Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog
What do you see in your closet? Neat rows of suits and matching shirts and ties waiting for you to wear or a cluttered, tangled mess of mismatched items you hate? If you want to stop wasting money on ill-fitting, unattractive clothes and build a hard working mix and match wardrobe to suit any occasion, just follow these five steps to victory.
Do you know these five rules for wardrobe makeovers? If not, learning them is your fastest, most cost effective way to build a wardrobe that makes you look absolutely amazing.
The best dressed men wear clothing that is neither flamboyant nor attracts undue attention. Using mix and match techniques, they create almost unlimited sets of attractive outfits. For example, with just two suits, four business shirts, four ties and two pairs of shoes, you can create 64 different apparel combinations (2*4*4*2=64) to get you through any occasion.
The key lies in selecting clothes that play well together. All you need are a few classic suits, coordinating business shirts, and ties with timeless patterns. These garments provide more mix and match options than a trendy garment that only matches one other item in your closet.
Your clothes should fit the body you are in - right now. If something is too tight, donate it to charity. If it's too big, get it altered.
In fact, skip the hassle and cost of alterations altogether by giving away ill-fitting clothing.
Instead, invest in tailor made suits and shirts. These garments don't cost much more, but their quality is superior, and they fit you perfectly so you'll wear them more often. The bottom line? You'll save time and money by keeping your closet full of serviceable garments.
Discover which colours compliment your complexion and focus on them as you build your wardrobe.
Avoid trends and stick with timeless styles and colours, and you'll always have something fashionable to wear at a minute's notice.
You may pay more upfront for quality men's clothing, but it saves you money in the long run. A perfect example of this? Is your closet bursting with inexpensive items that you rarely wear because they look cheap or don't fit? Get. Rid. Of. Them.
When you invest in a great fitting suit and end up wearing it more often because it enhances your style and appearance, you receive superior value for your monetary expense.
Building your wardrobe may take a decade or more, but the good news is, every time you invest in a quality item, you're investing in the foundations of a better wardrobe. Quality garments last longer and look better so over the long haul, you've saved money.
As you can see, time frame is not as important as getting full value for the price you pay. Lastly, when you allow your wardrobe to evolve over time, you develop and perfect your own signature style.
Are you ready to start builing that perfect wardrobe? If so, how about starting with custom made suits or business shirts?
We're confident that once you experience the comfort of custom made clothing and enjoy the compliments you'll receive on your appearance, you'll never want to wear off the rack clothing again. Call or stop in ourshowrooms and set up a personalised styling session with one of our master tailors.
Original idea for article from Antonio Centeno, author of the internet's most actionable men's style guide. We recommend a read!
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