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9 Common Style Mistakes Men Should Avoid In 2023

Did you get dressed in the dark? Have you had a look in a mirror recently? Did you have a fight with your wardrobe? All questions that we never want to hear, but in a world where fashion and especially menswear moves so quickly, how do you avoid making the mistakes that risk derision?

Well, as you’re about to discover, some of the answers rely on good old common sense and an absence of self-delusion, while others are a little more fickle.

Nevertheless, dressing well is not a done deal for a lot of people. Maybe you are short on the time you need to think about your personal aesthetic, or maybe you’re just not that bothered and would rather make looking good an easy-to-follow ritual that doesn’t require much creativity.

Or maybe you’ve come to a part of your life where the trajectory has changed – newly single and/or newly minted – and you can literally afford to apply more consideration to how you project yourself to the world.

Wherever you are in life, there exist certain mistakes which we would all do well to swerve, so read on to discover the pitfalls threatening to rug pull your style credentials in 2023.

Heed the Hoodie

Mango proving you can wearing high quality hoodies with smarter pieces

While we’re big fans of the hoodie, we’ve seen it desecrate some perfectly good outfits this year as guys try in vain to hit the athleisure or stealth wealth trend using the wrong type of hoodie.

A heedless embrace of a regular hoodie can relegate you to the land of perpetual adolescence, so tread carefully. If you’re going for the stealth wealth/quiet luxury vibe then you absolutely need to spend some coin on a minimalist cashmere version. A cheap cotton one just won’t cut it when you’re trying to layer it beneath a suede jacket or wool coat.

Heavyweight organic cotton styles in classic grey can be a great casual layer beneath a camel wool coat with some wide-leg tailored trousers, for instance – textural variance, interesting silhouette, edgy melding of tailoring and streetwear.

But throwing on any old hoodie with a pair of jeans and kicks, or worse, with smart separates, is more offensive than pineapple on pizza, especially if you’re north of 40.

Age Before Audacity

Older men should look to quality tailored separates, such as these from Corneliani

Speaking of 40 year olds, of which this writer is gracefully included, we’d all do well to sever ourselves from the delusion memories, and threads, of our youth.

The golden rule of dressing your age remains immutable. But at Ape to Gentleman, we find that statement a bit reductive, or at least that’s how a lot of men interpret it.

Instead, the term should be ‘dress age-less’, by incorporating timeless menswear classics while keeping them contemporary with flashes of pattern and pops of colour.

It goes without saying that maintaining a decent physique is imperative at any age but especially into the years when one can go to bed feeling fine and wake up the following morning with an injury.

Tailored shapes are the key here. We’re not talking Pitti peacockery either, just nicely fitted blazers and trousers which will bring a tonne of styling options to your suits and separates.

Logos: Whisper, Don’t Shout

The quality of these Canali clothes shines through without the need for overt branding

In a world inundated with logos, subtlety reigns supreme. This season more than any, a discreet hint of luxury has spoken louder than a cacophony of ostentation, with brands such as Brunello Cucinelli, Loro Piana, The Row and a plethora of others all cheerleading for a stealth wealth approach to luxury.

We’re not adverse to the logo per se, in fact it’s almost impossible to build a wardrobe these days without any logos or brand motifs, but the secret is to keep the volume turned low.

Usually, if your clothing has to shout, you probably don’t have much to say.

Athleisure Autopilot

Luxury hoodies rendered in cashmere, like this one from Luca Faloni, can be combined effortlessly with smart-casual wear

While athleisure champions comfort, it can lead to a perilous nosedive into sartorial apathy. Crisp joggers and sleek sneakers paired with a tailored wool coat is the perfect high/low blend that will attract all the right attention.

The aforementioned cashmere hoodie, or joggers, can even be the dance partners for an unstructured blazer and baseball cap. But unkempt gym attire trying to pass for streetwear just looks lazy. You’re better than that.

The Oversized Odyssey

Richard Gere showing us how to pull off slouchy tailoring in American Gigolo

The oversized aesthetic marches on, but navigating its terrain requires some finesse. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not averse to big boxy tailored silhouettes, or an oversized cardigan, but they need to have a degree of artistry and avant-gardism to them, whilst not being completely bonkers.

