June 16, 2016

Dress Yourself

How to dress yourself

I often mention this blog to various women I talk to in social settings and the most common response I get is “Please tell me you give them lessons on how to dress for their body type.”

My response is always the same, “Of course.”

The look of relief says more than any words could, but, suffice it to say, most men (even those already successful in meeting women) are having their appearance overlooked.  A study by Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov has shown that our first impression of a person is formed within the first 1/10th of a second.  Can you imagine what an edge you’ll have when a beautiful woman spies you across the room because you’re easily the best dressed there?  Luckily for you it’s not that hard.  The key is to both dress for the occasion and your body type.

Currently I’ll keep it simple and cover cover casual and semi-formal (suits but not tuxedos).

I’ll divide this lesson up into casual and semi-formal, but, before we begin, I want to talk briefly about t-shirts in public.  T-shirts were originally underwear and were worn casually by rebellious teens in the 1950s.  As time went on they became the defacto style for kids and as time went on some kids never took them off.  Don’t get me wrong, a t-shirt on a hike, at the gym, or at the beach is perfectly fine.  They’re great for hanging around the house, doing chores, or anything that only requires you to keep yourself covered.  However, if you’re attempting to catch someone’s eye (which is possible anywhere from the grocery store to the next gala event), do you really want to be wearing something you barely thought about or would you rather present yourself as a man who takes time and gets things right?