Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For The Guys: Casual Attire You Should Retire & Acquire

Guess what guys, women are checking you out, but you want to make sure it's for the right reasons. Don't believe the lie that men are the only ones who put an emphasis on looks. Women do too, perhaps because how a man dresses tells her a lot about his personality and character. Of course, once a man's looks and style gain a woman's attention, it's his personality and gentlemanly manners that hold her attention. But you can gain her attention even in casual attire, as long as it's the right kind of casual wear!

Casual attire you should retire:

Cargo shorts. Especially ones that have become so ratty numerous threads are hanging from the hem and they smell like the fraternity house you lived in while in college 20 years ago.

Jorts. They scream "I don't have a clue and I don't care."

Any shorts that come below the knee. It they're that long, then they are just capris, not shorts.

Golf shirts (or any shirts for that matter) that are two sizes too big. Most of my male clients tend to wear their clothing too big, such as shirts where the shoulder seams hit way lower than the edge of the shoulder, some all the way down to their bicep.

Dad jeans. They're just as bad as mom jeans. And yes, we can tell just by looking at them what decade they came from.

The Seinfeld look. You know what I'm talking about. White athletic sneakers with dad jeans (see above) and a button down shirt or T-shirt tucked into the dad jeans with a leather belt. Clipping a cell phone to that leather belt makes for an even less attractive look.  

Casual attire to acquire:

Once you've cleaned out your closet and gotten rid of the above, here's what you should acquire for your new wardrobe:

Flat front shorts in an appropriate length and in various colors and patterns.

Well-fitting shirts (use this guide to find your appropriate size and fit).

Jeans in a contemporary wash and modern cut. Always avoid the "relaxed" cut to avoid the dad jeans look (click here to see which cut works best for your body type).

For more examples of both casual wear and professional attire, check out our Pinterest board just for men

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