Rules to Being a Well-Dressed Gentleman

Just like any other game, there are some rules to men’s fashion. The menswear industry is booming and continuously evolving, and following these simple rules will not only give you a serious confidence boost, but ensure that you look your best at all times. After all, dressing well is a form of good manners.

Find Your Fit

Fit is everything, and we can’t stress this enough. Knowing and dressing for your body type is crucial to looking sharp. And with the plethora of options in the custom suiting business, there's no excuse to not rocking a suit made just for you.

Invest in Quality Footwear

Your shoes say a lot about you, so choose wisely. Your looking for quality constructed footwear made with the highest-quality materials. We prefer blake constructed shoes made in Italy from the finest Italian calfskin leather known to man, but that's just us.  

Belt Blending

The belt serves dual purposes in men’s fashion. For one, it obviously holds up your pants. Additionally, belts are a great way to tie the look of your outfit together. We suggest a genuine Italian leather belt that matches the color of your shoes

The Lapel

Style experts insist on matching the widths of ties with lapels. Thin lapels are great for a more modern look pair well with skinny ties. If you prefer wider lapels, as we do over here at Paul Evans, make sure to invest in a collection of wider ties.

Tie Talk

Ties are sharp, and everyone knows that. Unfortunately, they aren’t always worn appropriately. If you're still having some trouble, even after a few YouTube tutorials, we recommend you go with a timeless Windsor knot. Note: tie lengths should never extend past your waistline, but shorter is fine.

Considering Color

Your tie should always be at least two shades darker than your shirt. Following this rule of thumb is a sure-fire way to avoid committing a major fashion crime. Ties and shirts are like any good marriage; in order for it to work the two must compliment one another. 

How to Wear a Pocket Square

Rocking a pocket square is the perfect way to add an individual flare to your ensemble. However, there are a few incorrect ways of sporting this accessory. Beware of matching the pattern/fabric exactly to your tie. This aesthetic is, for lack of a better term, rather cheesy. We like to keep things simple, so pair a solid-color tie with a printed pocket square for a unique look that stands out from the crowd.

Suit Sitting

Quite possibly, the easiest rule of all to follow is this one: before sitting, unbutton your jacket.