Do You Care How You Dress?

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You Should Care How You Dress

I often get asked by friends and people around me (men) why they should dress well, or care. There are a number of reasons you should care but I want to go over some reasons I started to care, a few things I have observed, and why you should start caring and dressing better.

First and foremost, we have eyes for a reason. We use them to take in our surroundings, make observations, and filter all the stuff around us. And whether you consciously realize it or not, you are creating opinions and ideas of things around you all time.

This is what other people are doing when they see you as well!

Have you ever heard the quote “first impressions are everything”?  Whether you agree or not, there is a lot of truth in that. No one thinks twice about dressing up for a job interview, a wedding, or a nice dinner date. But for some strange reason, guys tend to think every other situation doesn’t count and they can dress slobs.


I understand it is easy to think people shouldn’t judge you based on looks, and should respect you regardless of how you dress and groom yourself. I used to feel the same way. I used to not care a whole lot about how I dressed, and what I left the house in.

But then one day I realized that I would listen and take advice from people who dressed better. I first noticed this in an office setting. I would generally take the advice from the co-worker who dressed nicer than another. The two guys were of equal work authority, and I would seek advice from both. But as I mentioned, I would almost always follow the advice of the guy who dressed sharper. He wore clothes that fit him well, such as Slim Dark Denim, and always looked as if he dressed with a purpose. The other co-worker looked like he put on whatever shirt and pants he could find first in the morning.

I Did Not Mean To Judge

I didn’t mean to make this judgment. It was simply years of social conditioning taking over. My decision process went into autopilot. If you want people to listen to you, there’s an important lesson to learn here:

Dress sharp! And people will take notice.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. A funny movie that shows how dressing well can change your life.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. A funny movie that shows how dressing well can change your life.

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The clothes you wear and how you present yourself to the world will change how people react and respond to you. This goes for work, dating, social interaction, sports, and interviews, literally everything!

Dressing well does not mean spending a lot of money and buying expensive name brands.

Read that a few times over till it’s ingrained in your head. You can spend all the money in the world on clothes and still not dress well. There are a lot of things I will cover in time but I want to give a few tips that will help you dress better while still matching your style and personality. What we wear is an expression of our personality, so I think it’s important to give a direction, not a rule.

Tips for Dressing Well:

  • Consider The Audience. Make sure you dress in a way that mirrors your environment or event. If you are at work, dress like you are at work. If you are going to a nice dinner, dress for the nice dinner. A good rule of thumb is to always dress slightly nicer than the situation you are going to be a part of, err on the side of being the nicest dressed guy in the room.
  • Find a Tailor. This is important! An expensive shirt doesn’t mean it’s going to fit you. And a properly fitting shirt is far more important than the price of the shirt. You can make a $20 shirt look like a $100 shirt by getting it fit by a tailor. Find a good tailor on Yelp or Google in your area and become a regular.
  • Wear Darker Clothes. This is a loose rule of mine as color is important. Wearing darker clothes allows you to get away with lesser quality clothing, as flaws are hidden better by the darker color.


This is going to be short and sweet. People notice and create ideas based on how you dress. It provides a message to the people and the world around you. So dress in a way you want to be thought of.

Be Fit. Dress Great!


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