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Tips on Being a Well-Dressed Modern Gentleman

Men’s fashion has always been an industry that commands recognition, what the handsome, chiseled models that display the handiwork of some of the world’s best designers and artisans. With the explosion of social media, men from all around the world are now paying even more attention to how they look; seeking to capture the onscreen attraction of models such as David Gandy and Tyson Beckford.

Given that men are spending so much money and time on menswear these days, new companies are springing up to accommodate them. And cater to the fashion requirements of these patrons. As such, the following is to help instruct younger men – older, too – about the basic elements of male fashion.

Elements of Men’s Fashion

Fashion is essentially a style that encompasses the clothing, footwear and accessories you put on; these can be things such as watches, wallets, sun-shades, bracelets and ties. You may find it helpful to check out a few fashion magazines, and jot down a general list of the things you like – put this list in your Smartphone, so you can start acquiring them little-by-little when you go shopping.

Fashion trends are also dependent on the particular occasion; what you wear should depend a lot on whether you’re going to a formal party, wedding, business meeting or some other special function. Even sportswear counts for fashion – you know how good you feel when you’re wearing certain work-out clothing before heading to the gym.

Keep in mind that the major elements of fashion that cannot be overlooked are the fit and comfort. Baggy clothing is mostly out for grown men – your clothes should not be too baggy or too tight once you hit your 20s. There’s even an extent to which you should sacrifice comfort (just a little) to make sure pants and top aren’t too loose. You don’t want to look unkempt! Proper fit enhances your appearance, and the fabric used goes a long way in helping with this attribute – soft cotton vs. polyester, for example.

Oh – and ditch the flashy colors, as a man. Sure; they may catch the lady’s eye; but it isn’t for a good reason, I can assure you. Men are under pressure to look manly (which is a good thing), so this shouldn’t really be a problem. Avoid reds and pinks, please, if you’re looking to attract women. Grays, blues, browns, blacks, silvers, etc, are always good colors to consider when strategically selecting your ensemble to impress.

The Importance of Getting Good Advice From a Boutique

Why would you even consider going this route? Because a shop or boutique that caters exclusively to men’s fashion employs professionals with considerable experience in menswear. They will help you make the right selection.

They can also counsel you on color schemes that you think are good, just because they look good on the store mannequin. The professional will more easily be able to picture how they’ll look on you, depending on your height, complexion, bearing, etc. The style you think you like might just not flatter you in reality – although the end-choice is, of course, yours. Take their experience into consideration when making a selection.

Men’s Fashion Goes Large

The revolution in men’s fashion has been gaining pace for some years now. First, the rise of the world ‘metrosexual’ – used to refer to trendy men who took care to dress well and look good – brought the growing male awareness of style to the forefront. However, in the last couple of years, so many men have begun to take an interest in fashion and clothing that singling certain males out as ‘metrosexual’ seems to have little meaning: everyone’s in on it.

In large part, the rise in male fashion consciousness has to do with the emergence of popular style icons as household names. Trends in men’s fashion have often been swayed by cultural figures: from the distinctive clothes of Mick Jagger and David Bowie to the original haircuts of anyone from The Beatles to Kevin Keegan. But with the meteoric success of David Beckham as a well-dressed celebrity in the limelight throughout the 1990s, it became ‘stylish’ to be stylish again – and men seemed to start taking acute care of their clothes, hair and general appearance.

While other famous sportsmen – like Amir Khan and Kevin Pietersen – have been making inroads into the fashion industry, it’s musicians that are leading the new generation of male style icons today. Pete Doherty’s relationship with Kate Moss, each chapter of which has been meticulously catalogued in the press, instantly projected him into the consciousness of style gurus the world over, making him an instant fashion idol of men keen to keep up with up-and-coming clothing trends.

Since then, the dandy-esque ways of a range of men in the public eye have become an inspiration to the fashion-conscious in Britain: from Russell Brand to David Tennant, men’s fashion trends have been immortalised on TV, in film and photography. The result has been that investment in male retail stores has increased considerably, with leading British fashion retailer Topman having recently opened a new flagship store in Cardiff – the store’s biggest premises outside of London.

Moreover, the recent upturn in the men’s fashion stakes has had an equally influential effect on teenagers, as much so as on young professionals and the under-40s. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, for example, is often held up as an exemplary model of men’s fashion, while young bands like the Arctic Monkeys, The Klaxons and The View are frequently lauded for their irreverent approach to clothing and hairstyles.

Surprising Trends for Men

Fashion can unpredictable at times. For the past years, we have seen surprising trends with women’s fashion. But this article will reveal that trends can be also surprising with men’s fashion. Here are the top 3 surprising trends for men’s fashion today.

Sheer Shirts

One of the most surprising trends with men’s fashion is the feminine elements. And this can be observed with the use of lace and other sheer materials for years 2010 and 2011. This is the reason why you see sheer shirts and other clothing items that are starting to grace the catwalks for men’s fashion shows.

Sheer shirts may look great form women but this can seem awkward for most men. But worn the right way and with a great body, sheer shirts will look really great for men too.

Sheer shirts are great for the summer or for vacation in tropical places. This will also give you the opportunity to show off your tan and some muscles. If you are the more conservative type or not too daring to wear something sheer, you can layer it with other items of clothing and will give you a great look especially items in the same color tones. Sheer shirts are flexible and will provide you with a lot of options.

Floral Prints

Floral prints are also getting more common in men’s clothing in the recent years. You can see more paisley shirts and loud floral board shorts everywhere and they are quite acceptable already. By the way, they look really great with most men too. This is again a feminine element to men’s fashion but this can really make a man look more approachable and interesting.

Crop Tops

The third trend is the crop tops. Fashion is indeed odd and we are seeing crop tops as part of men’s fashion for the year 2011. Crop tops may really look good for women but men might not really completely agree with wearing one. Fortunately, the crop tops for men are loose tees that a bit shorter than the usual shirts. These are the male crop tops.

This style of clothing is really great for those with a tiny waist and a set of abs to show off. Now, that can be really a great surprise.

Conclusion

Fashion can be surprising and it can make something weird and seemingly odd really fun and creative. Men might always be on the safe side with their fashion senses. But these top 3 fashion trends might just change their minds.