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34 Game-Changing Style Tips Every Guy Should Know

Your guide to being dapper AF.

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their best style tips for guys. Here are their A+ responses.

1. Make sure your clothes ACTUALLY fit.

Find that trim-but-not-too-tight happy medium that's right for your body. That means jeans shouldn't be baggy, tucked-in dress shirts shouldn't be voluminous, and T-shirts shouldn't look like you're wearing a tent. Likewise, skin-tight clothes aren't the way to go either.Submitted by Matt Michaud, Facebook
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Find that trim-but-not-too-tight happy medium that's right for your body. That means jeans shouldn't be baggy, tucked-in dress shirts shouldn't be voluminous, and T-shirts shouldn't look like you're wearing a tent. Likewise, skin-tight clothes aren't the way to go either.

Submitted by Matt Michaud, Facebook

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2. When you find a shirt or pair of pants that fits well, buy two.

This is especially true if the item is on sale. Just find it in a different color, wash, or pattern. Remember, you have to wear clothes 365 days a year. 👕 👕Submitted by Marc Sauvé, Facebook
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This is especially true if the item is on sale. Just find it in a different color, wash, or pattern. Remember, you have to wear clothes 365 days a year. 👕 👕

Submitted by Marc Sauvé, Facebook

3. Avoid dad jeans at all costs.

You have an ass, so find some jeans that show it. A pair of low-rise, slim-fit jeans will usually do the trick. In the image above, the jeans toward the left are slimmer and more flattering. 👖Submitted by Marc Sauvé, Facebook
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You have an ass, so find some jeans that show it. A pair of low-rise, slim-fit jeans will usually do the trick. In the image above, the jeans toward the left are slimmer and more flattering. 👖

Submitted by Marc Sauvé, Facebook

4. Try on clothes in the store before you buy them.

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Stop whining and just do it! Make sure the clothes fit you well.

Submitted by Connor

5. Get your suits tailored.

Tailored suit transformations: you would have friend zoned him before, but after the transformation? NEVER.

Spend the extra money to get your suits, shirts, and pants tailored. It's more than worth it because 1) you'll look dapper AF, and 2) it'll make your clothes look way more expensive than they actually are. 👔

Submitted by Sasha Koiner, Facebook

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6. Pleats are OK — if they're subtle.

Small pleats on dress pants can give you added flexibility without compromising your look. But if the pleats are too big, your pants will balloon around your waist and make you look shorter.Submitted by Caity Fisher, Facebook
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Small pleats on dress pants can give you added flexibility without compromising your look. But if the pleats are too big, your pants will balloon around your waist and make you look shorter.

Submitted by Caity Fisher, Facebook

7. If you're tall and thin, buy clothes that match your length.

If you're shopping for extra length, shop at big and tall stores that sell extra-long clothes. Regular XXL clothes may give you the length you need, but they'll also give you unneeded width, making your clothes look baggy.Submitted by Kaa
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If you're shopping for extra length, shop at big and tall stores that sell extra-long clothes. Regular XXL clothes may give you the length you need, but they'll also give you unneeded width, making your clothes look baggy.

Submitted by Kaa

8. Roll up the sleeves on your button ups and flannels.

It doesn't matter what your forearms look like. Exposing them makes you instantly more attractive.Submitted by Alexandra
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It doesn't matter what your forearms look like. Exposing them makes you instantly more attractive.

Submitted by Alexandra

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9. Invest in shirts and sweaters.

This is smart for a few reasons: 1) It's very hard to look bad in them, and 2) It's an economical way to create different outfit combos.Submitted by Ryan Gerberding, Facebook
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This is smart for a few reasons: 1) It's very hard to look bad in them, and 2) It's an economical way to create different outfit combos.

Submitted by Ryan Gerberding, Facebook

10. A single nice blazer can revolutionize your wardrobe.

A nice black or dark navy blazer made with quality material is a must-have. Dress it up with a button-up shirt, or dress it down with a T-shirt. It's the Swiss Army knife of apparel.Submitted by Luke Burns, Facebook
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A nice black or dark navy blazer made with quality material is a must-have. Dress it up with a button-up shirt, or dress it down with a T-shirt. It's the Swiss Army knife of apparel.

Submitted by Luke Burns, Facebook

11. If you're in the market for a suit, go for dark charcoal or navy blue.

These two staples, which you can pair with a range of shirt and tie colors, will get you through all four seasons, and they'll NEVER go out of style.Submitted by Patrick
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These two staples, which you can pair with a range of shirt and tie colors, will get you through all four seasons, and they'll NEVER go out of style.

Submitted by Patrick

12. Gym clothes are for the gym. Period.

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Don't wear your workout gear unless you're going to the gym, at the gym, or on your way home from the gym. It's that simple.

Submitted by Swasti

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13. Embrace layering.

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Cardigans, sweaters, and blazers are classic pieces that'll take your style up a notch.

Submitted by Nixon

14. Mix in some color to make things pop.

It's OK to love your blacks and blues and grays, but surprise people every now and then by mixing in some color.Submitted by Connor
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It's OK to love your blacks and blues and grays, but surprise people every now and then by mixing in some color.

