You only get one chance at a first impression, in fact, according to research you only have a tenth of a second. Well for some, this tenth of a second could be the difference between a new job or a life of poverty - that's where Sharp Dressed Man comes in.

The non-profit organization was founded in Baltimore in 2011, as a partnership between the Baltimore Fashion Alliance and the Living Classrooms Foundation, by Christopher Schafer and his son Seth. The goal of the group is to support men re-entering the workforce from prison or rehab. Schafer is a custom tailor in downtown Baltimore, who designs suits with a starting price tag of $3,000. The idea for 'Sharp Dressed Man' came to Schafer when he was looking for a way to dispose of his high-end suits his clients were no longer in need of. During the week he collects donations from clients and locals and then on Wednesday's men can come in for a free suit fitting, haircut, and hot meal.

As someone who battled with addiction himself, he knows the importance of receiving a second chance to make a new impression. "I really think that the biggest thing, though, is a guy gets treated with respect. And some of these guys have not been. They have not treated themselves with respect, nor have been treated with respect," he told PBS.

Over the years Sharp Dressed Man has established connections with dozens of job agencies, instituted a referral process and is now looking to expand. Unfortunately, in 2016, their building caught on fire. The company has managed to stay in business thanks to donations, however, they soon hope to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm in order to carry on their mission.

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incoherent screaming 1 year ago

He looks like a college professor but a fun one

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SykesDaMan 1 year ago

He looks good in both!

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Jo Smith 1 year ago

But why did he cut his hair? The curly hair is lovely!

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Aussie Stace 1 year ago

The life of class fits him

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LOttawa 1 year ago

Looking chic :)

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Mika N 1 year ago

The after outfit seems to still suit his personality well, more than some other afters in the list.

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Nancy Jeckells 1 year ago

love his smile! you look great !

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Aussie Stace 1 year ago

He looks like a nice guy

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Coco 1 year ago

nonono, he was way better in the first one.

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Abe 1 year ago

IS IT ME, OR DOES HE GROW A FEW INCHES

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cwa92464 1 year ago

rocks it regardless

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Camilo Rivero 1 year ago

That pose tho

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SandaPanda 1 year ago

He looks like a nice man! Would hire 10/10

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Laura Ford-Everett 1 year ago

Amazing! That smile!

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Abe 1 year ago

DAMN SON

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April DyAnne 1 year ago

He needs a more taylored suit and something much more edgy to match his tattoos.

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Rhon 1 year ago

Very stylish

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Aunt Messy 1 year ago

He looks great, but he needs to lose the facial hair.

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Daria B 1 year ago

The pose and expression is so same it's impressive. It feels like those dress up games.

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Nicole Rosandich 1 year ago

This guy is going places. Watch out world!

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Daria B 1 year ago

He looks like he can read your thoughts.

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Clare Bond 1 year ago

Boom !!!

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Aunt Messy 1 year ago

Now THAT'S a nice beard.

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

Looks very professional, earpiece and all!

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

He looks like he wants to change the world!

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Laura Ford-Everett 1 year ago

Looks Humble

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Lola 1 year ago

Looks better without the suit. Maybe a different suit.

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

Looks like someone who wants to use his resources to change the world. Love the smile!

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Nicole 1 year ago

That smile! :)

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Nicole Rosandich 1 year ago

Another man with a great smile.

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Rhon 1 year ago

Oh this gorgeous man was born to wear a suit!!

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

Looks like an honest politician

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Abigail Kreiss 1 year ago

Nice smile

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Rebekah 1 year ago

Handsome.

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Megan O'Neill 1 year ago

both pictures look nice :)

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Sheila Gaylord 1 year ago

Handsome man in both photos.

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

I like this one, but having his vest and bow tie the same color bothers me. I like his smile though!

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Nicole 1 year ago

I like the hoodie and jeans better.

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

He looks good!

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

I love his hair! He looks sharp!

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Rachael Marrast 1 year ago

His smile got bigger in the suit. Seems to me like he likes it.

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Unicornlover 1 year ago

I love his smile!! He look so happy!!

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Rich Auntie Skeleton 1 year ago

Grandda?

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Mama Panda 1 year ago

Nice look but I think I would have tidied up the beard a bit.

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Rhon 1 year ago

From janitor to professor!

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Dani R.Silva 1 year ago

Looks great!

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Sori 1 year ago

the smiles on these guys are making me smile back!

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

More professional!

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

I like his hair

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

Looks like a professor or museum curator. Looks sharp and wise!

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Abigail Kreiss 1 year ago

His coat is too big!

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

He looks good! He rocks the Goatee

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Better keep the glasses

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Nicole Rosandich 1 year ago

That smile adds so much as well!

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

Love his smile!

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Danni from Oz 1 year ago

Dress me how you want but I’m keepin the beanie!

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Night Owl 1 year ago

You can leeeeave your hat ooon (sorry)

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Kenneth Stykket 1 year ago

You'd be great as the bad guy in the next season of Luke Cage

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Unicornlover 1 year ago

Love his smile

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Unicornlover 1 year ago

Another amazing smile

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Roxy Hebb 1 year ago

Nice.

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Miss Cris 1 year ago

I like very much the first one, very stylish!!!

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Bert-Jan van Slooten 1 year ago

All I am wondering is whether anyone has seen his stapler?

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

I like the first one better, he looks more comfortable. In the second he seems to be trying to look extra, plus his hair changed oddly.

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Mama Panda 1 year ago

Love the tie!!!

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Ben Smith 1 year ago

That suit fits like garbage

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Mama Panda 1 year ago

Smile!

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Jo Smith 1 year ago

Exact same facial expression! Someone has been practicing!

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SnowyLynx 1 year ago

I think that he prefers jeans and a button-down shirt + sweater.

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Little letitia 1 year ago

That suit is really badly fitted!

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Faramir10 1 year ago

Needs a haircut.

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