5 Simple Rules for “DAPPER” Dressing

By Definition:
Dapper (adjective)
(of a man) neat and trim in dress and appearance
“he looked very dapper in a dark silk suit”
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Although Dapper was a very well used word in the English Dictionary during the 20s till the mid 60s, it has somehow disappeared from the urban language until of late, when the Streetstyle mania began. When a few years ago, it was hard to find a single young man walking around in a suit unless he was heading to a wedding, now it is THE Trend. And what not to like about a well dressed man that exudes character and finesse, and dresses to impress.
I think all men have it in them, their inner Mad Men character, but every one of them shows it in a different way. I am not saying that all men should suddenly become one of the Men in Black stars, but a little bit of care shown in the way they present their style is a huge plus that could reflect positively in more than one way in their life.
Here is my short guide on how to Dress Dapper:
1. Tailoring is everything: more than 90% of men buy their blazers and pants a size bigger than they need, and it comes in no surprise, since you can rarely find a perfect fit unless it is made for you. And as we all know, it is quite expensive to have all your clothes be made especially for you, but tailoring your existing wardrobe pieces to measure would cost you a minimal amount and you will have the wardrobe that fits you like a glove. So, find yourself a good Tailor, and you can thank me later.
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2. Know your fabrics. This tip can seem pretty much straight forward, but it makes sense,trust me. I constantly hear men saying that they can only wear T-shirts during the warm weather, for one single reason, which is that they feel too hot to wear their vests and blazers on top of them. And this is partly true, but here is where the fabrics come to play, you have to know that Blazers come in different materials and fits that are made for  all the 4 seasons of the year. So, wear your Linen and Cotton Blazers during the hot and humid weather, and keep the Wool and Flannel ones for the months were you need that extra warmth. Another thing to remember, is that you have to avoid inner lined Blazers during the Summer, to stay cool and fresh.
3. Perfect your suit collection. One of the biggest mistakes that men make, is that they tend to stick to one cut that fits them and later buy all the colors available from the same series. Instead try to have a wider horizon and make interesting choices that would make your outfits more versatile and unique. You can play with different patterns, such as Pinstripe and Twill or even different cuts.
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4. Know your buttons. This is pretty simple, all you have to do is remember the “Sometimes, Always, Never” rule when it comes to buttoning your suit. You can “sometimes” button up the first button, you “always” have to button the second one, and you “never” should button the last one. Golden rule, indeed.
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5. Posh Pockets. Nothing can make your look more complete and dapper than adding a lovely silk scarf to your pocket. Instantly, this little detail transforms your look and give you the polished finish you want.

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Men’s Spring Style Essentials 2015

With the Spring feeling in the air, you cannot but want to reflect this breeziness into your style, too. Spring is the time for changes and adventures, for changing your scenery and welcoming the new. One of the simplest way to really immerse in the Spring weather is by freshening up your wardrobe. Starting with a spring clean for your closet and ending up with adding the must-have style essentials for this Season.

Whether you are a style newbie or a true trendsetter, here are the Top 5 Style Essentials for this Spring.
1.Chambray ShirtI think this addition wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone these days, since the Chambray Shirt has proven it’s tremendous capabilities in being the most versatile piece in your wardrobe. From wearing it with your favorite trousers to rocking it with distressed jeans, the Chambray Shirt would be your go-to Spring Look for sure. It could be worn tucked in, over your jeans or even as a light jacket over your favorite plain T-shirt.

2.Cropped Trousers

If you have been bored with your typical pants or your jeans, the best and trendiest option is to opt for the cropped version that would graze your ankles. It’s a very easy and small detail that would 100% transform your look for this Spring. The beauty of this trend is that you do not have to go out and buy a new pair of jeans to rock this trend, all you have to do is roll up the edge of your regular jeans a couple of times to achieve the cropped look. 3.Denim Jacket

90’s are back for real this year, and nothing says 90s more than a vintage looking Denim Jacket. Although you can go for any fit or color you want for a more comfortable wear, the more the Denim Jacket looks battered the coolest it would look. Luck you, if you still have your dad’s vintage denim, because that’s definitely in this season. Wear it with dark denim or even your chinos for that cool 90s vibe. 4.Hawaiian Print

The Hawaiian print may look frightening to some, but let me assure you that it’s not that hard to pull-off. You can go from a very small print on a simple white T-shirt to the more complex full on Hawaiian Slip-ons, so it’s really your choice on how far would you go with this style. One sure thing is that you will definitely feel that your are on a tropical vacation wearing this print.
5.Sneakers

 

The last style essential is one of the easiest to pull-off, since I don’t think I know a guy who doesn’t own a pair of sneakers. So guys, the Sneakers trend is for you and try to make the most of it. From wearing the Adidas Originals to the funky New Balance to the old school Converse, the sneakers are now even appropriate to wear to work (unless you work in a very strict company or a bank ). They look super stylish paired with the Cropped Trousers or your Denim Jeans.

 

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