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Dressing the Part... So Frightfully Smart!

...Oh this? Just a couple of chaps on a balcony.

What are you wearing as you read this sentence? I don’t mean to be impertinent, heaven forbid, particularly in the midst of our delightful cancel culture. I only ask because I’ve recently become interested in the power of clothes to affect our mindset.

I, since you didn’t ask, am currently attired in a blue, button-down shirt and a pair of chino shorts.

Rather preppy? Well, perhaps, but it provides a nice blend of professionalism and informality (the shirt being untucked) – a blend that I find perfect for working from home as a freelance writer.

You see, this is exactly what I’m talking about – the way that an outfit can set a tone, create a mood, even guide your world view. The clothes we wear are a kind of costume, whether we are aware of it or not. They may not be as obvious as a doctor’s white coat or a soldier’s camo jacket, but they are a costume of sorts nonetheless.

Read the full article on Menswear Style, an online men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine and one of the leading digital publications in the UK.


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