Yes, it is important to have nice clothes. But even more important to wear them well.
Here, we get some advice on clothes and fit.
The point is: Your clothes should fit. They should fit YOU. They should fit you as you currently are — not as you imagine you are or as you may well be after months of training for a half marathon.
Buy basics and buy high quality. The best made pair of pants, a well done blue blazer. Quality ties that work with basic shirts.
This is how it starts. You buy well and what you can afford and you build.
Men especially benefit from the keep it simple rule. You can have a small collection of high quality basics and look great every day. IF your clothes fit.
Not sure if your clothes fit well? Take a trusted friend (probably a female) along with you and ask her opinion. Or, talk with the sales associate where you shop and get their feedback. Honest feedback from a retailer is priceless. They know that if you are happy with how you look when you leave, you’ll come back. So, ASK. Don’t just buy a shirt that you think looks nice — try it on if you’re not sure and GET AN OPINION.
A gentleman takes sound advice in stride and uses it to his advantage.
So, again, buy and wear clothes that fit. A basic premise of being a gentleman.