Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dress to Impress: Tips for men to make a great impression

It's not the clothes that make the man... its the man that makes the clothes, but sometimes men’s decisions and taste can be misguided. You don’t have to have the perfect body to look good in the right outfit. Believe it or not you will capture a women’s attention if you’re wearing the right thing.

Clean and matching clothes
First and most important suggestion is to have clean clothes. There’s nothing worse than wearing dirty smelly clothing, no matter how much cologne you spray to hide it. Second unless it’s a theme party, your outfit has to match. Nothing is tackier than having black dress pants with red converse while wearing a vintage T-shirt.

Don't wear your nicest clothes
You are going out to party, relax and loosen up; you don’t want to wear your finest attire. It is very probable someway you will get dirty, so if you are going to be worried all night that someone will spill a drink on your expensive dress shirt or smudge your brand new suede shoes you wont have any fun. Between all the dancing and movement you will most likely sweat too and you’ll have to take your Sundays best to the cleaners. Besides if you are uncomfortable you wont be able to dance and party like you should. Sometimes at the end of the night you might even loose a piece of clothing, why risk your best.

The Suit
Suits are stylish, they make you look great, but if you didn’t come straight from the office you shouldn’t be wearing one at the club. Suits will get female attention but unless you’re at the downtown bar at happy hour don’t put one on.

Don't wear all black.
A lot of people live under the misconception that black is stylish, yes if you’re going to a funeral or a Goth club, Black cloths are usually reserved for waiters and mall product testers. Wearing black can bring about many negative results, like every bit of dryer lint will look like dandruff or stains from a cheap deodorant.

Brands and Logos
Nothing screams, “ I want attention” more than having a big Abercrombie moose or A/X logo on your shirt. I’m not saying these are bad brands, but letting everyone know where your expensive clothes come from wont make you popular with the right crowd. Many will argue that flaunting your brand to the world is a sign of success… its not; it makes you look like walking advertisement. Especially those who wear their Jack Daniels and vintage Soft drink tees.

Know the club
Know the rules of the Club or bar you are going to. This goes beyond: No shirt No shoes No service. If you know they don’t let people with tennis shoes in, then don’t wear them. It’s annoying if you’ve waited in line for a long time and when you get to the front they deny you entry. Nice clubs will have bouncers that if they see you with a tee and faded jeans will probably not let you in, and I don’t blame them. They want their club to be stylish so if you’re an eyesore they don’t want you in there.

Know the city
If you live in South Florida, you know its warm and humid most of the time. So wearing jackets and sweaters, no matter how nice they are, is a huge mistake. I understand many places are also summer hot spots; this doesn’t entitle you to go to the club with your Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops.

Do not wear sunglasses
I shouldn’t even have to mention this but I occasionally run into people who think this is stylish, Its not, you'll look like a douche.

Like what you wear
The most important aspect regarding your outfit is that you are confortable in it. Just because it’s trendy and everyone is wearing it, doesn’t make it right for you. If you are happy with how you look you will feel more confident and enjoy yourself more.

I know everyone has their own style and I respect that, but these are suggestions that will help you better your club experience and even bring up your game. If you’re still concerned about your outfit once you're dressed, seek advice. Ask a few women what they think, and take their advice into consideration.

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