It’s fair to say, that in general, fashion is not something with which many men concern themselves. However, having said that, in recent years, men have become increasingly concerned about their appearance, and are slowly catching up with women in the style stakes. Nowadays, it is important for men to look their best; unfortunately, it is not always easy to know what looks good. Many men are unaware of the simple techniques that exist, which when implemented ensure that they always look great. Never fear, here we will discuss the basics of men’s fashions, once you understand these key requirements, you can move on to bigger and better things, but first things first!
When you purchase a pair of trouser, make sure that they hang on your waist. Do not wear your trousers too high or too low, about an inch below the belly button is generally the ideal height.
If you want to wear a turn-up, make sure that they are no larger than 1.5 inches and no shorter than 1 inch. Ideally, you should only wear a turn-up when they are in fashion, otherwise they tend to project a conservative air, – they are associated with an older generation, and so are not appropriate for modern men.
The correct length for a pair of trousers is that they skim the floor when you are not wearing shoes, the only exception to the rule is jeans, but only because they tend to shrink when washed.
Make sure that you do not wear shirts oversized in the sleeve; they should just reach the wrist when you extend your arms to full length, when under a suit sleeves should show by no more than 0.5inches.
When wearing a tie, make sure that you fasten all buttons, without a tie, unbutton no more than the top two buttons – anymore and you risk looking like a 1970’s actor. Incidentally, shirts that have buttons on the collar are informal, and so you should never wear them with a suit.
Shoes are very important, clearly, because they protect your feet, but moreover because they complete an outfit. Without the right pair of shoes, even the most fashionable of outfits can fall way short of the mark.
Keep abreast of mens fashion, and buy shoes that are current and in trend. If you are unsure, ask a friend, or simply look at other people’s shoes.
Never skimp on quality, a decent pair of shoes stands out a mile, but conversely, so do cheap shoes – and not for the right reasons!
You should have at least three pairs of shoes in your wardrobe. Brogues are fantastic as they go with many outfits, both formal and informal, a pair of boots is also essential.
By way of colour, until you are more comfortable in your style, stick to classics like black, or brown, do not experiment at this stage.
Most importantly, shoes must be the same colour or darker than your trousers – a big fashion no-no is to wear shoes in a lighter shade.