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 4 months ago

He looks like a college professor but a fun one

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SykesDaMan 4 months ago

He looks good in both!

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Jo Smith 4 months ago

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

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Aussie Stace 4 months ago

The life of class fits him

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LOttawa 4 months ago

Looking chic :)

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Mika N 4 months 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 4 months ago

love his smile! you look great !

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Aussie Stace 4 months ago

He looks like a nice guy

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Coco 4 months ago

nonono, he was way better in the first one.

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Abe 4 months ago

IS IT ME, OR DOES HE GROW A FEW INCHES

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cwa92464 4 months ago

rocks it regardless

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Camilo Rivero 4 months ago

That pose tho

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SandaPanda 4 months ago

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

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Laura Ford-Everett 4 months ago

Amazing! That smile!

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Abe 4 months ago

DAMN SON

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April DyAnne 4 months ago

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

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Rhon 4 months ago

Very stylish

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Aunt Messy 4 months ago

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

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Daria B 4 months ago

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

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Nicole Rosandich 4 months ago

This guy is going places. Watch out world!

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Daria B 4 months ago

He looks like he can read your thoughts.

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Clare Bond 4 months ago

Boom !!!

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Aunt Messy 4 months ago

Now THAT'S a nice beard.

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

Looks very professional, earpiece and all!

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

He looks like he wants to change the world!

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Laura Ford-Everett 4 months ago

Looks Humble

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Lola 4 months ago

Looks better without the suit. Maybe a different suit.

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

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

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Nicole 4 months ago

That smile! :)

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Nicole Rosandich 4 months ago

Another man with a great smile.

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Rhon 4 months ago

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

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

Looks like an honest politician

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Abigail Kreiss 4 months ago

Nice smile

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Rebekah 4 months ago

Handsome.

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Megan O'Neill 4 months ago

both pictures look nice :)

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Sheila Gaylord 4 months ago

Handsome man in both photos.

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SnowyLynx 4 months 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 4 months ago

I like the hoodie and jeans better.

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

He looks good!

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

I love his hair! He looks sharp!

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Rachael Marrast 4 months ago

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

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Unicornlover 4 months ago

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

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Rich Auntie Skeleton 4 months ago

Grandda?

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Mama Panda 4 months ago

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

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Rhon 4 months ago

From janitor to professor!

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Dani R.Silva 4 months ago

Looks great!

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Sori 4 months ago

the smiles on these guys are making me smile back!

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

More professional!

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

I like his hair

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

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

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Abigail Kreiss 4 months ago

His coat is too big!

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

He looks good! He rocks the Goatee

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Better keep the glasses

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Nicole Rosandich 4 months ago

That smile adds so much as well!

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

Love his smile!

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Danni from Oz 4 months ago

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

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Night Owl 4 months ago

You can leeeeave your hat ooon (sorry)

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Kenneth Stykket 4 months ago

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

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Unicornlover 4 months ago

Love his smile

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Unicornlover 4 months ago

Another amazing smile

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Roxy Hebb 4 months ago

Nice.

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Miss Cris 4 months ago

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

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Bert-Jan van Slooten 4 months ago

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

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SnowyLynx 4 months 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 4 months ago

Love the tie!!!

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Ben Smith 4 months ago

That suit fits like garbage

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Mama Panda 4 months ago

Smile!

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Jo Smith 4 months ago

Exact same facial expression! Someone has been practicing!

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SnowyLynx 4 months ago

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

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Little letitia 4 months ago

That suit is really badly fitted!

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Faramir10 4 months ago

Needs a haircut.

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