I get asked this ALL the time. These are the 5 best looks I recommend to fire up your attractiveness. You might be surprised by how simple some of them are. Cashmere drapes well and is extremely tactile — it looks great, but it also makes women want to touch you. Counterfeit cashmere sweaters have been found containing rat fur.
Personally, I think rat is a little bit less sexy. The most versatile colors are green, blue, brown, gray, and white. These neutrals will pair well with nearly everything you own already. Cashmere, especially when new, can form little fuzzballs in high-friction areas such as under the arms.
Use a razor blade or lint tape to remove them. You can extend the wearability by wearing a shirt underneath — think polo or undershirt, depending on the style. Even the smartest boots suggest a certain rugged practicality. They give you more height and their chunkiness makes you look more masculine.
Remember, whatever the type of boot, match your leathers. Your boots, belt, watch strap, and any other leather on your body should be roughly the same color — not a mix of black and brown. Pairs well with rugged jeans, a work belt, and a t-shirt, work shirt, or chunky sweater.
Also known as cowboy boots. Pair with jeans and a simple button-down shirt and make them the focus of your outfit. They have Derby lacing, eyelets, and usually leather soles. Dress up with a sports coat and slacks or down with a t-shirt and nice jeans.
Desert boots are a less formal version with rubber soles. They work with anything from jeans to a suit. Choose black for more formal wear and brown or oxblood for casual. Oxford boots are the most formal, with closed lacing — the vamp front part of the shoe is sewn on top of the quarters back part giving a clean and sleek look. Derby boots are slightly less formal, with open lacing quarters on top of the vamp. Timeless James Dean bad boy appeal. Leather is tough yet tactile.
Again, match your leathers! Black is more movie star or rock star, brown is more Indiana Jones. A good leather jacket is well fitted to your body not tight or boxy with high armholes.
Short is stylish — in general, your belt should be visible when you zip your jacket up. This goes double if you ARE short — a short jacket will give you longer legs. If you want to achieve the original bad boy outfit, pair with well-fitted jeans and a plain white t-shirt to complete the James Dean look. To learn more about which leather jacket is right for you, check out my handy guide to different leather jacket styles for men.
Accessories that are rugged yet classy set you apart as both a man and a gentleman. Natural materials give you an outdoorsy feel which is very sexy. Get a briefcase for work and some leather luggage to turn heads at the airport.
By the way, your wallet should be leather too. Watches also show that you value your time and care about being punctual. They carry a classic, mature and gentlemanly vibe — the opposite of using your smartphone to tell time. Watches should be analog, not digital, with a metal or leather strap — no plastic or rubber.
In general, metal straps are a more versatile look and leather is for dress watches. Jewelry should match your metals too — gold is best for warm skin tones, silver for cool tones. You look smart, capable, and powerful. Or go for made-to-measure or bespoke if you can afford it. Basics of suit fit: Confidence Why Women Love It: Why am I mentioning this in an article on clothing?
Well, women do — over and over again. In any discussion of what looks sexy on men, you can almost guarantee someone will mention confidence. Did you know that standing like Superman for 2 minutes boosts interview performance? Use this trick to boost confidence in all kinds of situations. Picture yourself moving through life as a confident man. If a situation scares you, visualize yourself sailing through it with all the confidence you want to have.
Science shows that when we stand taller, we feel better about ourselves. For a cheap and easy hack, try running a length of duct tape on your spine — if you slouch, the pull on the tape will remind you to straighten up! Would you expect a man to be confident if he heard criticism and insults all day every day? How often do you talk that way to yourself? Get rid of body odor. Get up 10 minutes earlier and take that shower. Wear a signature cologne. Just as smelling bad makes you feel bad about yourself, smelling good makes you feel good about yourself.
Focus on your breathing. Take a tip from the old meditation masters and try the oldest relaxation technique in the book. Sounds too simple, but it really works.
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