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111 Men’s Style Tips: The Complete List for Dressing Better

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men's style tipsYou probably already know a few men’s style tips

But, do you know there are actually 111 factors that can improve your dressing style and fashion?

Well today you’re in for a treat because I’ve put together the largest list on the planet.

Some are too obvious.

Some are new.

The rest of them are uncommon.

The best part?

All of them are fun, fashionable and stylish.

What else is cool?

I made this list for regular guys, like you and me, who are looking for some style advice.

Let’s dive in!

Basic Fashion Tips

1. Dress Your Age: Don’t dress like a teenager when you are an adult. Also, don’t dress like a grandpa when you are an adult. Dress in a way that separates you from a boy; like a mature man. You should have a clear idea of what to wear casually and professionally.

2. Don’t Always Buy Trendy Clothes: Trends change as the time passes. Something that is trendy now may not be in trend five years from now. So, make sure you first have enough classic clothes and then go for the trendy ones.

3. Don’t Wear Off-Trendy Clothes: If you haven’t opened your eyes to current styles and trends, then it’s probably a good idea that you do. Always look out for the kind of clothes that are being sold and what people are wearing. Off-trendy clothes are not cool.

4. Expensive/Branded Clothes Don’t Mean Good Looking: And also doesn’t mean that you are stylish. Remember, fit is the king.

5. Find a Discount Section First When You Enter a Store: You can always find great clothes at low prices. It’s also great to check out big stores during the “end of the season sale” to find some crazy deals.

6. Always Shop With Someone: It is great to have someone to who can suggest and help you make better decisions. Believe it or not, many of the sales people give horrible advice. They just want to sell clothes with the highest commission.

man in suit with tailor7. Never Take a Woman’s Advice: If you are looking for men’s style advice, it is better to ask a man. Ladies dress to show off other ladies only. Do you think they really understand our body? They are not creative in terms of men’s style. They randomly pick some clothes from the sales rack and guess what? You will look like a dork. Instead, ask a guy who dresses well and take him to shopping.

8. Ignore The Fashion World: Actually, this is one of the worst places to look for style and outfit examples. Men like you and me, we can’t wear that kind of trendy outfits in our daily life. Good for them, but not us. Instead, focus on classic ones. They are classic for a reason (they are timeless and always look great on everyone).

9. You Can Never Be Overdressed: You may think “Oh, I don’t want to look like I am showing off…” Screw that. There is nothing wrong being the best dressed man in the room. But remember, it also doesn’t mean trying too hard and wearing too many accessories at the same time.

10. Plan Your Clothes a Night Before: This is so simple and saves time in the morning. At night, we have time to think and decide what to wear the next day. But, in the morning, we may not have enough time to coordinate the outfit.

11. Dress Nicely Even When Going Out To a Grocery Store: You should look stylish every time you are out. No exceptions. What if someone special appears and you’re like “Umm, I don’t dress like that usually…” Never let that happen.

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Fitting to Style

12. Fitted Doesn’t Mean Tight: It just means, you are not wearing the extra fabric. A fitted outfit is designed to compliment your body shape. It also makes you look taller and more muscular.

13. Don’t Wear Too Small: You will look like a sausage. Sizing up is a good idea.

14. Don’t Wear Too Large: That will make you look short and baggy. Discontinue those who don’t fit you properly. Visiting a tailor is a good idea.

baggy vs fit man clothes15. Try Slim Fit or Smaller Size: Slim fit clothes are designed for muscular and slim people. Remember, slim fit doesn’t mean tight. It means tapered. Also, there is nothing wrong with trying one size smaller. Size back up if that’s too tight.

16. Get Your Old Clothes Fitted: Don’t forget about your old clothes. Take your big, baggy and clothes with extra fabric to the tailor.

