Today I will be sharing with you a beautiful thing, the power of dressing well and getting a haircut occasionly. My study will be observing men, because I don't think women really have a problem with this. Anyway, let's get on with it, shall we?
Jon Hamm: From Sad Boy to Mad Man
Below, I have provided you with a photo of Jon Hamm from early in his career. He has long hair and is wearing a button down collared shirt, he looks like a normal guy. He is by no means ugly, but he isn't exactly handsome either. Girls, if this guy approached you in a bar and tried to chat you up, what would your general perception of him be?
Now, in comparision we will look at a photo of Jon Hamm from the television series Mad Men. Notice any differences? Right off the bat you will see his hair is much shorter, he is now sporting the classic comb-over with a strong side-part. Next thing that you will notice is he is wearing a a grey suit with a navy blue necktie and a white dress shirt. He looks much more professional, more put-together. I say with some confidence, and I think many people will agree with me, that this Jon Hamm looks better. What's the difference between this Jon and the other Jon? His fresh haircut and his tailored suit, other than that he is the same man just about 10 years older.
Robert de Niro: It's Not Personal - Just Business
Next, we have Robert de Niro. Below is a photo from The Taxi Driver, a movie where Robert de Niro plays a mentally disturbed military veteran who becomes a cab driver in New York City named as Travis Bickle. Through out the movie you witness Bickle's dissent into madness as he begins cutting his hair shorter, finally he ends up with mohawk which is symbolic to the height of his insanity. You also see Bickle wear his Olive Drab jacket the entire movie with various pins on it, which he uses to conceal weapons in.
Now we go to Robert de Niro as Vito Corleone in Godfather II, a Sicilian immigrant in New York City who ends up making a name for himself and his family as a Mafia don. Vito likes to dress in suits with dark colors and to sport a light colored tie for contrast. He keeps his hair slicked back and has a small mustache. Just like Bickle, his image reflects his personality. Vito Corleone is sharp and means business, and if that means having to knock someone off along the way, then that is what he is willing to do.
George Harrison: Acid: Before and After
I will admit, I love George Harrison regardless of how he looks because I love his music but I do kind of miss the days where he and the rest of the Fab Four were young men with moptops and tailored clothes. Harrison looks like he's been lost at sea for years with super long hair and a long beard. You can barely tell but he is wearing a shirt underneath all of that hair, just a plain t-shirt.
How surprised would you be if I told you the photo below this was taken 6 years before the first one? His long hair and beard makes him look much older than he actually is. This photo is in grayscale but he has on a navy blue suit coat and pants with a black turtleneck. This is a nice way to blend a sort of formal and casual look together, which is normally something you don't really want to do.