Fashion Lessons You Can Learn From Stylish Men

While sometimes it feels like a well-dressed man is something of a unicorn on the dating scene, believe me when I say that you can learn some valuable lessons from a well dressed man.

I think part of the allure of menswear is its longevity. Classic menswear is just that, classic. Men aren’t targeted quite as strongly with trends or fast fashion and are able to create high quality wardrobes that stand the test of time.

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While even the most well-dress woman will have the occasional Zara, H&M, Topshop, or other High Street “disposable” fast fashion piece in their closet, men seem to be immune to this compulsion.

So what lessons can the well dressed gentleman in your life {boyfriend, dad, brother…} teach you?

Quality Over Quantity:

Stylish men, regardless of their occupation, tend towards high quality pieces with staying power. Rather than have a few lower quality versions of a piece, they’ll “invest” in the best out there. From coats to shoes to jeans, you’ll notice fewer varieties of higher quality in their drawers.

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The Importance of Tailoring:

You what to know how to make something look like it was custom-made for you? Have it tailored. Most professional men that I know have at least one excellent tailor on standby who can do everything from cuffing slacks to custom-making button-down shirts. One well-made piece tailored to suit you perfectly is worth more than a dozen poorly fitted pieces.

Buy Multiples:

When a man finds a piece that he likes, that fits & is flattering, he’ll often buy more than one. You’ll see the same sweater or casual button-down in different prints or colors repeated throughout the month. For a fashion girl, that may seem boring, but believe me when I say that it makes getting ready a breeze.

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{Images from Menswear Must Haves Pinterest Board}

Buy For Now:

While I doubt the average man is thinking about “buying for his body” while browsing for new duds, they do tend to buy for the here and now. We women all have that killer pair of skinny jeans or a slinky little black dress we’re hoping we’ll fit into again, but for the most part, a man can put on anything in this closet and be out the door. There’s no wondering if it’ll fit or whether it’s still flattering, it’s about creating a wardrobe that suits you right now not at some mythical goal weight in the future.

Tell me – What lesson have YOU learned from a stylish man in your life?

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