“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” -Mark Twain
The conversations always sounds almost the same:
“I’ve got all these nice, expensive clothes, I know how to dress well, but I’m just not seeing any big results”
Then you look at the guy and can’t help but find yourself thinking “are you sure?.. It looks like there’s plenty of space for improvement.”
It’s not about having nice, expensive clothes.
It’s not about “dressing well”.
It’s not about getting the clothes that are now trendy, fashionable, nor is it about “timeless” fashion (another meaningless buzzword).
If you want to see real, tangible results, you need to be able to not just identify good-looking clothes (and as hard as it can be to accept it, sometimes clothes that we like, can be anything but good-looking).
You also need to know what clothes would look flattering on you, would present your physique, your natural features in the most attractive light.
You need to know what clothes go well together and what combinations just don’t work that well.
You need to know how to build your wardrobe around the image that would feel great to rock and also attract your ideal type of people (especially women).
And of course, your fundamentals – such as fit – need to be on point for any of the above to really work its magic.
To give you a fitness analogy,
Consider big, compound and technical exercises like squatting or deadlifting – great for building strength and muscle mass. But they do require a certain form to work and keep you for hurting yourself.
So imagine, that you’ve been squatting/deadlifting for months, maybe a year but it doesn’t look/feel like anything is improving: neither your strength, nor your physique.
The only thing you can “show” for it is that annoying, lingering pain around your back.
Then one day, a trainer working in the gym sees you doing the exercise and with bewilderment in his eyes runs up to you:
“Dude, what the hell are you doing?! Your form is all messed up, you’re going to get yourself hurt!”
At this point you could explain to him, that “it’s how you like doing this exercise”, that “your friends are doing it like that and they have big, muscular legs”, that “you saw that one guy on Youtube do it like that” and keep on doing what you’re doing.
You can look at the facts, acknowledge that your form might be far from great and see how you can improve it.
Then, because the trainer in the gym is a good guy, he shows you the correct form to do the exercise.
Yes, it might feel a bit awkward at first: you know, holding your back and using the full range of motions, but even the very next day you can feel that your legs received a proper workout and over the upcoming months you notice that they are becoming more muscular, stronger. And hey, that damn annoying pain is gone now too!
(I’ve been working a lot on my squatting over the last few months, so this analogy is very relevant to me 🙂 )
With fashion, image, dressing sexy it’s a bit more complicated because there are fewer hard rules, everything is a lot more nuanced.
Still, what I wanted to do is create a way for you to “check your form”, when it comes to sexy style. So I made a short – 15 question – test that I hope you’ll enjoy and find enlightening.
Because here’s the deal – and I know what I’m about to say might sound like a bold claim – but I’m yet to meet a guy, who has dressing sexy nailed, and doesn’t experience at least above average romantic success with women.
And even the “above average” group, usually happens because they either don’t go out that much, don’t put themselves out there enough, or have some deep, lingering inner-demons (severe shyness, anxieties, lack of comfort with being a sexual man, etc.) to handle.
I don’t want to make it sound like dressing sexy, dressing to maximize your attractiveness is some sort of “magic bullet” – it’s not – but it is a very powerful tool you can use and it does make everything else significantly easier.
Test: Do You Know How To Dress Sexy?
The test consists of 15 questions, with a maximum score of 25.
Those 15 questions are split into three categories:
- Fundamentals (max. score 11)
- Good looking clothes (max. score 5)
- Image Archetypes (max. score 9)
Essentially, the goal with this test is to check the following:
- If you can spot ill-fitting clothes
- Do you know what clothes go well together and in an outfit
- Can you pick clothes that would look flattering on your physique
- Can to distinguish good-looking clothes from those that don’t deserve space in a sexy man’s wardrobe
- Whether you are aware how you can use clothes to adjust your image to suit your goals
To start the test, click on the image below.