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How to Wear Colour

  Bright colours are much-maligned and under-represented in men’s fashion. All too often, class and style equals sobriety and seriousness; a calm, muted palette with little risk. These sorts of shades carry an implication that I am a serious gent and I am to be taken seriously.      There is of course always a danger that this can err into boring, and the fun of colour can often fall off the map entirely. But it needn’t be so. Bold, bright colours, when used in the right way, can be immensely powerful, and you can project your personal style successfully whilst still feeling like you are dressed for the occasion.      Accessories can be your key to this, used to...

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Act Your Age

Ageing gracefully, that most elusive of qualities. It’s easy to spot when people don’t pull it off, or try just a little too hard. But you are not going to be that person. Not with our help. Our silk accessories are versatile enough to suit the man of style of all ages, but there are simple guidelines you can follow, simply as a starting point. Remember that you are the secret ingredient, and as ever, the rules are made to be broken. Here are our suggestions for how to wear a cravat during the three stages of adulthood.   Young Buck Now, young blood, is the time to experiment. You can afford to try different things, play around with colour,...

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Lockdown, Dress Up: Staying Stylish

It’s no fun having nowhere to go. Even at the best of times, not having any occasions to go to, or to dress up for, it can be hard to know how to keep things fresh, or why to bother looking sharp.  Social distancing as we all are, and things being very far from normal, it can be all too tempting to let your standards slip a little. Now we at Cravat Club are not opposed to the occasional duvet day - those days when doing as little as possible is the very best thing you can do for yourself.  Nothing wrong with relaxing in whatever way you see fit. But even during quarantine, it can do you the world...

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Sprezzatura, or the Art of Italian Cool

How to Dress Without Trying Too Hard... So you want to look good. More than that you want to look cool. More than that even, you want to look cool effortlessly. Now, there are of course many ways to achieve this, but if you’re talking easy chic, a relaxed bearing, a light machismo - that, dear heart, is Sprezzatura.  For the definition, we have to go all the way back to the 16th century, and to Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier. Essentially a guide as to how young noblemen should conduct themselves in polite spaces, it contains sage advice that modern men would do well to heed -  “...conceal all art and make whatever is done or said...

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