This a big question and one that will often come down to your own individual ethos and mantra in life. However, if you are taking the attitude – I don’t care what people think, I have my own unique style and I don’t like having to follow rules on dressing, just bare in mind although that may be what you think, that is not necessarily what others will be thinking. We know it can be confusing at times as the world pushes the mantra, it is all about how your perform and not how you look. In a perfect world, maybe that would be the case – but unfortunately we don’t live in this world.
With this in mind we have put together a few reasons why it is worth taking a bit of time on your appearance, each and every day:
1. Clothing will make a big impact on people’s first impression of you…
People are superficial, not just as a cultural phenomenon but as a hardwired instinct going all the way back to when our brains needed to make snap judgments on what was a stripy rock and what was a tiger about to eat us. We tend to be done formulating our initial opinion of someone before we’ve actually spoken to them.
2. Dressing sharp helps with your confidence
One of the first pieces of advice in self-help books is almost always something along the lines of “Get Your Personal Appearance Under Control!” It’s good advice. People tend to perform better in life when they feel that they deserve to perform better. The automatic assumption that a well-dressed man should be treated with respect works when it’s your reflection in the mirror, too.
3. A well groomed man, notices other well groomed men
4. Specific choices of clothing make statements about you
From a three piece suit, to a baseball cap t-shirt and shorts, each have their own style and speak volumes about your personality and how seriously you take life. It doesn’t matter what you are wearing in our book, as long as you don’t look scruffy.
5. The best looking men call the shots…
When all is said and done, the best reason to take time with your clothing and appearance is to take charge of your life. Well-dressed men have already taken the way the world sees them into their own hands. Men are drawn towards men who appear as if they have everything under control and know what they are doing, this can all be communicated by how you look and what you wear. Choosing to go with a handlebar moustache, for example, is a bold look that will speak volumes about your creativity. Just make sure you have a good moustache wax if you are going to approach it!