Assume you’re a young man just starting his style adventure or a man in transition: you’ve recently left the military, you’ve recently divorced, or you’ve recently begun a new chapter in your life.
The purpose of the article when it comes to young men’s style is to assist you avoid the financial and time mistakes that come with improving, transitioning, and bringing your style to the next level.
In this article, I’ll discuss the top ten mistakes made by young men. You don’t have to be young to commit these mistakes, though. It doesn’t matter if you’re 40, 60, or starting over with your style.
The purpose of this material is to provide you the tools you need to prevent making costly financial blunders. Those blunders where you invest all of your time and effort into something and nothing comes of it.
Uncomfortable is Often Confused With Unfamiliar
When it comes to improving their style, the first mistake young men make is confusing uncomfortable with unfamiliar.
You’re not used to dressing sharp when you first start. You’re worried about how people will perceive you, and you’re self-conscious about it.
You have no idea what to button, how to put things together, or if this or that goes together.
However, after a month of receiving compliments, you begin to realize that this thing truly works. Then, all of a sudden, it feels strange if you aren’t dressed sharply.
Guys, the point I’m trying to make is that you shouldn’t mix being uncomfortable in your clothes, which is merely being unfamiliar, with the advantages of wearing sharply.
Overdressing or Underdressing
The second mistake made by young men is that they frequently over or underdress.
If you’re just getting into this style or starting to dress better, perhaps you prefer wearing sports coats, you need still consider the environment.
Because if you’re going to an event where the majority of the attendees will be dressed casually, you can still have a high level of style without wearing a suit jacket.
You don’t need to wear a sports jacket; instead, you can wear casual attire that matches your body.
Many guys associate looking sharp with wearing a suit.
Understand that every atmosphere, no matter how informal or formal, is all about the details. Is the clothes going to be the correct color, the perfect style that genuinely complements your form and dimensions, and how it fits on your body?
The third mistake is purchasing clothing rather than building an interchangeable wardrobe.
Let me clarify because this can be a little perplexing.
You will frequently go out and try to put together a nice outfit. However, when you’re putting things together, you should stick to classic elements.
Classic pieces are timeless because they have withstood the test of time.
You don’t want to create anything that draws too much attention to itself.
The issue with that apparel is that it will not necessarily complement the rest of your wardrobe.
Even if you have three outfits, nothing can be swapped between them.
Instead of having three interchangeable clothes in your wardrobe, you may potentially have nine.
Following Fashion Trends
The fourth mistake is to succumb to a herd mentality, sometimes known as fashion trends.
Some fashion trends are great, but you should avoid the ones that don’t fit you and aren’t likely to remain timeless.
There are a lot of outfits out there that are made very thin, very skinny. I’m not going to tell you that it won’t work for you. But I’m warning you to be cautious. Is this something I can buy, especially if it’s a hefty purchase, and is it going to last?
Purchasing an Excessive Amount at Once
The fifth blunder is buying too much at once.
A lot of young men buy three custom suits when they go custom. They get a wonderful deal, and they’re ecstatic about it, but their style hasn’t settled down yet. They haven’t quite figured out how they want to dress and put outfits together.
They look at those three suits a few years later and say, “I really don’t like to wear those.” I’ve changed my preferences for how my clothes should fit.
So, while you’re young, start building your wardrobe piece by piece.
Dressing in Dark-Colored Shirts
The sixth blunder is wearing dark-colored dress shirts. In general, dress shirts should be white or light blue.
For your first five dress shirts, that should be your starting point.
I understand that it sounds monotonous, but it will be interchangeable. Those are timeless hues that go with just about any suit color.
When you start wearing darker hues, keep in mind that dark-colored shirts are not, by definition, dress shirts. They’ll be difficult to match because they’ll be more informal.
You won’t get nearly as many miles out of them.
This one isn’t even going to be numbered.
Just avoid square-toed shoes unless you have square-shaped feet, in which case they’re fine.
Avoid square-toed shoes if you don’t have square-shaped feet.
Wearing Dress Shirt Untucked
Wearing your dress shirt untucked is mistake number seven.
Many young men I know prefer to wear their shirts untucked. T-shirts and button-down shirts are supposed to be worn untucked, so that’s fine.
The idea is that if it’s a dress shirt, it should be tucked in.
Incorporating Formal and Informal Elements
Mixing formal with informal clothing is mistake number eight in terms of style.
These are diametrically opposed and polar opposites. It’s not a good idea to try to combine these two.
I know some people, particularly young men, who want to try new things and have a good time. These, on the other hand, were not designed to be together.
Mixing formal and very casual attire is not a good idea. It just does not work.
Overdoing It With Matching
The ninth error is going too far with the matching.
Many men, I’ve noticed, prefer to dress in full black. Consider including some gray.
When they try to keep to a single color, though, things get out of hand. Perhaps they dress entirely in orange, yellow, or white.
It just doesn’t work if you go a little too far with the matching.
Over-accessorizing is mistake number ten.
A lot of young men start wearing hats, maybe watches, and start wearing fragrance.
It starts off well; they’re confident, and they’re wearing that scent. After then, it goes a little too far. They begin to apply ten sprays of the perfume at once.
They begin by wearing three watches on one arm and five on the other.
You don’t have to go all out here.
Allow those minor accessories to stand out, enjoy them, have fun with them, and try new things. But don’t overdo it.