Intro To Style Pyramid (Fit, Function, Fabric) Wardrobe Basics For Men | RMRS

Intro To Style Pyramid (Fit, Function, Fabric) Wardrobe Basics For Men | RMRS


Style Pyramid
[0:00:00] So, imagine if every piece of clothing that
you put on your body look amazing. Seriously, you walk outside and you are just
getting compliments. Now, the funny thing is this happens to a
lot of guys that are implementing my advice when they’re wearing just their everyday
normal clothing. So, what’s their secret to looking good
without even trying? Gents, it’s no secret, it’s called the
style pyramid. And, in today’s video, I’m going to give
you an introduction to this powerful technique. [Music]
So, the basic concept of the style pyramid is that everything you wear will meet this
basic criteria; it will fir your body, it will be of the right function, and it will
made from the right fabric. This may sound simple, but most guys are violating
one of these three tenets and this is what happens is they end up walking out wearing
something that has potential, but then fails. It makes them look not nearly as good as they
can be and even worse sometimes it makes a guy look just outright bad. That’s what we want to prevent. We want to make sure that you’re not just
meeting the basic, but you’re eventually starting to master each of these three and
therefore, when you walk out you look amazing just wearing normal clothing. Let’s start things off by talking about
the advantages of the style pyramid. The first one is that you’re going to save
money. So, when you use the style pyramid every piece
of clothing that you buy, you’re actually going to wear. I know that sounds very simple, but how many
of you guys on a closet of clothing that a lot of these pieces you’ve never actually
worn. Gents, let me be clear, the most expensive
clothing in your wardrobe are the pieces that you never wear. The next advantage of the style pyramid, it’s
going to make you look great. You’re going to get compliments when you’re
wearing just your regular clothing especially if you’ve got a good body and you take care
of yourself. But, even if you have a body, yeah, that could
use some work, guess what? When you wear the right clothing that fits
you, it’s going to enhance your natural strengths and downplay your weaknesses. And that should be the job of clothing to
enhance. You wear clothing because it sends a signal,
it sends a message. And when you can master that and when all
of a sudden it makes you look stronger, it makes you look taller, it makes you look more
lean, all of a sudden you’re going to come off sometimes as more competent as more believable
as more of an authority figure. And this can translate to you earning more
money. And that, gentlemen, leads me right into the
next advantage if you dress well if you master the style pyramid, you will earn more money. Attractive people on average earn over $232,000
more over their career. Why this is happening? Because if you take attractiveness and you
substitute it for strength, for vitality, for basically health, we want to do business,
we want to engage with, we want to work with and be around healthy people. So, when you dress the part of healthy person
of what society views as a success, you know you’re going to be aligned with more business
with more success. Now, before you leverage the power of the
style pyramid, there are a few things you’re going to need to have. First up, your measurements. You want to have the measurements of your
body and you want to have the measurements of your best fitted clothing. Because here’s the deal is when you go out
there and you’re shopping online you’re buying at stores, understand sizes lie to
you. Every company has different models they use. One medium in one company is not going to
be the medium in another. So, you need to know, okay, not only what
are my skin measurements, but the best fitted clothing I’ve got in my wardrobe. My go-to pieces which look great on me already,
okay, what is the length of that jacket? What is the shoulder width? What is the length of the sleeve on that shirt? What is the chest measurement? So, when you go in and you’re buying clothing
you know exactly what to get. Now, gentlemen, if you’re enjoying this
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squad and recognizing you guys in these videos. Next up, gents, you want to have a budget. You want to start putting away money now,
putting money on credit cards that’s not a budget, guys, but you want to have money
set aside so you can go out there and buy the clothing that is going to fill in and
is going to meet the standards we’re talking about. And, at the very least, you need to have money
so that you can get your clothing adjusted to fit you. Next, you want to develop your personal style. Five things you want to think about. Your body type; are you a big guy, are you
a small guy, are you thin guy, are you a thick guy. In any case, you want to choose certain styles
which are going to compliment that particular body built. Next up, you want to think about your physical
environment. The clothing you choose and what you’re
going out there and is going to meet this criteria. You want to make sure, okay, is this good
for the environment. If you’re in Chicago, different set of clothing
