The best thing about formal suits is that you will never look fat in them even though you wear the fitted ones.
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Download our Guide to eliminate "Bad Fit Disease" here. If you want to be flashy, a simpler but stylish look would be sporting a black striped dress shirt with a white blazer, a dark pair of jeans, a dressy belt, and your sharpest dress shoes.
You could also add a flashy watch or a simple accessory like an interesting necklace, but nothing more. Check out out our article on basics to refresh yourself on what are essential wardrobe items. Have fun with collared shirts , or take some inspiration from those who approach casual a bit differently.
Pay attention to your supporting pieces — Some sweaters are lean and others are big and chunky. The first rule of thumb is that your top and bottom halves need to match. Instead, wear it with something as casual as cargos or jeans, or dress it up with a Harris tweed blazer. Shop with a friend who will give you their honest opinion. Also, read about shopping on a budget. Never underestimate the power of details — The last thing on is usually the first thing noticed.
Even if you're skinny, you should avoid them. We're older, and older men just look silly wearing these things. After age fifty, anything emblazoned across your chest looks desperate — especially "funny" Threadless designs.
Bad for Bill Belichick, bad for all of us. Yes, I said it. I myself am losing my hair, and I keep it cut short. It's the only humane option. If you still have your hair, anything that ties in the back should not even be an option unless you own a yacht or produce pornos, in which case, go for it.
Even if you're a farmer. Blue Jeans and Running Shoes: This is my personal pet peeve. If you're going running, wear runners.
If you're going to work, wear grown-up shoes. Cool Hand Luke, Looking Cool. Style Essentials for the Older Man: Quality, Not Quantity It has been suggested — and I agree — that the most important thing about style for men past the age of fifty is quality and neatness. Walk like you have three men walking behind you. The War on Our Skin: How to Protect It A recent study, published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, highlighted the incredible assault that our skin experiences every minute of every day.
Hair for Older Men: Less Isn't Always Less As we age, our hair and skin do some interesting things, but don't assume that all of them are bad! Trim Those Nose Hairs, My Friend We can dress and accessorize correctly for our age and do everything else right, but if we don't pay close attention to necessary grooming details, then everything else will be done in vain.
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And do you really want that kind of clownish attention? Maybe when you are at a gala in your 20s for a record release, but if you are grown up, not so much. So, how do we inject red into the wardrobe?
How about a red tie on a navy suit, and a red not matching tie pattern or color precisely pocket square. Make it fit, quality fabrics, fine silk pocket square. That is a differentiator. My goal is to look my best, be comfortable, and project confidence. Build the base—jeans that go with everything, stylish shoes, and be able to look good is a well fitted classic T, but the author did encourage you to experiment with flair.
Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and modern leading men get by just fine without a wardrobe full of statement pieces and print Ts. The confidence and manliness comes from within, the clothes made them look stately…even casual ones. Robert really very useful and nice tips.. What about the hair style? What do you prefer about hair style in dressing styles that you had suggested.
Because it also matters alot while u deessed wel. Short on the sides and back a little longer on top and a side part. The look is always smart and mature. I also wanna ask about coats and leather jackets that which one suits better on the dressing style that you had suggested. This is by far the worst dressing sense blog..
WTF u mean by go for plain jeans.. GImme a break… Everything goes with a combination and occasion and Mr Author u failed to do that. This idea stems from the misconception that every item in your outfit has to stand out. Dark blue jeans are a lot more versatile than your bleached jeans, as you can dress them up and down as you see fit.
Dark blue jeans without bleaching or excessive distressing just look classier and more mature. Sorry buddy, but bleached jeans are for dummies.
You cannot be stylish in one of the most unstylish types of clothes. This author did not fail. You failed to take good advice. Enjoy your true religion and ed hardy. Robert, Im 39 and have always dressed in Tshirts and baggy jeans and sneakers. Hmm… Check out this article. Just take it one step at a time. I find it very difficult to find the right style and clothing that I like. I spend so much time looking for shoes and clothes and sometimes end up buying nothing.
