Sharp & Casual Dressing For The Young Man- Art Of Manliness Video – Quick Style Fashion Tips Hi! I'm Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real MenReal Style.
Today, I'm coming to you from my front porchhere in Wisconsin and we don't have too many nice days left here before winter sets in.
The sun's out.
It's deceptively cold, though I would sayit's in the low 40s, but it's warm enough that I could come out here and film this.
Now, what are we talking about today? Today, I'm going to be talking about dressingsharp, but dressing casual for the young men.
I've gotten a lot of these requests, so I'mgoing to try to touch in on this today.
This is going to be a short video.
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So the article over at The Art of Manliness, what are we talking about there? Well, that is a monster article.
You guys have been sending me questions.
“How can a young man improve the way he dresses?” “How can he dress better?” “How can he put his best foot forward andwhy?” Why should a young man care? I mean, you're in college or perhaps you'vegot your first job or you're in high school.
Why should you even care about the way youpresent yourself to the world? Well, I'm going to tell you, there are twothings, maybe not so much in high school, but definitely in college and once you'reout there with your first job.
You are out there trying to impress people.
I know that doesn’t sound great or anything, but you work for somebody or you're out there and perhaps you've got your own business, but you've got clients who are going to pay you.
If you're going door to door or if you areon the phone, in a sense, the way you dress matters.
Why on the phone? Because the way you put yourself togetherin the morning sets the tone for you internally.
They've done studies that show that a mancan put on a doctor's jacket and he doesn’t even have to be a doctor, but he's going toperform better on tests or on exams simply because of the way the clothing affects him.
Think about that.
Whenever you put on a uniform and let's saymost of us here in North America, we've played football or we've played soccer, we've playedbaseball.
When you put on that uniform, you get intothe mindset.
If you put on your basketball uniform, yougo off on to that gym or on to the field, whatever it may be, and you are ready to play.
The same thing applies when you prepare andyou dress yourself in the morning.
And so, it affects the way other people lookat you, the way you look at yourself, and it's competitive out there.
Guys, if you haven't seen, the economy isnot doing great across the world, and you're also at a point where you're perhaps lookingfor a mate.
You're looking for your life partner and thatis something that you want to be able to set the right impression, so that is why thismatters.
So three things that I don't really talk aboutthis in the article, but I've talked about them in dozens of my other videos, focus onfit, fabric, and style, so really quick.
FIT Fit, make sure your clothing fits you.
You are in the best shape of your entire life.
You want to give off a good, healthy, masculinelook and you can do that with your clothing fitting you properly.
If it's too loose, well, you're simply puttingyourself in a disadvantage because you're covering one of your most — well, your physicalasset, which is your body and how you take care of it especially at this point in yourlife.
FABRIC Now, fabric, what do I mean by that? Well, I don't necessarily just mean the fabric.
I also mean the quality of the build, howthe clothing is made, so there is a difference.
One of the first things that we'll talk abouthere is polo shirts and these are pretty simple.
It's a little bit cold for a polo shirt rightnow, but the fabric of this polo shirt is medium to low quality.
It's an Old Navy shirt.
I think I picked it up for probably $10 anumber of years ago.
This shirt works fine, but it is of lowerquality fabric and the build is low quality.
The buttons aren't that great.
These little things add up and that's whyyou see higher end shirts made from companies like Polo, Ralph Lauren, something like that.
They command a premium because they're usuallybetter made, not always.
They would be better if you could get themon sale especially with a student's budget.
STYLE We've talked about fit.
We've talked about fabric.
Quickly, style, so one of the other itemsI'm going to be talking about or I'll talk about here is the guayabera.
We talk about this in the article.
I've written an entire article about it, butthis is a shirt that for many people, it looks like simple white shirt, but the guayaberahas embroidery.
It's got these pleats on the front.
It's got button placement.
It's also sewn with a — this is made witha linen fabric, so things like that help set the style apart epaulettes, double pocketson the front.
These help set the shirt apart and give youjust a little bit better presentation of style.
So I've already started here on the shirtsand today, I'm going to be going through talking about how you can upgrade.
Most guys out there, you're wearing t-shirts, jeans, and running shoes.
I see it all the time.
If it's cold, you throw on a sweatshirt.
Let's upgrade that, so how can you upgradethe t-shirt? Well, one easy thing that you can bring in, polo shirts, very easy.
Then we also talked about guayaberas, butthere are also casual, long-sleeve shirts which you could roll up and always look betterthan a t-shirt because they've got the color.
These aren't dress shirts.
You can see by the front patch pocket we havehere on this shirt.
Also, the color is a bit of a stonewash.
This is more of like an orange-red.
It's not pink, but it's definitely — it lookslike a white with a red.
It gives it this orange feel.
The stitching is white, so little things likethis helps set this as clearly a very casual shirt, but this shirt looks much better thaneven a polo shirt, I think, definitely if it fits you.
