From Real Men RealStyle, here’s a few tips on how young men can elevate their appearance regardless of the casualness of their dress.
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.
Here is Antonio’s video on the subject.
Tip #1 for Sharp-Dressed Young Men: Dress Your Footwear Up
Starting from the ground up, appropriate-fitting footwear is the first step to dressing sharp.
A traditional school of thought that’s still alive and well claims you can judge a man by his shoes.
If you’ve never owned really good shoes before, brace yourself and get ready to pay a significant amount of money for well-made, classicfootwear.
You may be shocked at the sticker price for well-crafted shoes, but the quality and comfort pay dividends down the road.
A good pair of dress shoes will last you years and stay good-looking with nothing more than some light cleaning and the occasional shine.
Quality leather footwear isn’t a luxury for the excessively rich — it’s a necessity for any man.
Read the rest of this column here.