Living in Socal, it is sometimes sad to see how guys dress when they are out and about town, especially when their dates look so nice. While talking to gal pal Michelle, the founder of Global Image Group, she gave me tips on how a guy could be more stylish out on a date:
Dressing to impress for a date is just as important as dressing appropriately for an interview. After all, the first few dates can often feel like an interview process especially if you are meeting someone online or using a dating service. Therefore Global Image Group’s image consultants and personal shoppers have taken the guess work out of what to wear and how to wear it by identifying the 5 essential items to develop your men’s dating attire.After reading this article, I forwarded these tips to some of my guy friends. I think this will benefit them professionally and romantically. Is your man the dressy stylish type or does he need a little TLC in the style department?
Men under estimate the power of clothing and the effects it has on women when she sees a well dressed man. Not only will these style tips be effective for your dating first impression, but they will also be effective “chick magnets” when you’re out with the boys. Let your clothing do the work for you. When you’re well dressed, women will notice you and may even take the initiative to talk to you - dramatically reducing the “rejection factor.”
According to Michelle, the following are the 5 essentials items for men’s dating attire:
Men’s Style Tip 1: The Jacket. Investing in a casual sport coat or blazer for evenings out during the week or weekend is a great start. All you need is one or two depending on how social you are. Select a blazer that suits your personal style and is well made in a neutral color like black, navy blue or brown.
Men’s Style Tip 2: The Shirt. Selecting an interesting shirt with some sort of texture or pattern can often be a good conversation starter. The pattern can be as subtle as a tone-on-tone stripe or go bold with a colorful pinstripe. Patterns are often a reflection of our personality. The subtly confident guy will lean toward a tone-on-tone striped shirt while the outgoing and boisterous sales guy may be drawn to a bold pinstripe.
Men’s Style Tip 3: The Fashion Jeans. Men often times select jeans that do not fit them appropriately. Men’s fashion jeans are not the same as the jeans that you throw on to run errands or lounge in on your sofa. So pay careful attention to fit around your waist, rear end and legs. Hemming your jeans appropriately so that they are not too long or too short can also make a difference in looking taller or shorter.
Men’s Style Tip 4: The Shoes. The first thing noticed when a man walks into a room are his shoes. Invest in at least one cool pair of “going out shoes.” Whether it be a loafer, boot, or lace up in black or brown, select a shoe that looks sleek and modern. Do yourself a favor and avoid rubber soles, square or rounded tip toes to look up-to-date.
Men’s Style Tip 5: The Accessories. Finish off your dating look with a quality leather belt, a wallet in good repair, and a sporty chronograph watch. The details often make a good impression so make your look work for you and create less work for yourself. 55% of the impression you make is based solely on your appearance. So increase the odds of your dating success by 55% percent just by paying attention to the clothing you wear.
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