Shirt Style Tips

17. Get At Least One Perfectly Fitted & Tailored White Button-up Shirt: It is the most versatile of all shirts and almost matches with anything, in any situation. It looks incredible on every guy, as it is fresh and clean. You can tuck into dress pants, jeans, chinos or khakis.

white fit shirt man18. Wear a Tee Shirt & a V Neck Shirt: There is nothing more casual like a great tee shirt or a plain V neck. They are plain, basic, sexy and looks great on everybody. Every guy needs at least one of each in his wardrobe. You can pair and layer them, and look dynamite.

white tee shirt fit man19. Wear a Casual Collared or Work Shirt: These awesome shirts can be worn casually while hanging out. It can be worn with everything from dress pants to jeans, under a jacket and you can pair them with a wide variety. They come in solid colors, denim and in different patterns as well.

casual shirts men style20. Wear a Henley: It is one of the most perfect long sleeve shirts. It is tight in the chest and shoulders and fitted through the body without being too tight. You can also push up your sleeve to look more stylish and muscular. Make sure to unbutton one or two buttons.

henley shirt men21. Wear a Polo Shirt: A polo shirt is a must have for business casual. Look out for the ones that are made of soft fabric and stays longer. Get a solid colored, nicely fitting shirt and you can wear it tucked in or out, with jeans, shorts, chinos and dress pants.

polo shirt22. Wear a Sweater: Whether V neck or crew neck, they all look great on everyone. They work with chinos, jeans and dress pants. Layering and pairing is also sweet with sweaters. You can even rock them under a cool suit.

v neck sweater men23. Wear The Right Tee Shirt Sleeve Length: Make sure that the sleeves are not too long when it’s a half sleeve shirt. Let your triceps expose. It will look like you are trying too hard when they are super high.

24. Avoid Shirts With Big, Bold Logos/Graphics: Those quotes and huge graphics … a big no! Not even brand logos. These shirts are okay for kids, not for adults. Wear plain ones.

graphic design tee shirts men25. Don’t Wear Dress Shirts Untucked: They are too long to be worn untucked. If you still want to wear it, get it tailored.

26. Do Wear Casual Collared, Work or Oxford Shirts Untucked: They meant to be worn untucked because of their design. They are shorter in length and comes in style cuts.

27. Wear a Shirt Partially Tucked: When you are going to wear a tee shirt, Henley or a sweater, and want to show off your bad-ass belt, you can do a partial tuck. First, tuck it fully in your pant, then pick one side and let it fall loose. Thus, it looks like it happened by mistake.

partial tuck shirt men28. Wear a Sweatshirt: Whether they are zip-up hoodies or otherwise, they are awesome, casual but there is no dressing up. Wear them fit, not too baggy. While buying, try a smaller size. Also, look for the one that has some detailing on it.

29. Wear a Tank Top: Some men don’t feel comfortable wearing them. But, it’s totally up to personal preference. If you do, always wear the ones that fits you well. Not too loose and no nipple peeking. Wear solid colors and untucked.

30. You Can’t Dress Up a Tank Top: You just can’t. There is no such thing as a “dress tank top”.

31. Avoid a Crew Neck Under Your Dress Shirt: That show off of your crew neck shirt doesn’t look good. V neck and deep v neck are better alternatives.

32. Fold Your Sleeves: Practice rolling up your sleeves in different ways. It is stylish when done properly. Watch this video by Antonio Centano, where he shows five ways to roll up shirt sleeves:

33. Button-down Collars Are Not Professional: A professional suit matches with professional collar, which is not a button-down collar. A shirt with no collar buttons is professional.

Trouser Style Tips

34. Wear a Black Pant: You need to have at least one in your wardrobe because it is the most versatile and stylish pant. It is classic and matches with almost every color.

35. Have At Least One Slim Fit Black/Gray Jeans: There is nothing more rugged and irresistibly sexy than an amazing pair of jeans. If you want to look cool, wear dark wash jeans.

black pant blue jeans mens36. Have At Least One Chino: A chino is made of cotton. It is incredibly versatile, can be worn both casual and professional. You can wear them in most of the occasions. They come in earth tones and work great with fashion sneakers, monk straps and even flip flops.

