15 Quick Fashion Tips for Men
I’m sitting here enjoying a hot cup tea, trying to get the creative juices flowing for this next article. Since everyone loves top lists, I thought I’d give you guys something you probably don’t see too often, a quick list of some practical fashion tips.
1. Fit is King – The most dramatic improvement you can make in your style is to make sure everything fits impeccably. Most guys wear clothes that are too large. Make sure everything you wear is almost hugging the shape of your body – without being tight.https://www.pinterest.com/powerpoint_templates/medical-powerpoint-templates/ Bad fit is an epidemic. We call it “Bad Fit Disease”…
2. Keep it simple – You want a wardrobe that looks great on you, but don’t overdo it. Don’t wear more than three pieces of jewelry or more than three colors. Don’t dress like a rock star unless you’re in a band. If you want to be flashy, a simpler but stylish look would be sporting a black striped dress shirt with a white blazer, a dark pair of jeans, a dressy belt, and your sharpest dress shoes. You could also add a flashy watch or a simple accessory like an interesting necklace, but nothing more. Check out out our article on basics to refresh yourself on what are essential wardrobe items.
3. Change the way you see casual – casual doesn’t have to be boring. Have fun with collared shirts, or take some inspiration from those who approach casual a bit differently.
4. Pay attention to your supporting pieces – Some sweaters are lean and others are big and chunky. The first rule of thumb is that your top and bottom halves need to match. If you’re wearing a big, chunky, rugged fisherman knit sweater, your bottom needs to be rugged, too. Don’t wear a fisherman’s sweater with a beautiful silk-and-wool suit pant. Instead, wear it with something as casual as cargos or jeans, or dress it up with a Harris tweed blazer.
5. Never go shopping alone – Most of the time, it’s tough to trust the sales people because they usually work for commission. Shop with a friend who will give you their honest opinion. Also, read about shopping on a budget.
6. Stay a notch above – Don’t overdo it to a fault, but dare to take some risks. It’s always better to be a little bit overdressed than underdressed in any setting. All you have to do is think about where and who you’re going to be with and just step it up one notch. But make sure you’re not better dressed than someone who is more important in a certain setting, like your boss. 7. Never underestimate the power of details – The last thing on is usually the first thing noticed. So mind the details instead of throwing together the main parts of your outfit. “Details” can include a scarf, a subtle pocket square, or the way you tie your tie knot .
8. Invest in a superb pair of shoes – If it’s one thing that women will notice, it’s your shoes. Especially how clean and sharp they look. It’s easy to wash and press the rest of your clothes to keep them looking new, but most guys disregard their shoes. Show that you’re a man of taste by getting a great pair of shoes and keeping them in pristine condition.
9. Fashion Tees with logos – When you’re going around with a big logo on your shirt, you risk looking like a walking billboard. Lose the lame Coca-Cola shirt and go for a classic v-neck tee or something artsy (check out threadless.com).
10. Disregard trends – Beware of buying something just because it’s “in” right now – stick to what you truly like. A lot of people rush to get in on the latest trend and end up with a bunch of clothes they don’t wear. It’s better to learn to build a versatile and timeless wardrobe first – then bring in your own twists with some of the new fashion. This one tip will save you so much money! Read up on our compiled list of 40 Common Men’s Fashion Mistakes for extra info.
11. Don’t be a sucker for brand names – Don’t be a Patrick Bateman. Before you decide to purchase an item, ask yourself if you are buying it simply because of the brand name or because you love the quality and style. Ask yourself, “Would I buy this if there was no logo on it?” Check out our article on how to look designer for less.
12. Continually cultivate your image – Invest more time and money into your image. Cultivate your fashion sense. Your style is a huge mode of communication, and is worth caring for as much as your education, career, and relationships. Sign up for our free crash course on knowing your own style. Oscar Schoffler, longtime fashion editor of Esquire once said, “Never underestimate the power of what you wear. After all, there’s just a small bit of yourself sticking out at the collar and cuff. The rest of the world sees what you drape on your frame.”
