Sometimes looking sharp is all about wearing clothes that fit properly. To give you some style advice on men’s fashion, Infographic Journal has created an infographic with tips on creating a better you.
But before we get into more detail from the infographic, here’s a quick list of some helpful advice:
Fit is king
The most dramatic improvement you can make in your style is to make sure everything fits impeccably. Most men’s fashion is too large. Make sure everything you wear is almost hugging the shape of your body; without being tight.
Keep it simple
You want a wardrobe that looks great on you, but don’t overdo it. Don’t wear more than three pieces of jewelry or more than three colours; don’t dress like a rock star unless you’re in a band. And if you want to be flashy, a simpler but stylish look is to sport a black striped dress shirt with a white blazer, a dark pair of jeans, a dressy belt, and your sharpest dress shoes.
Pay attention to your supporting pieces
Some men’s fashion sweaters are lean and others are big and chunky. The first rule of thumb is that your top and bottom halves need to match. If you’re wearing a big, chunky, rugged fisherman knit sweater, your bottom needs to be rugged, too.
Never go shopping for men’s fashion alone
Most of the time, it’s tough to trust the sales people because they usually work for commission. Shop with a friend who will give you their honest opinion.
Never underestimate the power of details
The last thing on is usually the first thing noticed. So mind the details instead of throwing together the main parts of your outfit. “Details” can include a scarf, a subtle pocket square, or the way you tie your tie knot.
Invest in your shoes
If it’s one thing that women will notice, it’s your shoes. Especially how clean and sharp they look. It’s easy to wash and press the rest of your clothes to keep them looking new, but most guys disregard their shoes.
Beware of buying something just because it’s “in” right now; stick to men’s fashion you truly like. A lot of people rush to get in on the latest men’s fashion trend and end up with a bunch of clothes they don’t wear. It’s better to learn to build a versatile and timeless wardrobe first, then bring in your own twists with some of the new men’s fashion.
You don’t need brand names
Before you decide to purchase an item, ask yourself if you are buying it simply because of the brand name or because you love the quality and style. Ask yourself, “Would I buy this if there was no logo on it?”
Upgrade your shave
Even if your fashion is golden, an unkempt beard can be an attraction killer.
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