Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Mens’

A Gentleman’s Guide: Smart Shoes

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Every guy needs a pair of formal shoes in their wardrobe for special occasions and nights out. To help guide you on finding the perfect pair to add to your collection we have created a list of the top smart styles for every gentleman.

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City Slicker

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Since the release of Wolf of Wall Street last year, the suited and booted city men have adopted the Jordan Belfort look and have taken a bit of ’80s style inspiration.

The streets of Bishopsgate and Bank have an added touch of Wall St glamour with city slickers pounding the pavements to and from work in some sharp tailoring. Long gone are the ill fitted suits, creased shirts and printed ties, with the working gentleman now taking a much more premium approach to his wardrobe.

Slim fit 3 piece suits, pocket squares and matching ties are the everyday norm, kept sleek and sophisticated with the slim Sean Chelsea Boot or slipper loafers like the Artistry and Aristocrat.

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Pale, feminine colours that were popular in the ’80s, such as powder pink, baby blue and yellow are back in the form of contrast ties, pocket squares, socks and shirts.

When the days are a bit warmer or it gets a little heated in meeting, a pair of braces against a white shirt is the perfect boardroom attire. Keep it New York inspired with the Appraisal American Brogue and a double breasted navy suit.

 

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Mens AW14 Style – How to Wear

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Lads, its time to start thinking new season as the colder weather is approaching faster than we think and it is a great excuse to have a bit of a wardrobe overhaul and dig out the layers and muted colours.

This season is all about the rugged gentleman, fusing tailoring with casual wear and adding oversized outerwear. Some of the recent grooming trends are sticking around with guys opting for short, back and sides and a bit more facial hair than usual, which will come in handy for the winter.

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Rugged styles like the Amuse Lace and the Alpaca Apron have that old American workwear style and look great matched with deep indigo turn up jeans, heavy knits and if you are feeling adventurous, a touch of double denim.

A popular formal style this season is the monk shoe and this also transcends into casual with the Access Double Monk which has a touch of wingtip detailing. Navy suede will feature heavily this autumn and will match with grey tweeds, brown hues and denim.

For formal occasions or if you fancy changing it up a bit in the office, the Artistry tassle loafer is best paired with a 3 piece suit for the Jordan Belfort’s of the world or worn with some nice tailored trousers and shirt for an evening in a nice city bar.

 

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Men’s Leather Sandals – How to Wear

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Commonly seen as a fashion faux-pas the leather sandal has always appeared a bit feminine and uncool but this summer it has had a bit of a style revival.

The leather sandal was the usual footwear choice of our awkward dads in summer and more often than not paired with socks, the dreaded combo. They would crack them out on family holidays to everyone’s horror and since then the closest thing to a sandal a guy would put on his feet is a pair of Havaianas.

Recently men aren’t as afraid of a sandal, realising that it is the best way to stay cool in the summer and can be quite easy to style up or down.

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The woven Nero slip on is a great smart choice sandal to match with some cotton twill chino shorts and shirt for those summer evening events.

For the guy who doesn’t want to be too adventurous, the Crixus sandal is a classic flip flop but with premium leather uppers and sole and is easy to wear with anything.

The trend-setters favourite is the slider or footbed like the Birkenstock Arizona 2 Strap or OFFICE Thong sandal. Dress down with jeans, a vest and a loose fitted plaid shirt or smarten up with some chinos and t-shirt.

 

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Men’s New In: How to Wear

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

In the summer months there are plenty of events that seem to fill up our weeks and often we need to go straight after work, making it hard to decide what to wear. We have selected 4 new in, smart-casual styles to transport you from day to night in effortless style. Styled up or down they are easy to wear and more importantly you will be let in the club in them!

1. Stay retro with a simple suede round toe lace up like the Hawk, they look great with a suit for a summer wedding and for everyday with some pin rolled chinos and loose t-shirt or a short sleeve printed shirt.

2. A summer favourite is the boat shoe, our leather Igor is ideal for sandal phobes on the beach and can be smartened up with a shirt and light coloured slim fit trousers for holiday evenings.

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3. Desert style chukka boots are probably the ultimate casual shoe that transcends the seasons. Our Metz Apron Chukka smartens it up slightly with a top stitched apron without losing the rugged aesthetic. Pair with indigo turn up jeans and a white t-shirt for the day or smart twill trousers and black t-shirt when hitting the bar.

4. A gentleman’s wardrobe is not complete without a loafer and our premium Lorenzo from Poste is a classic. Wear with socks and a suit for the office and wear without socks and jeans at the weekend.

 

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Style Icons – Who Inspires The OFFICE HQ Men

Friday, July 4th, 2014

It has become apparent  in recent years that men’s style is slightly overtaking the females with you lovely gentleman really pulling it out the bag with on point head to toe looks. We know from chatting to the men of OFFICE HQ that they all have a bit of a man style crush so we asked a few to nominate the famous faces that inspire their everyday wardrobe.

