Men’s fashion has always been an industry that commands recognition, what the handsome, chiseled models that display the handiwork of some of the world’s best designers and artisans. With the explosion of social media, men from all around the world are now paying even more attention to how they look; seeking to capture the onscreen attraction of models such as David Gandy and Tyson Beckford.
Given that men are spending so much money and time on menswear these days, new companies are springing up to accommodate them. And cater to the fashion requirements of these patrons. As such, the following is to help instruct younger men – older, too – about the basic elements of male fashion.
Elements of Men’s Fashion
Fashion is essentially a style that encompasses the clothing, footwear and accessories you put on; these can be things such as watches, wallets, sun-shades, bracelets and ties. You may find it helpful to check out a few fashion magazines, and jot down a general list of the things you like – put this list in your Smartphone, so you can start acquiring them little-by-little when you go shopping.
Fashion trends are also dependent on the particular occasion; what you wear should depend a lot on whether you’re going to a formal party, wedding, business meeting or some other special function. Even sportswear counts for fashion – you know how good you feel when you’re wearing certain work-out clothing before heading to the gym.
Keep in mind that the major elements of fashion that cannot be overlooked are the fit and comfort. Baggy clothing is mostly out for grown men – your clothes should not be too baggy or too tight once you hit your 20s. There’s even an extent to which you should sacrifice comfort (just a little) to make sure pants and top aren’t too loose. You don’t want to look unkempt! Proper fit enhances your appearance, and the fabric used goes a long way in helping with this attribute – soft cotton vs. polyester, for example.
Oh – and ditch the flashy colors, as a man. Sure; they may catch the lady’s eye; but it isn’t for a good reason, I can assure you. Men are under pressure to look manly (which is a good thing), so this shouldn’t really be a problem. Avoid reds and pinks, please, if you’re looking to attract women. Grays, blues, browns, blacks, silvers, etc, are always good colors to consider when strategically selecting your ensemble to impress.
The Importance of Getting Good Advice From a Boutique
Why would you even consider going this route? Because a shop or boutique that caters exclusively to men’s fashion employs professionals with considerable experience in menswear. They will help you make the right selection.
They can also counsel you on color schemes that you think are good, just because they look good on the store mannequin. The professional will more easily be able to picture how they’ll look on you, depending on your height, complexion, bearing, etc. The style you think you like might just not flatter you in reality – although the end-choice is, of course, yours. Take their experience into consideration when making a selection.
Always pay attention to the cut of the clothing – it makes a huge difference in how it looks on you. Here, more than anywhere else, the professional salesman can be of help.
Men’s fashion can be just as tricky as women’s fashion; but if you pull it off right, your look will dazzle even if it’s understated. Use the expert advice from a professional as your starting point, but don’t compromise your sense of style completely – you’re the one who has to wear the stuff, after all.
Christina loves the look of a well-cut suit on a man. Tall, dark and handsome is her weakness, and she regularly provides content on men’s fashion at The Gentleman’s Swag website. It’s important to stay abreast of fashion trends for the modern man.