13. Ask for real feedback – Most of your friends and family aren’t going to go out of their way to tell you what looks bad. You have to ask for it. In fact, ask anyone and everyone you trust to tell you the truth. Ask your hairstylist, ask your best friend, ask your mother!
14. Upgrade your shave – Even if your fashion is golden, an unkempt beard can be an attraction killer. Achieve a perfect shave by trying a shave brush & old-fashioned double-edged razor.
15. Experiment with style – The only way you’ll really learn, is if you go out there and try new things. I make an effort to try something completely out of my comfort zone whenever I’m at a store – many times you’ll end up loving something you never thought you would. If you make mistakes, life goes on. So many guys are afraid to express themselves through their style, don’t be one of them. Check out our article on how to put an outfit together.
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GREAT POST! I wear a lot of sweaters (being from wisconsin) so the advice was great! Would love to see some more post for men 🙂
Thanks for the tips! I am guilty of a few of these myself…. especially 11,12 and 13. I”m slowly beginning to put together a sense of style for myself, but it’s just not easy guys. There is not that much information outthere, so every bit helps.
p.s. I’ve always wanted to try a manicure but have been too shy. I gotta give it a go!
Fantastic post. Simple, yet very good advice….especially the sweater tip!
These are great tips.
Old post (on this blog), but a good one. It’s really hard to find information that is CLEAR and has pictures.
the sweater tip is great!! i bet 8 out of 10 men have done this mistake.. ha ha ha.. cheers..
I’M a man of high fashion, and those tips i tell you were very good.
love #4 & #11 – this article (and website) is definitely a life saver!
hi please please can you help my husband, hes fashion has really improved from the 90’s he was trapped in, and is in a band and looking cool,great! however, he has added to his wardrobe or should i say not removed from his wardrobe, an approximate 1995 bomberjacket! luckily for him it isnt the pilot style but however it smells like the 38 tonne lorry that he wears it in! evan when hes not in the lorry! please help him as he actually looks abit annoyed when we try and help him to discard the jacket, as i feel hes a good looking chap and hes shoddy old coat is spoiling the painting! any suggestions on how to encourage him to be more fashionable! thanks!
I have the urge to go and burn all my logo shirts right now. It’s so true that these are nothing more than walking billboards.
These tips were great and I don’t mind getting a pedicure it’s my parents that think tha “real men” dont get them I think they don’t get me, I’m trying to look good.
I have a friend who always does those extremely low v-necks with plain jeans. It has to be the most disturbingly trashy look. I need to share this list with him haha.
This is a great list – if only I had this website 10 years ago….
Love the tip about building a timeless wardrobe – I’m learning that lesson the hard way after wasting thousands on following the latest and greatest. If I had put together a solid wardrobe of classic pieces, I would have been so much better off.
It’s so true that the details can make or break an outfit. I’ve seen so many people who try to pull off brand new expensive suits, but their shoes, or some little tacky detail undermines their entire look.
The first useful men’s style blog that I’ve come across in a long time…
I like all the tips cept the rockstar one, I’m not even that into rock and I want to dress like a rockstar. It’s fun, rings and mult-colored shirts and skinny fit jeans, leather jackets. I like all of that.
i can now upgrade my boyfriend’s style.i’ve learnt enough to help me.it’s agreat article u have up here.
you got yourself another one loyal subscriber here!
worth digging dude! thanks…
THE POST IS REALLY HELPFUL AS I AM LOOKING FORWARD FOR A CAREER IN MODELLING. I FELT IT AS A WORTH READ AND EXPECTING MORE OF IT.
I am a 41 years old newly divorced male with a bit of “extra” round my middle. How about an article for me. I haven’t dated in 20 years!!
I don’t, as a habit, go out. Therefore, I have not bothered to think about wardrobe. I prefer a good shoe. But I have been a colored pocket t-shirt and jeans guy. I need help. I am sure there are many others like me out there. I am subscribed…so here we go.
Great list, I completely agree.
Could I add one more that might be helpful to your readers?
