The Importance of Being a Well-Dressed Man

When Mr. Kenneth Cole tweeted: “Stressed, depressed but well dressed #2015In5Words” I quickly realized how society continues to look up to people whose appearance is presentable. Despite what we might want to believe, right or wrong, people will continue to judge us based on our appearance. Physical appearance isn’t simply a narcissistic tendency, but our striving for social standing in a superficial-driven society.  According to MensFitness.com, people judge trustworthiness based on appearance rather than reputation or anything else. 

Having said that, it’s time to step-up our game. A pretty straight-forward way to improve our overall attractiveness is by knowing how to dress well.

Remember, physical attractiveness confers numerous social advantages. As reported by BusinessInsider.com, sharp-looking people earn substantially more, and are more likely to get hired or promoted in organizations and companies. Attractive people have been found to be more persuasive than their unattractive counterparts. Most importantly, well-dressed people have more opportunities to expand their networks professionally and personally, and to become influencers. 

With this in mind, every gentleman should follow the timeless style-advice of Edwin Hardy Amies, an English fashion designer, founder of the Hardy Amies label and best known for his official title as dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II: 

A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.
— Hardy Amies

And the fashion-advice of Orson Welles, an American actor, director and producer: 

Create your own visual style… Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others
— Orson Welles

I certainly hope this article helps you inspire the way you dress and approach style on a daily basis. For more advice on what to wear this winter season, check out my previous posts: The Pea Coat: A Menswear Essential and 5 Cold-Weather Fashion Trends for Braving this Season in Style for more fashionable street-styles.

Promote yourself, dress well.

 

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