5 Ways That Men’s Style Does All The Talking For You
There’s no question that we only have one shot at making a first impression.
But did you know that people judge our trustworthiness and competence within 1/4 of a second? In the blink of an eye! Being seen as a confident, intelligent, powerful, respectable and attractive man is achievable with a few simple style tips.
Here’s how you can achieve that…
Attractive – relentlessly maintain your footwear.
The first thing someone notices about a man is his shoes, simply because it tells them almost everything they need to know about him in a quick glance. A crisp, clean pair tells her that this man pays attention to detail.
Intelligent – use pocket squares wisely.
When getting suited up, this accessory will be one of your best friends. They have the ability to elevate a look from average to top notch. Though it likely will come with a higher price tag, look for squares with hand-rolled edges (quality is also higher).
Confident – eye-catching accessories.
Keep it subtle, yet significant. Nothing screams confidence more than a man who is fearless when it comes to accessorizing. My suggestion is to start with one or two small pieces like a watch or tie-bar. Once you feel comfortable with these, feel free to add more pieces (just don’t overdo it, Mr. T!).
Respectable – always plan ahead.
“A man with no vision for his future always returns to his past.” - Unknown
In other words, always know what you’re going to wear the next day by laying it out the night before. Ever hit the snooze button on your alarm? Me, too! Rather than scrambling in the morning, grabbing the closest thing to you and running out the door, you can save valuable time by planning ahead.
Powerful – the influence of colours.
The impact of how certain colours have a psychological effect on both the person who wears them and how others see us has been scientifically proven. Let’s take red, for example. It has the ability to make us look more healthy, attractive, dominant and persuasive. During the 2004 Olympics, judges gave a slight margin of victory (won 5% more often) to the boxer wearing red in closely matched bouts. Adding touches of red to your outfits can ensure that you are – and score – a knockout when going into tough negotiations.
Last thoughts – As mentioned, there are many ways to get your personal message across through men’s style. Remember that our opportunity to make a first impression
is microscopic – anywhere between 1/4 of a second and 7 seconds). Make it count.
Prasad helps men dress well and feel confident through image consulting. He’s
the founder of Street Gentlemen. Contact him at Sunjeev@StreetGentlemen.com