It is normal to see guys in Paris well-dressed, so when you are in the city of love, why don’t you style it up to catch some lovely Parisian ladies? You wouldn’t want to be so out of place, right? No worries though, Parisian styles are classics but casual. And they are easy to follow fashion guides because of its simple mix-and-match rule.
1. Start With The Basics
You need to know that the fundamentals in styling up like Parisian men are a collection of cotton tees, denim, and cashmere. Those staple basics will help you create your very own “Classy Parisian Look”.
Although they might sound expensive, rest assured they are not. What comes next is how you will do the mixing and matching because that is the essential trick in achieving the style.
2. Neutrals, Brown, Black and Blue
Parisians prefer pastel shades of brown, black or blue. Those colors can give an oozing feeling of sophistication. Aside from that, choosing those colors will provide you safe leeways in pairing each and every garment to another.
They also love clothes that are harmonious when paired with another. Also, shades of white can help break a dark look when choosing to match a black cloth with a blue one. It can be a shirt, a handkerchief in the top pocket or whatever your taste is.
Men also prefer soft colors because it emits a sound image to any lady who sees them.
3. Choose Fit, Not Baggy
French men love the slim-fit style, and it’s almost impossible to catch Parisian men wearing something loose or over-sized because they care about how they look. So if you plan to wear an oversized shirt, then you’d get the recognition of being a tourist. Besides, getting unwanted attention is uncomfortable.
Also, men’s clothing in Paris is essential to impress both ladies and men. Paris isn’t on the top of the list in the fashion industry for no reason.
So what you need to do is pick a sports jacket that will “fit” you anywhere you go. No “saggy” crotch, armpits or cuffs. Also, your denim pants should be in good condition. Remember not to use a loose one.
4. The Layers
How do the Parisian men achieve that sophisticated look even with layers? The people in Paris love layers: shirt, sweater, then overcoats, and they even add scarves! Even so, they still look effortlessly sophisticated.
Keep in mind that when doing a Parisian-style layering, you need to be keen in matching this and that. Place a v-neck sweater over a button down shirt, then put another layer consisting of a cardigan, after that finish it off with a leather jacket.
5. Which Shoes to wear?
Unless it’s an old school Chuck Taylor’s, you will never see a Parisian Man wear sneakers. Apparently, some tourists say that they would get stares from Parisians when they wear sneakers. You wouldn’t want to get unwarranted attention when walking the streets of Paris.
In choosing your shoes, pick any leather shoe in shades of black or brown. It can be lace-up singles or double monk straps, either way, that will do the job. The safest remedy for footwear issues is a Chukka boot. It is a type of boot that will give you both the classy and rugged look.
Being careful with what you wear while you are in a foreign country is important because by not doing so, you can get unwanted attention. As much as you’d want to prefer being part of the trend, always beware of overdressing. If all else goes smoothly, the class, finesse and sophisticated look you’re after will give you an incredible, self-assuring French feeling.
Updated: May 14, 2017