An artful oversized blazer, akin to Timothée Chalamet’s red carpet excursions, can be a great statement piece, because it’s ‘fashion’. An ensemble reminiscent of a borrowed wardrobe, courtesy of a significantly larger sibling or father, on the other hand, risks invoking memories of nineties sitcom characters.

Shoe Selection Shuffle

You don’t have to wear the same kicks as all the cool kids

Footwear is the keystone to a well-orchestrated outfit, yet missteps abound. Craft a narrative with versatile shoes that complement rather than clash.

Footwear reminiscent of a time-traveling mishap – pairing wingtips with techwear, for example – hints at a glitch in the matrix. It’s not rocket science. Don’t try to force shoe styles on a look for the sake of being different or edgy. Just because everyone under 25 with a canvas tote bag is wearing New Balance with chinos, doesn’t mean that you should.

Shoe trends, especially sneaker ones, burn hard and burn fast. Don’t be left wearing the embers.

Rethinking The T-Shirt Terrain

A selection of high quality, organic T-shirts by ASKET

Simple off-duty looks should be a breeze to conjure up but that doesn’t mean you can take your eye off the ball, especially when it comes to the T-shirt. Too many decent outfits have been knobbled by an ugly, poor quality tee.

The bargain plain white five-pack only looks good on your bank balance, but wash them once and you’ll rue the purchase. Instead, opt for the best quality organic cotton or linen that you can find and build a base of white, black, navy, beige, grey options to give your wardrobe exponential styling directions.

The Mismatched Misadventure

A single patterned piece is all you need to stand out, as proven by Frescobol Carioca

Experimentation is the lifeblood of style, but mismatching haphazardly is a pitfall to avoid. Embrace considered contrasts à la Pharrell Williams, harmonising colour and pattern for a purposeful discord.

Avoiding clashing prints is the safe way forward. There’s not a great deal of style real estate on the human body so if you only opt for one pattern you’re on the right track.

The Unkempt Underestimation

A spot of regular grooming is all you need to keep yourself looking handsome

You can have the most comprehensive, elegant and contemporary wardrobe on earth but it would be all for nothing if your personal grooming is non-existent.

This is not a call to take up a Patrick Bateman-style grooming regimen, but at the very least you should invest in a haircut that suits your face, and spend some time each week maintaining your face and any furniture you might have growing on it.

It’s all the more important if your aesthetic is smart and tailored, since the juxtaposition is all the more magnified.

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How To Have The Perfect Day For Yourself

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Do you keep pushing yourself to do more and more, and do you feel guilty when you stop? If so, you’re not alone, but you might be causing yourself some health issues. It’s far better to take some time for yourself and relax than it is to keep going, but knowing that and doing that are two different things.

The fact is that if you never take any time for yourself, you’ll burn out, and that’s going to affect your health and happiness even more. So why not take a perfect day to yourself and relax, have fun, and re-energize? It will help you more than you could know, and you’ll have a good time too. If that sounds like a great idea, here are some things you could do with your day to make it perfect. Read on to find out more.

Wake Up Early

Wake Up Early

If you want a day to relax, the idea of waking up early might sound like a bad idea when sleeping in might be something you don’t normally get to do, but if you wake up early, you can do more with your day, and you won’t feel guilty for wasting any time.

The best thing to do is to go to bed at a reasonable time the night before. In that case, it will be easier to wake up early, so plan ahead and make sure you get a good night’s sleep. Not only will you get more done, but you’ll feel healthy and energized too.

Do Something Fun

Drive a ferrari

You don’t have to do anything at all on your day off when you have your home all to yourself, but if there’s something fun that you do want to do, this is the perfect opportunity to do it. You might want to go and see a movie that none of your friends and family are interested in, or perhaps you want to go for a walk in the woods and enjoy nature in peace and quiet. Maybe you want to rent a luxury car in Montreal and go for a drive in the city, enjoying the fact that you’re doing something just for you that you’ll look back on and feel happy about in years to come.

Whether you do nothing at all or you plan a day of activities, just make sure you’re enjoying what you do and that you’re not getting overwhelmed and stressed, or the good you did by taking some time to yourself will quickly be undone again, and you’ll be back to square one.

Disconnect From Technology

Digital detox

As tempting as it might be to spend time on your day off scrolling through social media or checking emails, try to resist and do anything else instead. Social media can be fun and even good for business, but it can also be bad for people’s mental health, so disconnecting and doing other things is a much better option.

