The Six Secrets to Looking & Feeling Great

Men’s fashion has come a long way over the last couple of decades, with more options than ever now available to choose from and greater freedom amongst men to express themselves through what they choose to wear.

With such hectic lifestyles these days, it’s a wonder that so many men find the time (and money) to focus on the small details in their everyday fashion. Often, it’s the little things that make the big difference when it comes to maintaining a polished image, no matter what.

Here are six easy tips to help you to do just that.

Seasonally declutter

For whatever reason, we attach sentimental value to a shirt we had when we were 14, or a beat-up old pair of trainers. But all that clutter can make it difficult to decide what to wear and to get a clear picture of the options available to you on a daily basis, so start by clearing out anything you no longer wear.

Keep your footwear looking pristine

It’s often said that the first thing people notice about you is your shoes, which is why it’s key not just to choose them carefully, but keep them polished to perfection, too. Replace laces regularly to freshen them up and keep them looking pristine – and if they’re brogues or work shoes, then don’t forget to give them a regular polish.

Keep a solid sock rotation

Stock up on different kinds of socks in black, white and grey and aim to match with your trousers where possible. Though under-appreciated, a good pair of socks can be a wonderful thing – but colourful or comedy socks should be well and truly avoided.

Invest in quality hangers

The best hangers are undoubtedly cedar wood hangers, which provide a broad shoulder to hang shirts on. Plastic hangers are often weak and can sag, causing shirts to lose their shape and potentially even become damaged as a result. You could be ruining your threads without even realising, so invest in some new, high-quality hangers as a matter of urgency and you’ll thank yourself for it later.

Details are key

No well-put-together outfit is complete without those all-important finishing touches. Small though they may seem, a beautiful designer wrist watch, a pocket square, or some cufflinks have the power to up-level any mediocre outfit with relative ease.

Wear a great scent

The right scent should hit the right notes and remain durable against the elements. When you’re looking good and smelling good, there’s not much more you can ask for.

Written by Tom Loughran