The tuxedo guide

The name Bond. James Bond personates the ultimate man for many till date. The credit obviously goes to the deadly combination of action, refined taste and the elegant tuxedo look adding the seductive charm to the character.

tuxedo guide

Tuxedo is in vogue from more than hundred years and evolved itself as an icon of male elegance. It is almost beyond belief that such a regulated and formal dress code has managed to withstand the informal dressing. Tuxedo popularly known as black tie and dinner jacket, requires the knowledge of the rules to pull off the look successfully. One should wear a self tied bow not a long neck tie or pre-tied bow with a tuxedo and else you may end up looking like a waiter rather than a gentleman.

The fabric of the bow should match with that of the lapels and stripes of the pants but you can also go for a velvet bow tie if you are going to an informal event. Tuxedo preferably should only have one button when in single breasted form. You can wear a double-breasted dinner suit but be cautious because if you undo a double-breasted jacket, it hangs and looks awful. Ideally, the jacket should have a closed back with no vents at all but if you’re going to have vents, choose side vents. A centre vent will blow open and show your shirt, which looks cluttered.

tuxedo guide

The shirt that accompanies a tuxedo should always be plain white necessarily not a pleated one. Although pleated shirts are more traditional, but a man looks best in a button up shirt with a classic spread collar shirt and French cuffs. The attire is complimented with a cummerbund or a waistcoat to conceal the bit of white shirting fabric between your jacket button and waistband. Wearing a waistcoat can look really nice and is a good alternative to the cummerbund giving you a much smarter look.

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If you are getting confused about the pocket square then white linen is ideal, however, you can also go for silk scarf to add on sophistication. Trousers of the dinner suit should completely match the jacket, that means, the fabric should be the same. Pants should be high-waist and should not have any belt loops. Also front pleats should be avoided in the bottoms.

tuxedo guide

Club your tuxedo with black polished front cap toe shoes and avoid wearing loafers. You can also wear a formal pump – court shoe but for the attitude must be as that of bond.

Falling in love is one thing but it is a crime to match one’s tuxedo or associated accessories with the attire of his date.  Get her the moon or the stars of the galaxy but don’t fall in trap of your lady and murder the classiness of your tuxedo complimenting her dress.  The magic begins the moment you put on this upper-class attire, metamorphosing a boy into a man, and elevating a man into a gentleman. It has been rightly said, “Nature created men unequally, tuxedos were invented to even the score.”

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Perfect eye liner (hacks and designs)


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Looking at all those Cosmo magazines and those Oh So perfect models! One can’t miss out those eyes

Staring back at you with their perfect eye liners. The sultry eyes, flawless cat eyes, Scotch tape stencils to those near perfect Almond eyes. Here we share a few tricks and techniques so you too can get those flawless eyes:

Monolid eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

Start off with a thin line at the inner corner, when lining your top lash line make a thick arch. So when you open your eyes you would have that perfect size line. We recommend using liquid or a gel liner.

Almond eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

It is advised to follow the natural curve of your eyelids. Increase the thickness of the eye liner as you move towards the outer corner of your eye. Almond shaped eyes are perfect for winged eye liner.

Downturned eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

Downturned eyes are like Almond shaped, but only with a little downward tilt at the outer corners. To give it a more balanced or symmetrical look, opt for cat eyes or wing tips. Make sure you move upwards as you approach the outer corner of your eyes. Make it thin, with subtle wings and a dot of highlighter.

Round eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

Line the outer edges of your lash line to make your eyes look a little longer. Alternately, you can choose long winged liner look. It is best advised to apply liquid liner on your upper lash line, at the inner corner from where your iris starts, all the way to the outer corner. Remember, it’s all about that elongated wide eyed look.

Hooded eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

Are due to the folding over of the lid, which causes your eyes to look smaller. You would want to make your eyes look bigger with eye liner, start by applying thick liner at the outer corner of your eye, towards the lash base, continue the same between the roots of your lashes. We recommend using dark gel or pencil liner.

Close-set eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

With close set eyes, it is best to focus on the outer corners of your eyes. Using a soft eye pencil, apply a thin line at the inner corner and make it thicker at the outer corner, taking the line a bit longer than your lash line. Make sure it’s at its thinnest in the inner corner near the tear duct, as this emphasizes the closeness of your eyes.

