Guys, you may not realize this, but despite your best efforts, you may be sabotaging your look. You may have done your menswear research and are up to speed on all the current trends, you have mastered layering, know how a suit should be properly tailored, and can easily spot a man who does not have any sartorial sense however, just because you have managed to become a connoisseur of menswear doesn’t mean that you are still not making some small but silly errors that are throwing your outfit game off.
Below are some things that could be killing your look but never to worry, they can all be easily fixed.
You don:t pay attention to proportions: Style is all about balance, especially when it comes to ties and suiting. No matter what, if your suit/tie proportion is off, then consider your outfit in the wrong. If you pair a narrow-lapeled two-piece with an equally slim tie, you will ooze the rakish charm but if you pick a kipper tie, your torso becomes somewhat of an optical illusion. As a general rule of thumb, for a suit jacket with a medium to narrow lapel, the widest part of the tie should be of equal width of the widest part of the lapel.
You wait too long to cut your hair: Its no surprise that your hair can be an outfit deal breaker, so its important that you keep a close eye on it, it is recommended that you become a regular at your barber shop. Too many men wait until they reach the forlorn tugging of your locks a stage before they really care to do anything about it. Even if you have your outfit together and overall everything is put together expertly, but you need a haircut, its taking away from your perfectly styled look. If you stick to being proactive about your hair rather than reactive, you are bound to always be right on point with your look.
You don’t keep your lines straight: Your lapels and tie are the correct width and the leathers and metals in your ensemble are paired harmoniously, you should have a clean gig line, which is a military term for the imaginary line that runs down the front of your body from the point of your chin all the way to your crotch. As a rule, your collar, tie knot, buttons, and belt buckle should all align so you need to keep everything centered from your tie to your fly. Just make sure before you walk out the door that everything is lined up and at attention, and then you are ready to go.
You skimp on your eyewear: Some men wear vanity glasses for style, while others wear glasses out of necessity. The two need not be mutually exclusive. If you are a well-dressed man, you may be skimping on your eyewear without even realizing it. First things first, the shade of your glasses should suit your skin tone, in the same way you pick out an outfit. Next, its important that you pick a shape that fits and balances out your face shape. Generally, rounded frames soften angular face types, while square frames create edges on the more spherical face. One particular aspect that many men can easily ignore (as well as most people in general) is the way the frame sits along your brow line. The shape of the frame should almost but not completely, cover your eyebrows. This will ensure that the rest of the frame sits comfortably in the correct position on your face. You shouldn’t be constantly pushing your sliding frames up.