How to dress for success ? Lessons from Harvey Spector

“People respond to how we’re dressed, so like it or not this is what you have to do.”

This is what Harvey Specter responded when Mike Ross asked him “Why does it matter how much I spend on a suit”.

I know I am quoting from the TV series “Suits” but I get asked that quiet a lot why you wearing a suit in this weather ?

People have prejudices based on how we’re dressed. So in order for you to make a good first impression I make the effort as you only have one chance to make a first impression .The idea of dressing for success is not a new one. It is built on the premise that what you wear contributes largely to your success in the professional & personal world. Recently I been doing interviews due to expansion and the way people dressed told me straight away , yes or no .

Your suit in my opinion is your language to the world

From the colour , style & cut .
Also what accessories you wear & carry ? Mikey mouse watch or an Omega ?
Mont Blanc or Bic pen ?

A friend sent me a article and said ”
It’s your war clothes ! ” and it had the below ;

Here’s the break-down of the Harvey Specter power suit look:

– a custom tailored 3-piece pinstripe suit (with vest) such as this one or this one with the following features:
– flapped pockets with a ticket pocket
– double-vents
– boutonniere
– wider peak lapels
Then add these power accessories:

– pocket square
– cufflinks
– pick up a custom tailored shirt and opt for spread collars and french cuffs
– pick up a 3-3.5 inch width bold tie with a larger knot such as a windsor knot

The 10 Things We Can Learn From Harvey Specter From ‘Suits’


    • Alwena
    • July 30th, 2013

    So,so true,suit maketh the man!!

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