Three tips to be the most stylish man in the room.
Guys, in this video I’m going to talk about how you can use this information to be the best-dressed man no matter where you go, if you’re in a group of friends, if you’re around other well-dressed man, you won’t be able to standout and basically separate yourself from the crowd.
Why does this matter? Two reasons. Number one that look great just appear like they know what they’re doing are assumed to know what they’re doing.
Basically, you come off as a leader, you come off as looking like the guy in charge, so when somebody walks in the office and they look around and they see you, they’re like, wow, this guys looks like he’s the man and they’re going to go to you and that’s how opportunity falls your way.
And, number two, when you dress the part, all of a sudden people assume not only you’re confident, but they trust you and they’re more likely to give you a chance.
Guys, this stuff matters and in this video, I’m going to give you three tips so that you can be the best-dressed man no matter what industry you’re in and no matter where you’re going.
#1 Be Confident
Tip number one. Be confident. Gentlemen, everything else I’m going to talk about comes behind this. You have to believe in yourself, you have to know what you stand for, and you need to practice dressing sharp.
So, let me start off with part one, know yourself know what you stand for. Let me use my personal example. I own Real Men Real Style, I help men around the world use clothing, use their image, use their presentation as weapon to get what they want out of life.
Now, if I told you that and you met me I’m wearing an oversize t-shirt, dirty jeans, and running shoes, are you going to believe or am I going to betray your expectations? Probably the latter.
Also, I know that I dress sharp because I was to show my daughters what, you know, what they should be looking for. I want to show my son of how he should aspire to be.
I want to dress sharp so that I’m still attractive and my wife is still attracted to me, and I know that when I look in the mirror, I want to see the man that I know myself to be. I want to see this guy who I’m trying everyday to live up to be. So, I know my why, I know my purpose, and I know my focus.
Number two. Know your history. And so, whenever I wear clothing, a lot of people may say, oh, I’d never wear a flower in my lapel. Well, if you understand what that stands for you understand the history behind the boutonnière, then all of a sudden you have the courage to wear it. And necktie, you start to understand, oh, that has a very interesting history as well.
Pocket squares, you realize that they just make a jacket look better and they have a very long story and history. And, all of these things give you the ability to stand outside the crowd, do something different because you know that you are in the right and pretty much everyone else is following the fashion trends or they don’t even know that they’re making the mistake.
The third part of confidence is practice. Now, let’s look at some of the top athletes in the world. They go into practice and you think they just go, you know, half speed. No, they oftentimes go full speed and other people who aren’t used to being around this level of quality of an athlete they’re like wondering, what in the world is going on? This is just practice.
And these world class level athletes they’re always going to say, exactly because I practice the way I play in the game. And, if you’re not doing that with your image with your presentation, then you’re – when you go out there you’re putting on an act. But if you are the man, you know yourself to be and you practice that every day when the only audience is you, you will be that man whenever you step out for the world.
#2 Own A Statement Accessory
Tip number two. Own a statement accessory. All right, guys, story time. Early morning flight from Appleton, Wisconsin down to Atlanta, Georgia and, this is the bag that I have with me, Grip No. 3 Col Littleton.
And so, I’m taking this bag and I had three men who go out of their way to talk to me about this bag and where it came from, its history and I met three amazing people; a TSA agent who is actually a former military, all of a sudden I met the pilot of the plane that I was going to be flying, and I met another passenger.
All of them because they looked at me they said this guy is standing out from the crowd. That’s a very interesting bag, they probably saw I was dressed relatively well, and they said, hmm, I’ve got nothing to do, I might as well engage and talk with this guy and learn a little bit more about him.
Gentlemen, that is what a statement accessory is all about, hoping you stand out from the crowd and opportunity to come your way. Now, you’ve got to get the right statement piece for you and I can tell you this bag right here is my dream bag. I am – I love this bag and there are three things I really love about this bag. And, by the way, go check out Col Littleton right here and let me know what is your dream bag over at this amazing made in USA Americana company.
And, by the way, let me know in details in the comments and who knows, we may make it happen, actually you may get one of these bags. I know I’ve got one that I’m going to give away at the end of this video, so stick around. But, this bag in particular; number one, I love history and the design. This is based off of the American Grip. The Grip was a bag that if you’re riding a stagecoach across the American west or you’re riding a train back in 1910, this would be the bag that you would take with you on the stagecoach or on the train.
