What does it mean for a man to dress powerfully? It means leveraging your clothes to convey the image of authority and confidence. But, depending on the context of your work and your life, one man’s definition of a “power suit” may be different from the next. That’s why we’ve put together a brief guide on how to dress like a powerful man, no matter what the context may be.
Customize Your Clothing
Having access to tailored clothes—no matter what your job might be—is an immediate way to dress powerfully. Wearing a suit that is too large not only suggests that you didn’t have access to a tailor, but that you might have accepted a hand-me-down or bought something off the rack. This is not the image you want to convey.
When you shop online, make sure that you can customize your clothing according to your specifications. Use the Berle Self-Sizer options to choose the rise, inseam, waist, and bottom finish of your pants according to your exact specifications.
Don’t Be Afraid to Embrace Powerful Colors
Stark colors can be a great way to advertise a powerful kind of style—but which colors, exactly? It depends on what you plan on wearing:
- For suiting and pants, dark colors such as charcoal and black are immediate attention-grabbers. For example, our Super 100’s Gabardine Pleated pants offer strength and formality in a range of colors, including darker options that are perfect for a “power suit.”
- For dress shirts, go bold. A red tie is a powerful color, for example. Contrasting a dark suit with a crisp, white dress shirt—eschewing something like a pale blue instead—creates a powerful texture that suggests formality and strength.
Accessorize with Confidence
Even a dress suit—one of the most powerful statements a man can make when it comes to clothes—can sometimes go with dressing up. Here are some of the best ways to add accessories that build on the power of your look:
- Add elements you might not otherwise consider, like cuff links or a pocket square, especially if you’re wearing a suit. These little accessories can be subtle statements that you intend to wear that give you individualistic flair and confidence.
- Give your clothes a personal twist. Do you want to wear unique socks that aren’t like the black dress socks everyone else is wearing? Go for it. The personal twist gives you an added layer of confidence that helps supplement the feel of the clothes.
Dress Your Best with Berle
You don’t necessarily have to wear a suit to dress powerfully. If you stick to these simple principles on how to dress like a powerful man—wearing bold colors with confidence, tailoring your clothes, and not being afraid to draw the eye with contrasting colors—you’ll truly look your best. Shop tailored trousers from Berle that will help you dress most powerfully, and be warned: you might just turn a few heads.