When it comes to menswear, our idea of sharp dressing instantly connects us with suiting up. But men today are no longer confined to a restricted frame of styling. In fact, exploration is key when it comes to outfits for men. No matter what your vibe, sprucing up is irrespective of shape, size, fit and colour. As cheesy as this may sound, we think you need to let your suiting guards down and make way for sleek looks that are darn dapper. And to help you with it, we’ve listed out the kind of men who can elevate sharp dressing without having to wear a suit. Guess what, we know you can identify with one of the personas (if not more) that we’ve jotted out. If not, we urge you to copy these looks if you want to score those style points, mister!
The Urban Go-Getter
We envision this man chasing his dreams with a lot of determination and zest. You know the kinds who is preoccupied with the nitty-gritty of this fast-paced world. His style? Well, it replicates his persona and reflects the saying ‘All play and no work makes Jack a mere Toy’. If you want to emulate this guy, do so by combining the comfort of an easy white round neck t-shirt and tassel loafers with a pair of well-fitted trouser. We suggest you go for a white-on-white look and add a neutral linen jacket. If you’re don’t mind being a little offbeat with your styling, try a (not too loud) polka-dotted trousers with a navy blue jacket. Carry that envelope clutch and don’t you forget a pair of shades. That’s it…you’re good to go.
Breaking norms and questioning stereotypes are what defines this man. In fact, nonconformance is what he complies to and we love that. Taking inspiration from Harry Styles’ many Gucci outfits, we discovered how well bold prints grant the wearer an individual sense of style. Go for a printed shirt and work it with a perfectly tailored cropped trouser and plimsolls. You can also try this look by being okay wearing a burgundy pant with an off-white shirt and top it off with tan accessories. Another way to attain this look to perfection is by working suspenders with a printed shirt and tailored pants.
That playfully quaint, fanciful guy who leaves you amused and feeling how would he ever not be so perfect? One who swears by minimalism, this man knows exactly what works for him. Sartorially, we picture him wearing a powder blue shirt, one that’s made its way back to the runway and in most your closets too. He’d style it up with navy blue chinos and Oxford shoes to add on to this sleek look. We also picture him wearing his denim shirt with off-white chinos and mocassins. You can switch the look by working white pants with a powder blue shirt and a pair of trainers too.