There are fewer things more infuriating in life that when a male partner has a shockingly awful sense of style. This is generally made worse if your man is in his mid to late twenties yet is still dressing the same as when you first met at college all those years ago.
If you need help in convincing him that the baggy jeans and hooded jumpers are student chic and simply have to go, then you have come to the right place. We looked at some excellent style options for getting rid of his student, stuck in the past style and giving him a brilliant look that will make him look more mature and sophisticated, as a man his age should.
Out: Hooded Jumpers / In: Polo Shirts, Blazers
All of his hooded jumpers need to go. You can perhaps let him keep one or two if he wears it to the gym or for lazy days indoors, but as style pieces they are a massive no go area from now on. You need to make this clear to him at the earliest opportunity, too. Tell him that digressions will not be tolerated.
Once the old is out you can bring in the new. A polo shirt is an excellent option for looking suave, smart, and stylish while still maintaining what is an essentially casual look. The blazer is the key to dressing it up, go for a casual style, perhaps in a pastel colour rather than a traditional tailoring colour, to add depth and distinction to your mans’ look.
Out: Baggy Jeans / In: Straight Denims, Chinos
Anything oversized and baggy need to go, it is as simple as that, and once the jeans join the hooded tops it is time to really move forward.
Get your man into stylish straight legged jeans, in a variety of darker denims as well as lighter, and introduce him to the biggest modern men’s style staple, the chino! For now, play safe and buy him easy to wear colours such as dark browns and deep reds, however over time you can experiment a bit more and get him into brighter greens, blues, and yellows.
Out: Raggy Skate Shoes / In: Tidy Plimsolls
Hopefully he would have recognised by now that having his old skate shoes with his new look is going to drag it down, so kick those to the kerb, too. Instead, buy some smart yet casual plimsolls – don’t go too overboard on the colour right now, stick to black or blue as they can be worn with pretty much anything.
You will now be well on the way to overhauling your man’s style and pulling him out of his teenage years – hopefully he will learn and you won’t have to do this again!
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