Quoture: Pieces of Wisdom that Make You More Attractive
Fashion is something that many members of the XY group are not fond of hearing. For some, it means shedding the machismo and adopting an emasculating persona. For others, it means doing away with baggy jeans and stepping out of their comfort zone.
Truth be told, fashion is a perplexing and intimidating idea for most men. But the fact that it doesn't always follow a one-size-fits-all principle should be an inspiration to express yourself in a personal yet sophisticated way.
You may choose to take the advice of fashion savants and purists, thinking that they're patronizing in the first place. Nevertheless, we're quite sure that you're likely to listen to your brethren who really know better.
Here are some wise words and truisms that will not only help improve your style game, but also your personality:
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo da Vinci
It may seem ironic that an artist known for his intricate and flamboyant masterpieces will utter such words. Nonetheless, his words have endured the passing of time. Dressing up is tricky. Dress up too much, you'll appear awkward and out of place. Dress down, and you'll come off as slovenly; people may even think you don't care at all.
When it comes to this, remember old Leonardo; simplicity is the safe zone. If you're not a pattern guy, go for bold and crisp colors. Layering is all right, but be careful with your pieces. Otherwise, you'll appear bulky and uncomfortable. Simplicity is characterized by cleanliness and evenness, so make sure that your clothes are pressed.
"I still look at myself and want to improve." -David Beckham
Although this is something that he said about his sport, you can put it in the context of fashion. Sir David Beckham has always been considered a style icon for his diverse taste in clothes. This is a testament to his aptitude for fashion. The takeaway here is you can always transition from someone who dons sloppy looks to someone who has sharp appeal.
If you don't get his drift, just look at his look book. In his early years in fashion, he committed a lot of blunders that made some people raise their eyebrows. But he improved his style over the years. From smart casual to formal sartorial options, David has proven that he can combine the gentleman charm and his air of athleticism no matter what he wears.
"I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and gray flannel pants, a gray flannel suit, and black tie." -Pierre Cardin
Take it from Cardin, who is pretty much known for his avant-garde taste. Despite his occasional strange choices on what he creates, he remains simple with what he wears. You know what to have in your wardrobe if you want to look and feel refined: a blue blazer, gray flannel pants, gray flannel suit, and black tie. The essentials have never failed him over the years.
"Manners Maketh Man." -William of Wykeham
Dressing up properly means holding yourself in high regard without being vain. More importantly, it means showing respect for anyone you interact with. Can't grasp it? We suggest you watch Kingsman: The Secret Service.
If you're intimidated with fashion and style, list down these nuggets of wisdom in your notebook. Turn them into a mantra, and more importantly, follow them with determination.