The Gentlemen's Guide to Looking and Feeling Refreshed this New Year


It’s a new year and an opportunity to make a fresh start. If you’ve been itching to make a change or commitment, now is the perfect time to set your goals. How do you stick to your resolutions? Make them realistic and small at first.

If you want to feel cleansed and refreshed for the new year, Mr. Tailor has a few recommendations for looking (and feeling) great in 2018. 

Groom Up

Skincare and a proper shave routine are important for looking and feeling your best. If you feel like treating yourself to an upgraded shave routine, check out different shaving box subscriptions or invest in a high tech electric razor. Better yet, go for the ultimate luxury experience and visit an area barber for the closest, smoothest shave. If you’re sporting a beard, get a nice trim and treat yourself to high-quality beard oil for maintenance.

If you don’t have a set skincare routine, now is the perfect time to adopt one. Proper skin care can help with ingrown facial hairs, moisturize dry skin, and protect against harmful UV rays. There are more options than ever for products perfectly tailored for men’s skin. Kiehl’s, Lush, and Clinique all have men’s lines.

Get Fit

The holiday party season is behind us and your trousers might feel slightly tight. If you overindulged or got behind on your fitness routine over the holidays, the new year is great for recommitting to a healthier lifestyle. Eating right and working out can help you feel more confident in anything you wear.

Regular exercise can improve your overall health, positively boost your mood, and help with weight loss and muscle toning. Gym memberships are usually the cheapest in January. If you’re wanting to find a new gym or trainer, this is a great time to try out different options. You don’t need to set extreme goals–it can be as simple as working in 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find a sport or an activity you really enjoy doing–you’re more likely to be active regularly if it’s something you love.

Get Organized

Simplify your life. Before the year starts heading into a busy shuffle, take time to sort out an area of your life that needs organizing.  

If you want to get ahead at work, start the first quarter on the right foot. Treat yourself to a stylish, organized work bag or deep clean your current one by throwing away unneeded papers and documents. If you didn’t get the briefcase you wanted as a gift over the holidays, take advantage of after-holiday sales going on at your favorite stores. Make sure your workspace is in tip-top shape to match.

Tackling your closet isn’t a bad idea either. There are likely a few sweaters, old t-shirts, and pants in the wrong size hanging out in there. It’s time to let them go. Make room for clothes you regularly wear and arrange your closet in a way that makes dressing in the morning easier and faster. If your closet is in a serious state of ruin, bring in the professionals. There are several area agencies that specialize in closet and lifestyle organization. If this is your year to have everything in its place, consider reaching out to Rachel and Company or Cheryl’s Organizing Concepts.

It’s never too early or late in the year to pay it forward. Take any clothes you no longer want or need (and are in good condition) to a shelter or donation center.

The more organized you are in your life, the less stress you’ll have going into the new year. Less stress leaves you feeling refreshed.

Refresh Your Wardrobe

Now that your closet and dresser drawers are ready to go, your wardrobe needs a look-through. Decide if you need to upgrade, tailor, or replace essential pieces that you regularly wear.  If you’re bored with what you own or would like to feel more polished, use the excuse of a new year to freshen things up. Think about how you would like to mix things up. Do you want to look more modern or trendy? Does your professional wardrobe need a promotion?

Many professionals get by with a capsule wardrobe. Though there aren’t many clothes in a capsule wardrobe, each piece is usually high quality and perfectly tailored. 

Bespoke suits are perfect if you’re going the capsule route. Perfectly tailored pieces create staples that have an effortless, timeless look. You won’t stress about looking good when you have reliable components.

Let Us Dress You for the New Year

A great, customized suit can help you look and feel your best no matter the occasion. Let Tailored Man create a look that’s crafted specifically for you. Contact us or visit our Mclean location–we’d be happy to help construct an effortless, bespoke tailored look that will have you looking sharp in the new year.

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