5 Style Tips for College Student – How The University Man Can Dress Better – Male Fashion Advice

5 Style Tips for College Student – How The University Man Can Dress Better – Male Fashion Advice

5 Style Tips for College Student – How The
University Man Can Dress Better – Male Fashion Advice Hi. I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real
Men Real Style. And today I’m going to be talking about five ways for the student to
elevate his wardrobe. This video is in support of my article over the Art of Manliness. You
can go to the article by just clicking right below. In addition, if you enjoy this video,
please give it a like here on YouTube. That helps me know that people like these videos
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In any case, let me go ahead and jump into this. So if youíre a student, the first thing you
have to do is change your mentality. There are three things about this, you need to first
understand that appearances do matter. The example I use in the article, I talk about,
you know, if you go to a job fair and youíre at Boston College, youíre with 200 other
students. You know what, youíre education really doesnít separate you from everyone
else there because everyone else there is going to be seen and they ñ probably a lot
of them actually have a better GPA than you. And the big thing thatís going to separate
you guys is going to be how you present yourself, your appearance because you probably donít
have much job experience. And again, maybe someoneís got, like, a point
two or a point one higher GPA. But when it comes down to it as a business owner, I know
that if youíve gotten in the door, if youíve made it this far, Iím looking for the intangibles
because those are the real factors when you have nothing else to go off, you know, you
donít have a long history, those are the things Iím going to look at to make a hiring
decision. So you have to understand appearances are important. All right. The second thing is that life outside
of college has a dress code. So, those of us coming from the military, those of us that
maybe went to a military school or a school that is a bit more ñ has a dress uniform,
we understand that there are uniforms and that there are reasons for them. Most people
though that go to a, you know, say a public high school and then they go to a public college,
theyíve never really had to dress well because they usually been surrounded by people who
donít judge them by their appearance. And if they do, you know, itís something so slight,
you know. Itís not a big deal. But once you go out into the working world, youíre going
to find if youíve got a job at AT&T, there is a dress code. And whether or not you go
in as vice-president, whether or not you go into the mailroom, whether or not you go as
IT specialist, there is a way people dress and you need to pay attention to that. Itís
not all the time spelt out, and youíre going to need to pick up on that. Finally, understand fit. Growing up in the
United States, most men do not understand fit. We wear clothing thatís too large for
us. We never think to take anything to a tailor. You need to change that. And the best time
to do it is in college. Okay. So, what are the five tips? Number one, specifically,
stop wearing t-shirts, start wearing polos, or anything actually with the college. I give
polos as the one example, but Iím not against, you know, wearing flannel shirts or wearing
something with a collar because look at all those t-shirts and ask yourself, ìCould I
actually wear a collared shirt and would that serve just as well?î Because a collared shirt
ñ just because it has that structure, it has the heritage of a shirt that commands
more respect. So, always go for the collared shirt. Number two, sweat shirts to sweaters. Okay.
So, we wear sweat shirts all the time. When I was at UT, I really enjoyed my Texas sweat
shirt. I kind of wear that thing all over the place. But there was a time and a place
for it, whenever I was going to the gym, if I was going to go to a Saturday football game.
You donít want to be wearing that to class. You donít want to be wearing that to your
study group, even though itís comfortable, even though a lot of other people are wearing
that. In fact, most people look like they just rolled out bed and theyíre wearing their
pajamas around campus. You know, thatís not ñ you donít want to be like most people.
You want to ñ I donít know about you, but I look at myself and Iíve got really big
