Head down, slouched shoulder and a huge vein on his forehead. I knew my friend needed help. Stephan or Steph as we usually call him had this exclusive party to attend but had no idea what to wear. Well, the fairy-godmother in me took the lead and before I knew it, I had helped him understand many things about looking good. I was happy to see him looking very well put together. “I got so many compliments at the event” he told to me.

Some weeks later, I saw a dark skinned guy wearing Yellow native attire; he combined it with a cap and muffler which had thick stripes of black and burgundy. This young man was noticed because his combination was although daring, worn well and smartly. I was impressed! He just looked GOOD!

Then it occurred to me, many guys are missing out on these important things about smart looks, hence this piece.

The question you might ask is what made the difference between these two young men?

The difference was clearly their approach to fashion. While one is willing to take risks by

Picture from Instagram [Men fashion review]

Picture from Instagram [Men fashion review]

combining bold colours, the other is less interested and daring. A guy who does not care about how he looks, doesn’t care and lets you see that in his dressing, while a guy who does actually puts in extra effort in trying to look good.

Everyone needs Conviction and Information. The right information gives a guy the right conviction while dressing. So I will tell you what I told Stephan: “Guys, like girls need to dress well. You don’t need expensive clothes or shoes to look good, but you need to dress well. You dress well by combining and complimenting colours.

Wear colours that compliment your skin tone. The reason is because you need the colors you wear to give moderation to your looks. You should also dress neatly and always look trimmed. Being neat as a guy is a sign of care and principle. It is hygienic and of course complements your good looks. Also note that you need to bath properly and regularly, use antiperspirant body spray or roll on which helps control sweat and finally, wash your under wears and clothes regularly.

As simple as this is, it can help change the orientation of people around you. Looking good is as simple as it sound, it is all about keeping it simple and neat. Combine your colours well, keep clean beards, nails and clothes and trust me you are good to go. After all these, a guy should always improve on the way he thinks talks and behaves.

A gentleman is always a preferred man.

All the best guys!

Bola Ukeh [Biccam]

Bola Ukeh [Biccam]



He is a young Nigerian who is passionate about positive social change, youth leadership development, and the growth of SMEs in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Maple is the Principal Consultant of Mapemond Resources, a Brand Development and Idea Management Firm. He is the Founder of Fayples Nigeria, an online clothing store. He is also the initiator of the Southern Brands Project, an initiative aimed at inspiring creative enterprise among young Nigerians in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

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