How to Dress for a Casual Night Out - Men

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How to Dress for a Casual Night Out  - Men
Dress for a Casual Night Out - Men

Adhere to a few quick tips to look suave on a casual night out, be it to a sports bar or lounge, informal dinner party or restaurant.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Men's T-shirts
  • Men's Dress Shirts
  • Men's Dress Shoes
  • Mens' Dress Pants
  • Mens' Sweaters
  • Cologne

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Look and smell clean. Style your hair and shave off the five o'clock stubbly bits; use cologne sparingly; check under your fingernails for dirt.

  2. 2

    Dress in layers. Try a collared shirt, either button-down or polo, beneath a casual jacket. Or wear a T-shirt under a crew or V-neck sweater in wool or cashmere. A mock or full turtleneck can also look stylish.

  3. 3

    Experiment with how close-fitting your shirts and sweaters are.

  4. 4

    Wear jeans, khakis or slacks, depending on how casual the outing is. Flat-front pants look more casual than those with pleats.

  5. 5

    Remember that pants should be long enough to drape comfortably over the tops of your shoes without scraping the ground.

  6. 6

    Select socks tastefully: No white athletic socks with dressier, nonsneaker shoes. No light socks with dark pants. If you anticipate taking your shoes off at any point, verify that your socks are hole-free.

Tips and warnings

  • It can't be said often enough: White socks with dark pants are unforgivable.

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