Two important things before we begin: One, in case you haven’t been told this yet, males have a much higher chance of being partially or fully colorblind from birth, so this may make things difficult for some of you.
Being colorblind means you see colors differently than most people and sometimes have a hard time distinguishing between certain ones, like red and green. If you’re not sure you’re colorblind, go online and take a simple test that’ll take less than three minutes.
After that you can try to branch out into maybe navy blue, but beyond that you don’t need much.♦◊♦There’s your basics, boys.
Stick with these and you’re ahead of probably at least 80% of grown men, which is something to be proud of.
As a way of illustrating a lot of the things I just mentioned, let’s take a look at my fashion evolution from 8th grade until my adult years.
Hopefully this article will avoid you having to do what I did, slowly and painfully learning this stuff over the course of 15 years.
This is a monumental waste of energy and a surefire path to anxiety and at least mild depression.
Trust me; this pretty much sums up the decades of my teens and twenties.
They’re just too dark to look good with most dress shirts, and in the most basic sense, they’re just such a common choice for men that you’d best avoid them in order to distinguish yourself a bit.
Light grey, dark grey and tan khaki are three pant colors that should be the first you buy.
Saving up probably won’t be easy for those of you who have to work an after-school job to buy your own clothes like I had to, but I don’t think you’re going to find the right level of durability, quality and style unless you drop at least 0.
Nordstrom Rack and Designer Shoe Warehouse are great stores to look for significantly reduced, awesome-looking dress shoes, so start there if you want to save sometimes up to 100 bucks.
Avoid black dress pants, unless as part of a full, black suit.