Do not be afraid to correct it. -Confucius
I read a variety of subjects quite regularly. I mostly indulge Eastern philosophy. The above quote resonated with me and I reason it should with the reader as you decide which direction you are going in creating your own style.
For decades, I have always attempted to dress well and dress age-compliant. I’ve seen & have partook in some trends. I recall the late 80s and early 90s when over sized polka dot shirts, Mandarin collar dress shirts, baggy dress pants, Georgio Brutini shoes, designer jeans as well as track suits were in play. But in the end, I have always had to ask myself, “will this work for me?”
Whether you’ve been out of the game for a while, are looking to improve your appearance or just starting out, you will make mistakes. Whether it is sizing down when you should have not, purchasing skinny jeans when you have no business wearing them or ordering clothes from the UK or Asia and not taking into consideration their sizing charts, the list goes on. This isn’t a shit happens moment. Most mistakes can be avoided and be kept to a minimum. As I stressed in an earlier writing, research! With the technological advances bestowed upon us, there is no excuse for not doing a thorough sweep on-line for recommendations, reviews, comparisons, forum boards, etc. Even though the world wide web has provided us with such shopping delicacies, visiting brick and mortars is still relevant. When shopping in person, think of it as forging an interpersonal relationship with a well qualified salesperson juxtaposed to having an on-line relationship with a website customer service rep. We, sometimes overanalyze. If we do this, we miss some things that never required so much thought. Think bout it. Jal ga!
*Featured picture: Jacket by Mossimo, shirt by Tommy Hilfiger, pocket square by The SquarExtraordinaire, pants by Banana Republic, socks by Van Heusen, watch by Invicta
*Supplemental picture: Jacket by Merona, shirt by Geoffrey Beene, pocket square by Feather And Smith, jeans by Levis, socks by Perry Ellis, shoes by Allen Edmonds, watch by Stuhrling Original