Remember I talked about fit, so let's go quicklywith this shirt right here.
I'm bringing in this white dress shirt andthis is dressier than that casual shirt I just showed you.
And another thing I did with this white dressshirt, it's going to be a little bit hard to see, but hopefully you can — actuallywe went through and we darted this shirt, so the back of the shirt, we brought in aboutan inch on the two back sides, and what that did is it made the shirt fit a bit closerto the body, so pay attention to the style.
Pay attention to the fit.
All of that adds up.
This casual shirt is a bit darker.
Therefore, it's going to be a little bit dressierthan that orange reddish one I just showed you, but the embroidery on the shoulders, that really says and sends a signal that this is more casual.
It has no front pockets, so that makes ita little bit, I would say, dressier.
We're talking shades of grey here.
This shirt right here is a good fit.
I could wear this out into the evening, notso much that reddish orange.
That's more of a day wear.
Now, we talked quickly about dress shirtsand many of you young men, you're out there, you do have occasions for a dress shirt, butlet's say you don't want to necessarily wear the white dress shirt or the light blue dressshirt, which is the standard for most men out there.
Well, why not bring in a different fabric.
And so, here again we're going to fabric, which is one of the three components I talked about, and we're bringing in a little bitof a check fabric.
This is a shirt made by 5th & Lamar, goodcompany out of Austin, Texas, and I really like this fabric.
It's got a little bit of white in it as well, so we use very classic colors.
From a distance, it's going to look simplylike a light blue shirt, but when you get up probably within, I would say, 20 to 30feet, you're going to start to see that there's a bit of a pattern in there, and this reallysets itself apart from all the other, just regular solid blue or white shirts out there.
I mentioned sweatshirts, all right.
I love my Texas sweatshirt, but I don't wearthis all the time.
I wear it on game days.
I wear it when I'm out exercising, going tothe gym.
I see guys wearing their sweatshirts all overthe place.
How about you take that up a notch? Many of you guys have seen me in the lastfew videos wearing this pullover.
This is a pullover sweater made by Timberland.
It's 100% wool.
It's like 90% to 95% wool.
I really like the fit and feel of this.
This sweater fit me really well.
I like Timberland's website.
They give you the exact measurements, butthis right here is a huge step up from the sweatshirt.
A step up from this is actually going to bea cashmere sweater, and this is a cashmere turtleneck in a solid olive green.
This one right there, it's casual in a sensethat it's got a little bit of knitting right here in the shoulders.
It's got the Timberland logo.
It's got the buttons right here at the front.
These look like they're Horn, but they'reimitation Horn.
This one right here is more streamlined andit's going to fully cover the neck, even though a little bit — probably in the same levelof formality is going to be this very nice V-neck sweater, so I can wear this over adress shirt, that blue dress shirt.
Again, this is actually from 5th & Lamar.
They just started getting into sweaters.
A simple V-neck sweater is much more elegant.
It puts you in a whole another level thantrying to wear a sweatshirt, guys.
Okay, so quickly we're going to talk aboutjeans.
These light-colored jeans, I've had thesefor years.
They were made from Levi's.
These are about as informal as it gets, althoughthis is going to give them a run for their money.
These, I love the buckle, and it's becauseof these tears and these rips here that it's okay casual wear for the young man, but whenI see a guy in his mid-30s, early 40s trying to pull off a look like this with a form-fittingt-shirt, it doesn’t matter that he takes care of his body.
He looks like a 40-year-old guy trying todress like a 20-year-old guy.
So you can wear this as a young man for ultracasual wear, but if you're wanting to set a better impression, I would invite you toinstead look for a solid pair.
You can go with the same shade, but doesn’thave any distress in it.
And Levi's, again, a great company, greatbrand, l really like what they put out and they've been doing it for well over a hundredyears.
Now, let's talk about this.
This is something a lot of guys get confusedabout.
If it's got cargo pockets on it, gentlemen, this is casual.
These are not dress slacks.
You don't wear these with a dress shirt andyou don't try to pull these off.
They're just going to be too casual for whatwe're trying to do here.
The stack is getting high here.
It's getting hard to reach.
Now, for ultra dress, I mean, that's kindof an oxymoron, but for the dressiest jeans that you're going to be able to wear, lookfor something that's made from raw denim.
They're going to have a very dark indigo lookand these can almost be — I wear them with a sports jacket pretty often.
I was just in Chicago.
I went to a whisky-tasting event.
I wore jeans very similar to these.
One of my favorite pair of trousers that isreally — you don't see it too often — are going to be grey flannel trousers.
Gentlemen, grey flannel trousers are a littlebit harder to find, but if you can start to incorporate that in your business casual wardrobe, you're really going to take a step up.
Okay, guys, enough for this video.
I go into a lot more detail in the article.
We talk about footwear.
We talk about accessories.
We talk about a lot more in the article, sogo check it out.
I'm going to link to it down below and I willsee you guys in the next video.