plans for my future. And you need to dress in that manner so that you are dressed for
that future. A part of that is introducing sweaters to
your wardrobe. Sweaters are so much more elegant. They are so much versatile and youíre going
to find theyíre very comfortable and they look great. On a man thatís in shape, a sweater
that fits them well is very flattery. So, look on corporate sweaters. Thatís number
two. Number three, the right type of jeans. All
right. As younger man, we can wear jeans that ride a lot lower on the waist. We can wear
distress denim and, you know, torn up and, yeah, I guess, you know, going through that
whole rebel with a cost look. But as you start to graduate, as you start to move into the
working world, youíre going to find that there are many jobs that they will allow you
to wear jeans to work but you need to have a certain type of jeans. These are darker
jeans. This is denim that almost looks like dress slacks. And thatís what youíre going to want to
migrate to because if you have ñ if all of your jeans are distressed and torn and light
colored, then youíre going to, you know, letís say you do get a pretty laid back job,
youíre going to find that those jeans are just too casual even for a casual job as a
programmer. So, look to migrate towards dark, non-distressed jeans that are more midrise
than low rise. Number four, repeat after me, ìIím only
going to wear running shoes if Iím going to be out running.î So, we wear running shoes
everywhere. And what you need to look to do is to isolate those. Hey, these are for exercise.
These are for ñ if Iím going to be running around or perhaps going to the gym in the
morning and just donít want to carry an extra pair of shoes to class, you know, what you
need to do is you need to have a pair of casual leather slip-ons, very comfortable. I think
actually in many cases more comfortable than running shoes, and the great part is they
slip on and off. Upgrade your footwear. One of the easiest things that we can do. In addition,
stop wearing flip-flops. You know, I saw this all the time down in Austin, Texas. Yes, I
know itís hot, but youíre going to be ñ you look so much better if you slip on a pair
of slip-on Markesanís or boat shoes. Your feet are going to sweat, okay, well, throw
some powder in there. And Iíd link to article which talks about that in great detail. Number five, pay attention to your face. In
this, I would always see guys wearing baseball caps. And you could easily tell that they
just put the cap on because they didnít want to brush their hair. Take the time, learn
what hairstyles complement your face. And this is pretty important because when you
get a job, youíre not going to be able to wear a cap. Well, unless itís really, really
laid back or youíre working, I guess, from your home office. But most of the time, when
youíre meeting with clients, youíre going to have to do something with your hair. And
you might as well start experimenting and learning about this stuff in college because
hair takes a while to grow in, to roll out and you want to have some time to experiment.
Why not do it in college? The other thing that you want to pay attention
to is using the right type of soap. So, oftentimes, I know most of you guys are probably using
Irish Spring or something else that is a good general purpose soap. But if youíre going
to be washing your face with that soap, you want to move towards a facial soap. And the
reason being is that itís just too harsh on your face. And, yes, I know up until now
youíve gotten away with it. Itís more ñ itís overtime that youíre
going to start to realize when your face starts to burn, when you start getting a lot of redness,
when you get that irritation, and then itís almost too late. So go ahead and start now.
Get facial soaps and use those on your face and use the general purpose soaps for the
rest of your body. Finally, learn to shave properly. So when you were in college, you didnít have
to shave everybody. Probably you could go weeks without shaving and no one is going
to say anything. Whenever you get down to the working world,
youíre going to want to know that you have other options besides the disposal razor.
Youíre going to want to look at straight edge razors and youíre going to want to look
at safety razors. Long-term, theyíre actually more cost effective, and for many men, they
are much less irritating to the skin. All right. Those are the five ways to elevate
your style as a student. This has been Antonio Centeno with Real Men
Real Style. Take care. Iíll see you.

