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|18 Oct|3 mins

5 Things All Stylish Men Know

Tricks to staying dapper
Kate Tregoning
18 Oct
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1. Inspiration is everywhere

Social media is an instant way to access everything from the latest looks to come out of Milan’s Modo Uomo shows, to how everyday people are styling themselves, but inspiration can strike anywhere. Look up from your phone at events, galleries and on the street to keep your wardrobe fresh and interesting. Get inspired by the outfits around you, colours and prints you notice in fabrics, artwork and nature.

2. Not to obsess over trends

Innately stylish guys buy cleverly, choosing an arsenal of refined wardrobe essentials, adding a flourish of individuality with a statement piece or a nod to a seasonal trend. Ever evolving trends don’t keep them awake at night. Invest in heritage styles, like a quality denim jacket and leather boots - pieces that only get better with age.

Advice
|18 Oct|3 mins

5 Things All Stylish Men Know

Tricks to staying dapper
Kate Tregoning
18 Oct
Share:

1. Inspiration is everywhere

Social media is an instant way to access everything from the latest looks to come out of Milan’s Modo Uomo shows, to how everyday people are styling themselves, but inspiration can strike anywhere. Look up from your phone at events, galleries and on the street to keep your wardrobe fresh and interesting. Get inspired by the outfits around you, colours and prints you notice in fabrics, artwork and nature.

2. Not to obsess over trends

Innately stylish guys buy cleverly, choosing an arsenal of refined wardrobe essentials, adding a flourish of individuality with a statement piece or a nod to a seasonal trend. Ever evolving trends don’t keep them awake at night. Invest in heritage styles, like a quality denim jacket and leather boots - pieces that only get better with age.

*via Instagram @fabioattanasio

3. Their correct size

It may sound obvious but shirt measurements, waistband and pant length are all essential in making sure clothes fit you right and sit as they were designed to. Even if that guy whose style you admire on Instagram lives in T-shirts, you can be sure he knows his jacket size and ideal leg length. The ultimate life-hack, knowing your correct sizing means you can order a new suit or jeans online in a matter of clicks. If your size changes, your clothes should follow suit.

4. Their body shape

Related to, but not the same thing as knowing your size, having a good long look in the mirror - bear with us on this one - to understand your body shape is key to knowing what suits you. Identifying where you’re broadest, narrowest and proportions like leg length versus torso length will inform your choices and enable you to select the looks that flatter. For example, if your top half is shorter, a long-line tee will elongate you and give balance.

*via Instagram @thetalesofman

5. Good grooming habits

Leave the big things like haircuts to the professionals, but it’s important to keep daily grooming in check at home with the help of tools and products. Everything from neatening facial hair to trimming your nails adds to the overall appearance of having your life together.

Kate Tregoning
Lifestyle Editor
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