Master Don Juan
- Jun 18, 2018
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Yeah, not able to grow a full beard yet.Here are just a few of my random thoughts and opinions on various topics being discussed here:
Watches: I agree. A nice, quality watch is a necessary staple for every man. However, @redskinsfan92 doesn't need to go crazy right now. When I first started to wear a watch, my very first purchase was a $40 piece I actually picked up at Target. lol. As cheesy as that sounds, that watch actually drew a few compliments from other men who were into watches themselves.
The key to buying an inexpensive watch is to avoid any watch that is trying to look like an expensive one to begin with. Don't go for some faux gold-plated, diamond encrusted, fancy, eye-catching, bling thing. Just go for clean, classic, simple and masculine. Save your pennies for a truly nice piece later on.
Budget: I also agree that you do not need to spend a million to look like a million, and that proper fit is the king of priority. That said, I firmly believe every man should have higher-quality, branded/fitted/tailored clothes that can place him a notch above the rest and have him ready for any occasion.
I have plenty of $20-30 button down shirts from Old Navy and the like, but I generally reserve those for extremely casual affairs: an evening BBQ, knocking around a golf ball on a Sunday afternoon, dinner with family, etc. There is just no need to be wearing a $180 shirt here.
When it comes to the lounges and the night life, dinners at higher end restaurants, etc., I'm not going Old Navy. I'm reaching for the Bugatchi shirts, the Au Noir shirts that @lamath linked to earlier I like as well, UNTUCKit has a few nice shirts for less than the others. And as @Spaz said earlier, you can certainly find $180 brand shirts going for only $60 or so at places like Saks Off 5th or Nordstrom Rack and the like just to get your wardrobe started.
If I'm going to be sitting ringside black-tie, or going to a wedding and other more formal, black-tie like affairs, I have my Hugo Boss and more expensive shoes and so forth, things more along the likes of the @guru1000 suggestions made earlier.
Hair Styles: I think @redskinsfan92 has a little bit of a baby-face thing going on. Nothing bad, but I think it should be part of consideration when selecting a style.
I would highly suggest the Slick/burly look that is pretty popular now. Full beard, a slick hair style and sharp clothes, something like this:
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If however, you cannot grow or keep a full beard due to work and so on, I would avoid any kind of slick hair cut and go more full and a little wilder. Maybe something along this line:
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I don't think slick and clean shaven would look best.