How a Man Should Dress
British Esquire asked a handful of style savvy women their thoughts on men's style—what they like to see a man wearing and what they think we could do without. Turns out, most ladies like a gent in a jacket. And one with confidence. "It's a simple formula: a perfectly cut jacket, a crisp shirt, some chinos," says Alison Loehnis, president of Net-a-Porter.com. "A great pair of sneakers or shoes." Herewith, some highlights.
What Looks Good
A good watch, classy and understated,
as opposed to flashy and statement-oriented.”
It's all about confidence. Being comfortable in your own skin, there is something so attractive about that.”
I like a man who's not afraid to play with fashion. When it's too polished, it's distracting. Apart from that, there are no rules, it's about knowing who you are and going for it.”
What Should Be Avoided
Sweatpants. With the ankles bunched up.”
Bow ties. Unless it's on evening wear, like in Downton Abbey, when they get dressed for dinner.”
A bad pair of socks or cheap jewelry can undo all your hard work in an instant.”
The Female Perspective
A modern guide to dating from the minds of 150 opinionated ladies.