Shakespeare was right, the clothes does make the man. My fashion sense has always been iffy. I’m usually the one that dresses differently from my friends and I stand out in the crowd. While my friends were wearing khaki pants, I was wearing wide legged jeans. But as I grew older, my fashion sense started to improve, at least I think so but there are others who would beg to differ. Obviously, they have a better taste in fashion than I do.
As I grow up, my fashion has been moving towards a more mature and sophisticated look. It’s a look that I’ve been trying to achieve for a while but I could never quite pull it off. The reason for that is because I’ve been shopping at the same places for the longest time. I’ve never made any attempts to shop elsewhere. And if I do shop at somewhere new, the prices are either too high or the style isn’t what I’m looking for.
The cost of the clothing was probably one of the main reason why I didn’t buy it. I was young and I didn’t feel the need to spend a lot of money on one article of clothing. But now, I’m starting to realize that you actually get what you pay for. The reason why other expensive suits are as expensive as they are, is because they’re quality made. While other companies work on mass producing their product, the larger fashion companies are working on quality producing their products. Although, sometimes one shirt looks just like the other shirt and cost a lot less.
Recently, my girlfriend took me into American Eagle. I’ve never been in there before because the store was usually crowded and filled with mostly girls. I’m not say that a store full of girls is a bad thing, I’m just saying. Plus, most of the clothing that they had on sale was similar to that of Old Navy’s and I preferred to show over at Old Navy’s anyway. I assumed that American Eagle was going to be a bit more expensive than Old Navy’s too but it turned out that both stores have clothing that are similar in prices.
I bought this Polo shirt from American Eagle. At first, I didn’t think I would like Polos but after a while, it started to grow on me. Normally, I would buy large sized shirts because there’s room for me to move around in them. This time, I bought a medium and I found that I’m still comfortable in them. After a while, I got use to the way I looked in a Polo. Chances are, I might be buying some more. My closet is already full so it looks like I’ll have to remove some of my old shirts.
I also bought a few pairs of boxers. Say what you want about these boxers but they’re actually comfortable. They may look a little weird but no one is actually going to see me prancing around in them.
I know that I’ve recently purchased a pair of eyeglasses but those eyeglasses were a bit too small for my face so I’m not going to get any lenses placed in them. They looked good and everything but when I tried them on, they didn’t quite give me the look that I was going for.
These eyeglasses on the other hand look great. I tried them on when I was at a client’s office. After we finished talking business, I asked some questions about some of the eyewear that he carried. He gave me some pointers and also picked out a few frames for me to try on. The pair in the picture is from a company called Kliik. I think they’re from Denmark. They have some really nice designs. They’re not like your average glasses because the company is trying to set a trend and not follow one. They designed some frames that had the top rim missing while the bottom rim was in place. I’ve seen eyeglasses where the bottom rim was missing but the top rim was there. Those are good if you’re working on something that requires you to look down a lot. I was thinking of getting something like that but the full rim look was what I wanted more.
The pair of eyeglasses that is black is fine but a little plain when you compare it to the one on top. I know that it doesn’t quite look like the regular eyeglasses but it’s lacking something. It’s not perfectly square so it’s looks a bit trendy. If it came in another colour, that might have made it stand out a bit more. The frames on top is a soft brown colour. When I tried them on, it gave me a clean and smart look, which is what I’m looking to achieve.
These are the new things that I’m working on. Nowadays, you have to dress to impress and that first impression is always a big one. It’s rare that you’ll get a second change to make a first impression. And if you want to make a good impression, you need to feel confident in yourself. I’ve notice that the clothes that I wear makes me feel confident. When I go into a job interview wearing the right shirt and tie, I feel confident. When I go into a job interview wearing something that doesn’t quite fit, I’m less confident and I find that I second guess myself after the interview. But like the business motto says, “Dress to impress.”