Your choice of clothes says a lot about who you are. Aside from its impact on your physical appearance, clothes will affect other aspects of your personality, behavior, and the way in which others perceive you.
When you put forth the effort, and time, to dress nice, you’ll create a more professional look. This, of course, is essential for many jobs and occupations, as workers may be required to dress professional. On the other hand, if you wear jeans and an old t-shirt, you can expect the opposite to happen: you’ll look unprofessional. Regardless of your occupation, you should strive for a professional look.
I guess you could say this goes hand-in-hand with professionalism. When you dress nice, others will view you as being more successful in life. You have to realize that most people judge based solely on looks, especially if they don’t personally know you. So if you are walking down the street wearing a stylish suit that’s properly fitted, others will assume you are successful — more so that if you wore sweatpants and a t-shirt.
You might be surprised to learn that your choice of clothes can affect your level of self-confidence. Don’t believe me? Think back on the last time that you wore a suit and tie. Whether it was going to a job interview, participating in a wedding, etc. Now try to remember how you felt on this day. Most men will agree that wearing a suit makes them feel confident, which in turn affects their body language, demeanor, attitude, and other aspects of their behavior. The bottom line is that dressing nice can boost your self-confidence.
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This isn’t just a “theory,” either. According to a study of 300 men and women conducted by PsychologyToday, men who wore custom-tailored bespoke suits were rated as being more confident, successful and flexible than men who were non-tailored, off-the-rack suits.
So, how can you create a stylish outfit that embodies professional, success and confidence? First and foremost, you should choose clothes that are properly fitted for your body shape and size. No two men have the exact same body, which is why it’s a good idea to seek custom measurements from a local tailor. Once you’ve found your measurements, you can order clothes to fit. And if a garment is either too big or too small, have it adjusted.
Color coordination will also affect your appearance. Avoid wearing black and brown colors together, opting for a cohesive color palette in which all of the garments flow together.