At PinkWoolf.com, we don’t just sell the concept of quality skincare & grooming for men. We also sell the idea behind the thought. Our tagline – Bring Back the Gentleman is not geared towards the outward appearance of men, rather it focuses on the innate details that makes them a better person. Come with me to find out what they are, the twelfth being a shocker for sure:
1. Open the door
It’s just basic civility that you open the door for children, ladies, older people, or someone with a lot of shopping bags and struggling to press the elevator button. Your gesture helps start a conversation and makes your day.
2. Keep your clothes simple, no frills
Simplicity is the norm of a stylish person. Don’t need to mix a pinstripe trouser with a Bengal tiger striped shirt. Keep one thing solid, choose color combinations based on the occasion, when all else fails remember to always dress one – up than what is required.
3. Be the first to smile
Be the bigger man and smile and wish everyone a good morning (or the time of the day). You will get a smile 100% time and make your day.
4. Stand up
Don’t wait for a lady or a kid or an elderly person to stand right next to you on the metro and wait for the cue. Smile, stand up, and offer them your seat.
5. Invest in quality
You only cry once when you invest in quality clothes but you cry everytime when you buy poor quality clothes or shoes. Same thing applies to cosmetic products. Invest in items that will last you five years or more like a quality shaving brush or a Double Edge Safety Razor.
6. Keep it classic
For suits or trousers, men need blue, black, grey. That’s it. You don’t need any other color. You can have light blue, dark blue, dark grey, Prince Charles checks, pinstriped, solid, checks etc. but stay close to these colors. For shirts, go with only natural material, nylon is passé. In cotton get anything like oxford, poplin, herringbone, twill, etc. Get the cotton count to be higher than 100. These will keep you cool and the cloth remains fresh and ironed for a longer time. This leads to the seventh point.
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7. Get it tailored
Always, get everything tailored to you. This will allow your personality to shine through as you know that the shirt was made only for you. As again, stick to natural material and higher cotton counts. Experiment with the collar types and ask for normal point or button down, or spread or extra spread collar. My favorite tailors are Syed Bawkher in Chennai and Vaish Tailors in Delhi.
8. Fit over price
While using a tailor, insist on the fit and not the price. Even if it means multiple fittings, then also invest the time for it and get it right. You will not regret your decision. Of course, you have to stay that way to ensure your tailored clothes fit you.
9. Learn to tie a tie
And not just one knot, learn to tie all the knots. Figure out which
know goes well with which shirt collar and soon you will be a pro. Again, make sure that the tie is silk as it lasts many years plus maintains the knot over several hours of use. Go for a tie whose bigger end is at least 3 ¼” else they are called skinny tie which are a fashionable item not a stylish one.
10. Buy classic clothes or items that YOU LIKE
Not someone else, and that includes your spouse. You have a better idea of what looks good on you however you can certainly ask for opinions on colors from your spouse.
11. Define your personal style
As you start experimenting you will realize the combinations that define you and those definitions help develop your personal brand style. Even if it’s a plain solid white shirt and blue trousers, you will come across as consistent & trustworthy.
12. Keep a neat bathroom, closet, and room
Grow up, you aren’t in a hostel now. Your stylish brand has to be coupled with a stylish bathroom, closet, and room that are super
clean. Again, you aren’t cleaning them for others but only for yourself. Learn to pack many things into a small area in a neat & tidy manner.
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