For the more mature gentleman, the chances of pulling off a mid-century mod look or a hipster style can be slim. Gray hairs may be sprouting a little more regularly than you would like on top of your head, the wrinkles may be deepening every time you spy them in the mirror, and your youthful glow may be morphing into a more distinguished and mature hue. There’s nothing wrong with this, and it is all part of the aging process. However, at the same time, you cannot continue to wear your favorite pair of black skinny jeans and that once achingly cool leather jacket that now looks worryingly tragic. Instead, it’s time to revolutionize your wardrobe and perfect a new style more befitting of your age and experience. Take a look at these three simple ways to pull off a more distinguished look.
It’s time to swap the tracksuit for the suit. This doesn’t mean you have to head to your local high street retailer to pick up a generic three piece. There are an incredible amount of materials to explore when looking at more formal attire. Tweed has often been the texture of choice for the fashion conscious gentleman. Herringbone, plaid, and barleycorn offer different tones, patterns, and textures that you might want to explore. If you’re keen on a little eccentricity, an overcheck twill tweed can add a little brighter orange or gold accents to a plaid pattern.
The detailing you choose to add to your suit can lift its fashion credentials no end. A unique handkerchief addition to your suit, a crisp white shirt, and a bowtie or tie can turn your outfit from generic to individual. You don’t have to fret and think, how do I fold a pocket square when there are hundreds of guides online that explore tens of ways of folding your silk handkerchief.
While Converse may be your footwear of choice, these are shoes for your jeans and tshirt days or lazy summer afternoons spent in the park with the kids. For a more sophisticated look, it’s time to check out some brogues or loafers to create a more individual look for your attire. Designers like Tods, Magnanni and Jeffery West are bringing fresher and more original designs to the high street. Suede, leather and denim fabrics are being utilized individually and in combination to create highly tactile footwear that can set your outfit apart from the rest.
The distinguished look isn’t just about fashion. You need to have the skincare regime to match. While you might not consider yourself to be a metrosexual, heading to the salon each week for a beard trim or moisturizing with the latest lotions and potions, you will need to take care of your skin, hair, and body to measure up to your distinguished look.
If you’re keen to give your wardrobe a makeover and seek out a new trend to follow, why not consider the sophisticated and more distinguished gentleman look.