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The Art of Peacocking

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Leah No Comments

Peacocking is term used to describe the act of a man adjusting his behavior or dress in an attempt to impress a woman. The term originates from the act of the male peacock showing his feathers in order to attract the attention of a female peacock.

Men that peacock will often be found wearing obnoxious clothing to garner a female’s attention. If you catch a man wearing leather pants, big fake gold jewelry, fur coats or anything sparkly, he’s probably peacocking. Likewise, a man driving a flashy car or owning a boat with a few too many speakers might also be trying to attract your attention in the art of peacocking. And it’s also likely for all the wrong reasons.

The peacock theory is that if you dress ostentatiously, you’ll draw women to you like moths to a flame. The problem with this mating theory is that not all attention is created equal. For a man to appear sexy to a female, he must exhibit class and a sense of style instead of donning tacky clothing, or, gasp, actual feathers. Below are a few stylish options to help you attract the right kind of attention from the opposite sex.

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Sun-Kissed Skin

This doesn’t mean that you should start spray tanning or laying out in the sun without sunscreen. Sun-kissed skin should look like you’ve got a little bit of a tan, but shouldn’t look like you’re a close cousin of the lobster. A man that looks like he’s just spent a time in the sun tells a women that he likely enjoys some of the same pastimes as she does and it can be an easy way to attract a like-minded female.

White Button-Up Shirt

Classic and simple, a white button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up worn with a pair of jeans or shorts is an effortlessly sophisticated option to attract a woman. There is something just so irresistible about a man in a crisp and clean white oxford-style shirt.

Cufflinks

Is there anything sexier than a man in cufflinks? No, I’m not talking about the Chippendale variety. I’m talking about a man in a fitted suit with beautiful silver monogrammed cufflinks. In the Keys, we don’t have many options for men to wear suits, but when the opportunity arises you should have the right attire.

A great watch

Watches have been a status symbol ever since they were invented. And thankfully today, you can purchase a nice looking watch for under $100. This jewelry staple is the only jewelry you need to own or wear.

Confidence

You want to look cool, charming, and appealing? Be yourself. The best looking men are those that are confident in who they are and exhibit a bit a chivalry.   You’ll easily catch the attention of a female by simply holding the door open for her, being thoughtful and being confident in the man you are.

So get your strut on, you handsome peacock.