Find your fit: Cited again and again by the
experts as the number one style mistake, improper fit can pack on the visual pounds by accentuating the worst areas, while ignoring those that should be highlighted. At eShakti, we are huge
advocates of a tailored fit, with each dress cut-to-order based on the buyers preferences and measurements, for a truly flattering fit. http://www.eshakti.com/customize.aspx 2. Patterns that pop:
Lusting after Zooey Deschanels adorable styles on New Girl? Up the cute factor this year by incorporating playful prints and mixing colours and styles for a look that will turn heads while
maintaining approachability. 3. Colour splash: Ditch the monotone black and grey for pops of bright color. If you arent ready to fully embrace the rainbow, the colourblock trend is a wonderful
trick for drawing the eye to all the right places.
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Same thing with a two-button suit,
only button the top one. It's stylishly sophisticated. Michael Quintanilla: Find a signature look by trying one new fashion trend: a slim silhouette, a pocket square, an ascot (yes, I'm a big
dreamer). Most of all, be confident, bold and original. Wear patterns in various scales, embrace color and allow your clothing to be versatile as in mixing formal with casual. Latest Headlines
Decision time for space science SAN ANTONIO Gentlemen, it's that time of year when we resolve to dissolve our bad boy habits. So dear dudes, let's consider a few stylish upgrades a fashionable
new approach in the New Year that begins with ditching the pleated pants, investing in a two-button fitted suit, trashing the square-toed shoes and wearing a real leather belt. We all need some
sartorial counsel from time to time, and offering some key advice is my panel of San Antonio menswear experts: clothier Phil Zavala of Image Avenue Clothiers at the Wonderland of the Americas
mall; personal style coach Albert J. Bloom Jr., of Al's Daper Dashery & Boutique, who sells garments on Ebay and provides an advice and personal shopper service via Facebook; and Shawn Clay
Rhoder , owner of Style Comfort Relativity, a men's shop on Broadway. I've also added a few of my own guidelines. Don't panic. With the slightest effort let's call them baby steps, preferably in
a wingtip (everyone's No. 1 suggestion in 2014) you can up your style ante, whatever your budget (hey, there's always a sale), from head to toe. Leather shoes In a 2013 survey of 1,000 American
men and women, footwear brand Allen Edmonds found that 64 percent of women judge a man's fashion sense based on his shoes; 52 percent, his personality; 36 percent, his financial position. And 54
percent said men's shoes reflect a guy's attention to detail or lack of. Rhoder: A great pair of shoes is like owning a great piece of luggage: Everyone notices. So definitely start the new year
with leather-soled, cognac-colored wingtip brogues. Don't do boring black. Cognac is a color you can dress up or down with a basic navy suit or dark denim and a cardigan. You will be taken more
seriously if you're in great shoes. And it speaks volumes when you resole them and make them new again as my grandfather did. Zavala: Shoes are becoming more pointed and with different finishes
and that complement the modern, narrow, slimmer suit silhouette for 2014. So go with a classic, pointed wingtip in chestnut brown that will complement suits and trousers in gray and navy blue.
Stay away from black. Quintanilla: Guys, didn't your mama tell you that women notice a man's shoes? So keep them clean, shined and sharp looking and resolve to resole them every now and then,
especially if they're keepers. I love wingtips because you can dress them up or http://abcnews.go.com/US/2013-news-quiz-wrong-answers/story?id=21349997 down. Pocket square It's the little things in fashion that count, which is why a pocket square can transform
a look. Plus, it's the easiest thing to do: Fold or scrunch the square and place it into a coat pocket. Now artfully let it peek out not hang out. Bloom: I'm a big proponent of those little
gentleman things like tie bars, cufflinks and most of all, a pocket square. The safest way to wear it is when you fold it into a square and show a little strip above the pocket, a la 'Mad Men.'
Or stick out a little bit of the square's points. Rhoder: I love a crisp white cotton pocket square with everything. And showing less is more. Guys, it's always about the execution. Zavala: Men
like blazers and sport coats, and a colorful pocket square adds that splash of color that won't damage a guy's image. It's the finishing touch to every coat. Quintanilla: Never match your tie to
the pocket square. For instance, with a blue shirt wear a muted plaid tie (I prefer a bowtie) and go with a pocket square in blue gingham or tiny white polka dots on dark blue.
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