One of the most common questions I get is, “How do I match my clothing?” It’s sounds like a simple subject, but it’s not something we are taught in school. In fact most people are never properly instructed on how to match their clothing, and they are really doing themselves a disservice by not putting thought into their attire.
Let me ask you, when you walk into a room do you want people to think you look like a clown? Do you want to spend your entire time at an interview, or meeting with someone and they just can’t get past what you’re wearing or do you want them to acknowledge you look good and then move on to focus on you and your skills? To do this you really need to know the basic rules of matching and really think about what you are going to wear each morning.
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5 Rules To Match Men's Clothes:
- Complement, don’t match
- Imitate the masters.
- Levels of formality.
- Match leathers.
- Match metals.
- Style is simplicity.
- It allows people to move on from your clothes and look at your skills.
- Think through your outfit, don’t get lucky.
- Matching is when fabrics are the same.
- Complementing is when items work together and play off each other.
- Look at people in the spotlight that you like their look.
- If you imitate the masters you will pick up on their techniques.
- Some pieces are made to go with certain clothing.
- Know the difference between casual and formal.
- You can’t throw a leather jacket over a suit, you’ll bring down the outfit.
- The three main leathers are black, brown and oxblood.
- Don’t have a harsh contrast between shades of leather.
- Decide what colors you gravitate toward and pick a belt that fits.
- Keep your metals the same.
- Wedding bands don’t follow this rule.
- These rules are all basic rules, and are not set in stone.
- Matching Clothing Made Easy Video
- Anson Belt & Buckle
Looking great and matching properly will make people notice you and your skills – not your clothes.