It’s better to dress a little boring than to dress too trendy. Trends come and go, boring is timeless.
It is better to have 1 really good suit than a few bad ones. Even better to have 2 good suits that will swap pants and jackets to give you a different look. The lapel and number of buttons depend on your body type. Make sure the pants don’t have pleats. Turn-ups (pant cuffs) depend on height.
Change the look everyday with ties and shirts. The shirt collar and tie knot depends of your face.
Polish your shoes everynight.
If you go to a good suit shop, they will be able to tell you everything you need. I find with suits, the older the tailor, the better.
I agree with everything you said except for pants with no pleats. If you have skinnier legs, then get pants with no pleats. If you have bigger legs, then you definitely want pleated pants for the extra space.
If a guy with bigger legs wears flat-front pants, it is too slim on the thighs, and if a guy with smaller legs wears pants with pleats, they look like zoot suit pants, and are puffing out at the thighs.[/quote]
i agree with your rules about the pleats. theres also an “in-between” pleat. most pants will either be flat front or pleated with 2-3 pleats (i cant remember if its 2 or 3, though my suits and most of the slacks in my closet are pleated as i fall into the bigger legs category)…but anyway, the in-between pleat looks pretty sharp. i think its just one pleat- gives the look of a flat front, with some extra room also.
-----for grooming products, i totally agree with the Anthony for Men line, i dont use it exclusively, but often enough. the shaving cream is really nice, and theres a few different scrubs, ive used a blue and an orange, they are meant for different times in the process, its a good system.
as far as hair products, id say do your best to get away from gels. gels can flake out and make you look like youve got crazy dandruff. if you want better hair products, stop buying them in walmart- buy them at a salon. personally, i have really thick hair, with a bit of curl in it. my hair pretty much does what it wants. although, my hair looks much better when i am using the better stuff that you usually can only find at salons.
-a good way to go is to start getting your hair cut at a salon. stop going to the hair cuttery in the mall or whatever, and go to a more up-scale salon. youll pay more for the haircut, but itll be a better cut. its also nice when they offer you a drink and such when you arrive. while youre there, inquire about hair-care products. your “stylist” should recommend something decent. usually if i even care to get something, its 18-20 bucks, and itll last like two-three months. some days i get out the door with a hat on and therefore dont use the stuff, but my point is that the stuff is well worth the money. and if you go to one stylist regularly, theyll keep you updated on new products and such. yea, youre paying more for the cut and the products, but in most cases, the services are better, and the products definitely are.