Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Old School Cool

The well-worn leather jacket and jeans give Bruce Willis a sense of primal ruggedness. But it’s the dark t-shirt and dark scarf that add a sense of 'quality' to that ruggedness.

The t-shirt is a dark cotton (not faded), and the sca
rf is obviously made from a lightweight quality fabric (most probably cashmere).  In short, it's the quality of the fabric that makes the difference.

And to top it all off he’s wearing edgy sunglasses… not the ‘sports’ sunglasses that so many guys wear these days, even though they’re not actually playing sport.
For insight into sunglasses that make you look serious and focused, click on this Bodyguard link :  

It's a Primal Thing.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Quick Breakdown of Alpha Styling

An Alpha personality naturally dresses in a distinctly masculine way :

Simple... little-to-no decoration
Strong... capable of getting the job done
Functional... wearing only what you need to get the job done.

But there are two other qualities that define them as being an 'Alpha' :
1) an obvious quality... 2) and an understated elegance.
So it all comes together as five basic points :
Simple, strong and functional... with an obvious quality... and an understated elegance.
 To create your own expression of Alpha Styling, all you have to do is :
Take a minimalist approach (little-to-no decoration)
 Highlight your best physical features (shoulders, chest, butt)
 Use dark and solid colours as the foundation of your wardrobe
 Make sure that everything you wear is simple, strong and functional
And when possible, buy quality items that fit well and finished well (elegant).
Finally, keep in mind that an Alpha personality is :
Someone who knows their direction in life - or at least their direction right now
They believe what they’re doing is worthwhile - which shows confidence and character
They are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, so they're not looking for anyone's approval.
So talk about your life in these terms… and dress in your own expression of Alpha Styling. You will create a positive psychological impression everywhere you go. Other men will have more respect for you, and women will find you more attractive.
It's a Primal Thing.

Monday, December 22, 2014

C.I.A. Agent forgets his Alpha Styling

Washington (AFP) - WikiLeaks has released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover while using false documents as they crossed international borders. The documents outline a number of strategies for agents to avoid secondary screening at airports and borders. One such tip was to avoid looking SCRUFFY while traveling on a diplomatic passport.

In one incident, during transit of a European airport, security officials selected a CIA officer for secondary screening. Although the officials gave no reason, OVERLY CASUAL DRESS that was inconsistent with being a diplomatic-passport holder may have prompted the screening. His bag was consequently swabbed for traces of explosives residue, and it tested positive. Idiot!

Link to the story :

It's a Primal Thing.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wearing Camouflage to Blend In

I'm not talking military camouflage… but that’s certainly trendy right now. What I’m referring to is clothing that makes a man blend in to his social environment : long baggy-bum shorts, a t-shirt or singlet with a meaningless motif and wording, sneakers or flip-flops, and maybe a cap.

Recently I attended my daughter’s Gymnastics Club Graduation display. Not surprisingly there were lots of parents at the event, but without exception most mums walked in first with the children… followed by the dad some distance behind. So it was obvious who was in charge.

Without exception, the dads wore what most men wear these days… camouflage clothing that allowed them to blend-in with the other men… baggy-bum shorts, a t-shirt or singlet with a meaningless motif and wording, and sneakers or flip-flops. Oh, and most of them had a paunch!

I know for a fact that women don’t find this way of dressing to be sexually attractive, so I asked my wife what wives generally think about their husbands dressing like little boys?

Her response would surprise most husbands : “Most of women are just happy to have a man… someone to father their children… someone to provide for the family. So most of the time they don’t really care how their husbands look.”

(Even celebrities feel the need to blend in)

Unfortunately, when wives do decide that hubby needs to dress a little better… for social occasions or date-nights… it’s natural for them to dress him with a feminine eye, which isn't going to enhance his natural masculinity.

He might look ok… he may even look nice… but if what he’s wearing doesn’t prompt any respect or sexual attraction, it will weaken his currency (value) as a man, and as a husband.

That’s a shame because it’s easy to maximise any man’s attraction-factor with ALPHA STYLING.

But you have be prepared to NOT wear camouflage… to STAND OUT from the crowd. And for many men that can seem a bit risky “What if my friends and family make fun of me dressing differently?”

Well that’s where STRENGTH OF CHARACTER comes into play.

If your friends, family or co-workers start to make little jokes about you dressing more ALPHA, it means that they’re worried that you might upset the status quo… that you might become more popular and more respected than they are. And they obviously don’t want that… even if you do!

So expect that sort of thing to happen. And if it does, regard it as a sign you’re doing something right.

It’s a Primal Thing.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Put your Personal Styling to the Test

Women tend to think long-term… and they’re generally reluctant to say much to their man about the way he dresses… just in case it has a negative effect on the relationship. So if you think there’s nothing wrong with the way you dress when you’re with your woman, tell her one of the following and see how you go :
  • Honey, I’d like to get married to you dressed like this!
  • Honey, I plan to dress like this when I meet your boss tonight!
  • Honey, I thought it'd be fun if you dressed exactly like me at the restaurant!
Any long pause or look of horror on your partner’s face is probably an indication that your days of dressing ‘cool’ like your mates are numbered.
*Disclaimer : Being rich or famous may distort test results. 

It's a Primal Thing.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ellen dresses more Alpha than most Men - Why?

Ellen DeGeneres is an openly gay woman, and of the two primal identities (butch or fem), she presents more of a ‘butch’ image.

You could say that she instinctively understands that feminine w
omen are attracted to a distinctly masculine image. It’s a primal thing.

So Ellen wears jackets, shirts and pants rather than dresses… and she does it with a feminine expression of Alpha Styling.  Everything is simple, strong and functional, with an obvious quality,  and an understated elegance.

Most men on the other hand, tend to dress the way other men in their social group do. And these days that means long baggy-bum shorts, t-shirts with wording and some logo, a cap, and flip-flops   or sneakers.
But dressing like that doesn’t create a distinctly masculine look. In fact it’s more of a ‘little boy’ look. Most women don’t find it to be sexually attractive in any way, but that doesn’t seem to matter to most guys. As far as they’re concerned it’s more important that they fit-in with what other men are wearing.

But just because something is a trend doesn’t mean it’s right. And just because all your mates are wearing it doesn’t mean it’s right either.

Keep in mind that the fashion industry is always coming up with new ideas and variations of ideas… because that’s what keeps their business going. It suits them for you to blindly follow whatever pops into their heads.

So to avoid becoming a fashion victim, be selective when following trends, and focus on expressing your own version of Alpha Styling :

  • take a minimalist approach (little-to-no decoration)
  • highlight your best physical features (shoulders, chest, butt)
  • use dark and solid colours as the foundation of your wardrobe
  • make sure that everything you wear is simple, strong and functional.

It's a Primal Thing.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dressing like a Hard Target

When it comes to shopping for men it seems that most mothers, wives and girlfriends qualify themselves as being fashion experts.

Sadly that’s just not the case. Making a man look nice, or bright, or pretty in pink, can actually put him (and anyone he's with) at risk.

Why?  Because predators are drawn to targets that look soft and weak. He mightn't actually be soft or weak, but if he looks it then there's a chance they will test him.

So it’s safer for everyone if a man maximizes his masculinity and dresses more like a hard target :
  • take a minimalist approach (very little decoration)
  • highlight your best physical features (shoulders, chest, butt)
  • use dark and solid colours as the foundation of your wardrobe
  • make sure that everything you wear is simple, strong and functional.
It’s a Primal Thing.