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Styleforum 101: A Menswear Primer

We hope that you will find valuable information and inspiration from this section of Styleforum. This Primer is intended to provide answers to some of our most common questions, one of which may be your reason for coming to this site.

Please understand that while all attempts have been made to represent the general opinions of Styleforum, there will always be dissenting opinions. The advice here will be aimed at putting you in the most unobjectionable attire possible, and giving you some idea of what different deviations signify.

Please enjoy all the great advice here and feel free to ask questions about any of this in our Men's Clothing or Streetwear and Denim Discussion Forums.


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4 primer submissions by the Styleforum community.

What Should I Ask My Groomsmen to Wear?

  Your goals in choosing wedding attire should be to be comfortable, look wonderful, and continue to look wonderful in the pictures twenty and thirty years from now. Do not choose something because you think it looks cute or trendy or fashionable. Remember that you’ll be looking at these pictures for a long time, long after you realized that your coral-colored socks or teal bowtie weren’t as rad as you thought at the time.   Groomsmen Encouraged Options Shoes Ties       Do not subject your progeny to this... read more

What Kind of Suit Should I Buy?

  Wondering about suits and how to fit them? You've come to the right place. First, what is a suit? A suit comprises a jacket and pants in the same fabric. Do not buy a jacket or pants separately and then go looking for a matching piece whose fabric is just “close enough”. A suit is bought as two (or three) pieces together, in exactly the same fabric. That settled, how to decide between the myriad suits available? There are four basic areas in which to assess a suit – fabric, construction, fit, and styling. You should consider all these aspects of a suit before... read more

How Should I Start My Business Wardrobe?

  So, you’re starting a new job and don’t want to go to work naked. This discussion will be aimed at getting you into something professional, attractive and appropriate. This is not a piece on how to be “the best dressed guy in the office.” Rather, this will help you “look nice” for work every day, whatever that means in the context of your office environment. Look around you and see if coworkers wear it without eliciting disapproval.   Business Casual The Suit Dress Shirts Ties Footwear       There are... read more

What Should I Wear To A Job Interview?

  "What Should I Wear To A Job Interview?" is one of the most common questions we get here at Styleforum.net. You should wear a suit and tie. This is absolutely never wrong for an interview once you have graduated from high school. It may be that your interviewer is not expecting you to be so “dressed up”, but nevertheless it is not a mistake for you to look your best. That means wearing a conservative but sharp outfit that adds to your appearance without competing with you for attention.   Basic, Uncontroversial Outfit Common Errors to... read more

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