A Big Man’s Guide to Sharp Dressing

Like the song goes, every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.Bad fit vs Good fit

If you’re a bigger guy, that’s no excuse for not stepping up your game. (Details matter, fellas.)
Here are seven style tips for you from the Art of Manliness.

Dressing well is about presenting your body in the best and most flattering way possible — without trying to distort or alter the body itself.

Suit fitting rules

Can’t argue with any of these suit fitting rules from FashionBeans. A quick, great way to brush up before buying your next suit.

it pays to be armed with knowledge – in this case knowing what good fit looks like.

Misconceptions About Men Who Dress Well

Love this run down from Dappered…

10 Misconceptions About Men Who Dress Well

#7 especially hit home for me. I’m asked fairly regularly on the sidewalk if I’m a lawyer. My thought is always Is that really how you want to find your next attorney? Really??

Style – A Simple Man’s Rule Book

I tend to think of myself as a fairly simple person. Flashy doesn’t impress me much. True art, design and magnificence shows through in forms of simplicity.

This little series of entries is going to be shared over the next week all started when I noticed the silly things men wore in the office thinking they looked good. I never gave my sense of style much thought until I realized I had a personal set of simple rules that the women around me told me worked very well, at least at the office. These initial few rules turned into a small series of rules, thoughts and philosophies. Most of them I follow, but like all rules sometimes they need to be broken too.

Common sense ideas that don’t seem very common

Style

  • StyleFashions may change. Having style does not.
  • Button down collars should only be worn without a tie.
  • Use brass collar stays.
  • V-neck undershirts are for open collars.
  • Crew necks are for shirts with ties.
  • The tip of your tie should meet your waist or belt buckle.
  • That little dimple in your tie makes a big difference.
  • A four in one hand knot is all you need.
  • Match your socks to your pants.
  • Three hundred dollar shoes are worth every dollar as long as you take care of them.
  • Use cedar shoetrees.
  • Light heather grey undershirts look better than white under a white dress shirt.
  • Moisturize your face. You will thank yourself when you are 60.
  • If your boss wears a suit, you should too.
  • Short sleeve dress shirts and ties do not go together. Actually there is not a good reason to wear short sleeve dress shirts… ever.
  • Undershirts are a must. No one wants to see your man boobs or hairy chest poking through that shirt. Also, they help your dress shirts last longer as well as keep you warmer in cool weather and cool when it is warmer.

Up next… Libations