Being a fashionable man should not be a resolution, it should be a state of mind. If you’re gay, the stakes are even higher because of all the expectations we have to meet. Being unfashionable and gay certainly doesn’t go together, wouldn’t you agree? However, if you’ve become fashion-conscious recently, then perhaps you need a bit of help in this department – and there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. So, what are the things that you need to have in mind and what are the rules by which you have to dress?
First and foremost, let’s talk about your formal attire. Every man in this world, regardless of their sexual preference, needs to have good formal attire. If you’re gay it means that you need to put a bit more effort into this. To start with, you need to make sure you have at least one suit that fits you perfectly. Beware of all the suits that you can buy in the stores, as perhaps they don’t accentuate all of your features in the best possible way. In order to reach full potential, it would be good to buy a tailored suit that is custom-made only for you, as you will be sure that it fits you perfectly. Also, make sure to have high-quality shoes that will go with the suit, nice shirts and ties (if you want them, of course). Never buy shirts and suits that are too baggy or double your size as your goal is not to look ridiculous.
One of the most important trends right now is athleisure, and if you don’t know what this means then you’ve probably been living under a rock. Thanks to gay millennials and other millennial influencers, going to the gym and then straight to the pub has never been easier. So, yes, combining sports items with elegant pieces such as blazers or good pants is quite trendy at the moment. In order to pull this off in the best possible way is to get yourself a garment from one of the best sports brands there are – and if you’re just starting with this trend, then you want to make Puma your choice as their products are high-quality, can be found at a reasonable price and are quite fashionable. Combining Puma shoes, for example, with a suit, or jeans and a formal blazer is really the way to go.
Even though it’s not quite visible (unless you want it to become), having proper and nice underwear is extremely important. We often forget that we need a pair, so make sure that you always have a pair that’s new. The best way to achieve this is by getting a new pair of underwear every time you have a haircut – this way you will know that you will always have a pair of underwear that’s not torn or faded. As far as your choice of underwear is concerned, you can choose something from the Tani Usa collection – briefs, boxers, even thermals. Whatever rocks your boat!
Knowing which colors are fashionable at the moment and which are not is probably one of the most important things that a fashionable gay man needs to know. So do your research! The Pantone Institute revealed that the color of 2019 is Living Coral, so make sure to incorporate this into your wardrobe. You can also choose Pantone’s Color of 2018 as well, the Ultraviolet that’s still quite popular. Moreover, make sure to have several items that have a nice pattern. Colors and patterns are there to make your look much more interesting, and even though your goal is to be minimalistic, you can add some pizzazz to your combination by choosing to wear something of a unique color or a pattern. Make sure not to mix patterns and colors together, as this can break your whole combination.
Finally, make sure that you’re quite minimalistic. In order to achieve that, you need to have as many minimalistic items in your wardrobe as possible – plain jeans, white, grey and black tees, and very simple sweaters. Wearing one of these with a bold piece is always a great idea.
To sum up, these are the five most important rules for a fashionable gay man. Simply follow them and you’ll see how people will approach you – perhaps you will be the next Joan Rivers from Fashion Police!