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Gentlemen, Antonio here.
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All right.
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Today, I’ve got something a little bit different for you.
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Style advice from an old school Italian tailor.
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Three tips on how you can be the best dressed you.
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Guys, this is a guest post brought to you by Mario Natella.
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The guy reached out to me, and he’s like “Antonio, my father, he’s been a tailor his entire life.
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Amazing man.
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I’m not going to follow in his footsteps.”
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He’s going to school for aerospace engineering.
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He’s just learned so much from his dad.
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He wanted to pass on some of this information and did not want it to be lost with his father.
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He was talking to me about the big difference between dressing and covering.
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I started reading his paper and talked to him about this.
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I’m like “This is a great message.”
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Really quick, I’m going to bring up a chart.
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You’ll notice over here, I’ve got on the far end “covering”.
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Over here on the other end, I have “styling”.
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In the middle, I have “dressing”.
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Mario told me that his father used to always hammer about this.
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Don’t just cover yourself.
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Dress yourself.
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It sounds so simple, guys.
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I felt it just fit with everything we teach here Real Men Real Style.
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I’m going to bring up another quick diagram.
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Remember, we talked about fit.
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We talked about fabric.
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We talked about function.
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Together, when they meet in that middle, that is timeless style.
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Guys, that is the same thing as being well dressed.
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I just love it.
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When you can look across time periods, when you can look across countries, and you see
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men I just feel this connection with his father, because 50 years ago, he was talking about
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concepts that I’m now talking about here.
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To see them so closely aligned and basically saying the same thing with different words
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just makes me feel great about the message I’m getting to you and should have you rest
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assured knowing that you’ve got great information that you can use to be a sharp dressed man
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in any time period, in any country.
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Now, guys, I’m going to get into the three tips that I took the three best tips I took
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from this article, but definitely go check out the article.
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Let me know in the comments down below what you think of guest posts like this that are
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more kind of passion projects.
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I want to do more from them, and I would love to hear from you guys other ideas of where
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we could go with these.
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But tip number one is you should have an outfit.
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You should have clothing that fits you like a second skin.
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I love this.
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He actually in the article talks about the Neapolitan jacket, which if you’re not familiar,
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it’s basically going to be actually the shoulder area.
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That’s where there’s no padding.
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It’s very light.
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It actually has some puckering.
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I love in the story they talk about why did they go with this?
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What was the Italian over 200 years ago why did the Italians change up the jackets they
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received and go for this type of style?
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He talks about it’s really it was what Italians wanted.
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They wanted to have full range of movement.
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It makes sense.
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They actually focused on the function while not giving up on any of the style and making
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the jacket their own.
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I remember in the Marine Corps there was a difference between someone that maybe just
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got their blues at the PX versus someone that went to the Marines shop and actually got
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them custom fitted and felt great in what they were wearing, and it looked great on
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them.
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Another great thing about a uniform, and some of you guys in the Air Force, Army, you probably
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remember this you can actually move around, because it’s got the higher arm holes.
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You could jump up and knock out a set of pullups in your dress uniform.
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It was amazing.
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Basically, it fit you like a second skin, and it made you feel great.
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It made you feel confident.
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That is what you want.
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Tip number two in the article is that money is not the key to being a well-dressed man.
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Money maybe makes it easier.
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Money maybe makes it so that you could afford to go to the best tailor or to be able to
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buy the best clothing.
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But a well-dressed man does not have to have money to be a well-dressed man.
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To hear that from somebody in an entirely different country, grew up in an entirely
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different time period, it just goes to show.
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I get this excuse all the time.
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People email me, and they’re like “Antonio, I just can’t afford to look sharp.”
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Guys, I would argue you can’t afford not to look sharp, especially if you’re up and coming,
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if you’re trying to build up a business.
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Guys, don’t let the money excuse stop you.
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Now, tip number three and this is related to the money excuse it’s not about the money;
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it is about the man.
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It’s about the individual and you becoming this man who pays attention to detail, who
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puts forth the effort, who goes out there and educated himself and says “You know, I
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am curious enough about this.
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I know it makes a difference.
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I’m going to learn more.”
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Guys, there’s a lot more in the article.
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I want you to go check it out.
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Old school style tips from an old school tailor.
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I really did like this guest post.
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Let me know again in the comments if you want to see more things like this from Mario or
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from other guest posters.
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You guys know I brought in basically body language experts.
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I brought in people that are experts at every type of communication.
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I’m looking to bring in other experts so that I can expand on what I cover here Real Men
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Real Style.
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I do value your input, so let me know what else you guys want to learn about in the comments
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down below.
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That’s it, guys.
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I’ll see you in the next video.