How to Dress Like a Stud for Your Valentine’s Day Date

Looking to make a great impression on Valentine’s Day, Cupid? Dressing for this romantic holiday is all about the setting for the big date, and the outfit you choose has got to hit the bulls eye. Below we’ve broken down a few different date scenarios and how to dress like a stud for each one.
 
Where: Out and about—fine dining, movies, concert, or dinner at home
How to dress: Semi-casual
This is the scenario for most Valentine’s Day dates, and the good news is that there are plenty of ways you can roll with your outfit. Many guys will go with dark denim pants topped with a striped or checked button-down. Casual dress shoes are the standard here, such as wingtip oxfords, desert style shoes, or men’s chukka boots.
 
To wear a sweater or not to wear a sweater may be your question. Wearing a V-neck sweater over the shirt is optional, and it has its pluses and minuses. On one hand, a V-neck is a great way to add an extra layer of warmth, but on the other hand, it somewhat hides your great tie underneath. The choice is ultimately yours, but if you really want to stand out, forget the sweater and show off your tie instead.
 
Whether you go with or without the sweater, be sure to finish the look with a black or grey wool blazer. To highlight that romantic, wintry effect, go with a grey plaid blazer.
 
Where: Romantic night on the town, five-star restaurant
How to dress: Go all out
The reservations are made and you’re all in on making this a Valentine’s she’ll never forget, so don’t hold back on your outfit. Start with your best grey suit, and if you don’t have one, GET ONE. The great thing about grey is that it’s super versatile, great for any skin tone, tie color, shirt color, shoe color, etc. Considering it is winter, throw on a pair of black oxfords (don’t forget to shine them), and go with a plain white button-down here.
 
Details always make a huge difference in dress, so be sure to accessorize like you mean it. Patterned socks, cufflinks, and your best watch are a minimum here for making a great impression. And remember, the tie is the centerpiece of your outfit, so don’t just throw on any tie. Even if you go semi-causal, always choose an intriguing tie that will draw her attention to your good taste, like one from Squiddledee Ties.
 
What’s great about Squiddledee Ties is that they actually design their ties to flow with your unique personality. With classy, yet clever styles like the adventurous “Butterfly” and the playful “Rubber Ducky,” Squiddledee Ties are sure to keep the conversation stoked and your outfit on point. And they’re all made here in the U.S. with expert craftsmanship and 100 percent imported silk for impeccable quality that’s sure to have you looking flawlessly unforgettable.  
 
Where: Dinner at home, “low key”
How to dress:  Semi-casual
So you’ve decided to avoid the crowds and blaze your own trail this Valentine’s Day. Can’t say we blame you, but you still need to dress like you mean it. Besides, you’ll want to be ready in case your date wants to go out for dessert. When keeping it low-key, go with what you’d wear if you were taking your date out for a fine-dining experience, sans the sweater and outerwear. Wearing dark denim and a button down is the perfect way to mark the special occasion without going over-the-top. Crank up the charm with an interesting tie, and you’ll be all set to impress. 

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