Hey, Young Men! Here’s How To Dress Sharp

If you want to make an impact on this world and start strong while you’re young, you have to be perceived as someone who can make an impact.

Don’t let clothing issues get in the way of your reputation (both in and out of the office).

Style Tip #1 – Have Self-Confidence

Before anything else, understand that a big chunk of style depends on a confident attitude. Self-confidence doesn’t just help you engage with women. It’s an internal driving force for remembering who are you are, what you stand for. When you’re in sync with your sense of purpose, it sends a strong signal that affects the “aura” you give off – and even the clothes you wear. So how do you build that confidence? Start by learning from a good mentor. An older guy who exudes confidence the second he makes eye contact with anybody (without coming off as arrogant).


Style Tip #2 – Value Style & Image

Entering the real world – you’ve got to open your eyes to the inconvenient truth: books are always judged by their covers.

Appearances do matter. Especially when it comes to first impressions.


Style Tip #3 – Level-Up Your Footwear

Still wearing running shoes all the time (even when you’re NOT running)? Explore other options. Why? It boils down to a traditional school of thought that’s still alive and well these days: you can judge a man by his shoes.

People see shoes as a way of measuring your net worth – or assuming your career and social status.


Style Tip #4 – Nail The Fit

At home, you might still enjoy wearing those baggy shorts or oversized shirts even though you have slimmed down. But outside, remember that fit is king. It’s your top concern in the style pyramid (before you think of fabric and function/style) for any clothing item.


Rule of thumb: If it doesn’t fit (and can’t be slightly adjusted to fit) – do NOT buy it. It won’t work.


Style Tip #5 – Get Rid Of Worn Out Clothing

Certain jean styles might’ve been trendy during your teenage years (like tears, holes or distressed looks). Eliminate those pants (or clothes with similar styles) from your closet right away. You want to move past that rebellious, individualistic phase for good. Upgrade your legwear by sticking to what works: clean, well-fitted indigo jeans. Also get a couple of dark-colored slacks or chinos (either straight or slim fit) to add some variety.