• Follow us

Men

Look Sharp With These Finishing Touches: The Devil Is In The Details

It's easy to decide you look sharp enough… and settle into a rut.

Say you've got a couple weeks' worth of great suit/shirt/shoes combinations. Or a few nice pair of jeans, some button-downs and jackets, and a nice pair of dress boots.

You can feel SECURE that you look good, day in and day out –

But security can lead to complacency just as easily as it can foster growth.

If you want to make your style truly memorable, you need to be asking:

“How can I take this look from GOOD to GREAT?”

Read on for 30 tips for making the leap.

This article is brought to you by Slick Collar. These guys have an amazing invention that makes your shirt collar look sharp in seconds! The Slick Collar Shirt Collar Support gets your collar to stand up perfectly straight.

Wear this and your collar WON'T fold or collapse, even without a tie and under a jacket. It's adjustable to fit all neck sizes, and you can customize it even more by trimming and bending it. Click here to be wowed by Slick Collar and use code RMRSLICK for a great discount.

Click Here To Watch The Video – The Devil Is In The Details: 30 Finishing Touches To Look Sharp

1. Add a Splash Of Color

Pocket squares are perfect for this. Go for something bright that contrasts with your jacket.

Mens Pocket Squares

Remember – never match a pocket square exactly to your tie, unless you want to look like a kid who rented a suit for prom. Match to your shirt instead – or, if your jacket has a pattern (say, a pink pinstripe), bring out a color from that.

2. Accessorize for Cold Weather

Scarves, caps, and gloves are all great options for personalizing an outfit. Gold, blue, or red gloves liven up the often dark and drab colors winter outerwear.

3. Silk Scarves

Pairing a white silk scarf with formal outfits is a tradition that began with aviators. Black-tie dress is governed by strict rules, but this is the one unique finishing touch that's a great idea for adding a bit of flair and panache to your outfit.

4. Bright Jacket Interlining

This is a unique and personal statement – so personal that usually people will only see a flash of it. But that's all it takes to move up a bracket in terms of style.

suit lining

You can look for jackets with cool interlinings when you shop, or ask a tailor to add one to a jacket you already own and love.

5. Contrast Stitching

Contrast stitching means that the seams of a garment are sewn with colored thread that stands out against the background fabric. It's a subtle detail that will look sharp on sleeves, buttonholes, or even shirts.

6. Tie Things Together…

The humble necktie, if used to full potential, is one of the safest and most reliable ways to inject your personality into an outfit.

Mens Ties

Don't be the guy wearing cheap novelty ties with cartoon characters on them – but don't be afraid to branch out your tie colors, patterns and materials.

7. …Or Don't!

In theory, there's nothing wrong with not wearing a tie in the context of a normal workday outfit (unless your company culture is very formal). The problem is that shirt collars don't behave – they end up crooked or collapsed, and just look sloppy.

look sharp slick collar

Click here to get Slick Collar – use code RMRSLICK for a limited-time discount.

You can beat this problem once and for all with collar stays or a collar support. Go right ahead and become the guy whose clothes just magically look sharp all the time.

8. Upgrade Your Cuffs

One sure mark of style cred for men is a jacket cuff that actually works – as in, you can actually button the buttons. This is among the details that separate high-end suits and jackets from mass-market ones.

Even if you don't have working cuffs in your wardrobe yet, you can make your jacket look sharp by hemming the sleeves to show a little bit of your shirt cuff. Unless you're Tom Ford, you want to show 1/4″ to 1/2″ of shirt cuff past your jacket sleeve.

9. Hem Your Trousers

Some suit trousers are meant to have a “break” where the extra fabric rests on your shoes, but many types of trousers can bene-fit in the fit department from a custom hemming.

trouser break info

Use a seam ripper to take out the existing hem, then put the pants on with an appropriate pair of shoes and fold them where you want them to hit. Pin your fold to sew the new hem along.

No time? This is a quick, affordable alteration at most tailor shops.

10. Add Some Flash On the Wrist

Watches and bracelets make an outfit look more finished, and are another option for a dignified personal touch.

11. Add Some MORE Flash On the Wrist

Another great jewelry option for men is cufflinks. If you don't have any French cuff shirts, don't worry – a good tailor can convert them for you if you ask.

12. Tie Clip

Nothing shows off your taste and attention to detail quite like a beautiful tie fastened with a beautiful tie clip.

