Confidence is great, but a well-chosen wardrobe, and great grooming habits definitely won’t hurt
“While we’re all taught not to judge a book by its cover, first impressions matter — especially with the fairer sex. We asked a diverse group of women what they care about most when it comes to a man’s style and learned what details really make a difference”
GOOD GROOMING HABITS
No matter what you’re wearing, the chief thing women will notice about you is your grooming habits. This includes your hair, facial hair, body hair, body odor, and overall cleanliness. While particular taste among women differs, there is some consensus.
And what it comes down to is this: Put in a little effort.
Women love a man who knows how to take care of himself and who takes pride in his appearance. Clean-shaven, rugged, whatever. So go beyond the basics of maintaining good hygiene, and build a solid
GREAT TASTE IN SHOES
Great taste in shoes is one of the first things women notice in a man’s style, perhaps second only to great grooming habits. This should tell you that investing in classic, quality footwear is a no-brainer.
Be sure to wear styles that are appropriate for the season AND the occasion. If you’re wearing your gym sneakers out on a date, you’re going to look clueless, trust us.
WHITE TEE + JEANS
This combination is classic — and for good reason. It’s comfortable, budget-friendly, and quite frankly, it’s a look any man can pull off. However, the fit will drastically affect its overall appeal.
A t-shirt that fits correctly will display your physique in the best possible light. Too baggy or too tight are equally unflattering. Make sure your sleeves aren’t too loose or you’ll end up obscuring your biceps, a body part women find extremely attractive.
For denim, our advice is to choose a slim or tapered cut that is just long enough that it grazes the top of your shoes. But be sure that the style you pick complements your body type — jeans come in different fits for a reason.
A SUIT (THAT FITS PROPERLY)
Depending on your job, you may wear a suit nearly every day or hardly at all. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, women take notice when you’re in your most dressed-up attire. However, a suit that doesn’t fit you properly is not doing you any favors. If it looks like you’re drowning in a sea of suit fabric, you’re probably better off not wearing a suit at all.
Your jacket should fit snugly in the shoulders, your sleeves should end just before your wrists, and your pants should be hemmed to the proper length. If you need an adjustment, any of these aspects can be altered by an inexpensive tailor —
Don’t just wear a suit, wear it well .
Rolling your sleeves and showing a little forearm is a big hit with the ladies. It has a cool, casual, approachable vibe. It can make you look like you’re kicking back after doing some serious, manly work — and what’s not to love about that?
Keep this style in mind next time you’re heading to a post-work happy hour or anytime you want to tone down the formality of a button-up shirt.