You may not be a romcom movie type of guy but Crazy Stupid Love, a 2011 Romantic Comedy film, is worth a try. It is a story of a middle aged man Cal Weaver, played by Steve Carell, whose life turned around to a catastrophe when his marriage started to fail and lead to his wife asking for divorce. In a bar, he accidentally meets the swagger young professional Jacob Palmer, played by Ryan Gosling. Jacob helps Cal reinvent himself from a boring husband to a confident, positive and smart looking man, just like him, who can take home any girl in a bar.
Party related yourself when you read the words “middle aged man” and “boring”? The rediscovery of Cal was all about having an irresistible personality and the looks that goes with it. Or the other way around, having good looks then confidence and personality just comes out naturally. In the film, Jacob accompanied Cal to buy new dress shirts, jackets, suits and shoes. After looking superb in a suit and tie, progress on his personality followed. He slowly became like Jacob and women started to fall in love with him the moment he walks in the pub and talk to them.
Just like Cal, a fashion makeover may initially feel weird. You may not like how certain piece of clothing set on your physique, or you might get irritated and hot on the layers of clothes, or your friends might make comments and tease you because of the sudden change. But I bet, better looking garb has massive effects. You are judged by people based on how you look. Your credibility is somehow relies on how you carry yourself and your overall façade; from your hair, wardrobe to the lace of your shoe. You may not notice the consequence of wearing nicer, sharp and crisp looking outfit, but others do; plenty of them. Given all things equal for all options, a person with a pleasing look and personality has a higher possibility in sealing the deal. Circumstances like landing a job, winning an advertising pitch, selling an insurance policy, or getting a girl from a bar, if you look better than the next choice, without a doubt, you will nail it.
Don’t wait for a failed marriage before you self-evaluate your look. Don’t wait for a rejection from a job application because the guy who came in before you had the same credentials as yours but had a better fitting suit and cleaner hair cut, don’t wait for a Jacob Palmer to randomly talk to you and tell you he’ll help you do your fashion make-over before you actually do something with your whole wardrobe. Don’t be afraid of change. If it will make you look and feel better about yourself, go for it.