Elements of the Fashionable Man
Look for these four elements in the men’s fashion and you will turn heads when you enter a room, lift eyebrows in the interview process and land in the winner circle both personally and professionally.
1. Fresh and Fit
Men’s fashions have changed considerably over the years. While jeans and khakis are a staple, the blue suit is a necessity and a few crisp white shirts the backbone of a fashionable man. You can update your wardrobe with a fine merino wool black turtleneck; a sharp detailed designer belt and new shoes. Attention to a few small details can lead a man of any age to a fresh new fashionable look. Purchase your trousers just a little loose at the waist; please do not try to buy the smallest size you can fit into. Do up your belt just a little looser, so that your trousers sit a little lower on the hip.
2. Fit and Fresh
A fit man looks far more fashionable then one who does not take care of himself. He exudes an aura of confidence and nonchalance, this man can get away with more fashion eccentricities in men’s fashions then the man who is carrying an extra 25lbs or more. Fragrance can also be a clear men’s fashion statement. The way that you smell can be dated pretty quickly. Fragrances go off, if you have had yours for more than a year. Dump it and buy new. Not in the budget this week? Go to the men’s fragrance counter, chat up the guy or girl behind the counter and take home a few samples. Do this until you find the sent that is best for you and you have the budget to purchase or put it on your birthday/holiday list.
3. The Right locks.
Men’s fashion hairstyle is another important element of personal style. Look through Hollywood movie star rags or websites and find a look that might work for your face, age and amount of hair remaining. Remember, bald is sexy; thinning long combed over hair is not! Try out one of the online programs that show men’s fshion hairstyles and put in your picture to try out different styles and colours. Better yet, find a great barber or hairdresser and listen to his advice about hair length, colour and style that will best suit you and your career.
4. The Hand Shake
The very fashionable man has manicured nails (both hands and feet), and with the latest in facial grooming a clean-shaven or well kept beard. If you are going for the 5o’clock shadow, everything else must be impeccable, clean white shirt, untucked, designer jeans, the right length jacket, Italian leather shoes and a simple silver thumb ring. Men’s fashion dictates that nails be short, clean and well cared for. Get a nail file and a buff, or if you can’t get yourself to a manicurist take a look at websites that will give you direction and photos of how they should look.