Ever wonder why it’s so hard to tie a tie? Well, I have. I always wondered why it was so damn tricky to do. It’s not like it’s rocket science you know.
You’d think we should have How To Tie A Tie 101 in school, but once again, the school system fails us.
In business, we’re told to “dress for the job we want.” If you want that big corporate job, you better dress the part.
If you’ve been told looks don’t matter, you were told wrong. They matter a lot in business. Show up in front of investors in your tee shirt and shorts, watch them tell you no faster than you can sit down.
Yes, a lot of us entrepreneurs work from home. Heck, I’m writing this in my night clothes. Even if you’re an internet guru, at some point and time, you’ll be required to wear a suit and tie.
I hope you take your look serious because if you do, people will take you more serious.
Sure, it’s different when people know you, I give you a pass. But I know if you’re giving keynotes, you want to look your best.
Why Go With The Tie?
Now, this is personal preference here, but I feel the tie completes the look. That’s my style, you can create your own. The main point I want to get across to you is dressing for success.
I’ve met a lot of great people from around the world, some of the smartest and creative people you’ll ever meet. Some of them literally have the world at their hands. But when it comes to style, these guys look like a car wreck. You can tell they’ve been hiding behind a computer.
Some people complain about the price of suits, but you don’t have to buy a $1K suit to pull off a good look. You can get a good suit, pants and a tie for $50 if you want.
Plenty Of Styles, Colors And Options
Some men prefer to wear suits and ties that match their brand, it’s actually a good idea. Other men choose to wear what they want. We even see men that dress like Hollywood celebrities, dressing after their favorite actor. The possibilities are endless and that’s the point, you can create any look that you want.
I like to be comfortable. If you’re getting your first suit, I would recommend getting your suit fitted. There’s nothing worse than a suit that doesn’t fit right.
Dress The Part
It’s important to look professional at all times. I’m not talking about around the house or your weekend fishing trip. I’m referring when you’re doing business, speaking at events, attending seminars, or what ever it may be. Always keep a professional appearance.
It’s just a known fact that people will treat you different if you’re professionally dressed.
Be sure to keep that in mind.
I don’t think you have to be “over the top” to be noticed, but you do make your own style.
Why You Make Your Own Style
While the most expensive suit can make you look great, it’s your passion, personality and soul that makes your style. It’s the combination of them all that gives you swag.
It doesn’t matter if ties are your thing or you go with a blazer, own your style.
Be confident, be bold but always be grateful.