Sharp & Casual Dressing For The Young Man – Art Of Manliness Video – Quick Style Fashion Tips

Sharp & Casual Dressing For The Young Man – Art Of Manliness Video – Quick Style Fashion Tips

Sharp & Casual Dressing For The Young Man
– Art Of Manliness Video – Quick Style Fashion Tips Hi! I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real
Men Real Style. Today, I’m coming to you from my front porch here in Wisconsin and we don’t
have too many nice days left here before winter sets in. The sun’s out. It’s deceptively cold,
though I would say it’s in the low 40s, but it’s warm enough that I could come out here
and film this. Now, what are we talking about today? Today,
I’m going to be talking about dressing sharp, but dressing casual for the young men. I’ve
gotten a lot of these requests, so I’m going to try to touch in on this today. This is
going to be a short video. If you want more, this video is in support of my article over
at The Art of Manliness, and that article is almost 5000 words long, so we get into
a lot more detail there. This, again, it’s just the primer. I’ve got
a few examples I’m going to show you here, but if you haven’t already, please subscribe
to my YouTube channel. By doing that, these videos will come right to you. In addition,
if you find this useful, I would appreciate it if you would click on the “like” button
right below. And while you’re down there, make sure to check out my free 47-page e-book.
It’s 47 pages of great information about men’s style. So the article over at The Art of Manliness,
what are we talking about there? Well, that is a monster article. You guys have been sending
me questions. “How can a young man improve the way he dresses?” “How can he dress better?”
“How can he put his best foot forward and why?” Why should a young man care? I mean,
you’re in college or perhaps you’ve got your first job or you’re in high school. Why should
you even care about the way you present yourself to the world? Well, I’m going to tell you, there are two
things, maybe not so much in high school, but definitely in college and once you’re
out there with your first job. You are out there trying to impress people. I know that
doesn’t sound great or anything, but you work for somebody or you’re out there and
perhaps you’ve got your own business, but you’ve got clients who are going to pay you. If you’re going door to door or if you are
on the phone, in a sense, the way you dress matters. Why on the phone? Because the way
you put yourself together in the morning sets the tone for you internally. They’ve done
studies that show that a man can put on a doctor’s jacket and he doesn’t even have
to be a doctor, but he’s going to perform better on tests or on exams simply because
of the way the clothing affects him. Think about that. Whenever you put on a uniform
and let’s say most of us here in North America, we’ve played football or we’ve played soccer,
we’ve played baseball. When you put on that uniform, you get into the mindset. If you
put on your basketball uniform, you go off on to that gym or on to the field, whatever
it may be, and you are ready to play. The same thing applies when you prepare and you
dress yourself in the morning. And so, it affects the way other people look at you,
the way you look at yourself, and it’s competitive out there. Guys, if you haven’t seen, the economy is
not doing great across the world, and you’re also at a point where you’re perhaps looking
for a mate. You’re looking for your life partner and that is something that you want to be
able to set the right impression, so that is why this matters. So three things that I don’t really talk about
this in the article, but I’ve talked about them in dozens of my other videos, focus on
fit, fabric, and style, so really quick. FIT Fit, make sure your clothing fits you. You
are in the best shape of your entire life. You want to give off a good, healthy, masculine
look and you can do that with your clothing fitting you properly. If it’s too loose, well,
you’re simply putting yourself in a disadvantage because you’re covering one of your most — well,
your physical asset, which is your body and how you take care of it especially at this
point in your life. FABRIC Now, fabric, what do I mean by that? Well,
I don’t necessarily just mean the fabric. I also mean the quality of the build, how
the clothing is made, so there is a difference. One of the first things that we’ll talk about
here is polo shirts and these are pretty simple. It’s a little bit cold for a polo shirt right
now, but the fabric of this polo shirt is medium to low quality. It’s an Old Navy shirt. I think I picked it
up for probably $10 a number of years ago. This shirt works fine, but it is of lower
quality fabric and the build is low quality. The buttons aren’t that great. These little
things add up and that’s why you see higher end shirts made from companies like Polo,
Ralph Lauren, something like that. They command a premium because they’re usually better made,
not always. They would be better if you could get them on sale especially with a student’s
budget. STYLE We’ve talked about fit. We’ve talked about
fabric. Quickly, style, so one of the other items I’m going to be talking about or I’ll
talk about here is the guayabera. We talk about this in the article. I’ve written an
entire article about it, but this is a shirt that for many people, it looks like simple
white shirt, but the guayabera has embroidery. It’s got these pleats on the front. It’s got
button placement. It’s also sewn with a — this is made with a linen fabric, so things like
that help set the style apart epaulettes, double pockets on the front. These help set
the shirt apart and give you just a little bit better presentation of style. So I’ve already started here on the shirts
and today, I’m going to be going through talking about how you can upgrade. Most guys out there,
you’re wearing t-shirts, jeans, and running shoes. I see it all the time. If it’s cold,
you throw on a sweatshirt. Let’s upgrade that, so how can you upgrade the t-shirt? Well,
one easy thing that you can bring in, polo shirts, very easy. Then we also talked about
guayaberas, but there are also casual, long-sleeve shirts which you could roll up and always
