All about the shoe

How many pairs of shoes do you have? Five? Seven? More? But how well do you know each style? We take a look at the different styles and their evolution.         The Oxford shoe The oxford shoe

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15 types we hope not to see in 2013

Men wearing socks with sandals. Or white tennis shoes with black socks. If you really love white socks, wear them with sports shoes when you go running/walking/to the gymnasium. Apart from that, stay away from white socks. Men with small

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Choosing the right underwear

If you are as particular about your undergarments as you are about your trouser or watch, you would know that Calvin Klein Underwear is among the world’s top underwear brands. Launched in 1982, Calvin Klein Underwear was the world’s first

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How to wear jeans to the office

We love our denims here at the Manual. Each of us owns over 15 pairs and we literally live in them. Jeans are comfortable and versatile and we can wear them just about anywhere: for the movies to a cocktail

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A few thoughts on colours, patterns and ties

The most queries the Manual’s Style Shrink gets is about how to wear and match colours, and about how to negotiate the occasionally tricky terrain of colours and patterns. As the year draws to a close, we thought it is

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How to dress for an evening out

Office parties, dinner at friends’ homes, a client’s do, catching up with friends: it’s the season for going out and having a ball. So, if you are the sort who probably throws on a shirt with a pair of denims,

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Suit Yourself: Four Suits to Buy

Suits are a must in every man’s wardrobe. While none of us, of course, grows up with a couple of well-tailored suits in our wardrobe, there comes a time when we all have to venture out and buy our first

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The lowdown on the hat

  India is, more often than not, a sunny country. So, why don’t we wear hats? A hat, apart from helping you deal with inclement weather, is also a classy accessory. It takes a lot of confidence to wear one,

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The Puffer Jacket: 5 Rules

The worst thing about cold winter mornings, especially in northern India, is the thought of waking up and abandoing the warmth of the duvet. You may not be able to carry the duvet with you, unless you travel around in

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The dress shirt: A snappy guide

A dress shirt is not any other shirt. You don’t just go and pick up one from a store. There are several details the well-dressed man has to keep in mind before he chooses one. Here is a deconstruction of

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