Nov 07, 2011

25 Basic Rules of Men's Fashion

created at: 11/07/2011

There are all kinds of men's fashion articles out there - such as which sportcoat or blazer to own if you're only gonna buy one, the most versatile shirts to own, and ten classic pairs of boots for any season. But, those are all based about specific items of clothing, or shopping advice on how to look sharp. Which are great, but what about some more basic knowledge about how to avoid looking goofy, or how to wear what you already own to its fullest?

The excellent men's wear blog Put This On address those very questions in their great article, Twenty-Five Pieces of Basic Sartorial Knowledge So You Don’t Look Dumb, in which they recommend such rules as "Unbutton the bottom button of your jacket. It’s not intended to be buttoned," to "Your tie knot should have a dimple," and "20. Never wear visible socks with shorts... 21. Or any socks with sandals."

Twenty-Five Pieces of Basic Sartorial Knowledge So You Don’t Look Dumb


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Niro Fashion on Mar 30, 2019:

These are one of the basic rules that every man of all ages should follow to look presentable for casual or formal wear. Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

Perfect Attire on Dec 21, 2017:

Amazing Artcle..! Do keep posting such article..It is very informative and unique.

Perfect Attire on Dec 21, 2017:

Unique post..Loved reading the post..Do keep posting such articles.

Menswear on Sep 12, 2013:

Thanks for the link- brilliant post that has actually made my day. My favourite has to be number 17 "The only men who should wear black suits during the day are priests, undertakers, secret agents, funerals attendees and yokels." actually made me laugh out loud!

Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011:

Oh it's down!
Any chance there's a back up of this somewhere?

Slackerjo on Nov 09, 2011:

Awesome article.  It makes me crazy when men (and women) have improperly hemmed pants. Why spent $100, $200, $300 on jeans/suit/trousers, only to drag the bottoms through the mud, dirt, and slush.