Men, 10 Style Rules You Should Follow To Dress Well And Look Good
We have heard the popular proverb that says the way you dress is the way you are addressed. What this is technically saying is that in this age, image is everything! We live in a world where people will judge you by your appearance more than any other thing.
A lot of men feel fashion and dressing well should be left for the women but they are far from the truth. Men need to master the rules of dressing and looking good as well.
These ‘rules’ have been rooted in history for centuries and they have worked for men for many generations, so they are assumed to work well today too.
Below are 10 basic rules men should follow to dress well always
Go for quality over quantity
This is number one rule every man should follow when shopping for clothes. Men don’t need much clothes in their wardrobe but they need quality ones. Make sure you go for quality even if you buy one outfit that costs the price for two. The secret here is that higher quality clothes not only look better on you, they also last longer.
Always choose the right fit
This is the most important rule and should be followed everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re dressed casually or corporately, your clothes need to fit your body shape, from your neck to your ankles.
Add a blazer to your wardrobe
Every guy should own at least one blazer. Even if you are not the suit type, it’s important you have a blazer in your wardrobe because occasion that will demand you appear corporate will definitely come up one day. There’s nothing that completes almost every look quite like a well-fitted blazer. You can pair it with denim for a more relaxed look or with chinos to make it a smart casual look.
Upgrade your athleisure/ sportswear outfits.
One of the things that will elevate your fashion looks is to have one or two sportswear in your wardrobe. Invest in good quality joggers, hoodies, sports T-shirts and the latest sneakers. They are both fashionable and functional.
Invest in a quality shoe lineup
Have you noticed that 80% of people that meet you for the first time look at your shoes? A lot of women size up a guy by the quality of the shoe he is wearing; the same goes for business deals. So a man must invest in having quality show line up for every outfit he wears. Make sure they are clean and of good quality.
Invest in a good watch
Step up the quality with your accessories like belts and watches. Watch is like a piece of art and it tells a lot about a man. Don’t go for cheap ones, rather invest in a quality watch and belt that will elevate your personality rather than bring you down.
Learn how to match your shoes and belts
It is very important for every man to know how to match your shoes to your belt. This is vital for those formal occasions that come up from time to time, like big business meetings, weddings and date nights.
Correct way to button your suit jacket
It is very important that every man understands this rule on how to button a suit correctly. For a suit jacket that has just one button, always keep that button fastened. For a two-buttoned suit jacket, keep the top button fastened while leaving the bottom one unbuttoned, this is so important. For a three-buttoned suit jacket, it is optional to fasten the top button while the middle one should always be buttoned, while you keep the last button loose. These buttoning rules above should be followed when you are standing but when you are sitting down, unbutton your suit jacket to prevent creasing and for your comfort as well.
Know your right bow tie width
Have you noticed that some men look silly when they wear a bow tie? That is because they don’t wear the correct width that fits their face structure.
The dressing up rule says the width of a bow tie should be parallel to the width between the two outer corners of your eyes. This is because a smaller bow tie will make your face look enlarged while a bigger bow tie will make it look smaller; so you must look in the mirror each time you are buying a bow tie to get the correct fit for your face.
Invest in quality underwear
Even though you might be the only one that sees them, investing in nice socks and quality underwear will boost your confidence and make you feel good as well.