The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines dapper as neat and trim in appearance. To be a dapper man, you must be stylishly put together from head to toe. Although getting into fashion can be overwhelming, with a few tips, you can easily become a trendsetter.
Personal style doesn't have anything to do with your body type, face shape, or your age. To get the menswear that works best for you, start by tailoring any style advice to meet your unique tastes––that's "how to dress well" step one. Young men and old can turn heads with a man's wardrobe that works just for them.
So, whether you want to perfect your casual style or you prefer formalwear, this style guide is here to give you some fashionable pointers. Without further adieu, here are our top style tips for men!
Pro Tip: Don’t skimp on socks!
Although they aren’t always visible, wearing fashionable socks can make or break your style game. For one, when you sit down in your fitted blue jeans, chinos, or dress pants, your pant leg rises up. You want to have on high-quality, chic socks that go with your outfit for this exact reason.
Price: Starting at $13.75/month
What You’ll Get: Southern Scholar specializes in curating men's dress socks in different colors! All of their socks are top-of-the-line and won’t budge throughout your entire workday. Each month they'll send a new pair of professional dress socks and their signature style card.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 2 business days from ordering, then on the 1st for future boxes
Pro Tip: Add a pop of color with pocket squares
With pocket squares, you can add the finishing touches of color to your outfit. Be aware of how your pocket square looks in comparison to your tie. You’ll want to fold the pocket square in half twice and then place it in your dress shirt pocket with one-fourth of an inch showing.
Price: Starts at $9.75/month
What You’ll Get: Get dapper all in one box with the Styled Man Box! The perfect gift for any man, they send only the latest and greatest in men’s fashion accessories from pocket squares to sunglasses. And their products are perfectly tailored to meet the needs of each individual subscriber.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of the following month
Pro Tip: Keep your beard perfectly groomed!
If you enjoy having a beard (or some other sort of facial hair), using a natural beard wash will keep your face smelling clean and looking fresh. Beard washes like Wild Man Beard Wash gently cleanses the pores, removes flaky skin, and promotes beard health.
Price: Starts at $6.75/month
What You’ll Get: You know the amount of attention you give to your hairstyle? Do the same for your facial hair and incorporate whisker maintenance into your daily routine. Beard Care Club sends all-natural balms, oils, and waxes that soften and promote beard growth, making it a men's style essential.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 5th-7th of the following month
Pro Tip: Grow your collection of neckties
If you haven’t mastered the necktie yet, now is your chance to do so. Instead of scoffing at the dress code, embrace it! A carefully knotted necktie can pull your look together and make those colors pop.
Price: Starts at $8.25/month
What You’ll Get: Spiffster Club sends you only the best ties out there. Each month, they send premium ties that are made with high-quality, fashionable materials. They tailor each box to the subscriber’s preference, delivering everything from traditional classics and bowties to mod skinnies.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 22nd of the month
Pro Tip: Graphic T-shirts can be smart casual
"Smart casual" is often defined by layering a button-down shirt or a two-button polo shirt with a blazer, and styling it with a pair of dark skinny jeans and suede Chelsea boots. But this look has wiggle room! So, if the mood strikes, swap out those solids for colorful graphic tees.
Price: Starts at $22.00/month
What You’ll Get: The Pub Shirt Club specializes in custom-designed Irish pub T-shirts featuring authentic artwork from pubs across Ireland. Simply choose if you prefer a slightly baggy classic heavyweight shirt or a lighter vintage-style slim fit, and your smart casual outfit is complete.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 2nd of each month
Pro Tip: Accessories matter!
The rule of thumb when it comes to men's accessories is that less is more. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't grow a solid collection so you have plenty of options. What matters is choosing well-made, top-quality pieces that can coordinate well with your favorite outfits.
Price: Starts at $20.00/month
What You’ll Get: SprezzaBox is here to add the finishing touch to your business (or business casual) looks. Centering around a fun theme, each box sends a collection of trendy men's accessories like classic-patterned ties, colorful dress socks, watches, and pocket squares.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 5 business days of ordering
Pro Tip: Get expert guidance on fashion trends
No one said it was easy to stay in-the-know on the latest trends. Even if you're an avid GQ reader, it can be time-consuming and pricey to purchase today's styles. Want to know a valuable life hack when it comes to men's fashion? Find yourself a style guru!
Price: Starts at $13.75 CAD/month
What You’ll Get: More than just a subscription box, King x Portland is an affordable, accessible style guru that makes house calls. Their experts can help you dress up your new suit jacket with a timeless floral-patterned tie, or flash a pair of their signature socks beneath your favorite pair of jeans.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada mid-month