How Men Can Dress To Impress
Since the second World War, formal dressing has seen slow and substantial relaxation. What was referred to as ‘full dress’ or ‘half dress’ up till the 19th century, the terms formal and casual have taken over. Men’s fashion in the UK has evolved slowly over the years with the global market for men’s clothing expected to hit £33 billion marks by the year 2020.
Whatever style fits your personality, mood or occasion we have some really useful tips to help you decide what would be the best buys for that important office meeting or a social call you are expected to make.
Shirts And Collars
When it comes to getting to men’s clothing, shirts play an important role. With the collar being at eye-level it is considered as a vital element in men’s apparel. While there are several kinds of collar types to choose from the Forward,or Point Collar, is considered one to exude classic sophistication and confidence, cut in straight lines and a small spread it is ideal for formal gatherings. You can pair it up with a stylish suit for a more upscale evening or dress it down with a casual blazer and trousers for a barbecue lunch.
If you want to give your suit a posh look, the Spread Collar also known as the Windsor Collar has also gained quite a popularity in the recent years. With its sleek cut, its aimed for slimmer builds and is often paired with a formal shirt.
Trousers To Choose
With the growing global market for men’s clothing, has come an array of different fabric materials and cuts for trousers, making it difficult to choose the best one for a special occasion. Amongst the stream of new cuts, chinos and khakis are the most popular. And while the choice depends on personal preference, some basic differences in the design set them far apart from each other. Khakis are best for casual outings teamed with a polo shirt, or even dressed up with a button-down shirt to attend an evening of drinks with friends or a barbecue night. When choosing trousers for a formal occasion that would also work fine for office, chinos present a good option. They are suitable for all weather types which makes it easier to wear in warmer months as well.
In choosing the best attire for your wardrobe, it’s imperative to take into account the type of body build, the occasion it’s for, fabric best suited for the weather and the cut of the material.
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