Clothes Make The Man

I’ve never earned over $50,000 in a year and I usually choose freedom of expression over conventional employment paths. As a result, I’ve never developed expensive tastes. I’ve never gotten into clothes.

My sister came through town a few weeks ago and bought me a bunch of nice new clothes. When I wore them, I was stunned by how many compliments I received. Inspired, I went to and spent $22.50 on a black Van Heusen Men’s Poplin Fitted Solid Point Collar Dress Shirt.

Five hours into wearing it, I have received zero compliments. My friend says: “I really like the brand of that shirt – I think the colour might be the issue as to why no compliments – maybe you don’t look friendly in black – mafia?? – whereas blue is a colour that looks great on you! I am happy to be your fashion consultant until such time as you get a wife!”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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