“Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.” - Charles HixLegendary fashion designer, Yves Saint-Laurent once said “Fashions fade, but style is eternal.” Fashion is what is in vogue (trendy), that is, what is being featured in magazines, on TV and on the fashion runways. Style, on the other hand, is unique to everyone. This is the person’s own opinion, their own choice in clothes and accessories; which has been modified and customized on an individual level to suit personality and body. Thus, when it comes to picking out your clothes, being trendy should be at the bottom of your to-do-list; rather, strive for style because when you finally become a master, it pays off brilliantly. Below are some steps to take if you’re ever going to be stylish, you can call them the basic rules of men’s fashion.
- Always match your belt with your shoes. This is a good rule to follow and it keeps things simple. It's best to stay with traditional colors such a black, dark brown or a rich tan. When it comes to sneakers you can switch to a belt made of fabric or something equally as casual.
- Never wear suspenders and a belt together, it’s either of both. Having difficulty understanding … Well consider what you’d look like if you wore a bow and neck tie together. Got it?
- Thou shall not sag. Hip hop may make it look cool, but in the real world it isn’t and it’s not practical. Your pants/trousers should reside on your waist. Period!
- Fit! Fit!! Fit!!! Everything you own should fit you … not necessarily slim fitted … but it should look your size. A suit that costs ₦7,000 with proper fit ALWAYS looks better than a ₦100,000 suit that’s ill fitted.
- Look for a (good) tailor and develop a life-long relationship (no homo).
- Big bulky watches are for boys, slim mature watches are for men irrespective of the price tag. So loose that sports watch, except you’re at the gym … then it’s okay.