Personally I have a vendetta against writing about mens’ fashion hence I was reluctant about making this post. If you’re a guy, you shouldn’t be searching “fashion” in Google, you shouldn’t be subscribed to a fashion magazine, you shouldn’t spend your day shopping at the mall, and you shouldn’t spend an hour dressing up before you go out.
Nonetheless, I am urged not only by popular duress, but by the increasingly morbid attempts at peacocking I’ve seen, to share a few words on dressing well.
(1) The popular consensus seems to be “get a woman’s opinion.” This is half-true, woman can tell when a guy dresses well, but if you have a girl pick out your entire wardrobe, be prepared to look Metro.
(2) Manikins, Manikins, Manikins. If you have a horrible sense of style, the off-white effigies will save you.
(3) Imitate other guys who dress well.
(4) Dressing well is relative. A Goth girl will find an extremely Goth looking guy attractive whereas another girl might find him morally repulsive. Tyler wears bathrobes in Fightclub with bunny slippers but his Nihilistic outlook on life reciprocates with his dressing style. If you ever look up “Tyler’s Jacket” on google, you’ll see armadas of extremely gay looking men trying to pull off a red leather jacket but failing horribly. Looking “Dirty” can make vaginas oscillate at inhuman frequencies, but it can also go wrong and incline women to stay 10 feet away from you at all times. Looking “Clean” can make you look good, but it can also go wrong and make you look like you’re trying way to hard.
(5) Don’t overdo peacocking.