There is a great deal of raw simplicity that comes with being a man, and we enjoy that simplicity. However, being a man also brings some major complications. Fashion, menswear, in particular, is one area where many struggle. What should be quite simple seems unfathomably complex. Here’s a little guide to help make decisions on menswear easier, don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
Introduction to Menswear
Although we menfolk experience some difficulty when it comes to deciding what kind of clothes to wear, women don’t do much better. We’ve all had that time when we tell her that her outfit looks great and she continues to change anyway over and over again until we’re late for dinner.
One problem is that men are afraid to make major fashion decisions for fear of being perceived as less masculine. The truth is that there’s nothing wrong with being a man that cares about the way he looks, in fact, women tend to appreciate it.
Likewise, your choices in menswear can actually be used to express your masculinity rather than dilute it. For example, you can’t go wrong with jeans and a T-shirt. If it’s feeling a little chilly, throw a tasteful plaid over shirt with it and you’re good to go.
However, if you’re serious about quality menswear, you can’t wear just any old clothes. Let’s take our example and dress it up a little. The jeans should be Levi, Lucky, or Silver, the T-shirt should be nothing less than Calvin Klein, and the plaid over shirt should be from Buckle or Nordstrom.
These days, business casual has gotten a lot more, well, casual. In the past, wearing jeans and a dress shirt with a blazer to work would have been unconscionable, but times have changed. In fact, that look pretty much sums up business casual in general. There are of course some other major variations. For instance, a cardigan with jeans or slacks and loafers works just as well. More recently brightly colored plaid button-down shirts have been rising quickly in popularity. ,
Puttin on the Ritz
For those of you who really want to put on a show, go for the gold and throw on a 3-piece suit. The fact that fewer people have been sporting a 3-piece suit lately is exactly why you should wear one, it makes a statement, a big one. The magic of the 3-piece suit can work wonders. You’ll automatically be perceived as more important just by wearing one.
When picking out a combination, don’t panic, just keep it simple. While 3-piece suits are ostentation personified, there is also an elegant simplicity to them. Always keep the colors consistent between the jacket, vest, and pants. Being consistent in color will also be more slimming on you. The best color combinations are black, gray, and tan.
Don’t Be Afraid, Be Excited
Don’t let panic get the better of you, with the advice we’ve given you, you’ll be able to pick some great outfits for any occasion and look spectacular.
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