Your physical health is directly attributed to “you are what you eat” and it is no different for your Professional Image…it is what you wear and shortcomings …what you don’t wear. You don’t need to go bust getting dressed. You can’t take the spots off a leopard, when Professional Clothing is cheaply made, it shows. There is nothing FREE, you pay for it directly or indirectly. A deal to good to be true is not worth pursuing, in the end you have nothing more than a disposable wardrobe.
A Professional Wardrobe starts with the fabric. Just because the garment says it is a wool, it doesn’t mean its quality. The best way to insure you are getting a good garment use the following as a guide in your search: Merino wool, 2ply, year round, densely woven, silk or wet like feel are the ingredients that you are getting a good fabric. Woven with natural stretch or with 1 or 2% lycra.
There are cheap and expensive grades, there are very good wool fabrics in the middle that are great quality and outstanding value.
You can’t see through the fabrics, they hold up and don’t look like you slept in your garment five minutes after you put it on. Good material you cannot see through like clear plastic wrap and if you crush it in your hand, it springs right back. Good fabric is part of a good garment, the other is what you can’t see: linings, padding, thread, stitch count, buttons – get the picture? If you want to make a great cake, you have to use quality ingredients.
Cheap clothing, cheaply made should never be the underpinnings that become a barrier to your image.
Part II coming soon….