Want to know how to look more attractive? Looking good as a man has little to do with buying designer accessories, and more to do with confidence, charisma, and implementing some simple rules for your day-to-day maintenance.
Every gentleman has his own methods in order to feel confident, but there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Good manners, taking an interest in other people’s lives, and simply being a gentleman can go a long way in making you look more attractive. So, while men’s style definitely counts, nothing beats being a gentleman.
Luckily, there are some tried-and-tested methods you can put into place to look better instantly. If you want to know how to look more attractive, stop looking in the mirror and start reading!
1. Think before you speak
A well-spoken man never speaks without thinking about it beforehand unless he has a very special way with words.
A gentleman considers what he’s saying before leaping in with opinions that are unfounded or unsubstantiated, or before considering how his words will affect others.
2. Slimmer jeans and trousers
We see a lot of men opting for a wider trouser leg by default, especially men who are heavier-set. A thicker pant leg, however, can actually serve to make men look wider, not slimmer, which is why many modern men’s styles incorporate a slimmer pant. Excess fabric or a poorly-fitting trouser can also look sloppy and unkempt, particularly if your suit has seen better days.
You don’t need super-skinny jeans or trousers that hug your body tightly, but a slightly slimmer leg can go far towards helping your body look more streamlined. This will also result in a cleaner, smarter overall look.
3. Forget short sleeve business casual shirts
Roll up the sleeves on a long-sleeved shirt instead of wearing a short-sleeved one. Short-sleeved shirts make for a very casual look. In a casual scenario, opting for a V-neck t-shirt may even create a tidier, less casual look. When rolling the sleeves on a long shirt, however, ensure edges are always folded neatly.
4. Improve your posture
Stand up straight every day with your shoulders back. Sitting at a desk is one of the worst things you could do to your body as it applies constant pressure to your neck, back and shoulders. Try to walk every thirty minutes or so, or every hour at the most. If you have a fitness watch, you can set it to remind you to move or even set alarms on your phone.
Have stand-up meetings wherever possible. The other benefit of this is that stand-up meetings often end sooner!
There are also stretches and exercises which will work to improve your posture, and having a strong core will help with sitting straighter, too.
5. Learn which men’s styles suit your body
Instead of wearing an extremely bold suit because it’s in fashion, wear only what suits your body. The best thing about men’s style is that, while certain suit styles come and go, most suits will remain timeless season after season. But if you try to play into a bold colour that isn’t really you, you’ll only wear end up wearing that suit once or twice.
Instead, invest in a few suits which suit your body shape. Our tailors can create suits which are fashion-forward, yet designed specifically to accentuate your best attributes. That way you can dress your suits up with bold accessories for something a little more seasonally-relevant. To find out more about our process, click here.
6. Regular quality haircuts
Forget the one-size-fits-all haircut. Go to a barber who treats you like a unique individual (after all, that’s what you are!). Don’t fall prey to getting the trending haircut of the season. Just like sunglasses, not every haircut works on every man. A good barber will know which cuts will suit your face shape, and which won’t.
They’ll also remember what you like and don’t like for repeat visits. If you’re not sure what you want, browse social media until you find cuts that you like, and try them out, but a good barber can advise you on this. Worst comes to worst, the hair will grow back!
7. High-quality shoes
They say you can tell a lot about a man based on his shoes. So, what do your shoes say about you?
High-quality shoes are like suits; you might need to invest a lot in them to begin with but once you do, they can last years.
Or, if you already have high-quality shoes that are looking a little sad or unkempt, getting them polished or re-heeled at a trusted cobbler can stretch out their lifetime for another season or two.
8. How to look more attractive 101- have a positive attitude
An honest and positive attitude can work wonders in changing other people’s perceptions of you. Try to operate from a solutions-based approach rather than constantly moaning about how bad things are.
Lean into your issues head-on, as they arise, rather than waiting and letting situations stew.
9. Invest in quality clothing items
Like shoes, quality items like bespoke suits, sports jackets, bags, sunglasses and leather jackets can last you a long time, rather than purchasing low-quality items and having them break the first time you wear them.
A high-quality suit will move with your body, fitting you like a glove. This means there is less pressure on the seams of your garment, meaning your garment will last longer. Our suits are specifically designed to fit in with your day-to-day lifestyle, so they’ll last a long time.
To find out how to extend the life of your suits for longer, click here.
To discover which suits will work for your lifestyle, contact us today.
10. Understand your suit fabrics
Having the correct fabrics at the right times of year will mean that your garments have a longer shelf-life, not to mention you’ll be much more comfortable.
Even though Australian winters are mild compared to most European countries, you can dress for winter with heavier-density wool suits and topcoats. In summer, on the other hand, our clients often prefer lower-density wool fabrics or linens and cotton fabrics.
If you want to know how to look more attractive just remember; it isn’t just about a naturally chiselled jawline. It’s about confidence, maintenance and nailing men’s style.
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