The art of dressing like a real gentleman isn’t as difficult as you believe.
Below are 26 charts, varying from how to properly pick sunglasses that fit your face to how to pack a shirt while traveling, that will guide you step your game up and have you feeling like James Bond.
#1. FIRST, KNOW THE BASIC SUIT STYLES AND FABRIC PATTERNS.
There are different suits for different folks. A tailor-fit suit makes any man effortlessly stylish.
#2. KNOW WHEN TO LITERALLY PUSH THE RIGHT BUTTONS.
Yes, there is a social protocol for buttoning up your suit.
#3. KNOW HOW TO MIX-AND-MATCH SHIRTS AND TIES.
#4. LEARN HOW TO COMBINE TRICKY PATTERNS TOGETHER.
A dashing gentleman knows that “finding a good match” is not just applicable to finding a life partner but also in determining the best suit,shirt, and tie pattern combinations.
#5. GET TO KNOW THE DIFFERENT PLAID PATTERNS.
Impress Vogue Magazine’s Anna Wintour by knowing the different plaid patterns.
#6. THESE SUIT-FITTING TRICKS SHOULD BE UP YOUR SLEEVES.
James Bond’s secret to crime fighting is a bespoke suit that lets him move around freely.
#7. CHOOSE THE RIGHT PAIR OF SHOES.
“It is totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes,” says Hardy Amies, an English men’s fashion designer.
#8. LOOK DAPPER, NOT DOPE.
A gentleman is kind to society. Dress well and don’t give others a sore sight of your pants-eating bottoms.
#9. KNOW WHEN IT’S A GOOD FIT.
Dressing well never goes out of style. Wearing a larger suit makes you look like a hobo. Wearing a smaller size doesn’t help you at all.
#10. PUT AN END TO “HANGING” PANTS HEMS.
Your trousers should have “break” or a slight scrunch at the hem where it touches your shoes. Ideally, it should between a quarter and a half break.
#11. DISCOVER THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHIRT COLLARS.
A real gentleman should be able to distinguish the different shirt collars. Have at least 2 – 3 collar styles in your closet.
#12. LEARN HOW TO WEAR A TUX WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A PENGUIN.
A real gentleman can pull off a tuxedo anytime, anywhere.
#13. CREATE VARIETY IN YOUR WARDROBE.
Color combinations are there for a reason. Avoid a monochromatic wardrobe. At same time, avoid looking like a walking Christmas tree.
#14. MASTER THE ART OF ROLLING UP YOUR SLEEVES.
Messy cuffs look shoddy. Aim to look refined at all times.
#15. DECODE THE DRESS CODES LIKE A BOSS.
Tip: an event’s dress code is usually written beneath the RSVP.
#16. THROW OUT APPARELS FROM YOUR PUBERTY.
Do a good deed and burn — don’t give away– that Fiery Shirt.
#17. PRACTICE FOLDING A POCKET SQUARE.
They are made to complement your suit, tie, and cuff links. Avoid blowing your nose with them. Not even in life and death situations.
#18. MAKE A BOWTIE WITHOUT YOUR MOM.
And don’t even use those hideous ready-made bows with garters.
#19. BE ADEPT IN KNOTTING A NECKTIE.
The first test of a real gentleman is knotting a necktie without breaking a sweat. Never use a clip-on tie.
#20. SOLVE THE BAFFLING MYSTERY OF HOW TO WEAR CUFF LINKS.
Don’t hate yourself for not figuring out this easy life skill. You’re not alone.
#21. WEAR A SCARF LIKE A BOSS.
It should accentuate your wardrobe. It’s a scarf, not a security blanket.
#22. ENRICH YOUR VOCABULARY WITH THE DIFFERENT SHOE STYLES.
And now you know “oxfords” and “loafers” are not the same.
#23. CHOOSE THE RIGHT ROCKSTAR SUNGLASSES
Accentuate your facial features with the right frame.
#24. KNOW HOW TO KEEP YOUR SHIRTS WRINKLE-FREE
Avoid the walk of shame. Don’t look life you’ve stepped out from the dryer.
#25. TREAT YOUR WARDROBE LIKE A LADY.
26. WEAR THE PROPER SHORTS