When it comes to wardrobe & fashion, many guys don't realize that clothing
does indeed "make the man." What you wear is just as
important to others as to yourself.
To be taken seriously in today's society, a first impression
does matter -- significantly. If you want to be noticed favorably by
both women and men, we've got some basic fashion and style tips to
help you dress up to your potential.
Keep in mind, even the most expensive clothing line won't flatter
you if you slouch. Stand up straight and carry yourself with
pride. If you respect yourself, others will too.
Wear Clothes that Fit
Why not look good today, instead of some unspecified day in the
future, when you gain or lose a few pounds -- and will it really
happen? When you're shopping, buy clothes that are comfortable. If
you need something altered, visit your tailor.
Find out What Works for You
Take a good look in the mirror and you'll begin to understand
what colors and styles look the best on you. It's OK to try
something new, but classics outlive trends.
Maintain Your Clothing
Don't wear soiled or wrinkled clothes. Stick to fabrics that
resist wrinkling or learn how to use an iron. Suits and formal wear
should be taken to the dry-cleaner to be cleaned and pressed.
Stripes - Not the Best Choice
It's best to stay away from horizontal stripes, unless your tall
& lean. Most stripes are unflattering, and the horizontal ones add
bulk, can make you appear heavier, and shorter. Solid colors are
a good choice and dark, solids will make you look slimmer.
Keep it Simple
Loud, bright colors and patterns can make you look ridiculous.
You can't go wrong with basic black and navy blue for work or
casual, it's classic for a reason. You can add other attractive
colors for a perfect match.
Get Rid of Old Clothes
Don't be stuck in the "good ole days." If it's out of style,
don't wear it anymore. If you can't imagine parting with it, store
it. Trends run their cycles and you may once again be able to
wear your favorite garments -- but only when they're popular.
Keep Short Sleeves for Casual
Don't show up for a job interview or business meeting in a
short-sleeved shirt. Formal and business attire always include long
sleeves and a tie.
Men's Accessory Tips
Your belt and shoe color should match.
Make sure your shoes are comfortable.
Keep your shoes in tip-top shape by polishing them regularly.
A shoe tree will help keep less-worn shoes keep their shape.
Only lace-up shoes are appropriate with a suit. Save the boots
Your socks should match your shoes.
Your tie should reach the top of your belt.
Wear a belt that fits. The prong should fit into one of the
middle holes, not the first or last one.
Do not wear a belt AND suspenders at the same time.
Apply cologne before getting dressed to avoid any direct stains.
Remember, good posture adds height and self-confidence.
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