As a style and fashion lover, nothing makes me happier than seeing men take an interest in their appearance. More specifically, I’m glad that more men are throwing away the street style and leaning more towards the look of an “urban gentleman”. What exactly is an urban gentleman? The definition according to urbandictionary: A stylish well-mannered man with swagger. He has knowledge of proper etiquette and grooming. If you’re a man looking to revamp your style or looking to help your significant other in the fashion department, here are some quick tips.
Just like women have their style icons, men can have other men who they look to for fashion inspiration. Professional athletes are constantly featured in men’s magazines; Chris Paul recently posed in GQ magazine and Jeremy Lin covered the publication. These men model style effortlessly and prove that a man can have a sense of fashion and maintain his masculinity.
Grooming is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to up your style. Most men know where to get a fresh haircut but they should also focus on keeping their facial hair neat and clean. Because the face is the first thing people see, the face should reflect your style.
Stock up on simple essentials for your wardrobe such as a substantial fall/winter coat, high quality jeans, and sweaters and cardigans. These pieces are easy and effortless and can be styled creatively with just a little effort. After you have basics you can find (manly) accessories to add to your look. Belts can add unexpected color and high quality shoes with style can make any “ok” outfit great.
Most importantly, for any man looking to be an urban gentleman, is to be confident and be yourself. Some of the men most revered for their style have a reputation for very unique style. For example, before Andre 3000 became the polished and dapper man that he is today, he was rocking furry pink pants and football pads and it worked for him because he owned it. fashion is less about what you wear and more about how you wear it, so if you love something try it out because it just may catch on.