The art of dressing exists since the dawn of time. Everyone possesses its own style. But there are certain rules that are universal when it comes to dressing up.
1) Gentlemen, never leave the label on the sleeve of your jacket, it’s tacky.
2) Never leave the sale sticker on the sole of your shoes. Please remove them before wearing them. It’s very cheesy. I don’t want to know how much you’ve paid for them. And if your shoes are cheap keep it to yourself.
3) Fix the heels of your shoes ladies, it only costs $20 at the cobbler. Nothing is more unnerving than shoes that are click clocking on the pavement. You can look like a million dollars and smell like Joy Baccarat by Jean Patou, if your shoes are singing you are out.
4) There is nothing worst than underwear lines or underwear that are showing out of your pants. Not Classy. I’d rather go commando.
5) If your nail polish is chipped, remove it. It’s better to have clear nails than chipped nail polish. Nail polish remover only costs $2 at your local pharmacy. Gel manicure lasts approximately 2 weeks, get one perhaps.
6) If your faux leather jacket is peeling all over the place like an old couch, discard it. I don’t want to sit next to you in the train. Lately there is a very interesting vegan leather jacket made of pinatex. I would suggest to buy one instead if you really want a faux leather jacket.
7) Outrageously unattractive to see a coat covered with lent. I would personally feel like I am carrying pathogens around. Yuk! Solution is 10 mins and a $2 lent brush. If you don’t have a brush, scotch tape to the rescue.
8) A) Clothes that are too small. If your coat or anything you are wearing looks like you have borrowed your little sister’s clothes, please don’t wear it. It’s just not your size. If it looks too small you look unattractive. Not all clothes are cut the same. European clothing and American sizing aren’t equal. Just get the right fit.
B ) Clothes that are too big. Your jacket sleeve should end right above the hinge of your wrist. It isn’t a gravy spoon.
9) Wrinkled clothes. Please press, steam or iron your clothes. It’s a sign that you care about yourself. Never wear a shirt, blouse or anything right off the packaging. Presenting yourself with folding lines that are sharp like a razor blade isn’t acceptable.
10) Too much perfume. I almost passed out one day after a co-worker spent all day embalming herself with her new fragrance. I never reconciled myself with this fragrance; it’s been a decade. Your perfume should be subtle and pique curiosity; not loud, suffocating and intolerable like formaldehyde. It should be sprayed on you index finger and applied behind your ears, your throat cleft, your inner wrist and a little in the air while you walk through it. Please don’t bathe in it.
Sartorial matters like these minor details may seems insignificant but they can enhance your image immediately. Take them into consideration.