Tag Archive: men’s looks

Jun 01

Ties are Still the Best Power Tool


Ties convey authority and status. Image consultants agree that they increase credibility, status and respect.
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Jan 08

BUSINESS CASUAL / Brand Yourself Classy


If your company has a business casual policy, you might wish to limit how far you “dress down” if you want to protect your valuable visual brand.  With the popularity of business shirts in windowpane plaids, it’s possible to look dressed down even when wearing a tie. The plaid shirt above looks informal, but it has …

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May 10

CAMEL: Beloved – but not in the mirror…

Colr and style for men's jackets analyzed by Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect.

Camel, tan, brown, khaki – no matter what you call it, this color shouldn’t be worn by anyone with greying hair. First of all, the two colors are jarring when seen together. Secondly, this color very often makes the skin look yellow as well as very washed out. Check it out in the mirror. Put …

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Apr 25

MEN: Beware of Fashion Looks!

Sandy Dumont, wardrobe and image consultant expert about business attire for men.cas

Both #1 and #2 are fashion looks and not power looks, because of the color of the shirts worn. The dark brown shirt, in particular looks gangsterish with the white tie. The red shirt and matching pocket scarf look fashionable, indeed, but this look is for someone in a very creative field and not a …

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Jun 09

Tony awards faux pas- Neil Harris and Will Ferrell

Okay guys, here’s the story. Business ties look funny with a sexy tuxedo, no matter what color they are. The purpose of the bow tie is to look whimsical instead of scary like a black business tie does. Think undertaker. Black has many personalities, and one of which is forbidding, like Gestapo, Mafia, so that’s …

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