Up next in Men's Fashion 101 (21 videos)
Why do you need the fashion advice in these Howcast videos? Because every woman likes a well-dressed man.
You Will Need
- Well-tailored suit
- White button-down shirts
- Polo shirts and tees
- Cashmere V-neck sweater
- Updated ties
- Black leather dress shoes
- Brown loafers
- Black and brown belts
- 7 kinds of pants
- Sports coat or blazer
- Trench coat
- Wool or cashmere overcoat
- Tie bar (optional)
- Quality pair of men's shoes (optional)
Invest in a good suit
Invest in at least one well-tailored, medium-weight, single-breasted suit in black, navy, or gray; splurge on a few if you wear a suit to work. Choose a classic cut that won't go out of style, and have it professionally fitted. And no polyester, please!
Get some nice shirts
Get some timeless tops: a couple of crisp, white, button-down collar shirts; a few classic polos; and at least one solid-color cashmere V-neck sweater. And always have a week's worth of clean white crewneck T-shirts.
Tie one on
Keep up with tie trends so your classic suit doesn't look dated. Invest in a seven-fold tie for days when you want to look really sharp, and always have at least one well-made, solid-colored silk tie in the current style.
Have these shoes and belts
Have a pair of black leather lace-up shoes, a pair of brown loafers, and a good leather belt to match each. Belts should be two to three fingers wide.
Follow the rule of seven for pants: blue jeans, gabardine, worsted wool, cavalry twill, flannel, linen, and tweed pants should be in your closet.
Get three coats
Buy a well-made sports coat or blazer; it can be dressed up with pants or dressed down with jeans. Also, invest in a classic trench coat and a wool or black cashmere overcoat for more formal occasions.
Wear your clothes with confidence -- it's your most important accessory.