Men’s Style and Dress
I love these kinds of post because it was always something that I had a problem with.
Men’s fashion by Ray DevansÂ
Sometimes in life you just need to get back to basics.
Like let’s say a team in the NBA has been doing poorly, the coach
might dream up some fancy new plays with special names. But this
seldom works, reinventing the wheel is always easier said than done.
Instead, what often works is getting the team back to work on just
the basics of hard work and doing defense and passing drills, etc.
Now usually what we write about in these newsletters is
comparatively advanced. So today let’s get back to talking about
some of the basics, namely dressing and hygiene.
First let’s refresh on hygiene as this can kill your chances if you
aren’t keeping on top of it. Let’s start with your face because
this is where most attention will be focused in conversation.
The most important thing is to have good breath at all times. This
of course means regular brushing and flossing of your teeth, but
you should also never leave the house without some breath strips
that are compact and easy to use when needed.
Next, make sure you have taken care of stray hairs, mainly nose
hair and ear hair. You can buy little pen-sized trimmers for $10
that will make this job really easy.
Finally, skin and hair should be washed clean (no dandruff), and
even though it seems a bit feminine you should know that using a
skin cream will make you look just that much better.
Body odor is another huge killer, so use a deodorant always and
shower daily. Same note goes for foot odor, so consider using some
foot powder if your feet sweat a lot. A light touch of cologne is
good but too much is worse than none at all, so go easy. My trick
is to use a small bottle with a roll on applicator that I fill with
cologne so that I can apply just a small touch here and there.
There are more tips but the above are some of the most important.
You learn more in a video form on our “The Art of the Pickup” DVDs.
Now, as for dressing, this is an area subject to a lot more
interpretation and depends on where you live, but there are still
The single thing I always try to remember is to “try to stand out
in a stylish, handsome way”.
The emphasis here is on “stand out” because even if your clothes
cost $1000 but you look like everyone else in the room, you won’t
catch the interest of women. So you want to dress for your
environment in a way that you stand out from other guys with a
The catch though is that you have to still dress in a “handsome
way”. That is to say that dressing randomly will of course make
you stand out, but in a bad way. This is beyond the scope of this
newsletter, but my suggestion is that reading magazines like GQ and
books like “Style and the Man” can help you in this regard for more
If you can’t visualize what this all means, a general primer can be
found on our “The Art of the Pickup” DVDs. Another suggestion is
that you ask a woman who you find attractive to give you honest
feedback on your dressing, or even better have her go shopping with
All this being said, some quick things I consider fairly universal
-Make sure your clothes fit well, not too big or too small
-Leather shoes are better than tennis shoes
-No cheap watches with rubber or Velcro wristbands, get metal
-Vertical stripes are bad if you are tall and skinny, horizontal
are bad if you are overweight
-Belts match your shoes, socks match your pants, no white socks
with leather shoes
There is a whole lot more to know, but only you can be the judge if
you need to get back to basics and improve the way you dress. If
you do, start with the tips I mentioned and get that area of your
Helping you dress for success,
About MikeStoute Michael Stoute here, and at your service. I am a writer/editor/lover and a fighter. My words are weapons of wisdom so watch out, you may learn something...or better yet, maybe you can teach me something! Have a question? Please try to leave it in the comments, it will get a faster response than an email. Otherwise, Email Me