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2. More Smart Than Casual
I find it very difficult to find the right style and clothing that I like. I spend so much time looking for shoes and clothes and sometimes end up buying nothing. Thanks for the article. I read this and some other article on other sites about dressing well for men.
This advice is only for those working an office-type environment and common industries in order to be successful within those fields by complying with the unwritten codes and etiquette of those fields.
Selling art is a professional activity, but not making it. Yet I believe a lot of collectors just want to see an authentic artist, someone who is also different. When I go to an art opening, artists just wear creative or thrift store type things, not suits. Can you help me out and explain this contradiction? All these rules and theories of dress are overridden instantly by social proof, charisma, confidence, competence, and, or ability to converse and flirt well wether in business or dating.
Not to mention people want to experience something exotic and ladies are drawn to punk rock band members that hardly comb their hair, more than sharp looking professional men, unless they are strictly looking for committed long term husband type relationships.
Definitely for dating apps where there are lots of hot high-value women, it would be hard to match with anyone unless one followed these rules. Is the reasoning behind not wearing embellishments simply to separate yourself from the younger crowd?
Great article — very useful notes on the jeans and tshirts. I had already started applying these ideas until I moved country. Consequently, my style has been reduced to shorts and a t-shirt, usually with sneakers. Yeah, dressing in hot weather can be a bit tricky. Check out my article on dressing for summer for more information. Hi this is amar from pakistan I read your article and much of that i really liked too but i wanna ask you about hair style because dresses not only make a personality our hair style matters too.
Well, you are brilliant. I loved the way you explained some misconceptions I see in my dressing. Or to try using leather shoes and fit jeans? Try going for sleek pairs though, almost full white or black and without all the bells and whistles on them.
Converse, Stan Smiths or LaCoste. I would definitely suggest you get used to more fitted jeans though. You will look a lot better! Hiii Robert , can you please tell me which type of combination I wear in my School Function….
Darnit — I really like my graphic tees. Great and informative article, nonetheless. Hi Robert, I was fed up with my casual jeans outfit. I mostly wear slim suit to work which looks great but when it comes to casual then I am not good at all. I am in my late 20s and I want to look mature when I wear jeans not a teenager. I found your article very interesting and I took some notes as well for upcoming weekend shopping.
I like straight dark blue jean. I still wear graphic tees, and I think I giving up those would be the toughest if I had to follow your advice. Great article, I have started this a while ago with myself and I love it….. I will add that a great resource for outfit ideas is Pinterest. Seeing how the outfit looks on someone else and all put together gave me a better idea of what colors would look good together and what types of pieces to buy.
Yeah Pinterest can serve as an inspiration for good outfits, and it is a good way to find nice-looking color combinations. IMO, you should understand the basics of style — understand how to make clothes work for YOU, and then magazines and Pinterest and stuff like that can be a good source of inspiration: Because I have a hard time finding t-shirts that look good.
What about facial hair? Trimmed and cut to make your jaw line more prominent? I always have trouble getting a smart casual dress shirt, I either go to flashy or to loose… Any tips here?
You can wear both formal and casual shirts in a smart casual outfit, depending on the outfit. As for tucking in shirts or not… It depends on the outfit as well.
I am 22 years old…a college student I want some dressing tips sir So guide me plz.. Most of the tips apply to a year old as well. I hope to be a designer smday but av been struggling on aw to make mature outfits……… But this has helped me a lot.
Espacially I will give up wearing printed t-shirts. Thanks for the suggestions it will definitely change my dressing sense. These tips are dead accurate. Second I deal with the public as part of my job….. I did not realize it until I read this article especially when you were speaking of the maturity level.
Like I just needed someone to verbalize it for me. Funny how that works: Is there a different style shoe I could get? Desert boots, as the article suggests is a nice casual shoe. But you can also go for brogues, monk straps, chelsea boots, and plenty more options! One you missed is dress for the occasion, for example if you are going to events that may ruin your clothing e.
Thanks for the comment, Frank. People should definitely dress for the occasion. I feel like that pertains to style in general though, and not just casual style ;.
Hi Robert, Firstly, thanks for the great articles! Could you give me an example of the following sentence in the 3. Does it mean that the jeans is too tight around the ankle? Keep up the good work bro, thumbs up!
But you helped me so much.. I love the way you explain things in a simple and effective manner good job and wish you the best: Coming from a college kid looking to drop the graphic tee look, great article for an intro into dressing well.
Nice post…I found this site after i browsed through numerous pages of styling shit which made no sense to me or would have made me look like a hep. Once again Robert, great info condensed into something short and sweet.
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new window. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. You see how these are an improvement right? These jeans will only make you look like a clown. Dark straight-leg jeans look good on every guy. Add some pants in different colors to your wardrobe and change things up. Simple looks elevated by brown leather footwear.
Casual outfits with multiple layers. Very nice tips for men who are find of fashion and want to look good in every aspect. Hey Michelle, you can purchase it here. I love the advice! The tips on classing up your shoes really helps!
Great advice, just what I have been looking for, thank you. A good pair of jeans, dress shoes and sweater always works: If you dress casually when everyone else is dressed up, you will appear under-dressed, As for whether you should pay attention to criticism, it depends. If its the last one, you should listen ; Lastly, I think that outfit sounds fine! U have explained it the best way bro…. Hey Eric, glad to hear you liked the article! You might also try linen pants and shirts.
A good example of this is sneakers. Personally smart casual is something I always strive towards. Apply the tips shared in this article and pulling off the smart casual dress code will become a lot easier. Read my personal blog here.
Many thanks for sharing! I work at a job where the dress is casual and I want to up my appearance. How can I do this everyday and make it simple?? You should add links so we can purchase the items in pictures. Leave a comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. As with so many dress codes, smart casual attire falls somewhere between personal expression and societal convention. What we can do is provide a more intensive breakdown of smart casual norms so that you stay within a given framework.
When it comes to the game of smart casual attire, men consistently and wisely put a quality blazer in their starting line up. In other words, seek out a stylish blazer that blends with the outfit and exhibits a little—but not too much—personality on its own. After all, you want your blazer to be a piece of the whole, not the whole unto itself.
Accordingly, you should pair the blazer with a nice pair of chinos or jeans. You might also layer a collared shirt under a wool sweater, though make sure both are really sharp to avoid steering too close to the casual arena. Not so fast, gents.
Yes, you can rock a nice t-shirt underneath your blazer or jacket, but bear in mind that the t-shirt should still operate as a piece to the broader, stylish whole. Naturally, you should avoid bright colours and loud patterns. Instead, opt for a sophisticated print, classic pattern, or monochromatic colour scheme. And while a slim fit or tailored fit seems like a smart casual no-brainer, you actually have some room to play depending on material, permitted you tuck a longer shirt in to your waistline.
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“Smart casual is destined to be one of those terms that history will not be kind to,” says Josh Sims, author of Men of Style. “Thankfully, the recent explosion in non-designer-y brands. Sweatshirt and Shirt – Match the jumper with a crisp dress or oxford shirt to nail the smart casual style. Smart casual is easy to grasp with just a few simple pieces PHOTO CREDIT: Vogue On That Note. So, the men’s smart casual dress style isn’t too tricky after all, and with so many combinations, there’s no excuse for you to not try out the look from time to time. Casual ties: while a traditional suit and tie get-up is a bit too formal for a smart casual look, styles like patterned square ties, bow ties or ties that are tucked under a sweater or vest are a great option to add an interesting but appropriate accessory.