Style Tip #1 – Have Self-Confidence
Before anything else… understand that a big chunk of
style depends on a confident attitude.
Self-confidence doesn’t just help you engage with women.
It’s an internal driving force for remembering who are
you are, what you stand for.
When you’re in sync with your sense of purpose, it sends
a strong signal that affects the “aura” you give off – and
even the clothes you wear.
So how do you build that confidence? Start by learning from a good
mentor. An older guy who exudes confidence the second he makes eye
contact with anybody (without coming off as arrogant).
Aside from that, master the art of power posing whenever you lack
self-confidence. You’d be surprised by how much simple actions like the
“Superman pose” can benefit us mentally.
Style Tip #2 – Value Style & Image
Entering the real world – you’ve got to open your eyes to
the inconvenient truth: books are always judged by their
Appearances do matter. Especially when it comes to first
Isn’t a good personality still important?
Absolutely. But some people won’t ever be exposed to it if they can’t see
past your lackluster “cover.”
To nail first impressions, your style and image have to work within
society’s system of what’s acceptable – what’s expected of young
Style Tip #3 – Level-Up Your Footwear
Still wearing running shoes all the time (even when
you’re NOT running)? Explore other options.
Why? It boils down to a traditional school of thought
that’s still alive and well these days: you can judge a
man by his shoes.
People see shoes as a way of measuring your net worth
– or assuming your career and social status.
So I believe in spending good money on a pair of high-quality dress
shoes. It’s a classic type of footwear that works for nearly all occasions.
A pair of quality leather shoes is one of the best investments – provided
it’s durable and comfortable to wear for many years (with nothing more
than some light cleaning and the occasional shine required).
It’s not just about looking sharp. These shoes represent attention to
detail, and how carefully you present yourself (not giving people any
reason to ridicule your young age or starting salary).
Style Tip #4 – Take Care Of Your
In general, being young means you’ve got less disposable
income. Budgeting is a must.
But at the same time – there’s no excuse for not keeping
your clothes in great shape.
With just a few bucks, be selective with buying things
such as wooden hangers for your suits, shoe trees for
your shoes, a reliable iron, and detergent.
And then there’s the free stuff – information. Be educated on ironing
your shirt properly (so you don’t end up ruining the fabric or leaving
You also want to learn how to wash and dry certain fabrics or materials,
as well as treating stains on your clothes safely.
Those bits of information go a long way – sparing you from making
costly mistakes in the future.
Style Tip #5 – Nail The Fit
At home, you might still enjoy wearing those baggy
shorts or oversized shirts even though you have slimmed
But outside, remember that fit is king. It’s your top concern
in the style pyramid (before you think of fabric and
function/style) for any clothing item.
Style Tip #6 – Own A Well-Fitted Suit
No matter what your job is, you’ll most likely wear a
high-quality suit at some point in life.
So if you’re going to buy one, make sure it’s a classic
suit. Consider factors like notch lapels, the proper length
of the jacket (the back side shouldn’t completely cover
your butt) and a clean, consistent stitching (check this by
opening the vents and breast pocket).
For any suit that’s off the rack – do take the time to have it adjusted.
Some department stores still offer the service, but chances are you’ll
need to find a tailor independently.
Skilled tailors would know how to make small changes that take it from
“mediocre” to “perfect for you.” They could even turn a ten-dollar suit
from the thrift shop into a staple of your dress wardrobe. That’s right – it
doesn’t matter where the suit comes from. As long as it looks amazing
Style Tip #7 – Choose QUALITY Over
What good is a wardrobe that’s oversaturated with items
that either (A) don’t feel good to wear or (B) are difficult to
match with one another?
The truth is it’s pretty much a dump – where the good
stuff gets lost in the mix while the rest have to be cleared
or replaced. While you’re still young, this is one of those
mistakes you’ll be glad you made. Because it gives you the wisdom to
make better purchases (even beyond clothing) at an early age.
But also – you should aim to build your own interchangeable wardrobe
A good core of white and blue dress shirts (the backbone of most sharp
outfits). Simple ties with dark shades of blue, green or red (a small
repeating pattern is fine). Jackets, trousers, shoes with the right colors
and textures (which don’t clash with your shirts)
Style Tip #8 – Get Rid Of Worn Out
Certain jean styles might’ve been trendy during your
teenage years (like tears, holes or distressed looks).
Eliminate those pants (or clothes with similar styles)
from your closet right away. You want to move past that
rebellious, individualistic phase for good.
Upgrade your legwear by sticking to what works: clean,
well-fitted indigo jeans.
Style Tip #9 – Throw Out T-Shirts &
We know that Mark Zuckerberg normally comes to work
in a gray hoodie – as if he was running a local gym
instead of Facebook.
But how many men like Zuckerberg are on this planet?
The average guy doesn’t have such privileges – and
will be judged in a negative way if he wears UN-dressy shirts or tops.
That includes different hoodies and t-shirts (especially graphic tees). To
play it safe, donate the majority of those items to charity. Save a small
portion for home or gym use.
Style Tip #10 – Ignore Fashion Trends
Finally, don’t fall prey to the whimsical whims of fashion.
Mainstream fashion trends change too fast to really
become staples of your style. And young men can’t afford
a complete wardrobe overhaul every month. So avoid
anything that doesn’t survive past an “in” season (like
skinny ties and jeans).
Stick to timeless clothing pieces and classic colors,
patterns, textures, and combinations (those which have existed since
your parents’ and grandparents’ younger years) – since those will never
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