Men’s fashion has changed considerably in the past few years and new trends are emerging all of the time. Typical casual wear has altered greatly thanks to style icons such as David Beckham and Tinie Tempah who continue to set the standards for how men in the UK like to dress.
To get a different perspective: we asked three different women to give us their opinions on which trends they think the men of the UK should be following.
Meet them here:
Caroline is an award winning matchmaker and relationship expert from London. Having not only founded her own matchmaking company, Mutual Attraction, she is also the author of ‘Matchmaking – Create Your Own Business’.
Pascal is a British model and Miss England finalist. Think you recognise her but can’t quite put your finger on it? She has also appeared in The Only Way is Essex.
Kayla Cadorna is not short of talent. She is a fire performer, pro-dancer, stilt walker and model, represented by NINE Management.
Beards and Tattoos
We all love a bit of a bad boy which is why tats and beards can look super sexy on a guy. The rugged, manly look will never go out of fashion but those tattoos might!
I like tattoos and a little stubble, but I’m not into the big full-on beards. They scare me a bit and if I saw food on it I think I would die!
I admire men’s patience for growing a beard. I hate the fact they are fashionable currently and no longer a hint to a guy’s character. I’ve never been attracted to a guy with a beard personally, I’m equally not particularly attracted to the clean shaven, though I’d definitely prefer to kiss a guy who is over attack a beard. Tattoos – well of course I’m all for them, but I really dislike the guys who go on about them.
Short shorts are perfect for a date punting on the river in the sunshine. They are all about the legs – too big and you look like the hulk, too small you run the risk of looking on the feminine side. Reserved for only the hottest of days, these shorts will either make or break your look!
This style on men is my pet hate! I like it when men wear longer shorts, unfortunately I’m not feeling short shorts at all. I have the same feeling with “muscley” men in extra tight skinny jeans.
If a guy likes to show off his pins then all the power to him but if I were a male and had skinny legs, I’d be trying to hide them where possible. Short shorts on a guy with big legs has got to be a no, surely…
It all depends on the print but a well-fitted printed shirt with jeans/shorts is a great look and a nice change from a plain polo. It’s all about the quality with printed shirts so don’t scrimp.
Depending on the style I don’t mind a printed shirt, in fact I like them. It has to be the right print for your look though!
I love a guy who braves a print. If I’m totally honest I’d find the guy who attempted a print and looked more coco cabana than cool more attractive than the guy wearing the logo baseball vest perfectly next to him.
The stuff of nightmares! Double denim reminds me of the mid 90’s and I’m not sure that’s a good thing. Most likely to be found around Shoreditch, the guy rocking double denim looks too cool for school. I imagine double denim guy would take his date to a quirky pop up bar where you have cocktails out of milk bottles!
If you can pull it off you’re special! I like double denim if they get it right.
I love it! I don’t know whether that’s nostalgia from the bewitched days of which I was a massive fan. It’s so hard to get right though guys, so if you think you’re doing it wrong… It’s likely you are. When a guy pulls the denim shirt and jeans look off – yes, yes, yes!
Shoes matter. I have known several women turn down a second date with a guy because they couldn’t get past his shoes! Smart black trainers like these Lacoste Carnaby ones are perfect to finish off your look, fashionable, comfortable and stylish.
I love a man in trainers. I like smart trainers as well as casual trainers! If I had it my way men would only be in trainers!
I like a guy who can pull off the skinny/fitted jeans and vans look but I’m also a massive fad trainer fan. If you’re wearing Nike Huaraches then I’m likely a fan of your trend following; if you’re wearing a shoe that doesn’t suit the rest of your outfit, I’m likely to notice you for all the wrong reasons as will most people. I think rule number one overall for men should be never try to imitate something that doesn’t feel quite yourself in the changing room regarding ANY clothing choice, it’s not cool and it’s just down right stupid.
What do you think to their verdicts? Let us know in the comments below.