The blog Nexxt Level Up is developing a nice archive of style advice. I wanted to highlight the best five posts I’ve seen so far…

1. The most important thing is fit

Even if you’re in jeans, a T-shirt, and a hoodie, the fit is what’s going to take you from being just another frat guy to being the interesting man who looks good.

2. Adopt the mentality of high-low.

…mix elements of a dressier wardrobe with those of a more casual one. The go-to staple for this is jeans with a button-up shirt and blazer.

3. Suit up!

 The difference between rolling out in my usual outfit and dressing well was pretty amazing. Several of us rolled out to a college bar and were clearly the best dressed guys in the venue. Girls opened me several times asking why we were so dressed up. We made up a story that I’d just gotten out of a 10 year jail sentence for armed robbery and girls were eating it up. Guaranteed that I’d have been blown out by every girl that I talked to had I been using the same line dressed in jeans and a t-shirt.


4. Go for a more masculine look with a military jacket.

This year the jacket has quickly become my go to grab and dash jacket while running errands during the weekend or if I know that late afternoon trip will turn into meeting up with friends later for drinks. I’ve received a few compliments from the ladies as well so I know it’s on point. But what I didn’t expect was how easily I could work this into my office look. Sometimes I don’t feel like suiting all the way up and because of the fit and fashionable look of the Jacket I wear it into the office and it still goes with everything.

 5. Look great even if you have big muscles.

 Swap out crew necks for V’s and polos. The opening will give you a little extra room in the chest and help you keep everything else the right size. You don’t want man cleavage, but showing some more skin keeps your face better framed as well.

There are also good tips on wearing blazers, finding outerwear, and using collar stays.

Read More: 9 Things I Learned From Wearing A Suit

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