How do you look in the morning before you leave for work? Do you plan your work wardrobe for the week? Do you check the mirror before you head for the door? In the world in which we live, despite being judged by our actions, I believe that we are still first and foremost judged by our appearance.

I was lucky enough to go and see Tiger Woods play at the Australian Golf Open back in 2011. In my opinion he is one of the greatest golfers of our generation. As he arrived at the first tee I noted that Tiger was as impeccably dressed as ever. His golf speaks for itself, so why then does he need to dress so well? That is his image.

As I have said before, we are always judged by our image and how we dress. I have a good friend of mine who wears a suit to work and looks really smart, but his tie is never done up properly and it's always loose around the collar. Does that look smart? No! I always pull him up on it as the image he is giving out is that he is a bit sloppy and doesn't really care. He has made an effort to wear a suit, shirt and tie but has let himself down on one part, which then affects his whole image.

If you have been working in the same company for years and want to earn some respect, or want to grow within that company, you need to invest in your image. Plan your work wardrobe, check how you look before you leave for work, and match that shirt and tie properly. I promise you that

doing so will enhance your image at work

Question for you:

1) Have you ever bought a new outfit and someone at work has noticed? How did it make you feel?

2) Do you plan your wardrobe for the following week? If not, why not?

3) Do you think I am talking rubbish and in this age, image doesn't matter at work?

Author's Bio: 

Hiten Thakrar is the first person you'll see when visiting Sydney's Zantini Menswear shop. Best known as "H," he is passionate about providing quality menswear as well as exceptional service and advice regarding how to be the best dressed man you can be. Visit to receive "How to Look Great and Save Cash With Your Business Clothing," along with tips, tricks and some great menswear fashions.