Have you ever had a guy friend in your life that makes you want to laugh and punch him in the arm both at the same time? Meet Jared Matthew Weiss, resident “Life Stylist” expert and a know-it-all when it comes to men’s fashion. When he’s not doling out personal advice to his clients all around the country, he’s usually bugging us to give the boys out there a little love via helpful tips on how to look as good as their female counterparts.
And while we’re inclined to say a great haircut and a pair of shoes had us at hello, Jared thinks men’s style basics should go way beyond that to include everything from underwear to a classy pair of socks. On a budget? Ready for an upgrade? No worries — Jared’s got your back and then some.
Check out the slideshow above for his take on what you need to buy ASAP, then cruise on over to his site to find out how you can get even MORE help from a dude who dresses nice, loves his dog and has spent almost as much quality time with Tim Gunn as Heidi Klum herself.
you're building a company, drafting a deal or putting together an
outfit for Friday night, the difference between good and great is
attention to detail.
while you may have already invested in some killer jeans and shirts,
there are certain accessories you can't afford NOT to take seriously when
you want to look sharp for an evening on the prowl or date night with your special girl.
Assuming your pants fit properly, whenever you sit down, a little sock
is going to show itself. Now, that sock can be your average black or
brown boringness or it can be a pop of awesome. Splurge: Richard James Herringbone Socks, $35.00 (Barneys)
(FYI: you want the latter.) Save: Striped Socks, $5.95 (H&M)
If all goes well at the end of the night, you should be dropping your
drawers. And when you do, she's going to notice what you're wearing
underneath. Splurge: Game On Boxer Brief, $24.00 (LuLuLemon.com)
Make it count. Save: Calvin Klein Boxer Matrix Slim Fit Boxer, $19.00 (Zappos.com)
You work hard for your money. Don't carry it around in a rubber band or
in some cheap flimsy thing you bought on the street. Splurge: Paul Smith Striped Card Case Wallet, $295.00 (Saks Fifth Avenue)
Dress it up in the equivalent of a three-piece suit. Save: Will Leather Goods Wayne Wallet, $80.00 (Urban Outfitters)
A strong belt buckle can be like a badge of honor for a guy. Splurge: Prada Classic Leather Belt, $310.00 (Saks Fifth Avenue)
You need to have at least one totally awesome belt, ideally with a
silver buckle. Silver just goes with more things than gold. Save: Distressed Skinny Belt, $18.00 (Levi's)
It’s important to have one pair of shoes that can work with both a trouser and a jean. Splurge: Paul Smith Blake High Shine Leather Wingtip Brogues, $465.00 (Mr.Porter.com)
A sleek black dress shoe is ALWAYS the way to go. Save: Original Penguin Man's Plain Toe Dress Shoe, $127.99 (Endless.com)