Why Wear Black?

Men Wearing Black

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In this generation where lots of style of clothes are coming out, specifically lots of prints and colors , there are still a number of people who prefer to use black as the color of their clothes. Of course the first thing that comes out of our mind is they have boring clothes or they just don’t have any taste in colors, or maybe they are just the emotional type of people because we somehow don’t understand where they are coming from but if we come to think of it, I believe that there will always be a reason for everything so  maybe there’s a reason behind why they chose black for the color of  their clothes.

On color psychology, black reflects authority and power but it could also represent evil notion for some people. By wearing black , you’d be able to attract people who likes authoritative men and eventually , they will start to admire you. Wearing black makes you look independent and strong. But what is really the reason behind preferring to wear black? Most of the time , people who wear black are people who are secretive. As much as possible , they never want to express or share what they really feel inside.  Maybe because they got hurt in their past and because of that pain , they never wanted anyone to go near them or get too close to them with the reason that they don’t want to feel the pain they once felt again. Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. From the word deeply, it tells us that when you have a trauma with something, things won’t be that easy. Your perspective may change, the way you judge things may change and your capability to trust people will also change. To the people who are still haunted by their past, you should know that you have your worth and not all people are the same. Not all of them will hurt you. You just have to trust again.

The colors we choose really has indications. If not always , at least most of the time. Maybe we can get to know someone better with his color perspective. Black then has a deep meaning which can only be understood by those who are willing to understand. By those who are willing to extend their arms to make the insecure people secured. But maybe it’s still up to the person if he will allow people to help him and if he will open his doors to them. It’s about having the courage to trust new people and accepting that what happened to your past is already done.

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From the Movies : Crazy Stupid Love Men and Clothes

You may not be a romcom movie type of guy but Crazy Stupid Love, a 2011 Romantic Comedy film, is worth a try. It is a story of a middle aged man Cal Weaver, played by Steve Carell, whose life turned around to a catastrophe when his marriage started to fail and lead to his wife asking for divorce. In a bar, he accidentally meets the swagger young professional Jacob Palmer, played by Ryan Gosling. Jacob helps Cal reinvent himself from a boring husband to a confident, positive and smart looking man, just like him, who can take home any girl in a bar.

Party related yourself when you read the words “middle aged man” and “boring”? The rediscovery of Cal was all about having an irresistible personality and the looks that goes with it. Or the other way around, having good looks then confidence and personality just comes out naturally. In the film, Jacob accompanied Cal to buy new dress shirts, jackets, suits and shoes. After looking superb in a suit and tie, progress on his personality followed. He slowly became like Jacob and women started to fall in love with him the moment he walks in the pub and talk to them.

Just like Cal, a fashion makeover may initially feel weird. You may not like how certain piece of clothing set on your physique, or you might get irritated and hot on the layers of clothes, or your friends might make comments and tease you because of the sudden change. But I bet, better looking garb has massive effects. You are judged by people based on how you look. Your credibility is somehow relies on how you carry yourself and your overall façade; from your hair, wardrobe to the lace of your shoe. You may not notice the consequence of wearing nicer, sharp and crisp looking outfit, but others do; plenty of them. Given all things equal for all options, a person with a pleasing look and personality has a higher possibility in sealing the deal. Circumstances like landing a job, winning an advertising pitch, selling an insurance policy, or getting a girl from a bar, if you look better than the next choice, without a doubt, you will nail it.

Don’t wait for a failed marriage before you self-evaluate your look. Don’t wait for a rejection from a job application because the guy who came in before you had the same credentials as yours but had a better fitting suit and cleaner hair cut, don’t wait for a Jacob Palmer to randomly talk to you and tell you he’ll help you do your fashion make-over before you actually do something with your whole wardrobe. Don’t be afraid of change. If it will make you look and feel better about yourself, go for it.

Men’s Style: Jeans Talk

Men's Jeans

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A man’s closet is never complete without a pair of jeans. It is the king in a man’s wardrobe in terms of usefulness, versatility and frequency of use. Other than your work clothes, the jeans are the most worn item from a casual date, a walk in the park, doing the grocery, or even when you are just at home. It may not be the most expensive clothing item you possess however; you should know what to look for in buying the correct one as you’ll wear them for years.

 

Fit and Style

Jeans Measurement

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Know your real measurements. A 32×32 measurement means 32 inches waist and 32 inches inseam. If you wear 32 sized jeans, it doesn’t mean that your waist measures 32 inches. A universal marketing strategy of clothing brands is vanity sizing. Your waist is probably 1 ½ to 2 ½ inches larger than your vanity size and this factor differs from brand to brand sometimes from one style to the other. So it is still necessary to go to a store and try them on. For the inseam, 32 inches is standard and most common. It is safer to buy longer jeans for allowance for possible shrinking. You can just fold it or have it altered. For the buttocks and thigh area, you may choose between a regular or relaxed fit. Widely chosen fit is the regular but for muscular men; a relaxed fit better suit you considering it is more comfortable. In terms of rise, or the distance between the top button area to the crotch, the options are either high, mid or low rise. Low rise are often worn by younger men below 30s or for men without a muffin-top to show. A harmless preference would be a mid rise as it is placed just where your belly button is cutting the area where unflattering bulges might show. For leg build, there are lots of options per brand ranging from straight cut, bootleg, skinny, and etcetera. If you are confused as to what to buy, a regular straight leg is always a hit or a slight boot cut if you want a little flare at the bottom when wearing boots.

Color and Wash

Stick to a timeless, tried and tested denim wash and style. As brands may introduce different trendy and funky designs, prints, color and wash, you may opt to stay with ones that have survived the test of time if you want to get the most out of your money. Choices are the classic blue jeans you can wear all day, slightly faded jeans for more laid back look and the dark denim for smart-casual attire best paired with any kind of jacket.

 

After all of these tips, sure enough you will be more efficient in choosing the right pair of jeans for you.