Nothing beats going on a first date with your crush only to realize you don’t know how to dress 15 minutes before you have to leave. Males can find it simpler to put together an outfit than women, which is probably true. However, there are several things that men might do and make a poor first impression. That is why rushing to get ready before leaving the house might be the prime error.
So what should a young man do? We’ve compiled a list of the top style standards, fashion dos and don’ts, and outfit suggestions to get you started. Here’s all you need to know about first date attire.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Before you even consider your attire, consider your date’s real scenario. Several things might influence what you wear, and a few planning can help.
THINK ABOUT THE OTHER PERSON
Not only should you assess your style for your date, but you should also consider their likes and dislikes. For example, if you often dress in more casual and sports attire, you may want to add a preppy touch to your ensemble.
THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU MEET
Drinking in a club or eating somewhere a little fancier? Dress appropriately for the occasion, so arrange your clothing around where you’re going. Your date will probably evaluate the place and the environment, and they will expect you to do the same. Being on the same page about clothing is a prime aspect of the first-date experience.
DRESS FOR THE LOCATION
The actual location of your meeting will have a vital influence on your clothing. To avoid looking out of place, it should adapt (at least substantially) to the formality of the setting. It can be strange if you meet at a pub and show up in a two-piece suit.
REMEMBER THE TIME OF DAY
It is another critical consideration. If your date is during the day, you should wear something casual. Date evenings, in general, necessitate a little more formal appearance that is by the location. Daytime date locations (casual restaurants, cafés, parks, and so on) are frequently more informal than midnight locations. Of course, this isn’t a rule, so keep your surroundings in mind.
AVOID WEARING THESE ON A FIRST DATE
Let’s start with what not to wear on a first date before what to wear. It’s easy to make errors on a first date, and you don’t want to be the kind to commit a fashion faux pas.
Hoodies are ideal for informal gatherings, but wearing one on a first date makes you appear sloppy. When it’s cold, put on a layer instead. Wear a bomber jacket over a button-down shirt looks superior to a hoodie.
In chilly weather, go for a pair of thick cotton chinos.
As much as you want to support your favorite musician or TV show, this isn’t the style you go for on a first date. (You may make an exception if you’re heading to a concert, but consider wearing it with a zipless jacket.)
For first dates, ties are overly formal and may make you appear too businesslike. If you’re not attending a red carpet event, leave the tie at home.