For a long time, dressing well and general personal grooming has been viewed as a female domain. Society has always had low expectations when it came to men. Masculinity was expected to be rough and unrefined, but that is no longer the case anymore. The modern man is making an effort to dress well and smell good at all times. There is even a whole industry growing up around this new phenomenon. Now every fashion designer, skincare supplier, and hair care manufacturer is creating products targeting men.
In view of this, here are some grooming and dressing tips that every man looking to revamp their look should know.
Invest in a Wrist Watch
A timepiece is a statement of intent. In a world where smartphones are always in our faces displaying all the information we need from the time to the temperature and all, it is easy to ignore watches. But you should not. A wristwatch is a fashion accessory; it completes your look as a man. If you want to be taken seriously, then you should invest in a good wristwatch. They do not come cheap, though, so you should be ready to splash a significant amount of money.
Invest in Suits
The mistake most men make is wearing the same type of suit for every occasion in their life. Every occasion has its own suit. You cannot rock an office suit to a dinner date or a dinner suit for a wedding. Upgrade your suit collection with at least seven different types of suits. Fortunately for many, they do not cost a lot, and at the same time, you can switch the lookup by wearing a broken suit. However, that will depend on how well you combine the colors.
Men have always shied away from bright colors, choosing instead to go with earth colors like brown, navy blue, and other dark-themed attires. This has been working well for them, but bright colors are also a new frontier that every man should try discovering. The trick lies in the ability to combine colors that marry well. For example, an earth tone like brown can go very well with a bit of some yellow. Be bold enough to even try some pink; it does not have to be too pronounced, but subtly spread out.
Invest in Shoes
The first thing people notice when you walk into any room are the shoes on your feet. Shoes make a man, and if you fumble that part, then the rest of your outfit comes undone. There are countless types of shoes for men in the market, and each of them has a particular gear that goes well with it. Shoes for men are not cheap, and your wallet will have to take a significant dent if you are to take this advice seriously, fortunately for you, they last much longer than any other thing in your wardrobe. It is an investment that will last you a couple of years.
Get Yourself Eyeglasses
You do not need to have eye problems to use glasses. You can get neutral eyeglasses for the sole purpose of complementing your general look. Glasses used to be associated with nerds, but now they can be worn as by anyone looking for that sharp and refined look. You can never go wrong when you combine a pair of glasses with a casual attire mixed up with formal wear here and there. When getting glasses, account for the shape of your face and your hairstyle. You can always consult your stylist for this.
Go for Fitting Clothes
There is nothing attractive about a man wearing clothes that are hanging off his body like window drapes. Whether it is that office suit, that dinner suit, or your casual wear, go for clothes that fit you perfectly. A slim fit suit will always turn heads, and if you have that athletic body to boot, let’s just say you will be collecting a lot of smiles and head nods on the way. Getting a slim fit suit is not that hard; you can have your measurements taken by a tailor and have it made to your exact size.
Ignore Fashion Trends
Fashion trends change overnight, and keeping up can be a tad too hard for many people. Never let trends influence how you dress. Dressing up is all about how comfortable you feel inside a set of clothes. Getting the right fit and colors that go well with your body and general style can take a while, but once you nail that, do not change it too often. People tend to associate you with a certain style, and if you keep changing on a whim, you may lose your core identity and personality that makes you to be you.
Cut Down on Branded Attires
We get it, you are a big fan of Adidas and Gucci, but that does not mean you have to walk around everyday wearing clothes sporting their logos from head to toe. It is not wrong to sport branded clothes but keep it on the minimum. If you are looking to be a refined gentleman, then branded t-shirts, caps, jackets, and pants should not feature too prominently in your wardrobe. Save such for your casual wear as you laze around your house or when you want to go for a jog.
Fashion has transcended gender. It is no longer a reserve of the ladies, and fashion brands around the world are taking notice. The competition to conquer this new niche is fierce, and the one advantage that can be milked from this is the availability of quality products at lower prices. If you can afford it, do your best to always look good.