We spoke to fashion expert and wardrobe consultant Alfred Green. He works with men who are in transition looking to get back into the workforce.
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His motto is "Fashion can be bought, but style is taking nondescript items, marrying them together in such a way that yields a cohesive look."
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Here is what Green says are major fashion mistakes:
- Not cutting the label off the suit sleeve
- Not opening the vents on the back of the suit
- Wearing suspenders and a belt
Green says on the last one that wearing both suspenders and a belt are like wearing two watches on one wrist. Don't do it!
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Green's Top Fashion Tips
- Shop your size: If you put on your blazer/jacket and it forms an 'X' at the chest, it's too small.
- Step out of your comfort zone by incorporating accessories to enhance your look. Think pocket squares, tie bars, lapel pins, a watch or other wristcandy.
- Mixing patterns, textures and complimentary colors gives a look depth and a certain richness you can't obtain from solids.
- If you by off the rack, take it to a tailor or ANY place that does alterations for a more custom feel/look.
Green says the best dressed men are successful for a number of reasons:
- Confidence: They are comfortable in their skin, which exudes far beyond clothes.
- They pay attention to detail.
- Subscribe to men's publications to stay in the loop on what's trending.
- They surround themselves with others who have the same passion for fashion, thus pushing them to be the best versions of themselves.
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