Make sure your clothes is clean and ironed. A wrinkled shirt can make a $80 shirt look like a $10 one, same goes with pants.
Well ironed pants will look newer than pants you just took out of the drier.
ok is there a way i can upload a pic on here to see if my wardrobe is considered good casual wear.
this is a great list of helpful ideas for men to keep looking good for themselves and the people that have to put up with them everytday..
although i dont agreee with 13 and 14..
i have been modeling since i was 15 and i wear v-necks and skinny jeans or what have you in public…
its not always about style and looking good, as much as it is about feeling good, and feeling comfortable in what your wearing, if you have more confidence in yourself, and the fact that you look good, then other’s will pick up on that vibe
also a clean shave may look good but some guys look great with a little rugged-ness added to there outfit, call it an ‘accessorry’ =]
not gonna lie i break rule 13 all the time, ill wear jeans with black/white plaid shoes and a white vneck under a black/white sweater and i get alot of compliments on it
My husband found this post and I had write to thank you. Your tips are invaluable.
Another to add is wearing accesssories like necklaces, rings, piercings etc… all adds to your attractiveness.
Hey. Great job. I did not expect this. This is a great story. Thanks!
Hey great tips i take fashion seriously,so 95% of these tips i do practice but i must say there’s one i truly benefited from thanks and keep up the good work.
“It’s always better to be a little bit overdressed than under-dressed in a situation.”
Live by it like it is the law.
incredible and useful tips, thanks a lot!!
These tips are so amazing!I loved all the tips!
hi kinowear. i hava went through the tips given above. those are absolutely useful.thank u for that.
Your socks should always match your pants, one of the main reasons I recommend you to use this fashion tip is because in matching your socks to your pants it makes you appear TALLER.
Also said by Hothchner, from Criminal Minds.
Great tips that will hold true 15, 25, 50 years from now.
I’m sometimes guilty of #11, it’s an excellent question to ask yourself.
Great tips and details sharing. Thanks for sharing ….
Thank’s for the tips 🙂
Thank’s for the tips
Whilst I may be four years late in reading this- the advice given was brilliant and whilst i already go along with a lot of the aspects (despite perhaps the brand thing) it has reiterated the fact that I need a new pair of shoes to go with my clothes!
Awesome tips here Jay. In my opinion, the second tips – keep it simple is the most important to be fashionable. Don’t try too hard to look cool by wearing unnecessary.
Nice work to all fashion maniacs, God bless 🙂
Thx dude for valueable tips
Thanq for nice tips:):) but i need sone more tips about wearing some attractive dress which suits me:)
These are some really awesome tips! Thanks again.
Your socks should always match your pants, one of the main reasons I recommend you to use this fashion tip is because in matching your socks to your pants it makes you appear TALLER.
Also said by Hothchner, from Criminal MindsYour socks should always match your pants, one of the main reasons I recommend you to use this fashion tip is because in matching your socks to your pants it makes you appear TALLER.
Also said by Hothchner, from Criminal Minds
thanks for such amazing tips
Do you have any top favorite websites you shop for clothing?
If so can you email me or post a few up so I’ll have somewhere to start because I am a college student that is trying to find myself and all I wear is basketball shorts or sweatpants everyday and it gets old after a while and I know it can’t look to good with the ladies lol but please if you can, help me out thanks!
Your tips are seriously too useful and it’s work.
Great post. i love all the idea specially upgrading the shave and experimenting with fashion. it was a nice reading.
wow its so useful guys….
Glad you found them helpful Deven!
Help, I need help from an men’s fashion expert! My husband just bought some dressy yet casual slim leg pants and we are wondering on the length these pants should be. They definitely need to be shortened but we’re not sure how short or how long they sure be. Should they be just where the shoe starts. We were at the tailor’s who tried pinning just above the shoe sole and that looked weird. Cigarette pants I believe are worn shorter but I could be wrong. Looking forward to an early response. Thank you.
http://www.beauteologie.com has a wonderful article on men wardrobe essentials with lots of examples and links to suggested item! So useful
Props to all us guys out there reading this! People like us who take the time to check tips like these tend to look the best!
