What’s the most attractive body type number one the triangle. Body talk number two the inverted triangle body type number three the rectangle body type number four the oval body type number five the trapezoid. Now I am gonna reveal the answer here in the next couple minutes but no matter what the answer is, you’ve got a particular body type. Today you’ve got a dress for it.
Now before I get into how to dress for each of the five body touch gentlemen I want to layout three ground rules.
Dress for the body that you have today so that may be great in two months or a year that you will have lost all that weight you want to lose or maybe gain that muscle. You’ll have the ideal body at that time but you can’t walk around naked right now gentleman, you have to dress for the body you have so that interview that big event that you’ve got coming up that date that you want to go in. You’ve still got a dress for the body that you have. This is a great segue into my sponsor Anson belt. So one of the things I love about the Anson besides the interchangeability you have talked about how their buckles and all their belts are interchangeable.
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Rule number two is the foundation point is that your body shape will determine the type of clothing that you want to wear. Don’t fall in the trends so there’s a trend a while back about skinny ties skinny lapels, basically skinny suits all this stuff if you are a triangle-shaped guy. If you are an oval-shaped guy that is just going to make you look like a clown doesn’t matter. If it somewhat fits you it’s not going to fit your body type. Proportion is key here gentlemen and so you’ve got to understand that for your body type there are going to be items that are just going to work better for you.
Foundation point number three is to seek the norm when you’re wearing clothing that you want to do no matter what your body type is. Are you want to basically, have a better balance you. So that you could go towards the norm body type in your society and that goes back to the question at the very beginning the answer is. What body type is most attractive well it depends on where you live and what is the norm body type so the body types in India, the body type in Germany, the body type in Italy the body type in the United States or Mexico it changes it depends.
Here in the United States people are going to be more muscular that’s we put on a pedestal a lot of guys go to the gym. In India they’re going to be a bit thinner, Japan they’re going to be a bit thinner so over there it may be the rectangle. In the United States is going to be more the trapezoid interesting though is because obesity becomes more common. It becomes something viewed as actually more attractive believe it or not the point is. You don’t want to whenever you’re if you have built yourself up. You are bodybuilder don’t put on a jacket that has a lot of shoulder pads. It makes you look like a cartoon and that’s not what we’re looking for.
What we’re looking to do is go towards the norm in your society so the first body type I’m gonna talk about a gentleman is the triangular body type. This can happen early on in life it can also happen a lot later we can happen with weight gain but basically what we see is the hips. The stomach area starts to widen out. The shoulders were naturally may be sloped or they simply you don’t work out. You don’t take care of that area and so they start to slow down you start to hunch over a bit. This is something that you’ve got a build up the shoulder if you can build up the shoulders all a sudden this is going to transform this body type more into a square and a square is much more masculine than a triangle.
The issue with the triangle again goes back to the shoulders weak shoulders are viewed as not masculine so you want to throw on a sports jacket, throw on jackets, wear casual suit throw on blazers. But also bring in denim jackets bring in other a leather jacket always think how can I in a sense build up this area. Can I wear a casual button-up shirt that has epaulets and maybe have the double pockets they have a little bit of it embroidery design?
So, the chest area the shoulder area you’re looking to add a bit of weight to it even sweaters can come in and help out with this. Now when it comes to the hips what you want to do don’t wear anything baggy in the hips so you’re gonna wanna wear things closer in and around here. You also are going to want to make sure the proportion of your shoes. You don’t want to go with anything super large everything down here is as large as you want it to be so you want to work possibly more delicate dress shoes. Things that aren’t gonna look small even though maybe you’ve got size twelve feet.
The next body type I want to talk about is the inverted triangle this is the bodybuilder. This is the guy that spends time in the gym and has built up his upper body now the problem with this many people going to say. I would love that body and love his problems well try going to a tailor I can tell you this is one the most difficult bodies to tailor clothing to and a lot of the stuff he puts on. It makes his upper body look even bigger and his lower body, therefore, becomes disproportional and this is what we want to avoid. So the guy with this body, he wants to build up his lower body. He’s going to do this by focusing on shoes that make his feet look a little bit bigger.