look better than a t-shirt because they’ve got the color. These aren’t dress shirts. You can see by
the front patch pocket we have here on this shirt. Also, the color is a bit of a stonewash.
This is more of like an orange-red. It’s not pink, but it’s definitely — it looks like
a white with a red. It gives it this orange feel. The stitching is white, so little things
like this helps set this as clearly a very casual shirt, but this shirt looks much better
than even a polo shirt, I think, definitely if it fits you. Remember I talked about fit, so let’s go quickly
with this shirt right here. I’m bringing in this white dress shirt and this is dressier
than that casual shirt I just showed you. And another thing I did with this white dress
shirt, it’s going to be a little bit hard to see, but hopefully you can — actually
we went through and we darted this shirt, so the back of the shirt, we brought in about
an inch on the two back sides, and what that did is it made the shirt fit a bit closer
to the body, so pay attention to the style. Pay attention to the fit. All of that adds
up. This casual shirt is a bit darker. Therefore,
it’s going to be a little bit dressier than that orange reddish one I just showed you,
but the embroidery on the shoulders, that really says and sends a signal that this is
more casual. It has no front pockets, so that makes it a little bit, I would say, dressier.
We’re talking shades of grey here. This shirt right here is a good fit. I could wear this
out into the evening, not so much that reddish orange. That’s more of a day wear. Now, we talked quickly about dress shirts
and many of you young men, you’re out there, you do have occasions for a dress shirt, but
let’s say you don’t want to necessarily wear the white dress shirt or the light blue dress
shirt, which is the standard for most men out there. Well, why not bring in a different
fabric. And so, here again we’re going to fabric, which is one of the three components
I talked about, and we’re bringing in a little bit of a check fabric. This is a shirt made by 5th & Lamar, good
company out of Austin, Texas, and I really like this fabric. It’s blue. It’s got a little
bit of white in it as well, so we use very classic colors. From a distance, it’s going
to look simply like a light blue shirt, but when you get up probably within, I would say,
20 to 30 feet, you’re going to start to see that there’s a bit of a pattern in there,
and this really sets itself apart from all the other, just regular solid blue or white
shirts out there. I mentioned sweatshirts, all right. I love
my Texas sweatshirt, but I don’t wear this all the time. I wear it on game days. I wear
it when I’m out exercising, going to the gym. I see guys wearing their sweatshirts all over
the place. How about you take that up a notch? Many of you guys have seen me in the last
few videos wearing this pullover. This is a pullover sweater made by Timberland. It’s
100% wool. It’s like 90% to 95% wool. I really like the fit and feel of this. This sweater
fit me really well. I like Timberland’s website. They give you
the exact measurements, but this right here is a huge step up from the sweatshirt. A step
up from this is actually going to be a cashmere sweater, and this is a cashmere turtleneck
in a solid olive green. This one right there, it’s casual in a sense that it’s got a little
bit of knitting right here in the shoulders. It’s got the Timberland logo. It’s got the
buttons right here at the front. These look like they’re Horn, but they’re imitation Horn. This one right here is more streamlined and
it’s going to fully cover the neck, even though a little bit — probably in the same level
of formality is going to be this very nice V-neck sweater, so I can wear this over a
dress shirt, that blue dress shirt. Again, this is actually from 5th & Lamar. They just
started getting into sweaters. A simple V-neck sweater is much more elegant. It puts you
in a whole another level than trying to wear a sweatshirt, guys. Okay, so quickly we’re going to talk about
jeans. These light-colored jeans, I’ve had these for years. They were made from Levi’s.
These are about as informal as it gets, although this is going to give them a run for their
money. These, I love the buckle, and it’s because of these tears and these rips here
that it’s okay casual wear for the young man, but when I see a guy in his mid-30s, early
40s trying to pull off a look like this with a form-fitting t-shirt, it doesn’t matter
that he takes care of his body. He looks like a 40-year-old guy trying to dress like a 20-year-old
guy. So you can wear this as a young man for ultra
casual wear, but if you’re wanting to set a better impression, I would invite you to
instead look for a solid pair. You can go with the same shade, but doesn’t have any
distress in it. And Levi’s, again, a great company, great brand, l really like what they
put out and they’ve been doing it for well over a hundred years. Now, let’s talk about this. This is something
a lot of guys get confused about. If it’s got cargo pockets on it, gentlemen, this is
casual. These are not dress slacks. You don’t wear these with a dress shirt and you don’t
try to pull these off. They’re just going to be too casual for what we’re trying to
do here. Okay. The stack is getting high here. It’s
getting hard to reach. Now, for ultra dress, I mean, that’s kind of an oxymoron, but for
the dressiest jeans that you’re going to be able to wear, look for something that’s made
from raw denim. They’re going to have a very dark indigo look and these can almost be — I
wear them with a sports jacket pretty often. I was just in Chicago. I went to a whisky-tasting
event. I wore jeans very similar to these. One of my favorite pair of trousers that is
really — you don’t see it too often — are going to be grey flannel trousers. Gentlemen,
grey flannel trousers are a little bit harder to find, but if you can start to incorporate
that in your business casual wardrobe, you’re really going to take a step up. Okay, guys, enough for this video. I go into
a lot more detail in the article. We talk about footwear. We talk about accessories.
We talk about a lot more in the article, so go check it out. I’m going to link to it down
below and I will see you guys in the next video. Take care. Bye-bye.

