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A guide to help the average man... look less average

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Making style mistakes

Mark Kwak

 Source: GQ

Just like anything else, becoming a better dresser takes time and practice.

One thing that people continually forget is that in understanding the rules of style and becoming more comfortable with proper fit, it takes a lot of trial and error. And it's completely okay.

During my "style improvement journey," I can think of one too many times where I dressed pretty sloppily, wearing overtly baggy jeans or old T-shirts that were three sizes too large. As time went on though, I started shedding those pieces in favor of more fitted and attractive clothing. It was a process (one that took years), and I'm still not at the finish line, nor do I expect to be anytime soon. It's a learning process, one that takes a lot of patience and perhaps some risk.

Also, I know I'm definitely not alone in going through it.

In this moment, I can think of two amazing menswear icons that have had quite drastic style evolutions in the past decade: Andre 3000 and Daniel Craig. Check out those links to see how their style has changed over the years.

To be frank, these folks clearly did not know what they were doing even as recently as a couple years ago. However, they continually experimented, sometimes wearing embarrassing and ridiculous clothes along the way, ultimately evolving into the excellent dressers they are today.

So in all, don't be afraid to take some risks and even make mistakes in this process of dressing better. We all go through it, and it will only help you make wiser decisions as you move forward.

Celebrity Styles: Suits

Mark Kwak

It's no secret- I love suits. In fact, I love suits so much, I've literally put on a suit just to watch a television show called Suits... in my living room. Sad? Maybe...

Awesome? I think so.

Now I'd love more than anything to elaborate on what you should look for in a suit, what colors you should get, or how suits should fit on you, but in the interest of time, I will leave that for a future post.

Instead, I'd like to show you some celebrities that I look up to, when needing some Suitspiration.

Gabriel Macht - Harvey Specter (Suits)

Harvey Specter is a man of power, and he dresses the part. He generally dons a 3 piece suit by Tom Ford, with peak lapels and a strong shoulder line. The cut of his suits is slim, but not too slim, as he isn't trying to give off a "trendy" look. Ties are also a bit more wide, matching the width of his broad lapels. Recommended for someone who wants to look like a man of pure authority and power, not a man of trends and modernity.

Matt Bomer - Neal Caffrey (White Collar)

This is the sleek and sexy look. Generally, Neal Caffrey wears a two-piece suit with a very slim silhouette, thin notch lapels, a tie, tie bar, and pocket square. His dress shirts and accessories are made by Thomas Pink and his suits by Paul Smith. Very different from Harvey Specter in that Neal's suits fit much more modern and hip. The narrow shoulders, thin lapels, and high armholes all contribute to this. If you want to be known as the "impeccably stylish man of today," learn from Neal Caffrey.

Daniel Craig - James Bond (Casino Royale)

Ah, James Bond. My ultimate role model. Always dressed to the 9s in Brioni or Tom Ford suits. I think the beauty of the suit that Bond wears is its simplicity. It's all about basic colors and precise tailoring, nothing more, nothing less. Also, we mustn't forget that Bond is the epitome of pure confidence, which ultimately makes the suit look better than it probably is. We should never forget this. Wear your outfits with confidence, and your appearance will all of a sudden change for the better.