There is this notion that only women need to put an extra effort into getting dressed. But since when did it become ok for men to not take care in their presentation? I know that men have long been in the jeans and t-shirt era, with the exception, of those that dare to step out the box and spend an extra 5 minutes picking out an outfit.
Let’s dare to change the narrative around men and fashion, especially for our larger set men. Don’t give ANYONE an excuse to pigeonhole you. Dress sharp – shut them up. It may sound like a daunting task but its simpler than you think…. Lets start first with these 2 basic principles:
- Shop for the body you have.
Do not shop for the body you hope to have or used to have. Buy items that fit your current body type. With the right clothes, you look like you’re in charge of your appearance now. Accept your body as it is. If you have gained weight do not attempt to still squeeze into clothes that are now 2 sizes too small and the same applies if you have lost weight, get your items tailored to an ideal fit or upgrade the wardrobe to fit the new body.
The function of clothes is to present your body in the best light possible.
Avoid saggy, low-formality and flesh-revealing clothes. It’s easy for your body to look shapeless in loose t-shirts, tank tops and shorts and most athletic clothing. The best clothes for you are those that give a clean, clear and defined shape to your body.
There’s also a simple comfort issue here: the better the fit, the more comfortable your clothes feel, which is good for your mood and for your appearance.
So your first consideration with any garment should always be the fit. You want the cloth to rest lightly on your body — not hugging it tight and not hanging off your skin with visible folds of extra cloth.
- Keep it Simple
You have to remember that you’re a man, and being extravagant isn’t necessary. You don’t need a lot of bells and whistles to look great. You can just keep everything simple.
Keep this in mind when you’re putting your outfit together. Stop over-complicating things. Simple style is the best style for guys.
If you’re someone that’s unsure of how to match or contrast your clothes, start with the basics and overtime find what works for you. Collect versatile wardrobe staples that match well with almost anything — basic items like white shirts, dark blue jeans and grey sweaters.
Items like these will serve as training wheels while you learn to get the basics right. After you’ve built your foundation, you can add more eye-catching clothes to your wardrobe.
Dressing well as a man is not rocket science, it just takes a little extra effort and interest in your appearance. Take a leap, lose the t-shirt and try a well fitting dress shirt, I promise it won’t hurt .
Start out by browsing the Real Men’s Collection
Till next time, keep it the Real Curves Way and “Embrace The Real You”.