The most common reason for varied and unpredictable results is the lack of a system. A system, or equation, allows you to get consistent results, across the board, as you make your daily decisions. And that is what this episode is all about: The Style Equations that help you up your style game and make the impression you want to.
Most people go in blind when making a clothing purchase. Their reasoning is based very loosely on perceived quality of certain brands, the look that they are going for, and their budget. Unfortunately, this approach will yield unpredictable results at best, and at worst will cause you to waste a lot of money on clothes that are less than ideal for your purpose.
So next time you’re about to make a purchase, stop for a second, and think through the equations listed below. Is it close to a 10 on all three areas of the Timeless Style Equation? Are you emphasising fit, over function, over fabric? Does the Style Theory of Value give it a high score? And when all of these equations really line up, that’s when you know that you’ve got a winner, and you should make the purchase.
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- The equations (listed below) will keep you on track when looking into purchasing new clothes. Use them as an aid in decision making
- In the timeless style equation below, if you throw a zero in anywhere, the answer is zero across the board
- The value of what you’re purchasing is not how much it cost, but how many times you wear it, and how you feel while you wear it
The Timeless Style Equation
Timeless Style = Fit X Function X Fabric
Fit: How well does clothing fit your unique body?
Function: The level of appropriateness and practicality of the clothing based on the given situation
Fabric: The quality and craftsmanship of the materials and constructions
The Style Law of Fit
Fit > Function > Fabric
The Style Theory of Value
Value = Number of Wears X How it Makes You Feel / Price
Use the three formulas above when considering your next clothing purchase, to avoid buying something you will regret, and ensure that you are buying clothing that serves your purpose.