Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The Best Dressed Man in the Room
Don't be afraid to be the best-dressed guy in the room. If you shop at Justin Harvey, it's going to happen and that’s not a bad thing.
It takes getting used to. You may initially feel “overdressed,” particularly when you’re the only man wearing a stylish button down shirt and sports coat as opposed to a tee shirt or sweater.
A good rule when choosing your outfit is "It's better to be over dressed than under dressed". Imagine going to a party, everyone is dressed in jeans and casual shirts but you have on dressy jeans and a stylish shirt, you will stand out in a good way. Then imagine you are at the party and everyone is wearing crisp dress shirts, slacks and nice shoes while you are wearing jeans, tee shirt and flip flops, then you will stand out in a bad way.
In very casual situations like the beach, sports event, or when it is very likely you will get dirty like going fishing it is best to dress appropriately and be comfortable. A man in suit fishing is just weird and he is going to ruin the suit.
Learn to embrace being a well dressed man. People may treat you differently when you dress with style— but the differences will be overwhelmingly positive. Turns out that most regular people assume a man in a sharp jacket or suit is someone important, and treat him accordingly. We tried testing this by going to the same store dressed well and not so well. The difference was remarkable, when well dressed the staff treated us better and were very helpful, well dressed not so well dressed we were not teated as nicely and ignored by most of the staff, except security.
It’s a good thing that you can dress well and use it to open doors for you. But you will have to accept and embrace your new role as someone people look to as a leader, especially if you've never thought of yourself as one before.