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First date is your chance to make the first impression and you do not want to mess things up. Even though ladies may be less demanding to the looks of gentlemen, they still expect you to show up nicely dressed. One of the worst things to do is to fail to match the occasion. So, here are the top 10 ideas on what to put on.

What to wear on a first date men

Picking the right location for your first date is essential, but wearing the clothes to match it is crucial. Men often times make mistakes and pick the wrong outfits. Here are the ideas of how to go about the task

3 best causal date outfits for men

  1. Jeans and sweater

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You can put on a light sweater or bright color or beige and combine it with jeans. You can even wear jeans with holes in them and put on white sneakers. Such an outfit is great for casual dates and for the outdoor dates. You can look stylish and not overly dressed and matching the occasion. Only make sure all your clothes are clean and nice smelling.

  1. Jeans, casual shirt and jacket

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It’s another nice option. If you know that the girl is not very likely to fancy torn jeans, you can put on a nice pair of darker shade ones. Add a casual t-shirt (not a white one) and put on a casual jacket. It can be of a contrasting color to the shirt. If you wear a tie, make sure it matches the belt by its color

  1. Outfit with accessories

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How about some chic? You can wear dark jeans with ankle boots and a tight t-shirt and add a hat and sun glasses. You can look modern and stylish in such a dating outfit. Wear nice watch or sports bracelet, too.

Glam men’s outfits for dates

  1. Jeans, color shirt and leather jacket

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How about such a combination? Instead of the regular jacket you can put on a leather one. And put on a bright color shirt. It can be even red or pink.

  1. David Beckham style

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This guy is an icon of style, so you can literally walk in his shoes. He, at times wears pants with sneakers, stripped top and jacket.

  1. Old school suit

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You can wear suit consisting of pants, jacket and vest with a shirt. This theme is trending huge now. And it would look cool for your first date.

Sport/casual first date outfits

If you plan your first date playing bowling or riding bikes, do not wear any sports outfits, even if you love such things. Better pick some casual clothes.

  1. Shorts, gumshoes, t-shirt and short sleeve shirt on the top of it

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This is a comfy and cool outfit, you can wear it, if the location meets the look.

  1. Tight jeans, gumshoes, t-shirt and leather jacket

Joe Jonas leaves Blu Jam Cafe with a friend in West Hollywood, CA

This is a nice first date clothing for bowling, bar or any other casual location for the first date.

Classic first date outfits

  1. Suit, shirt and tie

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You should wear this outfit only if your first date is to be at the fancy restaurant or any other such place, where there is a certain dress code requirements.

  1. Suit pants and shirt

<> on September 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

No tie and no jacket. It is a compromise between more casual and classic outfit for men.

Now we know what  guys should wear on a first date. But what are the main dressing mistakes to avoid?

  • ✔ Do not wear old clothes for the first date.

Even if you go bike riding or doing any other sports activities. Make sure anything you put on looks new and nice.

  • ✔ Look neat

Even if your clothes are not too fashionable, in any case they should look neat and nice. This shows the lady you are willing to go extra mile to look your best for her sake.

  • ✔ Smell good

Make sure to take good care of yourself and be appealing. Remember, if you wish to kiss the girl, your breath should be fresh, too. No smelly foods on the first date.

  • ✔ Buttons down

Do not button up the top button on the shirt if you are not wearing a tie. If you wear a casual jacket, button up only the top one.

  • ✔ Do not wear extra fancy clothes

If you are not used to them, you may feel awkward in such an outfit and add up to the stress of the first date.

Remember, you are to produce the very first impression on the lady. This could be your make it or break it factor in relationships. So, go an extra mile to look your best, but do not look overly dressed. Just show her you like her and value her by how you look. And always try to match the occasion. If you wear casual clothes to a fancy restaurant, she might think you are not smart enough.

In any case, you need to be able to feel self-confident on your first date. Nothing is as sexy and as appealing to women, as confidence in men. So, if you do not feel good in a three piece suit, pick a more casual date location, where you could dress up in your daily style and feel good. And do not forget to let your lady know where you are going, so she might pick the most suiting outfit, too.

These tips on clothes would help you to look like a perfect gentleman on your first date and get the second one, if you like the girl.