As perhaps the premier purveyor of fine men’s clothing in Portland we certainly see gentlemen from all walks of life, and in all shapes and sizes walking through our doors on a daily basis. We emphasize to all our clients how important it is that their clothing, in fact their overall personal style in general, is a reflection of their own personality and flatters their unique body rather than following what is currently the “hot” item at other stores offering men’s clothing in Portland and elsewhere. That being said though there are certain simple style rules that apply to all men, whoever they may be. Here are a few of the basics:
The Tucking Rule – If you are wearing a shirt with a tie and/or a formal jacket tucking your shirt into your pants is fine, but with jeans or casual slacks it just looks plain wrong, and flatters no one.
Take the Time to Iron your Shirt – If you are already having a busy morning the thought of hauling out the ironing board (or pleading with a significant other) to iron your shirt is probably something you would rather skip. Why not just throw your suit jacket over the wrinkled shirt, no one will notice right? That is until you reach the office, find the temperature a little warmer than you expected and are left with two choices: boil or remove the jacket to reveal the woefully wrinkled shirt. Save yourself the hassle and iron your shirts as soon as they come out of washer, or have them pressed at the dry cleaners.
Match the Shoes with the Belt – It’s an old piece of advice but still a good one. If the shoes are black the belt should be too. If the shoes are yellow? That’s a bit trickier, but in that case you are already dealing with a unique look anyway. Oh, while we are on the subject of shoes, dress shoes require dress socks, no athletic socks allowed.
The Fit – Nothing is more important than ensuring that the clothes you wear fit properly and hang correctly. Even if a suit cost a week’s wages and is straight off the cover of GQ it will look like it is a $99 special from a discount warehouse if it does not fit properly. At Estes Men’s Clothing, Portland we have expert tailors available to ensure all your purchases fit perfectly and image consultants are always around to help pull the whole look together flawlessly.