Being who I want to be, living how I want to live in this crazy town called Hollywood.

What does your ENSEMBLE say about you?

“Style is the perfection of a point of view.” -Richard Eberhart

I had an interesting experience yesterday that solidified for me the belief that people treat you differently when you look like money.  I purchased my first custom design ensemble from LA designers Cosmo and Nathalia (they have a shop located on Melrose Ave and are amazing.) I felt like Kanye West as the stylist referred to me as her client and focused all her attention on me. Working with different styles and fabrics to find out what worked best for me.  It was a lot of fun and I will definitely be returning. I left feeling like a superstar with a new ensemble that I couldn’t wait to wear out.

Sometimes you just need to shop

Sometimes you just need to shop.

Yesterday I decided I wanted to go shopping in Beverly Hills and debut my new digs.  At each store the employees would swarm me under the impression there was a nice commission in their future.  I would look around to see if there were other customers and the stores were always full.  Why were they focused on selling to me? After talking with some of the salespeople they would inquire about my clothing. “Where did you get your shirt? I love your sweater, can you tell me who designed it?” One salesperson kept bringing me pieces to my fitting room that I didn’t ask for and finally said “I just got excited because you look so fashionable and I wanted to dress you.” That’s when I realized it was my outfit that was getting their attention. Either they thought I had a lot of money, which i don’t yet, or they loved my fashion sense and wanted to be a part of my fashion point of view.

Later that evening I went to dinner at this bistro on Sunset Blvd and sat outside. A Star Tour Bus pulls up and stops in the street. The tour guide informs his passengers that the rapper Common was to their right, directing their attention to me.  Cameras flashed and girls screeched in excitement. I just waved and let them go on their way. I have been told I look like Common a few times but never I never stopped a Star Tour Bus. I can’t help but believe that once again my ensemble set them off.

The point of me sharing this experience is this…you ARE how you dress. Just like it is said that who your friends are represents who you are viewed as.  Your clothes are your closest friend.  At first glance how do you recognize a Doctor ? Probably the white coat. A fireman? The fireman’s uniform. I have friends who can pinpoint a music producer by how expensive his shoes and jewelry are.  Just the same, if you put time, money, and effort into your personal wardrobe the nonverbal communication between you and the rest of the world drastically changes.  A well tailored suit says this man is serious about his endeavors. A custom designed ensemble says this guy takes pride in his appearance and his business.  The right outfit can express that you are a man of means or a man of high taste. Tom Ford says “Dressing well is a form of good manners.” So what does your wardrobe say about you?  If you don’t like what it says then change the conversation.  Personally I like for my clothes to say, “Strong. Confident. Unique. This man is well on his way to greatness.” But that’s my journey. What’s yours?

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5 responses

  1. Mel

    Reblogged this on SELLING ATL and commented:
    Funny I thought you were Common too. 🙂

    October 5, 2015 at 6:11 am

    • Yeah I have accepted that we look alike haha. Thanks for reblogging my post. Especially since I am a Native of Atlanta. Love your blog 🙂

      October 5, 2015 at 6:20 am

  2. A Guy Online

    Great post man.
    Lots of animal print and chest baring shirts – does that mean I’m a 70’s porn star?

    October 5, 2015 at 6:58 am

    • Or it could me you are bold and confident. which ever you choose. 70’s pornstar carries alot of expectation though. it is not for the faint of heart. Bravo for a bold choice.

      October 5, 2015 at 7:03 am

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