First Impressions – Business Attire and a Limousine Driver

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First impressions are everything. If you’re in business and you are looking to make a connection with someone and potentially strike a deal with them, then that first impression is the most crucial event in your relationship. In the matter of a split second, someone makes a decision whether to trust you or not.

 

So how do you gain their trust?

The Business Look

Formal business attire is a must when meeting a client. Looking sloppy and unclean will make someone immediately think you are lazy and won’t “get the job done.” Find a nice suit and it doesn’t have to be anything expensive. Simply go to your nearest Men’s warehouse, JC Pennies, or even get one off Amazon because you can buy anything from Amazon. But realistically, get the right size so it’s fitted properly so you look sharp.

Always be clean shaven or have a well-manicured beard. Straggly, huge bushy beards that collect your leftovers aren’t for the business world. Straighten up, look sharp, walk tall, and be confident.

The Limousine Arrival

Showing up in a suit is great but where you’re going, where will that first impression take place? Are you taking the subway, walking down the street to the office building or are you driving up to the building yourself? Most likely, unless you’re in a big city, you’ll be driving.

What kind of car do you have? Is it fully functional and does it make any loud noises like its damaged and needs fixed? Have you washed it in the last week or the last month? Getting out of a dirty, beat up the car will NOT be a good impression. So what can you do?

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Rent a car

You could rent a car for a few hours. Something nice like a BMW or Mercedes won’t set you back too far but first impressions (or after the meeting as you both leave) are crucial. Do you typically get lost and do you get nervous before a meeting? Maybe you shouldn’t be driving at all.

Don’t Get Lost

Finding the directions to an office can be more complicated than it sounds, especially if it’s across town where you’ve never been before. Between one-way streets, alleys, and parking, it can be quite a hassle and mentally tax on you as you’re trying to prepare yourself to potentially close a deal with tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

So how can you avoid all of that completely?

Hire a Chauffeur

How about hiring limousine driver or chauffeur you to the event? It depends on whom your meeting with but it never hurts to show up with and get out of the back seat. Limousines or car services show class and that you recognize YOUR time is valuable. Driving can be such a mundane thing and the boss surely isn’t the one running to get his laundry or getting paper from the store. The $$/hour he would be wasting spending his time on those tasks would be outrageous and the same is for driving.
Be prepared, get cleaned up, and look to for a professional car service that can get you to where you want to go while preparing yourself for the meeting of a lifetime.

 

Don’t be a Preterist, Stay Up-to-Date on Men’s fashion and Style News

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Whether you are a guy who wants to look good or a fashionista looking to help her man transform his wardrobe, you can find some great mens fashions online and in your local retail outlets. No matter what you need, you can find the right items to make sure you look great for any occasion.

In fact, occasion is one of the most important factors you will need to take into consideration when you have a desire to purchase new clothing items. For instance, a shirt that would look fantastic in the board room will likely fall flat if you try to wear it out clubbing. So, know the reason why you are shopping.

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Many men, like women, find that having some basic staples makes it much easier to remain fashionable. A stylish pair of black pants is a great example that can transition well depending on what items you choose to pair with it. A designer tee shirt with it will be a great casual look while a button up shirt can put you in line for a more formalized situation.

Also like women, men need to have great accessories in order to appear fashionable. A great belt buckle is a wonderful item that can be appreciated for years, only replacing the belt for color and style choices or due to wear and tear.

Sleek Shirt and pants with designer belt

 

Ties and tie clips are important ways for men to express themselves while on the job. However, smart mens fashion will take into consideration the situation when choosing ties. While there are situations where fun and frivolity are acceptable, others might find comic characters or similar designs unfashionable. If in doubt, err on the side of caution.

Of course, mens fashion extends beyond the boardroom into personal time. Whether going out dancing with friends, hitting the golf course or curling up at home with a good book, having the right clothing is important.

While you might think that the clothing you wear at home does not have to be fashionable, that is not the case. You see, the clothing that you wear influences not only how you look, but also how you feel.

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Likewise, you should have some appropriate bling when the occasion calls for it and pieces suitable for your favorite sports and activities. If you are not sure about where to start, you can look at magazines and websites for ideas. Pay attention to those around you and emulate those styles that you feel most comfortable with.

Choosing the right items for mens clothing is pretty straightforward if you take the occasion into consideration right from the start. Depend on wardrobe staples to simplify transitions from one situation to another and enjoy the clothing items you choose!