3 Key Principles To Be The Well Dressed Man in Singapore

The difference in Being Well Dressed And Being Fashionable

Firstly, I would like to point out the difference between being well dressed and fashionable/trendy

To be a well dressed man means to be consistent and understated.

It means your wardrobe is simple, classic and versatile.

You will not stick out from the crowd but you’ll always be noticed.

You walk with an air of quiet confidence and comfort. 

You’re flexible, open minded and appreciate all aspect of fashion.

95% of the time in social situations, the well dressed man is king.

To be fashionable or trendy simply means you’re up to date with the fashion trends.

Fashion trends are constantly changing.

Fashion can be confrontational just for the sake of it and they can push boundaries that do not need to be pushed.

This could result in something fantastic or brutally awful.

This article is for men who is looking to be well dressed, not fashionable (not that being fashionable is bad).

These are the 3 principles

  1. Fit is KING in Men’s wear

  2. Match your colors

  3. It's the whole package

This article will just briefly go through the key principals.

Do click on the link at the end of the article to read more about the principle in more detail.

This article is just a brief summary.


Principle 1: Fit is King in Men’s Wear


To be well dressed, your clothes need to fit. Period.

This is the most important principle.

It does not matter how branded, expensive or stylish your shirt,

if it’s too baggy, you look like you just went through a weight loss campaign and forgot to buy new clothes.

Or if it’s too tight, you’ll look like you’re in need of a weight loss campaign.

Either ways, it looks bad.

Conversely, even if your clothes are regular, cheap off the mill ones,

if it fits perfectly to your body frame, it not only highlights your frame, you’ll look well dressed.

Click here for the ultimate list to find the best fitting clothes from polo to t-shirt to pants, etc

KEY POINT: People care less about your brands than the overall fit and how it accentuate your body and posture.

Principle 2: Match Your Colors


Colors are important. It separates the classic well dressed man and the dude who saw a bunch of different colors, can’t decide and went with all or none of them.

As a rule of thumb, you should not be wearing more than 3 colors….unless you’re a professional clown, then you should not be wearing less than 3 colors.

There are some colors that complements well with each other and some that just don’t.

These are rules, and knowing these color combination rules is essential in being well dressed.

Click here to check out the 5 mins principle to match your colors.

KEY POINT: Do not wear more than 3 colors at one time

Principle 3: It's the Whole Package


When it comes to being well dressed for men, its the subtleties. This is because men do not have a wide variety of clothing styles to choose from, compared to women.

(its a good thing, you don't want to spend 3 days 2 nights 4 hours deciding what to wear for your lunch on Monday) 

Subtleties mean the whole package. There is no point wearing the most expensive bespoke tailored suit but then you wore a cheap BATA shoe that doesn't even match the color of your suit. 

OR a beautiful bespoke calfskin leather shoes but a baggy ill fitting pants and shirt that are clearly your dads who is 3 size bigger than you. 

Just a single piece of article that is off would ruin the entire package. It's not so much perfection, but consistency. 

KEY POINT: Consistency is a must in being well dressed. Its the whole package. Head to Toe. 


Where there is only one climate in Singapore, being well dress is easy.

The Ultimate List to Find Your Perfect Fit For All Your Clothes From T-shirts, Polo-T, Jeans, Suits, Etc

The 5 Mins Core Color Principle To Be Well Dressed With Colors For Every Outfit in Singapore

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The whole point here is to share simple principals so you do not waste time being well dressed, allowing you to focus on your goals while looking sharp. 

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