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Men’s Formal Fashion Tips

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By Mike Pritchard

Dressing up a man for a formal occasion is not a very hard thing to do. They just have to know what shirts, pants and accessories to wear, and then they are good to go. Here are men’s formal fashion tips that might be of use to all you guys out there.

When choosing the right shirt, white can be the most recommended, but it can also be the most boring. For black-tie events, white is till the option but in a more relaxed setting, prefer to stay conservative, utilize soft and muted colors or mild patterns like stripes. Remember that translucent and see-through shirts are never appropriate, especially in formal settings. You can manage to compress into variety of sizes, but without the proper fit, the sleeves will leave your wrists exposed if they’re too short or will cluster up if they’re too long. Moreover, a closed collar will seem bad and choke you when you have a tie.

A loose collar will seem ridiculous. Make it certain the sleeves and collar are the right size to fit comfortably and appear smooth.On a shirt, all buttons should be fastened, including the smallest ones on the side of the arm near the overlap. Though these buttons might not seem useful, they keep your forearm from being unclothed through the hole where the sleeve is unfastened. A button-down collar must also be pinned. If left unfastened, the buttons beneath the collar will set out awkwardly.

For semi-formal occasions, figuring out what you can pull off by experimenting with pastel shirts and ties can be fun. Pants, nonetheless, are an entirely distinct story. If you are considering wearing some powder blue pants to a conventional event, think again. Unless it is a shovelboard contest at the local nursing home, you will appear undignified.With pants, more equal with shirts, you have to get the good fit. If you purchase a pair of pants that are too long, get them hemmed. Pants should rest at the waist and should be long enough so that there is a slight break before the bottom rests on the top of your footwear. If they bunch up at the bottom, they are too long. Of course, the opposite rule applies as well: Pants that are too short will make you seem like you are going clamming.You probably know already that pants should fit your waistline right. If the waist is too small, you’ll be in discomfit. If it’s too large, your pants will look loose.

Never, ever, wear brown footwear with a black belt or vice versa. The color of your shoes should always correspond or at least go with the shade of your belt. Those colors, by the way, don’t continue beyond black and brown when it comes to formal occasions. Additionally, men’s formal fashion pants have loops for a reason, so make sure you wear a belt.You know enough not to wear sneakers with other ceremonial dress.

For such events, you should have at least one pair of ultra-formal footwear that you splurged on a little. These shoes will last a long time, since they will probably be used# less than the other shoes in your closet. A really nice pair of men’s formal fashion shoes will also provide your appear that subtle added elegance that other men at the event might be missing.

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