First date outfits for men can range from casual to über formal. The great thing is, if the saying about clothes making the man is true, you can create the man you want to be. First impressions are critical, and dates can make a guy nervous enough without having to worry about how he looks. Use the following guide for your next first date to help you dress to impress.
- Dress up for a dinner date. Chances are that you are going to a restaurant that is nicer than a franchised diner on your first date, so you should wear an outfit that matches the venue. If you are going to a five-star restaurant, wear a suit, tie, button-up shirt and elegant shoes. Otherwise, wear a pair of dress pants, a shirt that matches the pants, and nice shoes (not nice tennis shoes). Depending on the weather and the venue, you may also want to bring a nice blazer with you on your first date to complete your outfit.
- Dress comfortably when going to the movies. If you take a girl to the theater for a first date, wear an outfit that makes you feel comfortable. The theater is going to be dark, and your date will not be able to see your clothes. If you tend to dress sharply, do so on your first date. If you like to dress casually, wear nice, casual clothes. Dressing in clothes that make you feel comfortable to a theater will help calm your first-date nerves. However, comfortable clothes do not mean those that look like you are going to a sports game, going to work out or loungewear.
- Mix it up for a night on the town. If you take your girl to a nightclub on your first date, wear a semi-casual outfit. This can look like a nice pair of jeans, a button-up shirt, trendy leather boots and a blazer. You can even wear a fedora with your first date outfit if you feel adventurous enough. If the nightclub you are visiting is really a pub, a nice pair of jeans with a nice shirt or sweater and casual dress shoes will look great.