Fashionable Necessities for Every Man’s Wardrobe
Whether in the office or on a casual weekend outing, how one is dressed goes a long way in how they are perceived. Choice of wardrobe affects not only how we look and feel, but also how others see us and what they think about us. Here are a few fashion guidelines to unravel concerns about your fashion sense as a man looking to make a difference, big or small.
Dress to Impress, but Comfortably
Long gone are the days where dressing to impress means having to wear a stiff, scratchy and uncomfortable dress shirt to pair with your suit. Today, there are dress shirts with an athletic fit that are not only made from comfortable performance fabrics that resist wrinkling and wick moisture, but are also very low maintenance. They can be machine washed at your convenience instead of dry cleaned for an extra bill. Nobody ever said that looking good had to be uncomfortable or a pain to upkeep.
Dress for Your Mood
What we are most comfortable in may change over time. Wearing something uncomfortable will not only come to the surface, but may affect your productivity, performance, and more. This can change with your mood as well. For example, Australian actor Firass Dirani, says that he is not comfortable in jeans, so he avoids wearing them. He goes on to say that he dresses for the mood he is in, and he is one of the most fashionable men on the scene today. We might all take a tip from him and keep comfortable clothing items that will match our mood in our closet. Hopefully you aren’t always only in the mood for basketball shorts and a t-shirt.
Glasses and Sunglasses
If you wear glasses, this is one area where you might want invest in a quality pair that accentuates the features of your face. They can be a fantastic way to express yourself. The thing about glasses is that even when you’re wearing a pair of jeans with a t-shirt, the right pair of glasses can make you look like you are fashion savvy. If you don’t happen to wear glasses, consider sunglasses as your accent piece. These are one of the ultimate accessories when it comes to fashion.
We all need belts on occasion. This is another accessory that can make or break your look. Wearing a belt that does not fit with the rest of your outfit can make you look as out of place as shorts in the boardroom. Just make sure that the belt you are wearing made of high quality leather and matches your shoes if that applies. Leather comes in several grades from high to low quality: full grain, top grain, genuine/suede, and composites. Invest in a quality full grain leather belt and it’ll last you longer than those other cheaper options.
Although running shoes or other athletic sneakers may be comfortable, it should only be used for the purpose it’s meant to serve. There are many comfortable shoes that can pass as both casual and professional. People can and do judge a man by the shoes he wears. People tend to see your footwear as a measure of your net worth or to assume your social status and career. It is worth it to spend a bit of money on dress shoes that are high quality. This is a type of classic footwear that will work for most occasions. A good pair of quality shoes made from leather could be one of the best style investments you can make, especially if they are comfortable and durable. They will last for years too, provided you give them a shine and maintain them on occasion.
Regardless of what you wear on the outside, much of the statement you make – fashion wise – has to do with attitude. Self-confidence is a driving force that tells the world who you are and what you stand for. When you are in sync with your sense of value and purpose, it sends a massive signal that can affect the attitude you project and even the clothes you’re wearing. No doubt about it, self-confidence is sexy. Hopefully these fashion tips will help you see that it’s not as hard as it seems to look great and feel comfortable at the same time.