Slacks: The Guide to Poker Fashion

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When it comes to playing poker, fashion is probably the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn’t be. Your skills at the table may top your list of priorities on the day but it may benefit you to know that the fashion choices you make can have a positive impact on the way in which you are perceived by fellow players and spectators alike. If you are torn between suits and slacks, continue reading to familiarize yourself with a guide to poker fashion.

Dress for comfort

Whilst it can be tempting to make an entrance, it may benefit you, and your opponents, to dress for comfort. A poker game tends to last around 60 minutes but can go on for several hours depending on the knowledge and experience of both players involved. If you have opted for a fancy-dress costume or an extravagant headpiece, for example, you are more likely to get irritated and distracted as time goes on. By choosing leisurewear or a casual outfit, on the other hand, you can inspire confidence and continue to play for hours on end if necessary.

Consider your surroundings

During the process of dressing for a poker match, you must consider what your surroundings are likely to be ahead of time. For example, if you are scheduled to play in a packed arena, radiating body heat may lead to a sudden rise or dramatic drop in temperature due to excess air conditioning. It may also benefit you to consider the type of building the tournament is likely to be held in with metal buildings less likely to retain heat and brick buildings more likely to sustain a comfortable temperature. If you are only familiar with playing at a top-rated online casino, such as for example, you should layer up so you can adjust to your surroundings at the drop of a hat and only pack soft fabrics that can be folded easily and quickly.

Wear accessories

If you have watched a poker game either online or in-person, you may have noticed poker players adorning a wide range of accessories including hats, sunglasses, and scarves. This can be used to conceal your face and mask your ‘tells’ from your opponents during any shocking or pivotal moments during gameplay. The decision to wear accessories during a poker game has been highly contested by players and experts alike for decades but is generally tolerated at minor as well as major poker tournaments on a global scale. By paying attention to the World Series of Poker, for example, you may also have noticed a number of players wearing headphones or earphones. By following suit, you can inform your opponents that you would rather play in silence and focus on the task at hand.

Make a statement

If you like to make a statement, you may be the type of player that enjoys wowing fellow spectators and players alike as you approach the table in a weird and wonderful getup. Whether you do this to distract your opponents or just ensure your name is remembered long after the game concludes, the shock factor can be a great way to express yourself as well as your style of play as an experienced or budding poker player.

If you are interested in taking your poker game to the next level but don’t know where to start when it comes to navigating the fashion department, it may benefit you to remember a number of tips and tricks such as dress for comfort, consider your surroundings, wear accessories, and make a statement.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.