You need to know how to dress for every environment and occasion with the kind of style and taste that would set you apart from every other man in town.
This goes for everything from appropriate interview attire to how to dress for a first date and how to accessorise without going overboard. You need to own at least one decent suit and I’m not talking about a good hand me down. I’m talking about a suit you had tailor-fitted to the exact measurements of your body. Not the shoddy kind where the waist is perfect, but the arms are too big or the length of the jacket is too long and resembles that of the 40’s – you’re not a cast member of The Great Gatsby. Why not take it up a notch and own at least 3 or 4 suits in more than just black? Whatever you do, avoid colours like deep purple or mustard – you’re not Barney and you’re not a pimp – you’re a grown man that’s got his sh!t together. Look the part. Whether you are going to a wedding, a dinner, a work event or a funeral, you need to have at least one good suit. While you are at it, learn how to tie a regular tie, a bow tie and fold a pocket square.
If you don’t know how to tie your own shoelaces – there isn’t really any advice that I, or anyone else can give you to catch up - except perhaps, your mom. Hygiene should also be something that you’ve got under complete control – and this means more than just taking your daily shower. You should use appropriate toiletries, get a regular haircut and keep all body hair neat and under control at all times.