Tips and Advice on How to Gert Your Man Ready for Summer
The point at which men started dressing more for comfort and less for style is often owed to the cultural revolution of the 1960s, where tailored suits and crisp white button-downs were swapped for baggy pants and t-shirts. Since men usually learn how to dress from their fathers, things have remained the same ever since.
Before this time, poorly dressed guys who got into relationships would suddenly start dressing better. Today, it seems as if the opposite is true. If your significant other has become a bit lazy when it comes to his wardrobe choices, perhaps it’s time to be the catalyst of change.
Start With Grooming
The best way to improve a man’s sense of style is to start at the foundation. When it comes to the next shopping trip, offer to choose a more effective line of skincare and hair products. This can include a few masks, exfoliating scrubs, a good shampoo and conditioner combo, scent-free deodorant and a new cologne.
Consider also focusing more on hair care. You can offer a new hairstyle come the next time he needs to go to the barber, or simply build on his current style with a new brush and styling clay. It’s recommended to avoid gels or creams, as they can give off an oily texture.
Compliment More Often
This may sound a bit counterintuitive, but telling him to ditch the unsightly outfit is unlikely to put him in the mood to listen to your suggestions. Telling him how much you love his better outfits will push him to pay more attention to the way he dresses, potentially sparking a new interest that takes him in the right direction.
Find His Style
A common mistake that women make in this situation is pushing their significant other to conform to her idea of what is fashionable. This can result in discomfort and a lack of motivation on his side to take an interest in fashion. Instead, consider his personality and work together to find an attractive style that suits him.
It would also be wise to consider his body shape, as the fit is extremely important. Even a well-fitting pair of jeans and a t-shirt will look infinitely better than a poorly tailored suit. Find out which sizes, silhouettes, colors, and textures work best on him. This will go a long way in determining the type of clothing he should wear.
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
Nothing kills a great ensemble like an unsightly pair of shoes. Work on building a wardrobe of modern, attractive essentials that he can build his outfits around. This can include a pair of white sneakers for more casual days and a few formal shoes, such as Chelsea boots, brogues, and moccasins. The Brogues by Dune London are a great start. They’re available in a wide variety of colors and materials to match every kind of style and they won’t put him off from buying them himself as they’re pretty affordable. But whatever you do, don’t let his transformation stop at the ankles.
Consider the Details
A good suit and tie will only take him so far. Accessories go a long way in improving the look of any outfit and will also push him to pay more attention to the finer details of his ensembles. Think about the things that will make him stand out from the crowd, such as pocket squares, tie bars, watches,
bracelets, collar pins, and necklaces.
With a few clever suggestions, subtle changes and some good old hard work, you can smarten up your man in no time. Just be sure to let him know that next time you head out for a date night, that fancy dinner is on him for all the work you put into making him look dapper!