Hey guys: dressing doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s the rare man that wants to spend hours getting ready for a day at work or a night out on the town. This summer’s fun fashion trends make dressing easy and quick. Look for great colours, comfortable fabrics and great accessories to kick off your summer in style. Here are fun fashion trends for this season, guaranteed to make you look fashionable with barely an effort: Read the rest of this entry »
Men have always been taught to be conservative when it comes to adding accessories to their outfits. The rule of thumb was to embrace simplicity and avoid drawing undue attention to yourself. Well, that kind of thinking is now outdated. Men can get bold without any fear when it comes to their personal style. If you’ve been thinking of a way to reinvent your look without getting a whole new wardrobe, it’s time to learn the fine art of accessorizing. The motto of the day is go big or go home. Read the rest of this entry »
It wasn’t all that long ago that accessories for men consisted of just a watch, and maybe a necklace. Things have changed big time. If you want to look good when you go out or make an impression on the job, the right accessories are crucial. Most men aren’t necessarily naturals when it comes to picking the right accessories for their outfits. If you want to add those little extras, but aren’t quite sure how to start, here are a few tips to get you started. Read the rest of this entry »
Choosing the right clothes impacts how the world sees you. For men, how well you wear a suit is one of most lasting impressions that can be made. It’s inevitable that an occasion will come when you will have to wear a suit. When that time comes you want to be seen in a suit that fits right and makes the right impression. You won’t get a second chance to show the world how good you can look in a suit, so making the right decisions when purchasing a suit is crucial.
A Good Fit
An ill-fitting suit will make you look messy and uncomfortable which is not the image that you want to convey. You may think it’s expensive, but having a custom-tailored suit that fits your body is well worth the money and effort. Buying directly off the rack to save a few bucks is the wrong move to make. Fork up the extra cash to have your suit fitted to your frame. The way a suit fits is a huge consideration that should never be overlooked.
The Right Style
Your next consideration will be on style. You don’t want to show up for an important business meeting wearing a 1970s leisure suit. Maybe you won’t make that big of a mistake but choosing a style that does not go with your look or the occasion can be just as bad as if you did. Be careful because you may be overwhelmed by the different number of styles and cuts there are to consider when purchasing a suit. Find the style that looks best on you, but be sure to get a second opinion; you won’t always notice the little things about a particular cut that someone else will be sure to spot.
Finally, it is important that you choose the right fabric. A 100% wool suit is recommended over other fabrics because it is more attractive and comfortable. A suit that looks great, but is uncomfortable will be more trouble than it is worth. As you are considering fabric choices, factor in colours and choose the combination that is most flattering to you and your style.
You are going to wear your suit more than once, so look at it as a type of investment. Be sure to take all of these factors into consideration and remember to choose a suit that fits well, is stylish and is made from quality, comfortable fabrics. If you follow these general guidelines you will definitely be “dressed for success.”
Too many men choose suits while not really knowing what they are looking. If this is the case, the whole effect turns out to be the very opposite of what they seek. Instead of enhancing their image and making themselves look good, the suit ends up standing out like a sore thumb with disastrous consequences.
Many men make mistakes when selecting a suit because they forget that it is important to choose one that matches their personality. Always remember that what looks good on someone else might not necessarily work for you.
Purchasing men’s suits for general purposes is another problem. It’s much better to select each suit for a specific purpose or event. Is it for a wedding? Or is it for business reasons? Always keep in mind the exact occasion where you will be wearing the suit.
Another question most men fail to consider while fitting a suit is how often they will be wearing it. Answering this question makes it easier on settling on the right type of fabric. If the suit is going to be worn regularly, the quality of the fabric needs to be comfortable and durable. This fabric tends to be very different from that of a wedding suit.
Finally, another important question you will need to ask yourself is how well the colour of your suit goes with the colour of your skin. An extremely pale person can choose a suit colour that will easily make them look like a ghost rather than enhance their looks. The best way to get the colour right is to hold the fabric next to your skin. These days we have software that makes the selection process for colour even easier. Use these tips and make your next suit a real head turner for the right reasons.
There are basically four types of men’s shoes; the dress shoe, casual shoe, work boots and athletic shoe.
The most common and popular casual shoes are slip-ons. As their name suggests, these are the kinds of shoes that your feet simply slide right into. Generally, slips-ons are very comfortable and have athletic features, bright colours and very breathable fabrics. Slip-ons include shoes like clogs, leather shoes and sporty shoes.
Work boots for men have to be comfortable because the last thing you want is to wear uncomfortable boots while doing some strenuous work. Consider hiking boots. These kinds of shoes used to be bulky and heavy, but you will be amazed at how light and comfortable they are these days. There are even some boots that are very well insulated to keep your feet dry and warm. The general rule with boots is to choose ones with a good thread and thick soles.
Athletic shoes can be quite confusing because of the wide array of different types that are coming out all the time. To simplify everything it may be useful to categorize them under two main categories. These are running shoes and walking shoes. You will of course need to decide what particular purpose you require the athletic shoes or sneakers for. Popular athletic shoes brands include Nike, Balance and Reebok.
Men seem to run into endless problems finding the right shoes for the right occasion. To get the right shoes for a man’s wardrobe, one first needs to understand the different categories of men’s shoes. These are dress shoes, casual shoes, work boots and athletic shoes.
In this article we will deal men’s dress shoes only.
The truth is a man can easily get away with owning only a small collection of shoes. The trick is to choose simple, basic colours to go with the various shirts and pants that a man has in his wardrobe.
Always go for black or dark grey shoes for suits that are black, blue or grey. For earthy colours, brown or tan shoes will work best.
For special and very dressy occasions try and wear dress shoes that are shiny with a thin heel and are black in colour. Here Oxfords would be an excellent choice. Another type of dress shoe that you might want to consider are the very popular loafers. The huge advantage with loafers is that you can wear them with virtually anything. One pair of black loafers and another of brown will cover your entire wardrobe. Loafers can be worn with business suits, sports jackets, sweaters…just about anything.