Hey guys, Dan Thomas from Image Doctor and Improvemant.com and stay tuned to learn the learn what to wear on a first date.
Today’s video is the very first in a series of what to wear style videos and today I’m kicking off the first mini series of what to wear: on a first date. What I’m going to do is break down all the common first date locations and provide you with suitable outfit inspiration for each.
For each location I’ll also provide a range of options to cover day, night, warm and cold weather.
And before I jump into showing you the first date outfit inspirations can I just remind men that apart from one and only one location I’ll explain in a later video, it’s not appropriate to wear a suit or a tie within a smart casual type outfit to a first date unless you’re coming straight from the office as this will position you as trying too hard and also potentially desperate as though securing that first date is like a job interview for you.
The objective of men’s first date style is to dress in a way that proves you care and you did consider the coordination of your outfit but it didn’t take you an hour to choose what to wear and get ready.
The reason this is your objective is because a cafe style coffee date is the most low key of all date settings and it’s very important to align your outfit with the setting and location of your first date. Let me explain why:
In a very general sense there will always be some conscious or unconscious thought processes behind the choice of a first date location. If she suggests a coffee date then in most cases this is almost like a “try before you buy” scenario in which she just wants to meet you, assure herself you’re not an axe murderer and see if you have any connection through your initial physical attraction and how you converse together.
In a sense it’s like a trial run for going on a nicer date in a more refined setting or location. Now here’s the trap though, I’ve just said the coffee dates almost like a trial run for a more formal date so you may be thinking : “Well if it’s a trial I better get dressed up really well to increase my chances of impressing her right?” …………….WRONG!!
This is the wrong approach as you need to align your outfit with the setting and vibe of your location and regarding a Cafe coffee date, this setting is very low key and relaxed so you need to choose outfits to align such as in my following examples below.
So let’s start with first date men’s style outfits for a coffee date during the day in warmer weather:
Now let’s look at first date men’s style outfits for a coffee date during the day in colder weather:
Next is the first date men’s style outfits for a coffee date during the night in warmer weather:
And finally is the first date men’s style outfits for a coffee date during the night in colder weather:
There you go guys, guys, I really hope today’s video has provided you with a mini road map for how you can dress on a first date at a coffee shop so your outfit is in line with the setting and expectations of that location choice so the first impression you make in those make or break first 3 seconds leads to a second date and maybe even a long term relationship.
Keep tuning back in as our next what to wear on a first date video will be the lunch date and will again include a variety of men’s outfit inspirations including different options for different temperatures. If you enjoyed this post feel free to like, share and leave your comments down below and keep tuning back into Improvemant.com for regular videos to improve yourself as a man.
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