Dressing smart: 10 rules every man should know
It’s not just having a job, a high income or good connections that make a man successful. You also need to present yourself in just the right way: creating a flawless image opens a lot of doors, it attracts attention and highlights your status. Dressing in style is an art, and unfortunately, not everyone has a natural talent for it. Here are 10 essential rules every man should know.
Choose your wardrobe based on your field of work, keeping to the theme. At any time, you should have your basics covered – t-shirts, trousers, hoodies.
Check some Pintrest or Instagram pages: there is always something useful to find. Don’t be afraid of experimenting: you can try out many different clothing styles before finding what works for you.
You should invest in brand clothing with designs that never go out of fashion. This way, you’ll always have something stylish to wear.
A watch: a status symbol
Don’t be afraid of investing in a watch. Nowadays, there exist many devices that show time, but there is more than that to a watch. A well-chosen watch demonstrates the character, the taste, and the level of income of its wearer.
Don’t forget a suit
Even if your job doesn’t require you to follow a strict business dress code, you should always have one or two suits in your wardrobe. Classics will always be relevant; a more daring design can even be used for constant wear. It’s not even the brand or the price that is the deciding factor: a suit must fit you perfectly. If necessary, it is advised to contact a tailor and refit the suit, so that you can look your best on any occasion.
Take care of your footwear
First, your footwear must be top quality. Don’t save costs when deciding on the material and the brand. Second: the footwear is to be a thematic continuation of your image. The most expensive pair of footwear can look tasteless if it clashes with the rest of the clothing ensemble. Third: your choice must follow contemporary trends. In case you are not well-versed in the field of footwear fashion, choose articles with slightly rounded toes, this is more of a suits-all option.
Pay attention to your appearance
Predominantly, you must follow the main dress code rule: don’t wear the same clothes several days in a row. Here, many of you can recall Steve Jobs, but even he changed his clothes. Your attire must remain clean, neat, and not wrinkled.
Some neglect accessories, thinking they are strictly for women, others pay too much mind to the significance of having them. You must keep a good balance: with no accessories, your image can be dull and incomplete; too many will render your image tasteless, “heavy”. Some of the essentials include:
- Sunglasses. They not only protect your eyes from the sun, but improve the shape of your face, and bring elegance to your style;
- Belt: preferably, it has to be made of natural leather, with either a classical buckle, or one corresponding to your image;
- Watch: as previously mentioned, it is a status symbol for any man;
- Tie: can be an element of self-expression, as well as make the strictest image softer;
- Cufflinks: an integral part of a successful image, a perfect addition to a suit.
Unlike shirts, blazers, t-shirts or trousers, the number of outerwear items in possession is often limited. You won’t be able to change it for every new occasion. Give preference to a neat cut, darker tones, modern materials which are not easily worn-out. You also have to consider season changes, so having a coat as well as a jacket at your disposal is always good.
Think of your underwear
Many can ask: who would see me in it? In fact, underwear is the basis of men’s wardrobe. It is chosen according to the comfort it brings the wearer, it has to be simply tailored and made of natural materials.
Going beyond rules
Always keeping to a strict dress code is not only difficult but also boring. Furthermore, the goal of well-known brands releasing exclusive clothes each year is not so that everyone looks the same. You can break generally accepted rules, but only if you do it in the right way and do it tastefully.
Determine your precise measurements and use them to buy your clothes. If while wearing an article of clothing, you feel discomfort, it is better to choose against said article. Comfort brings confidence.
Having such diversity in clothing offered by different brands, it is sometimes easy to get lost in trying to create your image. Using these simple tips, you can easily learn how a man should dress to look good.