So what’s the incentive to dressing sharp? Believe-it-or-not, we make decisions about people within the first 3 seconds of meeting them. This means that before you even open your mouth you’ve been sized up and profiled. Knowing this, every man should always dress neatly, professionally, and appropriately. The fact is you never know who you are going to meet. And like it or not, they are going to form their initial impression of you based off of how you look.
10 Reasons Why Every Man Should Dress Sharp:
1. It shows maturity.
Only you can carry yourself forward. And the clothes you wear are no exception. You are responsible. You are a man. Dressing sharp shows all of this to everyone who looks at you.
2. It shows self-discipline.
It’s a known fact that the world’s finest military’s have known that sharp dressed soldiers are more disciplined than disparate militias. In the same way, a man who dresses professionally learns the value of self-discipline. Planning and allotting enough time for your day are paramount for consistent results.
3. It draws positive attention.
Believe me when I tell you that attention is wanted. A man who captures the full attention of an individual or a crowd, will move mountains. Dressing sharply is the first step to attracting and keeping wanted attention.
4. It radiates self-respect.
Properly clothing yourself takes time — shirts need to be ironed, shoes shined, and jackets brushed. If you take the time, effort and pride into dressing sharp, you will undoubtedly radiate an image of self-respect and self-worth.
5. It boosts your self-confidence.
Dressing sharp will exponentially boost your self-confidence. Why? Look good, feel good. Feel good, do good.
6. It attracts and keeps wanted attention.
A sharply dressed young man stands out from the crowd. This is a good thing. Attention is wanted when you are seeking to establish yourself as a leader.
7. It signals influence and authority.
When you wear clothes that are worn properly and made with a fabric that compliments the wearer, it signals authority and commands attention. Think about it — a policeman’s uniform, an airline pilot, a doctor’s jacket — all of these garments assure us that the person we are dealing with is an authority in their field.
8. It makes you act like a gentleman.
By making a special effort to look sharp, you’re priming your brain to adopt other behaviors that key into those self-images as well.
9. It makes you look more attractive.
The key is knowing you’re already attractive, not depending on the clothes to make you attractive. Let me be very clear — clothes don’t make a person; however, they can enhance one.
10. Who doesn’t like a compliment.
Sure, you already know you look good, but flattery from others is simply more icing on the cake.