Reggie Moore 2m 618 #classy
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For men, cutting an attractive silhouette has never been easier. We live in a time in which there are resources online for those who want to improve their appearances and dress to impress. Tom Ford’s videos — of the fashion designer helping regular men to achieve movie star looks — have millions of views and are an excellent place to start. The following six ingredients, however, serve as the baseline for any man in town.
Hygiene and Grooming
Men should not overlook the small things when it comes to making a big impression. Regular dental appointments, haircuts, and even manicures keep a man looking well-groomed. If a man is going to partake in a fragrance aside from his aftershave, it should be expensive and not applied too generously.
Do the Clothes Make the Man?
One might argue that a good personality is better than a closet full of designer clothes, but nice threads do help a man to get ahead in life. However, it’s not always about buying the most expensive items online. For men, it’s more important that their clothes fit perfectly. By having shirts and slacks tailored to their exact dimensions, men can amp up their image and make it seem as if their ensembles are much more expensive than they actually are.
Think About Footwear
Gentlemen should think about their shoes first — before putting anything else on in the morning. And shoes are a good place to invest if one has some disposable income to spend on a wardrobe. Along with belts, cufflinks, and timepieces, shoes often signify just how well a man can take care of himself. Every man should have a nice pair of dress shoes, some boots, and some athletic shoes that make him proud when he walks out the door. Of course, dress shoes should also be polished regularly. For some men, the best way to get a custom fit is to go to an actual shoemaker. With bespoke shoes, one abandons all worry about shoes being slightly too narrow or short. A shoe that has been fitted to your foot allows you to move about the world in a different way. Another note regarding footwear is that a classy man should never wear flip-flops unless he is actually on a beach.
Be Willing to Loosen Up Your Denim
There’s a meme going around about men over 35 in skinny jeans, and there’s a reason why it exists. Popularized by Kanye West and other popular entertainers, skinny jeans have been having a moment for a long time now. Unfortunately, they are not very flattering on most men. Those who want a second opinion about their jeans may want to consider actually going out into the world and visiting a Nordstrom so that they can ask a salesman for an objective opinion.
Backpack or Briefcase
Don’t underestimate the importance of a clean and fashionable bag in which you can carry all of your electronic essentials. These days, it’s okay if it’s casual; just make sure that it will represent you well in all of the meetings that you plan to undertake.
Think About Your Glasses
The frames for your glasses and sunglasses should also be designer if you can swing the price. Because you wear these items every day, you can afford to splurge a bit on something you will love. However, when taking pictures, always be sure to remove sunglasses if you can. Research has proven that people find others without sunglasses much more trustworthy than others who are wearing them. And, at the end of the day, being a classy man is about appearing reliable and suave. You can always up the class by adding a graf zeppelin watch to seal the deal.