You have probably experienced pain and discomfort at a dinner party resulting from uncomfortable clothes, and a supposedly fun night out turned into a night of discomfort. If this sounds familiar then this guide will help you find quality clothes, that are elegant, modern, yet at the same time comfortable and practical.
When it comes to fashion, be aware of the saying, ‘fashion knows no weather’. Fashion may indeed know no weather but you, the wearer, should consider the climate before buying or wearing certain clothing pieces. Comfort and looks must go together in men’s fashion. Comfort is especially important in extreme conditions. Summer is approaching and knowing how to pick clothes that are breathable and comfortable in high temperatures without sacrificing style and elegance is a trick that any man should know.
Before you spend money on new clothes as yourself a few questions. For example, if you wear a necktie each day to work and are planning on buying a new tie, then make sure you have shirts that will complement your new investment. Also, think about the sizing? Will your body type change? Are you planning on loosing a few pounds? If this is the case then avoid certain clothing pieces such as new pants or jackets until you reached your target figure. Instead invest in accessories like new shoes, dress socks, cufflinks, ties, sunglasses, a nice wristwatch, and so on. All these items will fit regardless of your weight.
Comfort and fit go hand in hand. When buying pants made sure to try them on. Walk around in them, sit down, run, do whatever you are planning on doing once you own them. Don’t be shy and/or lazy. Retailers have a dressing room for a reason. If you are buying online then make sure to check the return policy. Do they charge a restocking fee? How many days do you have to make a return? Do you have to pay for return shipping? All these things should be considered.
When it comes to comfort stick to natural fabrics. Man-made textiles like polyester or nylon will be much cheaper, but as soon as the thermometer climbs you will regret having been too stingy. The best fabrics in high temperature and humidity are cotton and linen, while natural fibers like wool, cashmere, and angora are best for the colder days in Fall and Winter. They are breathable and will offer comfort in a wide range of temperatures. The downside of natural fibers are the cost and the care – both things well worth the comfort they provide.