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So, you’ve all probably heard the term: “The clothes make the man” or “Clothes make the man. Naked have little or no influence in society” quote by Mark Twain.
Well, I totally and utterly disagree with that.
Here’s something you can quote me for: “Clothes don’t make the man. It makes the attitude behind the man”.
I think the saying and mindset is old fashioned. In our new millennial world it shouldn’t matter if you’re dress up in suit and tie.
What should matter is the work you do, how you do it and you should dress so that it reflects your person. If it doesn’t match your person – it wouldn’t make the man, only reflect the attitude you want your employer want you to show.
I’m dreaming of being in a World where people judge you by the results, motivation and dedication towards your work and life in general – not by what you’re wearing.
Do not misunderstand what I’m saying. If you like to wear suit and tie – go for it. I’m not going to stop you. And yes, it looks good – but looks isn’t everything. Being comfortable in how you dress, how you work and everything else in life is more important.
This is as fancy as it gets with me. No suits, just a pair of jeans with a black t-shirt.
Call me new fashion
I might have freer mind towards how I dress. Again, I would never wear sweatpants or whatever to work – but a pair of jeans and a t-shirt is as fancy as it gets with me.
Let me give you an example of a dream employer, if you ask me: Mark Zuckerberg.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is living a simplistic life despite the fact that he is one of the richest people on Earth. A simplistic life where pretty much all of his wardrobe is gray T-shirts.
Pretty amazing if you ask me. I love how down-to-Earth he is. His wardrobe reflects it and that’s exactly how it should be. Simple, but focused on results, motivation and dedication. In the case of Mr Zuckerberg results towards “Making the World more open and connected”.
What I’m trying to say is that the time with getting judge by the way you dress is over. Being forced to wear something you don’t want is old fashioned. We need the World to realize this and I know we’re still fighting the mentality of the previous generations.
Wear what you want, but do not force others to dress in a way that will make them uncomfortable. There are loads of ways to “look the part” – find a middle way that’ll suit everyone.
What do you guys think about the subject?
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