37. Wear Cargo Pants: They are casual, stylish and comfortable to wear. But, you need to wear the slim fit ones. Because the non-slim fit ones are too big and baggy, they are probably not the right option. Slim fit cargo pants are like chinos and you can pair them with tee shirts, Henleys and jackets.

38. All Khaki Pants Were Not Created Equal: Khaki pants are great, but they all come in different sizes and fits. Make sure you find one that fits you properly.

39. Wear Shorts: They are fun, cool and awesome for summers. They come in lightweight, stretchable fabric that makes them comfortable to wear. You can wear them with tee shirts, Henleys, polo shirts and jackets.

shorts men's style40. Avoid Jeans With Chains & Stuff: They are no longer stylish. Other stuff includes a lot of detailing and extra design. Instead, keep it simple and sexy.

41. Wear The Right Pant Length: The bottom of the pant should just touch the upper shoe. If the pant length is more, it will fold. If you If you can see your socks while walking, they are short.

pant length men comparision42. Don’t Wash Your Jeans Too Often: Washing them destroys the fabric and fades away the color. Better advice: Freeze them for half an hour (or keep in refrigerator) and you are good to go.

43. Fold Your Pants From The Bottom: For some reason, it’s in style.

44. Get The Rise Right: Make sure there is not much of bagging and also it’s not too less (nobody wants to see your junk).

Jacket Style Tips

45. Wear a Leather Jacket: Nothing gets more manly than a great leather jacket. It makes you look stronger, confident and stylish. Every guy needs one in his wardrobe because it is timeless, versatile and evergreen for years to come. Buy a perfectly-fitted classic leather jacket and avoid trendy ones as it is going to stay longer for years. Remember: lighter the leather weight, higher the quality.

leather jacket men46. Wear a Sports Coat: It is a great option if you are looking for something dressy and still stay casual. They are versatile, stylish and awesome. From dress shirts to V neck shirts and jeans to dress pants, they can be worn with a wide variety of clothes. Sometimes suit jackets can also be worn as a sports coat, but make sure that it is not too dressy or made of shiny fabric.

sports coat white shirt black pant man47. Wear an Outdoor Wear Jacket: They are awesome lightweight jackets that are stylish and you can wear them outdoors in winters.

48. Wear a Peacoat: It is one of the coolest things that you can wear in winters. They are versatile and works with jeans, chinos and dress pants. Make sure it is well-fitted and you can always try a shorter size.

pea coat men

Suit Style Tips

49. Have At Least One Two Button Suit: It is more common these days (than other types of suits) and is a go to option for business casual and gatherings. It is classy, stylish and every man needs one in his wardrobe.

50. Get a Charcoal Gray & Navy Blue Suit: If you are clueless about which color to buy, get these colors. They are evergreen, stylish and incredibly versatile. You can never go wrong with these.

how to be sexy man that attracts women51. Try a Shorter Size When Buying: There is nothing wrong with trying a smaller one. You might find a better fitted jacket that looks dynamite on you.

52. Focus On The Shoulder: The shoulder of the suit is hard to tailor after you buy it. While purchasing, make sure it fits you right. If so, you can then focus on everything else.

53. A Half-Inch Of Cuff Should Be Shown: Half to quarter inch is the sweet spot. Avoid hiding your cuff completely and also too much showing.

shirt cuff sleeve suit54. Do Not Dry Clean Your Suit After Every Wear: Too much of dry clean will weaken the fabric quality. Only dry clean when required, means when it’s stinky or you spilled something on it. Otherwise, your suit is cool.

55. Avoid Using The Outside Jacket Pocket of The Suit: Too much use will again destroy your pocket neatness. Don’t use it to keep your jacket tidy and in line.

56. Never Button The Bottom Button of Your Suit Jacket: Only the first one should be buttoned up. The bottom one is just for show.

57. When There are Three Buttons: Follow this style – First: Sometimes; Second: Always; Third: Never.

58. Unbutton Your Jacket When You Sit Down: To maintain suit health and your manners in place.

Shoe Style Tips

59. Invest in Your Shoes: The first thing that people notice is your shoes. Having a great pair of shoes is a must. You need to have dress shoes, fashion sneakers, sports shoes and boots in your wardrobe.

