Computer programmers have a bad wrap for wearing nasty jeans and a goofy tee-shirt to work. Being holed up in front of a computer for 8+ hours a day with little outside contact can lead to poor hygiene and poor fitting clothes. I'm trying to change this stereotype one outfit at a time. Clothes that are slim fitting and well tailored make the wearer more attractive.
Items to avoid:
- Pleats - they add poofiness to your lower midsection that isn't flattering. Pleats make you look fat
- Square toed shoes - they make your feet look small and are unflattering
- Slip on shoes (not loafers or boat shoes) - you're one step away from Velcro. Step up and get some laces!
- Baggy or boot cut jeans - if you're skinny, I recommend slim fit jeans, other wise go with a straight leg
- Cargo pants or shorts - add a lot of bagginess to your legs
- Wrap around sunglasses - unless you're on a boat or playing a sport, they look cheesy
- 1MX Shirt - Well fitting shirt that is offered in slim fit and extra slim fit. It's offered in 20+ colors
- Photographer Pants and Suit Jacket - Their slimmest pant and jacket that are well made and come in a variety of patterns
- Argyle Socks - Attractive socks that last for many wears
- Summer: Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoe. Stick with the original and you can wear them all summer.
- Fall: Clarks Originals Men's Desert Boot in Beeswax. These tend to run a size large, so if you're an 11, pick up the 10. They work well with jeans or khakis.
- Winter: Duck Boots if you live where it snows or Red Wing Beckman 6" boot where it just gets cold
- Spring: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top. Find a color you like and wear it with shorts, khakis, or jeans.
If you're looking for more resources on men's fashion, check out the following:
- Male Fashion Advice on reddit
- Dappered blog - affordable men's style
- Art of Manliness - be a better man!
- Effortless Gent
- Real Men Real Style