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Published on October 13th, 2014 | by Janine Giorgenti

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Top-10 Excuses Men Give for Dressing Poorly (and why it’s hurting them)

Dressing poorly can cost you.

It’s easy to have an alibi for why you choose to not dress your best. The damage you may be doing to your overall appearance, on the other hand, may not be as pleasant.

1. I’m loosing weight.

This may be so, unfortunately no one cares or knows this except for you and people view you –today- as to how you look and judge you by your appearance. It will be to your advantage to dress at the weight you are and then have your clothes altered when you shed the pounds.

2. I hate to shop.

This is no excuse for being poorly dressed. You’re just sabotaging yourself. Image is your most powerful marketing tool and not to be taken lightly. We all have to find the time for maintenance and shopping. You can however find a solution such as working with a personal stylist or a clothier who will put it all together for you

3. I can’t find clothes to fit me.

This is a tough challenge for many and one of the biggest reasons many men are penalized with a poor image.  The good news is there are made-to measure clothing solutions for you. Having your clothes made for you if you especially if you are athletically built, short, tall, thin or large, will give you the comfort and image you need.
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Giorgenti New York client, Harris Schanhaut CME, before and after his Giorgenti wardrobe makeover. 

4. I want to be comfortable.

If your clothing fits properly and if you take advantage of techno fabrics and smart clothing technology you should be as comfortable is a suit as in jogging outfit. As far as wearing a tie, who said gains don’t come without some discomfort? Tell that to the guy who does dress well is blowing away his competition.

5. I don’t want to look like I am charging my clients too much money.

Seriously? To gain business you need to look successful or at least like you are taking your own advice.  Remember, ”You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”- Oscar Wilde

6. My wife shops for me and would kill me if I bought clothes.

A touchy subject, but never dress in a costume of failure. Man-up and take responsibility for your image. If you’re serious about your career and making money, you better look the part

7. I have kids and family and can’t spend money on my self.

This is even a greater reason to take charge of your image and dress well. You need to succeed for them as well as for yourself, and have a lot riding on your shoulders. Looking successful and projecting a professional image will increase your chances of making more money.

8. I lost my job and can’t afford new clothes.

It’s a tough job market and if your want to increase your chances of edging out the competition and landing that job, you must look successful and not desperate. Being well dressed will boost your confidence and impress your future employer.

9. I see other guys dressed worse than me.

Unfortunately you can’t help them, but you can help yourself. You will also stand out from the competition if you dress properly and look successful.

10. I don’t know how to chose clothes and coordinate my clothing.

Seek wardrobe advice from a professional that understands the dressing protocol of your professional and knows how to help you select clothing that flatters  your body type, hair color, eye color and skin tone.

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Now that you’re out of excuses. Come to Giorgenti New York. Janine Giorgenti can help you construct an elegant (yet budget-friendly) wardrobe, using all the latest advances in fabric nano-technology for maximum comfort and performance, with the ability to accentuate your features (based off height, weight, skin color, posture, lifestyle, and more).

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About the Author

Janine Giorgenti

For over 20 years, Janine Giorgenti, renowned fashion designer and image consultant – has provided a long line of satisfied clients with unparalleled service and first class made-to-measure custom suits. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, CBS, and other top media outlets – Janine has established a clientele of some of New York’s most successful and discerning professionals – including such New York dignitaries as former New York Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom and chief economist Dr. Irwin Kellner.



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Top-10 Excuses Men Give for Dressing Poorly (and why it’s hurting them)

by Janine Giorgenti