I pick my clothes as appropriate to the season, to the area in which I live, and to the temperature that day. You might be thinking that this is a lot of trouble to look good. You might assume as well that I have a big wardrobe. Actually, that isn’t really necessary at all. All you need is to mix and match a few key items four times a year. Then you add a few vacation clothes to cover all your bases and work clothes for those days when you need to protect your being from shop tools like a sander or drill press. I am an amateur do-it-yourselfer so you will find me in my makeshift garage shop next to my work bench. Before using my drill press, I don the right overalls made of denim. They are sturdy and durable and won’t need to be washed too often. I believe in living a practical life.
I need to be able to move easily when using my woodworking tools. I do odd jobs around the house and I might have to climb a ladder. Hence, my pants can’t be too tight. A stretchy cotton tee goes under the overalls as it allows for maximum arm movement. You can get such a garment at any sporting goods store. As for the overalls, there are many types so go on line if you don’t know where to get a good selection.
So, this kinda rounds out my inventory of clothing. I don’t need to go into bathing suits, ski parkas, puffer jackets for winter, or a raincoat all year round. We all have a plethora of such odds and ends. The question for most of us is where to put all this stuff. If you don’t have an attic or basement for coat storage, you are out of luck. Maybe I need to make a closet with my electric saw, sander, and drill press. I can whip it up in a weekend. It must be air tight and contain a sturdy wooden rod. I like to have everything handy and renting a storage locker is not the answer. Imagine a rainy day and you have your best business suit on. It is the kind of wretched day where just an umbrella won’t do. You can’t run to the storage locker and get soaked on the way from the car to the entrance. Having everything at your fingertips, however, takes some organization and advanced planning.
I focused above on work clothes as most people don’t consider the need for them. They find out too late when their casual clothes get ruined. I would like to end on an odd note. I recently bought a tuxedo for a formal wedding. This is something new for me and yet it goes into the closet with off season items. I am slowly but surely running out of space. It is time for a garage sale or charitable donation!
Dressing fashionably doesn’t mean that you need to dress in a suit and tie every day unless it’s called for. It is more a matter of identifying the best possible clothing choices for any given social situation that you’re in. You can look great in a well fitting pair of jeans, matching sneakers and a polo. There are quite a few choices when it comes to casual, casual dressy and formal wear. The key is making choices that are not only appropriate for the occasion, but also wearing the clothes that will look the best on you.
If you’re required to wear a suit and tie for your job, here are a few tips. Buy suits that are well fitting and comfortable to wear. The bottom cuff of the trousers should just reach the top of your shoes, the pants should fit snugly but not tight and the cuff on the sleeves should reach just past your wrists. Avoid jackets that are too loose or too tight in the chest area and keep them well pressed. A matching or contrasting button up shirt with a variety of compatible ties, matching socks and shoes and you’re in the game. There are quite a few casual suit styles available and you don’t have to break the bank to have a nice suit.
Many businesses are moving towards a more laid back dress code and will allow the use of dockers or more casual slacks. Not all companies require button down shirts, but they are a nice touch. You can look great by taking the time to choose the best fitting clothing in styles that complement your personality and are somewhat stylish. They don’t need to be trendy unless that is your preference.
Learn to embrace the change that you’ll experience in the way people treat you. Whether we like it or not, people judge one another by first impressions and your clothing is usually the first aspect that gets noticed. People tend to be more personable with an individual that is well dressed versus one that is dressed poorly. A nice jacket can turn an ordinary jacket into a more fashionable outfit even if the jacket is casual.
Limit the use of T shirts and sweat pants
Any type of clothing that gives you a sloppy appearance can detract from your attractiveness and eye appeal to others. You don’t want to give the impression that you don’t care about your appearance because if you don’t care about that, people will naturally assume that you don’t really care about much.
Final thoughts on fashion for guys
It doesn’t take a lot to spruce up your wardrobe. Buying a few very nice pieces here and there can help you to build an assortment of choices, particularly when the articles are mix and match with regard to style and colors. Accessories such as stylish shoes, belts and watches can also help to sharpen your look. You don’t have to get fancy to be fashionable, but you’ll find that attention to the details we’ve covered here can make a big difference that can bring great rewards.