Men's Rules of Style

source: details men's style by Daniel Peres 

TAKE AN HONEST LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND BE REALISTIC ABOUT WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE coming to terms with your body type can be liberating. Once you start wearing suits and trousers cut precisely to fit you, you'll realize this. No man looks elegant in a too-tight jacket or baggy pants.

80% of style is having the right clothes for the occasion .
Dress codes may have relaxed in recent years, but there are still rules. When in doubt, err on the formal side- and if you're going to a business meeting or a cocktail party, you're better of wearing a tie.

DON'T try to dress like a movie star unless you're one Just because Brat Pitt or Johnny Depp can pull it off doesn't mean you can. Go ahead and experiment with trends now and then, but don't wear a pork-pie hat because you saw a celebrity do it.

ALL TOGETHER NOW When you're dressing make sure that you consider the whole look. Your jacket, shirt, tie, pants, and shoes might all be great pieces, but do they work together? Stylish dressing is about creating an overall effect.

It's Okay to wear a uniform. 
If you feel most comfortable in a charcoal suit with a pale tie and a pocket square, wear a variation on that outfit five days a week. powerful men have signature looks. 

CLASSICS are classics for a reason 
Men's style has changed little over the past one hundred years. you shouldn't be the person who tries to break the mold. When in doubt, ask yourself, "What would Cary Grant do?"

Be inquisitive. 
if a friend is looking particularly sharp go ahead and find out where he buy his threads. Chances are his answer will broaden your horizons.

Don't try too hard 
Strive for being stylish rather that fashionable and remember that the most important person to dress for is you