Whether it’s your brother, father, boyfriend, or simply a hopeless buddy of yours, we all know a man who has no idea what he’s doing when it comes to his appearance. That’s not an insult regarding his natural looks, but even he probably can’t deny that he has no idea what he’s doing when he gets ready every morning. Still, that doesn’t mean they don’t have the potential to look better. Regardless of his messy hair or abysmal dress sense, everybody has the potential to look their best; it’s just about making the most of what you’ve got.
It’s all about targeting the source of the problem. Perhaps their stubble has grown wildly out of control and looks messy even if they were attempting the handsome “rugged” look. Perhaps they pick out a mismatched combination of clothing items when they try to put together an outfit for leaving the house. We’ll talk about fixing all of those things in this article. If you want to help a man in your life look good then here are some pieces of advice that should help you on this arduous journey.
Get seasonal attire.
The best place to start on your style-based mission is to make sure the wardrobe of the man in question is geared up for all weather throughout the year. If the man in your life is still wearing shorts during winter then they’re doing something seriously wrong. Summer clothes don’t have to be overly lavish; simplistic colors can be fine as long as they’re the right colors for the season. Neutral colors such as white work well during summer because they reflect sunlight (making sure the guy in question isn’t getting too hot) and help brighten up an outfit.
The winter look is also crucial. Your male friend, family member, or partner shouldn’t dress less fashionably just because it’s cold outside. Get rid of those tatty old sweaters and help them sort out their wardrobe for those icy months. Three-quarter length coats are always a great option. Not only are they practical in that they’ll keep your man warmer than a shorter coat but they’re also timeless. They’re always in trend, so you don’t have to worry about reinventing his wardrobe every year to stay up to date.
Get well-fitted attire.
The second rule to an improved look for the men in your life is to get them well-fitting attire. This goes for any outfit in their wardrobe, whether it’s a casual summer outfit or a formal business suit (we’ll come back to that later on in the article). This isn’t to say that loose clothing is always bad, a baggy vintage jacket can look good if paired with the right outfit.
The point is that the ultimate goal should be to wear clothes that look as if they were tailor-made to the man in question even if they weren’t. Fashion is all about effort. A person’s appearance has to look as if it was intentional. The better an outfit fits, the more it appears that real effort was put into it. If you want to improve the appearance of the men in your life then help them look as if they’ve put some more thought into the way they dress.
Get an idea of their personal taste.
Of course, you’ve got to have a little faith when it comes to the man whose look you’re trying to fix. They know what they like and this should be reflected in their clothing. You want them to feel comfortable in what they wear because a huge factor of looking good is confidence. And they won’t feel confident or comfortable in their appearance if they’re wearing clothes that just aren’t “them”. Think about interests they might have such as a football team; you could get the logo of their favorite team sewn into a vintage jacket. Think outside the box. Find ways to make their attire look good in an objective sense but also in a subjective and personal sense.
Get better business attire.
You might struggle to help the men in your life with their business attire because that’s a part of their wardrobe which is slightly more rigid. Obviously, you don’t have too much freedom with regards to the kind of clothing you can wear at work; if you have an office-based job yourself then you’ll know this to be the case. The employer calls the shots in many regards. Still, you have some room to get a little creative with the business wardrobe of the man in your life. They might have to wear a suit but there’s such a thing as a bad suit. The goal is to find something that looks tailor-made to fit the figure of the man in question. As discussed earlier, well-fitted clothes are important whether it’s a casual outfit or small business attire.
In addition, you need to think about the accessories involved in business attire. The man in question most likely wants to make a good impression at work and the way they present themselves plays a huge part in this. It’s not just the suit but the finer details that make all the difference. You might want to look into ranges of men’s ties online to find luxury handwoven neckties that could help bring his entire business look together. They should thank you for this. Taking a little more pride in their appearance could help the man in question to finally wow his boss and prove that he’s an organized, efficient, and meticulous person. “If he takes this much pride in his appearance every single day, he must take a lot of pride in his work,” his boss might think.
Get good shoes.
As a final piece of advice, remember that shoes tie an outfit together. If you want the wardrobe of this special guy in your life to really work then you need to make sure they have the right footwear to go with all their outfits. When it comes to smart shoes, remember that the soles of well-made footwear will be stitched and not glued to the bottom of the shoe. That’s a good way to gauge the quality of proper footwear.