Most experts agree that first impressions about a person are made within seconds of meeting them. So how do you make sure that you make the best possible impression on a person when you hardly have time to show who you really are? You cannot prove your competence to an employer within seconds or make your future in-laws believe that you are the right guy for their daughter. However, you can influence someone’s opinion about you by how you present yourself in those critical first moments. A man’s clothes are a significant part of that presentation.
Before you worry about what to wear, the most important thing to know is that you want to be put together in a “clean” look. Whether you go casual or formal, your clothes should not be wrinkled, dirty or worn out. Shabby clothes imply that you don’t care. You want to show that you take care of yourself.
Women are very attracted to men who take care of themselves. No matter what look or what style a man wears, if he has his outfit together, it seems like he might have his life together as well.
Feel comfortable in your clothes
There is no point in trying to wear the latest fashion if it does not suit you or your personality. If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in your clothes, you will not carry off that look very well. Wear your style with confidence.
Always complement your body type.
Clothes can make you look good and they can make you look bad. You can enhance your look by wearing clothes that bring out the good and hide the not-so-good. If you are tall and really thin, you may want to wear clothes that have patterns and are of a heavier fabric to help you fill in some. You should not wear tight fitting clothes like skinny jeans and muscle shirts because they will make you appear even slimmer and taller. As a shorter or heavier man you might want to wear clothes that are slimming and elongating. Wearing solids and a whole outfit in the same color palette will visually stretch the body, while loud patterns and crazy color combinations will make you look shorter. As a general rule, every body type can benefit from clothes that are somewhat fitted. They should not be too tight and never baggy.
This one is very simple. No matter what style or what occasion, a man’s shoes need to be in good shape! Wearing beat-up, old and worn-out shoes is just plain unattractive. Your shoes should also go with your outfit. At the least, you do not wear casual shoes with a formal outfit and vice versa.
The biggest fashion faux-pas for men is to wear white socks with black shoes and black pants. If you are wearing dress shoes, also wear dress socks close to the color of your shoes. Please also always wear socks unless you are styling in flip flops. Then, you need to make sure your feet are pleasant to look at. They should be clean and manicured.
To summarize these tips:
Always sport a “clean” look.
Wear clothes that you feel comfortable in.
Choose outfits that are complimentary to your body type.
Make sure your shoes are in good shape.
Wear socks matching your shoes.