100 thoughts on “Sharp & Casual Dressing For The Young Man – Art Of Manliness Video – Quick Style Fashion Tips”

  1. I am positive, that if there were a man who needed to prove the saying "Clothes make the man", you, would be that man.

  2. If I met my boyfriend wearing a polo, I would have thought he was a d-bag; they have unfortunately become synonymous with that look. Before suggesting any clothing please, try looking at trends more in comparison with the type of young man wearing them. What's wrong with a plain, fitted t-shirt and a vest for structure? How about a light knit sweater? Simple and fitted works best on all and is an easier transition for most boys to men instead of the old but still good collard shirt.

  3. Polo being synonymous with being a d-bag? lol that's news 2 me. I think point is that particularly young men who plan to enter into the professional world need to re-think casual. For ex. if you're in a corporate environment, and there's a casual Friday, t-shirt (evn with a vest) is just nt going 2 cut it. Not saying there's anything wrong with it, but it just looks too fad-ish/juvenile for the wrkplace. But since every Joeshmo out there is rocking that look, y not differentiate urself w/ a polo

  4. Do you have one of these for hot weather? It's easy to sharpen up when I have layers to work with, but I find it tricky to do in the sweatier months.

  5. Hey if I'm 17 and on the heavier side (I'm also just 5'6") is there a way for me to look smart, as in suit style

  6. I didn't know you write for the art of manliness, I love that website! Good fashion tips, Mr. Centeno

  7. the idea that a young man is in the best shape of his own life it's not true at all, not everyone are in shape when they are young, someone get in shape later in life

  8. Go to a very good dry cleaners because some of them make alterations but may also make things. Otherwise, go to the nearest and largest city to you.

  9. I feel the same way alitarx23. I am in high school as well and I love dressing sharp. Unfortunately most guys on my high school wear sneakers everyday whilst wearing their pants so low their boxers are showing. Those are the types of guys that girls like in my school….

  10. finally ur dressing the way u are talking about. i like this video much better than most of the others. i like ur videos better when we can see what you would do.

  11. You just got yourself another subscriber. Thanks. It makes a difference to see a real fashionable person giving the advice

  12. Excellent video! You seem like a pure and honest guy, it's one of the main reasons I subscribed was because of your humility. You don't come off as arrogant or a 'mister know-it-all.' I hope you'll have great success with Real Men Real Style!

  13. Great stuff. I like the tip about not wearing the hoodie everywhere you go. I'm guilty of that one and really need to step it up there

  14. Of course. Just avoid trying to look like a Topman model.
    But for some things, I wouldn't cheap out on. Especially on shoes, belts, and watches. If you want good belts though on a budget, I would highly recommend Orion Leather.

  15. 4:43 what's the name of the shirt style? I've tried searching for it phonetically but didn't get anywhere.
    One tip I could say to all is stick with more muted colours (not faded, but muted). looking back in the mirror wearing my lime green hoody just makes me look really childlike and once I changed that to a more subtle coloured top my image looked much better.

