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You Become What You Wear!

” …We think not just with our brains but with our bodies…” We’ve established that how you dress really does make an impression on others and affects how they perceive you and how they treat you.  Ever see a guy in shorts, tee shirt and flip flops get bumped up to First Class? “Clothes Do […]

| July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Clothes DO Make the Man

What you wear really does make a difference in how you influence the people around you. When your credibility is crucial, in situations such as job interviews or first dates, it is important to made a “good” first impression and new research shows us how best we can do that.

| September 10, 2012

The AskAndy TV Show – Men’s Fashion & Etiquette

AskAndy On TV – Men’s fashion and etiquette guru Andy Glichrist critiques men’s fashions and gives suggestions for making style improvements.

| February 22, 2012

A Guide to Mastering Clothing Coordination

Learn how to put together all the diverse components of attire — a suit, shirt, tie, pocket square, belt, shoes, socks, pants, etc. By learning about pattern, color, fabric weight, fabric texture you’ll know how to tie it all together.

| December 29, 2011

Shopping is Healthy!

A growing body of scientific research is showing that shopping is good for your health through the activation and stimulation of various brain regions. It keeps you active, challenges your thinking processes, and provides a healthy self-image.

| December 16, 2011

What to Wear and When

How To Dress For A Job Interview

A job interview is a chance to make a lasting impression. Getting your clothes, shoes, grooming and overall style just right is key, as well as being prepared to speak professionally and ask intelligent questions.

| September 28, 2012

Keeping Warm & Comfortable In Winter

Staying warm in Winter is all about the clothing material used, important layering techniques, and careful facial protection. We’ve got a ful guide to step you through each facet.

| December 14, 2011

Staying Cool In Warm Weather

Choosing the right fabrics, colors, styles, accessories and taking care of your body are the key ingredients to staying cool in the hot weather while staying fresh and stylish.

| November 16, 2011

Clothing Tips & Advice For Police Officers

Police officers need to consider how their dress choices can influence perceptions. The color of their clothing, the type of hats worn, even the fabric can make a huge difference. Follow these tips for more authority, credibility, and even more comfort.

| November 16, 2011

Clothing Choices For Medical Professionals

Doctors and other medical professionals should seriously consider how their clothing choices affect their patients feelings and attitude towards them. New research shows tat by dressing appropriately they can greatly enhance the trust that patients have in them.

| November 16, 2011

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Andy's been a valuable resource and mentor to me on subjects of men's clothing and general style for years. His book and website are excellent tools for men who struggle with the differences between style and fashion.

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How To Look Your Best

The Basics – How to Look Your Best

To look your best it’s important to project a sense of style through body language, eye contact, voice, hand positioning, and posture as well as selecting the right clothes for your specific body type.

| August 15, 2012

What Colors Say

Learn the messages different colors send and how to use color to accentuate your style, your body type, and even influence behavior. Learn about what your clothes are saying to others.

| August 4, 2012

How Men See Colors

What colors look good on you and make you look your best? These are the 2 questions every guy needs to answer in order to select and dress with the colors that bring out their personal style. This guide tells you how to choose the right colors based on body type, hair and eye color, skin tone, and the overall impression you want to make.

| November 10, 2011

How Women See Colors & How It Works For Men

A guide to understanding optics, colors, tailoring and how they can have subtle effects on how you can dress to look your best to women.

| November 10, 2011

Body Style – Yours!

What’s your body type: Ectomorph? Endomopph? Mesomorph? Athletic? Short? Tall? Heavy? Thin? Learn which type of body you have and how best to arrange your style for your particular body type.

| November 10, 2011


Proper Table Manners

Eating together is an opportunity to impress dates, parents, and bosses, and avoiding any etiquette faux pas is crucial to making a great impression. Learn about the top 10 table manner faux pas and how to avoid them.

| January 9, 2013

How to Open Champagne

The tips and techniques for choosing, preparing, opening, and serving champagne, together with the history and science behind this bubbly drink.

| December 16, 2011

Flower Power – Extend The Life Of Your Gift

Cut flowers have an average life span of just a week. By following these tips and helpful suggestions you can extend the life of your flowers and keep them beautiful.

| December 16, 2011

Computer Ergonomics In The Workplace

Posture, eyes, seating, shoulders, neck, and elbows. All these play a crucial part in staying comfortable and injury free while working. And by understanding the ergonomics of computer equipment and your workplace area you can keep your bones and joints healthy and working properly.

| December 5, 2011

Afternoon (not “High”) Tea

The tea ritual has been honed and perfected in England with afternoon tea and high tea, two very distinct servings with very different practices. It would be a major faux pas to confuse them and knowing the difference can open up a new world of tea drinking delight.

| December 5, 2011



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There is no doubt that when you dress well people notice. It demonstrates that you care about yourself and those you come in contact with and that you pay attention to the small details. It would follow that you would then pay the same attention to detail in your daily affairs.

Congratulations on a job well done!

-- M. B. - New Jersey.


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-- A. D., London


Andy Gilchrist is one of my most influential mentors and pretty much responsible for my appearance today as well as my appreciation of good clothes. I recommend taking a look at his website and ordering his book "The Encyclopedia of Men's Clothing"... a great investment!

-- Kevin


Thank you so much for your wonderful efforts with your website, it is and will always seemingly be, my first port of call for research and keeping abreast of developments in the sartorial world.

-- C. F., London