3 Steps to Always Look Good

Congratulation! You’ve taken your first step towards getting your ideal body, but did you know there are some simple things you can do right now to look slimmer?

The way you present yourself affects how you feel and how people see you. Make the most of your assets and get closer to your ideal self with these 3 easy steps.

Go back to basics

In a world with unlimited options, it’s easy to get distracted with passing trends and fads. Before you can add these types of pieces to your collection, you need to start with a few key basics such as:

  • Dark Blue jeans
  • Black t-shirt
  • White t-shirt
  • Light blue dress shirt
  • White dress shirt
  • Navy suit

It’s hard to believe, but from these 6 items alone you can create many looks! I know what you’re thinking “But I already have these things, do I need new ones?”. The answer is yes, investing in good quality items that fit well will save you money in the long run and keep you looking put together while remaining comfortable.

When looking for basics, keep two things in mind:

  • Is the fit right? You’ll know if the size is right because it will fit snuggly, yet still be comfortable. Clothes that are too loose or tight will work against your goal of looking polished.
  • Is the fabric good quality? Items made from good quality natural fibres like cotton, wool and silk will drape your body and skim over any problem areas. They’ll also help to regulate your body temperature, so you avoid troublesome sweat marks before your big meeting.

Remember the goal isn’t for people to remember what you wore, only that you looked great wearing it.

Meet your new best friend… the tailor

It may seem that now you’ve got your basics sorted you’re all set, but are you sure everything fits right? Making simple adjustments such as shortening the length of your pants can make you look taller or adding a dart to your shirt can make you seem slimmer. These quick alterations make your clothes fit better and cost relatively little.

A good tailor can do almost anything from loosening tight pants to tucking in a billowing jacket. So how do you know if you’ve found the one?

  • Convenient opening hours - so it’s easy to pick up your garments
  • Attention to detail - when you explain your requirements, do they make recommendations?
  • Check the fit - when you drop off your garment, do they ask you to try it on and pin the problem area?
  • Full racks - Are there racks full of clothes waiting to be altered? People are trusting them with their clothes, that’s a good sign
  • Short turnaround times - Standard alterations can generally be completed in a few days, make sure you’re happy with their ETA.

If this sounds like your tailor, then maybe you’re on to a winner! Hang on to them, they’ll see you through the ups and downs of your life (and weight) while keeping you looking suave.

Splurge on one statement piece

Now all you need is the finishing touch, add one piece to your wardrobe that makes you feel a million dollars. Everyone needs a boost now and then, maybe you’re meeting a new client, making a presentation or just feeling unmotivated. This is the item that will turn it all around and give you an extra boost of confidence.

For some men, it’s a flattering blazer, a power suit or ever a pair of jeans. No matter what it is, make sure you love it (and it fits well).

This is just the beginning of discovering your personal style, the best way to find what you like is by trying different styles on until you find the right one. If you need some tips, contact us at Merlai, and we can point you in the right direction.

Happy shopping!

About us - Merlai channels the tradition of Italian tailoring to create made to measure menswear that makes you look and feel your best. You will feel invincible when you wear Merlai. Find out more at www.merlai.com or follow us @merlaiofficial.

Written by and produced with permission by Merlai.


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