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How To Dress Well – 13 EASY Men’s Style Tips To Dress Better

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Monday, 27th September, 2021

How To Dress Better than Your Friends

There’s plenty of reasons why you want to dress better. From going out with your mates to looking good in the office or just getting your daily style right.

Whatever the reason, there’s lots of little style tips that can make you look your best, and it all starts with your wardrobe.

From getting the right fit to wearing the right clothes for the right occasion. Here’s how you can dress well.

There’s nothing wrong with a little big of healthy competition between guys, and it’s a one you can win, and be known as the stylish guy among your friends.

It’s actually not so hard to look better than your friends. The chances are, they’re getting something wrong, but in this guide I’ve come up with 13 easy tips how you can be better dressed than your friends.

If you’re asking yourself how should I dress, you’re in the right place.

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Wear Black And Dark Colours As They Are Classic And Timeless Fashion

Dress Like A Gentleman

Ask almost any woman, and they’ll tell you there’s nothing more sexy than a man in a suit. Dressing smart is always the best option when you’re looking to impress, and if we’re talking about a night out, it’s the perfect time.

There’s two ways you can go about this. You can do the full thing, with tie and all, or you can leave out the tie. It’s the easiest way to look classy.

But this will depend on whether you’re going for that formal look, or you’re keeping things smart casual.

Depending on the occasion, you can always just opt for a smart blazer jacket, combined that with a shirt and dark pair of denim, and still look the part.

Get The Fit Right (Dress For Your Body Shape)

The most important part of style is getting the fit right. That means dressing for your body shape.

The good news for you, is that so many guys get this wrong, and that probably includes your friends.

They’ll wear things too big, and more of a trend, too small as well. Getting the perfect fit for your body is the foundation of dressing well.

Wearing clothes which are the right fit is an easy way to improve your clothing style and the way you look.

Dress For The Occasion

Dressing for the occasion is as important as getting the fit right. Smart and formal clothing looks great, but it can look out of place in more casual settings.

You want to make sure you’re looking the part for the occasion. Smarter occasions such as dressing for weddings and christenings are more formal than a Friday night down the pub.

When you still want to look good in a more laid back setting, smart casual could be the way to go. Just chilling at home and casual clothing can be your go to.

Dress For Your Age

Dressing for your age is important too. You’ll not want to dress too young, and if you are young you’ll not want to dress too old too. Getting the clothing right for your age group is important.

This goes hand in hand with dressing for the occasion. More formal clothing ages you up, but sometimes this can be required for formal events. Equally dressing down can age you down, and not in a good way if you get it wrong.

Keeping colour palettes to a minimum will help nailing your style for your age. Logos and graphics are fine for younger guys, but don’t age well. Tweed and other stuffy colours and patterns look best on more mature gentleman.

Check out my guides for dressing in your 20s and dressing in your 30s for a whole host of ideas on what to wear for your age.

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Wearing my favourite Loake 1881 Aldwych Oxford Shoes

Wear Your Best Shoes

It’s not just a cliché that girls not only like shoes themselves, but one of the first things they’ll look at is a man’s shoes.

That means wearing your best shoes, and the right shoes for the occasion.

Investing in the right pair of shoes is key. Oxford and derby shoes are always going to be your smart option for a night out.

When you want to go for a more casual setting, go for brogues. When you want something more edgy and different, go for Chelsea boots or suede shoes.

And most importantly, make sure they’re clean, and I mean spotless!

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Wear Red: It’s A Power Colour

Peacocking is a thing guys, and there’s a pretty easy way to do it. If you haven’t heard the term, it comes from the peacock bird.

To attract a female mate, they’re in full bloom, sporting their colourful feathers on show to get their girl.

Wearing something to stand out is going to do that for you.

Red is a power colour, and is something which is going to catch the eye. It can be in your clothing, such as a shirt, or something more subtle, such as your tie, if you’re wearing one.

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Wearing Black Is A Classic Colour

If red isn’t for you, then black is a great colour to go for. It’s timeless, elegant, and it’s a safe colour which is hard to get wrong.

The colour itself will not set you apart, as it’s a popular colour among men.

To pull it off it’s all about the clothing you choose, and getting the right fit as mentioned above.

If all else fails or you don’t know where to start, black is a good option.

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Wear A Watch

Wearing a watch is another way to set yourself apart from other guys. I love watches, they add some elegance to your look, and are not just used for the function of telling the time. One of the best reasons to wear a watch is because it’s stylish.

It’s a gentleman’s kind of thing, tradition and old school, which is really attractive.

It doesn’t have to cost the earth. A nice minimalist watch will look great on your wrist, or other dress watches. You want to go for analogue, a leather or metal strap, with a nice face.

If you have money to spend on a watch, you can really set yourself a part, and when it comes to prices, the sky really is the limit.

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Effortless Style – Don’t Look Like You’re Trying Too Hard (But You Are)

You need to have effortless style. That means you need to look good, without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Have you ever seen guys which seem to look great, without looking like they’re doing much?

Trust me, it’s not an accident, and they’ve made an effort.

Getting the basics right with your style does take effort, things such as picking out the right colour palette, getting the fit right, and so on.

You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard, as that looks desperate. Less is definitely more when it comes to effortless style.

Add Details To Your Outfit Like A Pocket Square

Add Small Details

You can add in small details into your outfit which will set you apart from your friends, and create talking points. These small things can make a difference.

Think of a tie bar, a pocket square, a lapel pin, a dash of colour.

The small details will be noticeable and ensure you look different and better than the rest of the guys.

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Get On Trend

Women know their fashion. They know what is in style, what’s on trend, and what isn’t. If they see you rocking the latest trend, they’ll know that you know what you’re wearing, and appreciate that you’re on trend.

Trends do come and go, so a word of caution is that you have to really do your research when it comes to trends.

If you are brave you can set your own trend, and wear the same theme clothing which will stand out.

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You can never go wrong wearing a stylish suit in navy blue

Stick To The Classics

Rather than trying to keep up with trends, a better option is to stick with the classics. They’re called classic for a reason.

Timeless pieces such as a suit as mentioned above, a nice piece of knitwear, classic jackets such as a leather, bomber or overcoat in the Winter, and your basic T Shirts.

Keeping with the classic aesthetic with give you a clean and crisp look which is also familiar.

Keeping the colour palette to a minimum, staple pieces of clothing with minimal branding will ensure your outfit is timeless and memorable.

Don’t Forget The Grooming

It would be a shame to nail all the details of your outfit, only to be let down by your grooming. Make sure that is on point. From your body wash to deodorant, getting your hair right with hair products, and of course getting your scent perfect.

There’s so many attractive men’s fragrances out there which will get you a lot of compliments, and set you apart from your friends.

A few worth mentioning are Tom Ford Noir, Dior Sauvage and of course, Creed Aventus. If you know your friends wear one of these, then don’t copy, and wear one of the other ones.


And there you have it. 13 easy tips on how you can dress better and be more stylish. It’s really easy to get these details right, pick out the right clothing if you follow this advice you’ll instantly look better in your clothes.

There’s plenty more fashion tips you can take into your style game too. These being a good starting point to looking better than your friends on a night out.

Michael Adams

About Michael

Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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