and pieces you’re going to go after than if you’re in London. Next up, let’s talk about your profession. So, if you’re over in the entertainment
industry over in Mumbai, a different type of style than if you’re in the banking industry
in New York. The next part of your personal style is going
to be your personal preferences. This is the colors and styles that you just
simply like. And, finally, let’s talk about where you
see yourself. This is that successful man you’re going
to be in five, ten, maybe fifteen years. You’re going to be owning that entertainment
industry. Yeah, you’re in the banking industry now
you got to be very conservative in your dress, but you want to bring in a bit of flair because
your personality fits where you’re going. And this is how it all goes together once
you bring it all together, that is your personal style. [0:05:08]
So now, let’s get into the three parts of the style pyramid; fit, function, and fabric
in detail. Fit. So, why does the fit of your clothing matter? It all comes down to proportions and what
human beings perceive when they see you wearing the clothing. If you wear clothing that doesn’t fit you
properly, it’s going to dominantly throw off your proportions, it’s going to prevent
the clothing from doing what it should do which is to enhance your natural strengths
and to downplay your weaknesses. So, let’s say you’re a shorter individual
and you are wearing pants trousers that don’t fit you properly and the crotch goes down. So, what this does is it makes you look even
shorter, it makes you look stout, it makes you look out of proportion, not normal. And, when I’m talking about fit, all of
your clothing needs to fit you, not just your dress clothing, but your jeans, your casual
button-downs, your t-shirts, everything needs to fit you. So many guys are violating this. It just makes you look disproportional and
it pulls away from your overall image and style. Gents, know the name of your tailor. Take your jeans to get adjusted. And even when an item is 99% off, if it doesn’t
fit you, then don’t purchase it. It’s not going to be a good investment no
matter how much you think you’re saving. And, now, you’re probably asking, Antonio,
well, how should my clothing fit? Well, guess what? I’ve got tons of infographics for you. You want an infographic on how a suit should
fit, I’ve got you covered. You want an infographic on how a shirt should
fit, I’ve got you covered. How your jeans should fit, I’ve got you
covered. I’m going to link to all of that down in
the description, so go check it out, guys, if you want more information on how specifically
your clothing should fit. Now, let’s talk about the second part of
the style pyramid, function. And when I mean function, you’re clothing
should serve as a tool. It should enhance your experience and your
skills. It should never detract from you. An example. So, you like to dress well, you’re a bit
of a dandy and you go to a networking event and it’s a casual networking event. But, you’re like, you know what? I’m going to dress the way I want to and
you overdress and you wear clothing that makes you look aloof. And, people don’t approach you, they don’t
want to engage with you because you come off as pretentious. In this case, your clothing has worked against
you. It did not serve its function. And that’s something I really want to stress
on because I do believe a man can be overdressed. And I do believe that clothing is a tool that
we should use to get what we want out of life. I don’t serve my clothing, my clothing should
serve me. So, understand that clothing whether you’ve
got business casual, you’ve got a business attire you want ultra casual, understand what
is the function that this clothing is going to serve and then wear the appropriate clothing. Another part of function is does the clothing
serve the environment you’re in. So, if you’re in Seattle and it rains a
lot, guess what? You want to have a rain jacket. That’s a great investment. If you’re in New York or Chicago during
the winter, you want to make sure you got headwear that protects you from the elements. My point, gentlemen, is make sure that you’re
clothing functions and it serves you. The third part of the style pyramid, gentlemen,
fabric. And when I say fabric, I’m talking about
material and quality of built, not specifically the fabric of a suit or a shirt although,
that is an indicator oftentimes of quality. So, you want to be able to go out when you’re
buying clothing to be able to identify what is good and what is not good. And, believe me, there are some not good pieces
that sell at a high price some great pieces that sell at a fair very actually medium I
think low price. So, that’s why I talk about the different
types of leathers, the different types of suit jacket fabrics, of built quality when
it comes to shoes. I’ve talked about this before in other videos
which I will link to down in the description how to identify quality shoes, the same with
jackets, the same with shirts. I talk about going in and looking at the inside
of a jacket, looking at the stitching on a shirt. If they paid attention to the number of stitches
per inch, if they’ve used mother of pearl buttons, if they’ve used contrasting, you
