We’ve been speaking about lifestyle, fashion, status quo, living king-size, and the list goes on. But very few aim to become an alpha man. Sometimes, it isn’t about the six-packs, but about the aura and the attitude that we carry. It makes a considerable difference in who we are and how society perceives us. We often see film stars around the globe own that type of charisma.
One may think, “Why do they spend so much on luxury gadgets, designer wears, etc. when their career depends on a film’s success?” We do not have a justifiable answer to that. But let’s take the example of a person like me, who is neither a film star, sports star nor a celebrity. Is it necessary for us to have such luxury items on us? The answer is a big YES.
Having been a globetrotter, I observed that many foreigners from China to the US preferred my companionship over my seniors, colleagues, and team members, who were much younger than me. But it wasn’t my age, color, status, or religion that attracted them. There was something more to it. I felt both elated by the attention I received and curious to know the reason for my importance. During a formal conversation, the foreigners confirmed how they weren’t racists but wanted to walk with a presentable person. Their confession provided me the insight that we make people comfortable with how we present ourselves.
Let’s understand the five Ranking Habits for Grandeur Men.
THE GENTLEMAN BEHAVIOR: Be it any country, the first trait of an alpha male is to be a gentleman. But, how does one qualify as one? There isn’t one single definition, but self-respect and respecting others is definitely on the list. Unfortunately, we cannot learn it overnight. It comes with putting others’ interests before ours.
GADGETS: Mobile Phones, laptops, headphones, tablets, etc. should be costlier than the utility of the product. We can buy less expensive utilities and solve our purpose. Why is it necessary to spend more when we can opt for cheaper products that serve basic functions? It is not that the millionaires make unnecessary expenditures. The elite class prefers being specific about what they want than comparing prices. The amount of satisfaction that the consumer derives through personal branding and recognition in society is much higher than the price they pay for the product.
JEWELRY: Consider the history where kings used to wear jewelry. It differentiated the king from the others. Platinum, diamond, and precious stones are now acceptable for formal meetings. A bracelet, brooch, cufflinks, chains, precious stones, and watches are some such options men consider. Few Leaders in the UAE do not consider you of their status quo without a Rolex on your hand. High fliers wear cufflinks, bracelets, and even chains hooked to their blazers to official meetings. The growing market share of precious stones in platinum jewelry segments shows an increased buying behavior in men.
ACCESSORIES: Perfumes, designer clothes, shades, trench coats, boots, etc. fall in the category of men’s accessories. Particularly, sunglasses rock a man’s style quotient. The first impression is the best, and wearing the right perfume adds grace to a man’s presentation.
Men tend to focus more on the colors than the quality of clothes. It is always better to opt for designer clothes for better variants, fittings, and customizations, which together offer a unique look.
Last but not the least, shoes always reflect a man’s personality. They should be a perfect combination of color, condition, polish, and height.
LIFESTYLE: Luxury cars, penthouses, expensive stays, and the choice of sports make a person of a different league. Equestrian sports, golf, polo, etc. change the way a person thinks and sees the world. There is also a test called the CarTron, which matches a person’s personality to the best suitable cars.
A house plays a primary role in your journey of living life king size. People pay hefty premiums for penthouses despite delayed elevators owing to the privacy, contemporary living, and a bird’s eye view of the city that they offer. Didn’t kings also prefer staying on higher floors of a palace? An elevated view provides different perspectives and thought processes.
IS IT WORTH INVESTING ON LUXURY?
Yet again, there isn’t a single answer to this question. It is relative.
If you are in an industry such as modeling, acting, sales, etc. where physical presentation has an impact on people, what you wear matters. In my opinion, while it may be useful to live life king-size, one should be pragmatic in investing in the right items at the right time. Spend on luxury when it is inevitable or when it makes you happy.
Here’s wishing all the men a grandeur life and a happy festive season!