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      How White Socks Have Become Cool Again

      How White Socks Have Become Cool Again

      Believe it or not, white socks haven’t always been so greatly hated. Paul Newman is one of the very few men that have managed to make white socks cool. This image (Below) shows Newman reclining on the front of a boat, beer in hand, looking every bit the modern style icon.

      Another white sock legend is the King himself; Elvis Presley wore them in the famous 1757 Jailhouse Rock video. Probably the coolest man who ever lived definitely knew how to wear the trend.  

      We cannot forget the most iconic pair of white socks…

      Michael Jackson in his Swarovski crystal-encrusted socks to perform ‘Billy Jean’ on the 1984 Victory tour.

       

      For those who couldn’t afford the Swarovski encrusted socks, it was the preppy college young men of the 50’s that initially made the socks work. Famous for cultivating athletic, intelligent boys styled with their slick crew cuts, bright Madras shorts, beaten up penny loafers and bright white socks. For the first time, rich, young, intelligent men were wearing white socks and looking great while doing it.

      Where did it all go wrong? As any fashion trend, it is likely they just ran their course and they fell out of fashion. Where the white tube sock once signified athlete or the calling of a hard drinker, hard womanizer, by the late nineties they became synonymous with creepy uncles that would wear them with sandals bought from the classified section of The Daily Express.

      Well now we can safely say they are starting to become cool again, whether they are being ironically worn with Adidas or Supreme pool slides by the fashion crowd or teamed with skate shoes by new, more soulful brand of urban artists, white socks are definitely starting to look cool again.

       

      How To Wear…

      If you are going to attempt the daring trend then be sure to pull it off in the right way. Wear white socks with trainers and slim cut jeans (very Newman). The Bewley and Ritch Favel shirt will give your look a preppy and quirky twist. Alternatively a simpler shirt like Stroke or Roes will give you the cool, laid back, Athletic look of the 50’s.

      Favel - Navy £35.00

      Stroke - Black £40.00

      Roes - White £40.00

      Get the Look: Steal Ryan Gosling's Style

      Get the Look: Steal Ryan Gosling's Style

      With the release of the highly anticipated modern musical La La Land, we're taking a look at Ryan Gosling's style throughout his movie career and how you can achieve his wardrobe. Ryan Gosling, heart throb and man crush, has definitely become a style icon. Whether he's off duty or on the red carpet, he never fails to get it right and neither do his movie characters.  
      In La La Land, Ryan plays a suave young gentleman living in Hollywood trying to make his dreams of opening a jazz bar come true. His classic style of a white shirt, thin black tie and brogues is an iconic Hollywood look. The Aland white shirt will look great with a pair of tailored trousers and smart brogues. Just roll up your sleeves and leave the top button undone for the La La Land effect. 
      Nice Guys is set in the 70's where Ryan Gosling plays a detective looking for a missing porn star, sporting a typical 70's faded suit and an array of eccentric shirts. The Gaelan blazer is a modern take on the vintage style of Gosling's suit. 
      The Note Book is typically a chick flick but many guys probably have a secret soft spot for this movie. Noah is a young mill worker who falls for rich girl Allie (played by Rachael Mcadams). Set in the 40s, the film is packed full of vintage fashion trends; The Aland shirt in navy is close alternative to Ryan's casual 1940's look. 
      This very cool, action packed thriller Drive sees Ryan Gosling cast in another completely different role, this time as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver. The film features an iconic gold bomber jacket, which unfortunately we haven't got round to making just yet, but you can achieve Gosling's laid back look with a casual blue top like the Oatley. Wear it with a denim jacket for the style of a super cool getaway driver.
      Crazy Stupid Love features Gosling as a suit wearing ladies man, trying to teach Cal, a forty something family man, the ways of dating and winning over women. If Ryan Gosling is your man crush then you're sure to love this film. For a smart and sophisticated style like Gosling's, the Baring shirt is sure to make you stand out. Roll the sleeves up neatly and wear it with a pair of fitted trousers and brown brogues. A pair of stylish sunglasses will complete the full Gosling look. 
      This film sees Gosling as a motorcycle stuntman who turns to crime to support his love and newborn child. With his bleached blonde hair, face tattoo and ripped clothes, this is a very different Gosling than we're used to. The Roman t-shirt in white is close to this style, but perhaps order a few sizes too big if you want that slouchy out-law feel. 

      How To Look After Your Hair This Autumn

      Autumn can be rough on your hair. Cold air outside and central heating inside aren't kind to the hair or scalp, wind messes with your careful styling and hat hair - need we say more? But don't worry, with a bit of care and attention you can fix it. Here are our top tips and favourite products to keep your hair healthy and looking good throughout the cold months:

      • Keep it clean

      The most essential hair product every man must have is a nourishing shampoo. Truefitt & Hill offer a great selection of men’s hair care products all made in Britain. Their Frequent Use Shampoo is ideal for everyday use as the moisturising ingredients add body and shine while helping to prevent styling damage. The product is scented with fresh rosemary and mint and is suitable for normal or oily hair.

      Truefitt & Hill Frequent Use Shampoo - £16.00

      • Prevent seasonal thinning

      In the autumn it's common to notice some hair loss as scientists reckon it grows thick over the summer to protect us from the sun’s rays. As a result when autumn comes around you simply shed these excess strands, since they're no longer needed. Scary thought eh? This is why we recommend the Jack Black Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner. The combination natural oils, vitamins and botanical extracts will help give a thicker and fuller look during the colder months.

