Dienstag, 22. November 2011

15 Style Tips for Men

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Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 11/12
1. Shoes make the man.
Make sure your shoes are appropriate for the occasion, which will mean immaculate, closed leather shoes most of the time.
Sneakers are only ok in the gym and flip flops only at the beach.
I cannot stress this enough! Your hair is the frame of your face and shapes it. Most flattering hair-cuts require a certain length so go to a professional salon and don`t require ‘short and practical’. Flip through their books of model-haircuts and pick one that corresponds with your head-shape AND that you`re able to style by yourself every morning (the hairdresser can show you how). You will have to buy and use products for that.
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Ralph Lauren Purple Label F/W 11/12
3. You need at least eight suits.
A well-fitting suit is still the best thing a man can wear.
You need:
- one formal black suit for official occasions
- one formal evening suit (preferably with satin or leather details)
- three modern work suits (they can have trendy cuts)
- one tweed-suit for traveling in style
- one white (or beige) linen summer suit
- one casual, stylish suit for private parties and occasions.
Black, dark blue and all shades of grey are safe choices. If you`re into fashion you can go for red, tartan, dark green and shades of light-brown.
(Caution: hands off pink, light-blue, yellow and all pop colours – they only work in editorials and on skinny japanese hipsters.)
4. Regular grooming is a MUST!
Short hair-cuts need to be re-cut in a salon every four weeks, manicure & pedicure once a week. Eyebrows that grow together need to be plucked.
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The ‘metrosexual’ 90s are over. Beards are having a comeback and many people are really turned on by a hairy, manly chest. So don`t shave before it`s required.
6. Take care of your skin.
You need an eye-cream, a day-cream (with UV-protection of minimum 15) and a night-cream.
Anti-ageing starts at age 25.
If you get skin irritations from shaving first change the method of your shaving, then the products (the dermatologist is the last resort).
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Style icon & living legend David Bowie
7. Wear the established classics of menswear.
Ties and bow ties complete every suit and also look stylish under pullovers on more casual occasions. Don`t forget matching cufflinks.
Please wear hats and leave beanies to children.
8. Accessorize!
A pocket square, coloured socks or a silk scarf add a fashionable touch to every suit.
8 kenzo-fw11Kenzo F/W 11/12

9 ferragamo-fw11Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 11/129. You need bags!
Yes, more than one. You should have a clutch for evening occasions, a laptop-bag (no nylon!) for school / work and a satchel and messenger bag for everyday use. Preferably in multiple colours.
Oh and please burn your old bagpack immediately!
10. Perfume is the essence of seduction.
A modern (!) fashion fragrance increases your attractivity several hundred percent.
(Caution: hands of drugstore scents and ‘classics’ like Old Spice – nobody will want to sleep with you if you smell like their father!)

11 gaultier-fw11Jean Paul Gaultier F/W 11/12

11. Bad-boy details, please!

The modern, sexy rebel is subtle. Underline your sex-appeal with accessories like leather gloves, biker boots, stylish (high quality!) leather jackets, one (!) leather or chain bracelet. (Caution: hands off everything David Beckham ever wore – that`s category ‘Over’)
12. Stay slim.
It`s the easiest way to look good and all cuts will work on you.

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Burberry Winterstorms Eveningwear F/W 11/12
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Tom Ford
13. Have a style icon.
Choose a man who`s style you admire, carefully study his style (details!) and copy it. Get rid of today`s dogma of “uniqueness” – not all of us are geniouses that re-invent style daily! - and don`t be the millionth person to ‘express their individuality’ with H&M clothing.
Good style derives from experience and quality – not spontanous ideas! The copying of your icon`s style is just the first orientation anyway. You`ll find out what works on you and alter it for yourself in time.
14. Self-confidence & manners
No matter how crisp you look – it`s all useless without confidence and good manners! Being a gentleman, listening attentively and not being completely self-absorbed will bring you far.
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Brioni cufflinks F/W 11/12
15. Invest in status-symbols.
Every man needs a quality watch (rather a descent mid-priced one than a fake Rolex!), designer shades, tasteful business cards, cufflinks and (real-) silk ties.

Written by Jenny for Solosso Style Tips, Picture credits: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14. All are licensed Creative Commons 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

What are your most important style tips for men?

7 Kommentare:

Heather Fonseca hat gesagt…

#5! #5! #5! I so dislike the look of no chest hair. I mean I like MEN not boys, if you know what I mean.
You would love my father! He follows all these rules (except the leather accessories part) suits, vintage Rolex, the works.
Great suggestions! I think I'll go post them on facebook now.

Susu Paris Chic hat gesagt…

I'd say "smell nice and have a face that doesn't scrape off your gals sweet skin". Well, there is more, but at least this... I love when my man puts on some Hugo Boss or Jean-Paul Gauthier, perfume I'm talking. It makes him even more honeyed.

Jen, thank you for your comment on my weight-serious-post. I felt the care you had for me, even though we've never met in real life. It touched me!

Olimpia Elide B. hat gesagt…

I'm totally agree with these points!!!
We love MEN. And expecially, men with taste, class and elegance.

(David Gandy's the best! Wonderful pic!)


Amanda Park hat gesagt…

nice advice. now if only all men would follow this..lol. follow each other? :)



YTL hat gesagt…

I agree with almost every point mentioned in this blogpost. But still sometimes my inner kid wants to rock the new Jordans with the matching 59fifty!

The White List hat gesagt…

Great post! Great tips!!! Fantastic blog!!!!


Aluma Wallet hat gesagt…

Thanks for the style tips for men. Wearing shoes instead of sneakers is a great tip.

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