There seems to be no need for more rules in today's world. In fact, it seems to be the last thing we need. There is no doubt that good advice is highly valuable, and, as bespoke clothing
becomes more and more vibrant and varied, in times of confusion and self-doubt, having a solid fall-back position that you can rely on can be invaluable in situations of confusion and self-doubt. In most cases, these 'rules' are based on historical precedent, and they are conservative in nature - they have worked for generations, and they should continue to work today.
1. Wear A Suit That Fits.
There is a key to success here, and that is moderation. The shoulders of the garment should fit comfortably if you are buying it off the rack, as you can easily alter the chest and waist if the shoulders do not fit properly. It is important to be cautious of new trends or "timepiece" suits that may look great in the store, but tend to overstate your presence if this is your only or main suit. It is common for these suits to be very short-lived and end up looking like a novelty in a short amount of time.
Classics are the best and most useful - dark, two-button, single-breasted, and moderate in detail. It is important to think of this suit as a canvas on which different ideas of individuality can be built around. Your choice of how you wear the suit, not its label inside, will determine how much it impresses you.
2. Get A Great Watch
In many ways, a men's watch is like a piece of art. It is a way to express your personality at a glance. In the event that you are going to have only one high-quality watch, it should be functional, practical, and not too overbearing at the same time. Aesthetic, functional, rugged sports models go with anything and are able to withstand the hard knocks of everyday use. In terms of wrist size, the golden standard is 40mm, but keep in mind that this is only a guideline and that the watch should always fit the size of the man wearing it and not the other way around.
3. Don’t Be Afraid Of Color
Whether it's casual or formal wear, a splash of color is something that should be incorporated into your wardrobe. Generally, men are intimidated by it and will stick to mostly navy and grey colors, but color can also be timeless. In terms of color, pinks, greens, mustard, and brighter shades of blue are especially versatile year-round colors that will instantly lift your entire outfit. It is important to keep in mind, however, that when it comes to color, less is still more: One garment can make a statement on its own.
4. Great Shoes Make The Man
Whether you are dressing up formally or just going for a walk, choose a quality shoe that is not too busy and branded. Cheap shoes lose their form and are very limiting in what they will go with. Many men’s magazines state that shoes are the most important part in a good first impression, so make sure they are a quality pair and well looked after.
5. Keep accessories to a minimum
Accessorizing with bright colors and patterns is a great way to make yourself stand out in a crowd, but it isn't necessarily what you are looking for when it comes to attracting the attention you want. Try to keep your accessories as subtle accents, and as a rule of thumb, try to choose items that have very little texture in them when it comes to your accessories. As a result of this philosophy, you will also be able to blend your accessories well into other bespoke clothing, which will make your outfits look more cohesive as a whole. Obviously, there are times for brash style, but as far as a guideline for general men’s fashion, we recommend subtlety over brashness.