Most guys know how to dress for the office or formal occasions. Once you’ve reached a certain age, you have figured out your best look, you know what’s appropriate, you remember to buy clothes that fit properly, and you have a reasonable handle on how to mix patterns and plains.
So how come when you are out on the town with friends you look like an explosion in a thrift shop?
Here are a few simple rules to follow to make sure that you always look good, even when you’re just hanging around the house.
Casual Doesn’t Mean Sloppy
Make sure things are clean and unstained. Unless you really are going to be scrambling around underneath your truck, painting the front porch or digging in the garden, your casual clothes should be neat and clean.
The shirt with the spaghetti sauce stains – come on, you know you should turn it into rags – so do it! And wash or dry-clean casual clothes even more frequently than other clothes because they work harder.
The idea that clothes should fit is not confined to the office. Casual clothes should fit too. There is nothing worse than a beer gut looming over a belt fastened so tight it would keep a balloon from leaking air. You’re kidding no-one but yourself.
Comfortable Is Okay But Be Reasonable
If you have a big waist but average thighs, look for a slim cut and wear a loose shirt over the top.
T-shirts are fun, but some of them, let’s be honest, are gross. Remember to choose t- shirt colors which suit you, even for fun garments, and again, make sure they fit.
Chinos look that bit smarter than jeans for semi-casual events, but are still relaxed.
Choose a polo shirt to pair with chinos.
For winter, a black polo always looks good.
A killer look for any occasion and any man is a good pair of dark colored jeans matched with a snow white t-shirt, or a snow white dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Ask any lady, she will tell you that this is a sexy look.
Never wear dress shoes and socks with shorts. Just. Don’t. Do. It.