So, the history, the leather that it’s made from, and then all these acce – I mean this thing really grabs attention. Mostly I think because of the hardware. So you’ve got this copper right here, you’ve got the brass, and it is made, I mean this thing is going to outlast me. So, all of these going into a statement piece that I can pass onto my son and when you own a statement accessory, no matter what it may be, I mean maybe a bag just, you know, look at this one right here, looks like it belongs on the side of the horse and I love this because, hey, I used to ride horses I grew up in West Texas, we had horses, but you’ve got to find the right statement accessory for you.
#3 Fit, Fabric And Function
Tip number three. Execute on the fundamentals. I know, guys, you’ve heard me say this before; fit, fabric, and function, but you know what happens is that you guys hear it and very few people actually execute on it.
Another story, I’m in Atlanta, I’m riding on the train there at the airport, but I’m next to a guy and I’m looking, I mean relatively I thought when he first came in that’s a good looking suit and then I realized that suit is way too tight on him.
He, maybe, you know, 20, 30 lbs ago, that suit worked for him, but at this point, the fit was totally off. It didn’t matter that it was a beautiful suit, I loved his tie combination and with the shirt, everything looked great except that I mean it was just too tight on him and it made him look bad.
He was well-dressed except for the fact that he was missing the most important part which is the fit. Next after that, we want to look at the function, are you wearing what is appropriate? I’ve talked about this before, if you are a master electrician, then you don’t want to be wearing a suit, you want to wear what is appropriate to your job and so that you’re fully protected so that you feel good when you’re there working you’re able to get the job done.
Now, let’s talk about fabric. So, when I say fabric, what I mean by is oftentimes you try to get the best that you can afford and move your way up. If you’ve got to sacrifice on anything, then get a lower quality fabric, I would rather you focus in on fit and function, but as soon as you can, start to upgrade there.
Other key fundamentals that you need to execute on, always shine your shoes. I see a lot of guys travel for a week and they don’t take any shoe polish with them, they don’t even take a brush. Make sure to iron your clothing when you arrive. Understand the difference between actually sending your clothing out to the cleaners and when it just needs to get a spot clean and when you can use the steamer. All of a sudden you’re going to lengthen the life of your clothing, you’re going to get more aware out of it and you’re not going to have to worry about it fading and it not looking that great. Always be looking to open your mind.
There are so many of us out there that we use the same necktie knot, I know I’m one of them. I’m always almost — almost always using the four in hand. But, notice I used the half-Windsor. The reason I used the half-Windsor is it works actually with the collar shape, so by making sure that you covered all your basics that you know how to tie more than one necktie knot. And, if you don’t, I’m going to link in the description of this video some other videos where I teach you how to tie various knots and link to an infographic on eighteen ways to tie a necktie. But, the key here, execute on the fundamentals.
All right, gentlemen, those are my three tips for being the best-dressed man in the room, for standing out from the crowd in a good way, and having opportunity come your way. Now, remember I said go check out Col Littleton. The reason I want you to go check out Col Littleton is it I’ve got one of their bags, we’re going to be giving it away. I need you to let me know in the comments down below your favorite bag, be specific be in detail which bag this is. Tell me how this is going to fit in your wardrobe, how it’s going to help you in a positive way stand out from the crowd and own your image.
Now, I do also want to point out, guys, if you look at the bottom of their website, they got a place where you can actually order a catalog and I think they only ship to the United States. Sorry about you guys outside the US. But, what I love about this is you can go through here and I mean there are I can tell you I wish I mean I love the bag I have and I already want them, they’re navigator briefcase. Look at that bag, amazing. They’re campaign bag, the book bag, the dispatch bag, the attaché. I really like the attaché and if you know the history of that bag, it’s really, I mean it’s just amazing.
Now when I look at that company, the thing that really strikes me, they are the real deal from the leather to the tanning to the built, everything is done right here in the United States, most of it done right there in Lynnville, Tennessee. And they’ve been in business for almost thirty years just making, I mean this stuff right here, this bag in particular is actually in – what is it? The Tennessee State Museum, they got this bag, it was recognized.
The Colonel designs all of these stuff and I mean it’s little things like the hardware like they’ve got these belts and I really like this hook design right here. They’ve got this on their belts. He uses particular types of leathers which don’t stretch. So, you think about that, you get a belt, what’s the worst thing that happens, it ends up stretching over time.
So, if you conceal carry or anything like that you need a tough bet, a great company to check out. They’ve also got some really cool holsters. This is the real deal, a really cool company and I’m excited to bring them to you. I mean more excited to see who’s going to win that bag.
So, that’s it, guys. I’ll see you in the next video.
This post is based on the video – How To Be More Stylish Than Your Friends
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