13. Hair

It's all too common to see men who look sharp from the neck down, but neglect their sense of style when it comes to personal grooming.

Depending on your hairstyle situation, this could be an area where you might kick it up a notch to make your look more memorable – or it might be totally killing your whole aesthetic to the point where it barely matters what you wear.

new haircut

Find a style that works for your hair texture and face shape and get a routine down to maintain it. You'll be glad you did.

14. Hand & Face Lotion

Plain and simple, moisturizing makes you look younger and healthier – which affects how people view you on the subconscious level. It's another subtle boost to your looks that makes a not-so-subtle difference.

15. Wear a Vest

Back in the days before central heating, men added vests to their suits to keep the core of the body warm. Although they're not as practical today, they're a perfect opportunity to add visual interest to an outfit.

Vest Fit

A contrast-colored or patterned vest livens up a relatively plain shirt and jacket combo, while a vest matched to your jacket creates a super-distinguished vibe.

16. Tattoos

Some artfully-done ink gives an edge to classic style. Like other style details on this list, tattoos are intensely personal and unique choices – it's a chance to wear your heart on your sleeve.

17. Piercings

Want the subtle yet eye-catching focal points of jewelry, but not into traditional men's jewelry options? It's not out of the question to get something pierced.

18. Pen

A really great-looking statement pen is both a tool and an accessory. It gives a sense of old-fashioned dignity to your routine note-taking.

19. Boutonniere

They're not just for weddings, and they don't need to be carefully arranged by a florist.

A high-end suit jacket will actually have a buttonhole on the left lapel (a tradition left over from the days when lapels could be buttoned to protect the neck), but if yours is lacking, you can have your tailor add one. Or you can simply pin your boutonniere to the lapel – this only requires that the stem of your flower look nice.

Just like with pocket squares, you can wear a boutonniere any time you wear a jacket. The only times they're not acceptable are those times when you don't want to call attention to yourself – funerals, for example.

20. Contrast Laces

If you only own one or two pairs of really good dress shoes – or if you own ten pairs and are just a sucker for options – contrast laces can be a great way to change things up.

21. Hats

If you've dismissed yourself as “not a hat person,” you may just need a different approach. The secret to wearing a hat well is making it look like it belongs.

Hats

Click here for my infographic on the 16 best types of hats for men.

Focus on simplicity and function. Think through your choices and don't try to mix the formality levels of your hats and outfits. On a similar note, don't wear a felt hat in summer just for fashion – you WILL regret it.

22. Leather Bag or Portfolio

If you rely on a backpack or computer bag to haul your stuff around, it's well past time to get a leather bag, portfolio, or briefcase. It'll look sharp and mature, and perhaps more importantly, it won't look out of place with businesswear.

23. Don't Just LOOK Sharp… Get A Signature Fragrance

A signature scent makes you memorable. And consistency turns a morning routine into a personal brand.

24. The RIGHT Shades!

A pair of sunglasses can add instant cool to an outfit – if it's the right pair. Just as easily the wrong pair can make a great outfit look dorky.

best sunglasses for face shape men

Click here to see the best types of sunglasses for your face shape.

Pick a classic style and use our guide to make sure it works with your face shape.

25. Change Up Your Footwear

Shoes are a great place to take a chance and add a little edge – they won't be a distraction when you're talking face-to-face, but clearly integrate into your outfit when it's viewed as a whole. Try something colorful. Try something unexpected.

26. Shined Boots/Shoes

If you're going with the tried-and-true in the shoe department, do it right. Shining and caring for your shoes is easy once you learn how, and the difference it makes in the overall polish of your look is undeniable.

27. Pocket Square Fold

Even a plain pocket square can become a point of interest when artfully folded. Learn how to fold a pocket square here.

28. Ironed Shirt

There's a clear difference between a dress shirt that's simply been hung up to dry and one that's been crisply ironed. When you really need to look sharp, iron your shirt.

29. Pressed Trousers

See above. Freshly creased trousers are practically shorthand for having your outfit put together as a sharp-dressed man.

30. Pressed Suit

While you're at it? Press the whole thing.

Any one of these tips can make a good outfit great.

Speaking of great, don't forget to check out Slick Collar. Their shirt collar support takes seconds to put on – just adjust it to fit your collar size, flip your collar up, place it on, and flip your collar back down. No sewing or alterations needed.

