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5 First Date Outfit Ideas for Gay Men

Hey you little cutie pie over there. Tell us, what is the thing that everyone expects from a confident gay person? Yes, that’s right, to be extremely fashionable and have a good sense of humor. Even though we cannot help you in the latter (or perhaps we can?), let’s focus on the first thing. Many gay guys are simply not into fashion, and that’s totally fine. So, you have your big first date just around the corner, and you have no idea what to wear. Bear in mind that first impressions really matter, and the clothes you wear will tell a big deal to someone on the other side of the table. Take a look at the most important things to have in mind before dressing up for your big date:

1. Wrinkle-free

The most important thing is not connected to any outfit per se. Just like it’s the case with your face, having wrinkles on your clothes is a big sin. Instead of letting your date sees how your clothes were folded in the wardrobe, think in advance and iron your clothes if needed (and it is always needed). Namely, sometimes it might seem that your clothes don’t need ironing and that everything’s in perfect order (or that they will somehow magically iron by themselves while you’re wearing them), but this is simply not true. Iron everything in advance, especially your shirt if you’re planning on wearing one – having a shirt that’s wrinkled is perhaps the worst thing in the world after hunger and AIDS.

2. Go athleisure

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Suffice it to say that you will dress up according to the type of place you’re going. If the date is a casual one, during the day or afternoon, one of the options is to be quite fashionable and rock your athleisure look. This means that you can combine your formal clothes (such as a blazer) and your favorite sneakers. This option is the best one if your date is during the afternoon or late afternoon, as you can easily hit the club together in this combination – this is why athleisure is an excellent trend.

3. Dapper date

On the other hand, there are people who prefer to have their first dates in restaurants, and if you are one of those, then you might want to suit up for your first date. This happens very often, especially if both of you are working men who work in certain companies and want to have your first date on a work day just after your shift’s over. If this is the case, then you need to make sure you have quite a representable suit. Opting for high-quality tailored suits is the best possible option, as they will accentuate your good features. If you choose to buy a suit that simply doesn’t fit you, you might end up looking ridiculous, and you most certainly don’t want that.

4. The minimalistic type of guy

Minimalism is a huge trend, not only in the fields of interior design but also in the fashion world. It doesn’t matter where you’re going – to the movies, to the club or a fancy restaurant, choosing a minimalistic combination is always a safe choice. Make sure to have your color palette on point, use the color wheel in order to find out what colors are compatible together, and there you go. If you opt for a minimalistic attire, then you can wear statement jewelry or even a bold piece of clothing, such as a colorful shirt or blazer.

5. Accessorize

As far as accessories are concerned, make sure not to overdo your look by wearing plenty of accessories. A good watch will do just fine – these always look hella classy and you can find a great watch that’s quite affordable. Of course, you can always opt for necklaces and rings if this is your cup of tea, but bear in mind with the hats – it’s very advisable to dress up according to your age (so no caps if you’re 25+).

This is not very difficult, now, is it? If you need some extra help in this department you can always find that one friend who’s a fashionista and ask for help – don’t be embarrassed. In the end, good luck, and don’t f**k it up!

Written by Peter Minkoff

Peter is a LGBT writer at Gay Republic and The Homo Culture magazine. A true craft beer and soy latte aficionado, he loves spending his days at the beach and visiting second hand stores on a daily basis. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

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