know, stitching right here on the buttons, and if they’ve used a floating canvas in
the jacket. All of these are indicators and great indicators
of quality. But what about casual clothing, do the same
quality standards apply? The answer is yes, but sometimes to a lesser
degree. All these details that I talk about with these
other pieces can actually be applied still to casual clothing even t-shirts even casual
button-downs and even denims. And, gentlemen, if you want videos on how
to identify a quality suit, quality shirt, quality shoes, I’m linking to those videos
down in the description of this video, so you can go and check them out. So, you may have the question, Antonio, is
it important fit, function, fabric, you go in that order? Is there a reason for it? And the answer is yes. So, fit is king and fit is the most important. Now, in an ideal world, think of this like
an equation where you’ve got five times five times five. So, if you were to take one of those fives
out and put in a zero, what happens? We zero out the whole equation. So, a chain is only as strong as its weakest
link. Yes, fit is the most important, but you don’t
want to forget about the fabric about the function. [0:10:01]
And the reason this is important is we’ve all got limited resources. I realized that many of you guys starting
off, you go like, okay, Antonio, I can nail one of these. I can do pretty good on the other, but I’m
going to have to compromise on the third. Well, in that case, nail the fit. Go for the right function, but if you have
to compromise, compromise on the build quality. Now, that being said, when you compromise
on fabric when you buy inexpensive shoes and opt to buy a suit that fits you really well,
looks great, what you want to do is as soon as you can as soon as you save up money, you
want to go buy a better pair of shoes that’s going to match and possibly even outpace the
suit. And then, eventually you want to upgrade the
suit, you want to upgrade all the various pieces in your wardrobe, so they eventually
average out and match up. So, how to get started with the style pyramid? How to implement this? First, go to your wardrobe, you’re going
to ask a simple question. Does this fit me? And if the answer is yes, put it on one side;
if the answer is no, put it on another. So, then, let’s look at the nos. Can this be adjusted to fit me? If the answer is yes, put it over here; if
the answer is no, then you want to donate this. All right. So now, you got the two piles; clothing that
fits you, clothing that can be adjusted to fit you. Now, you want to think about the function
of the clothing. Does it serve the purpose of sending the message
you want to send. Not every piece has to do this, but you want
to make sure, okay, if something is sending a message you do not want to send, you want
to get rid of it. Next up, you want to identify the holes in
your wardrobe. These are areas parts of your wardrobe where
you’re weak. If you remember I talked about this in the
interchangeable wardrobe which I will link to down in the description. That video, I talk about how you got to have
balance in your wardrobe. So, if you’ve got four shirts, you’ve
got four pair of trousers, you’ve got four jackets, but you only have one pair of shoes,
okay, then you want to go in and add to there. But, in this case maybe you got rid of a lot
of shirts because they didn’t fit you, they did not send the message you want to send,
they had holes, they had stains, they were just way too large. In that case, you’re going to want to then
beef up this part of your wardrobe. And now, at this point you want to look to
upgrade. What you’re going to do is identify something
that you’re using or you will be using and you want to basically level it up. So, you’ve got that suit you bought five
years ago. The fit is good still, but the material not
so good. So, you’re about to get that promotion,
you’re going to be wearing a suit three to four times a week, well guess what? Now, it’s time to put aside the money to
start looking for a suit that not only fits you, but is going to probably cost four to
five times more than that first suit because you’re going to buy quality materials. Okay. So, what video to watch next? Guys, go check out the interchangeable wardrobe. This video, I go into a lot more detail about
one of the key concepts of being a well-dressed man. I find that this is something I’ve talked
about many times, but a lot of you guys don’t know exactly what I mean, so I created this
video for you right here. Again, I’m linking to it down in the description. All right, guys, what do you think? I thought it was a pretty good video, but
let me know I want to hear from you guys down in the comments. And, gentlemen, I appreciate you. I appreciate everything we build that’s
why over at my website I’ve got tons of free goodies for you. So, you want a book on simply how to dress
casually how to dress sharp, I got you covered. You want a book on shoes, I’ve got you covered. How to identify quality, you want a book on
watches, I’ve got you covered. Guys, tons of free ebooks over at my website,
Real Men Real Style. I will be linking to them down in the description. That’s it, gentlemen. Take care. I will see you in the next video. [Music]
[0:13:57] End of Audio

