By Dominic Valiente
I have a trifecta for you. A Don’t. A What? And a Not so much.
The Don’t: Beryll Cool Accessories for Him.
The What?: Barnaby Black Tees & Thermals with a “hard style, soft Feel.”
The Not So Much: Johnny Depp voted sexiest man alive by People Magazine.
Now, it’s not that the Beryll accessories aren’t stylish and downright whips and chains sexy. Nor are the Barnaby Black tees not something you can just throw on for a day trip or wear under a jacket for a night out. It’s not that these things are not stylish or complete fashion failures. And, we all know Johnny Depp is sexy (just not the sexiest). But, these ideas are not apart of a true stylish man.
The Truth: Let’s face it, if it weren’t for the overlaying fact that dressing nice allowed you to talk to women, you all would be wearing the same ratty jeans and t-shirt day in and day out like you did as boys before you discovered the secret that girls like it when you look nice. But, then you also found that you liked looking good.
And, with the effort of looking good comes rules. You don’t want something gaudy that screams look at me. You want to attract attention by emoting panache, class, and confidence. Douchebaggery-wear such as pirate boots, “murses”, ostentatious hipster belts, and print for print sakes t-shirts (for $65 no less), reeks of desperation, low self-esteem and worst of all un-cool.
A simple rule for men’s fashion: What Would Clooney Do?
Clooney (the TRUE sexiest man alive), is NOT going to be walking around with some leather purse (call it whatever you want in the end, it’s a damn purse), some studded belt, or pirate boots that look like they belong to Captain jack Sparrow’s Gay Rapist Cousin. Often, people forget that style and fashion are different for men and women. “Fabulous” doesn’t always work for men. In fact, it rarely does. What does work are the tried and true rules of simple, clean, and masculine.
But, in order to stave off boredom you must bend, tweak, adjust, fudge and tweak the rules. But, NEVER break the rules. There’s a reason that Cowboys still look cool…and good. Why a smart three piece suit is swell. Don’t over think, over do, and definitely, don’t over primp. Leave that to the ladies. You’re a man. Dress like one.