He wants to look at boots he wants to look at maybe textured shoes with suede. He wants to look at contrast so something maybe that’s got a contrast in leather to it, something that draws a little bit more attention to his footwear. Then we’re moving up here let’s look at jeans avoid skinny jeans maybe go for a straight cut. You don’t need to go for a loose cut but you want to give something that gives a little bit of extra weight in here when you’re looking at suits. Make sure you avoid jackets that have a lot of padding search out jackets. Especially you know certain ones may be coming out of Italy or that you can get custom made which are going to have no padding in here.
The idea is you’ve already got everything you need up here and you want to come off as simply a guy that looks like he’s in shape, not a guy that you know comes off as this disproportionate. It looks like he’s gonna fall over you know just because he has no weight down here in the lower body. So again we’re trying to avoid the cartoonish look by making your proportions your lower body more balanced.
The next body type is a rectangle body type for many guys this is going to be a great body type to have. But if it starts to be an extreme rectangle where it’s a thin lanky individual. It becomes a lot more difficult so this is where you want to add texture now if you’ve got a normal build I’m relatively five foot nine. What a hundred seven hundred sixty-five pounds, I can tell you clothing is relatively easy to find for me.
But if I was six foot three a hundred and eighty pounds I would you know have that much leaner profile and it becomes much harder to find clothing he doesn’t want to be wearing really thin clothing that makes him look extremely thin. And like he’s malnourished here simply he’s looking for things that are going to add some weight adds some texture so for him unlike many of the other body types he wants to break up that line. So he doesn’t want to necessarily go for monochromatic looks he wants to go for an odd jacket with an odd pair of trousers and what do I mean by that I mean they’re not made from the same fabric you can go with jeans you could go with a sports jacket that’s a great look for a lot of guys.
If he’s going to go for a shirt he can go with one that has a little bit of build maybe the double pockets something that has a little bit of a contrast between the top and the bottom that’s okay. If we focus in on his mid-section a bit because he’s so thin, it’s going to make him maybe not look so thin. He’s going to keep the eye right there at the center the point is. Are we’re looking for balance? We are looking to kind of widen him out a bit and make him look more like the norm.
The next body type I want to discuss is the oval body type. We’re looking to do two things here. We’re looking to stretch out the oval and we’re looking at edges so let me talk about each by stretching out the overall I mean let’s make you look taller. or let’s make you look leaner we can do that with monochromatic looks a suit natural monochromatic look here you’ve got a matching jacket with matching pair of trousers made from the same fabric. It allows the eyes to go up and down when a big man wears this he almost always looks great. Now what you want to avoid is a high contrast outfit so light-colored shirt with a dark pair of trousers that are a nowhere our attention is focused in your mid-section, it just makes you look wider now.
When I’m talking about the edges talking about here on the jacket perhaps. I am talking about the shoes that draw a little bit of attention to themselves. These are your top and bottom areas the jacket right here the shoulders it’s gonna build them it’s going to draw a line right here that’s a great thing. What you don’t want is to have soft in and around that area now with the shoes you want our attention to focus in on the shoes. So you can wear a great pair of boots not only will those give you a little bit of height but they could draw attention. You can go with something with the broguing, something with the contrast leather, something with a bit of suede in it and something with style. Because we’re going to focus in on there and we’re going to say wow this guy’s got style he’s large and in charge.
The next body type is a trapezoid body type one of the easier body types to dress unless he’s extremely tall extremely short or closer to an inverted triangle. But this guy, in general, meant much of the clothing he’s going to try on it’s going to fit in pretty good and that’s where the problems as he’s. He doesn’t get many things adjusted to fit him he tries things off the racks. This is pretty good I’m going to wear it as is so he gets lazy. This body type needs to take everything has to a tailor to get it perfectly adjusted no excuses here. This is one of the easiest body types to dress and I but I see so many guys still screwing it up because they’re wearing clothing that doesn’t fit them. They don’t go out there follow my simple style pyramid where you focus on the fit. You focus in on the function basically what’s the message you want to send you to focus in on the fabric you buy the best you can afford.