of the country (cough, New York, cough Atlanta) might lead you to believe that weâre living in a perpetual state of summer, at some point chillier temperatures, colored foliage and hiking weather will be here. And when that happens, the latest release from Uniqlo U will be waiting
The only thing more on target than the aim in Kingsman: The Golden CircleÂ is the style. The spy franchiseâs connection to fashion started with the first film, when director Matthew Vaughn decided to set The Kingsmanâs secret headquarters inside a Saville Row tailor shop, inspired by childhood visits to the iconic H. Huntsman & Sons located there.
Initially panned as nothing more than a fleeting trend, fashionable sweats (or athleisure, for those of you who like a good portmanteau) have proven their staying power over the past few seasons. But unlike lots of other things we now accept as standard office-wear, weâre still not quite at the point at which wearing sweatpants to work falls under business casual.
Favoring function over form, dads everywhere have long relied on shapeless fleece jackets to keep them warm as fall and winter roll in. But weâve seen trendier takes on the suburban staple work their way into fashion over the last few years, as designers have made the fabric lessÂ Fozzy Bear and more streetwear.Â
When it comes to waterproof boots, you need a pair thatâs as reliable as a mailman: they should be able to handle rain, snow, and gloom of nightâand still help you swiftly complete whatever it is that youâre trying to get done. With winter around the corner, nowâs the perfect time to begin breaking in a new pair that will keep away the slush all winter long and still look great when April brings those rain showers. Below, our favorites.
As weâve mentioned before, most major brands now offer their own version of a cardigan, which means thereâs something for everyone. Weâre seeing designers take the traditional silhouette and change it up by adding heavier fabrics, brighter colors, bolder patterns, and flourishes like shawl collars, belts, and moreâall poised to make you look more sartorially savvy as you layer them under what youâre already wearing or as a layer of its own. Here, some of the seasonâs best to help you channel your inner Mr. Rogers, to suit whatever style you want.
Vilified by traditional menswear guys as nothing but gym wear or something to don while running errands on a weekend, hoodies have become an important part of a modern manâs wardrobe. Much like a graphic t-shirt, a graphic hoodie has become a canvas to experiment with fun and cool ideas, injecting personality and real sense of style to a more casual piece.
As we’ve mentioned before, most major brands now offer their own version of a cardigan, which means there’s something for everyone. We’re seeing designers take the traditional silhouette and change it up by adding heavier fabrics, brighter colors, bolder
First, an acknowledgement: anyone who’s taken a basic biology course knows it’s a complete and utter myth that you lose more heat through your head than through other parts of your body. But that doesn’t mean you should go through winter with your skull exposed to the elements. In fact, you should take care to cover up any exposed flesh
When it comes to waterproof boots, you need a pair that’s as reliable as a mailman: they should be able to handle rain, snow, and gloom of night—and still help you swiftly complete whatever it is that you’re trying to get done. With winter around the corner, now’s the perfect time to begin breaking in a new pair that will keep away the slush all winter long and still look great when April
Favoring function over form, dads everywhere have long relied on shapeless fleece jackets to keep them warm as fall and winter roll in. But we've seen trendier takes on the suburban staple work their way into fashion over the last few years, as designers have made the fabric less Fozzy Bear and more
Initially panned as nothing more than a fleeting trend, fashionable sweats (or athleisure, for those of you who like a good portmanteau) have proven their staying power over the past few seasons. But unlike lots of other things we now accept as standard office-wear, we're still not quite at the point at which wearing sweatpants to work falls under business casual.
The only thing more on target than the aim in Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the style. The spy franchise’s connection to fashion started with the first film, when director Matthew Vaughn decided to set The Kingsman’s secret headquarters inside a Saville Row tailor shop, inspired by childhood visits to the iconic H. Huntsman & Sons located there.
The denim jacket is an American classic, and its effortless versatility makes it an obvious essential; an anchor piece that's key to building the complete men's wardrobe. Initially created in the late 1800s California as workers’ wear, the jean jacket rose as an icon of cowboy
Though the weather in some areas of the country (cough, New York, cough Atlanta) might lead you to believe that we’re living in a perpetual state of summer, at some point chillier temperatures, colored foliage and hiking weather will be here. And when that happens, the latest release from Uniqlo U will be waiting
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Last year, when designer Todd Snyder introduced a wildly popular line of wool Yankees caps with the hat makers at New Era, he immediately started getting questions from customers and baseball fans: Why not the
It’s that transitional time of year. The days are still hot but the nights are getting cool, making it even trickier to choose a shirt to last all day. Here are three long-sleeved shirts that will get you from summer to autumn in style and have you covered no matter the weather is doing.
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If you’re like us, Nordstrom isn't necessarily your go-to shopping spot. But for the next few weeks, the Nordstrom website, at least, should be. Nordstrom’s annual Anniversary Sale runs through August 6, and there are some serious gems to be found — if you’re willing to dig a little bit. But no need to worry,
As technology pioneers, we are inundated with new gadgets, services, apps, messaging, games, and media. We’re doxing, vaping, and Lyfting. And that means there are new rules for how to behave. Is it ok to answer an email during dinner? Is Google Glass ever cool? We got some help from Jerry Seinfeld, keen observer of social mores and foibles, on how to cope with modern technology… and whether it’s ok to “Like” a Facebook posting that someone died. WIRED Videos – The Scene
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Kanye West has won an online style showdown to become GQ’s “Most Stylish Man” of 2014. Yeezy earned his new title by way of fans votes.
There you have it folks. The disciples have spoken, and Kanye West is the people’s champion of swag in the year of our lord Yeezus two thousand and fourteen.
Since he burst onto the scene in pink polo shirts and Louis Vuitton backpacks over a decade ago, West has shifted the landscape of men’s fashion with his forward-thinking style. 2014 was no different.
From bomber jackets to Chelsea boots to over-sized coats, Kanye helped define what this year meant to men in terms of the things they wear, and we think his place as champion in this tournament was earned.
Thanks to all who voted, and remember…it’s never too early to start campaigning for your favorite celeb for the 2015 bracket.
Fashion is everything to the newlywed, so this honor is likely very meaningful.
Hit the gallery to see some shots of his fashion from throughout year.