60. Wear Dress Shoes: They are simple, classy, versatile and a must have. You can wear them with suits, jeans, slacks or chinos. A more shiny dress shoe should be worn with suits and dress wear. A shoe with matte finish can be worn with a variety from super dressy to casual. Get a black shoe and a brown shoe as well because nobody wants to wear the same color every day.

61. Wear Fashion Sneakers: They are comfortable, cool and stylish for casual situations. They are sweet when you want to be a little dressy and sporty at the same time. You can dress them with jeans, chinos, cargo pants and they even work with a suit.

fashion sneakers men62. Wear Dress Boots: They are business casual boots and they come in a wide variety. They are necessarily not professional boots, but you can wear them when you are going out.

63. Wear Chelsea Boots: They are one of the most versatile boots that a guy can own. They are clean and work great with jeans and chinos. They come in dressy and casual styles. Look out for the ones that don’t have much detail and are simple in design.

chelsea boots men64. Wear Monk Strap Shoes: They are versatile, simple and come in a wide variety. From single to double strap and casual to dress, they are available in various styles. They work great with jeans, shorts, chinos and a suit.

monk strap shoes men65. Wear Loafers: You can dress them up with jeans, suits, slacks and business casual. You can also rock them without socks in the summer and look awesome.

66. Sandals Are For Kids: You can still wear them if you like, at your own risk!

67. Dirty Shoes Are a No Go: You must clean them if you don’t want to look nasty, sloppy and messy. Also, don’t forget to regularly polish your leather dress shoes.

68. Go Sockless: It is fun to get creative and should be done casually.

Tie Style Tips

69. Wear a Solid Black Tie: It is a must have tie and looks great on every body. It is sexy and stylish forever.

70. Don’t Wear a Tie & Pocket Square That Came Together as a Set: They are meant to be coordinated, not matched. Some people ruin it by exactly matching the same pattern and the same color, like they were made from a single piece of fabric. Don’t do that.

71. Wear a Bow-Tie: It is special and stylish. People notice it. I’m sure you will always get compliments on that.

72. Learn to Tie a Windsor Knot: It is a go-to option when you are going to dress up. Go for a Windsor when the tie is not a skinny one and make sure to wear it with a wide spread collar.

windsor knot tie73. The Dimple is Essential When Wearing a Silk Tie: A dimple takes the style game to another level when done properly. Aaron Marino shows how to easily master to dimple a tie here:

74. Better Avoid Eldredge & Trinity: They take a ton of time and at the end of the day, a reason for someone’s laughter. Instead, go for Four in Hand, Nicky or Windsor knots.

75. Knit Ties Look Best With Four in Hand Knot: Windor knot would be a little bulky, that’s why.

76. Match Your Lapel & Tie: Make sure they match each other in terms of size and fabric. If the lapel is not too broad, wear a skinny tie; and vice versa.

77. Match Your Tie Knot To Your Collar Size: That means wide spread collar = Windsor knot and straight point collar = Nicky or Four in Hand knot.

78. Funny Ties Aren’t Funny: Throwing them is probably a good idea 🙂

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Color Matching & Combination Tips

79. Wear Safe Colors: If you are confused about which colors to get, the safest colors are white, black, light blue and gray. You can never go wrong with these colors. They look great on everyone and you can pair them with almost anything.

80. Match Your Colors: Wear colors according to your body color tone. If your skin and hair color contrast each other, then wear colors that also contrast. For example, light skin and black hair (high contrast) pair black and white. On the other side, light skin and light hair (low contrast) pair gray and white. Men with low contrast level should wear light colors and avoid dark colors.

Here’s a great illustration of dressing according to skin tones by Effortless Gent:

dress your skin tone81. Match Your Patterns: You can wear up to 3 patterns in a single outfit as long as all of them contrast to each other. Means, they should be different in pattern size and density. For example, the thickness of pinstripes and the space between them should be different.

