Being A Gentleman Through Your Fashion
What comes to your mind when you think of the word gentleman? Many of us may picture actors such as Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Cary Grant, Michael Caine, or even Stephen Fry. A significant factor in people’s perception of the term “gentleman” relates to someone’s overall well-groomed appearance. Even though not everyone cares about their appearance, first impressions tend to be very important, especially in the business world. When you meet someone new, the first thing you will notice is their outfit. As humans, we automatically make assumptions about someone’s character based on how they look if they are a stranger to us. With that in mind, dressing like a gentleman will earn you the respect and attention you deserve right from the start. Today, we will discuss how to be a gentleman through your fashion sense and provide tips so you can dress to impress.
Take your time to make sure the fit is right
Nobody has ever been born with an inherent intuition on how to dress well. However, we do know one thing for certain. To look sharp, one must wear clothes that fit properly. You don’t have to be the wealthiest person alive to accomplish this. We have all seen that people who wear baggy clothes generally appear fatter or shorter than usual. To avoid being that guy, the next time you are shopping for clothes, choose the clothing item in the size you think you are, plus one size smaller and one size larger into the dressing room. This method ultimately saves time and will help you figure out which size looks the best.
Neutral mixed with colours associated with maturity
Stick with the basics, starting with the neutral color palette. Neutral colors allow you to mix and match other colors together into one outfit easily. Fill about half of your wardrobe with solid neutral colors such as black, white, gray, and brown. Navy blue, olive green, burgundy, and khaki are other colors that can portray a sense of finesse and maturity. You don’t have to constrict yourself to just those colors, but this provides a starting point if you want to revamp your wardrobe and start with a clean slate. Depending on your budget, a better solution might include a gradual exchange of old clothing items with new ones. Try to find things made with the best quality materials that will fit your budget. Never spend your entire paycheck at all the high street vendors.
Use others to inspire your choices
You may have thought to yourself that you have no sense of style. No matter who you are that is simply not true. There are people in your life or even celebrities you’ve seen who you think have a great sense of style. That fact alone means you do have an eye for what looks good. There are so many people who prove you don’t have to wear a three-piece suit every day to look like a gentleman. Even though you may not have the confidence to wear the latest trends, an excellent place to start is by looking to others for inspiration and wear classic outfits that never go out of style. Dressing well is a skill that takes time and practice. Be sure to have patience with yourself if you experience moments of struggle and discouragement regarding your self-image.
Be confident, be you
If you feel pushback from close friends or family members regarding your new look, don’t let that discourage you. It is hard for people to embrace change, but if you want to create a new sense of confidence through your fashion choices, you must stick to your decision. You must not let other people’s opinions affect the path you are taking. Surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you to be better and prove the naysayers wrong. Lastly, remember to have fun with your outfits. Wear things that make you look and feel great. If you get too serious about it, you will never feel comfortable in your own skin, regardless of how good you look.