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Christian Hudson And The Importance Of A Stylish Look

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Underestimating the importance of a stylish look is a fatal flaw that too many men make without even realizing it.

Woman In Stylish ShirtWhile a guy doesn’t have to be a fashionista, he does have to dress in a way that plays up his best features and downplays his negative ones. If he is too lazy to do this, a girl will dismiss him almost instantly, even if he is in other aspects the perfect guy for him.

First impressions do count. Wearing the wrong size or sloppy, wrinkled, stained clothes are broadcasting that you don’t give a crap about yourself. Not the impression you want to send to that cute girl.

Women notice what a guy is wearing. They notice and they form impressions. You need to be fashionable. Period. Too many guys just don’t get that. They think they will win her over with their sexiness or wit or intelligence. Not usually.

So, if you want to be successful with the ladies, you better dress the part.

Here’s What Christian Hudson Had To Say About This

On a budget? No worries. You can still do it. It’s about quality over quantity.

Here is the game plan, which I learned from Christian Hudson from the Social Man. You can also find Christian Hudson On Linked In Here.

First, go through every item of clothing you own. Throw away (or donate) anything you haven’t worn in a year (unless it’s a tux). Throw away everything that no longer fits. Or donate it if it’s in good shape. Throw away everything that is ripped, missing a button, falling apart, stained, etc. If it is something special that you love, say your favorite dress shirt that is missing a button, then go get it fixed immediately.

Now, try on what is left. Be brutally critical at what you see in the mirror. If it doesn’t make you look great — not good — GREAT, then toss it.

If you end up with nothing but your skivvies, then we’ll deal with that. But first be as honest as you can. Think of it this way: When you look in the mirror, do you say, “YES!” and growl like a tiger? If not, toss. If you say, “Well, it doesn’t fit that great, but matches my brown pants” — Toss.

Note: These are your going out clothes. Keep a bare basic work wardrobe separate. Unless you are lucky enough to wear whatever you want to work, then that’s different.

So, look carefully at what remains of your clothing. Examine why you like the items you kept. Was it the color green on that shirt that makes your eyes pop? Was it the fit of those jeans that make you look ten pounds less? Was it that cool tee shirt that accents your abs?

Then only wear those items when you go out.

If you find you have nothing. Then that calls for radical plan B.

Plan B involves going to a fashionable store and investing in the bare basics wardrobe that I will recommend here. It must be a high fashion store because you are going to hit up the salesclerk for honest advice. You want them to tell you which jeans are better on you and which shirt is better and so on. Even if you can’t afford to shop there, you will get an education.

So, those with empty wardrobes need to buy these items only as their bare basics and they can later add to them: Great fitting jeans, dark wash. A black or dark colored button up shirt that fits you like a dream. A black or dark colored tee shirt that flatters your build. A rocking belt. Some timeless, non-trendy but stylish shoes. A leather jacket of very stylish jacket. That’s it. You’re set. Go get ‘em, tiger.

Critical Fashion Tips for Guys

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The rules of male fashion can seem arbitrary sometimes. Growing up, you were probably told that brown matched everything. As it turns out, brown dress pants with black shoes are a mismatch. Below are critical fashion tips that every guy should know.

Investing in Quality Shoes

If you do not already have nice shoes, buy leather shoes — one black pair and one brown pair will do. Take good care of them: Polish them on a regular basis, store them in a cedar shoe tree to retain their moisture and keep them covered if you will not be wearing them for a while. Oxfords, ankle-high boots and loafers are all respectable choices. The shinier your shoes are, the more suitable they are to wear with a dressy outfit.

Match your socks to your shoes. Your shoes should also closely match your pants. The exception to this rule is that you may wear black shoes with brown slacks. Never, ever wear white socks with anything other than sneakers. Decent shoes are an essential component of male fashion because women pay attention to men’s shoes on dates and interviewers pay attention to shoes as well.

A Few Tips on Pants

When you purchase pants, try them on to see where they fall. When you stand without your shoes on, the pants should almost touch the ground. Cuffs are acceptable but most young men do not buy pants with 1″–1.5″ cuffs. While there is nothing wrong with it per se, cuffs are considered to be a more distinguished look that is characteristic of older men. As far as pleats are concerned, they are usually unnecessary. For pants that need a pleat, just maintain the one crease that the pants had when you got them. Finally, wear your pants at your waist. If you wear them too high, then you will look like a geek. If you wear them too low, then you will look like a 14-year-old.

Dress Shirts and T-Shirts

If you wear a dress shirt, it is always okay to unbutton the top button and it is usually okay to unbutton the second one. If you need to unbutton your collar, make sure to remove your tie or you will look messy. Make sure that ¼” to ½” of your shirt sleeve shows beyond the sleeve of your jacket.

It is important to match your top and bottom halves. If you are wearing jeans, do not wear a crisp dress shirt with them. Likewise, if you are wearing silk trousers, do not wear a bulky sweater. A V-neck tee or tasteful graphic t-shirt is acceptable. However, if you want to make a good impression on someone, then steer away from shirts that look like billboard advertisements for their manufacturers.

Sports Coats and Suit Jackets

It is okay to wear a sports coat without a tie. For dress suit jackets with three buttons, always button the middle one. It is okay to button the top one but that is not necessary. Never button the bottom one.

Suiting up

Any male fashion guru will advise you to have three suits in your wardrobe. One suit should be either gray or navy blue, and should be suitable for all seasons and a variety of social gatherings. Another suit should be black and appropriate for black-tie events. The third suit and any others that you purchase can express your individuality; unusual colors and pinstripes come to mind. A sales representative can help you make decisions on thread count and material. Fold a handkerchief into a square, place it in your jacket’s front pocket and keep ¼” to ½” sticking out from the top.

Accessorizing

Match your belt to your shoes and check that your tie reaches your belt. Put a limit on any special items such as fedoras, bracelets or classy wristwatches. One of these items is fine and can serve as a solid conversation starter.

There are a lot of nuances in male fashion. Not everyone knows that some of these trends were started hundreds of years ago. If you follow these tips, you will look very well put together and make a favorable impression on women that you meet every day. And that first impression is necessary as you are going to have lot’s of women wanting to talk to you.