The 5 most common mistakes you are making with your clothes

Every man will always think about his look twice – or more – before leaving home. And this is totally true, it may even sound contradictory to the supposed statistics that affirm that women are the ones who care most about their outfit to avoid mistakes.

The masculine sector cares about the details and is more meticulous in questions such as what it transmits through certain scents of a fragrance or how to achieve always look good in matters of beard and mustache. However, this can affirm that the true esencia de essence of masculine elegance lies in the details. But, although every man worries about the physical aspect, there will always be issues that will remain pending. Errors that, perhaps, you are committing at the time of dressing and still you have not noticed.

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In matters of style, the gentleman must explore beyond the basic rules: classic combinations, necessary clothes in the closet, mixtures of prints and, of course, how to tie a tie. Without diving into classes on how to combine textures or identify each  style of shoes; there are almost unforgivable points at this point.

We list the most common mistakes you are making when dressing and explain why you should share it with everyone around you. But first, start by avoiding them at all costs.

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All coats and bags, in the lower back, have an X-shaped seam that joins two cuts. Far from being a decorative seam, this stitching is part of the delivery codes of whoever makes it. The “x” prevents the garment from wrinkling or bending, and the cuts allow a better movement when walking. So, give your bag another checked. If you find the X-shaped seam, remove it immediately!


The vast majority of suits and blazers have the label, slightly stitched, on the sleeve of the bag. And it is very common to see more than one, looking elegant in any event, but with the label in the sleeve. No, it is not there intentionally or because of design issues. The label only serves to differentiate the brands in the retails or locate them more easily on the hangers. The rule is simple: the moment you buy a suit, you undo the label.

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An ironic question that emphasizes a big mistake. It is not so difficult to identify that sports socks have a particular function and, likewise, have “dress” socks. The yarn socks are the ones we know all our lives and accompany the formal garments. Now, you can also experiment a little more in matters of colors and prints, but, always, with this style of sock.


Sure, on multiple occasions you came to claim that you made the mistake of buying pants without bags or that the pockets of your blazer were only fictitious. And not! It is not like this. All the tailoring clothes have pockets, but, for quality of confection, these must be delivered sewn with a stitch called basting. The simple stitching means that the blazer is not deformed in the warehouses or hangers. Do not forget to remove all the baskets where you see that the entrance of a pocket is formed.

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There is a golden rule that will summarize everything: “sometimes, always, never“. Remember this phrase whenever you leave the house with a blazer on. The quote refers to the three buttons that a sack has: the first button, SOMETIMES, you can be fastened, the second ALWAYS and the last button, NEVER. In case the bag only has two buttons, the first always and the last never.

Another important fact is that when you sit down you must unbutton all; Without exceptions.

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