Style and fashion aren’t typically a top priority for most men these
days. For some unscientific evidence, walk into any night club in
America and you’ll see every woman dressed to impress and the men just
wearing a pair of ratty jeans, some old sneakers, and a wrinkled
button-up shirt. These guys aren’t even trying!
But these hapless dudes should start making an effort. A man’s personal appearance can have a huge influence on his work and love life. Dressing sharp ensures you make a good first impression, makes you more attractive to the ladies, builds your confidence, shows your respect for others, and garners respect in return.
If you’re ready to upgrade your personal style, but don’t know where to start, this post is for you. Below I’ve created a short list of some of the most useful websites dedicated to helping men dress better. Visit these sites, follow their advice, and in no time you’ll be the dapperest man on your block.
Authored by Antonio Centeno, owner of A Tailored Suit custom suit company, A Tailored Suit Men’s Style Guide provides a wealth of information on the basics of classic men’s style. If you’re a complete novice in the art of dressing well, this site is a must visit. You’ll find in-depth articles on how to buy a proper fitting suit, how to match all the elements of an outfit so they look good, and how to dress for black tie events.
Dappered’s goal is to help men dress well without breaking the bank. You’re never going to see an endorsement for a $300 dress shirt on Dappered like you’d find recommended in magazines like GQ. Rather, Dappered scours retail sites every day to find the best deals on stylish men’s clothing and shares them with readers. In addition to articles on how to dress dapper, Dappered also provides content on traveling well and wooing women on a budget.
One of the best online forums for men’s style. The discussion threads on classic and tailored men’s clothing is extensive and thorough. The over 63,000 forum members also share tips and insights on casual men’s style. Whether you’re looking for advice on what to wear to your buddy’s wedding or on a first date, Style Forum has you covered.
A Continuous Lean
A Continuous Lean is hard to describe. It’s not just about style, though there are tons of articles on that subject. But you’ll also find old Kodachrome pictures from the 40s and 50s, articles about the humble corned beef sandwich, and videos about Maine woodsmen. I guess the best way to describe A Continuous Lean is that it’s a blog that highlights a masculine and timeless American aesthetic. For ACL, style is about owning handsome, utilitarian, and well-crafted clothing that will last a lifetime. ACL is my favorite resource for ideas on how to dress casually without simply resorting to t-shirts and sneakers.
Thrifting and buying on eBay have been touted many a time as an effective way to build a stylish yet affordable wardrobe. The problem is if you don’t know what to look for, you can end up wasting a lot of time and money. That’s where an Affordable Wardrobe comes in. Every week, the blog’s author showcases the fantastic stuff he’s found on eBay and in thrift stores and provides tips on how men can replicate his success.
The Fedora Lounge
Want to harness your inner Clark Gable or Humphrey Bogart? Then check out the Fedora Lounge, a style forum dedicated to the “Golden Era” of American style; ie 1930s-1940s. You’ll find plenty of useful threads on classic shaving and picking out a proper fedora for your brain canister.