by Tara Osipoff on November 23, 2012
You can’t just put on a suit and call it swag. You can’t find a pair of dress pants and toss them on and call yourself dapper.
Dapper comes with class, and swag comes with confidence.
Handsome isn’t Just-for-Men-ing your hair the moment you see a grey.
Handsome is embracing your greys, aging with character, and loving your sexy laugh lines.
A sharp dressed man ain’t sportin’ no muffin top in an untailored suit.
Sharp dressed men get up early to hit the gym and work up a sweat before work or after a long day. And when their clothes don’t fit, they find a tailor.
Sexy doesn’t always come in a three-piece suit.
Sexy comes in a band t-shirt and a great pair of worn-in jeans, but with the ability to rock a three-piece suit at any moment if need be.
A gentleman doesn’t pick a shirt up off the floor and check for mustard stains as a sign of unwearability.
Gentlemen make sure they always look crisp no matter what they wear, and smell desirable enough to get close to.
Suave doesn’t mean memorized pick-up lines or cheesy one-liners printed on a shirt. “Your dress would look better on my floor” isn’t suave.
Suave men dress to accent their date, always showing up dressed appropriately and giving compliments when appropriate.
Masculinity doesn’t have certain colours to follow; blues, blacks, and greys aren’t the only colours men should wear to look strong.
Men in florals, pastels, and soft textures have a confident masculinity that is not only inviting, but intriguing.
Whether you are sporting multiple patterns, a dual-textured three-piece suit, or you have on a ripped t-shirt and jeans, you can look sexy and appealing to those you wish to attract. To have style is to have confidence. To be suave is to be intelligent. To have class is to have manners. To be masculine is to be daring. To be dapper is to have poise. To have swag is to have creativity.
Be bold, be daring, be comfortable with yourself, and always explore new avenues of creativity through your attire. Live beautifully and dress well.
Life’s Beautiful, Dress Accordingly.
Photography by Scott Goodwill
Styling by myself with clothes from Colin O’Brien Man’s Shoppe, where you can always leave feeling confident in what you’ll be putting on.
Model dressed by Angie Wangler
Big thanks to Labfive Fitness and Trench Fitness for letting us use their space for this shoot.
It is wildly important to take care of yourself and keep healthy. That, in the fashion world, is just as important as the clothes you choose to wear. “That muffin top is sexy.” – Said no one ever.
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