1 – Take him to your tailor. Tailors are not just for ladies, but many guys may need a push to take a blazer, a suit, or even jeans to be tailored to look better. If your guy rarely visits a tailor, I can bet you that most of his clothes could use a tweak or two. Makes a huge difference! Does this look familiar???
This fellow would look so much better – and pounds thinner – if his pants were tailored.
2 – Buy him fun socks. Tan pants, tan socks, blue jeans, blue socks – BORING! There are not that many ways guys can show style and creativity – wearing interesting socks is one simple way. Call me crazy, but when I see a well-dressed man I always check out his socks! Love to see interesting patterns, and wild colors! Peter has plenty of fun socks, but he still wears plain ones too – despite my threats to trash them…hahaha…
Yes, Peter! These are great!
3 – Wrap his neck. Get your guy to try a scarf. Maybe just a plain gray one at first, simply wrapped loosely, or just hanging without a wrap. Then slowly introduce color, maybe plaid…try it on a cold day so he experiences the benefit of a warm neck…he then might appreciate how it looks better to wear a scarf with a coat, jacket, or blazer. (Yeah, I said ‘might.)
Just like creative socks, a scarf adds instant style.
4 – Get him a raincoat. One lesson I learned well from Ginger was ‘always dress according to the weather’. This means men too! Men need proper outerwear for inclement weather. A few years back for Christmas, I bought Peter a Barbour waxed rain jacket with a hood…it’s a classic that is both practical and good looking for casual wear. The price may seem steep ($400 range), but think of it as a lifetime investment. For times when a fellow is in a suit, a dressier raincoat is called for – perhaps a classic trench, or an unbelted style as seen below…
This is a handsome look, but would still require the guy to carry an umbrella...ideally a raincoat should have a hood!
5 – Hide his underwear. No, I am not suggesting your guy go commando, hahaha! You all have seen the trend of some young men wearing their pants low so that their boxers deliberately show? Not a good look. Well, for the more mature set, we don’t want to see your undershirts either! Wearing a crew neck white teeshirt under your dress shirt – with the neck open – says: “I’m old, I’m cold.” There are are three simple options here – 1. Buy V-neck undershirts! 2. Skip the undershirt altogether and wear a blazer or sweater for the added layer of warmth. OR 3. Wear a colored tee, like navy or gray. (Size down so it fits close to the neck) This way it looks like a deliberate style choice rather than a display of your underwear.
Ready to show this to the man in your life? Will he have a few choice words for me??? Do tell!!! 🙂