89 Replies to “Intro To Style Pyramid (Fit, Function, Fabric) Wardrobe Basics For Men | RMRS”

  1. Do you follow the style pyramid? Comment below!

    Another great video? 256 Outfits From 16 Pieces Of Clothing? – https://youtu.be/-I-Ep2o4PsU

  2. Great message Fit is definitely KING!!!!! Thatโ€™s why I learned how to tailor my own clothes and show people on my YouTube channel!!!

  3. This was the first lesson that I learned when I did the Personal Imaging System course. It is the absolute foundation to dressing well. If you get something else wrong, it's forgivable but if you get the pyramid wrong, you can't recover from that.

  4. I am following Antonio advices and I can say that I am converting to a Real Fuckin man ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
    Oops sorry I mean Real Man (Real men don't abuse sorry I am still learning )๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Being subscribed to this channel I learn something new everyday. You and Sven Raphael are like fashion professors. ๐Ÿ˜

  6. RMRS is the man who hv really good voice, experience, hot, personality and too awesome things I love everything.

    I hv a lifestyle channel please check it out. You really get amazing videos.
    Channel name :- Global Tummy
    Link is here please subscribe
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC09LkVv1AIikxbnFcnU5CKw

  7. I love the concept of the style pyramid. Thank you, RMRS team for informing with such an important concept.
    RMRS has taken my style to a whole new level.
    Great video, Antonio.
    Again, thanks to the whole RMRS team, it is certainly not easy to provide such amazing information!
    Also, thanks for posting my comment on your video!

  8. Well dressed guys earn more? Hm, yeah, I think there's an element of truth to it – but in reality there are multiple factors at play and it's probably a little more complex.

  9. That sport coat/shirt/pocket square combo you've got going on is exemplary!
    Can you occasionally pan the camera down so we can see what jeans or trousers you're wearing with them?
    Thank you from the sawmill!

  10. I've learned so much from you and Alpha. I've been working with what I had and today is the day I upgrade. All that's left is Tiege Hanley and I'm set

  11. I've noticed my style has went up because of these videos. Thanks Antonio. What are your thoughts on hats? I wear a baseball style hat a lot and wondered what you thought about them.

  12. Nice advices actually I've already started implementing into my daily lives for few months and i look good and feel good . I understand style and fashion so i can compliment others when they look good and what they can do to look better . And in return i also get amazing compliment . Not to brag but some girls are checking me out these days ๐Ÿ˜

  13. Never shop at stores, start at home, then try to find it, it makes it much harder. But the outcome is much better when you actully decide first what is your top priorities.

    Just upgraded my t-shirt missing hole. In teory I can buy a sheep one, but when I tried it there where no 100% cotton fair trade ones. No right size, modell, best cotton and right color.

    The one I have is a bit thight but polyester stretchy, and it has some kind of thin stripes I do not like, far from US made but it was probably $12, but I kind of hate it, but it is my only longsleved t-shirt right now.

    I toke the time and had one custom made insted 5 times as expensive, but rather that then the missing hole.

    I only need like 10 different ones and I know am totaly covered.

  14. Go custom made insted of trying to have stuf changed, the extra $20 is well worth it. If you have 5 good shirts that is an extra $100.

