Crank up your physique
Your skin colour is not as important as your physique. The key to pulling off almost any outfit is having a good physique. Your apparel will fit nicely and neatly on your body, giving you a nice silhouette, and making you look dapper, unless you go overboard with colours.
Familiarising with the colour wheel
Befriend earth tone shades such as brown, green and red, in addition to adding deep blue and ivory to the mix. These will best complement your skin tone. What you want to stay away from are very light colours, including white (until or unless there's a good amount of contrast in your outfit). These colours contrast heavily with your warm skin and look out of place.
Dive into the world of eccentric socks for you have all the liberty in the world to experiment. Let loose your imagination and try out some of the bold socks which Muze has to offer. You were born to rock your feet with those vibrant socks.
Take inspiration from Aaron Heslehurst to familiarise yourself with such bold socks.
Accessories can be trickier than expected. While watches can be the best pick to make one look dapper, pick the wrong colour and your outfit will fall apart. Avoiding anything too gaudy, and pick out a watch that doesn't have too offensive a colour. While you are accessorising your look, don't forget to add sunnies to the mix. They tend to add a boost of confidence; and of course, good looks will tag along.
Prioritising your skin
The last tip is more of a grooming tip, for skipping this means that you're doing all of the above wrong. Moisturising is crucial for us men who lie on the warmer shade, because we are prone to dry skin. It not only keeps your skin fresh and healthy but also protects it from bacteria and makes you look dusky; now that's a massive plus!
Imperialism has robbed the confidence of people by forcefully embedding the concept that fair skin is somehow superior to dark skin. Unfortunately, this concept still prevails amongst us as evident in our TV commercials and daily 'Bhabi gossips'. People with any skin tone have a certain set of rules to help accentuate their look better and so do we. Dark skin is a privilege. We have a broader horizon to pick our style from and that gives us the edge.
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Location: Swimming Pool, Amari Dhaka