Dressing with confidence is more than wearing the latest fashion trend. It’s about feeling good about what you are wearing, looking poised and self-assured in all situations.
By dressing well, guys can give off the appearance of being confident, attractive, put-together men that any firm would want to hire and any woman would want to date. With a few simple steps, any guy can dress to impress everyday:
1. Choose a comfortable dress that translates into a more comfortable and confident overall look: If you are uncomfortable, people can tell, and it makes you less attractive.
2. Avoid wearing athletic clothing unless you are actively participating in an athletic activity: It may be easy and comfortable to wear sweatpants, a baggy t-shirt, and running shoes, but this makes you look lazy and unkempt. Your favorite jersey can be incorporated into your outfit, but don’t make it look like you just got out of practice. The same goes for military fatigues, hunting camouflage, and work uniform clothes.
3. Don’t go too tight or too loose: It is important to make your body looked proportioned. Avoid wearing tight jeans and a loose shirt. This causes you to look top-heavy. Wear slim-fitting (not tight!) jeans and shirts that seem tailored. A good shirt will fit with the shoulder seam on the curve of the shoulder, and the cuff stopping just before the curve of the hand (where the hand meets the wrist). If you choose to wear shorts, choose a slightly wider leg than you would on a pair of pants. Shorts should stop somewhere between the top and middle of the knee. This provides a balance, as you only have half as much length.
4. Dress for the occasion: If it is a formal occasion, wear a pressed button-down shirt, a tie, jacket, trousers, belt, nice socks and clean, attractive shoes. Don’t wear jeans and a t-shirt. If it is a non-formal occasion. You will look out of place and people won’t want to go up to you.
5. Make sure whatever you wear fits properly and looks good on you: The fit is the most important aspect of any article of clothing. No matter how cool the style is, if it doesn’t fit you, do not wear it.
6. One of the best investments a guy can make is a simple white button-up shirt that fits like it is tailored: Every guy looks great in it, and it can be dressed-up with slacks and a tie or dressed-down with jeans and sneakers. The same goes for a good blue oxford-cloth shirt.
7. If you must wear a cap, wear one with a flat brim: Wear it on a slight angle. Don’t wear it backwards. Don’t wear a hat too much or it will put a band on your hair which makes your head look like a peanut. Classic hats like Ivy Caps and fedoras are back in style now, and can look very smart with a light jacket or even a t-shirt. Choose a neutral colour, or a subtle pattern. If it has one, the band should either blend in with the rest of the hat, add contrast, or a hit of color. Straw for summer, and not rain, leather or wool felt for fall and winter. A feather in the band in the colder months, no feather in the summer.
8. Don’t be afraid to wear jewellery: You don’t want to look like Mr T, but a necklace is always a nice touch. If you think it would look good, get your ear(s) pierced. This is really a matter of personal taste and it could also look better or worse from person to person. For example, if you are sporty, wear a gel wristband (more than one is okay but never wear so many that it looks like a sleeve) and discreet necklace (tucked into your shirt).
9. A tucked-in shirt, slightly loosened, actually makes you look thinner if you are larger: Not to mention it makes it look like you care about your appearance. This doesn’t mean to tuck in your tee-shirts (never tuck in t-shirts), but if you are at a more formal occasion which required a polo to be tucked in, then don’t make it skin-tight. Loosen it a bit.
10. Find a hairstyle which suits you: Unless you have facial hair or very manly features, don’t do long hair. If you are larger, avoid shorter hair since it can accentuate the roundness of your head. Instead opt for a structured haircut. Likewise, if you are really thin, more voluminous hair can exaggerate your thinness.
11. Own a variety of shoes: Brown and black dress shoes (which can worn with non-dress clothes, depending), more casual shoes, sandals, etc. Try to stay away from wearing athletic sneakers all the time, unless you want to look like a teenager. (Agencies)