If you’re into serious Style, then you probably know the basic commandments. You know, ironing your shirt, wearing clothes that fit, and the like. But if you want to master menswear, you have to know a lot more than just that. Only when you know the rules will you be able to break them and come up with your own fashion statements.
If you’ve ever wondered what Stylish men have got up their sleeves, then today’s your lucky day. Here are the seven secrets every stylish man must know…
You don’t need multiple layers
Men are fond of layering these days. They’ll wear a denim jacket over a shirt and then put on a coat and scarf. Don’t do that. Multiple layers are unnecessary. A lightweight merino sweater topped with your best coat should be enough.
Find a good tailor
Your tailor can often be your best friend as far as well-fitted clothing is concerned. Whether you get whole outfits tailored or have quick alterations done on readymade clothing, a good tailor can make you look sharp no matter what you’re wearing. Men who like to look dapper, need to know the secret, go the bespoke way.
Invest in quality shoes
A good outfit can be ruined by bad quality shoes. No matter how stylishly you dress, if your shoes are cheap and scruffy, you instantly ruin your look. Invest in one or two pairs of high quality leather shoes, whether it’s an Oxford or a Derby or a pair of suede boots. You don’t need tons of shoes, just the right ones. Fashion changes, but you can always tell a man from his shoes. Same concept goes when you’re planning to dress casual and street ready, make sure to shop the right plimsoll sneakers to complete the look.
Wear things that suit you
Looking trendy and looking stylish aren’t the same thing. While trends come and go, style is eternal. Instead of getting lured by the latest trends, wear things that suit your body type. If a certain trend doesn’t flatter you, look for something closer to your personal style. When you wear something that suits you, you not only look better but also feel confident.
Choose hair (and beard) style carefully
Just because everyone’s growing a beard, doesn’t mean you should too. Just because everyone’s getting fancy haircuts, doesn’t mean you have to as well. Just like with choosing out clothing fits, your hair and beard styles should also be suited to your facial shape and features. Don’t go for something blindly just because everyone else is doing it.
Experiment with socks
When your outfit is simple and basic, an interesting way to spice it up is by wearing fancy socks. Whether you choose unusual colours, interesting patterns, or something else, a pair of socks can go a long way in jazzing up your outfit.
Have a wardrobe review
Before you go out to buy new clothes, have a wardrobe review. There are pieces you might need to throw out, and those that you need to add. Make sure you add some anchor pieces to your wardrobe—denims, a certain silhouette, a certain kind of shirts or necklines… It saves you time and also helps you build a solid foundation.