When it comes to rules life has already got some. However, when it comes to dressing there are rules which we can help you with. Of course, every man has an opinion on such where he speaks from personal experience. We can all agree that what works for one does not always work for everyone or what works for one is considered too monotonous by another. So, when it comes to dressing, they must be taken at face value. They are solid suggestions rather than the last word on style.
Let us be saved from being sniffed at, and, as menswear becoming richer and rapidly varied, ever trendier, in moments of confusion and self-doubt, it can help to have a valuable fallback position that cuts through the clutter.
These ‘rules’ are history-oriented, worked for generations, so might as well be good to work well today. And they tend to be founded in the obvious, so obvious that they are often overlooked by the newer generations. They portray preference for a good fit, high quality, versatility, good value, lack of extremes, and keeping it sober.
1. Wear A Suit Well
The key to good looking suit is the right fit. If you are buying readymade, focus on fitting across the shoulders because getting the chest and waist altered is easy for tailors. Be cautious about wearing a retro suit unless there is a theme going on. In isolation, that suit would look like a novelty.
The classic look is most useful – dark, two-button, single-breasted with minimal details. Think of your suit as a uniform. Take your suit as a canvas where you make different ideas of individuality around. It’s the way you carry that suit on your body if you are going to slouch and not sit straight then no matter the suit or the tag under it won’t look good.
2. Invest Wisely in A Watch
A watch is like a piece of art around your wrist that adds to the grace of your dress. You should choose it because you like it, not because you think it might make loads of money. Watches are a personal thing it marks your passage through a lifetime. There is a practical approach to choose a watch, functional, aesthetic, and rugged sports models go with anything and can live on through to everyday wear. Yet, a watch still must fit you. It should feel comfortable to wear and be just about the right size to fit your wrist decently. A watch with a 40mm dial size is considered the ‘Goldilocks’ size.
3. Do not run Away from Color.
Whether it is a casual or formal gathering, go with a bit of color. Most gentlemen fear color – they will not take any risks with colors other than black, navy, or grey. A green suit, for example, can look particularly dashing, while we also recommend browns, greens, mahogany, and brighter shades of blue which can fill your wardrobe with promising choices. When it comes to colorless is still more which is what you need, one color in one suit.
4. Appearance matter a lot.
If you have invested money with some thought process in your duds, then look after it. Always use wooden hangers for shirts and shoe trees for your best kicks. Have your suit dry-cleaned and pressed, wash your clothes regularly, and just do not tumble dry them which degrades cloth if you do, and polish your shoes on regular basis.
It is not just the skin of your leather jacket that you need to look after, your own skin needs to tend to which you wear every day. Establish a simple, but no less solid, grooming routine, brush your hair with a wooden brush and cut your nails. Devil’s in the details guys I am sure you know that.
5. Spend Money on Shoes
After all what good is a look if shoes do not add to the charm? When it comes to the shoes, color, pattern, and sole are the main features that play out– you do not want it fussy. Anything fussy may look good instantly but will look strange soon.
The rule of thumb is re-sole able Goodyear welted are the kind of investment that should last you 15 years or so. Go for classic choices such as loafers, brogues, or a plain, dark, Derby. It is the shape of the toe that matters and round never goes out of style. Pointy toe or square toe shoes are impractical. Nobody has that kind of feet.
6. Keep Accessorizing To a limit
Accessories like ties and pocket squares amp up the classic clothing but always be careful with them. We recommend harmonizing them with what you are wearing by picking out a color or two. You do not want them to match up with your jacket.
The best result comes when you wear your tie or pocket square in a darker shade than the jacket. Never overdo the accessories if you find yourself in doubt then tone them down a notch. You need an air of insouciance, just one should do.
7. Dress for the occasion
Style is not only self-expression but also about going with the environment. Think of duds as being codes, you need the right combination to work with the environment you are going to attend. The worst style is one that is right out of place. You might look like someone who was invited to the wrong party or not invited at all.
When you dress up according to the occasion then you are adding to the ambiance otherwise it is a disrespect to others who do.
8. Timeless classic shirts for all
All the classic shirts can be made look expensive by pressing right. Not too stylish not too plain, stay in the middle and avoid bold styles unless you are confident enough to carry it off. For a semi short collar that works with or without a tie and always sits properly under a jacket, opt for a semi-cutaway.
Anybody who is somebody looking to change their dress approach for good should read our article. It would help maintain a charismatic, well-dressed figure as so desired by all men with or without designer suits.