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 before their job interviews.

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 who 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 helping others in need and positively changing lives.

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incoherent screaming
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2 years ago

He looks like a college professor but a fun one

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Danni from Oz
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2 years ago

So dapper! You’re hired!!

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2 years ago

He looked like james halliday before

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Aussie Stace
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2 years ago

The life of class fits him

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LOttawa
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2 years ago

Looking chic :)

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Danni from Oz
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2 years ago

I like the first one better

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Nancy Jeckells
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2 years ago

love his smile! you look great !

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Aussie Stace
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2 years ago

He looks like a nice guy

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Abe
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2 years ago

SMARTER

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Abe
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2 years ago

IS IT ME, OR DOES HE GROW A FEW INCHES

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Abe
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2 years ago

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HE LOOKS LIKE NELSON MADELA

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Camilo Rivero
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2 years ago

That pose tho

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Steelz
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2 years ago

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Looks like he got converted from Islam to Christianity. lol

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Laura Ford-Everett
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2 years ago

Amazing! That smile!

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Abe
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2 years ago

DAMN SON

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Ben Smith
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2 years ago

Sorry, neck tattoos and suits don't go together

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CV
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2 years ago

Johney Sinn, is that you?

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Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

I can see that he is already on the right foot with a great attitude.

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Daria B
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2 years ago

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

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Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

This guy is going places. Watch out world!

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Daria B
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2 years ago

He looks like he can read your thoughts.

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Clare Bond
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2 years ago

Boom !!!

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Now THAT'S a nice beard.

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Stefie Boop
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2 years ago

<3

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Michael Famigletti
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Laura Ford-Everett
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2 years ago

Looks Humble

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Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

what a great smile!

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

Can someone explain the tie dangling around his neck on the left photo? With a T-shirt?

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Abe
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2 years ago

WOW, HE SHRUNK PRETTY FAST

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Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

Another man with a great smile.

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Rhon
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2 years ago

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

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Rhon
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2 years ago

Looks great!

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Abigail Kreiss
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2 years ago

Nice smile

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Handsome.

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Megan O'Neill
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2 years ago

both pictures look nice :)

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