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There are enough rules in life as it is. Some, however, are there to help. Like the rules that govern how to dress well. So, when it comes to dressing, they always have to be taken at face value.
But good advice is never to be sniffed at, and, as menswear becomes ever more rich and varied, looking more experimental and abundant, ever more trend-aware, in moments of confusion and self-doubt, it can help to have a valuable fall-back position that cuts through the clutter. There are certainly many other rules out there than Profesional presented here. Some of these you may have already discovered for yourself. That, after all, is part of the pleasure of clothing, which no rule should hamper: trying new kit out, seeing if it suits you, seeing how it makes you feel.
But, these rules have stood the test of time and, when used in conjunction, act as a failsafe guide on how to dress well today. The key to man suit looking good is fit. Classic is best and and useful — dark, two-button, single-breasted, moderate in details. A suit is a uniform.
The idea is to think of this suit as a canvas to build more ideas of individuality around. Watches are personal, it marks your passage through time.
But you also have to be practical. Yet, a watch still has to fit you.
Why miss out on that? Establish a simple, but no less solid, grooming regime, brush your hair and cut your nails.
After all, the devil resides in the details. And, two, heavily-branded underwear lacks sophistication.
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The style that has best stood the test of time, of course, is the cotton boxer short, likely because as is the case with linen they take repeated washing, breathe well and are comfortable against your skin. Anything fussy may look good now but will look strange very quickly.
Opt for classic styles such as brogues, loafersor a plain, dark, five-eyelet Derby on a round-toe last. Nobody has feet shaped like that. Accessories like ties and pocket squares bring individuality to classic clothing, but be careful how you use them. There are caveats to that, of course: there are no prizes for dressing like a rodeo clown unless indeed you are one. Genuine style icons are those who go their own way with a self-confidence that comes from their clothes being a second skin, not a costume.
The worst style is one which is out of place. Is this a kind of conformity?
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And about feeling comfortable in yourself. When in doubt, overdress. Invest time into finding the right spectacles for you. The temptation may be to wear a classic style, but modern technical fabrics in darker shades and easy cuts are making coats what they should be — lightweight and breathable but also properly protective.
So, while it feels like an extravagance, owning a dinner suit that fits you rather than hiring one makes more sense after years of use. Own as classic a dinner suit as possible: in midnight blue, single-breasted, with satin lapels and trousers seams.
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And it goes without saying you should learn how to tie a bow-tie yourself. Strike a middle line, he recommends: avoid bold styles unless you think you can carry it off, and, for a collar that works with or without a tie, and that always sits properly under a jacket, opt for a semi-cutaway.
Know when to adhere to dress codes such as black tie and know when to break them. Some are there for a good reason, typically because the occasion demands it or some higher authority — your boss, perhaps — expects it. That, after all, is how style advances, little by little. Men's Style. By Josh Sims. Wear A Suit Well The key to a suit looking good is fit.
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Keep Accessorising To A Minimum Accessories like ties and pocket squares bring individuality to classic clothing, but be careful how you use them. Choose Versatile Outerwear The temptation may be to wear a classic style, but modern technical fabrics in darker shades and easy cuts are making coats what they should be — lightweight and breathable but also properly protective.
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