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You want to dress sharper and look your best, but you just don’t understand how to put together an outfit that makes you look great.
You consulted fashion sites, and maybe even bought a few magazines, but the more you read, the more you have to remember, and the more confusing it becomes.
What makes it worse is that nothing you try has much effect. You wear different clothes, but you don’t look any sharper than you did before.
Your problem is that you don’t know where to start. You don’t have any guidance. So you’re just shooting in the dark, hoping you’ll hit your target. But that never really happens, does it?
Well, I know the feeling...
I’m Robert van Tongeren, and not that long ago, I was a terrible dresser.
I never grew up with any interest in fashion and I was happy just wearing my graphic tees and baggy jeans day in and day out. But as I grew older, I felt like I needed to change how I presented myself. I felt I had matured as a man, but my wardrobe hadn't matured with me.
I never realized how goofy I looked at the time, but I was still wearing the same kinds of outfits I wore in high school. I was a man nearing his thirties, still dressing like a boy.
I had grown up, and I wanted to change my look to something more mature and masculine. I wanted dress better and maybe even get some compliments on my look instead of criticized. (Of course, I also secretly hoped this would improve my luck with the ladies.)
So I went online to find advice, but somehow, nothing I tried worked. I dressed differently, but I didn't dress better.
Several times I gave up, because I felt like it had to be me. I felt like I just didn't get it — like I missed some kind of natural fashion sense that other guys are born with.
But after years stumbling around feeling confused, I actually started to see a difference. It took lots of trial and error — lots of embarrassing errors! — but I started connecting some dots. And once I did, dressing well suddenly seemed incredibly simple.
And guess what?
Once I connected the dots, I finally understood why nothing I tried ever seemed to work for me.
If you feel confused about fashion, or if you've been trying to dress well without any progress, I know how you feel. It's frustrating, but it's not your fault.
Nothing you try makes any difference because the nuggets of wisdom that you need are buried under a mountain of trivial bullshit that's not meant for you.
Fashion sites and magazines are aimed at guys who have been knee-deep into fashion since kindergarten. Instead of explaining how to dress well, they just give suggestions for fashionable people to keep their looks fresh and trendy.
They assume everyone knows what they know. They think that if you dress like a slob, that's a conscious decision. They think you just don't care — And while some guys actually don't , many others are smart enough to see the power of presenting yourself well. They just have no clue how to make an outfit work in their favor.
And if that's you... Well, you're out of luck, because all those tips are useless.
And it's those tips that kept me dressing sloppy for so long because they kept my focus on the wrong things.
Because most fashion sites and magazines are focused on men who are at a more advanced style-level than you, they rarely cover the information that would benefit YOU.
Imagine if your teacher skipped the lessons on adding and subtracting numbers and went straight into advanced math problems. Or imagine if your baseball coach never taught you how to swing a bat, but still expected you to hit a homerun.
Sounds unreasonable, right?
That's not how people learn new skills. You have to start at the beginning — with the basics. And that's exactly what Style Made Simple does.
It doesn't skip over anything. It starts at the beginning, focuses on what actually matters, and takes you through it one step at a time. It covers everything you'd need to know to start dressing sharper.
Every chapter will build on the ones that came before and takes you one step closer to full; understanding.
When you read the first chapters, you'll see how much sense everything makes. When you're halfway through, you'll see how easy dressing well can be.And when you finished the last chapter, you'll know everything you need to know to put sharp-looking outfits together.
You'll wish you found this guide years ago
"I can’t think of one topic you’d need to know as a beginner that Robert didn’t touch upon, which is great for you. You’ll get all the information you need, all in one package.
What I love most about the book is his coverage of the absolute basics. I’m talking about the stuff seasoned style guys sometimes forget about (myself included), simply because most of these things have become second nature.
Robert covers all this for you, so you’re guaranteed to not miss a beat when on that path of style improvement.”
