There are already plenty of great sources of info on how to buy a suit, what tie to wear to work, and other general sartorial stuff (just read GQ, Details, etc), so I’m going to focus on what I’m hoping will be a little more applicable to most SYWH readers: how to dress decently on a day-to-day basis without looking like a fucking asshole. And trust me, bishes DEFINITELY care how you dress so it’s worth a little effort.
Like most things in life, it is about finding that comfy spot called “above average:” you want to look a little sharper than the average dude, but not so much that you come off as pretentious or vain. The good news is that men’s fashion really doesn’t change much so it’s really easy to find stuff that’s classic but stylish.
Do not be any of these guys
Obviously camo shorts and a Nile shirt are a no-go, but don’t make the common mistake of going to the opposite extreme and dressing like a fucking fancy lad. Do not go full menswear– you never go full menswear!! Don’t be one of those jerks who (in the words of a SYWH forum poster) ‘wear suits and pocket watches to BBQs.‘ Dressing fancy all the time is just as lame and douchey as dressing like a slob, just in a different direction. Do not take your cues from Lookbook, Styleforum, or other internet fashion sites, unless you want everybody to think you are a complete asshole and most likely a homosexual as well.
Here are a couple simple ways for bros to step it up in the style department without going overboard- think of it as “Wear This, Not That”:
If your closet has 20 pairs of black jeans and camo shorts in it, you have a problem. Mix things up with a few pairs of khaki, olive, or navy pants– they’ll either be called chinos or ’5 pocket’ pants (which just means that they are cut like jeans). These are a great value because you can also wear them to work in many cases. Also, every time you put them on you can imagine Tr00 Pop-Punk Girl saying ‘khaki pants!!’ and your heart will soar ♥
Instead of a plain hoodie (often looks like dumpy) or a band hoodie (band gear = not even once), try some kind of zip-up jacket. The more elevated streetwear brands like Undefeated, 10 Deep, RVCA and Obey have some options that are really sharp, but again you can definitely find this stuff at H&M as well.
Instead of t-shirts, get some button-up shirts. Stick with neutral colors (blue, grey, olive, navy) or simple plaids that won’t ever go out of style. Also, you should roll the sleeves up to the elbow, it usually looks weird when you don’t. If you want a deal on button-ups, get yourself some PacSun coupons over at TeenScreen.
Collared shirts under a sweater/crewneck are always a great option in cooler weather. Very casual and comfortable but definitely a step up from your Cheeto-stained Lamb Of God hoodie. Bishes always love this look btw.
Ditch your puffy DCs or anything by one of those brands they sell at Journey’s for depressed teenagers (Draven, Fallen, etc). Don’t make the mistake of going full menswear and wearing hobo shoes/oxfords, just cop something basic but nice like Vans or Sperrys in basic colors like blue, white, grey or black. If you feel like you have the #swag for it, nice sneakers can work too– I actually get a lot of comments on my infrared Air Max 90s from kyut girls.
I could go on forever, but you get the idea: the trick is to find that sweet spot that’s a step above jeans, band shirts and hoodies, but not to go so far as to end up in Fggtville. If you are on a budget, H&M and Forever 21 (yes, they have guys’ stuff) are the place to go. If you have a little more cash, try Nordstrom, Sak’s, J Crew, Lacoste, and other higher-end stores. Feelsgoodman when girls fuck you for the way you dress (this srs happens).