It’s a new year! Let’s throw what you know out and give you a fresh start with a couple do’s and don’ts for your wardrobe.
1. Suit / Blazer Jacket Too Big
A common mistake most men make is wearing a jacket one or two sizes bigger. When shopping for a new jacket, the important part to consider is the shoulder fit. Tailoring can always fix sleeve length and torso—there’s little room for shoulder area. A key sign that that jacket doesn’t fit properly is when there’s a divot or bunching in the arm.
2. Leaving the Stitching in the Jacket Vents
So, you thought those stitches were just for the store? This is correct! It helps maintain the shape while in transit or in stores. Once home, remove not only the vent stitches but the side pockets and breast. Don’t forget the brand tag!
3. Long Pants / Jeans
Hemming! It’s not as hard as it sounds and a major sign you put care into your appearance. As far as jeans go, if you’re skeptical about getting hemming done, rolling them up will work just the same.
4. Printed Novelty T-Shirts
It’s time to grow and own your age. It was probably fun back in the day, but nobody will take you seriously. Prime example: had a date with a guy where I wore a polo and jeans while the guy I was with wore a hoody, jeans, & Pokemon shirt.
5. You’re Friend The Tie Bar
Investing in a tie bar will save you in the long run. The purpose is to keep your tie in place and adds to your look. Your closet should never be without one or two.
Shoes are just as important as everything else. It’s another sign about caring how you appear to others and treated as an investment. Don’t throw your money away on poorly designed versions.