"Robert’s a great guy, and he represents the style journey in a nutshell: someone who changed his personal style, and found that it changed the rest of his life for the better too! Now he’s helping other guys make the same transition with great advice focused on helping novices and men with no interest in the high-fashion industry upgrade their wardrobes."
First I want to say I wish I knew the stuff in your ebook 10-20 years ago. I have always wanted to dress ‘better’ but did not know how. Your book and blog gave very clear and simple directions and advice.
By far better than anything else that I found on the internet. Other sites spoke more in generalities or did not give specific steps or items to buy. I have never lacked for confidence but now that I am dressing better, I am even more confident in my interactions with others. And my wife likes the new look.
This guide is the result of years of research, experimentation and discovering what works and what doesn’t. Through my discoveries, I’ve helped hundreds of guys become better dressers. You can be next.
And You Don't Wanna Miss Out on These Extras...
Think you need a ton of clothes to look sharp? Well, think again, because this report proves that if you spend your money wisely, you don’t need to invest in a ton of clothes to build a solid wardrobe. It shows you through examples how to turn eight simple clothes into 20 different outfits.
Oh yeah, and two of the clothes mentioned are a pair of shoes and belt that don't get switched, so it's really only turning six clothes into 20 outfits.
This MP3 audio recording covers 14 of the most common rookie mistakes that guys make when they're trying to improve their style.
These mistakes will keep you from making any progress, no matter what you try. Are you making any of them?
What Readers Have Said About This Guide:
"Before I got your book, my everyday clothes hadn't changed 10 years out of high school. It was also terribly outdated. Some shirts I wore were over 5 yrs old. I knew that I had specific clothes that fit me well and looked nice but my wardrobe in general was weak. I also look younger so kids clothes weren't helping.
I used to think that you needed to be up to date and read Men's magazines to look nice. Now I know that to looking nice starts with the basics, it needs a solid foundation but guarantees a strong image as you complete your wardrobe.
The text and images make it very easy to digest. I think we can all relate to situations presented in this book. Its almost like having a private tutor instead of reading a book.
I got compliments right away. People at work, my girlfriend, parents and friends all said that I looked much better, cleaner and mature; and I'm barely at the basic wardrobe. It felt good to be complimented on my clothes when I'm usually criticized. I've told people that I'm reading this book and I have literally been congratulated by some."
"Wow.. Simply wow.
Firstly, I loved reading your book. I managed the first 2 action steps before I went against your advice and read the whole book through. You have a beautiful writing style. Very relaxed, conversation, simple but not simplistic. It was a very easy read.
Secondly, you completely fulfilled your objective of saving me years of research. I had just begun the search for style. I had started to copy and save images of what I liked and what styles I thought would work. I found your book relatively early in my quest for a better style and I know that it has saved me countless hours. Just for that and that alone I thank you.
Your book is broken down wonderfully. Each chapter is just the right length covering the essentials without information gaps. No chapter is wasted. Rarely do I find a book with such structure. Well done. It makes it easy to read and easy to go back to.
Within a month of implementing the suggestions in the book I started to get compliments. Without fail, every week since somebody tells me how sharp I’m looking. Better than that, I love the new look."
"Before buying this book I was a little lost with regards how I should dress. I had recently separated from my wife and as a 40 year old guy who was heading back out onto the dating scene, things were a little scary. I had gotten 'comfortable' (read that as lazy) both in my life and in the way I dressed. I lacked confidence and knowledge and after scouring the Internet for answers I came across the perfect tool to help me..
"What I liked about this book is that it is geared towards the complete novice. I had absolutely no idea where to start, but this book walks you though everything step by step in an easy simple to follow format.
This book has taken the mystery out of what to wear and helped me find what I really need, instead of what the clothing retailers say I should need. This book has taught me how simple items can change the way you look, but more importantly having those items fit correctly can dramatically change the way you look. This has not only helped me to dress and look better, but I now feel more confident and ready to face the world and I have now met a lovely lady who always comments that I look 'smart'."