Thanks for the article. I read this and some other article on other sites about dressing well for men. This advice is only for those working an office-type environment and common industries in order to be successful within those fields by complying with the unwritten codes and etiquette of those fields.
Selling art is a professional activity, but not making it. Yet I believe a lot of collectors just want to see an authentic artist, someone who is also different. When I go to an art opening, artists just wear creative or thrift store type things, not suits. Can you help me out and explain this contradiction? All these rules and theories of dress are overridden instantly by social proof, charisma, confidence, competence, and, or ability to converse and flirt well wether in business or dating.
Not to mention people want to experience something exotic and ladies are drawn to punk rock band members that hardly comb their hair, more than sharp looking professional men, unless they are strictly looking for committed long term husband type relationships. Definitely for dating apps where there are lots of hot high-value women, it would be hard to match with anyone unless one followed these rules.
Is the reasoning behind not wearing embellishments simply to separate yourself from the younger crowd? Great article — very useful notes on the jeans and tshirts. I had already started applying these ideas until I moved country. Consequently, my style has been reduced to shorts and a t-shirt, usually with sneakers. Yeah, dressing in hot weather can be a bit tricky. Check out my article on dressing for summer for more information.
Hi this is amar from pakistan I read your article and much of that i really liked too but i wanna ask you about hair style because dresses not only make a personality our hair style matters too. Well, you are brilliant. I loved the way you explained some misconceptions I see in my dressing. Or to try using leather shoes and fit jeans? Try going for sleek pairs though, almost full white or black and without all the bells and whistles on them. Converse, Stan Smiths or LaCoste.
I would definitely suggest you get used to more fitted jeans though. You will look a lot better! Hiii Robert , can you please tell me which type of combination I wear in my School Function…. Darnit — I really like my graphic tees. Great and informative article, nonetheless. Hi Robert, I was fed up with my casual jeans outfit.
I mostly wear slim suit to work which looks great but when it comes to casual then I am not good at all. I am in my late 20s and I want to look mature when I wear jeans not a teenager. I found your article very interesting and I took some notes as well for upcoming weekend shopping. I like straight dark blue jean. I still wear graphic tees, and I think I giving up those would be the toughest if I had to follow your advice.
Great article, I have started this a while ago with myself and I love it….. I will add that a great resource for outfit ideas is Pinterest. Seeing how the outfit looks on someone else and all put together gave me a better idea of what colors would look good together and what types of pieces to buy.
Yeah Pinterest can serve as an inspiration for good outfits, and it is a good way to find nice-looking color combinations. IMO, you should understand the basics of style — understand how to make clothes work for YOU, and then magazines and Pinterest and stuff like that can be a good source of inspiration: Because I have a hard time finding t-shirts that look good.
What about facial hair? Trimmed and cut to make your jaw line more prominent? I always have trouble getting a smart casual dress shirt, I either go to flashy or to loose… Any tips here? You can wear both formal and casual shirts in a smart casual outfit, depending on the outfit. As for tucking in shirts or not… It depends on the outfit as well. I am 22 years old…a college student I want some dressing tips sir So guide me plz.. Most of the tips apply to a year old as well.
I hope to be a designer smday but av been struggling on aw to make mature outfits……… But this has helped me a lot. Espacially I will give up wearing printed t-shirts. Thanks for the suggestions it will definitely change my dressing sense. These tips are dead accurate. Second I deal with the public as part of my job…..
I did not realize it until I read this article especially when you were speaking of the maturity level. Like I just needed someone to verbalize it for me. Funny how that works: Is there a different style shoe I could get? Desert boots, as the article suggests is a nice casual shoe. But you can also go for brogues, monk straps, chelsea boots, and plenty more options! One you missed is dress for the occasion, for example if you are going to events that may ruin your clothing e.
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