Comfort and style aren’t mutually exclusive. Feeling physically comfortable and confident about your appearance go hand in hand. In fact, if you’re not comfortable, you probably don’t feel confident, and vice versa!
Let’s talk about finding comfortable clothing that’s also stylish and ways to achieve stylish comfort that you may not have considered before. You can start by choosing something from your closet you probably don’t often wear. You can easily make it more comfortable, stylish, and wearable.
Getting Comfortable in a Suit
Men’s suits are evolving and that’s truer in 2023 than it’s ever been. Men’s suits are taking off in new, unstuffy directions, so it’s the perfect moment to embrace how comfortable wearing one can be. Now is the perfect moment to dust off some of those “back of the closet” pieces and reimagine them with a sense of casual style.
Banish all thoughts of constricting neckties. Casual styling for suits dispenses with such nonsense! Instead, wear your collar open. Or wear a fitted t-shirt under your jacket. Stuff a snazzy pocket square in the breast pocket and you’re almost there.
The finishing touch, of course, is fit. When your clothes don’t fit properly, you’re not going to feel comfortable or confident. And suits are a bone of contention for men to begin with! So, take the extra, but necessary, step and customize your suit to fit you. You’ll probably find that occasions to wear that suit multiply exponentially. That’s how good you’re going to look and feel in your casually stylish, smartly customized suit!
Those sweatpants you wear while chilling on the couch, as fond of them as you are, must never see the light of day. There are so many smashing alternatives to weathered, well-loved sweatpants now. Great, casual men’s clothing is literally everywhere. The popularity, practicality, and elegance of athleisure and athluxe clothing is a new comfortable way of life and fashion.
Again, look for the right fit to avoid looking “sloppy”. You’re going for stylish swag, so choose well-constructed pieces in beautiful, tactile fabrics. Zip-up hoodies are a menswear fashion trend this year, so find one that fits and feels amazing to wear.
Athleisure is here to stay, offering style and comfort, in one consumer-pleasing package. Add a striking timepiece to turn up the swag several notches. A fine men’s watch signals reliability, responsibility, and all the swag you can handle!
Walk Tall in the Right Footwear
Have the shoes you regularly wear seen better days? Do you contemplate new footwear but hesitate? Hesitate no more because what you’re wearing on your feet is part of the whole picture. Men’s footwear doesn’t have to be “broken in” to the point of being broken down. Comfort and style aren’t mutually exclusive even in this contentious corner of the menswear universe.
Even men’s dress shoes can be comfortable when you know where to look. But your daily footwear, whether a low-cut boot or an athletic shoe, needs to support your foot especially if you stand a lot at work. And keep them looking their best by cleaning or polishing them regularly for maximum style impact.
Style is in the Details
The essence of style is in details that pull any given look together – this creates a statement. Your comfortable clothing may be as stylish on the hanger, but if you’re not attending to all the details you could look disheveled.
Grooming is a key style detail you shouldn’t ignore. Getting your hair cut regularly keeps it healthy but it also makes you feel more confident and well-presented. And while you’re getting your hair cut, spoil yourself with a good, close shave. If you have facial hair, have it trimmed and shaped.
Comfort and style aren’t only not mutually exclusive, they live in perfect harmony. And you can have both, looking and feeling like the best version of yourself with a few clever adjustments.