Men’s Style Do’s and Don’ts

men styling tips

Admit it or not, the styling makes a great impact on your daily lifestyle. It  affects how people approach you or at the very least what they should expect from you. The right kind of style can be apivotal move for your career or any serious future prospect. Although it is a common concept of society that fashion and styling fall under women’s area of interest, it couldn’t be more far off from the truth.

The fashion industry has always put men’s fashion and trends right next to the women’s, and over the ages, all the loved personalities were known for their iconic and unique styles, their methods have become the inspiration for others.

The right kind of styling for any man can be the core understanding of how each part of clothing can shift overall appearance, each detail is crucial, it generates the essential outcome, as it can change you from looking distinct to tedious in a second, so never underestimate the power of different styling. We are starting with some of the dos and don’ts of styling elements that can redeem your sense of fashion.

DO’s TO GO BY

Two-Button Suit

Being a well dressed man requires having at least one perfectly tailored suit. There are suits available with more and fewer buttons. If you decide to stick with the two buttons suit, you don’t have to worry about it going out of fashion anytime soon, it’s practical and always in style.

Bow Ties

bow tie

Bow ties are official the coolest part of your wardrobe; they are conversation starters; if you are wearing a bow tie, people would want to talk to you. So gentlemen, if bow ties were not your thing, it’s about you give them a shot, and you won’t regret it.

It can be very hard to decide on a righttie, but here is an easy solution for you, always match you tie with your lapel. If you have got big lapel don’t go for a thicker tie, and if you have a skinny lapel pick a thinner tie, make it coordinate, it’s all about making a balance.

Khaki Pants

This is for all the semi formals out there, please understand, not all khaki pants are equals. They come in different cuts and different fits, always make sure to find the one that fits you the best before making the purchase.

Tie Knots

men's style

Tie knots can become a serious pain sometimes, but here is an easy tip, match your tie knot to your collar’s size; big collar big knot, and if you have a small pointed collar, make a small tie knot.

Size Down

The tip will really help you out if you are about to suit shop.Whenever looking for a suit ask the sale associate if they can help you measure out.For example, if you are a size 44, ask for size 42, in most cases, it will land you a better fitting jacket that will compliment your silhouette.If you think it’s too tight for you or is not comfortable with it, you can always ask for the size back.

Argyle Socks

While zany socks are cool and playful, they just don’t go well with the power player look, and you will end up looking like that you are trying too hard. For more professional look invest in at least couple of argyle socks.

Match your belt with your shoes

belt and shoes

Make it a rule to go by your whole life; your belt should always match your shoes in both colour and texture; it gives you finished and well off look.

Fitted does not mean tight

Make it your fashion mantra, I am not saying here to wear the shirt that has its buttons about to pop out, but getting you shirt tailored can make a huge different, tailor is only going to cut out the extra fabric and make it right for you, a nicely fitted shirt will contour your figure.

When you unbutton the Jacket

Make sure to unbutton your jacket whenever you are about to sit down, call it what you will, basic ethics or fashion statement, not only you will be more comfortable, but people will know about you understand basic know-hows of the fashion.

Invest in Shoes

shoes

Your shoes will make or break your personality, your outfit is never complete without a right kind of shoes, invest in at least two pairs of shoes, one for casual use, and one a good formal; go for fancy oxfords if you must.

Brown Shoes

Talking about shoes, your brown shoes will always look so much better with navy blue attire.

Hair Products

There are tons of categories of hair products and in those categories, there is tons of variation, not everything is going to work out for you, it is very important to understand you own hair type and buy the product accordingly, right product can give your hair a cohesive style and a great texture.

White dress Shirt

Invest in at least one white dress shirt that is specifically tailored out for you, it is one of most basic fashion staples that will never go on wasted.

Accessories

Accessories

If you are planning to accessorise, don’t overdo it. Always choose quality over quantity!

If you don’t know which accessories to choose, invest in a nice watch, leather bag pack and good pair of headphones.

No more than one ring per hand, please, multiple rings on a single hand will make you look extremely far fetch. Remember, flashy is hardly ever classy, keep it simple and concise.

 

DON’Ts THAT YOU MUST BE AVOIDED AT ALL COST

Dry Cleaning your Suit

Do not take your suit for dry cleaning every time you wear it, just send it for dry clean if it really needs to be cleaned out, for instance, if you something spill on it or it is seriously stinking, otherwise your suit is good to go.

Speaking of Dry Cleaning

Never dry clean your suit jacket and pants separately they will become different colours, during the process of dry cleaning, it is common for fabric to tear down and shed the colour and become faded.

Tie and the Pocket Square

Never wear together a tie and a pocket square in the same outfit, I know sometimes they come as a set, but you want to coordinate an outfit and not be all matchy-matchy.

Jacket Pockets

Avoid using the outside pocket of your jacket, with stuff like your keys and phone the pocket will become bulky and throw off the clean-cut line of the suit.

Dress Shirts

Do no wear your dress shirts untucked. Dress shirt are too long for them to be casually untucked. Dress shirts are specially designed to be tucked in, so keep it that way.

Sunglasses

sunglasses

Sunglasses can make you look more stylish, but never where then unless there is a bigger reason for that (SUNLIGHT).

Your shades are meant to be taken out the minute you enter the building, does not matter what kind of building you are in, your sunglasses are meant to be put away unless going as a poseur.

Baggy Pants

Avoid them ferociously, unless you are at home, those big baggy pants makes you look short.

Shirt Collar over the Suit Jacket

For the love of God don’t ever do that, you are shirt collars are meant to be tucked in under your suit jacket, you don’t want to look like 80s gangster for your next important meeting.

Don’t be a Billboard

Avoid the shirts with the big bold logo on them; you don’t want to end up looking like a walking talking advertisement.

Embellished Jeans

You need to throw the jeans right away that have a bling in the pockets or anywhere else, they are simply tacky.

Don’t be a Brand Snob

Just because you are spending tons of money on something with a particular brand name does not mean it is going to end up looking good on you. Lots of things that a specific brand has to offer doesn’t end up complimenting your figure or your overall appearance, if something is expensive does not mean it will also be stylish.

You don’t have to spend tons of money to be to have style; it is all about making better choices and being creative. The style is about understanding your personal preferences and making it work for you, make a truce with the fact that everything out there might not work out for  you but never fear to experiment every once in a while because you never know what you might end up discovering.

About the author Zyana Hault

Zyana Hault is a blogger by profession. She loves to write blogs on superhero movies, news, geeks and nerds. She’s a lead blogger at warriorjackets where she blogs about comic cons and superhero costume guides as well as gives tips about men's style .