The Artist: – Tinie Tempah is the urban cool kid who can rock a pair of classic trainers and a snap-back but also embraces his inner geek when dressing up for formal events. His style is unique and he isn’t afraid to take a few surprising risks with colour and silhouette, he loves a bit of print and is our modern Fresh Prince.

Mr Timeless: -The one and only Mr David Beckham, it is fair to say that he has had a few bizarre fashion choices over the years but I mean who hasn’t, the late 90’s and early Noughties were a bit of a fashion blur for us all. Long gone are the curtains and sarongs and like a fine wine Becks has just got even better with age. His style is effortless and whether he is dressed up or down his wardrobe never disappoints, a fan of a 3 piece suit and some dark wash jeans with boots.

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The Rebel: – The icon and movie star taken before his time is the original rebel James Dean. He only ever made 4 films and died aged 24 which is surprising considering the impact he had as both an actor and a style icon. His classic style was a white t-shirt, jeans and Converse with a black leather jacket thrown on for good measure, this look is timeless and guys will always look great in the simple look.

Mr Show Off: – Self titled Lord Disick, Scott was swallowed up in the Kardashian machine and always see as a bit of a villain yet guys cant help but love this arrogant Patrick Bateman lookalike. He is definitely the sharpest dressed in the list and since the release of The Wolf of Wall Street, the slick back 80’s style is slowly gracing the pavements of St Paul’s and Bishopsgate. With flashes of pastel here and there, this polished smart shoe wearing guy is not afraid of sporting some pink and tying a jumper round his neck. Who cares if he doesn’t own a yacht, fake it until you make it. All hail Lord Disick!

Heartbreak Kid:- The man that since Drive even men crush on as much as women, the ultimate heart breaker Ryan Gosling. His mysterious ‘I don’t care’ attitude just makes him cooler and his appearance in Drive made men suddenly crave a satin baseball jacket with an embroidered Scorpion on the back, who knew! This guy often dresses down day to day in loose t-shirts, battered jeans and woven loafers but he knows how to pull it out the bag for an occasion and makes sure he is polished head to toe.

The Chameleon: – He is talented, he is beyond cool and he is one of ours, Idris Elba or Luther as we have come to know and love. He is mostly spotted at awards ceremony’s in a crisp Tom Ford suit but Idris also oozes urban appeal when dressed down, plus he is a DJ and his name is Big Driis, legend!

Trendsetter: – We have watched Alex Turner’s style transform from grungy teenager to Dapper Dan in the last few years. His new found retro rockabilly edge with his slimmed downed 60’s suits and stacked brogues are a brave choice for most but this shy musician is steps ahead already as this alternative style will dominate AW14.

 

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Guest Blogger: Mens Summer Style – The Very Simon G

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

You know what they say lads, you can tell a lot about a man by his shoe collection. Don’t be caught short this summer with your 10-year-old tatty espadrilles, not when Office has SO much to offer us!

I know, it can be confusing as to what pair to wear with what outfit, and I do realise that some of us just like two or three pairs that are comfortable, versatile and ‘alright’ with all outfits. But why stop at two when you can have many, especially when they won’t break the bank?

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Here are a few tips on how to dress up your summer holiday outfits with some great footwear choices:

  1. Travel to the airport in jeans, T-shirt and these classic Converse All Stars. You could even work them with no socks and tailored shorts for a night out!
  2. There are ways to wear sandals and look cool. These Marbella sliders would look great either walking around on your city break, or down to the beach with a bright pair of shorts. Don’t EVER wear them with socks though!
  3. Tired of sunbathing? Then put on these Toms Classic Slip on’s in an Office Exclusive colourway and go for a quick shopping spree in the city.
  4. For a night out with the lads, a pair of boat shoes will do the trick. Comfy, smart/casual and wearable with literally any outfit, these Ask The Missus Igor pair are a great buy. They would be perfect for high-summer work days at home too.
  5. My favourites hands down have to be these Poste Huarache woven loafers. I love how ‘safari jungle’ they are, yet still remaining actually quite smart. And for those who don’t like their feet (like me!), these are an amazing alternative to sandals. I have them in every colour, and wear them with jeans and a shirt, shorts and a T-shirt or any of these combinations, all times of the day!

 

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By Simon Glazin

Fashion writer

www.theverysimong.com

Winner of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Male Blogger of the Year 2011

 

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LCM: Mens Collections & iD presents Moschino Party

Friday, June 20th, 2014

London Collections: Mens (LCM)  has now become a permanent fixture in our fashion calendar twice a year just like its womenswear counterpart LFW and the SS15 shows and presentations didn’t disappoint.

The menswear designers have made their mark and earned their own fashion week to showcase the best of what London has to offer, not to mention some international visitors from the likes of DKNY and Moschino.

From Burberry and Alexander McQueen we saw the classic tailoring they are famous for, slimmed down with ankle grazing trousers, light shades and styled with tennis shoes and runners.

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Things got a bit wild when Moschino hit the catwalk, with bright fizzy drink logos and bleached denim dominating the looks. Since loud and proud designer Jeremy Scott took over as creative director, Moschino has returned as the luxuriously tacky label we loved in the early ’90s and this week was Moschino men’s first ever showing in London.

