Dapper – adjective: neat and trim in dress, appearance, or bearing.
Nowhere in the definition above does the word “dapper” refer to a man’s jawline, six pack abs, or the size of his…thighs.
You don’t need a gym membership to stand out from a crowd (although a few push ups wouldn’t hurt).
A dapper man is thoughtful, creative, and detail oriented in the way he presents himself to others. Meaning everything from your pant line to your neckline should look on point.
So let’s get to it. Here are four simple ways to achieve dapper status:
1. Shave below the neckline
Anyone who is attracted to men will tell you, beards are hot!
Look at Hugh Jackman, Julian Edelman, and Joe Manganiello (insert heart eyes emoji here).
Their scruff adds an extra layer, helping them to stand out from the rest.
If you take the time to Google any three of these guys, you’ll notice a common theme.
They all shave below the neck.
Moral of the story, beards are sexy, but there’s a fine line between hot and homeless. So find that line, and shave below it.
2. Tailor your suits
This one should be a given.
A great suit should have a fit that’s snug (but not too tight) on the body. Even the smallest adjustments can make all the difference.
This doesn’t mean you need to spend an arm and a leg. There’s no shame in buying a suit on sale, but throwing a little money at your tailor is the difference between your suit wearing you, and you wearing your suit.
3. Use an iron
Regardless of how expensive your clothes are, if they’re wrinkled, that ultra chic Dolce and Gabbana dress shirt is no greater than the old American Eagle button-down you (hopefully) have stuffed in the back of your closet.
If you don’t have one, spend the $20 to $50 bucks and buy an iron.
4. If you’re unsure. Overdress
A rule of thumb, if you’re unsure what the dress code is, it’s better to overdress than underdress.
See? You’re looking more dapper already. 🙂