Fashion is very much subjective- what one man loves, another may detest. But when it comes to dressing well, there are a few golden rules which apply, no matter your personal taste.
This being said, the rules of dressing well should always be taken at face value. In other words, they’re a solid set of suggestions rather than the ”last word” on what looks good.
If you’re a little clueless when it comes to style, here’s a simple guide on how to dress well for men.
7 Golden Rules on How to Dress Well For Men
Good advice when it comes to style and fashion is not something to be frowned upon or disregarded. Especially in today’s world where men’s fashion has evolved to include plenty of on-trend, experimental pieces.
Ultimately, this type of advice could help you narrow down your own personal style and cut through masses of clutter to determine exactly what you like.
1. Start From Scratch
When it comes to fashion knowledge, some men are simply clueless. If this rings a bell for you, then accepting that your fashion knowledge is non-existent is the first step in growing your personal style.
It’s important to accept that you may not know as much as you think about fashion and style at all. You’ll need to think of yourself as a complete beginner and be prepared to start from scratch.
By assuming you know nothing about your own personal style, you’ll be more open to learning new things!
2. Focus on the Basics and Keep it Simple
The best place to begin building up your wardrobe is with the basics. Mastering your basics will help you build a solid foundation upon which you can build and begin to experiment with your style.
Adam White from Jasper Holland Co suggests that grown men steer clear of t-shirts that have skater or comic logos, and instead opt for a t-shirt with a clean, classy, sleek logo.
Once you have build up a wardrobe of solid, high-quality basics, this is where you can begin to branch out- but remember to keep things simple. As a man, you don’t really need all the bells, whistles, and accessories to look great.
When it comes to piecing to outfit together, opt for good quality basics and one statement item – either an overcoat, jacket or great shoes.
3. Don’t Be Scared of Color
Most men tend to shy away from color, completely intimated by pieces that aren’t anything but grey, white, navy or black. But this doesn’t have to be the complete color palette of your wardrobe.
Believe it or not, color can also be timeless, but in only the right shades and the right amount. Too much color can have the opposite effect!
Choose one garment per outfit to feature a pop of color. Go for khaki, greens, mustards, and bright shades of blue to brighten up and diversify your wardrobe.
4. Fit Always Comes First
This is one of those universal golden rules which apply no matter the garment or your own personal style. No matter what item of clothing you’re wearing, the fit is incredibly important.
In all honesty, an ill-fitting shirt, pair of jeans, trousers or jacket can completely sabotage an entire outfit and your overall style. Make sure the fit of each garment you own is on-point. This way you’re guaranteed to always look stylish.
5. Go For Versatile Outerwear
What is classified as outerwear? Basically, this includes an outer garment on top of your basic outfit i.e. a coat, bomber jacket, hoodie, etc. In essence, your outerwear should be viewed as your final layer, meaning it doesn’t really matter what you’re wearing underneath it!
Some iconic outerwear pieces include a winter coat, short mac, field jacket or bomber jacket. Spend a little extra on pieces that can be worn throughout most seasons, this way you can get your money’s worth! Opt for a classic style, darker shades, and versatile fabrics.
6. Splash Your Cash on Shoes
If you remember one key thing about buying a good pair of shoes, it should be this: a timeless pair of shoes is all about simple design.
When it comes time to choose a formal pair of shoes, opt for a simple combination in the color, pattern, and sole of the shoe.
Anything that’s a little too fussy may not stand up to wear and tear very well. In other words, it may look good when you buy it, but look strange and worn down over time.
A high-quality pair of brogues, loafers, or five-eyelet Derbys are the types of shoes that last for years to come. Always go for a round-toe shoe shape as it never goes out of fashion!
7. Make a Lifetime Investment in Your Jeans
There really is nothing more timeless and stylish than a well-fitted, dark wash denim pair of jeans. The most useful and popular cut of all time is the slim-tapered cut. So always go for this shape, where you can.
This cut is wider in the thigh, but tapers down at the ankle, making it perfect for every occasion and pair of shoes – brogues, sneakers, you name it.
Always go for a dark, raw denim and avoid pre-distressed or ripped jeans where possible! Make a solid investment in your jeans because you’ll be able to wear them for a lifetime, and the bonus is that they get better with age.
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