Dress For Success




Presented by
    Tom James Company
Tom James Introduction

• Tom James Company
  Fine Clothing Since
  1966
• International
  company
• Locations in almost
 ...
Dressing for Success
??? Trivia ???
1. What should men match their socks to?
2. Can men wear cuff links with a sport
   coat?
3. Is a formal cu...
Key to Success


• “You never get a
  second chance to
  make a first
  impression!”
Non –Verbal Cues
• Human behavioral scientists state that it is a scientific
  fact that people who don’t know you will ma...
Good News

• YOU CAN DO
  SOMETHING
  ABOUT THE WAY
  YOU ARE
  PERCEIVED!
Appearance-Based
                    Conclusions

• Your Professionalism
• Your Level of
  Sophistication
• Your Intellige...
The Basics

      • “What ARE the
        rules?”


???
Overlooked Details
• Men - Never wear a short
  sleeve shirt with a tie. Short
  sleeve shirts are generally
  perceived a...
Overlooked Details
• Shoes are one of the most evaluated
  elements of a man’s wardrobe.
• Your shoes should be clean and ...
Overlooked Details
• Minimal glitz - Choose a
  couple of key accessories

• Men - a nice watch and
  cufflinks

• Women -...
Overlooked Details
• Ladies-Suit coats are a
  must. It is harder for
  females to quickly establish
  a professional pres...
Overlooked Details
 Tailoring your garments
  to fit
• Spend what is necessary
  to insure that your
  garments fit you.
 ...
Overlooked Details
  Scent (For Men & Women)
• Any perfume, cologne, or perfumed
  grooming product should not be
  notice...
Socks & Hose



• Over-the-calf
• Appropriate Color
Pants

• Pleats vs. Plain Front
• Cuffs or Plain Bottom
• Appropriate Length
Coat

• Looks Good
• Fits
  – Coat Length
  – Sleeve Length
• In Style
Belts Or Braces

• Belts match the
  shoes ALWAYS


         Braces
Shirts
•   Colors
•   Collars
•   Cuffs
•   Pockets
•   Fabrics
Formal Wear


• Cummerbund or
  Vest
• Lapel Style
• Shirt Collar Style
Fabrics


• 100% Wool
• Blended Cloths
• Higher “Content”
Ties



•   Finesse Items
•   Length
•   Coordination
•   At least two
    looks per suit
Colors
Navy
• Power Color
• Odds in your
  favor
• Public speaking
• Big Meetings
• Presentations
Gray
• Confidence color
• Financial stability
  color
• Darker = more
  formal
• “Close-the-deal”
  color
Earth tones


• Great Friday suit
• Approachable
  color
• Nice change of
  pace suit - mixes
  up your rotation
Black
• Your most formal
  color
• Best color for
  evening events
• Great travel suit
Final Thoughts

• Explain what a
  proper rotation
  should be
• Dress to Fit Your
  Audience
Working with a professional
                    clothier

• Most successful
  business people
  have a
  mastermind group
...
Thank You!
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Dress For Success

  1. 1. Dress For Success Presented by Tom James Company
  2. 2. Tom James Introduction • Tom James Company Fine Clothing Since 1966 • International company • Locations in almost every major city
  3. 3. Dressing for Success
  4. 4. ??? Trivia ??? 1. What should men match their socks to? 2. Can men wear cuff links with a sport coat? 3. Is a formal cummerbund worn with the pleats facing up or down? 4. What is the appropriate length of a skirt for business? 5. According to experts, what is the appropriate amount of exposed skin a female executive should show?
  5. 5. Key to Success • “You never get a second chance to make a first impression!”
  6. 6. Non –Verbal Cues • Human behavioral scientists state that it is a scientific fact that people who don’t know you will make up their minds about you on a subliminal/subconscious basis in 30 seconds or less. • This evaluation of you by others is lightening fast and deeply etched in the cerebral cortex. • Behavioral scientists tell us that we notice the following about another human being and in this order: • Appearance (clothing, grooming, etc.) • Bearing (height, body language, etc.) • Direct Eye Contact • Speech
  7. 7. Good News • YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU ARE PERCEIVED!
  8. 8. Appearance-Based Conclusions • Your Professionalism • Your Level of Sophistication • Your Intelligence • Your Credibility • Your Tidiness
  9. 9. The Basics • “What ARE the rules?” ???
  10. 10. Overlooked Details • Men - Never wear a short sleeve shirt with a tie. Short sleeve shirts are generally perceived as lower class apparel. Fine as part of a uniform or if you aspire to be a fast-food manager, not if you want to project a professional image
  11. 11. Overlooked Details • Shoes are one of the most evaluated elements of a man’s wardrobe. • Your shoes should be clean and in good repair as well as appropriate for the occasion. • Don’t wear the same shoe on consecutive days. • Keep shoe trees in your shoes when you’re not wearing them. • Be sure to edge dress and polish your shoes before going out for the day. • It is a fact that people will make judgments about your tidiness if your shoes are scuffed and old looking.
  12. 12. Overlooked Details • Minimal glitz - Choose a couple of key accessories • Men - a nice watch and cufflinks • Women - small earrings and simple rings • The suggestion is that lot's of sparkles and glitz can be distracting. Understated accessories suggest a practical more serious approach to work, "less show and more go”.
  13. 13. Overlooked Details • Ladies-Suit coats are a must. It is harder for females to quickly establish a professional presence without a suit coat. • A skirt is recommended, again, because it conveys professionalism much better than slacks. Skirts should be no more than 2” above the knee, and not much longer than mid-calf.
  14. 14. Overlooked Details Tailoring your garments to fit • Spend what is necessary to insure that your garments fit you. Regardless of what they look like on a hanger or what they cost you should ensure that they are fitted to your body by a proper tailor.
  15. 15. Overlooked Details Scent (For Men & Women) • Any perfume, cologne, or perfumed grooming product should not be noticeable at normal business proximity. This means that you can exit the elevator and no one entering should be able to guess that you were there. As with the other aspects of your grooming, scent should not call attention on its own. Scent should never be a distraction, but, if anything, a subtle adjunct that the vast majority of people you encounter will never notice or be close enough to perceive.
  16. 16. Socks & Hose • Over-the-calf • Appropriate Color
  17. 17. Pants • Pleats vs. Plain Front • Cuffs or Plain Bottom • Appropriate Length
  18. 18. Coat • Looks Good • Fits – Coat Length – Sleeve Length • In Style
  19. 19. Belts Or Braces • Belts match the shoes ALWAYS Braces
  20. 20. Shirts • Colors • Collars • Cuffs • Pockets • Fabrics
  21. 21. Formal Wear • Cummerbund or Vest • Lapel Style • Shirt Collar Style
  22. 22. Fabrics • 100% Wool • Blended Cloths • Higher “Content”
  23. 23. Ties • Finesse Items • Length • Coordination • At least two looks per suit
  24. 24. Colors
  25. 25. Navy • Power Color • Odds in your favor • Public speaking • Big Meetings • Presentations
  26. 26. Gray • Confidence color • Financial stability color • Darker = more formal • “Close-the-deal” color
  27. 27. Earth tones • Great Friday suit • Approachable color • Nice change of pace suit - mixes up your rotation
  28. 28. Black • Your most formal color • Best color for evening events • Great travel suit
  29. 29. Final Thoughts • Explain what a proper rotation should be • Dress to Fit Your Audience
  30. 30. Working with a professional clothier • Most successful business people have a mastermind group of people that help them get where they are. Working with a professional clothier will help you get where you want to go.
  31. 31. Thank You!

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