Tips for guys on style basics

Why clothing is a form of communication

So much of communication is non-verbal. We know that body language, facial expressions and tone can all be forms of non-verbal communication. But one form we often overlook is how we look. The truth is what we decided to wear each day is based on a set of emotions, our likes, and our mood that day. For example, if you're feeling rushed, or if you particularly don't care what you wear that day it shows, as opposed to taking time to think about how what we wear will affect how people portray us. 

Well dressed man

Why does this matter?

Putting thought into your style is beneficial in many ways - so many ways that I can't name them all - otherwise this blog would turn into a novel. After hearing what guys had to say, I was able to come up with a few key concepts. 

1) It boosts creativity. Expressing yourself through what you wear helps boost your creativity, which helps generate ideas, helps you stay open minded and helps innovate. Imagine what this can do to improve conversations you have in both your professional as well as personal life.
2) It helps you feel confident. When you're feeling good in what you're wearing, you'll be feeling good on the inside. You'll find yourself in an overall better mood, which reflects on others. It can help boost your mood as well as the moods of others who are around you. 
3) It can land you a job or client. You never know where your next job may come from. Dressing well helps you put your best foot forward and also creates approachability. This can land you a gig you may not have expected and untimely can change your life. 
4) It can help build better relationships. Whether in the workplace or personal life, how you dress attracts others who are similar to you. If you want to invest in a better life and attract quality people, you have to first invest in yourself.

 

 

How you can create your own personal style

I sat down and interviews three guys and asked them questions on how they find inspiration in their personal style. I have to admit, it was extremely insightful to hear their thoughts. They shared everything from where they like to shop, dressing for your body type and the importance of looking good and feeling comfortable.

our guys

A few tips from our guys

Piet Ryan Anthony

1) If you can have a smaller amount of quality clothing, that's the way to go rather than buying 100 shirts that aren't made well and will deteriorate fast.

2) Get creative, try on different things that work for you. Get a woman's opinion - bring someone with you shopping that you trust.

3) If you find what fits your body type and find what you're comfortable in. You'll be more likely to wear clothing you're comfortable in. 

4) Sometimes more expensive doesn't mean it's "better."

Catch all they had to say in our candid, 20 minute video here!

Shownotes: Our Guys' Go-to local shops: Scheels, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, JCPenney's 

Our Favorite Menswear: Locally Found in Fargo

Favorite Light Weight Sweater - GAP 

Favorite Custom Suiting/Tailoring - Halberstadt's 

Favorite Casual wear / Datewear - Express

Favorite Graphic Tee - Dak & Co

 

Come see us this weekend at The Dak Bash! 
April 19th from 2 - 6pm | April 20th from 2 - 6pm
Open House Celebration April 21 from noon - 6pm
White House Co | 14 Robert Street N, Fargo ND

 


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