"Before buying the book I was a T-Shirt and jeans guy who wanted to be something more. I wanted to feel more comfortable with how I looked and more in control of how I was presenting myself. I began buying clothes without much sense of what I was doing.
No one had ever talked to me about how to dress when I was growing up. I was afraid to dress nicely because I never really understood what that meant in an everyday sense. Shopping for clothes was a nightmare because I never knew what was "right" and what was "wrong" so I kept it as safe as possible.
The most important thing this book has done is it has helped me focus on the aspects of style that I wanted to use to express myself. The book helped me make those unfocused concepts concrete and gave me the tools and knowledge to begin to make that vision real.
I have begun buying just a few pieces at a time, and it just feels like that each new piece opens up a whole new world of possibilities, because now I know how to put these new items together with my existing wardrobe in new and satisfying ways.
So many men just have no clue how good it feels to be in control of how they look. It's a deeply satisfying experience. For the fist time in my life I enjoy trying to look my best. This book is the magic key that opens the door to a whole new world for men like me who have always wanted to dress better but were afraid to try."
"At first, I wasn't sure of the book's value but you sent some previews that peaked my interest. Now, I would recommend this book to every person who wants to look their best.
I like how each subsequent chapter builds upon the lessons just learned. It is well written, easy to follow and the inclusion of pictures and illustrations really helps one visualize what you are talking about.
Everything you need to know about style and looking your best is in this book. It's straight forward, simple to read, understand and put into practice. You will save yourself a lot of time and money by simply reading this book.
I wish this book was available a year ago. I would have saved myself a lot of time and money by simply reading this one book."
Today You Can Discover an Easy, Tested and Guaranteed Way to Upgrade Your Style
Avoid spending years experimenting while wasting hundreds of dollars on regrettable clothes (like I did) before you discover what actually works.
This guide offers everything you need to know to look your best and make powerful first impressions on everyone you meet.
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Follow the methods outlined in this guide and I guarantee you’ll develop a deep understanding of style and know how to look your best from here on out. But if you’re dissatisfied, just send me an e-mail, explain why you were dissatisfied, and you’ll get your money back — no questions asked.
"This book proved to be such a value. 200 pages of usable material, but you don’t need to digest it all at once. It does seem to lend itself to a specific style, but with a little imagination, you can use this guide to transform your look into whatever you want it to be.
I tend to be a bit of an information whore, but the action steps forced me to make a decision: Do nothing, learn a lot, and have essentially wasted money, or get off my butt, and get stuff done.
Although I wouldn’t say it has made me an expert, I’m now confident that I know enough to move forward and experiment without being afraid of wasting my all-too-limited money."
"I'm always concerned about being ripped off, but hey - nothing ventured, nothing gained. I figured if the book could keep me from making one bad purchase it would more than pay for itself. I also knew my clothes don't fit right, but wanted to know how they should fit before having them altered. Your book fit the bill exactly.
I'm concentrating on fit at present, just getting a few basics and getting them right. I like that you laid out what basics I need and that you show exactly how they should fit. I'm doing this for myself but I seem to be getting a lot more looks and smiles from the ladies!
"I love it! The book is exactly what I have been looking for. I'm 27 and currently working as a Software Developer in a place where I can actually wear whatever I want! Although I have received compliments on a few of my outfits over the past 7 years or so, my style has always needed an upgrade.
I have been reading various blogs online and sometimes turning to YouTube for advice on how to dress better. What I love about this book is that it's clear, concise, and direct. The tone of the book makes me feel like we're hanging out, and you're just trying to show me the ropes."
"Before reading your book, I was wearing graphic tee shirts and baggy, faded jeans almost on a daily basis. When I did "dress up" to go out or to church, I looked pretty good, but didn't understand color contrast or what real style really meant.
Now that I have started my new wardrobe and understand how clothes are supposed to fit and how different clothes and colors look best with other clothes, I look MUCH sharper and put together. I dress my age now instead of like a 20 year old or someone that just doesn't care or that just doesn't get it.
