The most common mistake most men make is that they often confuse the rugged look with the ‘wild look’. But, staying raw doesn’t mean staying wild. Don’t let your sexy stubble look like an unkempt beard; use electric razors to get that sexy stubble. On the other hand, if you possess wispy facial hair then settle on a clean-shaven look—the rugged look is just not for you.
To master that rugged gentleman style, look for purpose-built garments. The look requires more traditional fittings, so bid farewell to your tailored shirts and skinny jeans. Start with the customary work wear like flannel shirts, leather boots, wool coats, tweed trousers. These will confer you with instant bulk and definition. Replace light colours with strong hues. Opt for clothes with a more vintage vibe.
Apart from tweed trousers, denims are the go-to bottom wear for a rugged gentleman. If you have a ripped physique, you can opt for a ‘boot cut’ style. A brand like Louis Philippe Jeans known for its tough materials is advisable. Always avoid trendy washes and fades, after all nothing says ‘tough’ quite like the hard weave of denim.
A rugged gentleman takes his cues from hard-as-nails men like warriors, adventurers, blue collar workers, mountaineers and adapts them to 21st century life. Can you imagine these men wearing something that smells fruity? No, right? You should smell the way you look. Right from colognes to deodorants, get muskier and arid tones. For a classic look, you can choose a traditional smell. Opt for fragrances that bring to mind the ‘primal man,’— something like Old Spice would be a great option.
Written By : ROUNAK GUHAROY