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Hi. Iím Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real Men Real Style. And today, I'm going to be
talking about nine style tips for young men. All right. If you havenít already, make sure
you subscribe to our YouTube channel. Weíve got a lot of great videos out there on menís
style. In addition, if you want to read the article, the link should be right below this
video. So, without further ado, let me jump in. Okay. What is the first style tip for
the young man?
One: he needs to pay attention to his footwear. So many young men, we get away with wearing
running shoes all the time. And occasionally, we have to wear a suit, and we wear a dress
shoes. But between the running shoes and dress shoes, we have no idea. You need to learn
more about good-looking, casual footwear. Put the running shoes to the side. And unless
youíre running, put them off. And sandals do not count.
Sandals should be over here, when you go to the beach. Look for, you know, casual leather
shoes that look good. You know, start off, you know, go ahead and go for a rubber sole.
But, you want something thatís leather, that looks great with a pair of jeans and itís
going to be immediately noticed. So, go out there. Youíre going to spend probably at
least a $100. But, update your casual footwear. Okay.
Number two: dress like a man not like a boy. Whatís the difference? Okay. Boys wear T-shirts
all the time. They donít pay attention to how they look. They just look sloppy. They
donít tuck in their shirts. They wear running shoes with jeans. I mean, thatís how boys
in college dress. Men understand that people are making first impressions every time they
meet and that they need to present themselves professionally. Men throw on a sports jacket.
Men wear colored shirts. Men pay attention to how they look. So, start to dress like
Number three: ignore fashion. You canít afford it. Okay. So, fashionówhatís in free fashion
and style? Iíve talked about it in other videos. But fashion is fleeting. It moves
all over the place. You canít catch it. I mean, even these female style icons or, you
know, divas, they can barely stay on top of this stuff. So, as men that really donít
pay much attention to thisóand believe me, I donít actually pay that much attention
Style is great because you can look at your grandfather and you can see what worked for
him. And in fact, look at some pictures of your grandfather. And youíll notice that
he could actually come to the year 2011, walk around and actually his suit and everything
unique, you wouldnít actually look half bad. And in fact, you would be able to fit in.
Theyíre called the iron wearing [0:02:36] [Phonetics].
I could wear this 15 years from now and Iím still going to fit in. Iím still going to
look good. This is style. Fashion, it doesnít look good a year from now. So, those Crocsóyeah,
that was fashion. Okay.
Number four: take care of your clothing. Okay. So, if no one has explained this to you, clothing
is made from different fiber types. And you have to treat it and you have to care for
it differently. A suit jacket, you can never throw in a washing machine. That wool sweater,
you cannot throw it in the washing machine. You have to carefully wash wools. Now, cottons,
totally different story. You can be much more rougher with cottons.
But then, there are, you know, garments which are a mixture and youíve got to be very careful.
Learn to read the tag. Pay attention to the tag. And unless you have someone there with
experience, be very careful about washing your higher-end garments. You know, your best
bet is going to try to keep everything you own cotton up until your dress clothing. All
Number five: you need to own one suit. Charcoal gray is probably going to be the safest fabric
for youóa solid charcoal gray suit. Keep this style classic andóbut you have to have
the suit. And donít think that youíre going to get a suit when you need one. Because when
you need one, youëre going to have to like [0:03:59] [Phonetics] 24 hours. And you donít
want to spend that time, you know, when all your buddies are out having a great time at
theÖat the bachelor party.
Youíre out, you know, trying to track down a suit and sweating about it. Or, if itís
a big interview, you donít want to be spending your time looking for a suit when you could
be preparing for the interview. Every man, whether he be a mechanic, whether he be a
janitor, whether he be a banker, he needs to have one complete, great-looking suit that
fits in properly. Okay.
Number six: shirts. Start off with whites and blues. Your first five shirtsóthree whites,
two blues. Not too dark of a blue because that makes it a bit casual to two light blues,
three whitesómake sure they fit your properly. Focus on the fit. Make sure they fit you in
the collar, they fit you in the cuffs, have them darted in the body to remove some of
that fabric. And the great thing is that those shirts will be interchangeable with that charcoal
[0:05:00] Youíre going to have five outfits. So thatís
what you want. After you have those five basic shirts, then you can expand off into other
colors and try to experiment.
Number seven: need a dark pair of fitted jeans. Now, these are not distressed jeans. These
are not jeans that are stone-washed. Dark-coloredóthey almost look like, you know, very dark indigo
or black. And what youíre looking for here is something that you could wear with one
of the shirts. Gives you a bit more of a casual look. So, weíre starting to build an interchangeable
Number eight: expand beyond denim. So, notice I said only, you know, have one pair of darks.
You can have two pairs of darks. You can have three pairs of darks. But, no matter how many
pairs of dark jeans you have, you need to have something else besides jeans, you know,
when it comes to trousers or pants. So, look to incorporate khakis. Wool flannel trousers
Theyíre not this, you know, so wool flannel trousers, theyíre not the same as suit trousers.
Theyíre something different. Khakis have various styles. Look to have something else
besides denim. All right.
Number nine: donít always wear a t-shirt. Look to wear a shirt with a collar. If youíre
wearing t-shirts six to seven days out of the week, we have a problem. Incorporate polo
shirts. Take out some sport, you know, some dress shirts or there are some work shirts
or sports shirts, something with a collar. Thatís what you want. Thatís how a man dresses.
I mean, a collared shirt just looks so much better. And pay attention to the fit. Okay.
Those are my nine quick tips for the young man. If you havenít already, make sure to
subscribe to the YouTube channel right above here. If you want to learn more, check out
the article and check out our website, Real Me Real Style. Thereís a lot of great information
out there for young men, for older men, for medium-age men. [Laughs] Hope you enjoy it.
Take care. Bye-bye.