FIT IS KING
Clothing that fits and that is proportioned properly -- whether it be formalwear, a casual pair of tailored jeans, or even a leather jacket -- has the enduring distinction of tangibly flattering a gents physique as well positively elevating his confidence. By its very nature, a characteristically unique fitting invariably dignify’s (and augments) his sartorially pedigree, his gentile manner, and his consciously cultivated modus vivendi.
As such, a (timeless) slim-cut and a skillful tailor are two tools in the gentleman’s arsenal that will do wonders for his life and optimistic disposition, having a sweeping wholesale effect on reshaping every other facet of his existence for the better.
Yet, it is in the sartorial domain that it predominately reigns supreme, because when one finally discovers the powers that come with a refined fitting, then he will have managed to unearth what will be the personally harmonizing foundation from which everything else stylishly blossoms and is referenced upon.
Evidently, a gents primary style concern should consequently be of the nature of pursuing said sensitized fit, with a resulting aesthetic that is physically flattering and lifestyle appropriate being of optimal consequence -- one fashioned with comfort, quality, and crowning precision (of proportions) in mind.
For you see, one’s attire should naturally feel and move like a second skin and not like a billowing and unkempt burden that physically -- as well as emotionally -- restricts, restrains, and limits one’s natural and professional mobility and progression.
Remember that looking like you belong in, and that your clothes were made with the sole purpose of conforming to your body, always trumps looking flashy, aimless, or worse yet, slothful.
Money cannot buy style; even the most expensive of clothing will appear ghastly if not properly tailored. And this is why a proper fit is markedly significant -- it is the only means in which one is afforded the gentlemanly sartorial distinction of refinement and the luxury and confidence that accompany it.
A GENT'S WARDROBE SHOULD MIRROR THAT OF HIS LIFESTYLE (Work + Play)
One cannot truly fake passion or comfort, nor should he betray himself in regards to what he values and desires -- in every facet of his life. Taking that to heart, a gent should not build his style around personal deception, in need of acquiescing to the whims of modern conformity, or too the trivial postulations of bystanders and (cookie-cutter thinking) self-styled experts.
In lieu of those, he should endeavour to sporting what is first: (life/event) appropriate; second: feels natural and fitting (both professionally and leisurely); and third: is complementary of his individuality…with his haberdashery and accoutrement being the unique vessels of which he utilizes to expound upon his sartorial proclivities.
Because there is no common style template for every gent out there.
What we each vocationally dedicate our livelihoods to, how we spend our leisure time, the company we keep, and where we (geographically) choose to reside all differentiate and collectively demand a style that not only satisfies, but balances the intersecting lines between every such aspect whilst likewise mindfully catering to our singular outlooks of both the world and ourselves as a whole.
As such, a gents style should mirror what he does and whom he aspires to being. Whether his chosen vocation finds him in a professionally formal setting or outside in the actual jungle, he should always aim to curating his style around his authentic outlook on life and the activities, individuals, and desires that fulfill it. Sartorially speaking, that is the promised land -- an aesthetic that is truly his, playing to his unique strengths and too the life he veritably inhabits.
And that is why, regardless of the manner of his predicament or situation, that he, in striving to always being consistent, calculating, and purposeful in his appearance and intentions, will never be lead stylishly astray. He is authentic and honest in his life choices and his desires, and his style mirrors that reality.
STYLE WITHOUT VIRTUE ,CULTURE, FITNESS, & INTELLECT IS BASELESS
Having true gentlemanly style necessitates the permeation of the sartorial domain, with matters of virtue, health, fitness, etiquette, and intellect taking special precedence. Collectively these organically synthesize -- alongside all matters sartorial -- into the conceptualized provenance of the modern gent who is authentically consummate in worldly style, having profound effects on how he looks, feels, interacts, and carries himself on a daily basis -- both physically and mentally.
As such, a gent seeking true style always endeavours to taking it upon himself to getting into shape, to forever developing his intellectual capacity, and too being mindful of his mental state of affairs.
Because there is no investment more worthwhile in life then that of one that directly relates to personal development; one in which the gleaning of benefits is seen day in day out without exception.
Fittingly as such, a gent will not only look and feel better, but will also be equipped with improved confidence, his clothing will purposefully drape more flatteringly, and he will become a more productive individual as consequence.
Simply put: by pursuing refinement in not only ones wardrobe but also in virtue, fitness, health, education, and etiquette, a gent will become truly stylish and his life will reap immense benefits in both a professional and personal capacity.
Competence, dependability, and consistency always trump laziness, negligence, and perfection. A gent knows this and makes the promise unto himself that he will always venture to putting the finest, most refined and cultured version of his being on display for the world to take in by applying his energy into sculpting a healthy physique, developing a mental fortitude, and in mastering his emotional and intellectual cadences -- all of which are matters that those around him will respond positively to, allowing him to be remembered in the right light and for the right reasons. And if for nothing else, he will just simply feel (and look) better in his own skin (and style) as a result!
A GENT'S STYLE IS TIMELESSLY REFINED YET MODERNLY PROGRESSIVE
Having a personal uniform that one can count on is a sartorial prerequisite -- it is the stylish equivalent of comfort food and is something every gent knows that he can fall back upon with unwavering confidence when the situation dictates. Yet, he is also privy to the reality that each passing day can also be a viewed upon as being a new beginning in regards to re(de)fining or even reinventing his own personal style wheel because he believes that we are all, deep down, artists and our bodies are the blank canvas' in which we invariably experiment upon on a daily basis.
Yves St. Laurent once said, "Fashions fade & style is eternal." And in doing so, he managed to hit the proverbial sartorial nail on the head. For you see, one should not endeavour to masking insecurities or discomforts with poorly fitted clothing nor should he resort to simply adopting the latest (fickle) trend to blend in. We are all after all -- in the grander scheme of things -- our own brand ambassadors, and as such should always be fastidiously confident in what we choose to wear as well as astutely conscientious of what type of image we are projecting upon the world.
So, don't resort to gimmickry or false personal misappropriation!
Instead, while one's style should always be purposefully cultivated and comfortable (built around key pieces and consistency), it must also be readily adaptable to change and sartorial refinement.
Sticking to the classics and what makes one feel untouchable is always a safe (and advisable) bet, but one should also not be afraid to experiment because that is how new favourites are discovered and thereafter cemented into personal wardrobe lore -- it is how ones signature style becomes definitely so and unquestionably unique.
So, every so often (seasonally), feel free -- and obligated -- to (at the least attempt to) broaden your sartorial horizons by electing to simply trying on a new piece or by substituting something in (say a new leather jacket or a chunky knit) to switch your look up and keep to it fresh.
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