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Tips for MEN – Looking More Professional
by Corporate Image Consultant, Sandy
Tidewater Women/June 2003Back
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Rumor has it that lots of men read Tidewater
Women. And why not? And since men also want
to look better, for this Father’s
Day month we honor our male readers with
a few image consultant's tips just for them.
The rules of color and “line”
in clothing are not just for women. When
you know you look good, you perform better.
Ask any image consultant!
image consultants today are being contacted
by large companies, because they are beginning
to recognize that “corporate casual”
and "busines casual" dress have
many shortcomings. For one, both are difficult
to define. Secondly, "business casual"
dress is sorely abused.
you work in a small office where the competition
for advancement is minimal, or if you rarely
come in contact with the public, a suit
and tie may not be necessary. However, when
you travel to large, cosmopolitan cities,
these tips will come in handy. Even with
casual wear, it is possible to have a polished
and professional image – as opposed
to sloppy and slouchy. It always pays to
have a polished and professional image.
are Image Consultant's Tips for enhancing
your personal and professional image and
looking more polished, professional, successful
– and attractive:
Tips for A More Successful Image
Wear dark suits. Buy the best quality
gabardine suit that you can afford. Tan
suits are fine in the summer, but pale
grey suits should always be avoided.
2. Avoid brown suits in business settings.
3. Unless you have an expert eye, use
caution with black suits.
4. Wear ties in bold colors, as opposed
5. In high-powered business situations,
wear white shirts that are superbly cut
and made from the finest cotton. They
make your image more powerful.
6. Avoid pastel shirts, like pink and
7. Develop good posture. It is worth a
million dollars in terms of image. Stand
up straight, take a deep breath and get
a “proud chest.” Maintain
that posture, but let the shoulders relax
a little when you exhale. You will look
self assured and successful! TIP: This
is the posture you want when your photo
Sandy Dumont is a corporate image consultant
based in Norfolk. Contact her at 757/627-6669.
Sandy’s new book “POWER DRESSING
FOR MEN, 7 Secrets Guaranteed to Open any
Door and Get You on the Fast Track to Success,”
will be available on her website this month:
www.theimagearchitect.com. Coming soon:
“POWER DRESSING FOR WOMEN.”
by Sandy Dumont, THE Image
Architect © 2003-2005
Originally published in Tidewater Women,