You won't feel it, other people won't see it, and it's nearly indestructible. Plus you get two sets of collar stays and a second, slimmer collar support, which is perfect for thinner collars and polos. Click here to check out Slick Collar and use code RMRSLICK for a limited-time discount.

Read More



Leave A Comment

More News

Real Men Real Style

10 Signs You’ll Be Successful (Do YOU Have 2019-03-07 07:55:42The post 10 Signs You’ll Be Successful (Do YOU Have Them?) appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related posts:Dressing Sharp When NO ONE Else

Dining Etiquette Rules EVERY Man Must Know – 2019-03-03 07:55:59The post Dining Etiquette Rules EVERY Man Must Know – How To Have Good Table Manners appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related posts:How T

Men’s Colognes That Will Make You More 2019-03-02 07:55:18The post Men’s Colognes That Will Make You More Confident appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related posts:What’s In My Dopp Kit? |

Style More Important Than Education? Law Of Diminishing 2019-02-28 07:55:24The post Style More Important Than Education? Law Of Diminishing Returns & Men’s Fashion appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related pos

English Vs Italian Style – Who Wins? 2019-02-26 07:55:43The post English Vs Italian Style – Who Wins? appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related posts:Harvey Specter Suits Seduce With Style | Se

These 9 Secrets Will Make You A Style 2019-02-24 07:55:36The post These 9 Secrets Will Make You A Style EXPERT appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related posts:11 Tips to Buying Quality Luggage | How T

10 Side Effects Of Looking Good – DANGERS 2019-02-23 07:55:37The post 10 Side Effects Of Looking Good – DANGERS Of Dressing Sharp appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related posts:5 Ways To Feel Confid

11 Men’s Success Principles You Can Master TODAY (Easy & Powerful!) 2019-02-21 07:55:36The post 11 Men’s Success Principles You Can Master TODAY (Easy & Powerful!) appeared first on Real Men Real Style.

Bad Cell Phone Etiquette? Modern Man’s Manners Guide 2019-02-19 07:55:19The post Bad Cell Phone Etiquette? Modern Man’s Manners Guide appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related posts:A Smile That Attracts Women?

Men’s Quality Dress Shoe Construction Explained – Ultimate 2019-02-17 07:55:06The post Men’s Quality Dress Shoe Construction Explained – Ultimate Man’s Guide appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related post

The Devil Is In The Details: 30 Finishing 2019-02-16 07:55:07The post The Devil Is In The Details: 30 Finishing Touches To Look Sharp appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related posts:Match Shirts & Neck

The Style Pyramid | Fit, Fabric, and Function 2019-02-14 07:55:27The post The Style Pyramid | Fit, Fabric, and Function appeared first on Real Men Real Style. Related posts:How a Suit Should Fit | Buy a Proper Fitt

Acquire

Rolls-Royce's Phantom Tranquility celebrates the celestial with a 2019-03-07 05:46:20Rolls-Royce is finding inspiration in the stars for its latest limited edition and we're not just talking about their trademark fiber-optic headliner

Tesla's new V3 Supercharger can cut charging times 2019-03-07 04:04:25Tesla's Superchargers will soon be getting an upgrade that will let their cars charge faster than ever before. The new 1MW power cabinet will su

Land Rover introduces the latest version of its 2019-03-07 03:04:48Land Rover has debuted the latest version of its Range Rover Sentinel, an armored version of their flagship Autobiography SUV that is developed in-hou

Hook & Albert introduces its lightweight take on 2019-03-06 21:40:20Garment bags can be a bit of a hassle to travel with, but this new bag from Hook & Albert addresses that with a clever weekender that can hold up

Morgan's next-generation Plus Six is powered by the 2019-03-06 20:53:03Morgan is introducing its next-generation Plus Six for the 2020 model year and it will boast an all-new aluminum bonded platform and BMW's turbocharg

Persol revives the Key West 2019-03-06 18:30:33Persol's take on the Mad Men-era classic returns to its collection this year and we hope it never leaves again. This timeless gold and green lens col

G-Shock's new Gravitymaster features a carbon monocoque structure 2019-03-06 18:01:55Casio is taking a page from the supercar world with G-Shock's new Gravitymaster. The watch will feature carbon monocoque construction, which allows f

