Your day is a routine and chances are you take what you can easily reach inside the closet and wear it for the day. If you want to look more put up, presentable, and like a casual modern-day gentleman, you ought to reevaluate how you dress up each morning.
There’s no need to spend a fortune to build a dapper and dandy wardrobe. You will need to invest in a couple of pieces but if the rest fits you right, then that’s good enough. The key here is to know where to find good pieces that reflect your style.
To help you get started in dressing up like a fine yet sometimes casual gentleman that you are, here are a few tips to help you with:
Invest in quality shoes
Shoes make a good impression, that’s for sure. If you can only afford to invest in one thing in terms of building your wardrobe as of the moment, invest it in a great pair of shoes. What good is having two cheap leather shoes if both will just crack and warp in a few months? Might as well invest in one quality pair that could last for years.
Quality timepieces are classic accessories
If you’re looking for a reliable and timeless accessory to cap off your style, timepieces are the way to go—they’re classic and 9/10 of the time is the missing piece to your outfit. At least have two or three watches on rotation: one for your formal or business style, a casual watch, and a sports watch.
Find the perfect fit
When shopping for clothes, fit the garment and make sure that you’re leaving the store with the right size for you. This can be quite hard especially when it comes to pieces of denim and pants. However, if the store offers free alterations, take advantage of that offer. If you know a reliable tailor, bring your pieces of clothing that need tailoring so you can move in it more comfortably and not to mention, look dapper than before.
Know how to wear a suit
When you say ‘dress like a gentleman’, you automatically picture a dapper man in a well-fitted suit. Since we’re down that road anyway, it’s high time that you learn how to wear a suit and find a good set that fits you like a glove. A monotone black suit is always a safe bet but if you’re feeling more stylish than normal, mix it up with prints or a pop of color.
Walk with confidence
Never forget your best accessory: confidence. Don’t overthink when dressing up in the morning and always remember to walk with ease. There’s nothing more gentlemanly than looking effortlessly polished and confident with whatever you’re wearing. Of course, walk with courteous actions to go along with your look.
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About the author: Chie is a daytime writer for Northern Menswear, an online streetwear fashion website, developed and run from Manchester with our headquarters situated in Ashton under-lyne.