10 Things Women Love Men to Wear
Sure, we’re all taught not to judge a book by its cover, but first impressions matter. While confidence and a great sense of humor are a must, a well-appointed wardrobe makes all the difference in the world to women. Let’s take a look at the top things women LOVE to see on a man.
A Great Smile
Our first item doesn’t require a deep dive into your wardrobe or a big shopping trip, all you need to do is flash your bright smile. According to research published in a 2013 article of Cognition & Emotion found that smiling is the most effective and budget-friendly way to appear more attractive. A beautiful smile is often what attracts a woman to a man at first sight. So smile and take care of your teeth!
Your look starts from the bottom up! Women often notice a man’s taste in shoes so be sure to wear styles appropriate for the occasion and the season. If your shoes are ratty or worn down, she may think you don’t care about your appearance. Invest in shoes that speak to your personal taste and sense of style and make sure they are always polished. You can even commission a pair of bespoke shoes to take your look to the next level.
Different Styles of Shoes to Leave a Lasting Impression
– Black oxford: a wardrobe staple, black oxfords are a versatile addition you can pair with any look for a formal polished finish.
– Brown derby: think smart to smart casual, brown derby shoes add a distinct element to your business casual look. Pair them with your favorite pair of bespoke chinos and bespoke dress shirt and you’ll be good to go.
– Tassel loafers: ideal for warmer climates and semi-formal events, this laid back look is ideal for can be dressed up with a light-weight linen suit or kept casual with a button-down shirt and pair of chinos.
– Casual loafers: a wardrobe staple for everyday life and casual events, casual loafers add a crisp and clean polish to your everyday look.
An Impressive Timepiece
Owning an impressive watch sends the message that you’re thoughtful about time without needing to be tethered to your cell phone all day. Don’t get us wrong, we know most of us use our cellphones to tell the time, but there are some settings where you don’t want to be checking your phone. Invest in a timeless piece that reflects your personality yet adds the finishing touch on your look. A classic elegant watch should only appreciate over time and is guaranteed to impress and catch the attention of a passerby.
A Signature Scent
An enticing scent is often the #1 factor for women choosing a partner. Research published in Personality and Individual Differences found that women rate olfactory (smell) cues as more important than visual cues, so don’t underestimate a woman’s sense of smell. Try to find a scent that matches your personal style. You might have to try several different fragrances before you find the one you like best, but it’s worth the effort!
Tips for choosing a great scent
– Start with 2-3 scents to avoid being overwhelmed
– Start with the lighter fragrances first
– Know your options (earthy scents such as sandalwood, patchouli, and rosewood are commonly associated with masculinity)
– Don’t follow trends (pick what works for you)
– Don’t be afraid to choose a few scents for different occasions but keep their theme common (i.e. your signature scent)
– Think about the event you’re buying for
Say Yes to Pink
Wearing pink is a great way to show women (and the world) that you are ahead of the curve when it comes to confidence in yourself and your masculinity. Pink shows a woman that you’re bold, brave, and you know you can pull off this bright color. Best of all, pink goes with almost every other colour in your wardrobe. A versatile color, you can wear pink in any setting during any season. When the temperatures begin to dip, consider layering a pastel pink dress shirt or t-shirt under your jacket. During warmer months, pair your favourite shorts with a short sleeve pink crew neck t-shirt. For business meetings, consider pairing your pink shirt with a modern bespoke navy power suit. You can even add a hint of subtle pink to your formal attire.
Every man needs a well fitted blazer. Not only does this timeless piece look amazing, it’s attractive to the ladies too! Versatile, a navy blazer can take you from casual to formal with the blink of an eye. Available either single or double-breasted, you can dress up your blazer with a powder blue dress shirt or keep it casual with a pair of denim jeans. When we say a well appointed navy blazer can go with everything, we mean it! From jeans and chinos with loafers to trousers with black oxfords, the possibilities are endless.
A Great Pair of Dark Denim
Jeans are timeless, and we don’t mean dad jeans. Regardless of your body type of age, every man needs a great pair of dark denim jeans in his wardrobe. It’s important to make sure your jeans fit well. There are many styles and cuts, so you’ll need to try a few pairs on to find the perfect fit. Jeans should be clean and elegant without too many details or fades. Once you find the right pair of jeans, you won’t want to take them off.
A nice cashmere sweater is a great way to show off your softer side. Cashmere is a soft wool that despite its lightweight offers great insulation. Adding a neutral coloured cashmere sweater for colder or rainier days is a great way to enhance your look and attract the eye of your special lady. Versatile, you can wear your cashmere sweater under a turtleneck sweater under blazer for colder weather or a crew neck sweater over a shirt and chinos
Classic Crew Neck T-Shirt
A classic crew neck t-shirt provides a polished accent to your everyday look. A well-fitted crew neck made from high-quality heavyweight cotton offers a flattering fit in breathable material. A versatile piece, classic crew t-shirts are a safe choice for most occasions. Pair your favorite classic crew with a pair of your favorite chinos and a blazer, or pair with a pair of custom shorts and clean white sneakers for the perfect casual look.
An Impeccably Crafted Suit
A bespoke suit has the power to inspire a sense of confidence and distinction in any man who wears it. When you wear a bespoke suit, you’ll instantly feel like a king in the sea of men and women will take note. To be a proper bespoke suit, the garment must be made with the highest level of quality in regard to materials, construction, and skilled craftsmanship. Unlike off-rack suits, bespoke suit patterns are individually created every time a garment is made by a skilled cutter to fit your body type perfectly. The right suit can serve you during business meetings and a night on the town. It’s the perfect addition to take your look to the next level.
Collars & Cuffs
At Collars & Cuffs, we take pride in combining decades of craftsmanship with a truly immersive and one-of-a-kind sartorial experience. Designed and crafted by master tailors with over twenty years of experience, our bespoke clothing is entirely customizable to your personal taste, body, style, and personality. From shirts, trousers, and shoes to suits and tuxedos, we are ready to help with all your wardrobe needs.
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