Why Taking This Leap Could Be The Best Decision You'll Make All Year
It happens to me at least once a day (if not more). Usually it's at a networking event or when somebody asks, "what do you do for a living?"
My canned response is, "I teach men how to dress well." which always leads to a series of follow-up questions.
"Well, I'm an image consultant who helps busy professionals dress well, know what's stylish, and feel more confident."
Which is then followed with a breakdown of my program and usually referencing Ryan Gosling's movie Crazy, Stupid, Love.
When you think about it, hiring an image consultant is comparable to working with a personal trainer.
Both are experts who have spent years mastering their crafts.
In my case, I've spent years understanding personal style through my own experience.
I've also seen the difference it can make in both the way you carry yourself and how others see you.
Since 2015 I've been dedicated to sharing my teachings with my 1-on-1 image consulting students to help them achieve similar results.
Of course each time I work with a new client I make sure to adjust the program to their individual personalities. This also means taking their lifestyles into consideration.
There isn't a "one size fits all" approach to image consulting.
The last thing this world needs is sea full of drones walking down the street draped from head to toe in basically the exact same thing.
There's enough of that already!
Far too many men are afraid to openly express themselves these days. Honestly, it's heartbreaking.
My challenge to you when you wake up every morning is to remind yourself "I refuse to be just another face in the crowd."
It takes confidence to stand out. It's not always easy but it is worth it!
You're worth it!
Commit, invest in yourself, and be happy that you did.
Here's a few reasons why I believe that taking this leap will be the best decision you've made all year.
1: Like A Stockbroker, They'll Keep A Close Eye On Trends So You Don't Have To
When I'm not working directly with my clients, the majority of my time is spent understanding where the men's fashion industry is going in the next year or two.
Doing so translates into the content you see on the blog.
It also comes in handy to help men make informed decisions when they're building their wardrobes.
A trend is more often than not on its way out whenever it becomes appealing to mainstream society.
In other words -- if you're focusing on what's popular TODAY, you're already behind.
2: They've Made Mistakes In The Past And Will Help You Avoid Them
It's the same idea as a personal trainer paying close attention to your form so that you avoid injury.
Image consultants will save you from wasting your valuable money on clothes you wind up hating.
Based on my experience, there's no better way to get the results you're looking for than to follow someone who's already blazed a trail for you.
Believe me, I've made more than enough mistakes when it comes to learning how to dress well and understand what's stylish.
Just take a quick look at this before and after picture of myself.
3: Does Shopping Stress You Out? Relax, They'll Take Care Of It For You
It's not fun for everyone.
I get it!
You're busy, hate dealing with crowds, don't feel like wasting your money, and not sure where to shop.
It's a lot to deal with. No wonder it's one of the main reasons why men stay in their style comfort zones.
That's the beauty of hiring an image consultant -- to save you from all this stress.
Showing up an hour before our session, pulling all the clothes you need (in the right sizes), and having it all ready to go as soon as you show up is the approach I take with my clients.
It makes perfect sense...
This way you don't have to wander around the mall, figure out which stores to go to, and ideally avoiding the crowds.
The best part is that even if we don't live in the same city, I can help you get through the "pain" of shopping virtually.
Thanks to Facetime, Skype, or even text and email it's become much easier to guide clients through the personal shopping experience.
4: They'll Help You Get The Best Deals Because They've Done Their Homework
Hate wasting your money?
I think we all do.
As an image consultant it's our commitment to you to know how to get the most out of your hard-earned money.
This includes everything from knowing when the best times of year to shop to which stores will have exactly what you're looking for within your budget.
5: They Know EXACTLY What Looks Best On You
This means no more guessing games for you.
Everything from how your clothes should fit, the best colours for your skin tone, and what you can do to improve your grooming is all just the tip of the iceberg.
As mentioned earlier, a good image consultant has done their homework prior to meeting with clients.
This means that you're receiving a one of a kind service that's tailored to your specific needs.
Style is an extension of your personality and should always be treated as such.
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