(Top Up) Upgrading His Look
Men do not always understand the value of their wardrobe and clothing when it comes to their appearance—in some cases disregarding it as peripheral entirely! Getting your rough-around-the-edges man in your life to invest in a classy, professional look can be extremely difficult but there are a few things that can get the ball rolling.
Buy Something, See if it Sticks!
All of the small hints in the world will often amount to nothing—men will often wear what’s in their closet and that’s the end of the decision-making process. Take the initiative. Purchase him a very nice looking shirt (in the right size) and make dinner plans—whether it be a romantic night out or a family occasion. If you can, take a few pictures of the nights events in a casual setting. Once a man sees how good he looks in a crisp new shirt it might turn the tables a bit.
Be sure to compliment the gentleman throughout the evening, but remember, too much flattery will get you nowhere and will tip your hand too strongly.
Purchasing a nice item for a man is a compliment. It shows that you feel that he’s handsome or professional enough to wear such a fine garment. But again, do not overdo it all at once or it may come off as pushy, or simply as an insult to his current wardrobe (even if his wardrobe deserves it)!
Getting Him into a Suit
Being proactive is the key to assisting a man in tuning up his fashion sense; sometimes you have to take some initiative. If you are romantic partners, get tickets to—or attend—a local event or dance [or host such an event in your city]. A dressier or more elegant event is not only a great way to get him into a suit, but it’s also a chance to have a new experience and it’s a wonderful photo opportunity as well. It cannot be stated enough: when a man sees how sharp he looks in a quality, well-tailored suit of clothes with a great shirt and well-matched accessories, it often shows him his potential. Not only is it a wonderful memory that you will have together, but it may be a great self-esteem boost for your special man, and in the making you’ve manage to get a suit of clothes and a few dress shirts into his closet!
Cultivating a sharp and attractive image is just as important for men as it is for women. By taking the initiative and helping your man see his potential for great style you are not only treating yourself, but treating him to a greater awareness of and confidence in his fashion sense and personal presentation.