Heard of this article on the radio on the way back from work yesterday. I know it’s kind of strange but it really moved me. If you know anything about Houston’s Third Ward aka the Trey, you’ll know that it isn’t the best of neighborhoods. Anyway, here are some quotes:
“One of the first thing McKenzie has done is change the dress code. No more baggie jeans or t-shirts. In fact, McKenzie is even taking it a step further by requiring boys to wear ties. You heard it: ties.”
“When you put your best on, you feel different. You conduct yourself differently. People look at you differently.”
Great quote. Relates not to dressing but also to how one presents and interacts him/herself with the world.
How you do anything is how you do everything.
“It’s tempting to imagine that [you] could be forceful and self-confident without being arrogant or jerky, but that’s a false hope, because it’s other people who get to decide when they think you’re a jerk, and trying to stay under that threshold means giving those people veto power over your actions. To put yourself forward as someone good enough to do interesting things is, by definition, to expose yourself to all kinds of negative judgments, and as far as I can tell, the fact that other people get to decide what they think of your behavior leaves only two strategies for not suffering from those judgments: not doing anything, or not caring about the reaction. Not caring works surprisingly well.”
— Clay Shirky. In case you’re worried about what others might think of your manner of dress.
Funny. Especially if you’ve listened to soundtrack.
The man CB speaks truth!
Party Down lead Adam Scott ups the ante by dressing down. Well.
It’s all about fit and stuff that’s been around forever (madras, khaki’s, Sperry top-siders).
To guys looking to step their style game up: you don’t have to spend much more than $60 per piece in this outfit and you will be leaps and bounds above your peers. Learn the fundamentals, then you can get into more complex maneuvers like rocking pleats and not looking like a 90s sitcom dad.
Final climb of the Tour de France, the dreaded Col du Tourmalet.
All this after 16 days of hard racing and 141km (88 miles) into the day.