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6/3/2013 1:29:24 PM

The Anatomy of a Don’t

Socks with sandals are never a good idea, not even if you are just going to check the mail. If you are trying to wear this combo because your feet are cold, just don’t wear sandals!

When it comes to selecting the right pair of shorts, stay away a pair that is too short. Your best bet is to select a pair that hit right at the top of the knee.

Unless you live in Hawaii, are on vacation these or are headed to a Hawaiian-themed party, hang your Hawaiian shirt back up in your closet!

When it comes to hair, avoid the mullet, dreadlocks, rattail, bowl cut, comb over and Mohawk. Trust us!

The Anatomy of a Do

When wearing a jacket or blazer with more than one button, never fasten the bottom button.

Opt for a rounded toe when selecting dress shoes. Your feet are not square so your shoes shouldn’t be either.

Let a professional help you select the correct suit size. The average American guy is wearing one that is one to two sizes too large, creating a sloppy look.

When tying a tie, the tip should reach to the top of the trousers. Anything else looks sloppy and shows a lack of attention to detail.

The bottom hem of your pants should never spill over onto the ground. Have a tailor alter your slacks so the bottom of your pants hits about halfway down the back of your shoe.


Ten Essentials for Every Man’s Closet

Just as they do in women’s fashion, men’s fashion styles change from season-to-season and year-to-year. There are, however, some items that never go out of style, making them must have items for every man’s closet.

1. A dark, tailored suit is classy. The first color that most probably think of is black. It’s a safe bet since it goes well with anything. Dark gray is another great choice though. A good quality and well fitted suit shouldn't hang off your body, but instead hug at the shoulders, waist and legs.

2. A fitted, white button-down dress shirt is versatile and can be dressed up with a suit or made more casual. Other classic colors to consider are light blue and eucre.

3. Neck ties represent a powerful piece in a man's wardrobe and you can never go wrong with a dark, solid color because they are versatile all year.

4. A navy or black blazer is another essential for when a suit is too dressy. Pair your blazer with a dress shirt and slacks or for a more casual outing, a sweater and nice jeans.

5. A leather jacket is a statement piece and can be styled in so many different ways.

6. A nice pair of jeans. Fit is probably the most important consideration when purchasing jeans but many men make the mistake of choosing the wrong cut for their body type. Darker denim styles are more versatile as they can be dress up. Stay away from fake/distressed or overly embellished jeans.

7. Dress pants in a couple of classic colors like navy, khaki and gray are also important. Once again, fit is key so be sure to have a tailor help you select a size and cut that is right for your body.

8. A great sweater that you really like is a reliable option for cooler days. Sweaters can be worn with denim alone for a more casual look or with a blazer for a formal occasion. The most important thing to consider when purchasing a sweater is comfort; if it doesn't feel comfortable don't get it.

9. Top notch dress shoes are crucial. Investing in a pair black, wing-tip dress shoes will keep you looking sharp, whatever the occasion. Be sure to take care of your shoes by cleaning, buffing and polishing them.

10. A nice dress watch is a classic fashion piece that will last for many years. The right timepiece complements your overall look and says a lot about your personality.

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