Alright guys. It’s time we all start getting this one right.
A real man does not leave his home wearing wrinkled clothes.
T-shirt & jeans? Maybe. Dress shirt and slacks? Definitely not sir. Definitely not. A real man cares about his pleats and takes the time to make them shine.
Nothing says, “I’m a sloppy, lazy man who lacks precision and is generally ambivalent about taking care of myself and my life” more than wrinkled clothing. It’s not like it takes an extreme investment of time to flatten out those creases. With a good iron, you can do an entire day’s wardrobe in about 10 minutes… tops!
Clothing may or may not make the man, but wrinkled clothing definitely makes a man… look silly.
If you want to be taken seriously as man, one of the first things you need to do is make a solid first impression. And one of the easiest ways to make a good first impression is by wearing clothes that fit, clothes that match, and clothes that are ironed.
Notice I didn’t say: expensive, trendy, flashy, tailored. No, the words I used were: fit, match, and ironed. Wearing clothing that lives up to the standard of those three criteria is not rocket science and it’s not beyond the reach of any man… rich, poor, fat, skinny, white-collar, blue-collar, young, old, etc. No man who is tall enough to see over the top of a fully extended ironing board is exempt from this rule.
Come on guys. Stop leaving your house looking like the clothes you’re wearing are the clothes you slept in last night. It’s not cool and trust me, other people notice.