  16. Thank you so much for all your videos they are really helpful.:) i have tried to change my look for many years your videos have helped alot:) thanks again

  17. Hi I have a question about coloredmjeans and pants. They are out there and I love to wear every color and pattern ie camouflage jeans as well as coloured dress pants. Is it acceptable?

  18. I have always have trouble finding that happy medium between casual and dress clothing, I live in Florida so wearing most long sleeve shirts and sweaters aren't very comfortable and sometimes even polos can be uncomfortable seeing that it only drops below 80 degrees once or twice a year plus the major sweat stains are a huge turn off, so i usually find myself wearing t-shirts most of the time I go out and I am in pretty good shape so the T-shirts don't look bad on me but I know I could look better in less comfortable clothing. Should I sacrifice comfort for style or should I leave the dressing up to certain occasions when it is called for?

  19. I love what you do and the way you do it. The way you explain things and the style you have are amazing! Thank you from Italy, please keep making videos for young men since I am going to uni and I want to be the best dressed person. Thank you so much for what you do. 

  20. Dear Antonio,
    Your videos have changed my life, but when I recommend your work to my friends here in India all of them are dark and are not finding any links related to styling tips for dark men.
    I really thank you and wish you the best for your work on changing the world in terms of style.

  21. what's is the name of that sweater at 8:36? I want to google more like that

    (My english isn't good enough sorry)

  22. I recently have been attempting to change my style. I realized i stilled dressed like a h.s. teenager and to be honest most guys still do. Anyways i tried to dress up one day and man what a difference. ppl in general treated me with more respect or authority and females wer more opened to me talking to them, overall i became more attractive and my confidence went up alot only problem was i could not keep it up. Ran out of nice clothing. One issue tho is that i find it hard to dress casual but still have a nice apperance !? How would i dress for lifting boxes, assembling equipment and still look presentable/stylish? I still browsing your videos so sorry if i havent found it yet.

  23. I have a problem. I live in a warm climate. I can NOT see wearing any kind of jacket. Even a long sleeve shirt is a stretch because it is warm here. So what do we do to look classy? Wouldn't a jacket just look like you're an idiot because it's hot outside?

  24. Look good, feel good, do good ( grammatically its well but doesn't sound as nice). I live by this and it is because of your videos and my experience with leaving impressions. Thank you so much!

  25. Nice sweater by Timberland; however, Timberland clothing are expensive! Any other cheap alternatives that are good quality, such as the ones in H&M? I love H&M because the quality of their items are very good yet cheap, but I can't seem to find stores like theirs (online included) besides Old Navy, American Eagle and some others.

  26. I'm a senior in high school and always loved dressing well. It's nice to see I'm not the only one . Thank you for the wonderful ideas that you post on your website and the videos you post on YouTube

  27. Hi Antonio,
    you're doing great right here! 

    I got a quick question: I'm a young guy from Europe and i have to work on trail in a office in my company for a week. It's about mechanical design. The dress code there is pretty mixed from casual upto business casual. 
    What do you recommend for this week? I'm actually working in the shop and i don't want to be over- or underdressed.

    Best regards and keep going

  28. Do you have any tips or suggestions for a young colorblind guy that wants to start dressing better who has a hard time with color coordination?

  29. I love the idea of dressing well… but i always run into the same problems….

    I'm 6'2", with long arms, and everything off the shelf is about 1-2" too short for me, hence I NEVER wear long sleeves…
    But even short sleeve shirts hang about 2-3" too short as well…. 

    big and tall is usually geared towards BIG AND TALL, not just tall….hence the "tent" look…

    When I do dress up, my trousers and shirts wrinkle up, etc…..hence, walking out the door I already look like i just rolled out of bed even though all I did was sit down to put on my shoes……YES I do know how to Iron, my dad was in the military. He made us learn 😀

    I always feel somewhat stuffy and can never get rid of that fat feeling in dress clothes even though I am not fat. I work out and my chest is fairly bigger than my stomach, but i won't say i have six pack…..but still…..

    AND… I'm on a budget…. so I have gone towards more tactical style clothes and some polos from underarmour or from tactical 5.11which fit well but are obviously not dressy…

    Any hope?!

    I live in HK.

