For young men, graduating college is a great accomplishment that is usually accompanied by overwhelming stress. You just spent the last four or so years of your life dressing like a slog, which was and (kind of) is acceptable, but now it’s time to dress like what you’ve become: an adult.
You’re entering into the professional world so it’s time to leave your sweatpants and beer T-shirts behind and change your wardrobe, your attitude, and your aspirations. It’s time to be a professional. Here are a few things to keep in mind during the weeks after graduation.
Every working professional should have at least one tailored suit. Once you are a little more comfortable with your new job then you can start buying a few more suits, but one should do at least as you’re looking for a job or just beginning one. Make sure it looks nice and you have a few designer leather belts to accompany your new suit.
Mens Designer Dress Shoes
A nice suit is only as nice as its dress shoes. If you don’t have a great pair of mens designer dress shoes to put your outfit together, you’re not going to be taken as seriously in the professional world as you want. You want to present yourself in the best possible way all the time so that means wearing exotic skin shoes to turn some heads. Formal shoes for men should be required out in the business world because you never know who you’re going to run into during the week so it’s best to look your best. Get yourself some mens designer dress shoes and wow anyone you network with. For a more casual, yet professional look, however, you can check out some exotic boots that might work, too.
You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on the fanciest watch you see, but just having a simple nice one can make you stand out from some of your matchless peers. If you’re goal is to be professional, how about start by using an actual watch to tell time rather than reaching into your pocket and pulling out a big obnoxious cell phone to tell time.
In college, maybe it was appropriate or even encouraged to have the largest, thickest, and grossest beard imaginable. That’s wonderful and I’m sure your professors enjoyed looking at that every day, but those days are (thankfully) over. Shave your beard to maintain the actual professional look you’re going for.