Menswear Gods: How to Dress Up Like a Modern-Day Gentleman


Actions speak louder than words, but we often leave a significant first impression with our looks. Being well-groomed is part of the gentleman’s description. Looking up “gentleman” on Google, pretty sure you’ll come up with pictures of men in black ties and suits, crisp collared shirts, creaseless dress pants, and perfectly polished shoes.

Not every 21st-century gentleman, however, has a weekly black tie event to attend. And a suit ensemble is hardly a practical way of dressing up every day when you’re just going about your usual routines — unless you’re some big shot company executive, of course.


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So, how can you embody the look of a modern-day gentleman without looking like you’ve just stepped out of a ’60s classic? Learn and you will like what we’ve put together.

The Rugged Gentleman

Harry Styles Style & Looks
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Harry Styles may not fit everyone’s definition of a gentleman, but the member of the English boy band: One Direction, sure looks like one with a bit of a bad boy twist. We round up a few items you can check to get the look:

1-Slim Secret Wash Shirt In Pindot by J.CrewSlim Secret Wash Shirt In Pindot by J.Crew
International shipping weight – 1 kg

This crisp cotton shirt is patterned with navy pin-dots and has a button-down collar, buttoned cuffs, and a chest pocket. Because of its color and style, it’s easy to match with your other outfit.

2-Topman Spray On Skinny Fit JeansSpray On Skinny Fit Jeans by Topman
International shipping weight – 1.5 kg

This body-hugging pair of jeans come only in black, which makes it easier to pair up with your button-downs and other shirts. Although it is slim-fit, it is stretchy enough for you to move comfortably in it.

3-Armani Exchange Leather Strap Watch, 46mmLeather Strap Watch by Armani Exchange
International shipping weight -1.5 kg

A gentleman values his time and this watch by Armani Exchange is just perfect. Available in black and rose gold, this piece is sure to keep your time in check.

4-Ray-Ban 'Polarized Original Aviator' 58mm SunglassesPolarized Original Aviator by Ray-Ban
International shipping weight -1.5 kg

Add a bit of mystery to your looks, or simply protect your eyes from the sun — with this pair of 58mm sunglasses from Ray-Ban. Not particular with the black color? You can also get this in gold.

The Casual Gentleman

Daniel Craig Style & Looks
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Your name may not be Bond… James Bond but you can still get his smooth, casual suave. Get the look of today’s most popular secret agent, Daniel Craig, with the following items:

1-Slim Rugged Cotton Sweater by J.CrewSlim Rugged Cotton Sweater by J.Crew
International shipping weight -2.5 kg

A perfect piece for layering. Put this over a shirt with the collar and cuffs peeking out for a casual but dapper look.

2-White Slim-fit Cotton Shirt by CharvetWhite Slim-fit Cotton Shirt by Charvet
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

Another white shirt? Yes, because even though we already have one from Harry’s style, this one is more versatile. It comes in plain white and can be worn as it is, under your sweater, or a blazer.

3-Torino Flat Front Solid Wool Trousers by J.B. BritchesTorino Flat Front Solid Wool Trousers by J.B. Britches
International shipping weight – 1 kg

Available in tan and charcoal color, this pair may give a more business-like vibe but match it with our suggested tops and you’ll pull up both business and casual styles.

4-Grant Chronograph Leather Strap Watch by FossilGrant Chronograph Leather Strap Watch by Fossil
International shipping weight -1.5 kg

James Bond’s look isn’t complete without a signature watch and although this is not as costly as the Rolex and other timepieces in the James Bond series, Grant Chronograph looks as sophisticated and gets the job done.

The Classic Gentleman…with a Twist

Justin Timberlake Style & Looks

Of course, a gentleman’s wardrobe won’t be complete without at least one set of suit and Justin Timberlake proves to be a real modern-day gentleman. Dressing up in suits on TV, award shows, and music videos is truly impressive. Not sure what to get for your own formal wear? Let us show a few things.

5-Plain Weave Blazer by Jack ThreadsPlain Weave Blazer by Jack Threads
International shipping weight – 3.5 kg

You don’t need a custom-tailored outfit to get JT’s “Suit & Tie” look. Jack Threads take pride in this piece, describing it as “the modern update on a traditional wardrobe staple that’ll make you the best-dressed guy in the room. And it’s versatile, so you can wear it everywhere from work to weddings.”

7-Polka Dot Print Shirt by Dolce & GabbanaPolka Dot Print Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana
International shipping weight -1 kg

Why another shirt? Well, this one’s different from the first two. This one gives the twist to a more formal attire like the business suits with the polka dot prints, but without looking out of place in the entire ensemble.

6-Skinny Knit Tie by 1901Skinny Knit Tie by 1901
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

Give your outfit a more unique look by switching the usual silk tie with 1901’s knitted number. This can also be a good conversation starter and expect to receive compliments all day long.