It’s more than just a status symbol
Clothes can be empowering. For example, you usually associate a white lab gown with doctors and would instantly trust somebody wearing it. Uniforms also have the same effect. In fact, if you see somebody in a police uniform, you would expect him to behave in a certain manner. Plus, clothes can help you become more confident as well. A New York Times article delved into this phenomenon. The article cited Dr. Adam Galinsky who explained that this is because people often experience “embodied cognition” in that we think with our brains as well as our bodies. In short, we tend to associate our physical experiences with abstract concepts and this affects how we think.
The researchers pointed out that putting on certain types of clothes can help you be more ready to take on a role and can help you enhance your basic abilities. A different study asked 74 students to wear a doctor’s coat or a painter’s coat, and it found that the group wearing the doctor’s coat exhibited heightened attention than other groups.
So the next time you hear that men’s designer clothes make you more confident and empowered, then know that there is scientific proof to this and that it is not just all in the mind.
Satisfy your personal preferences
If you want to be unique, or if you want to be a trendsetter or to be innovative, then designer clothing may be your best bet. Cheap men’s clothing are mass-produced in some factory in India or China, and as such, you are more likely to see the exact same clothes on another man.
Designer men’s clothes are often of better quality
Designer men’s clothes are often made better than your run-of-the-mill men’s clothes. We say often because this is not necessarily the case all the time. If you think about it, a lot more thought goes into designer menswear. Not only are they more durable than ordinary men’s clothing, but they look better on you and they fit better, too. In fashion, you get what you pay for.