Harry's x Heyday's new Detoxifying Face Mask gives 2019-03-06 17:38:57If you haven't added a face mask to your skincare routine, it might be time to add that extra (yet easy) step. Harry's x Heyday have teamed up to cr

Salt Optics releases its Spring/Summer '19 collection 2019-03-06 08:35:58Salt Optics approaches its latest season with another collection of timeless silhouettes. On the sunglass side, Salt has two new aviators that ar

Breitling helps celebrate Bentley's centenary with a new 2019-03-06 07:57:15Breitling is helping commemorate Bentley's 100th anniversary with the limited edition Premier Bentley Centenary. Available in 18K red gold or stainle

Lagonda reveals its All-Terrain Concept 2019-03-05 22:14:16The production version of Lagonda's All-Terrain Concept is still a ways away, but this week the company offered up a better look at their plans with

Audi previews its upcoming Q4 e-tron 2019-03-05 21:01:45Audi's big reveal at this year's Geneva Motor Show is their next addition to their EV lineup, the Q4 e-tron. Shown here in its concept form, the com

The Good Men Project

Love in the Time of Social Media 2019-01-17 15:00:55How can a couple navigate social media? The post Love in the Time of Social Media appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Recipients of 20 International Men’s Day L.T. Henry 2019-01-17 14:30:23As disclosed by united states international men's day team. The post Recipients of 20 International Men’s Day L.T. Henry Awards appeared first

The Powerful Connection of Entrepreneurship and Spirituality 2019-01-17 14:00:51Entrepreneurial motivations including personal satisfaction are a basis of our spiritual sense of purpose. The post The Powerful Connection of Entre

Grief & Money Go Together Like Flies & 2019-01-17 13:30:51In other words, they don’t. The post Grief & Money Go Together Like Flies & Honey appeared first on The Good Men Project.

When Surrounded By Darkness, You Must Learn to 2019-01-17 13:00:00Confusing times can be tamed by the clarity you provide for others The post When Surrounded By Darkness, You Must Learn to Shine Your Light appeared f

Better Than Loved 2019-01-17 12:30:07Better than loved is the never-ending hug with your 7-year-old daughter at home, prompting her to say “Daddy, I never want this moment to end.&r

Find What You Love and You’ll Never Work 2019-01-17 12:00:20Don’t live a life avoiding or dreading work. Instead, find YOUR work. The post Find What You Love and You’ll Never Work a Day in Your Life

Darlene Gives Ben a Test on ‘Do not 2019-01-17 11:30:27Things don’t go as planned in ‘Do Not Shoot the Piano Teacher’ Last time on The Conners, DJ wasn’t feeling well so Dan decided

Here are 19 Ways to ‘Relationship’ Better in 2019-01-17 11:00:26While you're focusing on stepping up your game, make sure you don't leave your relationships behind. The post Here are 19 Ways to ‘Relationshi

You’re Not Apathetic, You’re Depressed 2019-01-17 10:30:35Depression has many faces: Could your apathy be one of them? The post You’re Not Apathetic, You’re Depressed appeared first on The Good Me

Are You a BLT Dude? 2019-01-17 10:00:57Why do some men think their job is to "help" at home? The post Are You a BLT Dude? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Some Things I’ve Learned About Brave, Big Changes 2019-01-17 09:40:19Image courtesy of Pixabay Work life balance is a catchphrase that has kind of come and gone over time. Sure we strive to achieve it but for many of us

werd.com

Omega Celebrates New York in its Latest Addition 2019-03-06 18:32:25In an edition of only 399 pieces, the Omega Seamaster Exclusive Boutique New York Limited Edition watch is a slim, sophisticated 39.5mm classic that p

August Upgrades Their Smart Security Doorbell with a 2019-03-06 18:00:43The battery-powered smart security doorbell from August monitors your home’s entry with a 1440p camera and streams the hi-resolution footage dir

Pour-Up & Stay Cool with this Big-Boy Mug 2019-03-06 17:35:58The 24-ounce Rambler Mug puts the power of a YETI in the palm of your hand. It’s made with 18/8 stainless steel and features double-wall va

Adidas Originals Has You Laced with Two New 2019-03-06 15:21:51Blending retro styling and classic materials with their modern Boost technology midsole, Adidas Originals now has two new colorways of its Nite Jogger

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and 2019-03-05 15:27:29We hope that by now you’ve seen the Academy-Award winning rockclimbing documentary Free Solo. This book digs a bit deeper into the story of Yose

