Fashion can be confusing for some. So we’ve created a simple A to Z to help you learn the basics..
Featuring men’s shoes of various descriptions and a bit of brainwork on the harder letters.
A is for Accessories
Whether it’s socks for shoes, a watch for your wrist or a handkerchief for your breast pocket, the right accessory can finish off an outfit in style.
B is for Brogues
A timeless favourite. They feature decorative perforations that were originally designed to let water out. Semi and quarter brogues just have less patterning.
C is for Chelsea Boots
Easy to pull off thanks to the elasticated gusset on the ankle. Did you know they are the preferred footwear of Stormtroopers from Star Wars?
D is for Deck Shoes
Those nautical favourite of casual coolness. They come in a broad range of colours and are traditionally worn without socks. Incidentally, you don’t have to buy a boat.
E is for Espadrille
Slip on some lightweight shoes in the summer.Traditionally canvas made, these have become a modern staple of style.
F is for Flip Flops
Not everyone’s cup of tea but these summer classics do have their own sound effects.. Try leather sandals if you don’t like them.
G is for Goodyear Welted
In basic terms, it means that the shoe isn’t glued together. So you can re-sole the shoe time after time after time. Here’s a video set to music for a better explanation.
H is for Herringbone
A distinctive V shape weave that you’ll see on trousers and jackets. Especially good with tweed.
I is for Indie
Not just sprayed on skinny jeans, some boots and a trilby. You can dress down in style with a few indie hints; like a beanie or some scruffier hair.
J is for Jackets
Whether a summer unstructured jacket or a wool suit blazer, you can finish off a casual or formal outfit in style.
K is for Knitwear
Simple cardigans, chunky knit cricket jumpers and anything made from the click clack of flashing needles. Warm and cosy, and timelessly simple.
L is for Loafers
We’re not talking about lazy people, we’re on about the minimalistic slip-on shoes.
M is Moleskin
Famously soft and durable. These come in all sorts of colours and are a great all round option.
N is Nightwear
Whether pyjamas or a dressing gown, nightwear is an essential part every man’s wardrobe.
O is for Oxford shoes
Traditional, versatile and stylish in black leather, they are great for the office, weddings and a whole host of other occasions.
P is for Polo Shirts
Simple, classic and comfortable. A polo shirt goes well with shorts and a pair of loafers on summer days.
Q is for Quilted Jacket
Warm, comfortable and great for a country look. Keep the chill off and the rain away.
R is for Rugby Shirt
You don’t have to love a team to love these tops. A more sophisticated choice than a t-shirt.
S is for Suits
For aficionados of fashion and smart men everywhere. They add class and sophistication to any personality.
T is for Ties
Finish off a suit with the right tie. Whether luscious silk or country style wool, they add class to any outfit.
U is for Underwear
Whether jersey style boxer shorts or loose fitting woven cotton, these are needed unless you’re going commando.
V is for Velvet
Style oozes from every part of a velvet jacket, and often they come in a range of bold and striking colours.
W is for Wool
Woolen jumpers, socks and ties are just some of the garments available in this classic material. Remember to put them in a cold wash though.
X is for XS – 5XL
Don’t let a super skinny frame or a slightly chunkier build deter you from looking great.
Y is for Yukata
A casual summer kimono, heralding from Japan. Stay cool on hot days or practice martial art. Be prepared for some looks if you’re not in Kyoto.
Z is for Zip
Chunky, double or just plain normal, a zip keeps your decency hidden and your jacket done up.
So now you know your men’s fashion ABC why not take a look and see…the Samuel Windsor website for lots of fashionable, comfortable and affordable products.