We are being advocates of taking care of one's clothes, here at GC Tech. In fact, taking good care of one's dress shoes was the primary motivation behind developing our revolutionary men's a slip-on and zip-up shoe covers. The point of wearing shoe covers is to take care of your shoes. Your shoes are clothing, right?
You have invested a significant amount of money in your footwear. You don't buy the cheapest shoes you can find at the big-box department store. As such, you shouldn't trust your shoes to a pair of cheap silicone galoshes destined to rip open as you walk down the street.
Our zip-up and slip-on shoe covers for men are made of a revolutionary fabric that flexes while you walk but remains tough and strong all day. But enough of that. Let us get back to talking about why taking care of your clothes matters.
First Impressions Are Important
Worn-out, tattered slacks and shirts will make you look equally worn-out and tattered. They give people the impression that you are either not at your best or your best really isn't good enough. Perhaps you don't need to be well-dressed when you're painting the house or mowing the lawn. But when you are trying to finalize a big business deal, poorly maintained clothing doesn't help.
Clothing Should Enhance Not Distract
Our shoe covers can be worn by any man. However, we target professional men for the simple fact that we believe clothing should enhance a man's image rather than distract from it. Another way to put it is this: a smartly dressed man is not defined by his clothing. Rather, it is the other way around.
Wearing clothing that hasn't been properly cared for can end up creating a distraction. People you meet are so distracted by the wrinkles in your shirt or the frayed cuffs of your pants that they have trouble paying attention to you as a person. Yes, it really does happen in professional settings.
Your Clothes Affect Your Confidence
We believe that one of the characteristics of a well-dressed man is confidence in his appearance. And because a well-dressed man is confident, he presents himself in a way that instills confidence in others. You need to take care of your clothing in order to have that confidence.
Imagine going into a business meeting with stains on your jacket. You spend the whole time wondering if anyone else has noticed. Your fear of being discovered diminishes your confidence. Worst of all, everyone else picks up on that.
By the way, the same sort of thing applies to your shoes. Walk into a business meeting or a court hearing with dirty, stained shoes and you will drive yourself crazy wondering if other people have noticed. That is no way to present the kind of self-confidence you need to maintain the upper hand.
Taking Care of Your Clothes Isn't Hard
In closing this post, we want to encourage you to take the time to learn how to care for your clothing. It's not hard. It does require time and effort, but any man can do it. Taking care of your clothes will reap huge dividends in both your personal appearance and your budget. In terms of the latter, your clothes will last longer if you take good care of them.
Remember that your shoes count as clothing as well. Take care of them the same way you take care of your business suits, shirts, and slacks. At the very least, invest in a good pair of slip-on or zip-up shoe covers from GC Tech.