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Things to Consider When Choosing a Tailored Suit

Things to Consider When Choosing a Tailored Suit

Every man needs a suit, and if you’re a businessman, then you need a tailored suit. However, not every man knows how to choose the right suit and ends up wasting money on one which doesn’t look right. I believe when shopping for the right suit, you need to consider a few very important things. Knowing what to look for will take you a long way. I decided to do some research and came up with a list of factors which will help you choose a well-designed tailored suit. We’ll be exploring –

  • General knowledge
  • Measurements
  • Adapt to changing trends
  • Comfort always
  • Listen to your tailor

General Knowledge

That’s right! Nowadays, there are so many magazines on fashion that you should read through. Not only are you getting a great sense of style from them, but they provide advice. You’ll learn about changing trends, and what matters when choosing the right suit. You’ll gain knowledge on the best stores to visit and see people dressed in various combinations. Pay close attention to the pictures in the magazine because some may hit a cord with you, and you can put the same color combination together.

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Measurements Matter

I know people who refuse to be measured each time they go in to purchase a suit. Remember, it doesn’t take long for your body to shift sizes so always get your measurements done when it’s time to buy. You’ll be surprised what you learn about yourself when getting measured. I remember there was a 1-month gap between purchases for me, and I had jumped up a size which completely shocked me.

Getting measured when getting custom tailored suits made for yourself is even more important because suits only look amazingly good when everything is perfectly fitted.

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Changing Trends

Old timers find it very hard to shift styles because they are so used to the dark suit, light shirt mentality. However, we are in a time where designers are pushing the envelope in terms of material, colors, and fit. Try something new the next time you go shopping for a tailored suit. Trying different things also says a lot about your personally. It can help with the next deal you try to close. One method I use to find how trends are changing is by skimming online and visiting different sites. It’s a great way to view popular items. Some sites offer the ability for you to order a test suit for measurement verification. Here’s a site showing you how to test your custom tailored suits.

It’s important not to go completely out of your comfort zone but start by choosing different colors and dress shirt designs.

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Comfort Always

Depending on the type of work you’re in, you’ll either be moving around a lot or you’ll completely stagnant at your desk. However, this shouldn’t matter because you always need to feel comfortable in your suit especially when you wear them every day. Choose a suit which fits just right and doesn’t make you feel congested. The more uncomfortable you are, the more it will affect your work going forward.

Listen to your Tailor

The one reason I love my tailor is because they have been around for years and dealt with hundreds of customers. This means they’ve sold custom suits to different preferences, body sizes, and people with limited budgets. If you don’t listen to the creative criticism from your tailor, you should, because they know what looks good on you. They know your personality and what represents your vision (if you have one).

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Final Thoughts

The fashion industry changes quickly and your style should change with it. Custom suits represent your personality and show a different level of class not found in ordinary jeans. The next time you are shopping for a tailored suit, use the tips above to ensure you find one that’s perfect for you. This means finding one which is comfortable, trendy, fits perfectly and represents you.

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Last Updated on July 16, 2019

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. It limits our potential to become something great and live a fulfilling, purposeful life. Negativity has a tangible effect on our health, too. Research has shown that people who cultivate negative energy experience more stress, more sickness, and less opportunity over the course of their lives than those who choose to live positively.

When we make a decision to become positive, and follow that decision up with action, we will begin to encounter situations and people that are also positive. The negative energy gets edged out by all positive experiences. It’s a snowball effect.

Although negative and positive thoughts will always exist, the key to becoming positive is to limit the amount of negativity that we experience by filling ourselves up with more positivity.

Here are some ways to get rid of negativity and become more positive.

1. Become Grateful for Everything

When life is all about us, it’s easy to believe that we deserve what we have. An attitude of entitlement puts us at the center of the universe and sets up the unrealistic expectation that others should cater to us, our needs, and our wants. This vain state of existence is a surefire way to set yourself up for an unfulfilled life of negativity.

People living in this sort of entitlement are “energy suckers”–they are always searching for what they can get out of a situation. People that don’t appreciate the nuances of their lives live in a constant state of lacking. And it’s really difficult to live a positive life this way.

