Every man’s jacket (suit or blazer) needs a pocket square. Without it, your jacket just looks unfinished. I want to show you how to do a pocket square, the easiest way and the way that I do it. Check out the video above to learn more.
Eliminate these mistakes from your wardrobe arsenal and you’ll be well on your way to dressing better. I see these errors all the time. See if you can spot these next time you’re out and about. 1. Wearing overt brands Why do so many men think that dressing well means buying brands and having those brands plastered all over them? You’re just a free advertisement for the brand. You’ve even paid them for the privilege of advertising their brand. Ralph’s little horse is a long-standing example of this. Why would you want to associate yourself with this? Are you a polo player? Is Ralph paying you to wear this? Do you think it makes you classy and preppy? Have some more self-respect. You’re better than this. Superdry is a recent case in point. It’s a huge logo on their average jackets and t-shirts. What’s going through the heads of people …[Read More]
I’m always amazed by how few men make use of something which is so simple yet provides such incredible value and benefits. All other things being equal (same intelligence, same wit, same self-discipline, same physical attributes), a man who looks good, who dresses better, grooms himself well and walks tall with a warm smile and strong eye contact will do better in all aspects of his life. The list of benefits below add up to almost a superpower. Why don’t more men make use of this? Maybe they don’t realise that it’s worth so much to them. Maybe they think it’s shallow. Whatever the reason, this attitude is so misguided and costs men so much. Check out the list below: Benefit 1: There’s a pay premium attached to looking good. Simply put, people who look good get paid more. Recent studies show that the pay premium is 4%. In other …[Read More]
Last night, I saw Casino Royale for probably the seventh time. Such a good movie. There’s a scene in particular that encapsulates everything that we’re trying to achieve here at www.howtobedapper.com. Bond comes into the bathroom where Vesper is doing her makeup. They are preparing for the big high-stakes poker tournament. The stakes are high in monetary terms but also sky-high in terms of intelligence in the fight against terrorism. Bond presents Vesper with a dress, explaining that he wants her to look fabulous so that when she walks into the room, the other players are distracted by her beauty and glamour. There’s certainly unsaid reasons such as she’d raise his own status and his opponents would treat him with greater respect for having such a woman on his arm. As he himself goes to change for the evening, he notices a suit on his bed. He strides incredulously back …[Read More]
Good style occurs when you: (1) give yourself a deliberate style and (2) stylish people recognise this style as stylish. So you have to first decide to give yourself a style. This on its own is not sufficient for good style. Good style will only occur when people who know recognise your style as good style. There is a subjective element to good style and an objective element. Good style occurs when you (1) give yourself a deliberate style and (2) stylish people recognise this style as stylish. How does this work in practice? Kevin Federline (remember him?) and Vanilla Ice had a strong sense of their own style. Whether their style was good style is another question completely. People in the know would likely say that their’s wasn’t good style. Rap singer Vanilla Ice in 1991. (AP Photo) On the other hand, look at ‘best dressed’ lists in …[Read More]