5 Men’s Style Rules to Actually Follow

I already discussed some of the men’s style rules that need to be broken.

However, there’s something to be said about knowing the rules and there are definitely some “rules” that are still relevant in the current menswear scene.

So here are four five style rules that every guy should follow that can help improve your personal style!

1. Always Wear a Belt or Suspenders

The Dapper Advisor - Denim Jacket Suspenders Green Tie

I’m not exactly sure when it became cool for guys to stop wearing belts, especially with trousers, but I’ve been seeing it a lot lately.

In my opinion, the only time it’s acceptable to not wear a belt is if your trousers have side tabs or you’re wearing suspenders. Otherwise, guys should always wear a belt. Personally, I am a huge fan of suspenders and side tabs.

In fact, I promised myself that all of my trousers will eventually have side tabs on them, but until that goal is a reality you will definitely always catch me wearing a belt or suspenders.

2. Thou Shall Always Wear Tailored Trousers

The Dapper Advisor - Navy Pinstripe Suit

Often times, guys will buy a suit and as long as the jacket fits well they won’t even worry about the pants.

However, making sure that your trousers are both hemmed and tapered will set you apart from the crowd and prove that you actually know what you’re doing!

3. Sometimes, Always, Never

The Dapper Advisor - Green Three Button Linen Blazer

I already discussed the Sometimes, Always, Never button rule here and here.

However, the most important detail is never button your bottom button, you will just look silly!

4. Only Wear Flip Flops At Home


This rule in particular is for all of those guys that used to play basketball in college. Give it up big fella, that flip flop and sock combo is over and so are your college days!

5. Thou Shall Always Use a Iron


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This is by far one of my biggest pet peeves!

Please stop trying to hide that wrinkly dress shirt under your blazer. It really doesn’t take long to iron a shirt and it can even be done in under 3 minutes.

I’ll actually be creating a video series on how to iron your clothes properly so stay tuned for that video!


As always, thanks for reading and if you know of anymore #menswear rules that need to be followed, share them in the comments below.

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

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