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Down economy? Dress up!

When the economy is down, dress up, suggests Alan Vinson of J. T. Vinson Clothiers in Jacksonville (www.jtvinson.com). In a challenging economy, people want to look their best, perform their best, and give themselves every competitive advantage. He says dressing up and dressing well are akin toclassic-suits keeping one’s chin up and maintaining a positive perspective in turbulent times.

“Dressing well gives you a sense of confidence and professionalism,” says Vinson. “Appropriate attire communicates both to the wearer and those with whom you associate, that you are competent, credible and capable. It’s that great feeling that comes from putting on a well-tailored suit or even a new shirt and tie.”

Vinson gives three tips for men to package themselves for maximum benefit:

1.      Choose elegant suits and jacks. Pick those that have modern silhouettes and styling details.

2.      Stick with the classics. The classic look, not trendy styling, is the order of the day. “Trendy” fades out of fashion fast; classic has a long life.

3.      Accessorize with fresh, crisp shirts, and ties that provide a professional look without looking “dandy.”


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