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Apart from health, a huge objective of my blog posts here are to help men to visually look better. The obvious ways in which I help men to do this are:
- Reducing body fat
- Gaining muscle
- Ageing better
But something that’s incredibly important, yet I have overlooked so far, is fashion, and how to dress well. It’s a vital part of your overall appearance, and whilst it isn’t going to make a fat guy look hawt, it will make a non-fat guy look a lot better than he previously did.
Dressing well is very important for first impressions and it says a lot about you as a person. If you don’t dress well, people will instantly judge you negatively, even if the judgements are true. No this isn’t fair, but I didn’t make the rules. I just play the game.
Without further ado, let’s get into the ways to improve our appearance:
Number 1 – Wear Clothes That Are A Good Fit
If you master this, you will already be ahead of most of your competition. Loads of guys wear stuff that’s too small and tight, particularly if they’re taller and/or chubbier. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it also looks bad.
- Your t-shirt needs to be long enough to cover your waistline
- Trousers need to be long enough to comfortably rest on your shoes
- You need to be able to easily button up all buttons, whether on your shirt or your trousers
On the other hand, you don’t want clothes that are too loose or baggy:
- Your shirt/jumper sleeves should NOT heavily cover (drown) your palms
- Your t-shirt should firmly press into your chest and arms
- There should be some resistance/tightness when you place your phone into your jeans/trousers pockets
Although this may seem obvious to you, there are a lot of guys who don’t follow these tips. Clothes need to be big enough, yet still tight(ish) fitting. Baggy clothes look sloppy and make you look shorter/squatter.
Number 2 – Choose Good Colours
This is a trickier subject, and is going to require personal experimentation and asking the opinions of multiple impartial women, but the general rule is: if you have paler skin, you’re likely going to look better in blacks, greys and certain blues. If you have darker skin, you will likely look better in all other colours. You can use a different “bold” colour and throw this in there sparingly, but most of the time you want to stick to your “main” colours. It’s safer.
In terms of boldness, some good colours for throwing in for contrast are:
Another thing to consider is your hair colour. If you have weak contrast between your hair colour and skin colour) i.e both are fair) then you want to also have weak contrast between colours in the outfit you’re wearing.
Number 3 – Maximise Illusions
Choosing the same colour (or similar colours) for your upper and lower body will make you appear taller. Whereas if you completely contrast the two, it has the opposite effect. Just like choosing relatively slim-fitting clothes will also give you an elongated look.
Darker colours make you look leaner. No idea why, they just do. Again, the fit is an important factor as always, but dark colours make you appear leaner. Avoiding thick, layered, puffed up coats and jackets will also help you look leaner. Furthermore, fitted waistcoats are excellent for hiding a bit of a beer gut.
Number 4 – Trial & Experiment
Go to the shops, take some girls with you (on separate occassions) and take their advice. You also must like these clothes too (and the persona they portray) otherwise you’re wasting your money if you’re never realistically going to wear them.
These are just scratching the surface, but most men reading this want to look better and feel more confident in their own skin – improving your dress sense will help you to do this. Granted, you will look better in all clothes if you drop body fat, but dressing well is also important.