Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, February 24, 2006 Page: 87 of 100
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beers on Cedar Springs,
untucking your shirt hides
any spare tire you may have.
"Make sure the shirt is tai-
lored to be worn untucked,
though," he warns. "The bot-
tom of the shirt tail should
stop at the end of the rise on
your jeans," or where the zip-
For the slimmer guy who
wants to add a little more
oomph to his physique, try
the opposite track. "Leaner
men can add volume to their
upper body by tucking in
their shirt, or layering tops,"
he says. Watch out for belts,
though: A belt may only fur-
ther emphasize any hint of a
spare tire, so pay attention to
what your body wants to
With the hundreds of
designer jeans available, be
careful about buying just any pair of denim.
"Go for darker washes rather than lighter ones.
Dark denim is easy to wear and always appropri-
ate, but lighter washes tend to look dated and are
harder to match with your favorite colors,"
Saboura says. He suggests straighter cuts
because they work best for most body types. Gay
men tend to gravitate to the bootcut and flared
styles, but they make a guy look too feminine
and flamboyant, especially on a leaner build.
"You're not fooling anyone with that kicky
leg," quips Saboura.
Shorter man can easily create a taller look with
the right alteration and hemline.
"Go for a slightly longer hem if you're short to
elongate your legs. And paired them with a great
pair of boots that have a slight heel, you'll
instantly have a slim, uninterrupted line, which
adds tons of height," he says.
Updating a wardrobe, or just a look will keep
you from appearing out of place. This year,
Saboura says to forget all the Abercrombie and
athletic wear for the warm season. "Gay men
always end up sporting a sleeveless shirt to the
bars, and it's time to move on," he says. They
may play up a stud's sexy biceps, but a man with
a fuller torso looks soft and round, especially
after a few beers.
The fastest way to look hot without breaking
the bank is by layering. Experiment by pairing a
SAM AND DIANE: Saboura shares his style tips with Diane Sawyer as a regular
contributor to "Good Morning, America."
blazer with a fitted tee, a henley with a polo shirt
or a thin sweaters layered over a button-down.
Or, create your own clever combo to craft an
effortless, but thought-out look. Compliment
your style with a beachy flip-flop, a dressy loafer
or a cool pair of Vans to add some interest.
Most important, invest in a fantastic fitted dark
"There's a huge difference between fitted and
tight," Saboura says. "Fitted button-downs and
tees highlight your body. A tight shirt looks like
you raided your little brother's closet." Black
always works, but think about other colors, too,
such as darker jewel tones.
For men and women, the key to looking great
means staying true to yourself.
"1 always tell people to dress the way your
body is today, not how it was yesterday, or how
you want it to be tomorrow," he says. "When
you're comfortable in your clothing and feel
great, it shows in so many ways. Making the
right choices in clothing can completely change
the way your body is perceived by others, and
even by you in the mirror everyday. That's what
my book is all about, learning how to become
your own stylist, and making the best choices for
And that's coming from the stylist to the stars.
To tap into Samboura's style tips, visit
FIVE MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR MEN
Sam Saboura believes that everyone can find his inner fashioni
but having some essential items in your wardrobe makes achieving
the goal easier.
Here are five Items no man should be without.
• Black button-down shirt. Dress up, go casual or party out
— it's the essentia! for the urban dweller. Add In the bonus ben-
efit of the slimming effect of black shades, and you'll always
look sleek and sexy. Spice up your button-down collection with
subtle pinstripes or other deep tones like navy or umber.
• An expensive watch. Men should avoid too much jewelry
as a rule, but don't let your wrist go naked, A hot watch shows
colleagues and contemporaries that you mean business, if you
splurge on one purchase, make it your timepiece,
• Sexy shoes ...Or a stylish pair of ritzy shoes. A well-made pair of leather loafers or Italian boots
elevates your entire look, even for the casual man. The saying is that shoes make the man, and that
couldn't be more correct.
• A fitted tee. Always classic and cool, without strainingyour wallet. Cool retro-prints, color blocks
or classic neutral in the right form-fitting size wiil slirn the body. Just make sure the fit is right.
• Perfect jeans. Finding the flawless jean takes work, but when you finally unearth that ideal pair,
snatch them up immediately. And then start again, because you can never have too much denim.
Throw in some chinos and cords, and your closet will be finished.
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, February 24, 2006, newspaper, February 24, 2006; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238897/m1/87/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.