Thanks for you support 🙂
Great advice thanks a lot
great and helpful tips…. great thanks Jay Song…
Its really helpful. Nice post.
Glad you enjoyed it!
this is really good tips
Glad you enjoyed!
The fashion tips you shared will help me in finding the perfect outfit combination! I’ve been searching my closet and wardrobe to find the right outfit for me but I can’t seem to put it in place. I might get venture out of my comfort zone too and start discovering new styles that might be well suited for me 🙂 Thank you for this!
Glad to hear that! It’s fun when you start venturing out a little bit 😉
There are some truly fantastic suggestions you have put forth which I completely agree to. Very often people get beguiled by brand names. Your tip may atleast help a few back to their senses. I also agree that it is always better to go shopping with someone.
Thanks Hitesh, appreciate your comment!
“Lose the lame Coca-Cola shirt and go for a classic v-neck tee or something artsy”
Yeah that’s it! That is what I always do. Just hate those utterly distasteful tees with numbers and words making no sense at all. Love v-neck tees, either short or long sleeved ones in white, dark/light grey, ochre and all hues of blue, although white is all-time winner. No patterns, no silly slogans, just the base color for tees. Well, perhaps some very thin stripes, but nothing more!
Feel fortunate to have stumbled upon this fantastic site. These 15 tips are like 15 golden drops every man should collect and keep always with him. I’ll be visiting this site quite often from now on.
Glad you found us Ned. Thanks for stopping by and reading!
Nice post, i liked it very much.
Hi, Brian! Here’s an article about to dress when you are a large man:
Hope this helps!
Yo… Dress the way u want and express urself. Do not be a sheep that follows only the trends that are goin out there. Be creative, besides fashion is art. Nothing more guys. 🙂
What type of shirt to be weared on ballonfit jeans for an occasion
Hi, Aj. Not sure about the balloon fit being the best fit to go for, but here’s an article that may help you pick the right jean cut and fit for you:
Hi, Udit. The information that we have in the Kinowear Bible can only be found in the Kinowear Bible. None of it is accessible through our blog posts.
The advice in this post is great, but simple at the same time. If men commit to following these, I know their style will improve a ton.
The two that resonated with me the most are not wearing logos and paying close attention to the details. In my case, I almost obsess over the details and consider them the most important.
Hi, Madhav! Thanks for the feedback. Glad you liked this post. 🙂
What kind of sneakers can I use when I use a t-shirt and shorts?
Slip-on casual shoes like boaters or loafers should be good.
Never go shopping alone. This cannot be stressed enough.
I hope you distribute copies of Kinowear Bible on paperback. Please. I’m begging you. HAHAHAHAHHA
Obviously the best advice! Thanks for sharing the great information.
I’ve just recently become obsessed with a black leather monk strap oxford. There are a few online at varying costs, but for a serious men’s 14 I go with Florsheim. The more I read about the rules of men’s shoes, the more I see that I can’t take the strap seriously. I’m no CEO, and I don’t work in an office, but I’m 30 and I’m starting to dress better. I think a double strap in black leather, (buffed leather, and black, of course), is fine for a black shoe event. It isn’t as serious as a cap toe, but when billionaires wear jeans to work I think it’s acceptable to break rules, and this is one rule I want to break, then frame. One, no one has time for laces, no one. Two, in brown leather, or a brighter cognac, its a shoe for walking in the park, only black leather does it. And three, I saw 50 Shades of Grey, black leather straps on your feet is like Hugh in a velvet maroon smoking jacket. It’s ok, it works out.
points are seriously helpful. I also believe in paying attention to detail.
Which shirt will look better with greenish vintage cut jeans and which type of
sneakers will work with it? Please suggest
You are right casual doesn’t have to be boring. Awesome tips, thank you for sharing
I’ve seen some interesting people wearing beard that is either thick and untrimmed, or hasn’t grown enough for it to not be taken off or merely reduced to a small stubble (hell, it’s not less manly to have a shorter beard.. I mean, like.. look at David Beckham..