Month: August 2016

Men’s Pea Coats in a Nutshell

Pea coat, like many other hard hitters in popular fashion, owes its origin to military designs. It stands right up there with the ever renowned fashion icons like the Aviator, trench coat and so on. The pea coat stands out with its double breasted nature, slash pockets and broad lapels. It has stood the test of time over many decades and is still standing strong, even though the design has barely deviated from the original form. The appeal of the pea coat lies in its versatility. It can be both the perfect weekend coat and can provide a special elegance and classiness at the same time.

Vito Wool Peacoat

Pea Coats for men

pea coat

How to wear the pea coat

As with any other iconic dress piece, the pea coat has to be worn the right way or it’s going to wave over more to the fashion disaster side. Sported right, the Pea coat can ooze style like none other.

  1. First thing to note is that the pea coat is an outer layer. All other clothes should be present under it. Only things that should extrude from it are the accessories and nothing else.
  2. Length is an important criterion when buying the pea coat. The length of the pea coat should be such that it reaches just below the hip, except for maybe the naval coat, which is slightly longer than the typical pea coat.
  3. When wearing a pea coat, it may be useful to remember that the coat was originally designed for the navy; it was built for the high seas. So, the coat has to be buttoned up to radiate the intended appeal of the pea coat. The buttons are what gives the pea coat the iconic hourglass look.
  4. Always buy the smallest pea coat which you can fit in, because a pea coat which is too big for you will make you seem like you’re packing a few pounds extra. Always try on the pea coat at the store to determine the right size before taking it home.

Peacoat Style

Wool Peacoat

Pea Coats in a Nutshell

An authentic pea coat always looks more fashionable. It has higher arm holes and is made of 24oz wool. The classic is boxier with lower arm holes, shorter sleeves and being overall shorter.

Extra stuff to know about the pea coat

  • Remember to not machine wash or iron a pea coat but dry clean only. Even though people tend to wash their wool coats to soften them up, this might not be the best idea.
  • Often someone confuses a pea coat with a car coat. It is very much distinguishable in that a car coat is single breasted and thigh length unlike the pea coat.
  • Be careful to buy good quality fabric coats, because if the wool content is less than 80%, the coat tends to give a lackluster appearance.
  • Even a small change in button placement, length, color size, lapel size, material,     cut, notch gap size or any additional stylizations can drastically change the look of your pea coat.

Brown Peacoat

khaki pea coat

Vintage Wool Peacoat

Wool Pea Coat

Men's Dock Worker Pea Coat

Lanvin peacoat

 

What makes the pea coat transcend time barriers is its versatility: it can be worn by young and old alike, can be worn over as t-shirt and looks just as good over a shirt and even another coat can be worn under it. It can be said to be a must have in every man’s wardrobe.

Armani: Wear Your Style On Your Wrist

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are that you’re well aware of the design phenomenon that is the Italian fashion house Armani. Having long established themselves as a household name, this brand is well known for its wide range of trendy products, not least of which are their designer watches.

Armani watches are made to suit a variety of purposes— you can don these for special occasions, with everyday corporate wear, and even for outdoor adventures. All these watches have one element in common— they are all designed to complement and enhance your personal style.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Armani watches on Ethos, their features, and how they can increase your style quotient.

Emporio Armani Meccanico Men’s Watch (AR4207)

Emporio Armani’s Meccanico range exemplifies beautiful design. Described by the brand as a “seamless blend of mechanical innovation and timeless style,” this line of watches is one that blends technical finesse with great functionality.

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The watch, as its name suggests, features a self-winding mechanism— this means that the movement of your hands is what drives the watch. Such engineering brilliance isn’t all there is to this watch though; the watch also scores on aesthetics. Being an Italian brand, looks are expected, and Armani delivers on this front— the back of the watch is tastefully open to view, and this gives the watch great visual appeal.

The watch has a rectangular Art Deco dial with stainless steel casing, a stainless steel strap, and a beige textured dial. It is an indispensable accessory for the man that has an impeccable style and a taste for the classics.

Emporio Armani Classic Men’s Watch (AR2448)

This design is a must-have for any refined wardrobe. Whether you’re looking to accentuate your clean-cut corporate look or to dress casually for a party, this is the watch you need— it has a cutting edge design that is sure to appeal to all horology enthusiasts.

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The watch features the simple round stainless steel dial and a stainless steel metallic strap. But the details that went into construction of the watch are what makes it so special— it has a navy blue face that gives it great aesthetic appeal, and the stainless steel strap actually contains elements of both polished steel and brushed steel.

Beyond its outward appearance, the watch also has some great functions. Along with the expected three sub-dials, the watch also has a date window. Given these features and its all-around looks, this watch is the ideal choice if you’re looking for a timepiece for all occasions.

Emporio Armani Ceramica Women’s Watch (AR1486)

Being one of the world’s top manufacturers of fashionable clothes and accessories, Emporio Armani delivers the goods in their imitable style with this model from their Ceramica range. This watch showcases the manufacturer’s penchant for impressive design, combining elegance with pragmatic features.

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This design approach is showcased by its colour scheme, as the rose gold accents only highlight the stark beauty of the watch – classy, and by no means flashy. The round casing houses a stylish white face with rose gold hands and details. The rose gold crown is a graceful touch.

Emporio Armani Gianni Women’s Watch (AR1909)

This is a relatively recent addition to the Italian manufacturer’s impressive collection of watches for women. This watch epitomises the beauty and appeal of rose gold, and this colour is prevalent throughout its parts, covering both the casing and the metal strap.

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Feminine and elegant, the design is one of the best examples of Armani’s work. The glossy mother of pearl dial is sure to turn heads, and it perfectly complements the aesthete of the watch.

You can couple this timepiece with formal as well as casual clothing to add a dash of metallic polish to any ensemble.

Emporio Armani Ceramica Men’s Watch (AR1492)

Even with the high standards set by the Ceramica range, this watch brings a unique element to the table. This monochrome stunner is suitable for both formal as well as casual occasions.

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It features a stark white chronograph face that contrasts beautifully with the matte black metallic strap. Additionally, the watch is also water resistant for up to 50 metres.

If you’re looking for a striking watch that isn’t flashy or garish, this is the one for you.x`

Fashion Accessories

How often we hear criticism over one’s outfit: the accessories spoil one’s dress, the accessories highlights one’s beauty. Accessories are indeed mustn’t be overlooked for one’s outfit. So now you must carefully choose your fashion accesories so that you can pull various looks from people you meet. The first thing you must pay attention to is shoes. Flat ones for your jeans outfit will be convenient for a shopping season but do not ever use them for a dinner in an expensive restaurant: high heels will be more appropriate.

How about the bag? This one is also as important as your dress and shoes. It is a statement of your character and taste. There are various designs for bags so that you can choose which one appropriate for each occasion. For the jewelry section, you need not to be over-worried: whether real or imitation, the main point is that your jewels must perfectly fit with your dress. Keep it simple but always in tune with your dress style and colors. Don’t forget the same principle is applied to for the hats. Put the right hat on your head so that you can show people that you are a competent-fashion person.

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