Men's Style: Building a Grown Man's Wardrobe

Megan Collins, mens' style blogger (and overall guy enthusiast)

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4 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:26
    • 2. Fit and Measurements

      5:45
    • 3. Wardrobe Essentials

      13:22
    • 4. Outfits

      8:14

Project Description

Compile three “perfect” outfits – business casual workplace, weekend wear, and second date

Fit

  1. Watch the first video lesson and then measure and weigh yourself. You can do this in two ways: go to

    Watch the first video lesson and then measure and weigh yourself. You can do this in two ways: go to a tailor and get your measurements taken, or have a girlfriend or friend do them.

  2. Record the following measurements and save them in your phone for future reference:

    Record the following measurements and save them in your phone for future reference:

    a. neck

    b. natural waist (the smallest part of your torso, where your

    torso bends)

    c. hip (where your pants sit)

    d. chest

    e. sleeve length – from base of neck down to the wrist

    f. inseam

  3. Weigh yourself.

    Weigh yourself.

  4. Once you have taken all of your measurements, either get a shirt tailored to fit properly or buy a n

    Once you have taken all of your measurements, either get a shirt tailored to fit properly or buy a new shirt (or pants, if you would like to) in your true size.  

    Please share a before and after photo in the "Project" section so you can illustrate the finding of your correct fit. 

Essentials

  1. After watching video lesson 2, go through your existing wardrobe and determine what can be kept, wha

    After watching video lesson 2, go through your existing wardrobe and determine what can be kept, what can be altered, and what needs to be tossed.

  2. After you have figured out the foundation you are working with in terms of existing clothing you own

    After you have figured out the foundation you are working with in terms of existing clothing you own, you can now plan out how to fill in the holes of the Grown Man's Wardrobe.  Shopping time! 

  3. Shopping for pieces to fill in your grown man essentials is a gradual process (unless you want to sp

    Shopping for pieces to fill in your grown man essentials is a gradual process (unless you want to splurge on a bit of a spree!), so take your time.  Now that you know your proper fit shopping will be a much easier process.

Outfits

  1. Show your three "perfect" outfits - big meeting at a casual workplace, second date, and weekend wear

    Show your three "perfect" outfits - big meeting at a casual workplace, second date, and weekend wear - either as you’re wearing them on you, or laid out on a hanger, the bed, or the floor.

    Share photos within your "Project" so the rest of the class can see what you have put together. 

    Extra credit: Explain how/why you put each one together and what you like about them.

  2. Build your "Big Presentation" outfit - I have presented a versatile option in the video lesson, but

    Build your "Big Presentation" outfit - I have presented a versatile option in the video lesson, but feel free to mix and match elements. Remember, it is NEVER a problem to be over-dressed, just make sure your outfit isn't so flashy that it overshadows your presentation.

  3. Build your "Second Date" outfit - The sport coat and jeans look can be executed in a number of ways,

    Build your "Second Date" outfit - The sport coat and jeans look can be executed in a number of ways, dressed up with dress shoes or dressed down with cool sneakers.  Other options might include: 

  4. Build your "Weekend" outfit - Trust your polo shirts! Super simple and super comfortable, this look

    Build your "Weekend" outfit - Trust your polo shirts! Super simple and super comfortable, this look will always do you right on the weekends.  A washed oxford could also do the trick.

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