Many men feel quite comfortable getting ready. From suits to tuxedos, they feel comfortable in the standard, well-crafted man’s “uniform” accepted. But what about casual wear?
What about less formal nights, or days that work outside the office?
Trying to put these styles together can take many seriously men further. If this sounds like you, then this guide should help you in those moments of doubt.
Men’s casual staples
Every man should easily have some staples. There are certain, timeless pieces that every man should have and be able to pull from the closet even at the last minute and still look together.
First, don’t disregard the power of a solid jeans and t-shirt combo. However there are certain rules here. Those baggy, slick T-shirts with weird things and cartoon characters? Best left as those pajamas, or better yet, back to the hostel room where they belong. Older men can certainly pull off the T-shirt vibe, but stick with solid colors or with thin horizontal stripes in a contrasting color. Avoid vertical stripes; They often read “football referee” more than fashion. Add a little edge with a fitted Henley or V-neck cut.
Denim to denim
Jeans do not need to be particularly expensive, but they are unlikely to be of a quality that you can find at the same big box store you buy your automotive tools and laundry detergent. Invest in many good pairs and let them look new, keeping them free from stains. Also, avoid rinsing them, which causes the quality pigment that you paid to fade faster. Stick to zero-logo designs and leave the flared, baggy style for the kids at the skate park.
Since thoughtful layering is the first rule of casual fashion, every man should have an assortment of comfortable, stylish sweaters. This is where you can decorate a little. Toggles, over-sized pockets, vibrant colors instead of buttons … They all go a long way towards classifying your casual look!
And don’t forget how important shoes are for any overall look. Boat shoes, suede desert boots, and classic loafers all lend themselves to a particular type of detail in your outfits that sneakers don’t usually offer. If you wear sneakers, make sure they are sleek, clean and give a little bit of interest.