Manthropology: Men’s dressing for Valentine’s Day
It’s not just the ladies who need to pay attention to what they wear on V-Day but it’s also the boys! Here’s a cheat-sheet just for you fellows on how to dress up for a special date night.
Wear the right colours
If it’s a romantic dinner date, dark colours work as saviours. Opt for a tailored blazer in light, summery fabric like linen to slim your waist as well as a formal touch. Dark shaded blazers, be it slim fit or not, blazers never fail to impress a woman!
Pick the right shirt
Printed, patterned or plain – the right shirt is crucial to any look, whether day or night. Go for subtle, urban colours like grey, mauve or even sky blue for a dinner date. If all else fails, go for the classic white shirt. It will never let you down.
The perfect pair of trousers
Go for a classic cut like slim fit or relaxed fit. Avoid experimenting with super-skinny jeans (unless you are in a boy band) or wide-legged trousers (unless you’re a part of a circus crew). The most important thing to remember is that no matter how rushed for time you are, ensure your trousers are neatly pressed.
Accessories to the rescue
Never underestimate the power of accessories. Shocking but true – men too need to accessorise correctly. Match your belt to your dress shoes always. If you are in the mood to experiment, do so with quirky socks or a fun wrist watch.
When it comes to footwear, it’s not necessary that your go for formal, dress shoes. Even a cool pair of sneakers or brogues or moccasins will work.