Essential Items for Today’s Sharp-Dressed Sexy Man

The 60’s were such elegant times for America, with when men in gorgeous slim-cut suits.  It’s all coming back again (with the help of Mad Men) and  women couldn’t be happier.  There is nothing quite as sexy as a sharp dressed man.

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Robin Edwards | French Cuff LinksFrench cuffs Cuff-links are a statement.  They are the crowing jewel to a well tailored suit, sport coat, or even with jeans. It shows your attention to detail.  When wearing something understated, go for a bolder pair of cuff links with color or wear a pair that is an expression of your personality.

Argyle Socks  Argyle socks are just sexy.  It shows you know how to put an outfit together with
colors, which women know is rare in men.

Eye Glasses – Most men are self-conscience about glasses but you can find some great eye glasses that are sexy and inexpensive.  Try for inexpensive custom glasses that are really hot.  I personally love the look of a man in a suit and glasses.

Cashmere sweater – Have you ever felt a baby cashmere sweater?  Cashmere sweaters are beautiful in the fall/winter and there are so many gorgeous colors to choose from.  Try baby blue, sage, or camel. Wear with a collar dress shirt and jeans or under your sport coat.  Pre-Seasoned priced now amazingly affordable luxury in V Necks, crews and classic cardigans.

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Robin Edwards | Gingham ShirtGingham shirt The blue & white gingham shirt is a classic.  You can wear it with everything from jeans to wool trousers and even a suit.  When wearing a tie, the perfect look would be a classic silk knit tie.  It shows a smart style.  Checks show confidence!

No pleats and no cuff on trousers – A flat front trouser streamlines the body and makes you appear thinner!  More and more men are turning toward the fitted, straight leg, no pleats and no cuff style.  This look is beautiful.  Once you go “No pleats/No cuff”, I promise you will never go back.

A nice watch – A watch is your finishing touch so make it nice and unique.

Brown shoes/Brown belt – One of the most overlooked areas of stylish dressing is the relationship between belts and shoes.  The first point to make regarding belts and shoes is that you should not actually match them, they should compliment each other.  They should work together visually but not match so closely that it looks like you purchased them as a set.  The darker the shoe is the darker the belt should be. Chocolate brown shoes and a light brown belt are not advisable.  See my website for a great selection of belts.

Performance Navy Blazer – – What do GEORGE Clooney and GEORGE Armani have in common?  They both understand the importance of the Performance Navy Blazer.  In the Men’s clothing world, this blazer is making a dramatic comeback. The Performance Navy Blazer is back on as being one of, if not the most important components in any man’s wardrobe.

Great haircut – Lot’s of bad haircuts out there guys.  Sorry but true.  Go through a magazine, pick out a haircut you like, bring it to your hairstylist/barber and say, “I want this!”

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Robin Edwards | Slim Cut SuitSlim cut suit–  – There are many different types of slim cut suits; this one is called the Wall Street. The sport coat has 2 buttons, Flap pockets, Notch Lapel and center vent. The trousers are Euro which sits narrow in the seat and thigh and has no pleats and no cuff.

Sunglasses – Ah, Sunglasses.  When searching for the right pair it is important to make sure the style goes with the style of clothing you are wearing and make sure the color matches your skin tone.  It’s not the price that matters but how well they suit you and compliment the shape of your face

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Robin Edwards | Protege JeansGreat jeans  You have heard of “Mom jeans”, well there are lot’s of men wearing “Dad jeans” as well.  Invest in a nice pair of Denim.  My favorite is our Protégé Edit Wash.  Classy, dress up or casual but always elegant and they have something magical in these jeans that gives every man that wears them the perfect butt.

Polished shoes – Did you know that one of the first things BOTH men and women notice about you are your shoes? “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” very well may have been describing what people think as they evaluate the condition of your footwear.  Why do you think “well heeled” means “wealthy”?  Polish your shoes when you first buy them and before you wear them, then on a regular basis.

A scarf  or a Pocket  Square  It’s amazing to me how many men do not wear scarves.  A scarf completes your outfit and makes it easy to update your look or change the look of an outfit.  A beautiful scarf is sexy.  Simply wearing a pocket square in the pocket of a nice shirt jacket turns the entire ensemble from perfectly fine to superbly refined.  These are the details that define your style.

Sport coat, jeans, and cuff links There is something so sexy about a man dressed in jeans and cuff links. It’s just that little extra “something” that makes him stand out from the rest.

A smile  A smile goes a long way & it is amazing to me how many people walk around all day and do not smile.  It’s OK to look at someone, say hi, and smile.  Wear a smile.  It could be your best accessory.


Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Robin Edwards | Men's Fashion CornerAs Founder and Executive Director of Suit UrSelf, Robin grew up near the garment district in NY where she first discovered her passion for color and design.  She has been living in San Diego for over 25 years raising her family in the Penasquitos Canyon area.

Robin also founded Pacific Business Promotions, where she worked with many local and national companies including Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Downey Savings and Hendrick Motorsports, to create corporate apparel programs as well as working with non profits such as American Cancer Society and American Red Cross to promote and fundraise with them thru the use of media, promotional marketing and brand awareness.

Spending much of her career in the financial, business and adverting arenas, Robin knows first hand how wardrobe choices and personal style make a significant impact in how clients and colleagues perceive you and more importantly, how you project and feel about yourself in both business and in your personal life.


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