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