By John Bridges, Bryan Curtis

Let's get something directly. outfits don't make the man... yet they do make a distinction. And whether we love the assumption of appearances using impressions, a man's external frequently is perceived as a hallmark of what's occurring at the interior.

Fortunately, tasteful and acceptable dressing doesn't require inordinate quantities of time or cash. Any guy can hit the door in positive form with just a little forethought and somewhat recognition to some directions. by no means brain the heady cologne and clothier labels. With a military blazer, an outstanding bar of cleaning soap, and a customary haircut routine, he'll be good on his option to turning into the fellow who is familiar with precisely tips to swimsuit up, whatever the get together. most crucial, A Gentleman will get Dressed Up illustrates how a man's usual self belief and character are the easiest starting place for any dresser.

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Whatever the dress code in his everyday life, however, a gentleman knows that when he chooses a shirt, he is also choosing a frame for his face. He selects it carefully, in terms of color, pattern, and fit, sticking with a look that suits him even if it means he wears the same style shirt every day. When even the best-loved shirt has grown worse for wear, however, a gentleman lets it go. Stains, broken buttons, and frayed cuffs can detract from even the best-rehearsed sales pitch—or the most heartfelt protestation of love.

A gentleman knows that a necktie in a deep red, such as crimson, complements almost any jacket. A gentleman never wears a necktie that precisely matches his pockethandkerchief. A gentleman ties his own bow tie. Knowing that he will be called upon to tie his own bow tie, a gentleman practices ahead of time—the day or even the week before he expects to get dressed up. A gentleman ties his standard necktie so that its tip grazes his waistband. indd 20 11/1/11 9:22 AM If a gentleman ties his necktie only to discover that two shirt buttons have been left exposed, he ties his tie again.

At all times, but especially on formal occasions, a gentleman is careful not to dribble food on his tie and shirtfront. Nevertheless, except at the most casual gatherings for pizza or pasta, he never tucks his napkin into the neck of his shirt. Instead, he learns not to overload his fork and spoon when transporting messy sauces from table to tongue. A gentleman is wary of neckties that have hung in his closet the past fifteen years without being worn. A style change of as little as a quarter inch can transform an otherwise beautiful tie into a fashion relic.

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