  15. Iโ€™m curious to know what your opinion is on this company. https://grayman.co The owner used to be in the executive protection field and then went into the suit business.

  16. I am going to a wedding soon and am working on building my first suit outfit. The wedding is formal but not black tie. I have a (maybe micro weave or the like) grey suit, a solid white shirt, and black shoes, belt, and tie. I'm trying to decide what kind of pocket square to use. I am looking at white ones and black and white ones with stripes or dots or contrasting lining. I also had an idea to actually make one out of a black and white shemagh but this would be pretty casual as shemaghs are a loose cotton pattern. Do you think the shemagh pocket square is a bad idea and what would you recommend.

  17. Great video. I started to follow you about a month ago and I find your videos very well crafted, informative and entertaining. Keep up the good work!

  18. yooo, you should do a series to your channel like videos around the same topic. i think that'll be really cool and will attract a lot more viewers

  19. I've been an on and off subscriber of this channel (and the Alpha M channel, too) for a while. I'm curious what your view of Dr. Martens shoes are. Here's why I'm asking. I had Achilles bone spurs surgically removed (from my right heel) in 2011. As an aftereffect of this surgery, I have to wear orthotics in my shoes (under the insoles). So, obviously, removable insoles are a must for me. I find that Dr. Martens makes shoes that are the most comfortable, and last longer than other shoes I've worn. I'm also curious what your wardrobe suggestions are for me. I'm a residential concierge. My company's dress code (for gentlemen) is black slacks, black shoes (dress), dress shirt, and tie. The jacket I wear at work is supplied by my employer as it has their logo embroidered on it. I recently went through my clothing (with an objective mindset), to determine what fits me properly, and what I wear the most often. Among the items that I gave away (donated), were 2 suits because they were ill fitting (pants were more than 2 inches too big in the waist). I currently don't own a suit because I can't justify the expense. If you're interested in contacting me, my email is [email protected]

  20. Antonio, I'm 60 so I grew up without the benefit of Youtube. I hope all the young people of today realize how lucky they are to have an awesome person like yourself giving such solid beneficial advice every day. Thank you.

  21. Seรฑor antonio I just bought that green olive suit you wore back in the beginning of the year in a few of your videos

    Now my question is
    Is there a certain time of the year. and day when to wear it

  22. One thing i see missing that i ponder. Suits are not all overdressing , example i have fun suits in blue, pink, and also linen suits. I dont consider all suits overdressing… a overdress would be a double breasted pin stripe in non bisiness setting.. then i cam see how that is over dressed to some ppl… but otherwise suits are mens fashion , ties and linen suits colorful wool blend suits are great everyday. Its what i enjoy! I always get compliments on my ties to.. they are not just for business. I dont believe in overdress never know who you mj ight meet. Doesnt mean im throwing a suit on to the grocery.. but if im going out for lunch dinner shopping and drinks im wearing a fun suit or blazer combo. Its much easier as well if i need to hit a emergency meeting or meet a client when im out.

  23. I'm from Indonesia.
    Last year I lost 66 lbs, from 231 lbs to 165 lbs. But only yesterday I wore the perfect size shirt & trousers for my new body size for work, after for months before that I wore cheap re-tailored ones from my big size time. Wearing perfect fit size shirt & trousers is really comfortable. Your pyramid of style proven!

  24. Good point about dressing to fit the occasion, and not way overdress. I went to a private high school and I remember the headmaster repeatedly saying something like that. "You always wanna dress a cut above the place your going" like imagine how the average person will be dressed at the event or place your going out to and just dress one notch up from that, but no more.

  25. I think it's good advice if you have a career, but if you just have a regular job no one cares, as clothes don't maketh the man. Steve Jobs wore the same clothes all the time and did it make any difference? If you have a good job and feel you're on the way up and go to social functions conected with work go for it, otherwise I'd say wear what you feel comfortable with. You"ll feel better with better quality clothes that fit well.Chino's in summer cords in winter dependant on location. I think personality and mindset is probably more important for sucess in life. Don't associate with loosers, or look like them.

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