Men have far more limited clothing options than women. It can be difficult to look sharp while in casual dress, so striking the balance between being the best-dressed man in the room without being overdressed is hard. Here are a few tips to help you find the balance.

  1. Dress for maturity

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Have the courage to be a sharp dressed man

It’s time to get rid of all those funny graphic tees, fellas. Fashion trends come and go, but style is forever — and ‘silly’ t-shirts were never stylish. Instead, focus on building an outfit composed of a few simple pieces: a solid-color tee, a pair of dark jeans, and loafers. It’s a casual look, but still screams sophisticated to anyone paying attention. Maturity is what separates the boys from the men and will give you an edge up on your less-dressed brethren.

  1. Wear jeans that actually fit

Far too many men wear baggy jeans. Even worse are those who wear skinny jeans. Your jeans should fit your form and not hang loose; in other words, a pair of jeans should fit nicely with or without a belt. Make sure they don’t pool around your feet, either; if they do, it means the jeans are too long. It’s perfectly acceptable to get jeans tailored. Look for a reliable brand that’s been around for a while. Don’t be afraid to shell out between $50 and $100 for a pair of jeans; while it’s an investment, well-made jeans will last for years.

  1. Add a blazer

You’d be amazed at the power of a plain tee and a blazer. Finding the right sort of blazer takes a bit of effort, however; make sure you’re actually looking at a blazer (sometimes called a sports coat) rather than a suit jacket. And look for a color other than black. Navy blue and beige are perfect for casual wear, but black looks too business-like to fit in most situations.

For many men, dressing sharp and remaining casual will mean an update to their wardrobe. While it’s a worthwhile investment, many will be unwilling to shell out the money in order to afford it. Luckily, there’s a solution: coupons. There are a number of different companies like Discountrue that offer coupons and discounts for clothing of all sizes. Shop smart, or better yet, ask your girlfriend to help: you better believe she’ll know how to find the deals.