Behind a sleek suit or a manly beard should be someone who takes care of himself and understands respect—both of himself and of others. This notion of respect must be the root of a man’s confidence and is the key to knowing how to look more masculine. So, before we go into this journey, we must make it clear to ourselves that looking and acting masculine is a way of embracing who you are and expressing this as confidently as possible. Let’s start this quick run-through with appearance, as it’s the first aspect about oneself that is easy to shift.
Masculine men are easily distinguishable from what’s commonly referred to as the beta male because of a few key factors. While standards may change with time, certain masculine men traits cannot ever be disregarded. Men and women would agree that these qualities are what constitute a real man, regardless of circumstance—and it’s not about mere gender stereotypes (or even gender roles).