Wide-set eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

With wide-set eyes, you want to focus on the inner corners of your eyes, to make your eyes seem closer together. Start the line by your tear duct, and avoid extending it past the outer corner of your eye, extending or thickening the end will only draw your eyes further apart. Smudge pencil lengthwise at the bottom for a night-outlook.

Protruding eyes:

Perfect eye liner

In order to push back the lid space, we recommend applying a thick liner on the top lash line. To get that balance apply shadow to the bottom lash line and then add liner.

Check Suits Fashion


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The way a man carries his suit tells a lot about him. But when a man carries a Check suit, it tells a lot about his metro sexuality, the poise and the charisma. With the right kind of plaid and texture, you can carry your own look and create your own style. Slim fit check suits are back in fashion to give modern look to a classic style. Perfect for all types of occasions, be it, wedding suit, business suit or a smart casual wear. Alternately, one could just wear the jacket of the suit or just a check blazer with a plain shirt and solid coloured trousers. Read on to find out more about different check suits and the right combinations that go with it.

Corporate wear:

Check Suits Fashion

When it comes to office wear, dressing well becomes an everyday struggle, so here we’ve put together, no-effort-needed, check suits for office wear. Keep your basics right and suit up tailored slim cut suits and blazers, Oxford shirts, chinos and trousers, finally give it a jolt of colour in the form of printed ties, socks and pocket squares. For a more subtle look keep the shirt white, tie dark and solid with simple dark laced-up shoes.

Business Casual wear:

Check Suits Fashion

With business casuals you can expand your style and the use of colour. Get rid of the tie, sporting a button up below your blazer looks incredibly sleek and sophisticated. Wear your suit pants as trousers, doesn’t matter if it is of different colour than the blazer, pairing them with a solid oxford shirt and finish the look with a sweater of the season or with that chunky shawl cardigan.

City Prep wear:

Check Suits Fashion

This look is full of mix and match, the right kind of texture without that weighty feeling. This slim fitting with textured line suit helps you get rid of same old blue blazer + khakis look. Give it a try with sharp navy suit jacket along with your patterned suit pants. Same concept, but with fresher execution.

Casual Friday wear:  

Check Suits Fashion

Casual Friday is a time to wind down and get ready for the weekend. What better way than to dress up in your comfy casuals where you wear a suit, but doesn’t feel like a suit. You can pair it with a t-shirt, with a thin layering cardigan, and a pair of classic white sneakers for that subtle yet elegant summer look.

The weekend wear:

Check Suits Fashion

Feeling a little adventurous, then opt for the sporting checks or the window paned checked blazers. Make sure it is trim enough, so you can wear it with just about anything, including a t-shirt, jeans, and hooded sweatshirt.

With the new trend of patterned fabric in men’s wear, one can breathe a vestige of fresh air to the otherwise monotonous suits. With a variety of prints available in checks, stripes and windowpane, you get to experiment with colours, textures and the look, make sure to opt for that slim cut with versatile look.

Bold is beautiful

Remember that girl next door? Don’t traumatize others by being just a boring simple girl whom everybody misses out to notice. Rather be a virtue to girl power by being bold.

Turn your Lips into bomb:

Bold is beautiful

Lips express a lot about you even without letting your tongue make a move. So why not dress up your pout with bold colours as that of sexy red, juicy orange or bright fuchsia. Don’t act reticent by applying those natural and lighter shades rather gravitate into darker colours and leave your lips super pigmented. What you further need is a lipstick that is creamy, hydrating and has a little bit of shine. There is a misconception of applying a matching lip liner as that of lipstick. Please don’t do that sin while choosing these shades rather define your lips with the liner matching you lips. If you have thin lips then choose brighter shades instead the darker ones. Keep the rest of make-up minimal with the gaudy pout so that you don’t end up looking like a clown. Soft lids and bright lips are always a winner.

In your Eyes only:

The Eye liner

Bid adieu to using only black eye liner. Experimentation is fun and don’t hesitate in using the turquoise blue, aqua green or the colour you have been drooling in. They look so pretty and flattering making make-up cool and easy. You just need to select the right colour which compliments your eye colour. If you want a steady control you can choose a pencil liner over liquid or gel ones. To avoid looking kiddish with the coloured liners, your liner should be intact with the lash line and should be cleanly applied. Further complete this look by applying a subdued lip colour and look gorgeous even at daytime. 

