Ever heard the saying, “rules are meant to be broken”? What it means is that some things shouldn’t be taken as an ironclad rule. Instead, you should think outside of the box and consider only what is valuable. And, you throw the rest to the bin.

Same principle holds true when it comes to styling guides or rules. The internet is a space where you can find abundance of men’s style guides such as on Youtube, Instagram and even blogs.

All those style guides scattered all over the web or in the real world are only meant to be taken as a piece of advice, not as a must-follow rule. Since every one of us has a distinct individuality and we know what’s best for us, we should take the valuable bits from all those advices and follow whatever fits our sartorial criteria.

Keeping all the above in mind, we have put together a quick list of some style rules that are, although, followed universally but need reconsideration.

High Quality Means Branded or Expensive Items

To some extent, yes it may be true. After all, why would someone be interested in coughing up a hefty sum? Keep in mind that sometimes you are paying excessive money on a piece of item only because of the brand tag on it.

Remove the brand tag, and it will look nothing different than other items on the pile. Anyway, you should always go for the quality of fabric and the stitching that has been done it. Apart from the quality, you should also consider whether the item would go well with the overall ensemble or not.

Suits Look Best on Every Man

Indeed, suits are the epitome of sartorial elegance. Suits bestow a buoyant and high-class looks upon the wearer. However, what you need to keep in mind here that not all suits would give off the stylish looks you desire.

In fact, the most important thing you need to consider when it comes to suits, or any other garment for that matter, is the fit. If you have the right fit suit, even the most basic style or pattern would look good. If the fit isn’t right, no matter how high-quality fabric or stitching of the suit would be, it won’t look good at all.

Do Not Derail from Current Trend

If you don’t know how to get started with clothing, simply follow the current trend. They may give you a good head start on what is current in fashion, but if you follow it too religiously, you would end up becoming a superficial person.

Don’t let trends derail you from your unique individuality or style. Secondly, you don’t know how long the trend would last: a month, a year or two.

Simply, follow the basic principles of styling and you would be fine. You might wonder, what are those principles? It is the fit, functioning and tone of the garment, for starters.

Always Wear Slim Fit or Roomy Garment

It is common to hear people saying that people with large body frame should wear spacious garment, while people with thinner frame should go for a slim fit. Yes, the advice may sound great but you shouldn’t follow it readily.

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t need to follow anything readily. As mentioned earlier, fit is an essential component of right dressing. However, it is important to consider other aspects as well. For instance, if a person with a large body frame would go all out with roomy clothing, he might look like a tent.

When it comes to fit, make sure that it should be fit enough to feel comfortable to wear and flexible to move. 

Final Thoughts

It is important to give some thinking to the piece of advice you are receiving from others. Keep in mind that advice is the opinion or suggestion of others. Nobody is forcing you to practice what they preach. You need to give your thoughts as well.