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When we begin to be grateful and appreciate everything in our lives–from the small struggles that make us better, to the car that gets us from A to B every day–we shift our attitude from one of selfishness, to one of appreciation. This appreciation gets noticed by others, and a positive harmony begins to form in our relationships.

We begin to receive more of that which we are grateful for, because we’ve opened ourselves up to the idea of receiving, instead of taking. This will make your life more fulfilling, and more positive.

2. Laugh More, Especially at Yourself

Life gets busy, our schedules fill up, we get into relationships, and work can feel task oriented and routine-driven at times. Being human can feel more like being a robot. But having this work-driven, serious attitude often results in negative and performance oriented thinking.

Becoming positive means taking life less seriously and letting yourself off the hook. This is the only life that you get to live, why not lighten up your mood?

Laughter helps us become positive by lightening our mood and reminding us not to take life so seriously. Are you sensitive to light sarcasm? Do you have trouble laughing at jokes? Usually, people who are stressed out and overly serious get most offended by sarcasm because their life is all work and no play.

If we can learn to laugh at ourselves and our mistakes, life will become more of an experiment in finding out what makes us happy. And finding happiness means finding positivity.

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3. Help Others

Negativity goes hand in hand with selfishness. People that live only for themselves have no higher purpose in their lives. If the whole point of this world is only to take care of yourself and no one else, the road to a long-term fulfillment and purpose is going to be a long one.

Positivity accompanies purpose. The most basic way to create purpose and positivity in your life is to begin doing things for others. Start small; open the door for the person in front of you at Starbucks or ask someone how their day was before telling them about yours.

Helping others will give you an intangible sense of value that will translate into positivity. And people might just appreciate you in the process.

4. Change Your Thinking

We can either be our best coach or our best enemy. Change starts from within. If you want to become more positive, change the wording of your thoughts. We are the hardest on ourselves, and a stream of negative self talk is corrosive to a positive life.

The next time you have a negative thought, write it down and rephrase it with a positive spin. For example, change a thought like, “I can’t believe I did so horribly on the test–I suck.” to “I didn’t do as well as I hoped to on this test. But I know I’m capable and I’ll do better next time.”

Changing our self-talk is powerful.

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5. Surround Yourself with Positive People

We become most like the people that we surround ourselves with. If our friend group is full of negative energy-suckers and drama queens, we will emulate that behavior and become like them. It is very difficult to become more positive when the people around us don’t support or demonstrate positive behavior.

As you become more positive, you’ll find that your existing friends will either appreciate the new you or they will become resistant to your positive changes. This is a natural response.

Change is scary; but cutting out the negative people in your life is a huge step to becoming more positive. Positive people reflect and bounce their perspectives onto one another. Positivity is a step-by-step process when you do it solo, but a positive group of friends can be an escalator.

6. Get into Action

Negative thoughts can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Negativity is usually accompanied by a “freak-out” response, especially when tied to relationships, people and to worrying about the future. This is debilitating to becoming positive and usually snowballs into more worry, more stress and more freak-outs.

Turn the negative stress into positive action. The next time you’re in one of these situations, walk away and take a break. With your eyes closed, take a few deep breaths. Once you’re calm, approach the situation or problem with a pen and pad of paper. Write out four or five actions or solutions to begin solving the problem.

Taking yourself out of the emotionally charged negative by moving into the action-oriented positive will help you solve more problems rationally and live in positivity

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7. Take Full Responsibility, Stop Being the Victim

You are responsible for your thoughts.

People that consistently believe that things happen to them handicap themselves to a victim mentality. This is a subtle and deceptive negative thought pattern. Phrases like “I have to work” or “I can’t believe he did that to me” are indicators of a victim mentality. Blaming circumstances and blaming others only handicaps our decision to change something negative into something positive.

Taking full responsibility for your life, your thoughts and your actions is one of the biggest steps in creating a more positive life. We have unlimited potential within to create our own reality, change our life, and change our thoughts. When we begin to really internalize this, we discover that no one can make us feel or do anything. We choose our emotional and behavioral response to people and circumstances.

Make positive choices in favor of yourself.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ― Lao Tzu

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