The insouciant cravat

Groomed and polished on one end of the spectrum, careless and dishevelled on the other. The reality is that both can be attractive on a man, but that the ultimate goal for most men right now is to find that place in the middle where the two meet, and hover there looking like he’s never too close to either end. A scarf or cravat around the neck can have an antiquated feeling of sartorial restraint about it if tied too perfectly. This gent, photographed outside the Dior show in Paris, struck the balance pretty well by way of his neck piece being insouciantly wrapped around, and buttons on both shirt and cardigan undone – yet still with crisp, clean, clothes.

effortless mens cravat

Photographed by Allan Barger for Fashionising.com.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.