Classic Dressing for Men

By on 01/07/2014

3224482515_d99ec36deb_zA man must strive to be a gentleman and a gentleman must strive to be elegant. They should all know how to dress, how to behave and how to groom themselves. Your clothes and the way you carry them, make a statement about you. If you want to take your style to the next level of expression, accuracy and stylishness, read on as we’re sure you’ll find the list of tips useful.

Shirts

  1. Avoid sleeves that are too long. Display between ½ and 1inch of shirt cuff underneath your jacket sleeves. If possible, try to match the visible cuff length to the amount of collar that is visible at the back of the neck.
  2. If your shirt collar is inclined to curl, put on collar stays.
  3. A white t-shirt worn exposed under an open shirt collar will immediately cheapen your entire ensemble

Accessories and Footwear

  1. If you wear a black belt, wear black shoes.
  2. Brown shoes are fine for warm weather. Always remember no browns at formal invites after 6 pm.
  3. Make sure the heels and tips of your leather-soled shoes are well-maintained and regularly polished.
  4. The more formal the event the darker the socks. Socks must be a shade darker than the trousers.
  5. When wearing a suit, ensure to wear over-the-calf socks, since no one wants to see your ry legs.
  6. Choose between a belt or suspenders (braces), but not both as no one needs both.
  7. Your tie should reach the waistband of the trousers. As it has no functional use, the tie is purely worn as a decorative accessory and so a dimple or two in your tie knot will improve the overall experience.
  8. Always pair your tie with a vest, jacket, cardigan or suit. Avoid wearing it with just a shirt and especially short-sleeved shirts. Keep it either formal or informal.
  9. Avoid combining a pocket square and tie made from the same cloth as it looks boring.
  10. If you wear a hat, take it off when you are inside, unless you are at an airport or a public place.

OuterwearAtatürk_in_white_tie

  1. Unless you are wearing a paddock jacket, leave the bottom button unbottoned on all single breasted jackets.
  2. When buying a jacket from a store, ensure the shoulders of the jacket or coat at the sleevehead are a tad wider than your normal shoulders as most tailors will not be able to alter shoulders.
  3. Unbottom the bottom button of your vest, unless it’s a double breasted vest or an evening waistcoat.
  4. Button it up with just one button on a tuxedo, two or three buttons on a single breasted jacket, one on a sportscoat and four on a safari jacket. On single breasted three-button coats, button only the middle button or additionally the top button, whatever feels more comfortable.
  5. Reserve the black suits for funerals and evenings.

Others

  1. Snip noticeable loose threads or labels and open tacked pockets and vents with a seam ripper or a double edge razor blade.
  2. Avoid wearing visible logos when formally attired.
  3. Never leave the house without a quick brush from a good fabric brush.
  4. Radiate self-confidence in everything: the way you stand, sit and converse. Make your look complete by straightening your back and sticking out your chin. Try to speak in a more sophisticated and cultured way and be gentle in the way you address people.

These power dressing tips for men can change the way you look. Do you have anything to put in to this elegant dressing protocol guide? We look forward to hearing from you!

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