  30. In India, Corporate formal clothing is mostly formal shirt, formal trowser, formal shoes, belt. All this without a suit. Please can you suggest what kind of colour combination can be used for shirts and trowsers and then match it up with other accessories 

  31. hi Antonio! greetings from the Philippines! I'm using my mom's account cuz i forgot my password which is kinda silly. Anyways, I'm 19, male, college student. I've been watching a lot of style videos here in youtube so I kinda have a step up in my clothing. My problem is, my normal shirt size is medium but I have a pretty bulky mid section which makes me buy large shirts to hide it. Do you think thats ok? buying and wearing shirts with a little allowance cuz i dont really feel comfortable seeing my belly pop. Though I've been working out on it so I'll just try harder to burn this so I can already wear medium comfortably.

  32. Another fantastic video!  Again, your leather jacket is fantastic … and the sweater that you're wearing is fantastic as well.

  33. What hair styles are appropriate for various jobs and what aren't. We are learning in class. But we only have 17 days of school left. Also my teacher Mr. Keating says hi.

  34. I wish this video was around when I was a child, mainly because my father always wore a suit to work. He always looked very sharp in a suit. However his casual style was horrible. He looked like a total dork when he dressed casual. Thanks for the great video.

  35. Hi! Im Antonio Centeno, the founder of real men real style, also a corporate sellout because 90% of my videos are fully based on product/website promotion.

  36. What about summer wear and shorts? and V-neck t-shirts are getting quite popular. They also look  better than normal round-neck ones.

  37. Hey Antonio. I've been watching your videos a lot lately and I'm 22 young male. My question is do you have any videos or links about fabric and how to choose quality clothing ? You talk a lot about the stitching , but what makes clothes good quality? Also how to take care of it when washing, for example wool vs cotton. Thanks!

  38. Does anyone know where the orange button shirt in this video is from? I have seen a lot of them around and would really like one, but I can't figure out where to get one.

  39. Silly question, but when I raise my arms my sweater goes up to my belly. Does this have any relevance to how my sweater should fit?

  40. i really need to step my shoe game up lol. i agree 100%, you cant go wrong with dark jeans, a collar/button-up shirt, and a sweater because it's cold here in wisconsin.

  41. Antonio, Im 27 and phd student and so now i realise the importance to become a sharp dress man, but i have to much question I im going to answer this question with your videos!
    One of those question is I live in a hot Country (Brazil) and I dont how to dress sharp and be comfortable in this wheater, Use a jacket even at night is real chalenge, and i want to you say it to me how can I become a sharp dress man in a hot wheater!

    Thanks for the support!

  42. Antonio, Im 27 and phd student and so now i realise the importance to become a sharp dress man, but i have to much question I im going to answer this question with your videos!
    One of those question is I live in a hot Country (Brazil) and I dont how to dress sharp and be comfortable in this wheater, Use a jacket even at night is real chalenge, and i want to you say it to me how can I become a sharp dress man in a hot wheater!

    Thanks for the support!

  43. watching again that super vid..
    could you make a presentation vid of jackets styles , types and fabrics .Whats called the one youre wearing here ?

  44. also forgot to ask …what kind of trouser(and suits ) fabrics suit well all the seasons .Not only jeans of course but more formal stuff .Ithink flanell is better suited to northern regions
    Living in the south , you know

  45. Hello Antonio! My name is Vadim! I really been liking your input on being a real men real style! I have a question for you if you can talk about style for men where it's really hot such as Florida . So for example in my case since I can't do much layering because I'm in Florida?

  46. Hey Antonio am a very big fan of your series, but I have suggested a topic for guy living in tropical island that can only wear chinos and jeans or shorts , but you never replied. i like your videos though

  47. Thank you so much…I'm turning 15 and I'm into style and dressing nice, and I've been having the whole problem of suit jacket vs blazer vs sport coat. I read your article about the subject on the Art of Manliness website, and it just cleared everything up for me, especially the video! I like how you explain everything clearly and break it down slowly into core steps. I now know exactly how to dress up for each occasion, whether it be for basketball game days or formal events or even just casual weekends…thanks for helping me out! Subscribed!

  48. Hey Antonio, I'm a young Marine who wants to look good and wear high quality clothing. Now that i have money i can afford companies such as Ledbury but my problem is that I'm too small for their clothing. I keep looking for good clothes in my size but i cant find anything less than a 15" neck size, im a 13.5". I looked into other stores but the only luck i have had are stores like forever 21. Same with pants, i am a 29w but the lowest i find is 30. Can you give me some advice for finding good brands with my sized shirts, pants and sports jackets?

  49. what should I wear when giving out a goodbye speech to your school
    p.s. I'm 15 years old going to turn 16 and Im 6 ft

  50. пиздец. чувак, одетый как сербский бандит, учит нас одеваться правильно. выкинь свою кожанку для начала, а потом поговорим.

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