Guys, Here's How to Dress to Impress
Learn How to Become The Sharp Dressed Man Every Girl Is Crazy About
Dear April Masini,
I'm no fashion model, that's for sure. I'm just an average guy who wants to look good. I've been going out a lot, trying to meet new people, and possibly find that someone special. But I'm sick of all the polo shirts and boring clothes hanging in my closet. I don't want to be over-dressed but I want to find a hot new look that will make me feel good and make people give me a second look. Do you have any advice for how I can dress so people start noticing me?"
Sincerely, Wanting to Dress to Kill
April Masini's Advice :
Dear Wanting to Dress to Kill,
You're on the right track! You know that if you look good, people will look at you, which may lead to them wanting to talk to you. And who knows where that could lead!
I offer a lot of great fashion advice for men in my book, Date Out Of Your League, so make sure you check it out.
First of all, what's hot in fashion right now?
The Classic Blue Blazer
Once you have your navy suit hanging in your closet, next on the list of what you need to own should be a classic blue blazer with plain, polished brass, black, or blue buttons. It comes from elite origins, but the blue blazer is universal and complements almost every item in your wardrobe, whether it’s a striped dress shirt, a turtle neck, or a solid T-shirt; a patterned tie, a solid tie, or no tie; khakis, flannels, and jeans; loafers and wing tips. They’re a staple for well-dressed men, and will be for you, too.
Okay, so here's why you need to DRESS TO IMPRESS:
Before we look at some fundamentals of every well-dressed man’s wardrobe, let’s talk about why clothes are so damn important.
Dating (as life) is about sales. And the three basic rules to success in sales are:
• Rule #1—Know your audience.
• Rule #2—Give them what they want.
• Rule #3—Analyze the competition and do things better than they do.
So why worry about your clothes and your personal style? Because it is what your target audience wants (see Rule #2).
Still need some other reasons to finally throw out those acid-washed jeans and crop that mullet? How about this …
A Well-dressed Man = A Confident, Successful Man.
Confidence= The No. 1 trait a woman seeks in a mate.
Or, try this on for size (no pun intended)—Depending on whom you ask, it takes anywhere between seven and 90 seconds for someone to form their first impression of you. Either way, the image conveyed, along with its resulting perception, are both immediate and long lasting. In fact, according to the experts—they’re permanent.
Personal style is the single most significant indicator of who someone is, who they want to be, and who they want us to perceive them to be.
No matter what you’re wearing, and whether it’s dressy or casual, there are some basic rules that make sense to adhere to:
- Clothes must fit well. If they don’t, don’t buy them or get to a tailor, pronto.
- Never wear dirty clothes.
- Wrinkled clothes look sloppy – iron them or get them professionally pressed.
- Maintain your wardrobe and keep clothing in good repair (no holes, frayed seems, unraveling hems, etc.).
Dress for success:
Dressing with style and class will set you apart from 80% of the male population.
Want specifics? To take the guess work out of it, in my book Date Out Of Your League, I’ve compiled 27 classic items that together, compile a basic, irreproachable and timeless wardrobe. A wardrobe that is sure to place you on every woman’s “best dressed list” — check it out.