      Jack Black Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner - $20.00

      • Styling

      We highly recommend the Mister Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste. The product is formulated for a medium hold and a semi-matte finish. It's great for shorter hairstyles but will also work to give extra definition to longer hair. The paste contains coconut and Moroccan argon oil, which will help to repair and moisturise hair that might otherwise be dry and damaged.

      Mister Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste - $19.50

      • Dry Shampoo

      Perhaps you haven’t had time to shower or you're just leaving the gym? Johnny’s Chop Shop Hobo Hair Dry Shampoo is the perfect solution for a quick revamp to your style. Johnny’s chop Shop is a retro style barbershop based in Topman in Soho and they have released their own line of personally crafted male grooming products. No water required for The Hobo Hair product (obviously!), just shake and spray for a matte look.

      Johnny's Chop Shop Hobo Hair Dry Shampoo - £5.00

      Instagram influencer Raffaele Coseglia wearing the Bewley & Pitch Patchy T-shirt using Mister Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste. 

      Patchy T-shirt White - £20.00

      Why you should wear blazers more often

      Quint blazer

      One word – versatility.

      Most of us can stand to a look a bit smarter on a day to day basis. Ask a woman what style she looks for in a man and the answer is never baggy sweats and faded tees. Dressing smarter automatically gets you respect and opens doors – if you’ve ever failed to get into a nightclub it’s probably because you weren’t wearing a blazer. But blazers don’t have to super formal – remember there’s a big difference between looking stylish and looking formal. A casual blazer will make you look smart and stylish and pull your whole outfit together, without looking like you’re overdressed.

      In the market for a new blazer? Here are a few pointers for finding the right one.

      Style

      There are so many different styles of blazer out there, from double or single button, unstructured or structured shoulders and so on. We find that unstructured shoulders without shoulder padding make for a more casual fit and taper to the shape of the body. We prefer either single or double button blazers depending on the occasion. Generally speaking the fewer buttons, the more casual the blazer style.

      Fit

      Of course a great blazer must fit well. To get an awesome blazer that isn’t too loose or too tight, know your chest measurement and don’t breathe in when buttoning it up... that’s just kidding yourself! Always try a blazer on standing – you’ll normally undo the buttons when sat down.

      Colour

      After finding the right fit, consider what colours will go best with your wardrobe. Grey, navy and blue are the safest and most versatile options, but brown or tan are also great casual options. If you want something trendier, go for a more vibrant blue. Proceed at your own risk with any other bright colours!

      Pairings

      So what to wear with your oh so versatile blazer? Well the sky’s the limit, but an oxford shirt is classic. You can never go wrong with a crisp white shirt, or use the blazer to tame something crazier like Lyons.

      A slim pair of dark wash jeans will pair perfectly with any blazer and dress it down, but you don’t have to stop there. Slouchy or distressed jeans can add an interesting and unexpected twist to the look, or swap jeans for chinos for a more formal overall look.

      Check out Gianluca Ala below repping the Bewley and Ritch Bentley blue blazer with the Krised white shirt. Hopefully you’re inspired to start wearing your blazers a bit more, or investing in some new ones! Check out our full range of blazers here.

      Gianluca Ala

      Five Instagram Accounts really worth following

      A man needs more than just tips and advice to reach his style goals. We also need inspiration and here at Bewley we love nothing more than a glimpse into the lives of our favourite fashion folk, and that is exactly what Instagram affords us. Here are our favourites (in no particular order):

       Rale Popic

      1) Rale Popic 

      Slovenian lifestyle and fashion blogger Rale Popic has a huge passion for sophisticated fashion with outfits that reflect his creativity and personality. You will not catch this guy having a bad wardrobe day or for that matter a bad hair day. Rale travels throughout Europe refining his look and capturing elegant shots against iconic backdrops. Jealous? Us? Never.

      Follow him on instagram: @ralepopic

      Read his blog: www.ralepopic.com

      Antonio Pozo

      2) Antonio Pozo 

      If you’re into your fitness as well as fashion then you should definitely be following Antonio Pozo. He’s got a great eye for casual streetwear and stunning locations; one advantage of living in Spain is it’s always a good day for taking photos! You’ll also get to see his workout routines through his Instagram stories so there’ll be excuse not to get his physique...

      Follow him on Instagram @Antonio.pozo

      Gianluca Ala

      3) Gianluca Ala 

      Gianluca Ale is an Italian fashion and lifestyle influencer who fits in being law student around his busy schedule of, er, looking awesome. His style is very elegant and distinctive and his stunning photos boast some enviable locations. This guy provides a great guide to matching neutral fabrics – and he looks right at home on a yacht. 

      Follow him on @Gianluca_ala

      Sohi Malih

      4) Sohi Malih

      Munich based Solih Malih has a much edgier look than the others on our list, but his photos still have that clean, professional look that makes you want to keep scrolling. Every shot is thoughtfully put together so you notice the smaller details of each outfit – a great lesson in accessorising casual looks.

      Check out his instagram @sohi.malih

      Raffaelle Coseglia

      5) Raffaelle Coseglia

      Based in Naples, Rafaelle Coseglia exudes that typical Italian confidence and charisma that comes with being utterly confident of your own style. This instagram account will give you some great style inspiration and probably get you booking a trip to Italy as well!

      Check out his instagram @RaffaelleCoseglia