Filson’s Aberdeen Work Jacket is Ready for Spring 2019-03-05 15:22:02With the weather-resistant Aberdeen work jacket, Filson revives another American-made classic from the brand archives. This lightweight all-condition

Mercedes Rolls Out Convertible AMG GT R Roadster 2019-03-05 15:16:40Summer of 2020 will be pretty cool when you drop the top in your Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster. Powered by a four-liter AMG biturbo V8, it’s a 577

Leatherman Introduces Free Collection Multi-Tools 2019-03-05 14:19:25Effortless, one-handed operation is what makes Leatherman’s all-new Free collection so epic. These new multi-tools use a revolutionary magnetic

Mercedes Gives the AMG Treatment to its Redesigned 2019-03-04 18:46:18For 2021, Mercedes-Benz has created a performance-upgraded version of its mid-size GLE SUV. The forthcoming AMG GLE 53 will debut at the Geneva Motor

The Bajaboard Pantera is an Off-Road Electric Skateboard 2019-03-04 17:04:17We’ll say this: a helmet and a decent health insurance plan would both be great accessories to go with the Bajaboard Pantera. This all-terrain e

The Allman is Another Sweet EDC Knife from 2019-03-04 16:27:24The WESN Allman is a compact, lightweight EDC pocketknife with a locking 2.75” American-made SV35 steel flipper blade & a knurled tab for on

This is the World’s Most Advanced 72-Hour Emergency 2019-03-01 16:38:45Designed to sustain 2 people in any emergency, the Companion Kit from RINO Ready is touted as the world’s most advanced two person, 72-hour emer

Maxim - The Ultimate Guys

Alfa Romeo Debuts Luxurious Hybrid SUV Concept 2019-03-07 08:30:00Alfa Romeo launched their first crossover SUV just three years ago with the Stelvio. Now the luxury Italian automaker already has another in the pipel

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Performers Include Chance The 2019-03-06 17:00:47In Watkins Glen, New York, from August 16 - 18, 2019, Woodstock is making a comeback 50 years after the iconic 1969 event. The festival is titled

The V12-Powered Mercedes-AMG S65 'Final Edition' Ends an 2019-03-06 13:57:13Mercedes-AMG's line of flagship S-Class sedans is saying goodbye—or auf wiedersehen—to the V12 with the S65 "Final Edition."  Afte

Here's The Exclusive First Look at The Luxury 2019-03-06 13:33:25In a collaboration with the aptly-named boutique Sneaker, high-end footwear brand Oliver Cabell has created handsome new kicks inspired by E

This Is the Ultimate Bentley Continental GT in 2019-03-06 13:32:40Bentley Motors celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and as we'd hoped they've come out with a special limited edition version of the all-new C

The New Leatherman FREE Is the Ultimate Problem 2019-03-06 13:32:02The Leatherman Tool Group is not content. Their name has been synonymous with multitools for 35 years, but with the Leatherman FREE they decided it wa

Joe Rogan Explains Why Conor McGregor vs Donald 2019-03-06 13:28:27No one's seen much Conor McGregor since his ill-advised title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in October, 2018. Regardless, the idea he might set up a

Hennessey Performance 'VelociRaptor' Ford Ranger Is An Off-Road 2019-03-06 11:37:09The 2019 Ford Ranger already out-hauls and out-torques everything it its class, but that wasn't enough for Hennessey Performance.  The Texas-bas

Halle Berry Debuts Massive New Back Tattoo In 2019-03-06 11:04:29When it comes to 52-year olds, Halle Berry is one of the sexiest out there, and just revealed an elaborate new tattoo running down the length of

Chicago's Top Chefs Battled For Pork Supremacy at 2019-03-06 10:16:29Presented by Cochon555 US Tour Five renowned Chicago chefs battled it out in a friendly competition for a cause at Cochon555 last weekend to celebrat

Koenigsegg Jesko Is the World's First 300 MPH 2019-03-06 07:00:00If you thought Koengisegg would never outdo its 280-mph Agera RS, aka the world's fastest car, think again.  The powermad Swedish automaker just

Kylie Jenner is Officially the World's Youngest 'Self-Made' 2019-03-05 17:56:28According to Forbes, makeup guru/reality TV star extraordinaire Kylie Jenner is officially the world's youngest billionaire at the ripe old age of 21


Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.