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Whatever kind of event you might have lined up, it is often important that you are able to look your very best. Looking the part is a skill that a lot of men feel they are missing, but the truth is that it is relatively easy to achieve as long as you know where to focus and how to make it happen. As it turns out, there are just a few key aspects to looking the part as a man which you need to worry about, and as long as you have those down you can hope to make it really work for you. In this article, we are going to look at what those elements might be, so that you can hope to look the part for your next big event, whatever it might turn out to be.

 

Getting The Formality Right

Something that a lot of people struggle with sometimes is working out how formal or informal to be for a given event. This can happen with everything from weddings to funerals, as you never quite know what the people there are going to expect. The truth is that as long as you carry it off with confidence, you can make any level of formality work pretty well. But nonetheless, you do want to make sure that you are not completely standing out like a sore thumb, and this is something that you can achieve by just doing one simple thing: asking ahead. If you ask ahead about what to expect for the night, you can find out how formal to dress. It is far less embarrassing to just ask the question than it is to end up dressing in the wrong thing, so remember this if you are struggling next time around.

The Hairstyle

If you really want to look as though you have put a lot of effort in, you might want to think about your haircut and what it says about you. Most men don’t really think about their haircut at all, and generally this means that they are much less likely to make an impact in that manner. But if you want to look the part as best as you can, you will want to make sure that you put some thought into what your hair is doing as well. Luckily it is relatively simple to do this, and there are a number of extremely safe styles, such as the shaved sides haircut, which you can choose between. But the important thing is that you have considered it at all, as otherwise you will find that you don’t feel quite complete on the whole. Think about your hair and it will make a huge difference to your overall look.

Confidence

We have already alluded to the fact that confidence is often enough to help you get away with anything, and in fact it is so powerful that it deserves a mention all of its own. Whatever you are hoping to wear and whatever kind of impression you want to make, you can make it much more likely to work by simply acting confidently. Confidence is one of those slippery things that people fail to properly understand because they are actually so simple. It’s no more or less than feeling completely stable and secure in yourself, without a care of what others think of you. But there is also the kind of bravado that goes with it, and this is what people tend to try and imitate when they are trying to appear confident. It can work to a certain extent to fake it til you make it, but once you’re there you need to find a real reason deep within to feel confident. As long as you can do that, it will matter much less what you are wearing – your confidence will just carry it through.

Little Touches

Looking the part is as much about the finer details as it is about the big picture. You need to make sure that you are considering everything from your lapel to the choice of shoes, as it is these which actually make up the overall look on the whole. Make sure you are not overlooking them if you want to really look the part as fully as possible. By paying attention to the little touches, you will be able to ensure that you are achieving whatever you set out to achieve with your look, and feel as though you are fitting in with your next big event, whatever the nature of it might actually be.

Richard Melick
About the Author

Co-founder and Editor of FactoryTwoFour.com. I am a writer and photographer with global travel ambitions. I never shy from a new recipe, adventure, or experience. I write about what I love.

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