10 Ways To Upgrade Your Style

1. Match Your Belt To Your Shoes.

mens journal match accessories

A black belt should be worn with black shoes. As for brown shoes, feel free to match tones. The dressier the look, the more you need to match your belt with your shoes.

source:  Men’s Journal.

Here’s Aaron from Alpha M. getting deeper into detail…

2. Ditch The Hoodie For A Cardigan

Man in Cardigan

Daniel Craig wore one in Quantum of Solace and he looked great in it. Enough said.

Primer Magazine.

Here’s the guys from Mr. Porter showing you 5 ways to look good in a Cardigan:


3. Don’t Wear Athletic Clothing Unless You’re Working Out

guy in gym clothes

Own just a week’s worth of gym clothes. You don’t really need more than that, anyway.

Effortless Gent


4. Iron Your Shirts



5. Upgrade Your Jeans

waxed jeans for men


Give waxed, wool or ripped a try if you’re sick and tired of not standing out. Here’s a video to save you a few bucks if you want to wax your own jeans.


6. Don’t Wear Your Jacket In The House

sports jacket

What ever you do… do everything around the house without your jacket on. It’s a great morning habit to get into and doing this will preserve the lapel crease and keep you looking sharp all day.

 Ask Men


7. Only  Wear Clothes That Fit



Look, I get it. But you’re not in college anymore. Stop wearing clothes that do not fit your body size. I don’t care what she says.


8. When in Trouble… Find Someone With A Cool Style.

Dan Trepanier

Listen to the guys over at Scrawny to Brawy


“Whether he’s an actor, athlete, or blogger – we all have those guys we look at and say, ‘He always looks cool.’ Having a mentor to observe and emulate is an easy way to start feeling more confident about your style.”

photo source


9. Go For A Slimmer Dress Shirt

slim dress shirt


Please leave the baggy shirts alone. In fact, this is one of the areas we cover extensively in the Kinowear bible.


10. Stick To Your Budget



You don’t need to spend a fortune. You could still look sharp even on a tight budget. Try hitting up your local shops (not big box) for the best deal.




  • May 12, 2015

    Thnx for the article. I’m glad to see I do nearly everything mentioned here already.

  • May 12, 2015
    Jeremy At Kinowear

    You’re welcome. Good for you! 🙂

  • November 12, 2015

    #3 is absolutely spot on. Too many guys wear active wear as everyday casual wear. Be different!

    If you still want to have a sporty look, opt for pieces like rugby polos, baseball t-shirts (raglan t-shirts), varsity/baseball jackets, higher quality sweatshirts/pullovers etc. instead.


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