My new look not only makes me feel better about myself by making me feel smart and successful, but I get a lot of compliments from friends and co-workers, not to mention my wife. Strangers treat me like I am an important person, which I like to think I am, but now I show it by dressing more professional and successful. Most of the time now, it seems I am the best dressed man in the room."
"I think the major problem I had was I was still dressing like a 1st year varsity student. I felt, as a middle aged man, I could no longer dress like a teenager, but I had no idea where to start. Whether it was dinner with friends, a night on the town or a first date, I just had no clue of what looked good on me and no idea of how to get the look I wanted. Your book has made this so much clearer for me.
The thing that struck me was the way in which your book is written, it's very relaxed, nothing overwhelming about it. You know your target audience and you can relate to us. There's no judgement, you accept that most of your readers are awful dressers, but you don't shove it in our faces all the time, because you were once one of us :) It's logical, straight forward and approachable and that's what makes it a winner.
I really like how you've structured it. Each chapter takes you to the next level, and the Action Points are brilliant, it really keeps the reader involved in the process. It's kind of like a course you study at school or university, where you have Theory and Practicals. I think the photos and diagrams are invaluable as well, simple and getting the point across perfectly. No arrogant, pretentious models in ridiculous poses showing off the latest fashions, just well thought out simplistic images.
There is no other book out there quite like it, and it not only simplifies the concepts of style and dressing better for a fashion rookie like myself, but really gets me excited to try out all the tips in the book."
"I bought your e-book and it really is very informative. As a teacher myself, I can really appreciate how you broke it down and made it very easy for anyone to get the concepts. Thank you for all the effort.
I've always had a lot of hang-ups around looking the best I can, but I'm now in an environment that allows for it, so I want to start expressing myself more in my clothes. Thanks again for all the good work, keep it up!"
"I dressed like your typical "dad". Jeans too baggy with the classic "stonewashed" look. Pair them with athletic sneakers and a t-shirt and I was hot stuff :) I had no idea how foolish I looked. Color matching was like rocket science to me. All I knew was that khaki pants matched most things but that's about it. Sad situation indeed.
Now, I have no problem instantly knowing what matches and what doesn't.
And a friend commented on a new pair of dark denim that I bought and said, "you look nice!". I pressed them further and they said they had noticed I wasn't looking so much like the typical "dad" anymore. It made my day."
"I've had so much success from your book. Dressing well and knowing how to dress has changed my life. Kills the first impressions with girls. Most dudes don't know how to dress as you know of course. I stand out effortlessly now."
"I had been bored with my clothes and the way I dressed for some time. I didn’t think I dressed to badly but felt that something was lacking and had a wardrobe full of a lot of similar coloured clothes in the same style. Also many of the items I had I owned not only fitted poorly but I had had for years.
I am still working my way through the book and plan to make my time, going over it again and again. However two bits have stood out for me so far. Firstly the idea about getting the size just right which is something I have not paid too much attention too in the past. But more significantly for me was the notion of having a set of staple items of clothing in neutral colours and adding things to them. This is about where I am at the moment and am just starting to create outfits by adding a splash of colour. I am looking forward to trying this out and want to learn about colour matching, but am going to take my time as my confidence in this grows.
I love this book. It is written in a reader friendly manner with clear and simple tips and excellent advice, Robert presents these in an easy step by step approach that even I can follow. This book has given me the courage to try something new and the confidence to do something about it."
"I was a bit concerned the information inside the book would not be good enough or if it was not targeted to me enough given my situation being a general lack of any understanding of the basics of fashion. Some of the websites I had read articles on before buying the book had some information, but it was really not for someone like me, or it was just not comprehensive enough. This of course was not the case and instead I found the book was perfect for me and so was the information, it was just what I needed.
This guide is the result of years of research, experimentation and discovering what works and what doesn’t. Through my discoveries, I’ve helped hundreds of guys become better dressers. You can be next.
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