100 Replies to “5 Style Tips for College Student – How The University Man Can Dress Better – Male Fashion Advice”

  1. Hey, I remember watching one of your vids a long time ago. You recommended Taylor fit shirts from fifth and Lamar. Great tip, thanks.

  2. First video I watched after getting off the phone. With whom you ask? AT&T…offered me the job I applied for. Freaky shit, man.

  3. The difference is very noticeable, being formal dressed make you special for professors, they probably make assumptions that you really care about school if you take the time and effort to dress as such. Our clothing reflect our thinking.

  4. Antonio, my biggest issue with my footwear is the lack of cushion. I often wear semi-casual shoes such as Vans or Sperry's, and while they are certainly comfortable and fit well, they offer little to no cushion that a running or basketball shoe would. Not saying I would wear those types of shoes to every occasion, but if I have a day that will involve me being on my feet for an extended amount of time, I tend to have to rethink my wardrobe and shoe choice. Any thoughts?

  5. What colors would you suggest for polo shirts so that they are interchangeable? Thanks for the great advice btw.

  6. I actually am not really able to shave because my skin is super sensitive and when I shave 2 or 3 times in a row I bleed. (hope I remember that correctly^^) So I chose to go with a beard

  7. are golf shirts viable http://www.amazon.com/Greg-Norman-Collection-Protek-XX-Large/dp/B00ATPHWCA/ref=sr_1_2?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1425082759&sr=1-2

  8. Hey Antonio, I was wondering if it's okay to wear a shirt and a tie to university but without tucking the dress shirt under my pants? Will I look formal? Or is it weird?

  9. that,s great experience everytime i see your uploads,,,,,, i,m getting into college and i got the point you said sir .

  10. I really appreciate what you do for men! I love how you're encouraging men to look after themselves. It is refreshing to see a man who is genuinely encouraging young men to look after themselves and optimise their self worth & image. Bless

  11. Hi. your video is very good for me. But if there subtilte in the video it's more good, I mean floating each subtilte like 1.- 2.- 3.-  you know what I'm saying ? thanks

  12. In my public high school we have a very strict dress code we always have to wear a collar and it can only be navy black white and orange we can only wear orange because it's our schools color.

  13. Hey Antonio, great tips!!!
    I would like to add a tip- body odor.  
    The wey that a good or bad body odor can portray in the begining of the business world can make a big and a good first impression at job interview.

  14. Hi Atonio, I wear henleys almost constantly. Where do you stand on these? They have no collar but I look better.

  15. Sir plz tell me where i can wear an army scarf(which is used by indian army officers in occasionally)..

  16. Exelente Video Antonio , acabo de descubrir tu canal y realmente me encantan tus videos me han ayudado mucho! / Great Video Antonio , i just discovered your Yt channel and i really love your videos they've helped me alot.

  17. I've my doubts about using a tailor as college students. One can barely afford the living costs during that time!

  18. Antonio, you said to stop wearing t-shirts and start wearing collared shirts. What are your thoughts on henley shirts?

  19. well as im watching this you mention wearing polos over t shirts well i sub consciously wear polos if im going to town though i wear t shirts when i go to do a job or school but thats mostly because i work and study in the technical fields as in im studying to become a welder so there is no reason to burn holes in one of my good shirts and pluse i live rural arkansas surrrounded by fields were we mostly wear overalls and coveralls because we work in mills and on farms

  20. I've been trying to find cost effective casual leather shoes that I can wear dressing up or down. I prefer lace ups (I personally like the security of them). I have a pair of medium brown chukkas. Any suggestions on where to look online for a shoe that won't break my bank but look good?

  21. – I really don't know if too many people give a f*ck about looking nice on campus. Guys nowadays just walk around with sweatpants on layered above their hi-tops or long-ass nike socks, like paratroopers during WWII. Add a grungy-looking t-shirt or sweatshirt, with the sloppy toker hair and you'll fit in with 90% of the guys on campus.

  22. Hi Antonio,

    This was one of the first videos I think I watched on your channel. Watching it again a year later, I just wanted to say I think this is one of your best videos, period. You look very confident and relaxed, and your talking speed is spot on. Thanks for all the fantastic content.

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  24. I think it would be really nice if you could ad pictures to the type of clothing you refer to as some viewers as myself are not English speakers and have trouble knowing exactly what you mean
    great videos!

  25. So weird seeing you put up when talking about the subscribe button. That was back when there where star ratings and instead of likes.

  26. Ok, so is there like a lady version of this channel? I feel like I need advice now, haha. All your points are super solid. 🙂

  27. Well say if you want to look nice, and you want to wear Taylor made clothes, but you do not have the finances to buy a lot of the nice clothing at this moment. How can you buy low dollar clothing, that will still look nice?

  28. Tbh i'm really not bothered about what people see me wearing in uni, simply because i'm not there to command respect I just want to do my degree lol

  29. Thank you so much for all your videos it helps me a lot and of course you are so gentle 😄
    But i want to ask you how many shoes and shirts and pants…. I should have and how to connect colors ?
    I hope for you the best future,you are very gentle
    ( i am 19 engineering faculty 😃😃 )

  30. What do you have to look out for when buying Suits/ Blazers online? Its alot cheaper but I won't know if it fits me until I buy it. Do you just buy a size up and get it tailored to fit you?

