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A quick guide to Universal Style: Look good always and everywhere(Pics included)
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RSDLatos

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Out here in LA, one of the Mecca's of fashion, I see some of the best dressed people in the world along with some of the worst. Fashion trends like Affliction, Ed Hardy, deep V-neck tshirts, etc. are fashionable until the select few that wear it become the majority.



Unless you're rich and have the disposable income to keep up with monthly fashion trends, you've probably had a hard time staying fashionable so heres the quick guide to staying fashionable

1. Go Brandless:
Limit the clothing you purchase to everything thats unbranded. Nothing you wear should have a brand imprinted for everyone to see. Being branded will put you in a category that other people that wear it are. If you really must, keep one or two brands that you really like. I like Nike, but i wont buy a Nike shirt with a giant swoosh imprinted making me look like a walking billboard.

This
NOT


2. Wear Primary Solid Colors :

To add on to brandless clothing, I always keep a shirt the same color.

The only time i stray from this is adding color to the lining or accent piece on the clothing as such:


Stay away from bright colors like:

I will however say that sometimes bright colors in the spring or summertime  are great standout pieces for Layering

3. Layering-
When you look at most move stars or global icons, they always look like they have a unique sense of style because they are layering. This is were you individualize yourself from others by adding multiple layers of clothing.

In the fall/winter you would do it like this:
:

In the spring/summertime, you'd layer excessories like Johnny Depp:

He wears multiple necklessas, multiple bracelets, some rings as well.

If you dont like wearing jewlery like myself you can keep it really simple with a watch, an understated necklace, and maybe a hat/glasses:



4. Wearing clothes that FIt:
Dont sag your jeans, wear shirts that fit. Sagging jeans may work in the US, but anywhere else in the world you look homeless. Plus who wants to walk around pulling their pants up every 20 seconds. When you wear baggy shirts everything just looks off. the seam of the shirt should stop at the edn of your sholder. If the Shoulder seam isnt pointing up but instead to the side, then your shirt is too big. Your pants should, at longest, rest an inch above the heel of your shoe.
Wrong Way:

Right way:

5. Jeans
This needs a category on its own. Once again buy jeans that are one color through, and arent pre-distressed, I prefer Levi's. There are two types of normal jeans.

One type is pre-washed, which will hold their look for a long time, without conforming to your body:


The other is Raw Denim. Raw denim is meant to be worn for half a year without washing, so that the jeans take on a unqiue character of their own, which will only fit YOU. Every crevice, every tear, every fold will fit your body and your body only. There is even a shrink-to-fit process that one must go through to ensure the perfect pair is going to fit you and you only. These will be your favorite jeans that you never want to throw away. (NEVER PUT YOUR JEANS IN A DRYER)

I'd suggest purchasing a Pair of Levi's for $40: http://us.levi.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3194290&cp=3146842.314685...

Here is a great guide for how to make your own perfect pair of Raw Denim Jeans from any company: http://thighsbiggerthanyourhead.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-shrink-to-fi...

The End result will look like this:


                                 Start                                                                                        Finish

6. Plaid's, Stripes, and patterns:

This is probably the hardest part of keeping with style. Every warm/cold seasonn is an introduction of new Plaid, stripes, and other patterns. So that shirt you bought 6 months ago is already out of style. There are a few shirts with patterns that may stay in style for a while(I have 3 or 4 shirts that i've had for years) but until you develop a style of your own, try and not to keep a new patterned shirt for over a year.

7.Match your accessories to your belt and shoes:
If you have on brown shoes, wear a brown belt and match your accessorries to that color as well. Same thing with Black. DO NOT MIX BOTH COLORS. Designers rarely combo black and brown, and you should just stay away. White socks should only be worn with white sneakers, I dont even own a pair.

8. Shoes: K.I.S.S(keep it simple stupid)
Buy yourself a nice pair of leather black and brown shoes and boots. Boots for the fall/winter(sometimes summer) and dress shoes for the spring/summer.  Quality over quantity. Spend some decent cash and you'll have a pair that will last you years(if you take care of them). $150-250 for a pair. Keep it simple, dont buy shoes that have alot of accent pieces, and trims. Dress shoes should not look distressed and resoling a shoe will cost you less than buying a new pair.

Not These:
 

These:



I also own a few pair of simple Converse sneakers that i use for day to day occasions, but most canvas sneakers will do.





9. Dont wear white pants unless its summer.

In conculsion, the simple clothes= universal style that will last you for a lifetime. You can buy everything in any store. Why pay $120 for a plain gucci shirt, when you can buy the same shirt at any store and pay $15. On the otherhand, the better the quality the longer it will last, so spend a little more on a plain Calvin Klein tshirt over a $10 3pack at walmart.

Now go get dressed.
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You are basically telling guys to "be as normal as possible" and wear "clothes that fit and don't stand out".

i know guys who contradict your clothing advice everyday and they look nice in their own style and pull on a daily basis
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You're entirely off the mark. I've lived in the United States for many years now, and everywhere I look, people are dressed like slobs. They don't even bother. A person whose clothes are actually decent and sit well, tends to stand out.

