What does your watch say?

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Not all men wear jewelry, but most wear a watch and yours can say a lot about you. You may not think twice about your timepiece, but others do. So what does your watch say about you? A large bezel or think band could be a clue that you’re rugged and physically powerful. A thin watch may subtly give you an air of sophistication. The number of watches is almost countless. Apple watches seem ubiquitous, but does that make them utilitarian or high-tech?

Some brands are more well known and sporting a Rolex is a dead giveaway in our eyes that the man wearing it wants people to know he’s wealthy. Still, there are other Swiss models that don’t have quite the same brand recognition but cost ten times as much.

A quick perusal of Watch Time magazine will give you an overview from the ultra thin to visible mechanisms.


Perhaps nothing makes as loud a statement as the quiet subtlety of a fine wristwatch. One look at a man wearing the Richard Mille RM038 (priced near $400,000) tells you he’s wildly successful. Those in the know, know, and little else need be said. If you have the money, you can spend twice as much for other brands too. Hublots and Rolexes, too, although somewhat less pricey can silently announce your presence and status. Hublot’s more industrial feel may give the wearer a more unique cache than the traditional Rolex.


Sports watches abound, but for the man who aspires to ruggedness, a Panerai suits him well. Used by the like of Sly Stallone, these near-indestructable timepieces keep up with an active lifestyle. Likewise, an Omega (now more famous as the watch of James Bond) is durable, attractive. Sporting one of these lets the world know you value dependability but also a spirit of adventure.


The man wearing a chronograph like a Breitling exudes not only status but preparedness. It says “I’ve got all the information I need on my wrist.” Sturdy and fashionable, a chronograph provides time, date, minutes and seconds at a glance. Originally a pilot’s watch, a Breitling lets the earthbound emulate our high flying counterparts. If we can’t take the yoke of a 787, we can at least push the buttons on our watches!

Of course no watch is worth the cost if it isn’t accurate and all those we’ve mentioned are precise instruments. The Swiss pride themselves on accuracy and whatever the watch or style reliability isn’t an issue.

So what’s yours? Status? Endurance? Function? You’ll decide. And other will notice.

Hoot Mon! Rock a Tartan in 2016

Similar to exclusive prep school attire, tartan (a.k.a. plaid) takes the stage again as a preferred pattern selection in current style circle, showcased most conspicuously through uncompromising yet tasteful suits that showcase this timeless pattern. While tartans in standard historical colors work well to preserve a timeless feel, try out some more exciting variations for a more brilliant approach to this trend. Mustard or Red, accents will work as well as more prominent greens. These are just a few examples of bolder combination choices that will make a most dashing perception.

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A strong blazer in tartan will function perfectly as a prime focus for your attire, so accessorize sparingly so as to maintain a vibrant outline. Make sure your tartan apparel selections are well cut (do you have a good tailor?). For variety of texture and layers pick various other bright colors to match that brighter tartan vibe so as to soften a more prominent tartan coat, maintain this minimalist posture and simplicity in coloring.

If you think a vibrant tartan suit or blazer isn’t your cup of tea, attempt this trend with an accent on refinement (i.e., more subtle accessorizing), which will provide a prep feel without being too overwhelming or in-you-face. Interesting pocket squares, anyone? Or try a thin necktie.

Buy a suit for the Holidays

Have you ever before seen a trendy individual on the road and questioned exactly what he has that you don’t? Often it’s simply a few essential products as well as a correct sophisticated fit that makes that person look much better compared to other individuals. So why aren’t you like that guy? It is important that every guy should have a great outfit in his closet for the holidays. Much takes place during Yuletide in terms of celebrations and also for making declarations. Purchasing a great jacket, if you do not own one, is an excellent financial investment.

Gentleman in the know know that a great jacket or suit will last you a very long time when it’s well-looked-after. We’re talking classic, investment-worthy pieces that every guy needs to have in their cupboard. Having at the very least one men’s style match can make you appear like a million wardrobe. You can don the very same suit many times and also swap out your dress shirt and necktie for multiple looks. Are you the kind of guy that tries an old set of pants that you match with a sports coat? That is not the great fit of which we speak. Some may call this casual (we call it lazy) and it’s far from formal or appropriate for company meetings. 3-piece men’s suits are optimal—and do make sure pants and jacket match!

If you do not possess an such a suit-of-clothes, the holiday season is the perfect time to invest in such. Call it an early Christmas present to yourself. A stylish suit is the one standard element that every man ought to have in his armoire. Go for a tailor made suit (for a perfect fit) or (at the very least!) one that suits your physique correctly. A new suit will benefit you now and in the future. For any year end soirees this joyful season, then you will certainly should have a sophisticated suit if you intend to make a it will certainly not hurt to impress your colleagues and your superiors.

A top-quality suit will always be in style as long as you learn how to pair it with your ties and shirts. Think you’re not a suit and tie guy? We can honestly say that there WILL come a time when you’ll need one. Even if your wearings are few and far between, you friends are going to think you’re a celebrity. For semi-formal celebrations you could dress down by wearing your jacket with a tee shirt (stylish, of course—not the one you work out at the gym with). This juxtaposition of casual and formal can be fairly trendy.

To conclude, while not a life-or-death issue, the holidays are a perfect excuse to purchase a classic suit.