The Blueprint

Rule No. 1: Develop your Look “Appearance is  always important. Find yourself in colors, patterns, fit or jacket cut,” advises Kevin Stewart, designer and co-owner of Old School Shirt Makers New York.

Rule No. 2: Tie One On “The smallest details can  make the biggest impact. When it comes to ties, I have a new appreciation for prints,” explains Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who partnered with online retailer The Tie Bar last year. Dwyane Wade for The Tie Bar Bow Tie ($25; thetiebar.com)

Rule No. 3: get A Grooming Routine Celeb  stylist Wouri Vice suggests men establish a regimen. “Mine is washing my face with La Prairie Foam Cleanser, then applying witch hazel before seeing the barber, which guarantees a smooth cut.” La Prairie Foam Cleanser ($80; laprairie.com)

Read more in the August issue of EBONY Magazine.