How To Look Like a Rich Man ( In 10 Mostly Easy Steps )

Do you ever walk on the streets and you see some men who stand out from the crowd and you just think “that guy looks like a rich man”?.

The funny part is that the “rich looking guy” most of the times is not wearing anything fancy or luxurious, but by the way he presents himself you get a feeling that “he must be rich”.

I get that impression almost every day. I noticed also that this has nothing to do with being beautiful or not; in fact, most of the guys who “look rich” are not the model looking type.

What is That Rich Look About?

If you ask a guy who was born into a rich family, always had everything he wanted and been rich was just his daily routine, he will probably not know why you think he looks different.

Some men were always wealthy and always hanged out with other wealthy people so it is not something that they will be thinking about every day.

Understand the Mentality Behind Looking Rich

I believe there’s a big difference between the guy who is wealthy, educated and polite, from the rich kid who brags about his money and doesn’t know how to dress or talk.

I see the rich looking men as a gentleman who knows to behave in public and knows how to handle a smart conversation.

He doesn’t need to show off what he has and doesn’t need to ask for acceptance because he knows his true value.

Do not mistake it with vanity: I totally agree that wearing full designer monogrammed clothes, chains and talking like a douche is a pure stupidity. What I am trying to show you is how to present your best self.

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Look at the James Bond character; he is one of the best examples of how to look cool and “rich” at the same time.

So let’s see some points on how to look like a rich man without being mistaken by a douche;

Be Confident

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I believe one of the main characteristics of a wealthy looking man is his confidence. This is one of his strongest “skills”.

Confidence is not something you get when you become a rich man, and it is not bought with money. In fact, most wealthy men had to learn how to build their confidence before they got where they are today.

Confidence means feeling good about yourself and always making sure you make yourself be respected by others.

One thing about a confident Alpha male is that he owns the space where he is situated. Everyone sees that he is a man of power, not just wealthy.

Stay Up To Date

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Knowledge is also power. A rich looking man also knows what is happening around him and around the world.

If all your conversations start with sport, girls or beer, you should see what you can do to step up your game.

Most wealthy people are also part of some kind of business so you should know about the latest news in the business world.

Also, know your field. If you are in the fashion business, for example, you should know everything about it and if people ask you any question about something related to it, you should be able to answer it.

How do I stay up to date? Read Read and Read.

There is NEWS every day so I recommend you to sign up for a business magazine like Forbes, Bloomberg, etc and subscribe to fashion and lifestyle magazines like GQ, Details and keep reading our articles here at Royal Fashionist.

Dress Well

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As I said, don’t mistake a rich looking man with the guy who wears full printed designer logos.

If you want to look like a rich man, you need to be elegant. That doesn’t mean you need to wear a suit all day long, but you do need to know what you wear though.

The well-dressed men don’t show much or any logo on their outfits. You know the guy has style by the quality of the clothes and how he put the pieces together.

What most people who do not understand style think, is that you need a lot of money to look good.

That’s totally not true. Most well-dressed men wear neutral colors with no prints and not many details.

If you see some stylish celebrity like David Beckham, Ryan Gosling, Daniel Craig, etc… most of the times if they are wearing a t-shirt, it’s a white or black t-shirt, no print, logos or anything that will make the look too busy.

The Fit – Another part of knowing how to dress like a rich man is to know when a piece of an outfit fits well or not.

You won’t see a stylish rich guy wearing pants or suits that are not tailored to his body. Each piece of the outfit must look like it was made exclusively for you.

I personally believe that all men should wear slim fit pants and a jacket. I take all my denim pants to my tailor for him to adjust the length of it. You don’t want to have extra fabric over your shoes.

I would also advise you to stay away from regular fit and shoulder-padded suit jackets. Those look terrible and will ruin your outfit.

Shopping on a budget: You can probably find some great deals by checking for retail store sales. I also have some great web shopping stores that offer up to 60% sales every day on most designer pieces like MyHabit ( Amazon Store ), Gilt, Ruelala, and Hautelook ( Nordstrom Store ). You should check them out.

