Common style mistakes men make

Lifestyle

31 Jul 2019

Five common styling mistakes men make, but should avoid

Suiting up is a serious business.

There is something undeniably sassy about a man dressed in a nicely stitched and fitted suit.

However, there are many factors that go into pulling off that classy look.

From extra long trousers to ill-fitted ties, here are five common style mistakes men tend to make, but should not.

#1

Mistake: Extra long trousers

Mistake: Extra long trousers

Despite being such a basic part of suiting, many men end up wearing the wrong-sized trousers.

Extra long or loose trousers make you look short and sloppy.

Go for trousers that barely touch the top of your shoes to bring a sharp look. Or you can also choose to get it further cropped if you wish to show off your socks collection.

#2

Long and lousy jacket sleeves

It is rare to find a perfectly fitted jacket, and rarer to find a man who knows the importance of a classy-looking jacket or blazer.

Ideally, your jacket sleeves should rest just above the wrist bone, allowing half-an-inch of your shirt to be visible from the outside.

And anyway, getting your jacket sleeve altered doesn't take much time or money.

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#3

Buttoning mistakes

Buttoning mistakes

When it comes to buttoning up your suits, one needs to be precise.

Do not unbutton more than two buttons of your shirt. It looks unprofessional and lazy, at best.

On the other hand, never button the bottom button of a two or three-button suit. Leaving the lower button unbuttoned allows better comfort and movement.

#4

Tie problems: Too long or too short or too wide

When it comes to suiting up, your choice of tie is what gives an edge to your look.

Hence, one of the worst ways to ruin a nice shirt is to wear an ill-fitted tie.

Avoid wearing your ties too long or too short or extra wide.

Ideally, the tip of your tie should rest between the top and bottom of your belt buckle.

#5: Too many accessories

Carrying a couple of accessories is fine, but try not to go over the top. The more restrained you are with your accessories, the bolder they will shine. We suggest you to limit your number of accessories to a maximum of 3 to 4.

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