The reality is that most men are so afraid of dressing well because they are overcome by fear. The magazines, the TV shows, the sales people in the clothing stores create a sense of disdain for dressing well. I am thinking let us take it old school. Back then, it was very simple and efficient and practical. When we look back at the images of yesteryear, we are always in awe of how well dressed men were. And lo and behold, all were dressed very simply. Your focus should be on fabric, fit, style, stop. All the other nonsense is, well, nonsense.
What separates the man from the gent is the elusive “third piece”. Take notice, outside of beach living, a man looks unfinished with a shirt and trouser. So, for the gent, the idea is to always look effortlessly chic, never contrived. The jacket or sweater or whatever that one chooses to wear over his shirt is what elevates the gent. It refines the look and differentiates you from the masses.
Here are a few easy tips to follow when looking for that third piece:
- The office: shirt, trouser: Find an unconstructed soft coat that is light and has a “casual” heir to it. Do not throw your suit jacket on or some rigid fitting excuse for a jacket. If you really want, try our Aviator jacket.
- The Game with the boys: jeans, t-shirt: Find a cool, lightweight leather jacket or a bomber jacket. You can even wear a cool cardigan or a v-neck sweater. If you like VKNAGRANI, you have the moto leather jacket, the country leather shirt jacket, the TYPE X Sweater or the Aviator jacket.
- Date night: dark denim, shirt: Depending on where you choose to go, elevate your prowess with the sport coat we mentioned earlier. You can also use the TYPEX for a more casual evening.
There you have it, keep it simple, clean and efficient. Avoid trying to be stylish, just be stylish. Leonardo Da Vinci said it best, “True sophistication is simplicity.”