Tell me if any of this sounds familiar

  • You’re smart, successful, and confident, but that doesn’t always show in the way you dress
  • You have a ton of inner game, and you want your clothing to make a statement about you and represent you well
  • You’re interested in dressing well and looking good, but you don’t want to spend too much time thinking about it
  • You notice when other guys are dressed well, but you can’t quite put your finger on why you know that… and you’re unsure about how that translates into dressing well in your own life

If so, well, you’ve come to the right place.

There’s a good chance you have an idea about how to dress well. But it’s not second nature.

You’re not looking to be some style expert; you want to learn just enough so you feel confident in your clothes and know how to look sharp… whether you’re headed to a coffee shop with a friend, or into your boss’ office to ask for a promotion.

What’s the next step?

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Download the free Lean Wardrobe eGuide and read it! This will give you a few shortcuts to dressing well quickly and easily every single day.

You’ll soon realize looking sharp isn’t as difficult or confusing as it may seem!

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"EG has helped me transform my overcrowded wardrobe crammed full of baggy dad jeans, hoodies and trainers, into a well organized minimalist wardrobe full of sharp, versatile pieces. The new, more stylish me now gets better service in shops and bars, and I find that some of my favorite pieces get me the most compliments. So cheers Barron, I can’t thank you enough." Simon M.

These are the beliefs that guide an Effortless Gent

Your wardrobe reflects and communicates who you are

Care enough to develop your personal style

Understand what fits

Buy fewer, but better-quality garments that you love (and that will last)

Know the rules, and know how to break them stylishly

Dress with intentionality and purpose


Required Reading

If you’re looking for a list of Effortless Gent’s best posts, this should get you started.

What Is A Gentleman? How to be a modern-day gent

What Is A Gentleman? How to be a modern-day gent

What exactly is a gentleman?

Considering the name of this site, I feel I have the obligation to address exactly what a gent is.

Nine Ways Pitti Uomo Can Improve Your Personal Style

Nine Ways Pitti Uomo Can Improve Your Personal Style

Even if you can’t imagine wearing such bold ensembles, doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a thing or two from the guys who stunt hard in the streets of Florence at this event.

If you’re still in the process of figuring out your own personal style, here are some ways you can let Pitti inspire you, and lessons you can learn.


Ten Habits of Highly Stylish People

Fortunately, there are some common habits amongst the naturally style inclined that you can emulate.

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A Visual Guide To Quick And Easy Color Combinations

One question I still get relatively often has to do with combining different colors of shirts, pants, and shoes together. This is a fairly basic concept that we touched upon in other posts, but it makes sense to dedicate a whole article to this idea.


This Little Shift In Perspective Can Instantly Make You Appear More Confident, Sexy, and In Charge

A few weeks ago, when I was home for the holidays, I had a conversation with my barber that completely changed the way I look at life.


Style Archetypes: How To Go Beyond Basics And Take Your Style A Step Further

I love a Lean Wardrobe, and I believe every man should strive to own the basics. It’s good to have a handle on these essentials, but once you’ve mastered that art, what comes next?


Travel Light: A Lean Approach to Packing

Packing for versatility and flexibility is always a smart move, whether you’re going away for the weekend, or traveling for weeks. What’s the best way to do that?


Masculine Inertia: Overcoming resistance through challenges and deadlines

Depending on where he is in life, inertia can be a man’s best friend or greatest enemy. As men we are all better off developing the right kind of masculine inertia.


Assessing Your Lifestyle: Three Things To Consider Before Building Your Lean Wardrobe

Here are three things to consider, and questions to help you evaluate each one.

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The Lean Wardrobe Pyramid: A visual to help you get it right

Here’s my theory that should prove useful to the gent who’s still getting his bearings. Let’s think of the Lean Wardrobe as a pyramid, split into three levels.


10 Big Wins To Help You Dress Sharp, Look Handsome, And Shock Your Loved Ones

Upgrading your personal style is all about accumulating a series of Big Wins that produce significant growth and change in your personal style, wardrobe, and self-confidence. Here are the top ten.

Squats and Sport Coats: What The Barbell Taught Me About Style

Squats and Sport Coats: What The Barbell Taught Me About Style

I realized how similar learning a new movement in the gym is to improving personal style, especially when starting practically from scratch.

Patterns 101: All you need to know about wearing, mixing, and matching patterns

Patterns 101: All you need to know about wearing, mixing, and matching patterns

We’ll go over seven common patterns you may find in stores (maybe even your own closet, right now!), how to distinguish the differences among all of them, and finally, how to incorporate them within your existing wardrobe so you can easily put together a cohesive, good-looking outfit.

F#%K Fashion: Eight Tips to Being the Best Dressed Guy You Know

F#%K Fashion: Eight Tips to Being the Best Dressed Guy You Know

You don’t need to be a menswear expert well-versed in the terminology and minutiae to put together a basic, good-looking outfit.