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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hasty style tips for men

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I'm sitting here enjoying a hot cup tea, trying to get the creative juices flowing for this next article. Since everyone loves top lists, I thought I'd give you guys something you probably don't see too often, a quick list of some practical fashion tips.

Fit is King - The most dramatic improvement you can make in your style is to make sure everything fits impeccably. Most guys wear clothes that are too large. Make sure everything you wear is almost hugging the shape of your body - without being tight. Bad fit is an epidemic. We call it "Bad Fit Disease".

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 colors. Don't dress like a rock star unless you're in a band. If you want to be flashy, a simpler but stylish look would be sporting a black striped dress shirt with a white blazer, a dark pair of jeans, a dressy belt, and your sharpest dress shoes. You could also add a flashy watch or a simple accessory like an interesting necklace, but nothing more. Check out our article on basics to refresh yourself on what are essential wardrobe items.

Change the way you see casual - casual doesn't have to be boring. Have fun with collared shirts, or take some inspiration from those who approach casual a bit differently.

Pay attention to your supporting pieces - Some 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. Don't wear a fisherman's sweater with a beautiful silk-and-wool suit pant. Instead, wear it with something as casual as cargos or jeans, or dress it up with a Harris tweed blazer.

Never go shopping 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. Also, read about shopping on a budget.

Stay a notch above - Don't overdo it to a fault, but dare to take some risks. It's always better to be a little bit overdressed than underdressed in any setting. All you have to do is think about where and who you're going to be with and just step it up one notch. But make sure you're not better dressed than someone who is more important in a certain setting, like your boss.

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 a superb pair of 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. Show that you're a man of taste by getting a great pair of shoes and keeping them in pristine condition.

Disregard trends - Beware of buying something just because it's "in" right now - stick to what you truly like. A lot of people rush to get in on the latest 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 fashion. This one tip will save you so much money! Read up on our compiled list of 40 Common Men's Fashion Mistakes for extra info.

Don't be a sucker for brand names - Don't be a Patrick Bateman. 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?" Check out our article on how to look designer for less.

Continually cultivate your image - Invest more time and money into your image. Cultivate your fashion sense. Your style is a huge mode of communication, and is worth caring for as much as your education, career, and relationships. Sign up for our free crash course on knowing your own style. Oscar Schoffler, longtime fashion editor of Esquire once said, "Never underestimate the power of what you wear. After all, there's just a small bit of yourself sticking out at the collar and cuff. The rest of the world sees what you drape on your frame."

Upgrade your shave - Even if your fashion is golden, an unkempt beard can be an attraction killer. Achieve a perfect shave by trying a shave brush & old-fashioned double-edged razor.

Experiment with style - The only way you'll really learn, is if you go out there and try new things. I make an effort to try something completely out of my comfort zone whenever I'm at a store - many times you'll end up loving something you never thought you would. If you make mistakes, life goes on. So many guys are afraid to express themselves through their style, don't be one of them. Check out our article on how to put an outfit together.


The writer is a fashion expert.The write-up has appeared onwww.kinowear.com

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