Write down these 10 tips of personality and style icons to become the most elegant man of 2019.
If you have had the bad luck of having to listen to endless opinions, advice or masterclass by the smart guy we all have in the family about how, when and why you should do, dress or act in one way or another, do not be alarmed. In the event that you have it located and have given you the advice on these dates, talking about its many successes and how good it is of health, money and love here you have 10 eternal tips on style.
Why style? Something like “the best dressed man in the world”. Is the idea cool?
The difference between style and fashion is quality” – Giorgio Armani
There are choices that can make a combination of garments become hell. For you and for all those you meet on the road. Be cautious, discreet and do not base your choices on ‘what you take away’. Seriously. There is nothing more elegant than not attracting attention at first sight. How can you get this elegance? Well, with something as simple as focusing more on the materials of the garments and the design of them. Bet on quality. Believe us when we tell you that the good, it shows. As an example: if you have two choices of jersey -one of printed wool and another of plain wool- bet on the plain one. And if you have two smooth ones – one wool and one cashmere – much better the second. And so with all the pieces. It is an easy advice to apply in your day to day.
“Hair comes first, teeth second, a man who has both dominated has it all” – James Brown
A bad hairstyle can destroy a whole life. Okay, we have exaggerated. But it can destroy a lot. Do you remember when David Beckham met Nelson Mandela and showed up with African braids as a hairstyle? Or Neymar’s nineties haircut? That’s not good styling to lift it. Our advice, like that of James Brown is, to have a haircut that is balanced. Classic and modern in equal parts.
The same thing happens with teeth. We want you to be the man with the most beautiful smile in the world. So forget about the grill – the gold teeth worn by rappers – to go to a family dinner. Unless it’s a Bling Bling themed dinner and you’re going to start with some stanzas of some rap by Nelly or Jay-Z. Only in that case, would its use be considered correct.
“It is totally impossible to be well dressed with cheap shoes” – Hardy Amies
The fact that man dresses by the feet is a reality. So much so that footwear continues to be one of the main accessories to keep in mind whenever we talk about elegance. The ideal designs that you should include in your shoemaker are more than clear. But, to further define the safe hit options, take note: Oxford or Derby. They are perfect to include in the suitcase, whatever your style. You can wear them with more casual clothes like jeans or chinos, but also with suits and tuxedos in more formal events. Oh! And about what the tailor Hardy Amies said about the price. Do not take it into account (at all), but whatever the shoe you choose, be it leather.
“The sweatpants are a symbol of defeat, you have lost control of your life, so you have bought yourself a tracksuit” – Karl Lagerfeld
We really do not believe that you lose control of your life by putting on a tracksuit. Above all, considering how streetwear fashion has been gaining ground in the closet these last seasons with a presence in most luxury brands. But you have to be careful with this garment. There is no one in history who is considered elegant wearing it. And well, although we are very funny as Prada made of nylon a cult material back in the 80s in its accessories or how Vetements has given life to the windbreaker, our advice is that you reserve the sports clothes precisely for that, to make sport. Or do you remember someone who has passed into the history of good taste by going in tracksuits?
“The tie is the first step of formality to which a man can aspire” – Oscar Wilde
We like that small accessory is able to give maturity and formality to any proposal to dress. This is so we want the last week of the year to be one of the central pieces of your looks. Say good bye to 2018 and add all your appearances – whether it’s a denim jacket and shirt or a suit jacket – a fabulous tie.
“Fashion is a game until a certain age, there is a time when you have to find your personality and style” – Nicolas Ghesquière
Indeed, there is a moment in life when you have to stop dressing as a teenager to make the transition to adulthood. Nothing happens. It is the law of life. For that reason it is necessary to have clear what are the preferences of each one at the time of dressing. Do you want to be an uncle with an eye-catching style? With colors and shrill prints? Minimalist? The choice depends on you, but you must find elements that define you forever. Something like when you think of Bono de U2 and inevitably you come to mind sunglasses with pink glass that always carries. Or Hedi Slimane who has made the biker jacket and the skinny pants the formula of his success. Find a garment or accessory, if you do not have it yet, and swear eternal love. Maybe that sign of identity is what defines you the rest of your life.
“If your budget only allows you to buy a suit, you would choose something discreet, a dark blue, almost black, will serve both day and night” – Cary Grant
A good way to build a wardrobe in conditions is to start with this phrase by the actor Cary Grant. Few have taught us fashion as much as he did. And the truth is that there is nothing more chic -and that gives more luck- than a blue suit. Or what colors do you think the most successful leaders of the planet wear?
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo Da Vinci
Little more can be added to this appointment of the great Florentine artist who, spinning very fine and bringing it to our days, we are convinced that he would include in his wardrobe minimalist firms such as Acne Studios, Comme Des Garçons, AMI or Cos. And in terms of tailoring and more formal pieces Brioni, Loro Piana and Giorgio Armani. In this sentence of Da Vinci is one of the most obvious secrets of the masculine style. Less is more. And the more simple and delicate you are in your choices, the sooner you will achieve the goal of having a well-known and remembered style.
“In case of doubt put something red” – Bill Blass
Santa Claus must have thought that at the time of dressing. In our country it is tradition to start the year with lingerie of this striking color under suits and tuxedos, so with that little gesture, it would already be. In the event that you want to implement this tonality in your day to day, do it through sweaters or jackets in Harrington type sports key. For coats, pants and shirts it is, perhaps, too excessive and not very elegant.
“Socks in sight” – Cary Grant
For Grant, there was no greater cause for the total loss of style than not wearing the well-stretched socks or, worse, not even seeing them. It seems that, in terms of elegance, there is no possible negotiation. Always with socks.