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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.

Here are 15 Quick 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. Bad fit is an epidemic. The Kinowear Bible shows you how to avoid the “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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  • rizz

    wow its so useful guys…..!!
    v.good post

  • admin

    Glad you found them helpful Deven!

  • Lise Martin

    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.

  • Rishah

    Its a ‘Thumbs Up’ :-)

  • http://www.kinowear.com/ Nicolas – Kinowear

    Thanks :)

  • http://www.kinowear.com/ Nicolas – Kinowear

    Thanks :)

  • Orlene Dunie

    http://www.beauteologie.com has a wonderful article on men wardrobe essentials with lots of examples and links to suggested item! So useful

  • Alesio

    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!

  • http://www.kinowear.com/ Nicolas – Kinowear.com

    Hey Alesio !
    Thanks for you support :)

  • shane

    Great advice thanks a lot

  • http://www.facebook.com/bprincepandey Prince Pandey

    great and helpful tips…. great thanks Jay Song…

  • soms

    Its really helpful. Nice post.

  • http://www.Kinowear.com Jeremy Reeves

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • ifeanyi

    this is really good tips

  • http://www.Kinowear.com Jeremy Reeves

    Glad you enjoyed!

  • http://www.mixtureofmarket.com/ Jade

    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!

  • http://www.Kinowear.com Jeremy Reeves

    Glad to hear that! It’s fun when you start venturing out a little bit ;)