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Want to manage a new project or move into a leadership role at work? Consider slipping into a suit — or at least more formal clothing. A recent study cited in The Atlantic finds that people who don formal business attire think differently than those dressed in jeans and flip-flops.

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“We usually think about how what we wear affects how other people perceive us, so the first interesting thing is that our clothing affects us as well,” writes Abraham Rutchick, an author of the paper and an associate professor of psychology at California State University, Northridge, via email.

Rutchick and his colleagues conducted six experiments where they looked at how clothing impacted how the wearers felt and thought. In four experiments, subjects reported how the clothing they wore made them feel; they then participated in a cognitive task. People who felt they were dressed more formally demonstrated an increased ability to think abstractly.

“Wearing formal clothing makes us feel more powerful, which brings with it a sense of more social distance from other people. Power and abstract processing have been repeated linked to one another in literature,” says Rutchick.

There’s little evidence in the literature about why power and abstract thinking are linked. Rutchick speculates that people who run businesses, for example, might need to think abstractly while employees who need to carry out the day-to-day work need to focus on the details.

“Keep in mind it’s not necessarily ‘better’ to think more abstractly. It means more broadly, creatively … but also in a less detail-oriented way,” he says.

In the other two studies, Rutchick asked students to bring two sets of clothes to a lab — a set to wear to class and a set to wear to a job interview. Interview attire varied greatly with women most often wearing dress pants and blouses and men wearing ties or full suits. The researchers randomly directed students to wear one set of clothing and participate in cognitive tests. Again the more formal the clothing, the more a person thought abstractly.

“The clothing we wear really can influence what we think and even the way we think,” says Josh Davis, author of the forthcoming book “Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done” and director of research and lead professor at NeuroLeadership Institute, who was not involved in the study. “It does lend some support to dress for success”

While Davis believes that the paper shows that an outfit can change a person’s thought process, he agrees with the authors that dress isn’t a magic bullet.

“It can do that. It doesn’t mean that it will do that,” he says.

Davis says there aren’t many studies on how clothing primes thought, but it is an emerging area of research. Interestingly, a 2012 study found that when people wear a white coat associated with doctor’s they pay more attention to detail.

Rutchcick also looked at whether formal wear became less powerful if people wore it regularly. No matter the frequency, wearing a suit fostered a particular way of thinking.

“Putting on a suit (even if habitual or routine) brings with it the adoption of a certain mindset,” he says.

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How to care for your custom suit

1.Generally speaking wool suits need little care. 2.Aside from gentle wrinkle removal – Use a hand steamer, slowly waving it across the fabric until you see the wrinkles fade away.. 3.Dry cleaning is a fairly harsh treatment using chemicals that diminish the feel of the fabric with each treatment. dry cleaning should only be done occasionally unless you have serious stains. 4.Stains! What to do? Buy a specialized stain remover such as afta and closely follow directions on the container. ALWAYS test the cleaner on a hidden part of the fabric to see how it reacts. 5.Ironing your suit, Be very careful, irons get very hot and it is easy to scorch the cloth. Back the iron off its hottest setting to avoid this. Use the steam setting that most irons have. Good Luck and email with any questions you have !

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What Is A Reasonable Price For A Custom Made Suit In NYC?

It is a very popular question for those in the hunt for a Custom Made or Bespoke Suit in NYC.

There is no sure fire answer. You will find a broad range of prices and quality on google search.

There are basically two types:

1.Hand cut and hand sewn(starting at $1695)

2.Machine cut and machine sewn(starting at $995)

Either choice should ALWAYS include a full canvas jacket and canvas waistband, NOT Fused.

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How to care for your Custom Suits in NYC

An often asked question: How and when should I dry clean my custom suit?

There’s a few answers to this query.

Generally as infrequently as possible, providing the suit does not smell badly. NYC can be rough on fine bespoke suits.

Dry cleaning is a process using assorted chemicals that degrade wools, linens ,cottons or cashmeres rather quickly.

Alternatively buy a hand steamer and pass it over the wrinkled areas several times, most of the wrinkles will fall out!

If there is a true stain that has penetrated the fabric and can not be dabbed off with a clean damp wash cloth, that is the time to have it professionally cleaned.

If you are handy with a steam iron, you can refresh the pants crease and press the larger areas, experiment at less than maximum temperature settings to avoid burning the cloth.

We recommend keeping cedar wood or a moth ball in your closet to fend off any moths!

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How To Care For Your Custom Bespoke Suit

This often asked question has many answers, We will try to explain fully.

In general Custom Bespoke Suits should be cleaned rarely, think along the line of once every 20 wearings.

Exceptions to the once every 20 wearings would be actual stains that cant be spot removed by you. Or a very sweaty day, which we have often here during our NYC summers.

Dry Cleaning fluid is based on formaldehyde which breaks down the fabric and robs it of its luxurious feel.

Excessive pressing will leave the fabric flat and or shiny, both undesirable.

Fabric composition plays very heavily in how rarely to clean your suit. Linens and Cottons need more pressing to get the wrinkles out but necessarily more cleaning. Wool is the most durable and easy to maintain and your best bet for most of your suits.

Buy a hand steamer! This will make your wardrobe fresher and save tons of $$ because you do need to have your dry cleaner steam your suits.

Use a spot remover such as Afta to take care of everyday stains.(follow instructions carefully)

GOOD LUCK!