All well-dressed men know that one of the best investments you can make in yourself is to pay attention to your appearance.
When you look good, you feel good, and can have a positive impact on all aspects of your life.
Not only does dressing well have an impact on how others perceive you, studies have shown that it can also influence how you think and perform.
With this in mind, here are 10 things that most well-dressed men do to ensure that they always look their best.
Keep in mind that this is not about what clothes to buy or wear necessarily, but a set of habits that will keep you looking sharp. For a full list of things that every classy man should own, including clothing, go ahead and check out this post.
01 Irons His Clothes
The first thing that a well-dressed man does is to ensure that his clothes are always well-pressed. There’s little worse than a creased, sloppy outfit.
I always take the time to iron my clothes before I wear them. This is especially important for dress shirts and pants, which can easily become wrinkled during the day. I also ensure that my suits are properly pressed before I wear them, as this ensures that they hang well and look crisp.
02 Polishes His Shoes
Another habit of a well-dressed man is ensuring that his shoes are always clean and polished.
I take the time to clean my shoes, remove any dirt or scuffs, and then polish them until they shine on a daily basis; yes daily basis. This not only makes my shoes look great, but it also ensures that they last longer, as the leather is better protected from the elements.
03 Overdresses Rather Than Underdresses
One of the biggest mistakes that men make when it comes to dressing is to underdress. This means that they don’t dress up enough for the occasion, and end up looking out of place or disrespectful. I don’t mean that you should take out your tuxedo when going to casual barbeque. I mean, if not sure, a well-dressed man will choose to dress up rather than dress down.
As a well-dressed man, I always err on the side of overdressing. This means that I dress up more than I need to, and always look appropriate for the occasion.
04 Keeps A Crisp White Dress Shirt In His Closet
Every man should have a crisp white dress shirt in his closet. This is a classic item that never goes out of style and can be worn with a variety of outfits.
I keep a relatively new crisp white shirt in my closet at all times and also make sure it is well-pressed and clean. I don’t wear it on a weekly basis. I keep it for those times when I really need to look sharp such as weddings or important business meetings.
05 Invests In Classic Items That Last
When it comes to buying clothes, a well-dressed man knows the value of investing in classic items that will last.
I look for quality items that are well-made, and that will stand the test of time. I also look for classic styles that will never go out of fashion. This means staying away from anything overly skinny or baggy and opting for items that men have quite literally been wearing for decades. Well-tailored suits, chinos, polo shirts, and leather brogues are some examples of items that fall into this category.
This ensures that I always look stylish and well-dressed, no matter what the current trends may be. It also helps to save some of my hard-earned cash as I can buy items and wear them for years.
06 Keeps His Facial Hair Neat
Facial hair can be a great addition to a well-dressed man’s look, but only if it is well-groomed.
I always keep my facial hair neat and tidy, whether I have a beard or just a mustache (I have been trying out a mustache for the past few months but make sure to shave the rest of my face clean every day).
Unkempt facial hair can make even the finest clothes look sloppy. You need to take the time to do regular trimming, shaving, and grooming, to ensure that your facial hair always looks great.
07 Regularly Visits His Barber
A well-dressed man also knows the importance of regular visits to the barber. Like facial hair, clothes cannot make up for a bad or overgrown haircut.
I tend to keep my hair at a medium length but always make sure to visit my barber every few weeks, for a trim or a cut, and always make sure to tip. This ensures that my barber knows me well, and can always provide me with great advice on how to keep my hair looking great.
08 Uses Decent Clothes Hangers
Believe it or not, the type of clothes hanger you use can make a big difference in how your clothes look and how long they last.
I always make sure to use decent wooden hangers as these help to keep my clothes in good shape. Also, don’t forget about suit jackets, blazers, and overcoats; I use thicker jacket hangers for these items and it makes a world a difference.
09 Avoids Trends
A well-dressed man knows the importance of avoiding trends.
While it can be tempting to follow the latest fashion trends, they can quickly become outdated, leaving you with a closet full of clothes that you no longer wear.
Instead, I opt for classic styles that will never go out of fashion, and that will always look great. If you are interested in learning more about this, you may find this post helpful.
10 Throws Away Old Clothes
Finally, a well-dressed man regularly goes through his closet and gets rid of clothes that he no longer wears, that are worn beyond repair, or that no longer fit.
I tend to do this once or twice a year. Because I know what I like and don’t follow trends, I don’t need to throw away a lot of clothes but generally, there is a white dress shirt or two that is past it’s wear-by-date.
In conclusion, being a well-dressed man requires attention to detail and a commitment to looking your best. By following these 10 tips, you can ensure that you always look great, no matter the occasion.
Remember to invest in classic items that last, keep your clothes well-pressed and your shoes polished, and, if in doubt, always dress up rather than dress down. With these habits, you can make sure that you always look and feel your best, and that you leave a great impression on everyone you meet.
As always, we hope that you found this post useful. If you have any other tips and tricks for being a well-dressed man, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.