When you’re not constantly distracted by notifications and worrying about missing out on things that other people are doing, you’ll be able to enjoy the present moment much more. When you’re more mindful – which is what enjoying the present moment means – you’ll become less stressed and more relaxed, and your day off will be worthwhile.

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10 Loungewear Pieces That Will Keep You Comfortable And Stylish

The beginning of the 2020s saw people spending more time at home than ever before. The pandemic shone a spotlight on the clothes we wore while lounging around the house, and if you’re anything like us, you probably realised just how much time you spend slumped across the sofa in the same old moth-bitten sweater and gym shorts.

Lockdown is now (thankfully) well behind us, but it has left in its wake a newfound appreciation for good-quality loungewear, and an understanding that the clothes you wear behind closed doors are every bit as important as the ones that venture out of the house.

Chilling at home is an important part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and having some decent garments to do it in makes it all the more enjoyable. We’re talking comfy, cosy pieces that feel great to wear, but that won’t leave you looking like a complete slob when you have to nip out to the shop or greet the pizza guy at the door.

Here are the key pieces you might want to consider.

Dressing Gown/Bathrobe

There are few pleasures in life greater than swaddling yourself in a gigantic fuzzy dressing gown to drink your coffee on a lazy Sunday morning.

You can throw this thing on in the absence of clothes when you emerge from the shower. You can pop it on over your PJs while you shuffle around the kitchen eating toast. You can even spend an entire day in it, nesting on the sofa, surrounded by calorific snacks on a day off.

A good bathrobe is the perfect partner for all of these situations and more, so make sure to arm yourself with a good one in a cosy towelling fabric. Some of our favourites come from Derek Rose, Missoni Home and The White Company.

Drawstring Pants

A good pair of drawstring pants is one of our favourite style cheat codes. They allow you to enjoy the comfort and practicality of a pair of pyjama trousers or jogging bottoms while masquerading as something much smarter.

This makes them perfect for days spent around the house when it may not be appropriate to go full goblin mode, such as when WFH.

Check out the 24 Trousers from L’Estrange – one of our favourite options in this category.

Cashmere Jumper

Investment pieces aren’t usually part of the conversation when it comes to loungewear. That’s understandable. After all, who wants to pump a big chunk of their cash into something that’s never going to see the light of day?

But that’s where a cashmere jumper is different. This is one of the few pieces that can seamlessly transition from Netflix binge to formal function.

It’s comfy and cosy for lounging around, but it’s also luxurious and smart enough to team up with tailoring. And it’ll happily do everything in between those two extremes too.

Boxy Hoodie

We’re staunch advocates of the importance of a good fit, but when it comes to loungewear, you don’t necessarily want everything to be tailored to perfection. There’s a time and a place for baggy, boxy, loose-fitting clothes, and that’s when you’re chilling at home.

A heavyweight boxy hoodie is perfect for throwing on while you’re nesting at the weekend or on cold evenings after work. Go for something plain and well made so it lasts.

We always recommend Camber. It’s a USA-based brand that specialises in heavy-duty blank tees and sweats, and it’s hoodies are some of the best in the game.

House Shoes

You should always take your shoes off when you’re in the house, unless they were specifically designed not to be. ‘House shoes’ is an admittedly pretty broad term that can include anything from slippers to clogs.

They’re what you put on to schlep around the kitchen or take the bins out, and they really came into their own during lockdown.

Birkenstock has a bit of a stranglehold on this market with the Boston, but take a look at other styles like Reeboks Beatnik or The North Face’s Tent Mule too.

Heavyweight Joggers

Don’t waste your money on sub-par sweatpants. If you want them to last and be as comfortable and cosy as possible, spend the extra cash and get a proper heavyweight pair.

Not only will they stack better on top of your best sneakers far more effectively than a flimsy pair, but they’ll be much better at keeping you warm in the winter months.

Again, take a look at what Camber has to offer in this department. Otherwise, Carhartt WIP and Reigning Champ make some stylish options.

Oversized T-shirts

We’ve established why boxy hoodies are great for chilling in, and that same logic applies to tees too. Baggy T-shirts are just comfier, and that’s exactly what you want when you’re lounging around at home.

Instead of buying ones that are a few sizes too big, you could opt for some deliberately slouchy tees like the ones from Uniqlo U, which have dropped shoulders and a wide fit, but still sit at the right length for your torso.

