Style Tips for the Fashion Forward Male

There is a myth that being a man with style means that you need to really work at it. You must keep a close eye on the fashion runways across the globe and more if you want to appear like you care what you look like. The reality of the matter is that there are quite a few easier and quicker ways to look better, more stylish, more with it, and all with very little effort. Here is a quick look at a few fashion tips that will instantly grow your style quotient.

Alter Your Basics

Take a good look at those staples of your wardrobe. Most men have the typical white Oxford shirts. Then, just subtly flip the script. Check out some of the performance shirts from Mizzen+Main. These amazing shirts look and feel better. They are stylish and made from materials that are more comfortable than those cotton shirts hanging in your closet. They don’t itch like other shirts and they wick the moisture away from your body. You might experience a bit of surprise when it comes to how good you will look and feel in these shirts.

Rediscover the Wristwatch

We live in an age where our phones do everything, and a watch to tell time seems like a thing of the past. That has relegated the watch to a mere accessory. However, having the right watch can be an inexpensive and simple way to step up your style. Try classic, clean looks over those modern, chunky, metal watches. Alligator or leather bands are always stylish. You might want to invest in a great skeleton watch. These can be a wearable work of art that will dress up any outfit.

The Scent Counts

Whether you know it or not, the cologne you wear is part of your style. Some of them draw people toward you just so they can get a better whiff. Others will have people avoiding you on the subway. The trick is in finding the right one for you. Your body chemicals will make each cologne you try unique to you. Just because it smells good in the bottle, doesn’t mean it will on you. Try them on and wear them for a while to see if the scent is pleasant and if it lingers or begins to smell like straight alcohol, or worse, after a few minutes.

Shine Those Shoes

While your shoes might not be the first thing on your mind when it comes to fashion, you really need to remember that a good shine can make all the difference in the world. You don’t want to be dressed to the nines and then make your entire look go south by having scuffed up, dirty shoes. Aside from making you look better, it will also make your shoes last longer.


If you are going to accessorize your outfit, you need to make sure that your accessories match. You don’t want to be wearing a gray hat with a black belt and brown shoes. This will throw your style out the window. At least make sure that your belt matches your shoes. This is a fashion rule you really shouldn’t break.

Being stylish doesn’t have to be difficult. If you have all the right pieces in your wardrobe, and keep them looking great, you really can’t go wrong.


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