8 men’s fashion tips from around the internet
1. Don’t button the bottom button on your suit
Even Leonardo DiCaprio has violated this maxim of men’s fashion, according to GQ. The bottom button, if buttoned, distorts the way the fabric is supposed to lay along your body.
2. Make sure your clothes fit
Many guys think their clothes fit, but they’re actually too large, according to Kinowear. “Make sure everything you wear is almost hugging the shape of your body — without being tight.”
3. Stop wearing t-shirts under your dress or sport shirts
This trend is an obsolete fashion phenomenon from the 1950’s, according to Men’s Journal. If you’re worried about perspiration, try going with v-necks.
4. Match your accessories
Such as your belt to your shoes, according to Lifehack. It’s a subtle detail that makes you look more put together.
5. Pay attention to the fabric
Buy clothes that are made of 100 percent fabrics, such as 100 percent cotton or wool, according to BuzzFeed. These items are a little more expensive than clothing made of knockoff fabrics, but they’ll last longer; over the long term, it’s cheaper to fork up a little more up front if it means the item will last longer.
6. A monochrome color scheme can make you look taller
When you contrast different shades of the same color, it creates the “illusion of height,” according to Esquire. “Keep the darker [shades] on the lower half of your body and the lighter ones up top.”
7. Don’t get sucked into fashion trends
Buy solid blue jeans instead of acid-washed/stone-washed/bleached jeans, for instance. The former will always be in style while the latter might be sold expensively today only to seem ridiculous tomorrow, according to Real Men Real Fashion.
8. No pleated pants
The Huffington Post calls pleated pants “women repellant.” They’re actually considered in-style at the moment, but that’s also why you should avoid pleated pants; they don’t adhere to tip number seven. No pleats are always in style, so stick to no pleats.
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About Luke Harold Luke Harold is a journalist who has written for publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer and Orange County Register.