  31. Hello, as you may have noticed I started watching your stuff a while ago. My girlfriend would love you regarding the sweatshirts/ sweaters comment. Cause I like wearing sweaters sometimes. I told her about your comment and she agrees 100% haha I smell a conspiracy here xD. Nice work by the way.

  32. This guy is so fcking boring No i wont subscribe to your channel god if he says it one more time im gonna cut my ears

  33. Thank you so much Antonio for combining your videos with videos for younger people. It seems that you know that your audience are not only a "men", but who is under 24 years old as well.. Keep up the good work!

  34. fag bitch we dont have money all our money goes to tuition, and all we care about is our studies and grades why the fuck would we try to look nice when half of us are engineers and science majors busting our ass to learn about chemistry bullshit and ur all like "dress for your future" fuc outta here fag boi

  35. Antonio … could you please do a video regarding the different haircuts that will suit people's head shape and describe your own haircut and different cuts you done over the past and how you found which one suited you best etc.

  36. Thanks for the video and especially for the specific tips. As a college student I already have enough stress without trying to decipher cryptic "tips" in some other videos. These tips are very easy to understand and implement. keep up the good work, you earned a subscriber.

  37. Antonio I appreciate your help but honestly I feel a bit stressed out after watching this video. I'm going to college in a few months and my friends and I have been talking about this a lot which is dressing formally vs casually in college. And I agree that you want to be presentable, but to a certain extent and have some style as well. I don't want to be walking around campus dressy everyday. I wear things like khakis, jeans, oxfords, sweaters, polos, and button downs, but I also wear things like running shoes, hats, and the occasional T-shirt. I think it adds a bit of personality to a rather bland wardrobe. I mean I'm not walking around wearing a T-shirt and sweatpants everyday but I'm also not trying to wear a button down and oxfords everyday. Antonio I would love to know your opinion on this.

  38. sir i love your videos , its very much motivational , im pull down by a love affair. but she doesn't value it so much , im so much addicted to it. sir can u make a video discussing about love and collage life and how to get deadicted to it

  39. I dont know if thats just me but I think polo shirt doesnt look good. I would prefer wearing a T-shirt or a shirt over a polo

  40. Thanks for the video, I'm going on to my second year and realised that my fashion dropped a bit last year, this helped me out a lot

  41. Hey man it sounded like you said that you had a college background and military background, if so were you an officer? I know it's off topic from the point of your video but I'm looking into that path.

  42. This guy knows what it's like in Texas AND brings up safety razors? Plus he has a clue about looking good?

    Ya, I am subbed, and I am proud

  43. Can you make videos about teenagers too please? It would be very nice. I really do care about the thing you say, but much of them are not for my age.

  44. I have a few questions:
    1) you mention boat shoes, do they need to be slip on or are laces ok? I own a pair of sperry.
    2)I'm not in shape and find that sweaters are not very flattering on me. Do you know of any sweaters or something else that works well for heavier set men?

  45. Thank you so much for these videos. I've recently stopped smoking cannabis and trying to become a better person in general; very helpful.

  46. Some of the overly casual pieces you criticized like sweatshirts and running shoes have now secured their places in the fashion world, just look at brands like Balenciaga and designers like Raf simmons, so now i think it is necessary for you to make a more up-to-date video on how college students should dress.

  47. In college you should dress however U like. In the future, you will have plenty of time for stupid dress codes and uniforms that will make u look like everybody else in the industry. Be yourself! Grades are more important than your wannabe professional appearance.

  48. This has got to be a joke, in college it should be all street style not being preppy unless you go to a prep college i mean cmmon.

  49. Agreed with everything but the statement about flip flops because Hawai'i is my home. Professors wear them but still manage to look presentable. Just a cultural (not referring to indigenous culture) thing. It comes down to understanding of time and place which you did mention. Mahalo for the enlightening video.

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