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Considerations When Buying Men’s Clothing

There’s a time in the life of a man when he’s decided to look more stylish and spruce up his appearance.

For many the revelations are often followed by another realisation:

It’s likely that you don’t know where to go to buy men’s clothing.

One of the main principles of menswear is clear that not all clothing is made equal.

Were they, we’d probably have as of respect for the guy wearing the tight-fitting cargo pants and tank top you do for the gentleman wearing a perfectly tailored three-piece suit.

The beauty lies in the details. A lot of men realise that the reason why they have no idea where to shop for clothes for men is due to the fact that they aren’t sure what they should be looking for.

What Men Need to Know about purchasing Clothes

What is it that makes certain pieces of clothing for men superior to other pieces?

What makes a garment stand out?

What are the most effective tips to shop for men who wish to upgrade their appearance?

After a long time of poring over fashion bibles such as GQ and Esquire and spending far more time than I would normally spend in the mall – I was able to identify five essential things men need to consider when shopping for masculine clothing.

Let’s look at the things that matter and what’s not in the search for clothes that aid in looking and feeling more confident.

How to shop for men’s Clothes

Five Factors that Matter The Most

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1. The most important factor (By So Far!) is… Fit.

In deciding whether you should put your hard-earned money in an item of clothing it is important to consider everything as being in good shape.

A great sweater could look stunning on a particular person, If it is positioned to hug his torso and shoulders and complements his arms. It drapes over his neck in a perfect way.

The same sweater may appear sloppy on another person when draped over his shoulders as the dress, or if it hangs from his hips, or hides his arms beneath the layers.

If you’re trying out a new item be sure to get the correct size before making any other decisions.

If you’re a more slender man, you might need to think about sizing down from the size you’re used.

As an awkward child my parents always bought my clothes that were a couple of sizes too big, based in the hope the idea that I’d “grow in it.”

While I did increase my height however, my basic proportions did not change. My shoulders didn’t grow much wider while my arms weren’t stretch any lengthier.

The large-sized sweaters I was expected to “grow into” were still a joke on me until I was in my 20s.

It was only when I realized that in certain instances my size is small and not a Medium that I got started cutting a more streamlined cut.

If you’re at the opposite extreme of the scale The reverse could be applicable.

A medium that worked for you does not mean that it will always fit you perfectly eventually you might need to think about moving up to an extra large size to ensure that you’re clothes are able to hug your frame, but not put the frame in a shackle.

2. Selecting Colors that Match Your Style

For years, my friends (and with “people” I am referring to my mum) would purchase me orange or red sweatshirts and shirts.

I’m not sure the reason behind these purchases, apart from the possibility that bright colors pop off the rack and entice future shoppers.

I’ve never been brave enough to admit that I’d have to send these unwelcome gifts to the back of my closet, or even take the gifts back and swap them.

There’s nothing wrong with orange and red for their colors as tones, they do not suit my skin tone.

I am able to trace my lineage to one-half Irish and one-half Italian.

In the summer I’m gorgeously tanned. In the winter I’m pretty slack and all the time I’m at risk of getting my face and nose become red when I get an illness or blow my nose too often, or expose myself to too many rays of sun.

Therefore, orange/red tops only highlight the redness on my face. It does not say “I’ve increased my level of living” in the same way as “I’m near to suffering from heat stroke.”

If you’re not certain what colors would best suit your complexion, then I would suggest sticking to the traditional.

3. Making a Style that is Yours Only

From denim jackets lined with fur to well-fitted Hawaiian tops There are a lot of amazing clothes that appear stunning in the store or on GQ’s pages. GQ however they wouldn’t be flattering on me.

How can I tell? Because they aren’t part My Personal Style Profile.

Your Personal Style Profil is the guideline for your overall appearance that will make you – and everyone other than you – feel at ease and confident.

It helps you organize all your clothes that help you make sure that your clothes will help you feel the most comfortable.

Consider: Do you are aware of when and how you’ll be wearing something? Do you know how it will fit in with other items in your outfit?

Let me present an example.

Imagine that you’re a young businessman employed by the tech startup.

You look and feel great wearing slim jeans, a well-fitting shirt, knitties Chuck Taylors, big plastic glasses.

A Personal Style Profil falls somewhere in the middle between “modern corporate casual” as well as “So-Cal skater.”

If this is the type of style it makes one feel confident but not confident, then you’re probably likely to invest thousands of dollars on a moto jacket made of leather regardless of how amazing it looks on a fashion model (or how much you’re enticed when you see it on GQ).

The positive side is the fact that creating your personal Style Profile is a breeze.

4. The Right Feel

I admit that I’m not the best for the cheap button-up shirts that are sold at H&M at around 15 bucks.

They are so comfortable (which as I’ve said is crucial) and are available in colors that compliment my complexion.

But when I take it back and compare the shirt with my more expensive and better-constructed dress shirts from stores such as Banana Republic and Suitsupply, I must admit that I sometimes regret my choice.

After you have found the perfect color and fit Pay attention to the feel and texture. What is the feel of each piece?

The main reasons that stores like H&M can offer these clothing at such low prices is because they cut corners on fabric.

They make use of a light synthetic fabric that is more plastic-like than cotton. It is evident when I put on the shirt.

In fact, it’s so light, it’s nearly transparent. Flashing your nips isn’t an ideal look for a man who is concerned about his look.

It also feels more like I’m dressed in a cheap Halloween costume instead of a polished and well-constructed costume.

While fitting and color are important consider the fabric the clothes you wear in addition.

The more comfortable a piece is when touched, the more attractive it appears and last longer. It also increases the time it will last if you take take care of it.

5. What is the best amount to spend?

It’s not an chance that the price is in last place on the list.

In terms of how you can afford your clothes Here’s a great guideline to remember:

Cheap clothing is usually manufactured at a low cost If the cost isn’t enough, you should be cautious.

However the fact is an expensive price tag doesn’t guarantee top quality.

There are a lot of brands that price their products at the upper end of the males’ clothing spectrum, not due to their design or fit, fabric, or construction are justified but rather because they wish you believe they are.

The concept of positioning is very powerful in sales and marketing – generally being the case, whenever we come across something that is priced very high we believe there’s some reason behind it, and are more likely to purchase that price without pondering it.

There are a lot of bargains available on menswear that won’t force the buyer to fork over an arm or leg.

In the case of your local mall, retailers such as Club Monaco and Massimo Dutti are (in my view, at the very least) often overpriced and are not worth your time.

The likes of Banana Republic, J.Crew and the Gap are all generally secure options where you can get great items at affordable costs.

At the lower end the stores such as Old Navy are cheaper for an reason, however when you shop with care, you may find some fantastic purchases for less than half the cost.

(For example, their exercise equipment is reasonably priced, and lasts surprisingly long.)

If you follow the rule of thumb in your mind to look out for sales as often as possible and make a conscious decision about the price tag on your clothing, you can certainly find items that allow you to upgrade your appearance without draining your budget.

Remember to keep in mind that irrespective of the amount you spend, the devil’s in the small details.