I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the concept of power outfits lately. My good friend Mike got me started on the idea a few years ago (might actually be several, now) when he announced that he was wearing a “Mike Dodaro power outfit today”. Mike’s power outfit is a long-sleeved T-shirt under a short-sleeved T-shirt. He has a few standard mixes, but that’s the basic gist of the outfit.
I’ve recently come to understand what my power outfit is. A quick word on just what that means – a power outfit (rather obviously, I think) is an outfit that makes you feel just that – powerful. You are the most comfortable in it, and it can get you through many situations in your life – social or otherwise. Out to bars, doing hangouts, relaxing by yourself, a quiet night in – even casual day at the office. It’s an outfit that makes you feel your best every time you put it on, no matter what. It can even turn a bad day into a good day. It’s that powerful.
Anyway – my power outfit happens to be a long-sleeved dress shirt underneath a short-sleeved T-shirt. It is very similar to Mike’s power outfit with one crucial exception – the collar. I have come to realize that collars are very important to me. As a teacher, I wear shirts with collars almost every day. I’m talking about collars you can wear a tie with, not just regular shirt collars – I really like the way they cover 1/3 of my neck. So, my power outfit combines the formality of having almost half of my neck covered with the laid-back-itude of a T-shirt.
Runner ups for my power outfits include:
- blazer/sport coat over a hoodie
- black dress shirt untucked with a red skinny tie and jeans
I wanted to have pictures for this post, but I can’t find any that work right now. Maybe someday. This post is kind of short and boring and all about men’s fashion anyway – OH WELL. There should be come good recipe posts this weekend – stay tuned!