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    Anyone ever read these books

    "The Style Bible"?

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    "Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion"

    I'm 28 and never really had to wear a suit on a regular basis. And my style is fairly urban (jeans, shirt, sneakers, hoodies). I'm trying to dress a little bit more casual and more my age. So have been looking into building a new wardrobe, but it's a lot more difficult than I thought.

    What do you guys think - worth looking into it? Anyone have experience reading these books?

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    Default Re: Jumpstart by reading this book?

    Hey, if the cloths look good on and fall nice on your body that is better than trying to follow some guide.

    I wrote earlier today my best fitting shirt cost me 4 bucks. And chicks laugh at it b/c it it is a teal shirt with a picture of a moose, but it fits my body perfectly.

    You can go to any store and ask the girl there to help you get more in-style and what colours will go best with your skin tone.

    You dont need to buy 200 dollar shirts, just find stuff that works with your image and body.

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    Default Re: Jumpstart by reading this book?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratchoke View Post
    Anyone ever read these books

    "The Style Bible"?

    or

    "Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion"

    I'm 28 and never really had to wear a suit on a regular basis. And my style is fairly urban (jeans, shirt, sneakers, hoodies). I'm trying to dress a little bit more casual and more my age. So have been looking into building a new wardrobe, but it's a lot more difficult than I thought.

    What do you guys think - worth looking into it? Anyone have experience reading these books?
    You need to read a book on mens style. Choose one based on amazon reviews.

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    Default Re: Jumpstart by reading this book?

    honestly i would get both! why settle for just one book, i buy any book that catches my interest about; self improvement/pua/hypnosis/psycology. though you realy don't need to read a hole lot of books to get good feild work is so much more important than the knowledge part of pua.

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    Default Re: Jumpstart by reading this book?

    Ask men has a bunch of articles and videos about men's fashion for the upcoming seasons all the time.
    in my experience it's smarter to have 2-3 looks and stick with them for your day to day around the city so don't go buying all the clothes you can afford.. Sure buy a peacocking item for your sarge but keep it simple with the mixing and matching for your everyday attire.

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    Default Re: Jumpstart by reading this book?

    I haven't read those books but do a google search for some mens fashion blogs. Somebody already mentioned Ask Men and there's lots of others.

    The only problem with books/blogs, they tend to lean a little more to catwalk than everyday stuff. Like some of it is "stylish" but you wouldn't really want to wear it. And you don't need to be in a suit 24/7. Depending how you pull off a suit, it is a fine line between peacocking and being too "try-hard".

    I'm not sure what country you're in but think of shops like H&M, Jack &Jones, River Island. And then keep it simple (these shops have some bad things but have excellent basics).

    If you are building a whole new wardrobe, it's actually incredibly easy for me as you can buy a ton of stuff which never goes out of fashion, just avoid special or unique items for now.

    Shoes:
    1 pair black leather. (pointed toe, shiny, clean)
    1 pair dark brown leather.(pointed toe, shiny, clean)
    1 pair casual white shoes (no running shoes, something retro which still looks cool but casual. Converse are good, vans slipons are ok, adidas/nike have some good retro shoes if thats your style but these become less versatile for going out in.)

    Jeans: DARK DARK DARK blue bootcut. Preferably no fades or washes, no rips. Jack & Jones are great for these.
    These can be worn with everything any time of day.
    Lighter jeans are more casual, I like a sky blue wash sometimes to change it up but NO Levis or Mom jeans color.

    Trousers: Maybe if you want to go this way, go dark grey with some sort of pinstripe. Cottonlooks better. Reason being that these are formal and stylish but you can still get away with them in an informal setting.
    Don't get anything like you'd wear in the office, not the same thing.

    T-Shirts: Basic colors, v-neck. Can be worn with anything. Fitted is better. No graphics or over-sized, these will be worn under things.

    Shirts: FITTED FITTED FITTED Basic colors only, no stripes or patterns, not too long, not too big.
    Tuck your shirt inside your trousers and see if the material has to bunch or overlap much, if it does, its TOO BIG.
    White, black, baby blue, light pink.

    A sports coat: Grey or black, both are versatile. Get the smallest shoulder size you can without being uncomfortable or looking weird. Biggest mistake most men make is going bigger here and it looks wrong, women notice this. Also look for fitted. H&M do great casual sportcoats fitted. Macys on the other hand have millions to choose from but rarely have anyhting well fitting. It should hug your figure around your rib cage. That way your shoulders look broad and body slimmer by contrast. A poorly fitting jacket ruins all that. Think Barney Stinson, I'm not joking, his suit jackets are perfectly fitted.

    Sweaters: A few basic colors, again figure hugging. You can wear them under the coat and over the shirts / t-shirts so you can mix them up a lot.

    Pea-coat: Black or grey is great here. Double breasted, 3 buttons, and a big warm collar you can flip up in cold weather, never really goes out of fashion. For the fit, see sportscoats, just because it's a winter coat doesn't mean it has to be a tent.

    After that, just layer. Nice wool scarfs are awesome in winter.
    Belts and shoes should always match.
    A nice watch or some little bracelet things are nice accessories.

    You can definitely add to the above, these are like the staples of buidling a brand new wardrobe because with just a few items you can mix and match them in so many ways. Thats why I stick to basic items and basic colors, everything goes with everything, it just depends how formal/casual you are going that day.

    You can always add more or special items later on too.


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