This time last year … almost 12 months now, I was a keen follower of fashion. My wardrobe was made up of some of the best jeans money could buy. I only wore jeans, I’d always wear a long sleeve dress shirt and was starting to realise that a black dress shirt is amazing. I’d keep my eyes on the fashion rags and was always looking for another cool pair of jeans.

I believed, that I’d never, ever had to wear a suit.

Fast forward a year, I’ve now switched from jeans to suits … I’ve not brought a new pair of jeans in the past 12 months … Now, I find myself watching other suit wearers for something I might like … and I keep my eye on sales just cause I’m not prepared to spend £800 on one suit. I still read the same fashion rags, but I skip the jeans.

 So what changed? My career path changed.

I must say, what annoys me most about suits … is that the jacket is made up of the most material … yet it’s always the trousers that suffer the wear. And .. when the trousers are worn out .. you need to get a new suit!

Did this post have anything to do with career or work? Well yes it does … Always dress the best, always care for your suit (or jeans), always check yourself in the mirror before leaving the house …  because visual first impressions do count.

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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.