♪♪ Mens Fashion Etiquette - Things Every Man Should Know ♪♪
If you want to get ahead in this life, you need a basic understanding of fashion and what looks good on a man.
Though the younger generation is more relaxed about dress codes,
it is still important to know what is appropriate for the office and what is better left for weekends or night life.
The way you dress can effect how people look at you.
It is important to make a good impression if you want to move forward in your work or personal life.
There are a few general fashion rules and terms that every man should know.
This will get you started in your journey to learning appropriate fashion etiquette.
●▬ Black Tie ▬●
When someone asks you to come to a black-tie event, they are asking you to wear formal attire.
Many wedding and formal office parties will require black tie dress.
Do yourself a favor and show up for these events in a suave black tuxedo,
a white ribbed or pleated shirt, a cummerbund, a classic silk bowtie, and black shoes.
This is appropriate black tie dress.
If you dont have something quite so formal hanging in your closet,
tuxedos can be rented from most menswear shops.
●▬ Professional Attire ▬●
Most often, men dont need to wear a tuxedo into the office.
Professional attire generally consists of a suit and neck tie with matching accessories.
Professional dress provides you with plenty of room to get creative with your fashion and develop your own personal style. Dont feel pressured into wearing one or two boring colors to the office.
If you want to wear a pink shirt or a lime green tie, go for it! You can mix and match to make a statement for almost any occasion with the help of various ties.
You can also wear some unique accessories like pocket squares or cufflinks to complete your look.
●▬ Hats ▬●
You can see men wearing baseball caps and cowboy hats everywhere you go these days.
Hats have become very common, and most men have forgotten the manners that go along with them.
It is still appropriate to remove your hat when you enter a building or during times of prayer.
Men are often seen wearing their hats in the mall or at a restaurant,
but fashion etiquette states that men should always remove their hats when indoors.
You should also remember to tip your hat to every lady you meet.
This may seem like an old fashioned concept, but being a gentleman never goes out of style.
Women will be impressed by your manners and you will make a great first impression on the people you meet.
●▬ Casual Shoes ▬●
We live in the era of flip flops and running shoes.
Todays generation is disgusted at the thought of wearing loafers or dress shoes in the office.
Despite the recent trends, etiquette requires men to save the flip flops and tennis shoes for the weekend.
When you go to work, wear some nice loafers, boat shoes, or slip on dress shoes.
●▬ T-Shirts ▬●
People spend thousands of dollars on t-shirts every year.
You can find them in every color under the rainbow with all kind of advertisements.
If you love t-shirts, then wear them anywhere you want except the office.
T-shirts are never appropriate for a professional setting.
●▬ Jeans ▬●
Many workplaces now allow employees to wear jeans.
Contrary to popular opinion, jeans are not professional and they dont create a great first impression.
If your job allows for casual dress,
find a nice pair of comfortable slacks instead, and leave the jeans at home.
If you arent sure if your wardrobe choices are professional, get a second opinion before you head out the door.
Any time you wonder what is appropriate to wear, ask a menswear specialist,
your girlfriend or your wife or a fashion conscious friend of either gender.
It is better to ask than to be wrong! After some practice,
these steps and information become like second nature as you get ready in the mornings.
You will always be dressed appropriately for any occasion if you take some time to plan your wardrobe carefully.