82. Buy a New Pattern Everytime: Avoid repeating patterns that you already have in your wardrobe, so there is no problem matching them.

83. Wear Colors That Compliments Your Body Size: Bright colors make you appear larger and the darker ones are slimmer. Wear light colors on the lower body and dark colors on the upper if your upper body is larger and lower skinny; and vice versa.

84. Wear Black & Brown Together: They look great.

85. Wear Denim Jackets With Jeans: You can wear them together, but remember, they should contrast.

86. Match Your Shoes & Belt: They should match each other in terms of color, leather, texture and shine. Like they are made from the same material.

87. Match Socks With Pants: If you are confused about matching socks with pants, just match similar colors. Blue pants with blue socks, brown with brown, etc. You also have to wear dress socks with dress shoes.

88. Avoid White Socks With Dress Pants: Why do you even buy white socks? Avoid them anyway.

89. Avoid Formal Pants/Jeans With Running Shoes: Well, that’s simply ridiculous.

90. Never Match a Black Sport Coat With a Black Pant: It doesn’t work.

91. Brown Shoes Look Better With Navy Blue: That is awesome.

Dressing With Accessories

92. Wear a Watch: You are doing a crime if you are not wearing a sick watch. Why? Because this is the best accessory you can wear. The best part? There is no need to spend a ton of money on watches. After all, they do the same job. Not just to tell you time, to level up your style.

93. Wear Glasses/Shades: They are an amazing accessory and someone wearing them looks more attractive. Check out this post to find the best glasses for your face shape.

94. Avoid Colored Contacts: Just take ’em off.

95. Wear a Tie Bar: This little detail often stands you out from the other men in the room. So, why not rock them?

96. Wear a Pocket Square: They are fantastic in turning a good outfit to a great outfit. It is simple, subtle and classic. A white pocket square is something that every man must own. Remember that there is no wrong way to fold a pocket square (people over the internet are so crazy with the amount of folds).

97. Wear a Scarf: It is a great way to add another dimension to your outfit and also to stay warm. Some of you might not wear them for the sake of fashion, but it’s a great option to look up to.

scarf shades man98. Wear a Baseball Hat: Everybody needs a cool one because it’s casual and stylish.

99. Carry a Pen: This accessory is essential because when people notice you having a pen, you are perceived as a responsible and confident man.

100. Carry a Wallet: It is not something that is much important, but when taken out, people do notice.

101. Wear Jewelry: Like chains, necklace, earrings, rings, bracelets, etc. They are all cool.

accessories mens102. Don’t Throw Everything in a Wallet: The sole purpose is to carry cash, not your whole darn inventory. It destroys your look of pants. Only credit cards are okay. That means no receipts, coupons, tickets, keys, visiting cards and even STD protection stuff.

103. Carry a Man Bag: So you can carry all of the stuff above. A man bag is not a backpack, not even a briefcase. It is a small size bag used to carry your daily essentials. Not laptop, files and stuff. But, other stuff like mobile phone, headphones, keys, wallet, charger, etc., and do it in style.

man bag style104. Wear a Cologne/Perfume/Deodorant: It pleases your mood and the people around you. So, why not wear it? Apply a little and instantly feel a lot more confident.

man applying cologne105. Avoid Zany Socks (for professional people): Avoid socks with clowns on them. They are not professional. A dark solid color is a better option.

106. Wear Rings – One Per Hand: But, you can still wear more than one if you’re interested. Lil Wayne does that, I guess.

107. Sunglasses Are Meant To Be Worn Outside Only: They must be removed upon entering a building.

108. Avoid Linen: They get wrinkled too fast. Handling them is a mess.

109. Don’t Use First & Last Holes of a Belt: You should only be using rest of them. Stay clean and tidy.

110. Avoid Tactical Phone Holsters: Ah, they look ridiculous. Instead, carry a man bag.

111. Use an Iron for Wrinkled Clothes: It’s easy and it works great. Trust me 🙂

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111 Men’s Style Tips: The Complete List for Dressing Better was last modified: February 2nd, 2017 by Akshay Dhiman

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