Why Should You Dress to Impress?
There is such versatility in fashion these days that it's so much easier for people to express themselves through their clothing, which I think also makes it so much easier to say: "I'll dress how I want, the only person I need to impress is myself, people should judge me for who I am and not what I wear."
Although there is truth to the idea that you should be judged for who you are, like it or not, people do judge you for what you wear.
Henry Ward Beecher, a prominent Congregationalist Clergyman and social reformer of the 1800s once said: "Clothes and manners do not make the man, but when he is made, they greatly improve the appearance."
Your appearance is a great investment
Who doesn't want to be successful in business and in life? Dressing to impress is dressing for success, which can sometimes cost a little more than you'd like, but in the end, the return on your investment will make it all worth it, especially at times when:
- You're going on a job interview
- You're meeting a new potential client
- You have an important meeting with the boss
- You are the keynote speaker at an event
- You're vying for a promotion
Your appearance can't be great just at those times, you must consistently make the effort.
Rules to dress by:
- Dress for the "sport". Just like you wouldn't wear hunting boots to a tennis match, wear the appropriate clothing for the occasion.
- Just as important as what you wear, is the condition of the clothes you wear.
- From Forbes Magazine thought of the day: “ Keeping your clothes well pressed will keep you from looking hard pressed. ” — Coleman Cox
- People can tell if you are a person who pays attention to details if your clothing fits properly, your shoes are shined, your shirts are pressed.
- Keeping your clothing cleaned and maintained is more important than the brands you wear - it gives the impression of a professional.
- Pay special attention to your grooming. Your clothing takes a back seat to your personal hygiene.
For many, this may seem like "Dressing 101", but take a good look at your personal presentation, and see if there are areas that need a little more "spit and polish".
As a men's clothier, I have spent many years helping my clients build and maintain a wardrobe that will leave great impressions wherever they go.
I keep it simple and save you time by coming to you, on your schedule, making it more convenient.