We all love the sight of a well dressed man. Someone who is aware of what he is wearing is always a stunner. This is probably why most of our encounters with men begin with a minor reference to “the guy who wore that” followed by his attitude.
Much like how a female peacock blushes when a male peacock courts her by revealing a vast array of colorful feathers. Hence we now have peacocking helping men around the world one look at a time.
Women not only love it when a man knows his wine, but also believe that the one who knows his shoes, fit and stripes is a total keeper. Now all you have to do is parley this attention to hype your persona with the ladies. Also understand with great dressing comes great power. So grab your flamboyant ensembles and mix them in a way as if it were your propensity. But of course, there are some rules of peacocking. Play by the books of peacocking and you will soon be the master of this art.
Is it for me?
Are you in minor cogitation about this trend? Let us simplify this with a few easy questions. Do you like to dress well? Do you like it when people compliment your idiosyncratic style? You secretly like to own the room when you walk into it? If you answered yes to any of this, then yes, peacocking is most certainly for you my friend.
A quick guide for starters
Grooming: You can start peacoking by either growing a neat mustache or well trimmed stubble. Facial hair when done right can attract attention like no other. Next would be to get a brand new hair cut. One that is slightly extravagant but nothing over the top. Gel it, part it and comb it!
Fashion: Always remember to say no to slouchy. And repeat the sentence, “We will only wear clothes that fit us well, are well tailored and structure our shoulders”. This is first rule of fashion and an easy one too. Second, infuse color into your wardrobe. Invest in blues, tangerines, teals, red their variants and any other color you fancy. Trousers, shirts, T-shirts, jackets belts and even your socks can have color on them, of course not all at once. Lastly, stack prints. Don’t be afraid when we say prints. We don’t mean the crazy animal prints ( though, feel free to experiment if you are confident). If you, however, are a beginner or simply not in the mood to be directional, then try geometric, hybrid, plaid, checks, stripes, floral and paisley. These can be splashed on your bag, clothes or just on accessories.
Accessorize: You must hoard on accessories to successfully execute this look. Considering there is no dearth of accessories for men, this should be relatively easy to do so. Light scarves, suspenders, hats and caps, printed ties, skinny ties and bow ties. Bags and oversize document holders. Tie pins, cufflinks and pocket squares will be considered as some of the best accoutrements of peacocking.
Now that Peacocking has caught your style buds attention. It is time to flaunt and tell at the next party. Try the following outfit ideas for your next night out:
Go all white. Team your white blazer with a pair of white pants and a nice big white hat. Contrast this with some color. Stay safe and wear a black shirt or go slightly bold by embracing cobalt. Match your shirt and your shoes. Add a good watch either a pocket square or a tie pin to complete the look.
Formal knee length shorts can also be an incredibly good idea. Wear it with a pastel shirt, bowtie, your reading glasses, a pair of loafers and a smart leather satchel can complete this simple yet powerful face hunter look.
The trench look is the easiest way to go spiff while peacocking. Team your trench coat and your skinny jeans together with a printed shirt. Accessorize your wrist with small bracelets and a bulky watch. Boat shoes, loafers or oxfords will be a good match. Pocket Square loosely hanging from your trench coat adds a nice touch.
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Article By: Smrithi Rao
Along with Vintage Obsession, where most of her encounters are documented, Smirthi Rao likes to dress well, make things with her hands, travel, eat good food and click almost everything. Discovering and sharing new projects and ideas, narrating tales about Fashion, Food, Lifestyle,Travel and Design also happens to be one of her obsessions.
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