Oh how I love a nicely tailored/dressed man. TIME's Style&Design issue is all about menswear and Tom Ford donning the front cover in superstar style. Man he looks good! 5 buttons on his jacket cuff, a crisp white shirt, and a wool, buttoned vest. He's SUCH a boss. There's a balance to be found though when men dress. At least for my men there are. I don't necessarily want my man to look like he walked off a runway (hence fruity), but there are a few particulars that I think every man should have in his closet. In my humble opinion...
First of all, a fly casual coat or two is a must. You can easily throw it on with some timbs and jeans and even (gasp!) a white tee, and look fresh to death. Spend a little money on your outerwear and any man is SET.
You know what else I love on a man? Sweaters. Pullover sweaters. Soft cashmere ones are the best but wool and cotton will do as well. For some reason, a lot of men are afraid of sweaters. Why is that? Well maybe that was the case back in college. Hopefully dudes have grown since then.
Next, is the watch. I ALWAYS notice a man's watch. A really nice watch says a lot about a man, I believe. It doesn't have to be a Rolex nor a Audemars Piguet watch, but it must be clean. I suggest having a slick black one, and a rugged brown one with stitching detail at least. Build up the collection from there.
I don't even need to mention this, but please have a head to toe nice suit look. That inlcudes the suit, the tie, the shirt, the shoes and the socks. Yes, dress socks ARE important. Go to GAP or Banana Republic and pick up some nice argyle ones for example. Those are always classy.
And last, but DEFINITELY not least (in fact, I should have put this first), is the cologne. Jean Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint Laurent both have incredible scents whose names I can't remember. I just experienced YSL the other day and thought I was going to lose my mind. The right cologne on a sexy man is enough to make me ....mmm.... nevermind. lol.