“If I had more time,
I would have written you a shorter letter.”
I absolutely love that quote from Mark Twain.
So when it comes down to your style, gentlemen,
can you concisely describe your style?
What is the message you want to send to the world?
Today’s video, gents,
So I’m going to break this video up into three parts.
Now the first group
Next up, we’ve got the guy that’s more goal-oriented.
He is using style as a tool to get what he wants out of life.
Now the third guy,
he’s dressing for himself he’s having a lot of fun
and the terminology is going to reflect that.
I checked. So here’s the first set of words
that could perhaps concisely describe your style
and if does one of these words is like that is me.
I want to hear from you guys down in the comments.
First up, we’ve got the word bespoke.
The word bespoke means to bespoke for
this guy is all about customization.
He loves everything made for him.
Next up, we’ve got the gentleman who describes himself as dapper.
A dapper gentleman
he is neat and trimmed in appearance
and it’s synonymous with the words smart,
Next up, we’ve got the gentleman who describes himself as elegant.
Elegance is being handsome, but still being very simple, yet very effective.
There is no frills, there is no excess.
Next up, we’ve got gentleman who will describe their style
or perhaps even American.
Now, if you’re an English gentleman,
what do you see is you are prim you are proper
you are well put together and
in general you’re clothing is very structured.
Now, Italian style is going to be more individual.
have much structure in them
the clothing is going to be lighter built
even the shoes are made for a more tropical type of climate.
Now if you have an American style this is all about practicality.
它让你知道 嘿 我是在前线
This is realizing, hey, we are on the frontier
yeah we may be not as well put together as the Italians
we may not be as structured as the English
but when it comes down to practicality
when it comes down to hard wearing
that’s where we shine
Next up, we’ve got the gentleman who will describe his style as preppy
So this comes out of Ivy League universities in 1890’s
they were taking a lot of cues from the English
but they wanted to make styles that were their own
sothey would take go over to Brooks Brothers
because a lot of classic pieces
but they started to adjust it
so all of a sudden on the jackets
they became more sack suits
What we saw with the colors instead of earth tones
we started going with brighter colors
we started bringing in pieces with interesting fun logos and
that all of a sudden became the preppy look.
Next up, we’ve got the word rakish
and in fact, if you look at the origin of the word
the rakish mast on pirate ship.
It’s all about speed it’s all
about being unconventional,
all about being different. Know what you stand for,
understand the message you want to send and it may not be aligned
with what society tells you
No,you go your own way and you
kind of mix and match unconventional combinations.
Next up, we’ve got the word rugged.
If you’re a rugged style, gentleman,
you’re wearing purpose-driven garments.
This is work wear
that actually is going to first
be functional and just happens to be stylish.
Next up, we’ve got the sophisticated gentleman.
If you’re sophisticated,
you’re well-traveled and you’re well-educated.
You’re not afraid to wear older historic pieces which are just not seen very often,
but still functionally serve and are classic pieces
because you understand that classics never go out of style.
Next up, we’ve got sprezzatura.
And this means that you just wake up naturally looking good,
a nonchalant that you just naturally have style.
And the key with sprezzatura is never to tell them,
don’t let them see you sweat.
They just see, oh, he looks amazing all the time.
They never see the work and the effort.
So now let’s talk about the words that are very goal-oriented.
If you’re using these words to describe your style,
it’s all about using style as a tool to get what you want out of life.
So first off for the man that describes his style as casual,
as business casual
as formal or as semi-formal,
you probably know that those were all dress codes.
There are actually particular pieces of clothing
that you want to wear within that.
Now nowhere in there is sloppy and I like this
because the guy that describes his style here,
he understands the environment he’s going into
and the uniform the clothing he needs to wear
to be able to send the signal he needs to.
in a law firm in New York City,
you understand, okay,
it’s probably going to be more business or business casual, more probably business.
However, if you’re in the let’s say entertainment industry in Los Angeles,
it’s going to be more maybe business casual or even casual
but casual is never going to be sloppy.
