I must admit that I am not an expert in the “man closet” because most of my people have been women or couples sharing a closet. When a man and woman share a closet, it’s cliché, but true, that the woman usually gets her way and the closet turns out to be on the more feminine side. I do know that the man closets I have seen have a distinct and consistent look to them.
. You can feel the masculine vibe and here’s how I think you accomplish it:
1- Dark rich colors: Where as a woman may choose a softer color or even white, you will often find dark, heavy wood in a man’s closet.
2- Absence of detail: Rather than a decorative panel, mirror or glass on a drawer front, a man’s closet will often have clean, straight lines.
3- Less Decoration: You will find less memorabilia, collectibles and extraneous items in a man’s closet where a “girly closet” may have photos, flowers and decorative items.
4- Symmetrical lines: Since men have fewer differing lengths or clothes (usually only 2 or 3), when you look at their closet it seems more symmetrical and organized then a woman’s which can have 3 lengths of dresses, 2 of skirts and even varying pant lengths.
Now of course, this is all in my own experience based on what I have seen. Men, just like women, have differing tastes and styles and therefore will have a closet to match.
Whatever that is, it’s perfect.