So let’s start with step one: What is your Ideal Image?
We all know that “man crushes” are totally a thing. For some it’s Thor or Ryan Gosling, and for others it’s Snape. (Hey some people dig the black cape, make-up and pale skin) and I’m not hating here. Everyone has a different vision, and that’s the point! It has to be your vision.
You shouldn’t base your style on what your mother, girlfriend or wife thinks.
If the women in your life are giving you style tips then it means you failed the style IQ test. If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place.
Oh, and just in case you didn’t know, “…girls don’t dress up for boys, they dress up for themselves and other girls. If girls dressed up for boys they’d probably just walk around naked all the time.” –Author Unknown
But that’s beside the point. Your vision of what your want to look like and what people think when they see you, is YOUR CHOICE.
You need to dress up for you! Get your style, whether it’s Thor in Shakespearean clothes or Snape in, well, whatever the heck you want to call his attire.
Who? What? and Why?
Ok, cool, you have a man crush. Do you know why you’re crushin’ on them?
-Is it their confidence? The money or their cars? The sick 3-piece suit that they wear or the women around them, or is it the washboard abs? Well, if you don’t like their abs, I know your woman does, even if she denies it.
Now, money, cars and muscles come with time and hard work. Unless you have a 5 finger discount, are a trust fund baby or use steroids but those are discussions for another day.
However, confidence can be learned, women can be charmed (yes, even by you), and apparel can be purchased.
And before long, you can be someone’s “man-crush”.
Just prepare yourself for when a dude comes up to you and compliments your clothes. It will happen.
Think about it!
“Wait, what if I don’t have a man-crush?”
There’s nothing wrong with that, but your goal for this week is to find one.
And this is how, ask yourself these 5 questions:
1) – What’s my personality? (am I shy, outgoing,intellectual, etc.)
2) – What’s my body type? (am I stick thin, athletic, a body-builder, or a donut-demolisher)
3) – How do I want people to see me? (as rich, confident, or successful)
4) – What am I comfortable wearing? (at least pants hopefully)
5) – Who do I want to impress? (my girlfriend, my parents, the in-laws)
Bottom line, find some pictures of people you think you’d want to mimic your style after. Shoot for at least 10 pictures, 5 casually dressed pictures and 5 dressier (suits etc). You can find everything you need on google.
Spend some time to find your Ideal Image which leads us to Step 2 Key Pieces