First dates can be stressful enough: between deciding where to go, trying not to drink too much, and keeping intellectually stimulating conversation, you don’t need the added stress of being unsure of what to wear. Your outfit, and the effort put into it, will convey more to your date than you may think, and if it’s your first date you want to send the right message. It’s a delicate balance between “I threw on whatever was clean” and “my mom picked this out”. Both are bad, so the goal is to fall somewhere in the middle. We know everyone has their own style, so we’re not here to tell you exactly what to wear. However, there are some universal tips that all men can appreciate. So even though it can be tough and nerve-wracking, we’ve got your back (and the shirt that’s on it).