As a Text Weapon reader, perhaps you’ve already achieved the romance holy grail of starting a text conversation with a girl. Better yet, your ability to woo the ladies with your wizarding words may even be effortless. But have you ever thought about your personal style and the story you tell with your clothing? It’s a whole different ballgame.
And when I say “dress well,” I don’t mean dressed to the nines in a suit and tie. Though I won’t stop you from suiting up, what I mean is to dress appropriately; appropriately for the occasion and appropriately for your age. You also want to dress comfortably, in a way that makes you feel like the best version of yourself.
Why is this important?
Well, let’s dive in on 10 Reasons To Dress Like You Give a Damn.
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1. You’ll Go On More Dates
Women pay attention to the little details, (Claudia, am I right?) especially when it comes to your style. They notice everything from the way you style your hair all the way down to the shoes on your feet. In today’s dating app obsessed world, you’ll set yourself head and shoulders above competition by simply dressing the part. As much as they may say it doesn’t matter, women love a well dressed man. They want for their man to dress well because it shows that he cares. If a man takes the time to learn how to dress well, he’s already got a bonus points in her book.
2. You’ll Be More Respected
People judge. And sometimes harshly. Even if a person doesn’t know who you are, they’ll assume that you’re in position of power because of how you’ve presented yourself. You’ve heard the saying that “respect is earned, not given.” Dressing like you give a damn will earn you respect without having to say a word.
3. You’ll Have New Found Confidence
Let’s face it, we all have days where we just feel out of it. Whether we’re stressing over midterms or a particularly challenging project at work. Or maybe we’ve been flaked on one to many times that we’ve lost count. these little things begin to add up and eventually, all those chinks in the armor begin to wear us out. A simple fix is to dress like you give a damn. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t feel good about myself when I was wearing clothes I loved and knew I looked damn good in. Think about the act of dressing well as putting on layers of confidence with each flattering, well-fitting garment. And it’s much better than dressing like a slob, which isn’t helping anyone.
4. You’ll Receive Compliments, Lots of Them, Not That You Need Them
We all like a compliment every now and then. Genuine compliments make us feel good about ourselves. When you dress like you give a damn, random strangers will smile and look at you in ways you’ve never experienced before. They may even tell you that they wished their husband, significant other, or relative dressed like you. People will go out of their way to pay you a compliment. And of course the best way to respond is a simple: “Thank you, I appreciate that,” and then go about your day knowing that you’re standing out for all the right reasons.
5. You’ll Be Deemed More Trustworthy
Who are you more likely to ask for directions, instructions or advice? The guy in baggy sweats or the gentleman in a tailored suit? More than likely, I would say the suit. Say you want a hotel upgrade or better service. If you look like an important person, chances are you will be granted that upgrade and stellar service just by dressing well.
6. You’ll Command More Authority
Want to take charge or be a leader? Whether at your job or among your group of friends, by dressing like you give a damn, you’ll be in a prime position to lead. People want to hear from the guy with a sharp appearance. They trust him and maybe even secretly want to be more like him.
7. You’ll Feel Heroic
I know it sounds really cheesy, but when you dress like you give a damn, you start to feel a superhero’s aura surround you. Yes, it’s that powerful. Wearing a well-tailored suit or clothing that actually fits is like branding that “S” on your chest. You’ll go from Clark Kent to Superman, just from a simple shift in appearance. It’s all about the new-found confidence you feel when you start to dress the part. Maybe you’re not saving lives, but you’re saving yourself from the never-ending, nagging thoughts of being improperly dressed for the occasion.
8. You’ll Empower Your Friends
It’s satisfying to have a positive influence on those around you. When you start dressing better, your friends may begin to admire your style from afar and not say much about it. But if you asked them, more than likely they will say that they want to dress more like you. That’s how highly friends think about their well dressed friends’ personal style. Dressing like you give a damn can empower your friends to level up their own style, consciously or unconsciously. It feels good to be an influencer for all the right reasons. Be the friend who steps up and sets the bar.
9. You’ll Leave a Lasting Impression
The clothes won’t make the man, but they can break him. People judge and form opinions about you in a matter of seconds. The first thing people notice is your appearance. Even if you don’t say a single word, you’ll be glad to know that your clothes have spoken for you. That’s why it’s imperative to dress in a way that tells your story the way you want to tell it. You want to give the best representation of who you are from the start. Take control by dressing well and put yourself in a position to leave a lasting impression on everyone that sees you at that next conference or party.
10. You’ll Grow In Other Areas Of Life
You may be hesitant to switch up your style, I get it. Dressing like you give a damn takes effort. And it’s effort that most men are not willing to take. Many things hold men back. Whether it’s judgment from friends and relatives or that awkward feeling because it just doesn’t feel like you. That discomfort is a good thing. If you don’t feel it, then it’s probably not going to be worthwhile in the end. We can be certain that greatness is often derived from uncertainty. There’s an excellent quote by William Hutchinson Murray:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Pretty deep right? I think we can apply this thinking to the development of your personal style. By fully committing yourself to dressing like you give a damn, you’ll find that it may trigger a snowball effect in which all sorts of positive change follows. But you have to commit. And the sooner you do, the better.
There you have it, 10 reasons to dress like you give a damn. I hope this article helps to illustrate why dressing well is a worthy endeavor. In the end, good style is effortless. But it takes practice. It’s a willingness to care about your style that can make a world of difference in the way others view you and how you ultimately view yourself.
If you want to start improving your personal style today, I created a resource that can help you get a jump start on that. Check it out here or in my bio below. Cheers to your style!
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