Men's Fashion - Flawed But Useful

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This is one of those "flawed but useful" posts.

I've been trying to learn more about men's fashion recently. I want to understand the psycology of clothes. What they mean to others, and to one's self. I've found dressing in more than just jeans and a t-shirt has had various helpful affects - this is both expected, and well documented.

To be clear, I am in no way a fashion guru, and I'm only just learning these things myself.

Here are some statements that may or may not be true, but they're certainly useful:

  1. Most important part of dressing well isĀ "fit"
  2. The most important aspect in "fit" is the shoulder width (seams should not drape)
  3. Shoe colour should match your belt
  4. Accessories allow you to differentiate yourself from others (watches, bangles, etc.), they should also be matching colours if possible
  5. NEVER roll your sleves past your elbows (unless doing something dirty)
  6. Shirt sleves should rest at your sticky-outy wrist bone when your arms are by your side
  7. About an inch of your shirt cuff should be visible when wearing a jacket/blazer
  8. Sometimes always never rule, simple version - always do up the middle/top button on a jacket, never do the bottom one
  9. Pin-stripes make you look taller and slimmer
  10. Standing with your shoulders back makes you look stronger, bigger, and more trustworthy