>>2621>I just buy clothes and hope they fit.
About of it is trial and error for sizes. Luckily for mens it's roughly the same method of sizing between brands at least in the US. Helps if you need to get others to buy clothes that fit, or need to get alot without much fuss.
Clothes have purpose and technically the main one is to highlight your features. I prefer comfort, and ease of movement, but what matters to you is your preference and the situations you are in.
Guidelines of fashion and how you use it to your advantage.
You want others to believe something about you.
Dress for what you want others to percieve you as.
Successfully doing so they won't question anything. Failing and they might subconsciously know something is off. Not likely but possible.
Do it poorly and they will see through the disguise.
Imagine you are a spy, or a security testing specialist. You have a goal to get to the server room.
You need to dress, and act like the clothes you are wearing.
Going for an elevator maintenance outfit, having cursory knowledge, and convincing attitude.
People will think it's for regular maintenance. Letting you have free reign over it.
Dress as pizza delivery with a pizza and they will let you walk straight to the top if they have poor security measures.
Dress like an average Joe and you will be treated like an average Joe.
Dress like a basement dwelling slob and you'll be treated that way.
Dress like an important person convincingly you'll be treated as such. It's really wacky.
Okay so more fashion and what looks pleasing to the eye. I had no idea what the fuck to look for, but then I had to take a photography class once. It all boils down to some guidelines.
The Golden Ratio: it's everywhere in nature so our minds like it. It's also applicable to the human body.
The ratio can have an infinite amount of them, the most important one is the one eyes follow.
The Rule of Thirds: Basically the Golden Ratio but simplified. A quick and easy guide.
You can divide it however you want, and then keep dividing.
Color Composition: all hail the mighty color wheel.
Similar colors. They are colors next to the one you've chose.
Opposite colors. They are colors opposite to the one you've chose.
Texture composition, I know it was in here, but I can't remember right now.
With these you can coax eyes and minds to look where you want them to, and where you don't.
They are all guidelines, and this is not from an expert. The easiest way to explore this is to look at something and think of why it looks good.
You don't need expensive clothes, or fancy stuff all you need is to appeal to the eye. While having the right stuff helps, work with what you have.
TLDR: Imitate nature, think why it's pleasant.