Too many young men are starting their professional lives without a clue as to how to dress.
This needs to change.
Young men are the future leaders of society, and dressing sharp is the first step towards becoming a professional.
Let me be clear.
Clothing does not make the man……however.
The right clothing can give a young man precious seconds to make his case and influence others.
A young lawyer, consultant, medical professional, or salesman needs to understand this.
That being said – it’s important to note that it is worth paying attention to your clothing as a young man even if you’re working in a field without strict dress codes.
Tradesmen, welders, carpenters, and construction workers must know that our clothing still matters as it introduces us and tells our story before we open our mouth.
Crisp, clean, and well fitted clothing – wherever you are at in the world – encourages others to take you more seriously.
#2 Dress to Look Older
The way you dress is the way you are perceived.
If you’re still wearing clothes that scream “student days” you’re going to be treated like a boy with no experience in the real world.
Buck the trend, age your look a little, and get the respect you deserve from older men.
That means raiding your wardrobe and getting rid of the majority of your ultra-casual clothes: T-shirts, cargo pants, jean shorts, sweatshirts and sweatpants, baseball hats, and athletics.Models get paid to make goofy clothes seem reasonable. Don’t fall for it.
#3 Ignore Fashion Trends.
Main-stream fashion trends change too fast to make useful wardrobe staples.
Most young men don’t have the budget to buy new pants every month or two — so stay away from pants that are only presentable during an “in” season.
Stick to classic clothing staples for the core of your wardobe and avoid anything that’s too far out on the cutting edge — even if you see something that makes it look good.
A good hanger is way cheaper than a new suit. Spring for it.
#4 Take Care of Your Clothing.
#5 Have at Least One Good Suit in the Closet
SuitNo matter what your job is, you’re going to need a decent suit at some point.
If you’re in a field where you’re going to wear one regularly you should look for a variety of colors and styles; if you just need a single suit for infrequent dress occasions stick with a classic single-breasted, two-button suit in charcoal gray or navy blue.
If you’re buying off the rack take the time to have the suit adjusted.
#7 Own Dark Fitted Jeans & Know When to Wear Them
# 8 Replace T-shirts with Polos and Sport Shirts