Dramatic Eye shadow

Bold is beautiful

For getting that celebrity look, what your make-up bag must have is a bright eye shadow. So girls step out of the comfort zone and try purple, pink, green, peach and other vibrant colours and pop up your lid. Complement this look with the matching blush and highlight your eyes further with black liner and mascara.

The Rock star Girl look

Bold is beautiful

The hypnotizing eyes along with unfearing bright red lip colour can be killer. Be audacious and try the cat eye look by stretching your eye liner towards the outer corner of the eye making a cone. You can apply a thick line of glossy black eye liner or a fine line doing the job, these moderately bold eyes are ready to go with anywhere. Just be cautious that the liner hugs tightly with the lash line and there is no skin peeping in between.

Smokey seductive eyes are very much in vogue so go on smudge kohl eye liner on your lashes and also on the bottom line and further oomph the effect by picking fuchsia pink Popsicle for lips.

So go on girls be chic and cheerful and don’t let anyone overlook you.

Guys – Match your shoes right


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Walking into a room you can create a positive impression with your style and confidence. Your dress speaks for your personality. But the whole smartness can be wiped out in a fraction of second, if on the second look your shoe makes you look odd one out. Just as our clothes, shoes are also an important part of overall personality. It is important to match the right kind of shoes with the right dress. Wearing right shoes not just enhances the look and style but is also vital for comfort.

For traditional occasion or for formal business meeting, for a weekend trip or for an adventure outing shoes does a lot more than just protecting the foot. A shoe gives balance and adds style to the whole look. A shoe guide is there to help you select the best shoe. Colour, shape, size and quality of shoes are important thing to be kept in mind while choosing the shoes to be worn for a particular occasion.

Match your shoes right

For official occasion when men trend to wear suits, a formal shoe goes as the natural choice. Whole cuts, medallion toe whole cuts, cap toe bals and perf toe bals are the best shape and design to go with formal dress. Black and brown are the most preferred colours. These shoes in shades of black and brown will never go wrong to impress upon the client in any business event and are best suited for all the official occasion.

Match your shoes right

For men who are going for job demanding them to always follow formal dress code, can go for plain toe bluchers, monkstrap, wingtips, longwing design. These designs goes well with formal dress and at the same time are extremely comfortable and best partner of your foot for long working hours.

On a long weekend trip and for young people opting for casual wear there are multiple options to choose from. Loafers, classic sneakers, classic high top, slippers and camp mocs are few options to choose from. To suit perfectly with your best attire, shoes can be matched with the colour of the dress or one can go for neutral colours like brown, black or white.

Match your shoes right

Men need to worry as much as women to get the right match of shoes .A sports shoe, desert boots, sneakers, formal black shoes, brown boat shoes and  lace up brogue are a must have as they could be matched with any dress and occasion. Bright colours are very much in vogue and make a statement of its own. For the youth it’s a sign of their young energy and vibrant spirit. Be bold enough to break out from the neutral shades of black and brown and try out new shades in shoes.

On formal occasions, not just shoes, but socks also need to be perfectly matched. Although socks are not much visible but a mismatched colour of socks quickly stands out and could become a centre of attraction that can cause a lot of embarrassment. So it’s better to make one’s own shoe style and not leave any chance to make a good impression.

Men’s grooming products that actually work.

Want to lure a girl in your college or office? Well, then all you need to do is simply pay attention towards your grooming. Studies have shown that attractive men are more preferred by women. Gone are the days when only women spent time pampering themselves and their skin. So men stop being diffident and try these varied products of grooming available in the market.

Gillette Classic Sensitive Skin Pre Shave Foam


Men's grooming

If you have a sensitive skin and avoid shaving frequently due to the side effects of shaving cream then this one is for you. Classics are always favoured and with simple feather light smell you would not go anywhere without shaving.

Nivea Men Sensitive Cooling shaving foam

 Men's grooming

This foam is very gentle on your skin and gives a cool finishing feel every time you shave which is heavenly in summers. The light bluish foam gives adequate glide to the razor while the mild fragrance leaves you refreshed.

