9 Style Tips for the Young Man – Fashion Advice for Men Graduating University – College – School
Hi. Iím Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real
Men Real Style. And today, Iím going to be talking about nine style tips for young men.
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in. Okay. What is the first style tip for the young man? One: he needs to pay attention to his footwear.
So many young men, we get away with wearing running shoes all the time. And occasionally,
we have to wear a suit, and we wear a dress shoes. But between the running shoes and dress
shoes, we have no idea. You need to learn more about good-looking, casual footwear.
Put the running shoes to the side. And unless youíre running, put them off. And sandals
do not count. Sandals should be over here, when you go to
the beach. Look for, you know, casual leather shoes that look good. You know, start off,
you know, go ahead and go for a rubber sole. But, you want something thatís leather, that
looks great with a pair of jeans and itís going to be immediately noticed. So, go out
there. Youíre going to spend probably at least a $100. But, update your casual footwear.
Okay. Number two: dress like a man not like a boy.
Whatís the difference? Okay. Boys wear T-shirts all the time. They donít pay attention to
how they look. They just look sloppy. They donít tuck in their shirts. They wear running
shoes with jeans. I mean, thatís how boys in college dress. Men understand that people
are making first impressions every time they meet and that they need to present themselves
professionally. Men throw on a sports jacket. Men wear colored shirts. Men pay attention
to how they look. So, start to dress like a man. Number three: ignore fashion. You canít afford
it. Okay. So, fashionówhatís in free fashion and style? Iíve talked about it in other
videos. But fashion is fleeting. It moves all over the place. You canít catch it. I
mean, even these female style icons or, you know, divas, they can barely stay on top of
this stuff. So, as men that really donít pay much attention to thisóand believe me,
I donít actually pay that much attention in fashion. Style is great because you can look at your
grandfather and you can see what worked for him. And in fact, look at some pictures of
your grandfather. And youíll notice that he could actually come to the year 2011, walk
around and actually his suit and everything unique, you wouldnít actually look half bad.
And in fact, you would be able to fit in. Theyíre called the iron wearing [0:02:36]
[Phonetics]. I could wear this 15 years from now and Iím
still going to fit in. Iím still going to look good. This is style. Fashion, it doesnít
look good a year from now. So, those Crocsóyeah, that was fashion. Okay. Number four: take care of your clothing. Okay.
So, if no one has explained this to you, clothing is made from different fiber types. And you
have to treat it and you have to care for it differently. A suit jacket, you can never
throw in a washing machine. That wool sweater, you cannot throw it in the washing machine.
You have to carefully wash wools. Now, cottons, totally different story. You can be much more
rougher with cottons. But then, there are, you know, garments which
are a mixture and youíve got to be very careful. Learn to read the tag. Pay attention to the
tag. And unless you have someone there with experience, be very careful about washing
your higher-end garments. You know, your best bet is going to try to keep everything you
own cotton up until your dress clothing. All right. Number five: you need to own one suit. Charcoal
gray is probably going to be the safest fabric for youóa solid charcoal gray suit. Keep
this style classic andóbut you have to have the suit. And donít think that youíre going
to get a suit when you need one. Because when you need one, youëre going to have to like
[0:03:59] [Phonetics] 24 hours. And you donít want to spend that time, you know, when all
your buddies are out having a great time at theÖat the bachelor party. Youíre out, you know, trying to track down
a suit and sweating about it. Or, if itís a big interview, you donít want to be spending
your time looking for a suit when you could be preparing for the interview. Every man,
whether he be a mechanic, whether he be a janitor, whether he be a banker, he needs
to have one complete, great-looking suit that fits in properly. Okay. Number six: shirts. Start off with whites
and blues. Your first five shirtsóthree whites, two blues. Not too dark of a blue because
that makes it a bit casual to two light blues, three whitesómake sure they fit your properly.
Focus on the fit. Make sure they fit you in the collar, they fit you in the cuffs, have
them darted in the body to remove some of that fabric. And the great thing is that those
shirts will be interchangeable with that charcoal gray suit. [0:05:00]
Youíre going to have five outfits. So thatís what you want. After you have those five basic
shirts, then you can expand off into other colors and try to experiment. Number seven: need a dark pair of fitted jeans.
Now, these are not distressed jeans. These are not jeans that are stone-washed. Dark-coloredóthey
almost look like, you know, very dark indigo or black. And what youíre looking for here
is something that you could wear with one of the shirts. Gives you a bit more of a casual
look. So, weíre starting to build an interchangeable wardrobe. Number eight: expand beyond denim. So, notice
I said only, you know, have one pair of darks. You can have two pairs of darks. You can have
three pairs of darks. But, no matter how many pairs of dark jeans you have, you need to
have something else besides jeans, you know, when it comes to trousers or pants. So, look
to incorporate khakis. Wool flannel trousers are great. Theyíre not this, you know, so wool flannel
trousers, theyíre not the same as suit trousers. Theyíre something different. Khakis have
various styles. Look to have something else besides denim. All right. Number nine: donít always wear a t-shirt.
Look to wear a shirt with a collar. If youíre wearing t-shirts six to seven days out of
the week, we have a problem. Incorporate polo shirts. Take out some sport, you know, some
dress shirts or there are some work shirts or sports shirts, something with a collar.
Thatís what you want. Thatís how a man dresses. I mean, a collared shirt just looks so much
better. And pay attention to the fit. Okay. Those are my nine quick tips for the young
man. If you havenít already, make sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel right above
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Me Real Style. Thereís a lot of great information out there for young men, for older men, for
medium-age men. [Laughs] Hope you enjoy it. Take care. Bye-bye.