We spoke to fashion expert and wardrobe consultant Alfred Green. He works with men who are in transition looking to get back into the workforce.
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His ministry to help can be found on the Broken Walls Ministries' website.
His motto is "Fashion can be bought, but style is taking nondescript items, marrying them together in such a way that yields a cohesive look."
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Here is what Green says are major fashion mistakes:
- Not cutting the label off the suit sleeve
- Not opening the vents on the back of the suit
- Wearing suspenders and a belt
Green says on the last one that wearing both suspenders and a belt are like wearing two watches on one wrist. Don't do it!
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Green's Top Fashion Tips
- Shop your size: If you put on your blazer/jacket and it forms an 'X' at the chest, it's too small.
- Step out of your comfort zone by incorporating accessories to enhance your look. Think pocket squares, tie bars, lapel pins, a watch or other wristcandy.
- Mixing patterns, textures and complimentary colors gives a look depth and a certain richness you can't obtain from solids.
- If you by off the rack, take it to a tailor or ANY place that does alterations for a more custom feel/look.
Green says the best dressed men are successful for a number of reasons:
- Confidence: They are comfortable in their skin, which exudes far beyond clothes.
- They pay attention to detail.
- Subscribe to men's publications to stay in the loop on what's trending.
- They surround themselves with others who have the same passion for fashion, thus pushing them to be the best versions of themselves.
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