5 Signs the Rugged Look Is Not for You
Before you get yourself a pair of boots and grow out your beard, check out the five signs the rugged look may not be your style.
You’ve seen him before. That guy in leather boots, selvedge denim, and a Henley shirt who could pass as budget Ryan Gosling from Drive. He walks in with his cool nonchalance and badass vibe, not caring whether he made you look. Convinced this bad boy is you? Here are five signs that this rugged look may not be the best one for you.
1. You’re a Neat Freak
Your mom never had to nag you about cleaning your room, and your artsy girlfriend thinks she scored when she found a guy who would pick up after her mess. For you, everything must be in its place, and there is a place for everything. All your belongings are color-coded, labeled, or neatly filed according to your own Dewey Decimal system.
In terms of style, you prefer sleek and tailored over loose and relaxed. And you can’t stand unironed clothes. If this is you, there is no way you’re rocking the rugged look.
2. Your Job Requires You to Dress Up
Someone in the creative industry might be able to get away with doing casual Fridays every day. But some jobs might require you to suit up daily. If your workplace culture is more traditional and business formal, then a laidback rugged look might not be practical, given your dress code.
Whether you’re dressing it up or down, your mane should be on top of its game. Dove Men+Care Refreshing Clean Shampoo is a fortifying product that deeply cleans and invigorates hair so you can pull any look together.
3. You Take Self-Care Seriously
You’re one of those guys who believes looking their best is non-negotiable, and you also enjoy the work it takes to look as sharp as you do.
On the other hand, achieving the rugged look requires as little care as possible. Of course, there’s a fine line between looking rugged and plain dirty – try not to cross it. If you see your frequently, a bedhead of messy, greasy hair probably won’t do it for you.
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4. Teal is Your Favorite Color
Or crimson, for that matter. The fact that you even speak Pantone is reason enough: the rugged look isn’t for you. Rugged color palettes are limited to neutral or earthy tones such as olive green, burgundy, burnt orange, grey, blue, black, and white. If your closet is full of bright colors or prints, you'll have to overhaul it, which we’re guessing isn’t something you’re too hot about.
5. You Love to Shop
When we think of a rugged guy, we imagine a man’s man – calloused hands from working hard all week, messy hair, and an overgrown beard. He never has time to or put any thought into what he wears, let alone shop for it. Rugged guys wear durable, utilitarian clothing that looks lived in because it is. Always first in line for a fresh drop? You’re hype beast, not rugged.
A rugged look exudes rough, edgy, alpha male energy. It’s not for everyone, but if you don't relate to any of the above signs, then you might just be able to kill this rustic look.