Find key Accessories

How To Look Like a Rich Man ( In 10 Mostly Easy Steps ) : Fashion | https://www.royalfashionist.comYou don’t need to spend crazy money on your outfit because you can find some cool affordable pieces that will also look good.

But with men’s accessories, there is no way to run from it. You got to choose the right accessories that will give your outfit a luxurious touch.

You don’t need to buy a 10k Rolex watch but find some key accessories that stand out. Instead of having three not so good watches, buy one for the price of the three.

Change your bulky wallet for a card case. Who carries cash nowadays? Besides the credit cards, a lot of places accept phone payments so there is no need to be carrying a brick on your back pant pocket.

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There are three main essential accessories men always carry with them; cell phone, wallet, and keys. So make sure those three have something that differentiates.

Wear Men’s Jewelry

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This could be part of the “key accessories” but I wanted to put it separately to show the importance of it.

Like the accessories, Jewelry was made to give men the luxury look. It gives that last touch on your outfit to make you look your 110%.

Just like with watches, you should buy jewelry that has a great quality and brings value to your style.

The best choices of jewelry still the ones made of 925 Silver. The ones made with 925 Silver have a greater quality than the ones made of brass.

The Marcos de Andrade Jewelry line will be available soon. Make sure you sign up to get notified of launch date.

Talk like a Gentleman

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A rich man knows how to present himself and to talk in a polite way. This should be on the top of your list.

You should differentiate yourself from the “bros” type of guys. You can’t be cussing and saying bad words with every phrase that comes out of your mouth.

I have known many girls that complain about men that approaching them at a club like they are coming to buy a burger.

A lot of men want women of class but they don’t know how to behave when they are in front of one them.

Let the “bro” be a bro and take yourself apart by acting like a gentleman.

Take Your Grooming Routine Seriously

How To Look Like a Rich Man ( In 10 Mostly Easy Steps ) : Fashion | https://www.royalfashionist.comIf your outfit talks like a million dollars but your face looks like a $1 sandwich, you must be doing something wrong.

Another feature of looking like a rich man is to have a well-taken care facial and body skin.

You may see those men smelling good and with a smooth baby face, and you think that you need a lot of money to look like that. It is actually more about making the time for it than spending a lot on products.

Most great men’s grooming products are affordable so that’s not an excuse you can give. You probably will need only three products to start with; a facial washer, a scrub, and a face lotion.

You should take your grooming routine just like you wash your teeth and take a shower every day.

Surround Yourself With Men Of Equal Goals

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Choosing to become friends with other men who have the same likes and goals as you do is very important.

It is not about trying to get something from it but it is about learning and getting familiarized with your new habitat.

Be Active and Choose Where You Eat

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Well, it may not sound like something that you see in all men who look wealthy but it does help.

If you are lazy to hit the gym or practice sports at least a couple days per week, you probably are not going to care about the other topics in this post either.

How you eat and where you eat also affect the “rich looking” outcome. You need to find cool restaurants and acquaint yourself with fine cuisine.

It is a matter of choice. Eating a street taco is cool but choosing a famous chef restaurant that serves refined foods is something you will never forget.

Know What You Post On Your Social Network

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No matter if you like it or not, Social Network is part of your lives, and you should take it as the cover of your life resume.

Tell me if you have ever checked someone’s Facebook or Instagram to see what he or she is all about? We all have done that.

What if you had your first meeting with your new boss and you present yourself as a man of status, no drink, no party but when he goes to check your social page, the first thing he sees is your last insane labor day weekend in Vegas.

You should post pictures and videos like you want people to see you. Choose carefully each picture you post and present yourself as someone with value who appreciates the good things in life.

Last Comment

Just want to emphasize that trying to “look like a rich man” doesn’t mean that you will be living a vain life.

Just like in fashion, not all people think that you should spend much on clothes or shoes but for those who like it, it makes them happy.

At the end of the day, it is all about been happy, right?

So Do you think I missed anything? What else you think that makes a Rich looking man?

Marcos Paulo de Andrade is the founder/writer for the blog Royal Fashionist, a men’s guide for the modern and sophisticated men, including a variety of current issues such as fashion, health, and fitness.  Marcos Paulo is also the fitness guru who has close to 5 million hits on youtube.

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