Remember how we talked so much about the power of your image? How people make quick and lasting assumptions based on what they first see? A very talented guy that doesn’t look ready for a promotion based on his horrible suit… A young man trapped in his college years, who might be very capable, but comes off as unreliable. A very smart person that is not so smart, since he always looks so preppy. Don’t get stuck with the wrong character! …Unless you want to role play, and be a bad boy rocker for the night to get some extra attention from the females!
The True Gentleman
This guy looks sharp even in his PJs. The epitome of a “gentleman,” the highest tier of manhood. From his fabric and color choices to his always classic accessories, this is as good as it gets. His spruce and stylish look is a true representation of everything he is and does, always number one!
Who’s That Punk?
Let’s face it, he is out there prowling for his next heart to break, and he will find plenty of girls willing to give it to him. His black jeans and T-shirt, in combination with his Harness Fry boots, creates his mysterious, rocker look. Thanks goodness he goes with the wind, so he wont stick around for long.
Swanky, Preppy and Ultra Cool
This guy loves fashion, and he is not shy about letting everyone know about i. Très sartorial, always looking to push the envelope, he is young and gets away with being young while getting the respect of someone twice his age. He will wear that great suit fabric you wish you had the, well, courage to wear. Needless to say, this look opens all kinds of doors. He might not be the brightest bulb, but indeed, he is the savviest!
This specimen, hopefully soon to be extinct, usually comes with the worst, unfitted, outdated suit (because of work, you know?). In his mind, the bad pant pleats are probably part of the dress code, too! In general. his whole wardrobe is a mess, yet he still wonders why he doesn’t get that promotion. What can a nice suit do? It can erase that incompetent look.
His look is fitted, somewhat up to date and is just flat-out boring. You’ve got to figure that you can only do so much with a pair of khakis and shirts in a three color palette range. Let us tell you something pal, besides boring, that look comes with a big tag that says “lack of creativity.” Not a good thing to spot, especially when looking for a job.
Let’s Be Friends (Neo-Hipster)
Ah, this kid. Left his brain, and probably his heart, in college. Basically a low-rent version of all those way-too-genre-savvy-for-their-own-good kids in Williamsburg, he still wears those funny saying and cartoon heroes T-shirts with jeans and sneakers. Because his brain is still somewhere in college, this kid is not stressed, he is chilling all the time. The girls love him. He is nice, sweet, almost always very funny, approachable… Harmless. The perfect friend, and he will always be just that until he finally mans up and throws his whole wardrobe away. This look is just unreliable.
Special Entry: The Reformed Nerd
Sitting somewhere in a demilitarized zone between formal and casual, this fellow found his confidence and sense of style later than most, and it shows. Part hipster, part preppy, part “John Smith,” part gentleman, he favors dark colors and sleek lines, but probably dresses a bit too young for his age. He also probably needs to loosen up a bit! Open up those collars, man, you aren’t in church! But he’s come a long way from the Super Nintendo T-shirt days, and thanks to that old streak of nerdiness, actually knows how to polish his shoes and color coordinate, and for that, we salute him!