Merino Socks

Merino is a wonder fabric that insulates amazingly, wicks moisture and dries fast. It’s also super soft and comfortable, all of which makes it a prime candidate for socks.

Buy enough pairs to rotate and never look back.

Traditional Pyjama Set

The modern loungewear landscape is dominated by sweatpants, hoodies and crew necks, but a good old set of traditional PJs is still as good an option as ever, and something well worth arming yourself with if you like to save on your heating bill in the winter months.

Some of the brands making the best versions include Derek Rose, Hamilton + Hare, Desmond & Dempsey and CDLP.

Sweat Shorts

Sweatpants are comfy, but they might be a bit too warm for the summer. That’s where you’ll want a pair of sweat shorts. These stretchy bad boys are essentially cut-off joggers.

They’re made from the same comfortable fleece-backed jersey cotton and are perfect for chilling in the warmer months.

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Discover The Latest Olsen Clothing Canada Collection -Trends and Styles

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Fashion is ever-evolving, with everyone constantly on the lookout for trendy wear. A mix of culture and modern design signifies class and style. Everyone has their unique take on what constitutes “fashion,” but most would concur that it reflects an individual’s sense of personality via their attire.

It’s reasonable to suggest that clothing has the potential to incorporate different spiritual and ethnic customs. However, finding current cuts and cultural aesthetics in one place can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Worry not, as we bring you a clothing store, Olsen Canada, with in-house designs that consist of a contemporary lookbook with a hint of elegance.

We have created a comprehensive review of the service below to look deeper into their diverse range of clothing and facilities. Let’s get right into it.

A Stylistic Analysis of Olsen Clothing Canada

Olsen Canada is an acclaimed name with their persistent style inspiration and a long line of fashion wear curated since 1995. They design apparel with expert skills, considering client tastes and distinct preferences.

European fashion inspires the 16 collections that come out every year. From lovely linens to strong statement pieces, they specialize in providing effortless looks. Everything you could need, from casual and formal, from dresses to blazers, can be found in a single accessible location.

Made with premium eco-friendly material, Olsen Clothing Canada has something for everyone. Taking into account that art is the essence of life, they have in-house designers who introduce runway-worthy cuts and colours to make you stand out in the crowd.

Maintaining a feminine vibe in their outfits, the materials they utilize for their clothing line are top-notch with a wear guarantee, making it appealing and long-lasting with comfort in place. Moreover, they have 24/7 staff to assist their customers with queries or concerns, making them reliable.


Diverse Product Line

They have everything in store, from collection-based and free-style outfits to pick and choose from. Their collections include Effortless Ease, Season Favorite, Vintage Holiday, Designer Choice, and several others.

Olsen Canada does not restrict its designs to a specific demographic; instead, they have a unique set of clothes and flattering cuts to suit any body type and age. From their capsule collection to versatile statement pieces, their apparel is one of a kind.

Quality Clothing

With an inclusive body type and style quotient, Olsen Clothing Canada makes sure to provide the highest-grade fabric. They ensure that the cloth is soft and comfortable and can be used over a longer period to offer high value for money.

Eco-Friendly Apparel

Their designers also introduced a line of high-quality clothes made of biodegradable material. This is an effort to reduce the carbon footprint and waste from landfills. Their environment-conscious efforts make them a step further than regular clothing brands.

Express Delivery

With many convenient physical store locations, customers can easily order from their online website.

  • By navigating through their intuitive UI, you can scroll through their website and skim through all their categories.
  • After selecting the items you want to buy, you can add them to your cart.
  • Here, you must provide personal information, such as name, contact, and address details, and select a payment option.
  • You will receive your order with their express delivery service in a few business days.

Accessible Customer Service Representatives

Besides having a line of premium quality clothes, their customer service is exemplary. By writing to them, you can quickly get in contact with their customer service team for any sort of questions you have. Their customer staff is informative, highly responsive, and has problem-solving abilities regarding orders.

Concluding Note

Style is individualistic and translates an individual’s personality; clothing helps portray this. Women are always looking for feminine yet classic, modern clothes that are easily accessible; Olsen Clothing Canada specializes in this. With their current designs and trendy cuts this company proves to be one of Canada’s most fashion-forward clothing lines. We hope this article was informative and helped you understand more about Olsen Clothing Canada in detail effectively.

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