Submitted by Connor

15. Fun prints are a great way to add color and personality to your wardrobe.

Just pair them with simple, coordinating pieces.

Submitted by Randy Tapia, Facebook

16. Buy three staple pieces every other season to keep your wardrobe up-to-date.

This way, your wardrobe will look classic, but never out of style.

Submitted by Sasha Koiner, Facebook

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17. Step up your shoe game.

Shoes can make or break an outfit, so if you can only get one thing in your wardrobe right, let it be your shoes. Our suggestion: Go with a pair of chukka boots — you can dress 'em up or down depending on the look you're going for. 👞Submitted by Randy Tapia, Facebook
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Shoes can make or break an outfit, so if you can only get one thing in your wardrobe right, let it be your shoes. Our suggestion: Go with a pair of chukka boots — you can dress 'em up or down depending on the look you're going for. 👞

Submitted by Randy Tapia, Facebook

18. Wear sneakers selectively and sparingly.

Athletic-inspired looks are big right now, but that doesn't mean you should be wearing sneakers every time you step out. Unless you're headed to the gym, athletic shoes are a big no-no. However, feel free to rock a pair of New Balance or fashion sneakers every now and then. 👟Submitted by Marc Sauvé, Facebook
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Athletic-inspired looks are big right now, but that doesn't mean you should be wearing sneakers every time you step out. Unless you're headed to the gym, athletic shoes are a big no-no. However, feel free to rock a pair of New Balance or fashion sneakers every now and then. 👟

Submitted by Marc Sauvé, Facebook

19. Splurge on socks.

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Pairing your outfit with coordinating socks is a great way to tie a look together.

Submitted by Randy Tapia, Facebook

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20. Keep your shoes clean.

And learn how to shine your own shoes!Submitted by Shannon Elizabeth, Facebook
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And learn how to shine your own shoes!

Submitted by Shannon Elizabeth, Facebook

21. Match your belt and shoes.

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Your leather shouldn't be competing.

Submitted by Rebecca Mattison, Facebook

22. Look classy as hell with a good-looking watch.

No matter if it's a Rolex or a $20 watch from Target, wearing a watch makes you look put together while also adding a certain ~vintage~ look that's bound to catch some eyes.Submitted by Andrew Roman, Facebook
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No matter if it's a Rolex or a $20 watch from Target, wearing a watch makes you look put together while also adding a certain ~vintage~ look that's bound to catch some eyes.

Submitted by Andrew Roman, Facebook

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23. If it's bright out, opt for a pair of classic shades.

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Say good-bye to the sports sunglasses you wore during college intramurals. 😎

Submitted by Alex

24. Your tie should complement — not compete with — your shirt.

A good rule of thumb is that the main color of the tie should contrast with your shirt, while a secondary color in the tie should match it. 👔Submitted by Connor
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A good rule of thumb is that the main color of the tie should contrast with your shirt, while a secondary color in the tie should match it. 👔

Submitted by Connor

25. Figure out which hairstyle works best for your face shape.

A nice haircut can really improve a guy's appearance, and nailing a good hairstyle is a gift from the style gods.Submitted by Randy Tapia, Facebook
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A nice haircut can really improve a guy's appearance, and nailing a good hairstyle is a gift from the style gods.

Submitted by Randy Tapia, Facebook

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26. Take the time and style your hair.

It'a waste of time to get all dressed up and then not style your hair. However, don't get carried away with hair gel — a little bit goes a long way.Submitted by Kate
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It'a waste of time to get all dressed up and then not style your hair. However, don't get carried away with hair gel — a little bit goes a long way.

Submitted by Kate

27. Invest in nice cologne...

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Throw away the Axe body spray.

Submitted by Randy Tapia, Facebook

28. ...but use it sparingly.

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There's no need to drown yourself in cologne when going out. A dab'll do ya.

Submitted by Savannah MacAusland, Facebook

29. Trim your nose and ear hair, and get rid of that unibrow.

Look good from a distance and up close! 👃👂Submitted by Jess Wah Lim, Facebook
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Look good from a distance and up close! 👃👂

Submitted by Jess Wah Lim, Facebook

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30. Give your face some TLC.

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Wash and moisturize your face in the morning and at night.

Submitted by Taylor

31. Take care of your hands — your S.O. will thank you for it.

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Keep your nails trimmed, give your hands a good scrub, and moisturize regularly. 👌

Submitted by Fiona

32. Put your personality into what you wear.

Whether it's a quirky tie or a piece of jewelry, make one part of your outfit something about you.Submitted by Dylan Alexandria, Facebook
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Whether it's a quirky tie or a piece of jewelry, make one part of your outfit something about you.

Submitted by Dylan Alexandria, Facebook

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33. Don't be afraid to be caught looking nice.

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A well-dressed man can exude confidence, self-awareness, and maturity without ever saying a word. You want to look like a man and not a boy? Dress like one.

Submitted by Marc Sauvé, Facebook

34. Be comfortable, and be YOU!

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Never wear something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Trust in your own taste and be confident — then the style is all yours! Remember, style is just the icing on the cake, so let it reflect your personality and quirks.

Submitted by Rizaldi

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