We at OFFICE HQ were lucky enough to go along to the iD presents Moschino party as Calvin Klein model and style icon Aaron Frew’s date for the night.

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Celebs, bloggers and models were out in full force to support the Jeremy Scott’s first mens collection with Moschino and the party definitely raised the roof. We managed to rub shoulders with the likes of Lindsay Lohan, ASAP Rocky and Jeremy Scott himself, there was great music, a great atmosphere and we had an all round amazing time. Moschino sure know how to throw a party and we cant wait for next season!

Street Style imagery sourced: Guest blogger – Simon Glazin

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Winner of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Male Blogger of the Year 2011
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Top 10 Men’s boots

Monday, October 14th, 2013

 

The nights are darker, the mercury has plummeted and X Factor and Strictly have taken over Saturday night TV; it can only mean one thing – autumn is here.

We can’t do anything about the dark nights, or banish reality TV from the schedule. But we can make sure you stay warm, while looking stylish, over the next few months.

Here’s our pick of the men’s boots guaranteed to keep your toes dry and toasty.

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1. Timberland Earthkeepers – £79.99

If you’re not quite ready to ditch your trainers yet, these Timberland Earthkeepers offer the best of both worlds. The rubber cupsole and rope laces keep them looking casual and cool, but you’ll be glad of the padded ankle collar and sock lining if you get caught in the rain.

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2. Ask the Missus Carter Zip Boot – £79.99

First up from our very own brand Ask The Missus is the Carter Zip Boot. The rugged style is definitely in this season, with a host of designers sending models down the runway in boots which are both fashionable and functional. Don’t just wear them with jeans at the weekend – toughen up your suit.s

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3. Ask the Missus Gassbag Chelsea Boot –  £74.99

Chelsea boots are a fashion institution and go with anything so make sure you have a pair in your wardrobe. Our favourites come in tan leather and would look great with a navy suit.

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4. Ask The Missus Vine Lace Boot – £99.99

These lace-up boots with a brogue-style toe walk a fine line between casual and smart, making them a must-have addition to any wardrobe. Going for a walk in the park? Yes they’ll do. A trip to the pub? Perfect. A day in the office? Why not.

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5. Ask the Missus Keaton Brogue Boots – £84.99

These burnished black brogue boots are the ultimate in casual cool. Inspired by the runway these boots are sure to become this seasons go to style. Team with a pair of on-trend gunmetal grey trousers as seen at Neil Barratt* for a great weekend look.

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6. Ask the Missus Metz Chukka Boot – £74.99

Grey is this season’s hottest colour, with multiple designers sending models down the catwalk in head to toe silvery shades at the autumn/winter 13 shows. Choose charcoal trousers and a lighter top to pair with these grey suede boots.

mens-top-10_11 7. Poste Nevada Desert Boot – £94.99

Blue was a close second in terms of use of colour at the autumn/winter shows. If blue trousers as seen at Rake and Costume National Homme are a step too far, why not try these cobalt blue desert boots instead?

mens-top-10_128. Office Silence Chukka Tan – £79.99

Got a winter wedding to attend? These smart tan chukka boots are the perfect accompaniment to your suit. Or they’ll look great with an Oxford shirt and tweed jacket for a more casual look.

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9. Ask the Missus Morgen Desert Boot £59.99

Desert boots aren’t just for winter. Team with chunky knits and jeans during the colder the months and then pull them out again to pair with shorts in the summer. The beauty of desert boots is they look even better once they are a bit worn – BONUS!

 

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10. Poste Dante Boot –  £120

Last but by no means least, the Dante Strap Boots in black leather are a true classic. Simple yet stylish they’ll go with any of the top autumn/winter trends whether it’s burgundy, tweed jackets, plaid tailoring or statement overcoats.

 

 

 

 

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Look Book SS13

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Office SS13 Lookbook Behind the Scenes
Office SS13 Lookbook

With SS13 underway, we couldn’t resist sharing some sneak peeks from our latest Look Book shoot, to give you a little inspiration for the new season. Fresh, exciting, and classic with a twist, this season we promise a collection you will fall in love with.

Office SS13 Lookbook Behind the Scenes

Mens Skate Chukka Boots - Iron Lady Sandals Office

Office Prowl

Office Prowl

Office Porter Flats

Office Poker Face black flats

Office Poker Face black flats

Office Perspective white ladies loafers

Office Oversize Wedges - New

Office Obey Me High Heels

Mens Poste Harrache - Ladies Unbelievable Boots

Poste Mens Brogues - Emilio

Office Unbelievable Sandals

Office Newington Weave Mens Shoes

Office Emilio Mens Brogues

Ask The Missus Sinbad at Office Shoes

Ask The Missus Sinbad at Office Shoes

Office SS13 Lookbook

Office impatient Black Sandals

Office Feelin'it White Wedges

Office Feelin'it White wedges

Office Domino Ankle Boots

Office Neptune Tassel Mens Shoes

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