Getting the base right

Man sitting and relaxing in his singlet undershirt

A gentleman’s guide to underwear Building the base is a gentleman’s guide to underwear in three parts. The series covers the do’s and don’ts when it comes to men’s underwear. We start from the bottom with socks in part 1, heading to underwear in part 2, and finally we finish up with undershirts in part […]

Building the base, part 1 of 3 – Men’s socks

Man showing off dress socks while tying shoelace

The unwritten rules of mens socks First of, let us be clear that we focus on formal socks and variations thereof. Formal socks are socks suitable for wearing in dress shoes. They have adequate thickness to provide comfort but are not too warm, and they have an adequate length to prevent your legs from showing. […]

Building the base, part 2 of 3 – Men’s underwear

Man standing in his underwear

Selecting your underwear should be a simple process With men’s underwear, there are three main areas you should focus on: Quality, Colour, and style. Make sure that you can check off the boxes in all three categories before making your purchase. Your underwear is not where you want to misstep. #1 – Material quality First […]

Building the base, part 3 of 3 – Men’s undershirts

Man buttoning shirt over undershirt

The complete guide to undershirts for men Here you will learn the do’s and don’ts in relation to undershirts for men. At the end, you will know why to use them, how to use them, and most importantly which ones to use. Protect your shirt and style – use undershirts! Many men do not use […]