Philips QG3387 Multi Grooming Kit


Men's grooming

Hair are loved by all but its presence in wrong places and in wrong lengths can be a big goof up. Today is the era of well groomed men and women like the one who are up to par from top to toe. Philips QG3387 Multi Grooming Kit can be answers to all the trimming needs which arise from time to time for men. This waterproof multi groomer comes with eight attachments which helps you get the ideal stubble and trims any area of your body. You can also get rid of your hairy nose with nose clipper attachment. So take this one with you on travel and tours and body hair would not disappoint you.

Nivea for Men Sensitive After Shave Balm


Men's grooming

Nivea After Shave Balm has 0% alcohol therefore you will not feel any burning sensation which are common with the after shave lotions. It relieves from instant skin burns which are created by the razor. With prolonged use, you can augment your skin’s softness and glow.

Garnier Acno Fight Face Wash for Men

Men's grooming

Who said that acne scare only girls? Men are equally tortured and using this product you can fight the six signs of acne reducing the chances of getting attacked by zits. It clears oil and dirt and with its micro beads it also clears the black heads.

Loreal Men Expert White Active Oil Control Charcoal Foam

 Men's grooming

Loreal Men Expert White Active Oil Control Charcoal Foam is reply to skin whitening, skin clarity banishing acne all in one. Its charcoal content cleanses your skin deepest pores giving you anti spot skin and its zit-zapping salylic acid stops existing and future eruptions.

Vaseline Extra Strength body and face lotion for Men

 Men's grooming

Regular use of razors makes the skin dry and unhealthy. This lotion provides a no-greasy 24- hour protection Moisturizers even the severely dry skin. Vaseline men skin care provides the apt amount of hydration making your skin give a hearty glow of health.

Listerine Coolmint Mouthwash

Men's grooming

However good looking you are but you would not go far if you have a smelly mouth. This one is amazingly effective on bad breath so if you are planning to eat raw onion or garlic in lunch but you are having a hitch because of the bad odour it causes then carry Listerine Coolmint Mouthwash in your pocket.

Clinique skin supplies for men Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel

Men's grooming

Today we spend most of our time on laptops and mobile phones which is very taxing for eyes leading to dark eye circles. This Anti-Fatigue gel is an instant booster in relieving eyes by its cooling effect and reducing dark circles. Therefore this one is must buy and ladies you can also sneak into his grooming kit for this one.

So men, If stress and pollution is freaking out your skin then try these products as the answer..

Dresses that make you look slimmer


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Dress defines the personality of a person; it helps create the first impression. So wearing the right dress at the right occasion is very important. A perfect dress is the one which compliments your body and makes you look smart and confident.

look slimmer

Black colour is one such colour that hides all the excess body fat with ease. Black is never out of fashion and a low black dress can never go wrong. A black dress is a must have in every women’s wardrobe. It makes you look thinner and attractive.

look slimmer

If a person wants to look slim without having to go on a dieting spree than wearing an over sized crop top over a palazzo, or a skirt will skilfully hide extra ounces of our body. It will give an airy feel and look. It will not just make you look slimmer and fabulous but is also comfortable.
Wearing prints needs skill. Right kind of prints and stripes are great in masking the weight of the body. A printed top matched with another printed shorts or short skirt is the safest bet to look slimmer.
A top which is fitted on the top and swingy on the bottom help vanishing extra weight on our belly and waistline. It could also be termed a balloon top and could be worn with a jeans or formal bottoms. It is best suited as a casual wear.

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A midi-length skirt teamed up with a loose shirt is a good way to make a statement. Geometric patterns on the skirt, bright colours add beauty to it and also hide weight.
To hide that extra ounces on your hands that makes them look muscular, a person can option for elbow length tops that are tailored to make arms look slim. But during summers if you want to go for sleeve less then design it craftily. Instead of sleeve less opt for kaftan sleeves which have extra cloth looking like a sleeve and hiding your arm muscles but are very airy and the material does not stick to your hand like a proper sleeve.    
Another trick to be hailed as a saviour for hiding our weight and making us look slim is the technique of colour blocking. In such a technique the dark colours like black are used in making that part of the dress that falls on waistline or upper arm muscle or on chest and the rest of the dress are made in soft colours. This is not just classy but beautiful. A smart way to hide the area that often make us look embarrassing and at the same time makes up for a beautiful, eye pleasing dress.