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Imagine a man in a tux at a black-tie event. He has the looks and style that grabs everyone’s attention, only to pose and reveal a canvas-strap wristwatch. Not to say that the canvas strap watches are inferior, but they are just not appropriate for the outfit.

Matching your watch to an outfit can be quite simple for a fashion savvy person, but it can be challenging for those who lack basic knowledge. Matching your watch with an outfit is actually a form of art.

The choice of watch you choose is a reflection of your personality, your style, and your tastes. Some may argue that matching your watch with your outfit depends on the band or strap, but a person who understands fashion will tell you that it’s more than that.

Many other factors come into play when choosing the right watch-outfit combinations. Below are a few guidelines to help you understand what goes with what.

Match Your Watch to the Formality of Your Outfit

Watches and outfits have levels of formality. A general rule of thumb when matching your watch with your outfit is to match the formality of your timepiece with the formality of your outfit. Let me explain further how you do that.

  1. Black Tie, White Tie

Traditionally, people were not supposed to wear a watch to a black-tie event. However, today you can wear a simple, classic dress watch. You don’t need to look flashy and extravagant on a black tie or white tie occasion, so a dress watch will do just fine.

Dress watches come in a wide range of styles and colours, but one with minimally embellished face and black leather band will be acceptable even to conservative observers.

  1. Business Formal

Business formal dresses are worn every day and are more versatile regarding what you can wear them with. Here you have a wide choice, but you don’t want to appear frivolous when at a meeting or business deal.

Dress watches are a perfect choice, especially if you’re wearing a dark suit. Dive watches are also an option as they are formal while still maintaining their functionality.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  1. Business Casual

This is the outfit that you wear everyday as you go to work such as a non-formal necktie optional business suit. Here we are talking about khakis, button-down shirts, sports coats, denim, leather shoes, etc.

The outfit is best complemented with a pilot watch, a high-end chronograph, or even a field watch. However, almost every type of watch can blend well with your casual business outfit.

  1. Casual Outfits

This is where your most casual clothes fall, including your jeans, polo shirts, and tees. All watch types, except the dress watch, will be perfect.

Dive watches, sports watches, pilot watches, and smartwatches can easily be matched with casual outfits. If you’re going to get involved in physical activity, the more rugged military watches would be ideal.

A note on military watches: Just like pilot watches and dive watches, military watches are not worn solely by officers, but rather can be worn by anyone.

They are quite classic and high-tech, and ideal for outdoor activities. To learn more about them, you can check out this list, and you might just fall in love with one.

  1. Sportswear

There are only a handful of watches you can wear while you engage in sports. However, this also depends on the kind of sport you’re participating in. If you’re only engaging in sports for recreational purposes, a field watch, dive watch, chronograph, and smartwatch can do. Just ensure that the watch is light and comfortable.

Match Your Watch Strap to the Formality of Your Outfit

Once you’ve decided on the type of watch that will match best with your outfit, you should go a step further to pair in terms of the material of the watch strap.

Leather bands are considered more formal than metal bands, and black is more formal than brown. Gold and silver metal bands are also appropriate for the most formal of events and can be ideal for dressy occasions.

Metal Complements Metal

The metal case of the watch and the metal bands should complement other metal accessories you’re wearing such as cufflinks, belt buckle, and shoe buckle. A gold watch can be worn with a gold belt buckle.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Leather Complements Leather

When wearing a leather strap watch, you should use your shoes as a reference. Match your belt to your shoes and then match your watch with both.

A brown leather band should be worn with a brown belt and brown shoes while a black band should go with a black belt and black shoes.

Metal Bands Match Better With Certain Colours of Clothes and Shoes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When a watch has a metal band, you can wear it with black or brown shoes. However, certain band colours work better with certain colours of clothes and shoes.

Gold watches are ideal for clothes and shoes in brown, tans, and beige tones while silver goes best with black, blue, and grey.

Conclusion

Wearing your watch to complement your outfit can be challenging but fun. People can often judge your sense of style by the small accessories you wear.

Therefore, while you may have a favourite watch in your collection, it’s important to match your watch to your outfit appropriately.  

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If you’ve ever been bothered by your inability to chop hard-boiled eggs into perfectly rounded circles – or if you just like looking at weird food – then this is for you.

The mystery of circular egg slices has long baffled deli-goers, but turns out the reason those eggs are so round is because they are cut from one giant tubular egg called a Danish long egg.

Now before you start convincing yourselves of strange things, hens do not lay long eggs – instead regular eggs are put through a series of processes until the long egg is produced.

According to this odd but strangely mesmerising video on Diply, the eggs are washed, cracked and separated by machines before the whites are cooked in a mould which has a hole in its centre.

The yolks are then injected back into the middle of the mould so they look more like regular eggs.

If any less than perfect looking eggs arrive at the production line’s end, quality inspectors grab them and remove the ugly bits to ensure the long eggs look picture perfect.

Thank you, Internet!

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He's calmed down since his Naked Chef days, but it seems that Jamie Oliver still has a very… erm, schoolboy-like mind.

Saturday Kitchen viewers were shocked this morning as Jamie made two very rude (but, admittedly hilarious) references live on air.

But, after the chef slipped a couple of sexual innuendos into the cooking show, some fans hit out and said the show was "car crash TV".

The first shock was how he reacted when Joe Hurd said that their fellow guest Anna Jones is a vegetarian.

Jamie said: "Are you vegetarian? Since when? Really? I remember putting pork in your mouth. I know her cook books are vegetarian but you use to love pork."

And then later on in the show, while asking Anna to clean a plate, he said: "Give that plate a good old rim job".

However, after the backlash, other fans began to praise him for lightening the show up a bit, with one Twitter user saying: Saturday Kitchen is EPIC today. It's like watching Father Jack minus the swearing… But then there is still time yet," and another admitting, "most amazing episode ever. Was supposed to leave home twenty minutes ago but just can't miss this wonderment!"

Ah, Jamie. You never fail to surprise us.

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