Style also has nothing to do with making sure your clothes fit right.

The objective of clothing fit, should be to accentuate your natural beauty (important for women, yes, but also important for men to look good), while downplaying and obscuring your flaws. If you've ever seen a somewhat chubby, or not too attractive girl, who still manages to look attractive, it's often thanks to these things, plus make up, and hair (also good hygeine is a must).

If you're a ripped dude, you have no reason to wear baggy clothes. It looks ugly, distorts your shape, hides your natural aethsetics, and in general doesn't work.
ApproachMachine5000 wrote:
You are basically telling guys to "be as normal as possible" and wear "clothes that fit and don't stand out".

i know guys who contradict your clothing advice everyday and they look nice in their own style and pull on a daily basis






The said, OP has just given a very brief, simple guide to fashion. That doesn't mean it's the final word on it. There are tons of different combinations of clothing and shoes you can put on and look good. If you're really good, you can even break the rules and get away with it. A big rule on clothes, is that if you have a nice body, you have way more options. Take some super hot chick, for example. You can take some old raggedy shirt, some raggedy booty shorts, some el cheapo flip flops, and some 5 dollar shades from walmart, put those on her, and every dude in the neighborhood will be lining up to fuck her.

The clothing accentuates her natural sex appeal, even though it actually sucks.

Clothing also has a time and a place. If you're going out casually, you aren't going to wear your best dress shoes, expensive suit, and bling.


Clothing that fits and looks good, never goes out of style. Doesn't matter what the latest trend is.
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Please read the title before adding pointless advice buddy.
This is about Timeless Universal Style for all over the world. Im not talking about trends. Trends change from month to month in LA, and season to season in other shitty parts of the country. I even put "Unless you're rich and have the disposable income to keep up with monthly fashion trends, you've probably had a hard time staying fashionable so heres the quick guide to staying fashionable" in the first part of the post.

Im making sure you dont look like a faggot in a club full of people who can outspend you. And Yes im saying dress as normal as possible. We at RSD believe that your personality should be the way to pick up chicks, not by trying to look like a unique faggot with a pink boa, fishnet shirt and cowboy hat. Yes people have style, but i can safely say 99% of the people on this forum dont.
ApproachMachine5000 wrote:
You are basically telling guys to "be as normal as possible" and wear "clothes that fit and don't stand out".

i know guys who contradict your clothing advice everyday and they look nice in their own style and pull on a daily basis


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In my experience a chode in good clothes will look chode no matter what. On the flip side, my friends dress in very cheap very plane clothes but carry them in such a way as to  make them look awesome. Alot of the instructors do the same thing, Owen's always rocking collared shirts or hoodies, Alex is almost always in his polo shirts. Just wear what feels and looks good to you and fuck trying to fit in or stand out just for the sake of it.
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Owen and Alex follow the princples that ive stated. I posted this guide for people who dont know how to dress, not for people who have their own unique sense of style and want to be more normal. No you dont need clothes to be better at game, but if your starting out, you shouldnt handicap yourself looking like shit. Yes Julien wears the same shirt and smells like shit all the time. Julien is also a master trying to push the boundries of what he can do. Im actually saying to simplify your clothing and eventually stand out with 1 or 2 pieces and not look like a Ed Hardy Duche just because you want to stand out.
T4rzan wrote:
In my experience a chode in good clothes will look chode no matter what. On the flip side, my friends dress in very cheap very plane clothes but carry them in such a way as to  make them look awesome. Alot of the instructors do the same thing, Owen's always rocking collared shirts or hoodies, Alex is almost always in his polo shirts. Just wear what feels and looks good to you and fuck trying to fit in or stand out just for the sake of it.
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Some good tips in here this is very similar to the stuff I like to wear. I'm not a personal fan of layering but it can look good sometimes.


Raw denim is awesome btw, I own a pair of Nudies and a pair of Naked & Famous, love em. Also you can never go wrong with Levi's


And in my opinion V-necks are way better than regular shirts
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Layering can be a shirt and a jacket along with a necklace and a watch. The pictures are a little extravagent yes, but they're examples. I personally dont wear 2 jackets along with a shirt, and tie. Ill put on plain dresshirt, leather jacket, a watch and some funky socks.

D1 wrote:

Some good tips in here this is very similar to the stuff I like to wear. I'm not a personal fan of layering but it can look good sometimes.
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The basics of my outfit(Shirt, pants, socks) cost no more than $70. $40 for jeans, $15 for a shirt, $5 for nice dress socks. On the other hand, i spend more money on things that are quality. I invest in a nice watch, jacket, and shoes. I do this not because i want to stand out, but because of the quality and durabilty. Id rather have a plain leather jacket, than an extravegant faux leather jacket that will last me for a month or two. My shoes, Jacket, and Watch are purchased to last my for years, so i dont mind spending a little extra.
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V necks attract girls that look like the joker from batman in my experince..

But yeah I keep it simple simple like these pictures..Solid color v neck..some designer jeans..and some nice shoes. 
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All of this seems so obvious to me lol.

Style should be taken seriously, indeed. Don't try to be "different" while dressing and styling yourself like a clown or Mystery.
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