I feel compelled to send you a note saying thanks. I stumbled across your blog 6 or 7 months ago…and began to realize that i dressed like a slob most of the time. I was tacitly aware of this already. Sadly, I really didn’t have any idea why I looked like an idiot. I’d look in the mirror after getting dressed for work and see that I looked kinda dumb…but assumed that was just who i was. Didn’t really realize what I needed to do to change that. Your blog helped me figure out many of the things that I was doing wrong (fit, fit and fit were the top three).
The last few months I’ve gotten more compliments than I have in a really long time. It ranges from everything to how slim I look (although I’ve lost no weight) to how sharply I’m dressed, and generally how handsome I am (who knew?). You might enjoy knowing that one of the first new shoe purchases I made was a pair of Clark’s desert boots that I saw on your blog because I thought they looked cool. I love ‘em.
I recently spent a lot of time in the hospital visiting my ill grandmother (since passed). A cute (I swear!) nurse approached me in a room full of my family members and said the following: “Has anyone ever told you that you look like Blake Shelton?” as my family members looked at her as if she’d grown a second head. The answer is no, because I look nothing like Blake Shelton. I did, however, dress nicely as I was almost always coming directly from work.
I’ve had a noticeable lack of confidence my entire life when it comes to my physical appearance. That’s gone now, and the final piece to that puzzle was learning that I could, in fact, dress well enough to make myself stand out.
There are certainly other factors and other changes that have helped me find my stride, but I wanted to send you this note to express my gratitude for your perspective and advice on how a man should dress. So, thanks. Keep up the good work!
And also? Blake Shelton can get it. Not Shelton in his mullet days, but Shelton today. The Voice-era Shelton. He’s a looker! Just wanted to clarify to all you country-haters out there that there’s no shame in that comparison Josh received from the pretty nurse.
I’ve found lately that “sharing my wins” has helped me realize that, hey, I have a lot of wins in my life. And you guys make up a ton of ‘em! So, anything good happen today? It doesn’t even have to be style-related (though those are obviously more than welcome) A compliment on a new haircut from your post man? Get a “good work” from your boss?