Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Men's Guide to Dapper Dressing

Hi folks,

This post originally started as a letter to a good friend who wanted advice with establishing his personal style for the business world. Then I started sending it to other friends and family members along with a host of pics found around the web. Basically, if I could say something to men everywhere it would be to not be afraid to STAND OUT and take fashion risks. It is oh so sexy when a man feels comfortable and confident in himself. When I go out and see a guy who has his own unique style, he exudes poise, charisma, and charm and women (or men) can't help but to find that alluring.

I know some men feel like they just don't "get it" when it comes to fashion and there are so many "choices" out there it can be overwhelming to even know where to begin. I think it helps to establish some "rules" for yourself to guide you with purchases.

Just think of any style icon, let's pick an easy one... Karl Largerfeld. He is an extreme case but it will give you a picture of what I'm talking about. His rules: white hair pulled into a well-kept ponytail, black sunglasses and high white starched collars, and, as always, black. That was easy.

You don't have to be the head designer at Chanel to cultivate your personal style.

Now, just start to make your own rules to follow... do you like shoes with sleek minimalist design or lots of buckles, straps, and detailing? Small heel or no heel? Do you like brand names that show labels or ones that are hidden? Set up some rules that work for you. Don't stress and when in doubt ask your girlfriend, sister, or random shop girl--you know they will have an opinion ;)

1. Highlight your ASSests... you know which ones ;) Wear more fitted clothing (there are good tailors everywhere, find one).

Well, its not fitted, but come on, you know why I posted this one ;) Check out this awesome brand, President for Life!

2. Shoes make the man. You already know this, how about some boots?

3. A pop of color never felt so gooooood! I like how the dude in the second picture is wearing conservative neutrals but when you get to the ankles he shows his orange socks....... HOT!

This might be a tad extreme, but...
... don't be afraid to use color in unexpected ways!

4. Money is no issue... if you shop second hand and online. Shop sales and thrift stores whenever possible.

5. A well-fitted blazer. Guys have it easy because you can just throw on a graphic print t-shirt and a blazer on top and look smashing. Now take it to the next level like these guys and buy some funky colors/patterns!


Good Luck. Have FUN! Show me what you come up with ;) And for these photo sources and other links, visit my Pinterest board dedicated to men's fashion.

- M -

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  1. Megan, I loved this post! When do we get a simple list of style defining must dos for us girls?


  2. Great idea! Right now I am working on a post entitled 7 Days of Wax - Introducing African Wax into your Wardrobe!


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