So if that’s how you describe your style
I think in many of these cases
it’s simply understand that you’re using clothing as a tool and
you’re trying to fit within the conforms of what is expected.
Now breaking away from that,
we’re going to see the words such as professional.
If you describe your style as professional, it’s all about
and your clothing oftentimes is simply a reflection of your mindset.
So if you are dressing professional
it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re wearing a suit
but it does mean that when you put on this clothing it’s like your suit of armor,
clothing it’s like your suit of armor,
you are showing up and you are actually giving
your attention and your full thought process to
whatever it is you are doing that day.
Next up, what if you describe yourself asstartup. Well,
in this case, you ’
re most likely working for a company that ’ s new that’s adventurous.
The typical startup look is the sports jacket
with the t-shirt with the jeans, maybe with
the sneakers. And,
again, it’s about mixing different types
of clothing together about the non-conformity
about disrupting an industry,
so why not wear clothing that kind of disrupts itself.
gentleman who describes his style as classic.
To me, this is a timeless style
and I absolutely love it because it is something that has stood
up to the test of time.
Next up, let’s talk modern. So,
if a guy describes his style
as modern, to me, what he
the classic and he’s also not afraid to bring
in some of the cutting edge fashion.
He’s going to try some things out.
He’s going to say, you know what?
嘿 你看 我可否采用这个经典的造型
Can I take this classic look and maybe take one piece off,
put in a more modern something
a bit more fashionable, something that’s been
around for a few years, I’m going to
take a little bit
of a chance and maybe add an edge to my look.
guy that’s going to use the
word situational, we’ve got the
guy that’s going to use the word versatile.
They are actually different. So,
situational, he dresses for the situation,
he’s kind of a chameleon.
He’s going to find out, okay,
dress a bit more formally, for this
event I’m going to dress down. So,
he wears clothing that he can either dress up or dress down. Now,
the guy that’s versatile he simply wants the option,
he doesn’t necessarily
find himself in the environment, it’s moreabout how he feels.
He wants the versatility to be able to dress up dress down,
go with a more rugged look. So,
simply wants to be able to change for his own sake. So,
through them because I think they’re
all self-explanatory. But,
this is for the guy that is dressing to have fun,
the guy that is dressing for
First up, we’ve got complicated.
Next up, we’ve got expressive, then we’vegot the functional man.
Next up, we’ve got improving, followed bylearning. And,
I like this one, me. Then,
接下来 玩乐 务实 前卫 乡村
we’ve got playful, practical, progress,rustic, simple, street, and thrifty. So,
简约 街头 朴素
did you find a word today that concisely describes your style?
If you did, let me know down in the comments,guys.
And if you want more,
you want to start to develop habits that make you a better dressed guy,
guys, I’ve got this video for you right here,
ten habits that you can develop in ten
minutes or at least start to develop in ten minutes so
to dress better. Now,
gents, do you need to describe your style in one word? No,
you don’t. But,
it’s a lot of fun and,
guys, if you want to have fun,
I’m linking to my free
I actually took all of these words out
of that group when I asked this question along
with some other questions one of them was describe your style in five words. Yes,
you can describe your style in five words.
Here are some of these.
at least he tries.
I like that, that was pretty funny.
“史蒂夫·麦奎因 詹姆斯·邦德 我”
Steve McQueen, James Bond, me.
Pretty good job there.
I woke up like this. – Carlos Franco,
which I think you are more of a sprezzatura guy, right?
Needs improvement, watch more RMRS – David Cahill. David,
I appreciate that.
Vintage rockabilly and 50’s inspired.
– Joseph Abel. Smart,
“随性 休闲 略带军人风格”
casual with military influence.
– Kiss Barnabas.
Refined Viking and classically modern.
– [Daniel Amos Caton].,
“高档 工薪阶层 怀旧极简风”
Upscale, working class, retro norm core.
– [Ben Cleardon]. Ben,
no idea what that means.
All right, guys, again,
I want to hear from you down in the comments.
Let me know what you think
of this video and I will see you in the next one.
Take care, guys.